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Zahniser's Dry Dock

C Street, Solomons, MD
+1 410-326-4817
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“caesar salad” (7 reviews)
“mussels” (10 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
C Street, Solomons, MD
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Reviewed 11 October 2014

We were staying here on our boat and had heard a lot about this place. The view was beautiful, the server was very sweet and kind but the wait was very long and we had to keep asking for things..like water. In fairness it could...More

1  Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 27 September 2014

During an overnight stop in the Solomons, we had dinner at Dry Dock based on location and recommendations. We made a last-minute reservation, got in and ending up getting a great table outside with an unbelievable view on a perfect late-September evening! The harbor view...More

1  Thank VaBeneSRQ
Reviewed 2 September 2014

We ate breakfast here on a nice sunny Sunday morning. We ate outside over looking the water. The food and atmosphere were terrific. It took us 1 hour to get our food. It was a busy morning. But, one hour is too much and we...More

Thank Sindyu
Reviewed 2 September 2014

This used to be THE place for Sunday brunch in Southern MD. No more. Had not eaten here in a bout two years and was greatly disappointed in everything but the view, which is still lovely. I usually have gotten eggs Benedict and I knew...More

2  Thank Evie9242
Reviewed 25 August 2014

It was my first time visit to this restaurant. We sat outside. The view was great. I had a steak and it was good. The restaurant was kind of small and no music. Music would have been very nice.

Thank Hojong Y
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Maybe it's because we visited as the season was winding down, but from the service to the food, the Dry Dock wasn't as good as I remembered. Our server was nice, but was a total rookie. It was ok that he had to read the...More

1  Thank Chris T
Reviewed 14 August 2014

What a lovely spot--overlooking a marina filled with sailboats. The appetizer of fried oysters was exceptional: sweet oysters, perfectly breaded. The cioppino was delicious, filled with shrimp, tilapia, scallops, and mussels; the tomato broth was well-seasoned with lots of chunky vegetables. We shared a piece...More

1  Thank Pamela H
Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

My wife and I went upon recommendation and were not disappointed. We say outside looking upon the boats. The temperature was perfect. The atmosphere was great. The staff was exceptional. And overall a wonderful experience. We each ordered a seafood dish and they were absolutely...More

2  Thank jeff_balding
Reviewed 13 July 2014

If you're looking for a place where you can watch the sunset and the boats returning while having an excellent dinner, then Zahniser's is for you! We ordered the fried oysters for an appetizer, and they were a treat - plump, juicy and lightly breaded....More

2  Thank HilaireH116
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Dinner at the Dry Dock is the perfect place for a romantic evening or an intimate group event. The locale offers a wonderful view of the boats on the bay, and spurs conversation about sailing or exploring the beautiful Chesapeake. Our experience has always been...More

Thank stingerjeep
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Willie W
vegetarian??, Gluten-free??
1 September 2016|
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Response from Steven A | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so
Bonnie S
Are reservations required or needed?
25 June 2016|
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Response from Richard E | Reviewed this property |
It's not a large room - when in doubt, reserve.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C Street, Solomons, MD
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Calvert County  >  Solomons
  • Phone Number: +1 410-326-4817
  • E-mail
The Dry Dock, is located in Solomons Island at the Zahniser's Yachting Center. Expect an intimate water view restaurant that caters to an upscale dining experience, specializing in steaks & seafood. We offer deck seating, weather permitting. Nightly specials & Happy Hour 5-6:00pm daily. Hours of Operation: Open Tuesday through Sunday, 5:00pm. Sunday Brunch 10:00am - 2:00pm Reservations recommended.
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