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Pirates Cove Restaurant

4817 Riverside Dr, Galesville, MD 20765-3105
+1 410-867-2300
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
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“crab imperial” (16 reviews)
“seafood” (18 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
4817 Riverside Dr, Galesville, MD 20765-3105
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Just had a wonderful lunch at Pirates Cove in Galesville, MD. I was pleasantly surprised to see the owner Anthony Clarke, and to find out that the restaurant was now operated by "Irish Restaurants" the owners of Killarney house, and Galway Bay in Annapolis. These...More

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our friends keep their boat at the Pirates Cove Marina in Galesville, MD, and they invited us to lunch. Since this was our first visit, I wasn't sure what to expect at the seemingly modest restaurant and bar in the small town. The restaurant is...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 31 December 2017

We love eating at Pirate’s Cove. My husband usually has the fried chicken over grits and I have a crab cake and baked potato. Everything we have had there is delicious, but I am stuck on their crab cakes! Their hot rolls are yummy too!...More

Thank jimmiecampbell7
Reviewed 10 November 2017

My mom, neighbor, and I ate here in early November on a Friday around 12:45pm. We were seated immediately in a covered outdoor seating area. There were quite a few tables occupied. Our server came over shortly after to take our order. We started with...More

Thank Elle H
Reviewed 9 November 2017

You have to know where to go to find Pirates Cove, but, when you do, good seafood awaits you. Sitting on a dock overlooking a beautiful creek off the Chesapeake Bay, sunset dining offer a terrific view. Located in a waterman's community, the seafood is...More

Thank Frank E
Reviewed 14 October 2017

I have eaten in Pirates Cove for many years. They have changed ownership but this last change was very good. The food was ot of sight and the waitresses were near perfect.

Thank pcsiegert
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Was here with a large group. The service was good at our table. Other tables were just ordering while we had already gotten our food. I was disappointed in my broiled fish, which was way overcooked. I thought about sending it back. My wife's fried...More

Thank dinerdon
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

The crab cake sandwich for lunch is superb with tasty French fries. Wait staff is very helpful and the view of the water is pleasant. Well worth the scenic drive thru horse country.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Came here based on comments from our innkeeper who said new owners had turned things around. He had stopped going here because quality was hit miss but said things changed. There were 4 adults 4 different choices all very good. None were off the chart...More

Thank Rick B
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Went to open mike night this past Thursday. Arrive waa quick; waitress was a blast. Beer selection quite nice. The drafted were served fast and cold. Food was enjoyable and servings sizeable. Local talent was surprisingly good. Definitely recommend.

Thank Kraig M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4817 Riverside Dr, Galesville, MD 20765-3105
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Galesville
  • Phone Number: +1 410-867-2300
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