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Rod 'N' Reel

4165 Mears Ave, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732-5116
+1 410-257-2735
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good27%
  • Average23%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible8%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“seafood” (38 reviews)
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4165 Mears Ave, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732-5116
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I went with family and friends for lunch. The food was quite underwhelming. The roll for my oyster po-boy was stale and thick - indelible. The kettle chips, which were rec'd by our server tasted like they were fried in old oil. My girlfriend's flatbread...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Seafood was good, but the service really poor. We were there with friends from Europe, and it was embarrassing. The waiter had sweat and stains on his shirt and he wasn't all that congenial. It seemed like the food was thrown at us, without care...More

Thank Trail-Dawg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great view of Chesapeake Bay, good food. Gambling is the thing. Restaurant is very nice. You pay for the view

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, nice view of the bay, lots of seafood options. Probably the best restaurant in the area. Highly recommended. Service was a bit slow, but overall a great place to eat.

Thank LaDonna S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my husband there for a surprise date night out fathers day. He was pleased, we are at rod an rill , for dinner an drinks walk on the board walk played some slots.

Thank 774clarissay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent brunch buffet on Sunday morning! Fabulous service from all the staff. Very reasonable cost.

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We asked a local to name the best seafood restaurant in the area. She said "Rod 'N' Reel" and then qualified her answer by saying that there was a rumor that a good seafood place was opening soon. Her qualification was spot on. Chesapeake Beach...More

Thank Watsson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

6/25/17 We stayed at the Resort there. Only reason we went got a $3 off coupon to Sunday $17.99 breakfast buffet. The older lady said would get a table for 2 in just a minute but didn't bother to get my name. All of a...More

1  Thank Lili G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was very slow and our waiter was below average. The quality of the food for the price was awful. The fried shrimp left a lot to be desired. This was my second time to this resturant and will be my last. My mom...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I read earlier reviews about slow service but didn't give it much thought. Well, it's 100% true. Totally not the fault of the servers. They were given a lot of tables and were doing the best they could. Because of a large party we waited...More

1  Thank Donna U
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7 November 2016|
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Response from W S | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you contact the restaurant regarding, their New Year Day Sunday brunch schedule. Please post what you find out.
29 September 2016|
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Response from Fleishum | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure though I would reach out to them directly. I would think they would be prepared for this type of question.
24 February 2016|
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Response from Scott G | Reviewed this property |
My wife are considering attending the same dinner. We were told their murder mystery dinners were lots of fun. You're paying not only for dinner but for the entertainment. So, to me $85 a person is not out of the ball park... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
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08:00 - 02:00
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08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4165 Mears Ave, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732-5116
    (MD Rt. 261)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Calvert County  >  Chesapeake Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 410-257-2735
  • E-mail
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