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The Black Bear Tavern and Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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102 Fort Drive, McHenry, MD 21541
+1 301-387-6800
11:00 - 01:00
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All hours
Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place. Every time I visit McHenry, it's a must go. Great life music and pool tables. Friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Margarita M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been to Black Bear tavern in 2008, it's a nice place to spend some time at night with friends, beer and hot wings!

Thank Steh B
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were surprised by the variety on the menu for a "tavern" and even more surprised at the excellent food. The crab cake was to die for and grilled shrimp salad just as good. Also a warm apple dumpling with ice cream topped off the meal. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Karen S
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered burgers that were tasty but over cooked. Very small portion of frozen fries, would prefer hand cut fries

Thank Nancy K
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was average, but a nice little cozy restaurant. The waitress seemed very new, and awkward while serving. But overall was a nice time.

Thank Megan A
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118 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff at the Black Bear are great. Very friendly and great service. We really enjoyed our night here especially since our bartender was such a nice guy. We had already eaten and stopped for drinks. Stayed longer than we anticipated on a Tuesday night. Drinks were good and crowd was fun.

Thank mdmbfly
Ellicott City, Maryland
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256 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Good selection of food. Good prices. Nice selection of beer. Very friendly staff. Outdoor seating is available. Can get noisy.

Thank jrzj42
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154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Some things never change, and that would be the Black Bear Tavern. Heck, even the same people were sitting at the bar. I ordered my goto dish, the sliders...just the right size for my little hands and appetite. Great gathering place for beers and bar food.

1 Thank Humbleweeds2015
Hebron, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch today at the Black Bear. Started with fried pickles, very good. I ordered a bowl of the cream of crab soup and a side salad with maple bacon vinegrette dressing. PERFECT! Huge chunks of crab and perfectly seasoned. Absolutely delicious. My friend ordered the Black Bear steak sandwich. Arrived bubbly hot with spicy jalapenos. Yum! Wonderful... More 

1 Thank ScrappinMomma
Summerdale, Pennsylvania, United States
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We visited this tavern for a casual dinner while staying at a nearby lodge. The food was pretty good, nothing fancy. It defintiely has a sports bar atmosphere with big TV's all around. There is outdooe patio seating, if the evening is warm enough. No real views of the lake however. The cream of crab soup was very tasty. Decent... More 

1 Thank Kim S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 Fort Drive, McHenry, MD 21541
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Garrett County  >  McHenry
  • Phone Number: +1 301-387-6800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?