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The Black Bear Tavern and Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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102 Fort Dr, McHenry, MD 21541
+1 301-387-6800
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Wilmington, Delaware
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to watch the playoffs and were told we could sit where we wanted. We sat down and about 2 minutes later a group of gentleman sat down next to us at a different table. They were greeted first then their server came to us to get drink orders. No introduction or anything. Our server came back with our... More 

Thank Kirsten P
Palm Bay, Florida, United States
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the best mushrooms and coconut shrimp, great service, very friendly. I ordered a glass of wine, and the bartenders were very helpful to get me something I really enjoyed. I enjoyed this place very much, the shrimp and mushrooms were amazing!

Thank Stacy G
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is mediocre, sometimes the service is also. It's just OK. The wings are good and BB has a limited later menu.

Thank tony20fan
Huntsville, Ohio
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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Plenty of bar seating was available and we still had a hard time getting any attention from the bartender. At one point I felt that I might need to toss my menu at all the servers paying little heed to anyone that did not have a beard, (translation, a local). We were actually told at a travel show in Columbus,... More 

Thank Dave M
Annapolis, MD
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We visited after a day of skiing and it had decent bar food - burgers, fried appetizers and sandwiches. A good enough beer selection. Nothing extraordinary.

Thank seano21401
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Good food, great prices and friendly staff.... they even brought me a free dessert and sang happy birthday! They have flat screens tvs for viewing your favorite sport and as well as live music, however the live music was not available when we visited on Sunday night.

Thank Cynthia R
Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Went on a Thursday afternoon with a group of friends, it was fairly empty with a few locals and the service was pretty good. They also have a good variety of beers but didn't get to try any of their food.

1 Thank HavierN
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

This is a locals place that also serves the visitors. Been coming here since 97. Always friendly, some even know my beer preferences and tee it up without me even asking. Like Norm of Cheers. Good foid, reasonable prices. Good bands and good summer or winter. A go to place now that I live here.

1 Thank Clint B
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for a quick bite upon arriving to McHenry. I got the portobello slider and crab cake slide and my husband got a cheeseburger slider and crab cake slider. He likes his burger but I thought the crab cake was a little fishy. Portobello slider was lacking flavor and a little boring. Burger was good though. I would... More 

Thank Nicole T
Frederick, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Spent the weekend in Deep Creek and came here Friday night for dinner. Nice clean place, good service, entertainment that was not overpowering, and a real good bowl of chili.

1 Thank jcam1028

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 Fort Dr, McHenry, MD 21541
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Garrett County  >  McHenry
  • Phone Number: +1 301-387-6800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?