Drift Inn in Mechanicsville

Drift Inn in Mechanicsville
3.5 / 5
50 reviews

41310 River View Drive, Mechanicsville, MD, Mechanicsville

Overview

Cuisine
  • Bar
  • Seafood
  • Pub

Restaurant Hours

Monday

08:00 - 17:00

Tuesday

08:00 - 17:00

Wednesday

08:00 - 17:00

Thursday

00:00 - 17:00

Friday

00:00 - 17:00

Will you be open this Sunday

Yes

Review

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don traeger
google
11.25.2020
5/5

Drift Inn was packed last Saturday evening when the wife and I are arrived by boat for dinner. The steam crabs were excellent and probably the best we had in a long time. The service was good taking into account how busy they were.

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Sharon Gwynn
google
11.19.2018
5/5

Great place, friendly servers, excellent food

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Alvin Dixon
google
11.10.2018
5/5

Love that place will go back again the food was great

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Richard Eshelman
google
11.03.2018
4/5

Great steamed crabs n decent prices. Good friendly service. Nice looking out on the river from almost any table. Local people make it even better.

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Melanie Milbrook
google
11.02.2018
5/5

Crabs & shrimp were excellent.

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Michelle Atkins
google
10.25.2018
5/5

I love this place!

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Alisa Campbell
google
10.06.2018
1/5

Made a reservation for this place an entire week before our date. A party of 17 ask in advance can they handle a party of that many was told yes. I arrived at 5:03 had to ask someone there about the party of 17 where they ready to be told not really we took a few pictures out by the water came back inside to we literally had to ask again about our table someone finally point us in the direction to a table we set there for over 45minutes was never ask even a drink order. No one never came to take our order. Our entire party got up and walk out they didn't say one word to us nothing. They did not want to serve us and I know the reason see we did not look like they did. I don't care what color you are I will never recommend Racism EVERY. The date we was trying to enjoy dinner here was April 20 our resveration was for 5pm.please don't waste your money or time.

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Joe Ryan
google
09.26.2018
5/5

Delicious! Some of our party had steamed crabs and said they were excellent. I had the stuffed shrimp and they were delicious. It was a great meal. The restaurant is right on the water. Great meal. We'll be taking guests there when they want a taste of Maryland.

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John Hillyer
google
08.16.2018
4/5

Good seafood, nice atmosphere

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Daniel Smith
google
08.14.2018
4/5

Good food, great service.

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Dawn Worth
google
07.21.2018
1/5

It would be extremely helpful if you changed the status, on google, as closed. We are new to the area and Google shows that you are open tonight until 10pm. We drove all the way out only to find “closed signs.” What a total disappointment! Giving one star so that I’m able to post this review!

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Solomon Hamilton III
google
07.08.2018
4/5

Because of Covid -19 want to get good crab, even if it was take out. When we got there, we found spacing of the tables and it was not overcrowded. We sat down, and really enjoyed it.

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John Quillin
google
07.01.2018
5/5

The food and service are outstanding. Jerry always greets you with a smile. The view is awesome

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Richard Falcone
google
06.25.2018
5/5

Good food, good service. Nice view of the water.

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Kari Brzezicki
google
06.24.2018
1/5

TERRIBLE. I have never been more disappointed in my life. Waited an hour for our food (granted there were 13 of us). The food came out at random times, some stuff came out 10 minutes apart. Our waitress was not very friendly, and honestly seemed a bit rude. They charge you per can for sodas. The steamed shrimp I ordered fell apart as soon as I touched it, and tasted even worse. The crab legs were just ok. The coleslaw was nothing but mush & water. I will NEVER be going there again. Paid way too much & left hungry.

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Kenneth Cross
google
05.27.2018
5/5

Nice place to sit on the water and eat crabs Always very good you must get bowl a of the cream of crab everyone is fantastic

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Jennifer Williams
google
05.25.2018
2/5

Well it seemed peculiar that we got our drinks and food slower than everyone else. I wonder why. I hate to assume but there was only one real distinction between us and the other guest...... hmmmm crabs were decent but like warm. French fries horrible (cold and soggy). Asked for a Maitai, got a drink, wasn’t a Maitai. Ohh well🤷🏽‍♀️

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Ronald washabaugh
google
05.18.2018
5/5

The best crab house in Southern Maryland

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Braylen Fritz
google
04.25.2018
5/5

This place is the one I always prefer. I go to a lot of restaurants but to this restaurant I keep coming back again and again. The stuff is very attentive and the food they place on your table is so fresh and tasty. I never miss an opportunity to have a decent dinner in this restaurant. I highly recommend this place.

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Tiffany Proctor
google
03.20.2018
5/5

Great food and customer service! River views are perfect!

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Rosemary King
google
01.03.2018
5/5

Old school crab house. Amazing fried shrimp, best around.

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Natasha Hartman
google
10.11.2017
3/5

Great flavorful foods but the crabs where kind of small. Borderline illegal.

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Cathy Jo Jones
google
09.02.2017
5/5

I've been going to Drift Inn for years. I have never been disappointed with either the food or the service. Keep up the great work.

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Dennis Adkins
google
08.24.2017
5/5

Great place great family great food best crabs. rest in peace to the Dad and the man that could set the market for southern Maryland price of crabs

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Juanita Cooksey
google
08.21.2017
3/5

Not bad could be better

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Debbie Bruns
google
08.06.2017
5/5

Good Crabs and service

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Ruth Coleman
google
07.20.2017
5/5

Amazing crabs with an amazing view! Worth the drive.

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Jim Cantor
google
07.14.2017
5/5

Very good service,food was great !!

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Abigail Trevathan
google
06.21.2017
1/5

The food was terrible and it came out at different times when there was only four of us. The waitress was not friendly and one sever was wiping her nose and serving food. Would not recommend

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Jerry Adkins
google
06.10.2017
4/5

Food was really good. Atmosphere is awesome, place was clean. We ordered a dozen crabs for sit down and a dozen to go. A lb and a half of steamed shrimp and asked for them to be spiced heavy. We had to explain the lb and a half request which she never understood and brought us a half dozen making us re order the other lb. Then they brought them out with barely any old Bay ignoring our request. My wife asked for lime in her pitcher of tea saying she didn't like lemon, we got lemon. When we reminded her she didn't offer a new pitcher just brought us 1 lime wedge. I had finished my first beer and didn't see her to order another for half way through the meal. The crabs and shrimp were cooked perfectly so we did actually enjoy our meal just thought the service could have been better.

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Natalie Schaub
google
05.10.2017
3/5

There seafood is good but the kids meals were kinda crapie. The cocktails for adults were horrible

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Greg
google
05.04.2017
5/5

Simply said the best crab house in MD period!

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Sterling Herron
google
04.23.2017
5/5

Great hidden gem local crab place. They have a nice area outside where you can sit right on the bay. Also a dock with views of an osprey nest.

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Lacey Santora
google
04.15.2017
5/5

Great seafood along with great service

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Maggie Wentworth
google
02.09.2017
5/5

Great place best soft crab you will ever have

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edward gryszkiewicz
google
02.05.2017
5/5

Great food and people. Nice place to be and you feel like your at home. Can't wait opening day.

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Donna T Sater
google
01.19.2017
5/5

Went for male crabs, was $48 a dozen..crabs were mixed males, very meaty and seasoned perfectly. Great place right on the water. I would definitely recommend this place..nice people.

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My Messed up Life
google
01.14.2017
5/5

Good service, and a good hangout place for people.

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Sabrina Shadwell
google
10.17.2016
5/5

Best crab cake & soft shell in Southern Maryland!

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Fabian Ortiz
google
10.01.2016
5/5

Absolutely a place to eat Soft or Hard shell crab 🦀. The environment is laid back and the location is next to the Patuxent River near Mechanicsville Maryland about an hour and a half south from DC. If you're looking to eat Maryland crab this place rocks. If you can't find parking in the front of the restaurant they always have plenty of parking space in the back of the restaurant.

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John Lee
google
09.14.2016
5/5

Big crabs, reasonably priced. Great view. Wish they could be open all year.

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Michael Bruns
google
08.06.2016
5/5

Just had the best crads so far this year. Thank you to the polite and helpful staff!

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Michael Zeher
google
08.02.2016
5/5

Great local Place! Crabs were amazing, full and sweet. The seafood platter was excellent as well. My family and I loved this place and we will definitely be back again and again.

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Doug Scott
google
06.16.2016
5/5

More than just a crab shack. Nice location on the water.

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Y. FH
google
06.15.2016
4/5

Nice local crab house right on the Patuxent River...the crabs were larger and really good. Reasonably priced...and the fried oysters are to die for! Found me a nice crab spot...simple and clean with a down home feel.

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James Rivoire
google
05.09.2016
4/5

Crabs were great.

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Consumer Voice
google
05.05.2016
2/5

Felt like we were treated like second class citizens . Me and my fiance where served cold crabs and had to wait a plenty lengthy time just to get them. We noticed a couple came in after us got their drinks that crabs and there aren't trees within 15 minutes of arrival. Our waitress, we show up about every 30 minutes with the for a check-in. We wanted to enjoy drinks and other food from the menu but the lengthy wait deterred us. The crabs were tasty but they were cold and a service just sucked.

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Mark Battafarano
google
03.17.2016
5/5

Authentic blue 🦀 eatery by the water

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Dee Green
google
03.01.2016
5/5

Great people and food! Glad we stumbled onto this place!

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Justin Martin
google
01.26.2016
5/5

Food was good and we got good service.

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