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Pirates Cove Restaurant

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4817 Riverside Dr, Galesville, MD 20765-3105
+1 410-867-2300
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Shady Side, Maryland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family & I celebrated after church & had Christmas Eve dinner at Pirates Cove, Galesville, MD. My daughter & I had the crab imperial--it was the best we ever had at a restaurant. My son in law got a delicious pasta dish with shrimp. My granddaughter chose crab dip...cream of crab soup. We had wine, cocktails too. The service... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food presentation good ...the ambiance was to die for! Company great! Would recommend and we met a couple who had their first date there 40 years ago

Annapolis MD
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

After a cruise in our boat we went to Pirates Cove for a delightful lunch with friends. We all started with the cream of crab soup which was excellent. We all had different entrees with crab or seafood. The entrees were crab cake sandwich, broiled seafood platter, crab imperial. Everything was delicious. The service was great and made for a... More 

Edgewater, Maryland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The Chili-Lime Shrimp and the Shrimp Louie were tasty, substantial but not overwhelming and priced well. Having been there years ago when it had become a little "tired", the new owners and chef have taken it to a new level. I was there in the evening and it was cozy and comfortable, with attentive and quick service. Even the house... More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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59 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We were a little cautious about the restaurant. My wife had been before and loved it but I had seen some mixed reviews. Our daughter said the management had changed and things improved and she was right. I ordered the seafood platter and it was delicious. The draft beer was good. The staff friendly. The service fast and error free.... More 

silver spring md
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203 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We had lunch here on a beautiful fall day. This restaurant has a bar area and several dining rooms and some overlook the water. We had a window table with a nice view of the marina. We shared crab ball appetizer which was good with not too much filler. The three of us each had different salads. All were good.... More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This little gem is a great place for waterfront dining any time of year. They have a great dock bar that's perfect for soaking up a little sun, enjoying a frozen drink, and little music when the weather is nice. They also offer a cozy indoor restaurant with large windows and water views when the weather is chilly. The indoor... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The crab cake was seasoned well and the scallops were oh so fresh! Would eat here over and over again!

Sebastopol, California
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I was staying here while visiting my nephew and enjoyed lunch, Sunday brunch, and the Saturday night bar scene. This a fun hangout for locals and the food was very good, too. I had panko fried oysters for lunch that where superb. The Maryland crab soup was disppointingly light on the crab. Crab Benedict for brunch was superb. The staff... More 

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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I've been going to Pirates Cove for 40 years and the place never disappoints but never excels. It is Galesville's only white table cloth restaurant. Too much fried seafood and over cooked veggies. There is no outdoor waterfront dining

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4817 Riverside Dr, Galesville, MD 20765-3105
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Galesville
  • Phone Number: +1 410-867-2300

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