Donnelly’s Dockside

4.6
298 reviews
$30 and under
American
A neighborhood, family owned and operated restaurant and lounge located just off the Chesapeake Bay. Specializing in regional dishes and creative cuisine using only the freshest ingredients available. Serving Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch Buffet.
What 298 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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katie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Happy to be out supporting our local businesses. Had some perfectly cooked steam shrimp and a yummy chopped salad. We will be back.

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Jeff
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Waitress got both orders messed up so that what they were supposed to come out of the kitchen with they didn’t. For example filet Milano is supposed to come with a steak on top of mash potatoes but it came out with the vegetable of the day. After placing our order we were told it came with 2 sides in the end not the case. All was well though she made up for it with a free drink.

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ChrisK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We always try every restaurant at least 3 times in case we catch a staff member on an off night to be fair to a place we give it 3 strikes. This is out 5th time here & plan on many more.

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NatalieA
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our first visit here! Food and views were excellent! We go the surf and turf and our server was fantastic!! We will definitely be back!

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PeteM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Highly recommended.

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SandyG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was great but portions were small compared to the prices.

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Ronn
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was great and food was served in a timely manner and was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and drinks - will definitely go back!

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Chris
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservations were easy to make and we were given a window table as requested. I must eat gluten free-love the crab cakes and veggies were cooked perfectly. Waiter was attentive. Beautiful view!

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ElyssaY
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing and sweet! The food was as wonderful as it always is! We love our neighborhood gem!

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vipReginaM
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer service was what I will remember. The manager did not hesitate to assist his staff when they got busy. The

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MargaretG
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Dinks, food and service were awesome. First time there, will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food amazing price and view

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SherriW
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great. I had the crab cake sandwich, which was full of crab and very little filler. I also ordered the hushpuppies and they were delicious. Our waiters were attentive but not overbearing and the service was fast. This has definitely been my best COVID-19 restaurant experience by far.

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TinaW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can’t get a better view! The service is always great! During this difficult time they are doing a fabulous job at cleaning & making us feel safe!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great experience

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KennethW
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Beautiful setting. Great beer. Our server was helpful and attentive.

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Scar
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We liked it better when it was Deep Creek. Oyster stew was tasty, but only lukewarm and the oysters were over cooked. Shrimp salad sandwich was just ok.

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JohnS
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local spot —reasonable priced menu —great onion rings —good service

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JudiG
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

What a lovely restaurant. The view is incredible, the food and service great. We drove from Washington DC and it was definitely worth the drive. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Very enjoyable to be outdoors on the day we had lunch. The only downside is the Diesel fuel smell when the boats sit idling at the dock.

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johnS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was great. excellent service. our server was outstanding.

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AnitaB
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently great — our group had simple salmon, seafood pasta, grouper special, shrimp & grits special, nachos, excellent orange crushes, and yummy dessert. Our server was attentive. Water view was great. We were there early on a Sat and sat inside for the first time in many months but the tables were spaced out and it was not crowded inside.

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MichaelM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

CRABCAKES AND HUSH PUPPIES!!!!! It’s worth the drive from Baltimore.

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vipmarie
Baltimore
57 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We met another couple there and requested the deck or pier. We were seated on the deck and it was a comfortable evening in the 60’s. Two of the meals was the wonderful stuffed shrimp with crab imperial. You just can’t go wrong ordering this item. Then we had salmon served with spinach and fingerling potatoes. The salmon was cooked perfect - not dried out. The fourth meal was a special grouper that looked Devine. Finished with chocolate martinis that were great. All in all a wonderful evening. Give it a try.

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vipNurseDan
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In this time when eating establishments are shutting down I’m very happy to see Donnelly’s Dockside open, lively, and taking advantage of the good weather with outdoor seating on the deck and on the dock. Indoor seating is spaced well. Service is quick and cheerful, menu is pared down but still offers a good selection. And still the best crab soups I’ve ever tasted!

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JasonC
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and good service. We sat on the pier, which was very nice to look out on the water while dining.

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ChrisL
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

I LOVE this place but I have to say the last time there, the food wasnt great. It had very little taste. Ill keep going back but this particular time was a bit of a let down. Ive had AMAZING food the other 3 times Ive been there since I discovered it in like June.

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RickY
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. Service was great! The waiter was great and made sure the birthday girl was remembered. We will be back soon.
Thank You for another great meal.

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Diverjay
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with my Wife and a good Friend. Always great food and service!

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KarannJ
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very nice out of the way waterfront dining. Reasonably priced and good food.

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RickM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our third time dining at Donnelly's in the last three months. The food was delicious, service was great , and the atmosphere comfortable and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, even better drinks. Nice view!

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kimberlyH
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to enjoy a view of the water both inside and outside. Comfortable atmosphere and great food.

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RachelS
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view! Sweet servers. Overall very nice ambience and food.

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MDDiner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Crab lumps eggs benedict, pizza and crab dip were tasty! Dock dining was very nice with social distancing followed.

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vipCathyH
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great. We are outside, so no noise. The service was attentive.

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StaceyB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food and small outdoor deck overlooking the water. Food has been consistently good.

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PhilipR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I've always had very good to excellent food. This was the 1st time for my guest so fortunately, her meal was great. My Tuna Poke salad mediocre at best. Also, the portion for the calamari appetizer has shrunk. Still an enjoyable afternoon.

FAQs

Donnelly’s Dockside offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 757-4045.

Donnelly’s Dockside is rated 4.6 stars by 298 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.