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The Hobbit Restaurant

4.8
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1526 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
**CLOSED FOR SEASON. WILL REOPEN APRIL, 8TH 2020** An absolute escape from Ocean City. A place to indulge in inventive American cuisine and mouthwatering seafood while overlooking one of the most picturesque views you have ever laid eyes on. If you're looking to simply come in for some appetizers and a few cocktails our bartenders make great company at the bar that maintains the same breathtaking views. So next time you're wondering where to go to enjoy an exceptional meal, stop by The Hobbit and step into a classy, sleak, but most importantly comfortable world of dining excellence. We are located in the bottom floor of the Rivendell Condominium at 81st on the Bay and we offer our full menu daily beginning at 5 p.m.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1526 people are saying
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vipWilliamK
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been going to The Hobbit for years. Have never been disappointed. Garvey has made excellent use of outdoor seating.
This visit we had Vlad as our server. He remembered us from prior visits last year, although he wasn’t then our server. Excellent training by staff.
This is THE fine dining restaurant in Ocean City!

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WayneD
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Dining was extremely loud with new COVID restrictions. Noise seemed to be bouncing off of newly installed plastic barriers. Could not hold a conversation in a normal voice. Service and food were both good!!

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JenniferR
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambience was all outstanding! We go to MD every year and make sure The Hobbit is one of our restaurants we visit!

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vipWineguy
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal with great service and a bayside view. Highly recommend you try it!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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ElizabethG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I have been going to Ocean City for years, and we were looking for a nice date night location and found The Hobbit. He is a huge LOTR fan, so we just had to go! I loved the little LOTR details in the restaurant. The food and drinks were fantastic, but THAT VIEW of the bay was immaculate since we had a sunset reservation. I ordered the special for the day (filet mignon tail with blue cheese, onions, fried oysters), and the serving was more than enough. I highly recommend The Hobbit for a nicer dinner than most restaurants in OC, you won’t be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was perfect. Calamari, scallops, crab cakes, filet, and even the desserts were so amazing. Easily one of the best meals I ever had.

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vipOldHomestead
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding and well worth the visit. Service and food was perfect. Will certainly visit again!!

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vipKathyP
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Vlad was awesome and food was delicious. We also appreciated the gracious handling of a slip up with our menus.

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LawrenceP
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

have been to the Hobbit before once again excellent food and service . Due to Covid 19 outdoor seating left the ambiance less than ideal.

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MatT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All courses were excellent, portions were very good, service was great. The only minor downside was outdoor seating in parking lot which was only due to Covid-19 restrictions.

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DonM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. View is amazing
Would recommend sitting inside.
Very windy sitting in parking area.

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adamK
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never being at this restaurant before I went off of other peoples feed back stating this place had amazing food. Even with Covid playing a huge part in how restaurants can handle guests the Hobbit had a very safe atmosphere with everyone wearing masks, dividers at booths and still maintaining a great upscale feel. The food was phenomenal, server was polite and professional, i don't normally give straight 5 stars but i could not find anything to critique. Thanks again for a perfect Anniversary dinner, we will return.

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vipShaksmom
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed our dining experience at The Hobbit. They actually created a pretty nice dining atmosphere in the parking lot with strings of lights and actual dining furniture (upholstered chairs!). Kudos to management for making the best of the Covid situation!

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vipAnthonyC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal and service. Recommend.

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Scott
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Celebration

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vipSunset
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hobbit has excelled in their handling of Covid. Two hand sanitizer stations and all staff in masks. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. The food was wonderful. We will be back soon.

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vipWendyT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. The view is beautiful!

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NWright
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Hobbit is one of my families favorite restaurants in Ocean City. As frequent dinners at The Hobbit, we always have a wonderful time. The exquisite food, beautiful view, clean and calm atmosphere, and attentive and kind staff makeS for a perfect experience. Thank you The Hobbit team!

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Lostx
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wonderful service and a captivating view, you can’t find a better fine dining restaurant in all of Ocean City!

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vipDizzyD
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bday dinner was the best! So recommend !!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food. Great view from dining room.

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vipLisaB
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very nice place, beautiful views, good food. It was a solid meal though halibut special was a little salty and braised pork was a little under seasoned/bland. Waiters and staff were very courteous but waiter not very consultative or engaging, which is not to say he did anything wrong, just not as personable as we prefer. Nice menu as well with many choices my date and both would like so it was difficult to choose. We’d definitely go back and recommend. Thanks!

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DeborahE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We opted to dine outside which meant the undercover drive way entrance to the Hobbit. The area was decorated with "fairy lights and white linen. With these being challenging times for the restaurant business, I say The Hobbit did a great job. It was quite breezy the evening we dined. I would suggested a sweater! Otherwise, we had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at the restaurant celebrating our anniversary. The service and food were fantastic and it was a great location with amazing views of the sunset. We will definitely be back when we return to Ocean City!

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stephenies
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing. All of the little lord of the rings pictures and paintings were a nice touch without being too much

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vipcmarks
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was s consistently delicious and never disappoints. From appetizer to entree (halibut special outstanding) to dessert-chocolate bottom coconut cream pie. Just amazing.

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viprichardr
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent. That’s why they are still going strong for nearly half a century

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vipKennethV
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful evening - did great job making things special despite the Covid-19 precautions

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous! Thank you for making our anniversary so special :)

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vipforensics
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The sun can be brutal if you are on the wrong side of the table. Take your sunglasses.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous setting and wonderful food. Greeters were a bit crabby but wait staff was friendly and great service. Best Moscow mule ever! Definitely recommend.

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NicoleZ
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We vacationed with our 4 children and wanted a fancy little date night for just parents. The food, views, and service was outstanding. Don’t miss the shecrab soup! Delicious 😋 we also ended up getting a second order of lollipop lamb chops once we tasted how good they were. Definitely a treat all way round!

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DavidS
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience and everything was timed perfectly, especially because I was eating alone this timing was amazing

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vipLesC
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. I had a crabcake which was one of the best I have ever had. The food is outstanding and the view is beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was excellent. Staff was courteous and efficient. Timing of meal was perfect. Atmosphere was quiet and attractive. The view was beautiful.

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Jacquie
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food. Returned within a few days after first visit because we were so delighted with ambience, service and tasty food.

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vipTerpfan2300
Baltimore
46 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view, atmosphere, drinks, mahi and veal dishes were fantastic, service by Chris excellent.

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SuzK
Poconos
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, the food was delicious as always, they buy local fresh produce as much as possible & it really makes a difference on how your food taste. we visit this restaurant ever year for vacation.

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vipNJJIM
Philadelphia
109 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were thrilled that The Hobbit had reopened with indoor dining and we were able to watch the beautiful sunset from our table. Our cocktails were delicious and they ranged from the Hobbit Sunset, Porch Pounder, Bubbles & Berries, Polish Dirty Thoughts to the Peach Blossom Cosmo. The Blackened Sirloin Tail over dirty rice with green beans was excellent, steak grilled to perfection. The Veal Pistachio was a hit, well prepared and attractively plated. Our server, Alex D, was almost as excited as we were that The Hobbit was open, his meal suggestions and service was timely and attentive. We never felt rushed and when leaving, we felt very appreciated. the first of several visits in 2020.

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The Hobbit Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1526 OpenTable diners.

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