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“Great food and a view.”

Bayard House Restaurant
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Essex, Maryland
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75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great food and a view.”
Reviewed 24 September 2012

Went there for lunch this past Sunday. I had the Crab Bisque and Ruben with fries. Wife had the Crab Melt and fries. Both where very good. We had a window seat on the porch and had a great view of the canal AND a wedding across the street. Would definately recomend this place to friends and will be back again. Only drawback was the restroom locations. They are on the 2nd floor or on the lower level bar area. Being slightly handicapped this was a bit of a problem. The restaurant is in an old house so it is hard for them to make it handicapped friendly.

  • Visited September 2012
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Egg Harbor City, New Jersey
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Dinner was so good we may go back for lunch!”
Reviewed 12 September 2012

My wife had the Anehiem Pepper which was stuffed with seafood and I had the Baltimore, two pettite fillets covered with crabcake and lobster cake respectfully. Food was great! View was beautiful to watch sunset and service was wonderful!

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2 Thank bigpermdsp
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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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511 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
“Nice views, pleasant service, valet parking”
Reviewed 4 September 2012

The header says it all. The restaurant is located on the C&D canal, so the views are interesting. The food is good, but not exceptional. The service is pleasant and they have valet parking--a key feature if you bring your car to Chesapeake City. You can skip desert and head down to the ice cream place down the street.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Stanner57
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Wilmington, Delaware
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Stale Chicken ... at These Prices!”
Reviewed 30 August 2012

Their location on the C&D Canal is unrivaled, the weather was perfect and we had a reservation for lunch under the canopy overlooking the canal. My wife ordered sautéed chicken with sun-dried tomatoes with risotto, but what a disappointment. Her first bite of chicken had the texture of a kitchen sponge ... and about the same flavor. We returned it to the kitchen and they replaced it with a salmon salad, but the damage was done ... one taste of bad food spoils the appetite.

We are long-time customers of the Bayard House and drive from Wilmington, Delaware to enjoy the experience, but we may not make that trip again. Whether it was freezer burned or just stale, there's no excuse for serving bad food ... especially at these prices. What has changed at the Bayard House that could explain this lapse?

  • Visited August 2012
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4 Thank SaniDel
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“great location”
Reviewed 26 August 2012

We sat outside on a lovely night. I had the soup du jour (lobster clam chowder) and salad. The soup was just okay and it was luke warm which didn't help. The salad was fine, nothing special. The location and sitting outside made it special.

Visited August 2012
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Thank sillygirl44
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