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Boatyard Bar & Grill named Baltimore Sun 2019 Critic's Choice for Best Crab Cake

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The Boatyard Bar & Grill is the winner in  The Baltimore Sun Critic's Choice for “Best Crab Cake“.......The six ounce orbs (don’t call them patties) of jumbo lump crab bring patrons streaming, by land and sea, to Boatyard Bar & Grill…”  That is huge for us - Baltimore is very particular about their crab cakes, and rightly so with a number of excellent offerings in the city.  

We attribute our All Killer, No Filler crab cakes to amazing Executive Chef George Betz.  A Baltimore native, George knows crab cakes and guards his secret recipe carefully.  Over 79,000 crab cakes were served at the Boatyard last year - and we ship them nationwide through Goldbelly. 

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Boatyard Bar & Grill featured in Washingtonian's Amazing Summer Day Trips

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Boatyard Bar & Grill featured in Washingtonian's Amazing Summer Day Trips to the Eastern Shore and Annapolis.

An easy day trip, Annapolis offers colorful possiblities for sightseeing, great food and water views.    Internationally acclaimed as Best Sailors Bar, the Boatyard has been described as  "....a nautical cheers"  and falls under Washingtonian's Where to Catch a Buzz in this article.  We also have the famous "All Killer, No Filler crab cakes and the freshest local seafood specials around.  Come see us this summer!

  https://www.washingtonian.com/2019/05/17/amazing-summer-day-trips-eastern-shore-annapolis/

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Final Results for Boatyard Bar & Grill 18th Annual Rockfish Tournament

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We like to keep things fresh and lively here at the Boatyard and the 18th Annual Boatyard Bar & Grill Opening Day Rockfish Tournament was no exception!  With winds gusting up to 30 on Saturday, our illustrious judges led by Joe Evans, (his daytime job is editor of Chespeake Bay Magazine)  deemed it prudent to add an additional day to fish on Sunday to offset Saturday's potentially hazardous weather.  With the option to fish one or both days, an occurrence only experienced once before in the history of the event, anglers boldly ventured out to enjoy what they love.

 

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Boatyard Bar & Grill #1 Shell Recycler in Annapolis area

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The Boatyard Bar & Grill is the #1 Shell Recycler in the Annapolis area!

 

819 bushels of beautiful oysters....that's about 409,500 oysters eaten at the Boatyard in 2018.

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18th Annual Boatyard Bar & Grill Opening Day Rockfish Tournament

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18th Annual Boatyard Bar & Grill Opening Day Rockfish Tournament - April 20, 2019  

Boatyard Rockfish Tournament Sponsors 2019

 

Opening Day for Maryland's beloved rockfish season is much anticipated by local anglers and so is the Annual Boatyard Bar & Grill Catch & Release Rockfish Tournament!  Known for its fun and relaxed vibe, this annual Spring tournament returns for its 18th year on April 20, 2019.

As a charity event, not only are the anglers doing what they love, their participaton benefits the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Coastal Conservation Association Maryland and the Annapolis Police Department Youth Fishing Camp.

The 18th Annual Rockfish Opening Day Catch & Release Tournament is possible because of our amazing sponsors, with Anglers Sports Center leading the way as the title sponsor since the tournament's inception in 2001. 

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The Boatyard Bar & Grill Legendary March Events

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 IRISH NIGHT
(aka Up the Republic and MRE Night)

March 12, 2019

Kicking off soon-to-be Spring with legendary events at the Boatyard, Irish Night jubilantly returns to celebrate all things Irish!


The Honorable John P. Barry presides over a delightful evening of lively Irish music and song, with highlights to include the infamous end-of-night conga line.   Featuring the local Oyster Boys with Kevin Brooks, joined by talented guests Seamus Kennedy and Danny Costello and others.

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Boatyard Bar & Grill Angler Nights Return

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Back by popular demand and sponsored by Chesapeake Bay Magazine and CCA Maryland, Angler Nights return to the Boatyard Bar & Grill!  Swapping tales of fish fought, dynamic escapes and monumental catches, anglers and friends parlay up on the last Tuesday in January, February and March for good grog and grub with an entertaining movie.  Each passing year those fish stories take on Moby Dick proportions and keep the staff smiling for weeks! 

January 29 - Back Bay

An award-winning short film about the legendary Back Bay bass fishing inside the Outer Banks of Virginia and the efforts to recover the glory days.  Features Cory Routh, Lefty Kreh, Walt Cary........

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Capital Gazette reviews the Boatyard Bar & Grill

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Capital Gazette reviews the Boatyard Bar & Grill - 

Dining Out:  Just another local at the Boatyard Bar & Grill

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.

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Boatyard scores Best Crab Cake, Best Raw Bar, Best Sailors Bar

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Boatyard Bar & Grill scores the trifecta:

Best Crab Cake
Best Raw Bar
Best Sailors Bar
in What's Up Best of Annapolis 2018

 

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!

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Boatyard Bar & Grill featured in What's Up Dining: The Taste

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Recently What's Up Magazine's Rita Calvert came by the Boatyard for a visit and in the process, wrangled the recipe for Chef George's version of the classic Antoine's Stuffed Oysters Rockefeller.

Dining The Taste
Boatyard Bar & Grill

By Rita Calvert, Photography by Tony Lewis, Jr.
June 2018

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.

 

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Boatyard Bar & Grill Straws are Compostable

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In keeping with the Boatyard's commitment to a healthier environment, our straws are 100% plant based and completely compostable......since 2014!

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?

Voted Best Raw Bar by What's Up Best of Annapolis 2018, we sell a whole lot oysters here at the Boatyard.

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SPECIAL OFFER! ORDER BOATYARD All Killer, No Filler CRAB CAKES ONLINE

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SPECIAL OFFER! ORDER All Killer, No Filler BOATYARD CRAB CAKES ONLINE 

$20 OFF ANY ORDER OF $50 OR MORE (excludes shipping)

ORDER JUNE 23 AND 24, 2018 ONLY!  order as often as you like on those 2 days and schedule for shipping up to 90 days out

Use code: FIREWORKS20

CLICK HERE TO SHOP NOW!

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Tribute to Lefty Kreh - Boatyard Angler Night March 27

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Tribute to Lefty Kreh at the last Boatyard Angler Night March 27th

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
Buck-A-Shuck Oysters
1/2 price bottled wine with an entree
Chef George's Every Tuesday's Chicken Pot Pie Special

Film at 7:00pm

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17th Annual Boatyard Bar & Grill Opening Day Rockfish Tournament

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The 17th Annual Boatyard Bar & Grill Opening Day Catch & Release Rockfish Tournament - April 21, 2018

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.

 

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The Boatyard is one of the 10 Most Famous Sailor's Bars in the World!

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SailUniverse has named the Boatyard as one of the 10 Most Famous Sailors Bars in the World.

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.

Boatyard bar & grill named one of the 10 most Famous Sailors Bars in the World by SailUniverse.

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Wow! Buck-a-Shuck Sundays are back!

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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.

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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........

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Online Crab Cakes Special Give-a-Gift, Get-a-Gift

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Shop online for Boatyard Crab Cakes, Soup and Dip - Give someone a gift and get one too!

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!

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Watch the Boatyard and t2p.tv's Eastport 21403 in full

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The MRE documentary Eastport 21403  had its debut at the Annapolis Film Festival, followed by an exclusive, red carpet screening at the Boatyard, then aired on Maryland Public Television.

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.

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Eastport 21403 on Maryland Public Television

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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".

Click here to watch the trailer

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Cooking Channel's Cheap Eats features Boatyard's all killer, no filler crab cakes

Ali Kahn from Cooking Channel's Cheap Eats in Maryland to taste Boatyard Bar & Grill's amazing crab cakes

 Cheap Eats' Ali Kahn talks stuff about the Boatyard all killer, no filler crab cakes!

The Vitals:
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

 

 

 

 

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Baltimores Best Crab Cakes 2019 critics pick Boatyard Bar Grill

The Boatyard Bar & Grill has been chosen to be The Baltimore Sun Critic's Pick Winner for Best Crab Cake

....... "The six ounce orbs (don’t call them patties) of jumbo lump crab bring patrons streaming, by land and sea, to Boatyard Bar & Grill"
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Boatyard Best Crab Cakes Best American 2019 Whats Up

 * Best Crab Cake * Best American*

  • 10 Most Famous Sailors Bars in the World (Sail Universe, 2018)   A must-go-to in Maryland, this bar and restaurants is one of the most authentic ones in the world and a perfect spot to get to know some expert and enthusiastic sailors from the Chesapeake Bay.

 

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