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WILL OPEN WITH PHASE 2 IN MARYLAND - An absolute escape from Ocean City. A place to indulge in inventive American cuisine and mouthwatering seafood while overlooking one of the most picturesque views you have ever laid eyes on. If you're looking to simply come in for some appetizers and a few cocktails our bartenders make great company at the bar that maintains the same breathtaking views. So next time you're wondering where to go to enjoy an exceptional meal, stop by The Hobbit and step into a classy, sleak, but most importantly comfortable world of dining excellence. We are located in the bottom floor of the Rivendell Condominium at 81st on the Bay and we offer our full menu daily beginning
PRICE RANGE
US$15 - US$50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Seafood, International
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 days ago

At the end of our first meal, we immediately made a reservation for the following night. Every single drink, appetizer, entree, and dessert was fantastic, and everyone was excited to share what they ordered. The kitchen surprised us over and over again with dishes that...were both full of flavor and well-balanced. Add the excellent level of customer service and this is a no-brainer for anyone visiting Ocean City to add as a must-visit restaurant for dinner.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and great service! Our server was wonderful and so incredibly courteous. One of the best restaurants I have ever been to. Thank you, The Hobbit!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have heard that this is considered one of the best fine dining restaurants down on the Eastern shore. What an extraordinary disappointment. We started with drinks which were ok. Appetizers were salt and pepper calamari which have been better at a million neighborhood Chinese...restaurants. The scallop app was decent 3 small bay scallops. The main dishes were a dry salmon filet that was requested blackened but the chef recommended not prepared that way. Two Mahi filets that were so salty that were rendered almost inedible. My Bin Mah was a flank steak that was tough and had a pate that looked like a giant shaped poop on my plate. Worst presentation ever. My friends veal with pistachios was ok. They refunded the $44. For one of the fish entrees. I would also add the the restaurant was run by a young MaitreD and inexperienced college students waiters. All for $295 plus a $60. Tip. 3 stars generous.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Need reservations. Food was wonderful. Service good. Nice views. We would go again if in the area. Recommend it.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated our anniversary here recently and were very satisfied. The staff is courteous and helpful, the menu is imaginative and diverse, and the food and drinks were outstanding. Looking forward to the next visit...

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything about our dinner at The Hobbit Restaurant was top shelf. We had a reservation and we were seated right on time. From our table we had a fabulous view of the bay and the sunset. Our server, Matt, was attentive and helpful and "a...pro" in every respect. And the food, ah the food, was top notch. The prices are a bit high. However with the presentation, the taste, and the portions you absolutely get what you pay for. Our appetizers were ham croquettes and the sauteed clams. Both were excellent. Our main courses were crab cakes and the veal. Again, both were excellent. From now on we will absolutely eat at The Hobbit Restaurant every time we visit Ocean City. Try it. You will be happy you did.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful experience at the Hobbit. Food was delicious. Service was impeccable and friendly. And the sunset was awesome. Couldn’t ask for anything more.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 7 May 2021

We enjoyed our anniversary here. Great wine, quality food, and gorgeous views. Our server was great and you never felt rushed through meal service.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 24 April 2021 via mobile

After making a reservation a month ago, the restaurant just called an hour before our reservation to tell us they couldn’t accommodate us. So unprofessional. Zero help. And it’s our anniversary. What absolutely subpar, horrible customer service.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 17 April 2021 via mobile

Wonderful dinner. Didn’t expect such a nice experience just off the strip. The staff are incredible and know what it takes to enable a great dining experience. All were very friendly and the proper amount of attention. Food was prepared a d presented perfectly. We...shared a garden salad and they were kind to serve in two small plates. The special Char with curry was an interesting presentation and nicely served. When I saw the crab cakes come by, I wished I had ordered those- next time! For a very nice meal, this is a must do. From the staff to the meal and finally the location and wonderful sunset view we loved this.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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BeefyJay
7 July 2019|
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Response from HobbitRestaurant | Property representative |
We recommend smart casual or business casual. We ask that men do not wear hats, tank tops or sweatpants. Sandals, T-shirts and jeans are fine to wear. Thanks for your interest!
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Response from HobbitRestaurant | Property representative |
Yes, you may bring in your own wine. Our corking fee is $25 per 750mL bottle.
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Response from resefeyd | Reviewed this property |
No. But my kids eat anything. They loooove the duck!
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Hobbit Restaurant

Yes, The Hobbit Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Yes, The Hobbit Restaurant offers delivery services.

The Hobbit Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5