Sunset Cove

4.7
58 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Sunset Cove Middle Rivers Original Beach Bar features premier water front dining where you can enjoy freshly prepared comfort foods and other Maryland classics. Full bar service is also available, as well as live music and other entertainment.



The menu at Sunset Cove presents an assortment of fresh seafood and grilled favorites. Burgers and sandwiches are also available, like the traditional char-grilled burger and shrimp salad sandwich. Entrées include Glazed Teriyaki Salmon, Crab Cake Entree, Lemon Garlic Scallops and much more. The bar at Sunset Cove serves up a variety of great drinks to go along with your meal, including signature mojitos and cocktails like the upside down pineapple.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • 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 58 people are saying
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MelP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious, location was lovely we sat right next to the water. Always a good time at Sun Set Cove.

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SenoraAurora
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The server was friendly and provided good service and the crab cakes were delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The place is nicely remodeled, looks great inside. The food has gotten much better. The food used to be typical bar food but the menu has gotten better and a little more upscale.

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JanaS
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Service was excellent!!!! Food was delicious, I've never enjoyed green beans so much in my life lol I was definitely impressed.

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DavidF
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me & My wife Love it all year around but the summer time out door dining is excellent looking out at the water and live band 👌🏾

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SeanH
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service and food was quick and good, cove fries lacked crab dip, however jerk chicken quesadilla was best food I've had in a while. Shrimp tacos were also really good, and snickers hot chocolate was a neat mixed drink. Wish they put us by the water front window but still a good view 9/10

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KathyS
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

First time here. Prices were reasonable and service was good. It was a little chilly (we had to eat with our coats on) because we were seated near the doors that go up and it was really cold outside. Wasn't crowded at all which was a little surprising. We will be back.

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BrendaP
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food is always good. Crabby nachos are the best around.

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vipHenry
Baltimore
48 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and service at this awesome beach bar. Karala our server provide very good service.

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ElaineT
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

When we arrived I mentioned my reservation to the upstairs hostess and she looked at me like I had two heads. Made a strange face...
My friends arrived shortly after me went to the downstairs hostess who pulled up the reservation on her computer...said great...and sat my friends.
Meanwhile I was upstairs at a table waiting for my friends to arrive. Thirty minutes later they saw me, I got my ice tea and met them on the beach.
After that everything went fine.

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BaltimoreGirl
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time on the beach enjoying our meals and the beautiful ambiance.

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KeonK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and great price and service.

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Britt2808
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Been waiting to attend this place because its been booked. It was good, but we chose the wrong day to go. They were out of a lot items due to the truck not coming in yet so everything I tried to order, I couldn't. Plus the frozen drink machine was down. However, the food and atmosphere was great!

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vipHenry
Baltimore
48 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food while sitting on their beach

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away right next to the water. Service food and ambiance were great

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Aldy
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Will never go back. Horrible service. Horrible food

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awesome
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere - our waiter was Mike and he was OUTSTANDING - we never had to ask for anything. He was right on top of it for service. The weather was awesome and they even added an extra umbrella when the sun came out brightly.

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viplarry
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was excellent, with a a nice relaxed atmosphere

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Mainster
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service, and what a view! Try the fried green tomatoes as an entre (they're topped with jumbo lump crab in a sherry cream sauce). Will be a frequent diner here!

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Kristen
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2014
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My husband and I always enjoy dinner at Sunset Cove. We can't wait to go back in the summer with our children and sit on the beach. It is a beautiful atmosphere and lots of fun.

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DennisH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

try the sunset nachos, enough for your entire meal. excellent crab cakes. great view of the water. parking lot in need of major repairs, do not bring your clean car or wear good shoes.

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great
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2014
Overall5food5service2ambience2

Food was great. Service was lacking

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food and service is first class. Awesome presentation of meals on the plate. Prices are great.

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Live2dine25
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sunset cove nestled in Bowley's Quarters is an amazing restaurant. In the warm months there is a waterside tiki bar and outdoor dining with amazing views. There is a good reason it is named sunset cove. The food never disappoints and the service is always good even when the place is packed. Whether by boat or car, sunset cove is a great dining experience.

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vipSaint
Baltimore
61 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2013
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Very casual. Better for summer/spring dining. Use Asian crabmeat which is a real bummer for me.

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SusanH
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had not been to Sunset Cove since it re-opened under new ownership/name. Enjoyed our dinner very much. Quantity of food huge---took home leftovers. Very good !

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Manchester610
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2013
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I have been there twice now, and the first time was pretty good. I ordered the same thing and was a little disappointed with the portion and how salty the food was, very close to being inedible. I will take my daughter there again and try something different.

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Bdill
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had been told for years to try the place out. We had moved to Bowleys Quarters almost 3 years ago. Excellent fast service and the food is top notch. Reasonable prices. Attractive interior and a fun exterior. Its like having one of those restaurants you only eat it at on vacation right here in SE Baltimore county.

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Darkman
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2013
Overall3food4service5ambience2

If you are looking for a quiet dinner, this is not the place for you. If you know that going in, this is an way above average location to eat and have fun. My wife and I will eat here again.

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Fluffy
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were welcomed and escorted in on a rainy afternoon. Our waitress was pleasant and attentive, as was the manager/owner. We were delighted with the menu and our choices and had to take some food home. We look forward to our next visit. Love the place. The first reaction of one of us was, "It's like being in Key West!" For us, it doesn't get any better than that!

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vipAero1
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2013
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Was travelling in the Baltimore area and SC was recommended by a co-worker. Food was OK (steak was fair, seafood was good). I rated the service as fair (the receptionist was inhospitable while the server was fine). Heck, they didn't even give me credit for the open table points and we spent close to $200 on the dinner. It is really a place for outdoor dining in the Summer since it is near the water.

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BrandiL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were hoping to dine outside but it was raining so we were set up in the bar area. The food was great and the service was too. That night the music in the bar was pretty loud so if you are looking for a romantic spot ask to be seated away from the bar.

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Klb217
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful lunch at sunset cove. The food was very good. The service was quick and friendly. We are planning on going back. The view was nice . You can sit on the deck or go down to the beach area. We love being near the water.

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misspickie
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place, good food, attentive staff...good specials on game days....feels like a mini vacation with the beach and water..we had a child with food allergies and the staff worked with us to fix him something yummy to eat.. Palm trees sway and there are lovely gardens everywhere...beautiful !! We all had a great time...very clean...and parking attendants to help you. Something for everyone and to fit every budget....

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BeePres
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2013
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We celebrated my birthday at Sunset last Saturday, and we definitely enjoyed ourselves. We started with dinner, and although not a huge menu, the food we ordered was good. After dinner we made our way to the beach bar. It was nice having enough room to dance and have our whole group, about 12 of us, in one area without bumping into anyone else. The drinks were great. My drink of choice for the night was the Sunset Crush! DJ kept us going with a nice mix of music. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2013
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Made the reservation on line through Open Table three days in advance but when I got to the restuarant they did not have my reservation. We then had to wait about 30 minutes to be seated.

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mikep
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good and service was also very good.

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ragsailor
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience5

we arrived and were immediately seated . food is bar type food but is really good. great atmosphere on the water.

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Karen
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2013
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place to meet up with friends for drinks and dinner.

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Ifuliketowait4ever
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2013
Overall2food3service1ambience3

For a place with a sweet view, decent restaurant setup, they really try to ruin the experience with atrocious, disengaged service. We went here the other night for my wife's birthday. First we tried to sit at a table on the beach but no server came over for 15 minutes. So then we went inside. Waited again. Then we get this waitress with zero personality and couldn't care less about our experience. Very frustrating. Ever moreso since the previous time here was just as annoying. If the food wasn't halfway decent, the sun would really set on this "business".

FAQs

Sunset Cove offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 630-2031.

Sunset Cove is rated 4.7 stars by 58 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.