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River Watch Restaurant

207 Nanticoke Rd, Essex, MD 21221-1532
+1 410-687-1422
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible23%
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“seafood” (4 reviews)
“burger” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, International, Delicatessen
$$ - $$$
207 Nanticoke Rd, Essex, MD 21221-1532
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will love the place ,we like to go on the weekends ,because they have some really great bands from the past .Good food good music friendly people ,even people that don't live here stop by on their boats . Its great to meet people...More

Thank peache04191955
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Went out for my mother in laws birthday to riverwatch was a patron here over many summers, now my family and friends will never go back. Food is ok but it's a bar so ya know ur not expecting the best food in the world...More

Thank Jon C
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Here's another Maryland restaurant known of the seafood...if you own a restaurant in that state, very good seafood is a necessity...you can't fool the locals...especially nice during warmer weather, but they're open year round

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Tonight I order the seafood dish that had shrimp, mussels, clams, and potatoes. The shrimp were a good size, but the mussels, and clams were very tiny. 5 of my mussels were closed, so I went to ask my waiters to take it back, and...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

A nice variety of food watching the sunset on the water. The crab cakes were fabulous! The Mason Dixon crab soup is a must try! When we return to Essex, we will visit this place for sure!

Thank Sylvia M
Reviewed 12 August 2017

I would say this is the place you would like to go if you like the water boating in the afternoon or on the weekend music and dancing

Thank jamesfB1276SJ
Reviewed 1 August 2017

The River Watch is tucked away in a quite residential area alongside several marinas. The bar on the deck has a pleasing waterfront atmosphere along the Middle River. The pricing for the Happy Hour and regular menu is quite reasonable. Hospitable staff under a long-time...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Wanted to charges $20 for parking! The guy was so rude... to have dinner. The food was okay won't be back.

1  Thank Lora B
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

People come here for the waterfront atmosphere. I would definitely not come for the food. Shrimp stuffed with crab was essentially stuffed with the barely there crab dip. The stuffed mushroom caps were not terrible. The buffalo chicken bites were passable bar fare. The crab...More

Thank DivaTJ
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We went for Mother's Day yesterday. The parking was a bit tight, but overall the location was easy to get to. The limited menu looked great but the food was terrible. The $14 crab dip was more like soup served with chopped up dollar store...More

Thank raewalkins
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 Nanticoke Rd, Essex, MD 21221-1532
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 410-687-1422
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