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Sandgates Inn

) #6 of 14 Restaurants in Mechanicsville ££ - £££ , Seafood,
27525 N Sandgates Rd, Mechanicsville, MD 20659-2760
+1 301-373-5100
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“soup” (2 reviews)
“crab cakes” (4 reviews)
“crab house” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, Pub
££ - £££
27525 N Sandgates Rd, Mechanicsville, MD 20659-2760
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

Large group attending for a celebration. Made reservations 2 months in advance. Informed them we would be arriving by sailboat & could only provide an approx. time. Was told not a problem. Had to make several changes due to weather conditions; kept them informed, apologized,...More

Thank RoseMarie E
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Service is good and steamed crabs come out hot. Plenty of seasoning, but not overpowering. Also, fantastic views of the Patuxent.

Thank William D
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great local spot for crabs. It's located on the water with a dock to use if you ride there by boat. The have seating on a covered deck or inside. The staff was super friendly and took great care of us. The...More

1  Thank AdventureMythsJon
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

My family and I often take the boat here and have a big fame dinner. We get the standard steamed crabs, shrimp, crab dip, and pizza. Yes! Pizza! It's been a family tradition for this place as long as I can remember. Make a reservation...More

1  Thank Peggy A
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Been here tons of times and the food is always good. The shrimp is cooked perfect and peels easily. My husband loves the seafood Newburg soup and would buy it by the gallon if he could. The baked crab cakes are excellent and I love...More

2  Thank Macilly
Reviewed 14 July 2016

I travel there every evening in my mind! Great home made cooking, Ya have to have the world famous crabs, or just moms crab cakes if your lazy.. no bologna atmosphere, service is impeccable! Oh and the beer is really cold too! Brian, Glen Ridge...More

2  Thank Brian W
Reviewed 11 May 2016

The crabs are the best. Love going there. Inside and outside seating. Gets crowded on weekends but they do take reservations. Family owned and operated.

2  Thank memiddleton
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Visited with family. Also good carry out as well. Great local seafood. Open only during spring tru fall

2  Thank dccurtis
Reviewed 10 September 2015

To be fair, my guest and I never had the chance to dine at Sandgates. The reason is we were shifted around to make up for the Lion's Club meeting. At first, we were told to sit wherever we wanted. Since there was only one...More

2  Thank Jacamojoe47
Reviewed 9 September 2015

We met a group of friends at the Sandgates Inn. My husband ordered the grouper dinner; I ordered the soft-shell crab dinner. Both of our dinners were very good. The soft-shell crab was extraordinary - nicely breaded and seasoned without being soggy. It's the best...More

1  Thank Ellynne Brice D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Seafood, Pub
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27525 N Sandgates Rd, Mechanicsville, MD 20659-2760
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Mechanicsville
  • Phone Number: +1 301-373-5100
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