Blackwall Hitch - Annapolis

4.3
1691 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We can't wait for you to dine with us at Blackwall Hitch Annapolis!

A dining experience blending the area’s finest in tastes & talents, Blackwall Hitch is a coastally inspired concept that creates a local connection. Here you’ll find seasonally driven and locally sourced food and spirits, great local music and the area’s friendliest staff and patrons. With each visit as you take in the local flavor, we guarantee you’ll be hooked in no time. Get hooked on the flavor.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1691 people are saying
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4.4
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NicoleM
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this visit was spectacular! First impression - Host Chris was funny, engaging, and made us feel welcome. Seating - upstairs patio was serene, peaceful, and inviting. Service - Christen was amazing. Food - DELICIOUS! Will definitely be visiting again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Server was only decent:

She didn’t know wines, she didn’t have a menu for Scotch and she couldn’t definitively answer of the crab cakes were Maryland blue crabs vs imported crabs.

Based on the food prices, I think she should have been more knowledgeable. As a wine drinker and scotch drinker, I want to see a menu of the selections. Not, “I them pretty well, what are you looking for? “

She was a good server, just not knowledgeable about the food and drink on the menu. Houstons, Ruth’s Chris, Fleming’s, Chart House, all would have servers who know the their menus.

The food was good, the rooftop deck and the cool breeze were fantastic.

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RachelleJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

was treating fiancee for early fathers day. he wanted a jazz brunch, so it was perfect. had great atmosphere..food was great..music was a little weird..live band & other music on surround sound..wish it was all live, but overall we both enjoyed ourselves..we will definitely go back.

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Frequentfoodie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I had a great time

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NorthCC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We sat outside under the tent and the breeze was lovely. There were a couple of families there with loud children, but it wasn't too bad. My only complaint was that I had ordered 1/2 dozen oysters and never received them. The waiter came back well after we were finished and asked us if everything was okay, told him that we didn't get the oysters and apologized and said "This certainly isn't the kind of service I like to give, my deepest apologies." If he had stopped by the table after we had received our order, we probably would have received the oysters. I'd recommend for a night out or a brunch, very nice place. A little pricey, but, not too over the top. Staff was friendly. Everything was clean and neat. I'd go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

This was the second time we had been to Blackwell Hitch. Our first experience was outstanding - 5 stars across the board - a couple of months ago. This visit was less impressive. Most glaring was our oyster experience. Keep in mind these are $6 to &8 oysters. We got two pairs of different oyster experiences. My wife got a (very) bad oyster - happens. We told our waitress who readily replaced it with a new one. However, it was not the same as we ordered - that I had had. We mentioned that and the manager came to our table and after clarifying, realized that my oyster had not been prepared correctly. Just complete confusion. Glad we didn’t order the dozen at $96. Drinks were served wrong, the waitress forgot our dessert. Not a great showing. Will we return? Yes, someday in hopes we return to the se restaurant we visited a few months ago

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vipMarcus
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

26th Wedding Anniversary

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DaveW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Food was flavored well. Service was very poor from our server. Not sure if this was an individual short coming or a structural issue at this resturant.

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Eastportdiner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience5

We ordered a dozen Bluepoint oysters that did not taste like Bluepoint oysters and two of them I had to spit out discreetly in my napkin because they were bad. Our server, who was very nice and attentive, unfortunately spilled a beer on our table, appetizer, and a member of our party. Several people quickly came over to help clean it up. Of course they replaced the beer but there was no offer to comp anything. I was a little surprised when I got the check because it’s an upscale restaurant. My main course of crab carbonara was dry and disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for brunch with a friend and it was great. The food was great as well as the drinks. I will definitely go back

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MelvinI
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service did not meet expectations. We had to inform our hostess that we had not been acknowledged by wait staff after waiting for over 15 minutes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! The food was delicious and the service was awesome! We are definitely going back soon!

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vipSusa
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

I would have given the experience higher marks, except our waiter's attitude. Food was really good. Executive chef dropped by the table; a nice touch. We got to sit outside. All good, except the waiter could not accommodate simple requests for a virgin mojito or iced coffee -- when the regular version of both were on the menu (leave out alcohol? add ice?) The place was not busy. We also were told the chicken wings were gluten-friendly, until they arrived at the table and we were informed they had "a dusting of flour." But we will be back -- for the food and ambiance and, we hope, a different waiter.

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vipDante
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

My best friend and I were celebrating her birthday.

We arrived 30 minutes early and informed Emory(excuse spelling if incorrect) that we noted outdoors seating. She was very rude and abrupt in cutting me off. I asked if we could wait for an open seat she then cuts me off again and said if you choose but seating won’t open up it’s first come first serve.

I think it would have been better received if she was kind. This is my second encounter with a rude hostess from Blackwall Hitch and I made sure to get this young ladies name this go around.

Not sure if it’s because I am a brown women and I make her uncomfortable or if they are just young and not properly trained but each time the hostess has been rude.

Our waitress was nervous not sure if it was her first day but she checked on the white couple that was dining behind us frequently and was rather nervous when it came to assisting us.

Another waitress was much more outgoing and friendly and made sure we were okay.

The manager I’m assuming thats who he was came to check on us as well he didn’t introduce hisself as a manager so again I’m assuming.

I did not mention any of the above experience to anyone I wanted to see how the evening would play out.

Needless to say the food was great the staff on the other hand...

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AlGun
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent, however one of the dishes was not prepared correctly, to the their credit when it was pointed out, the meal was credited.

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TracyW
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall it was a pleasant experience and the staff were very accommodating. My takeaway — I guess post pandemic all the dish portion sizes are to the letter. However, we pay for it as the pricing isn’t aligned with whats o the plate. For example, an appetizer of 6 wings was $15. Normally you would get at least 8 or even 10.

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vipCDub
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We had the Brussels sprouts, calamari, fettuccini, and southwest salad. Brussels are AMAZING. Fettuccini was terrible - the pasta was thick and stuck together. I got salmon instead of chicken and it was super fishy. Fortunately, our awesome waitress understood and switched it out w another dish. The drinks were amazing! Overall, we had a good time and now know not to order the pasta.

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RyTy
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Food was amazing. Brent was an excellent server who made the best recommendations

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Max was an excellent server. He was very attentive and made sure our table enjoyed our time. Well done Maxwell!

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MargaretY
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My friend and I had lunch prior to the Blue Angels flyover. The only negative is that it took a while to be acknowledged and seated, even though the restaurant was not at all busy. Once seated, the service was good and very friendly. Food was excellent. We were able to sit on the rooftop and enjoy the beautiful city.

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JenniferB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I brought my son for a reservation at 8 it wasn’t crowded table and place looked great. Seated quickly. We were greeted and drink order taken. Once server came. A tall blonde long curly hair was our waitress she was nice but seemed “out of it “. My son said she looked and seemed “high”. She forgot that we ordered appetizers like only a few min after asking us. Then we asked her and another waitress for a Diet Coke that never came. I ordered an expensive filet which was delicious but the mashed potatoes and broccoli were not hot. It was still tasty. We had a neighbor table pay for our bill which was so nice. Another waiter came to tell us ( my son is at naval academy and was in his uniform). We wanted to order dessert but no one ever came back to check on us. It was odd. I went o hostess station to be sure our waitress was given a tip. Just an odd experience. We will still return. Because I’ve always had great experiences at the Gambrills location

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ReviewReal
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Crab cake was very good and always love the truffle fries. Homemade pasta was not so good. I know pasta is tough to get right but the rigatoni was more like a dumpling. Could have used a good minute or so more in the water. Vetri in Philly has the best I’ve ever tasted. The chef could use a trip up there to learn what it’s supposed to be like. Overall a great experience, just stay away from the pasta.

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NAK1
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waitstaff was engaging and provided the right amount of attention. Food was very good. The Smith Island cake we had for dessert was one of the best!

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vipTDE526
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We were very disappointed, party of three. Our food was luke warm not hot. Although they opened at 11am, they did not seem ready for a 11:30am reservation. Our coffee got cold while waiting for silverware and extra cream. We had to wait on the bread that came with no butter and by the time they bought the butter the bread was cold. I have been for brunch and things were better. Maybe it was just an off day. I would try them again but would not be comfortable recommending them to anyone else.

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JC43
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Large parking lot, nice bathrooms, server was attentive (perhaps should have written down orders to ensure accuracy), food was good nothing extraordinary.

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vipAline
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Super good drinks but main dishes were average

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RichardE
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spread for brunch. Ate upstairs on the roof. Enjoyed everything about the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was exceptional! Just wish the portion was more! Service was excellent! Brent was awesome.