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McGarvey's Saloon and Oyster Bar

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8 Market Space, Annapolis, MD 21401-1804
+1 410-263-5700
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11:30 - 01:00
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Sun 10:00 - 01:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved McGarvey's, but it has gone to the dogs. We were there for a little oysters and ale, but they changed the menu. You use to get a dozen oysters for $6.00, now they are a $1 an oyster (which sucks). So we ordered fish and chips and they arrived soggy on one side and hard on the other.... More 

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Ellicott City,USA/Epsom, Surrey
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped into McGarvey's today, Sat afternoon, place busy but not packed. After 10 minutes without site of a server, one of the managers came by to take our drink order. Brought the drinks back--still no sign of our sever! He took our food order, too. Grilled chicken sandwich was tough as if microwaved. Tasteless. The fish and chips was... More 

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Michigan
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224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Strolling around the Harbor we found this place and it was a good choice. Had a brat sub and BLT -- both hit the spot. We sat on the street and watch the people stroll around the Harbor area. The sandwiches gave us more energy to complete our day. Our server was wonderful--very helpful. Restrooms were clean. Good choice I... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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278 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fried cod and the fried calamari are the best we've had. The crab cake sandwich was a bit of a disappointment -- but it's the first I've ever had, so I may have had unrealistic expectations. The portion was very large, and it was reasonably tasty, but I thought it had relatively little crab flavor -- as if maybe... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever we travel to Annapolis, this is one place we love to visit. The food and drinks are really great. If you like raw oysters and clams, they have very fresh seafood. The only food I would not recommend is the fish and chips. The fish was frozen and then deep fried (to be expected) but had a strange taste.... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a lovely lunch at McGarvey's! We are outside and our server was spot on. He was efficient and never forgot us. The crab dip and bread was wonderful. My Maryland vegetable crab soup was very tasty even though it would probably be better with more crab meat. But the crab cake sandwich was over the top. The husband... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Historic place - It was worth the trip to see the dedication to the Navy and flight. The food was good, but cost $150 for an average lunch (and not much alcohol). Food was good but not outstanding.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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433 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No April fool's, there were tiny grey wriggling creatures left in the shell when we finished. The manager comped us a shot of vodka for psychological help, but even though they are not considered harmful, it influenced our opinion about the general cleanliness of the place. Potatoes over cooked and the greenery looked about a week old. Service also disinterested.... More 

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Audubon, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best crab cake I have ever had. Oysters were large but not chewy. Here for lunch. Highly recommend! Great service.

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Richmond
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was ok. The service was slow but friendly. The atmosphere is nice but the only draw for this restaurant is it's location.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 01:00
Thursday
11:30 - 01:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Market Space, Annapolis, MD 21401-1804
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 410-263-5700

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?