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McGarvey's Saloon and Oyster Bar

8 Market Space, Annapolis, MD 21401-1804
+1 410-263-5700
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (83 reviews)
“crab dip” (38 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
8 Market Space, Annapolis, MD 21401-1804
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for lunch on recommendation. Small old Irish bar. Great character. Crab cake sandwich was fantastic. 2 small tables outside. Wish they had more. A little hidden not as touristy.

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This very ambient restaurant has been an Annapolis institution for decades. Long, beautiful antique wood bar. Brass and wood decorations. Great food and ambience.

Thank murph243
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

McGarvey's has been a favorite of mine since 1992, consistently delivering great food and service, until this year. Apparently coinciding with an ownership change, I've seen the food quality go down. A couple of months ago I ate here and had a mediocre experience, but...More

Thank DCskippy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place was perfect for a post-Naval Academy snack and drink. We had the crab balls and calamari, with a beer for me and a wine for my mom. Harry, our waiter, was excellent!

Thank Krkinva
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

6 old girl friends were visiting Annapolis for the day & chose McGarvey's for lunch. Everyone got crab cakes, after all we were on the bay! Everyone was very satisfied, portion was adequate , service good, crab cakes were excellent. When you get 6 women...More

Thank Sheilafrasher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although MicGarvey's is located near the city docks and would appear to be a tourist trap, in fact, it is a local favorite. The food is consistently good (better than most bar food) and the the name of the place fits the ambiance. I've visited...More

Thank Cookiebob
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I'm not sure where the crab was but it appeared to have abandoned ship before it got to us because I was hard pressed to find ANY hint of crab meat in this app. False advertising all the way. This was a very high priced...More

Thank Charon2010
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Our hotel bellman recommended this spot for lunch, and we loved it. Try the crab cakes and oysters, they're great!

Thank Gooseview
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The bar scene is populated by a lot of locals and the sailing/boating community. Nice environment. Food is typical pub fare. Oyster bar is a draw. Chili is good when it is hot. Very good crab dip.

Thank paulasM5702HA
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Much larger than it looks from the outside!! Great place to go to after a pro lacrosse game as the team hangs out there!! Lots of area to catch up and have some fun!

Thank Christina N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
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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