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Hemingway's Restaurant - Bay Bridge Marina

4.5
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618 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Located on the Chesapeake Bay at the base of the Bay Bridge, Hemingway's is the perfect place to enjoy breathtaking views, gorgeous sunsets and the freshest local seafood. General Manager: Stephanie Dudding sdudding@hemingwaysbaybridge.com (410) 604-0999

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 618 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the Rockfish Reuben!!!

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vipJohnM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Met my sister and her husband here, with my wife, cause it’s halfway between our homes. It was a beautiful day on the Bay, the server - Drew? - was excellent and the views from the top deck were outstanding. Two bald eagles flying around 200 meters from our table added to the perfect experience.

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jack
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We always love coming to Hemmingways. Although it is an hour ride for us, we always enjoy

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RosieT
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding dinner. No complaints. I will geturn back

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JohnA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

View was great. Some food was great some over cooked. Service was lacking.

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ErwinF
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Great food and location.
We wanted to sit outside but they were not very helpful (they didn't offer to open the patio's umbrellas nor allow us to switch locations once sited).
The food was excellent and our waitress was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall4food1service3ambience4

Incredible views and building. I wanted to love the food so much but the crab soup was ice cold and the chili naan crab dip was also cold and it was pita bread not naan. I didn’t feel comfortable trying the entrees because of the first courses so we just watched the view and went home. I wanted to love it. The ambience is incredible.

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Veriangel
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The food was delicious but a tad pricy. The server didn’t know the menu (which is limited but lush with seafood options) and wasn’t super attentive. We did feel safe with everyone spread out and wearing masks. Wonderful view and lots of outdoor seating and photo ops.

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vipTERIL
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, views and drinks

Hemingway's Restaurant - Bay Bridge Marina
Responded on August 26, 2020

Thank you so much for the kind review!

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Scott4
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! The manager, Niki was exceptional!!

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JoyM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ridiculous rules about groups dining together. You can inside but not outside??? Makes zero sense!
Chris was a great server!

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PfromMD
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time out since the pandemic started, had a great meal, great time. Suggestion-figure out a way to keep the heat of the sun from impacting the room temp in the late afternoon, or raise the AC in the dining room. Waiter was great, can't remember his name but he was wearing a mask with a face on it.

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Tammy
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food was incredible. Beautiful and peaceful location on the waterfront.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Beautiful resturant, good staff, but the food was bad. The seared tuna was so water logged and the creme brulee was more pudding then a thick creamy texture.

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Mamanye
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jason was great! Very attentive to our needs. The food was fabulous -- as always!

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TomC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want the true Kent Island experience, come to Hemingways!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Valentines Day

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vipRalph
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. Menu provided many great choices to choose from.

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HollyS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

I was not impressed with the food. The soup was watery with very little crab and the rockfish was dry with very little sauce. I will not be returning to this restaurant in the future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic experience, sunset dinner with fabulous views of the Chesapeake Bay. Service was attentive and top notch, food was flavorful and delicious!

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vipKellyC27
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for lunch on a Saturday and it was very quiet. We got a table next to the window with a beautiful view. Service was quick and our food was delicious!

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AlexP
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will go again . Very good in all seasons! The atmosphere was great, food delicios and the views fantastic, we were fortunate to see a glorious sunset.

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jisaac
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Not entire comfortable for disabled people. Outside elevator initially go stuck going to dining floor. Bathroom was fine for accessibility

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vipArthurE
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I couldn’t eat the chicken on the Caesar salad-it was nothing but grizzle and the dressing didn’t seem like a Caesar dressing. The meatloaf my daughter in law had apparently wasn’t tasty either. We won’t be back until summer...

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Lydell
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dec 14th Sat evening, around 6pm. No sunset views this late, but views of the lights of the bridges. A lot of reflection keeps you from just looking out into the night, but you can see serenity outdoors. A light crowd for what was a rainy, cool day. Low key but comfortable. We will love to be back before sunset to see what is an incredible view of the Chesapeake Bay looking west.

Our service was very attentive, food selections right up my alley because of so many offerings. Our selected foods were as described, tasted very good and looked great.
We will definitely visit again soon to explore other meal selections. No desserts attempted since we were definitely satiated after our selections.

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JeremyB
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We went for the Thanksgiving meal. Seafood was very good but the scallops and crab cakes could be just as good elsewhere. Turkey was dry, stringbeans were overdone and mushy. Service was great, food came out faster than we could eat. Ambience was great. I'm making the food sound worse than it was. Good place to impress a date.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Thanksgiving, 1/2 full, limited menu and service was still so-so. They ran out of prime rib, right as I was placing my order for it, of course, at 5pm. Cross off one offerring for the night. Then our entrees were delayed up tp one hour waiting for a new batch of mashed potatoes. Really? You're going to stop all the works over measly mashed potatoes. They forgot the cranberry sauce for my turkey entree, after they decided to deliver it without my mashed potatoes. Ever hear of Keystone cops? This was it. By the time they got their act together, we decided just to take it to go. No sense continuing with the misery of bad service and management. They did take $20 off the tab for the wine without me asking, so they were aware of their own problem. Unfortunately, this is just par for the course for the restaurant.

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MaryJaneO
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience5

We've always wanted to dine at the restaurant with the great views of the Bay. I'm sorry to say we were very disappointed by their Thanksgiving dinner. The food was not worth the almost $40 per person charge. The appetizers, salad, and dessert were delicious but the main courses were very unsatisfactory. The vegetables were mushy and overcooked. The rockfish was mushy and lacked flavor, the fish on the grilled platter looked and tasted boiled vs broiled. If you put the crab and on top of the fish, it was edible. There were no rolls. Service was also very slow. It took forever to get refills on our water. I had always heard the food was delicious so we were very surprised at Thanksgiving. I think if the restaurant continues to open on this holiday, they should stick to their traditional menu.

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DavidM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there for Thanksgiving Dinner and it was good food, service and views. I was very pleased as a vegetarian they made an entree for me when they did not have one on their menu and it was good- my companions rock fish and turkey and enjoyed it -recommended

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vipFoodie
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic menu- with something for every taste. Crab soups have chunks of lump crab in them. Brioche rolls on burgers are heavenly. Great quality and killer views. We love this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food perfect setting breathtaking view! Perfect place to be able to talk and get to know someone💙

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StephenQ
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very quiet evenong, only 14 customers including our four members. Food was good, service was good... but prices were high for the content and had a somewhat limited menu. II had pasta and seafood in a rich cream sauce for $32. Serving size was less than two cups.. but was filling. Other entres included a soft shell crab sandwich, a crab cake sandwich, and one other sandwich. In my opinion, all were at the high end of average pricing.

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vipJoAnnM
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

There was a very large party that was very loud and it was impossible to talk to the person I was eating with at the table.

That made the experience stressful and not relaxing.

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RobertH
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, great service and a memorable view. Requested a table with a window view upon making reservations and they came through. Only possible negative was that is was a tad noisy (patrons).

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SusanL
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

I would recommend Hemingway’s for the food and the ambiance. However, the service left much to be desired. My husband and I were greeted by a waitress who clearly had no interest in providing a pleasurable dining experience. Her cold indifference did not go unnoticed. In addition, I overheard another waitress rudely chastise the receptionist by saying, “if you have time to stand around, you have time to clear tables”. This said much to me about the total lack of teamwork training and basic respect for co-workers. Management needs to step up their game and get a better handle on delivering an enjoyable dining experience for all customers, all the time.

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vipGloriaM
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunset on the deck, with great friends it was perfect !

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Anniversary
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Beautiful atmosphere. Friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Beautiful sunset. Service fair. Food good

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vipFoodlove
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

The only good thing about this restaurant is the location. Food is overpriced and over-salted. The service was awful. A diner had spilled some water on the table, we had to track down the waitress and ask for assistance. She flopped down a stack of paper napkins and walked away. A 20% tip was already added for having 7 people at the table, which was not deserved. Would not recommend.

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vipMooMucho
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Server was helpful with suggestions and description of the dishes. Food is consistently good and view is unbeatable!

FAQs

Hemingway's Restaurant - Bay Bridge Marina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 604-0999.

Hemingway's Restaurant - Bay Bridge Marina is rated 4.5 stars by 618 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.