Boatyard Bar and Grill

Boatyard bar and grill

Boatyard Bar and Grill - Annapolis, MD

The Boatyard was founded in 2001 by Owner Dick Franyo after he left his 30 year investment career with Alex. Brown & Sons, BT Alex Brown, and Deutsche Bank where he was head of Investment Banking.

As a child, Dick grew up on the Chesapeake Bay – sailing and fishing his whole life, he developed a deep appreciation of the environmental challenges of this natural treasure. He also loved bars and cafes and visited them in his travels from Maine to Key West and the Islands.

His vision for the Boatyard was to celebrate the Chesapeake Bay lifestyle and other places that Chesapeake Bay sailors and fishermen frequent such as Key West. Pictures of local sailors line its walls and fish caught by local fishing friends are hung in the Boatyard’s Pilar Bar, named after Hemmingway’s fishing boat. The idea was for Kiwi sailing pros to be sitting at the bar next to a yacht owner and a diesel engine mechanic –discussing the regatta last weekend or big rockfish that got away on their last outing. Our photo boat films the sailing races and they’re always on in the main bar!

Located on Restaurant Row in the historic maritime district of Eastport, the Boatyard is just a short walk or water taxi ride from Annapolis City Docks. The interior is like that of an old yacht, with shiny white walls, mahogany, sea foam green ceilings and large wooden beams. It will take many visits to appreciate all of the many paintings and items collected during the owners’ travels. The old wooden fishing skiff that was bought off a beach in Saint Barths, an original wooden sign from Hogs Breath Bar in Key West, and a surfboard autographed to the Boatyard by singer/songwriter Jack Johnson are just a few examples.

Address: 400 4th St, Annapolis, MD 21403


Mon-Fri 7:30am-12 Midnight
Sat-Sun 8:00am- 12 Midnight
Weekend Brunch 8:00am-1:00pm
Happy Hour 3pm-7pm Mon-Fri (excluding holidays & only available at the bar)
No Reservations but call ahead to check availability.
(Please note that our kitchen closes at 10pm on Sun-Thurs and @ 11pm on Fri & Sat)
Closed Thanksgiving Day.
Closed Christmas Day.

Phone: (410) 216-6206