The Boatyard Bar and Grill is another one of those places that everyone seems to know about. From the outside it looks like the classic dockside bar that has been there since before the town was built around it. Signs depict sailing locations around the world, and the outside deck is full of happy customers.
Our amazing All Killer, No Filler crab cakes, fresh-from-the-Bay oysters, and laid back sailing bar are recognized by What's Up Best of Annapolis for 2018.
Thank you to all our supporters near and far!
Dining The Taste
Boatyard Bar & Grill
By Rita Calvert, Photography by Tony Lewis, Jr.
If you sit down and have a friendly chat with Dick Franyo, owner of the Boatyard, you will learn a lot. If you sit down with executive chef, George Bentz (ed. correct spelling Betz) you will laugh a lot. Luckily, I got to experience learning and laughter during two different conversations with first, Dick and then chef George.
Veteran Compost began composting our food waste in 2013 (now that is an incredible process!). Not long after, Justen let us know that the beautiful Boatyard red straws were getting into the scraps and messing with the machinery. Turning tail on our environmental pledge was not an option so we sourced a completely compostable green one. Companies are increasingly leaning toward more eco-friendly products and fortunately the price has come way down, allowing smaller venues to participate too. It's kind of cool that every step in the right direction creates a ripple of positive change!
Not wanting a straw with your beverage? Please let our servers know! We are happy to comply.
What else do we do?
It is with a sad heart that we say farewell to a marvelous man and a dear friend - we are honored for the opportunity to celebrate his remarkable life. Please join us at the final Angler Night to toast Lefty by sharing classic movie clips, a moving Tom Brokaw tribute and an episode or two of Buccaneers & Bones.
Join us in Lefty's salute, presented by Chesapeake Bay Magazine and CCA MD at the Boatyard.
Happy Hour 5:00-7:00pm
1/2 price bottled wine with an entree
Chef George's Every Tuesday's Chicken Pot Pie Special
Film at 7:00pm
Whether the fish are evasive or biting like mad, whether the weather is perfect or white-cap rough, anglers and guests alike agree - participating in the Boatyard's Annual Spring Tournament is really a lot of FUN, and we hope you will think so too! Generous prizes await the lucky winners.
In line with the Boatyard's commitment to a healthy Chesapeake Bay, this is a charity event with proceeds going to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Coastal Conservation Association Maryland and the Annapolis Police Department Youth Fishing Camp.
When owner Dick Franyo envisioned the Boatyard Bar & Grill, he saw it as a place where the casual sailor or Kiwi pro, avid boater or yacht owner, boat mechanic, fisherfolk and general lovers of the Chesapeake lifestyle would sit at the bar casually chatting up the last regatta or sharing briny tales of the big one that got away.
The Boatyard's famous Sunday Buck-a-Shuck oysters have returned! Local grown Patty's Fatty's for just a buck an oyster - freshly delivered to our door by Wild Country Seafood. Pat Mahoney, owner and one of the last authentic Eastport-Annapolis watermen, personally braves all Chesapeake Bay weather to be sure we have the best oysters around! Our fabulously fresh raw bar offerings also include clams, oysters and of course, oyster shooters.
If you were wondering what happens to the tens of thousands of oysters the Boatyard serves each year, we work with the incredible Oyster Recovery Partnership to ensure a healthy oyster population and environmentally sound Chesapeake Bay........
Make the most of this once-a-year special, starts midnight October 20 and ends November 5, 2017. Our amazing All Killer, No Filler crab cakes are terrific gifts, for yourself too. Make entertaining oh so simple with the same freshly made crab dishes that our restaurant customers love. Ships fresh to your door, ready to cook - never frozen! Order here!
Now it is available for your viewing pleasure in its entirety anytime - meet the characters, feel the energy, reflect on the history revolving around the creation of the Maritime Republic of Eastport! Enjoy the best darn original film in Eastport, produced by the Boatyard Bar & Grill and t2p.tv.
Produced by the Boatyard and filmed by t2p.tv, Eastport 21403 airs on Maryland Public Television on Sunday, September 17 at 4:30pm.
Since 1868, Eastport had been an independent small town on a peninsula, connected by a bridge to the City of Annapolis. Even when annexed by Annapolis in 1951, it never lost its own character, later described as charm. In 1998, when the City of Annapolis closed the bridge for repairs without any notice to the Eastport residents, long-standing resentment boiled over into a "tongue and cheek" revolution and the Maritime Republic of Eastport was born. "Eastport 21403" is a short film that takes you on the journey of their "revolution" and through what Eastport has evolved into today. What started out as simply a way to drum up attention for local Eastport businesses turned into a forum for Eastport's unique kind of lifestyle: "We like it this Way".
the spot: Boatyard Bar and Grill 112A Annapolis St. Annapolis MD 21401
the eats: Crab Cake Sandwich
the bucks: $15.99
the full nelson: all killer and no filler. an absolute beast of a crab cake sandwich
SouthernLiving.com, July 2017 by Julia Rutland
Boatyard Bar & Grill -
On the corner of Severn Avenue and Fourth Street in Annapolis, the Boatyard Bar & Grill is just a few blocks from the water in the historic neighborhood of Eastport. Walking up the planked ramp and into the spacious restaurant, you might feel as if you’ve just strolled into a maritime museum. Photographs, paintings, and trophies cover the walls from floor to rafters. Look closely and you’ll even see singer-songwriter Jack Johnson’s autographed surfboard hanging from the beams. This gathering spot for local sailors and visitors alike keeps fresh Chesapeake Bay seafood prominent on the menu and maintains a loyal following for the Best Crab Cake Sandwich You’ll Ever Eat. The generous crab cake is rounded high with jumbo lump crab that appears to defy gravity. Chef George Betz’s secret recipe involves gently folding the crab in a rich sauce that helps hold everything together. The crab cake is broiled to a light golden brown and served on a tender brioche roll. A lemony house-made tartar sauce is included on the side and makes a great dipper for the fries that come with it. Don’t fret if you can’t satisfy your craving with a visit to the restaurant— the Boatyard ships crab cakes nationwide from its online store. boatyardbarandgrill.com
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