Anthony’s Bar and Grill Restaurant Review

February 27, 2014

004 (2)It is Restaurant Week in Calvert County, so I looked over the list of 30 some restaurants and picked Anthony’s Bar and Grill in Dunkirk, as I had never been there. Since it was listed as being on Route 4, I thought it would be easy to find. Not so! After traveling through a few shopping centers, I asked three different people where it was. Two of them told me they didn’t know and the third one told me exactly how to find it, tucked away off of Route 4 at the back of a shopping center. It might be a good idea to place a large sign that can be seen from Route 4, so visitors looking for a place to eat can find it.

When I arrived, I noticed there was plenty of parking and easy in and out access to the main road. Once inside, it was an L shaped establishment with a bar running along one side and tables on the other side and around the corner more tables, with televisions for sporting events. One of my friends was already there and had taken a seat at a table. Soon the other person arrived and we looked over the menu, which offered quite a bit for a reasonable price. They offered a lunch special for $10 of pork bbq sandwich or a classic flatbread pizza with coffee, tea, fountain soda and chef’s choice of dessert. We decided to pass on the offer.

002 (3)For appetizers we chose the Spicy Fried Green Beans and the Jumbo Wings that came in 6, 12 or 18 and we decided on 6 with Old Bay. After the waitress brought our beverages, we ordered the appetizers. Next we checked out the sandwiches, soups, salads, burgers and entrées. The burgers were “Build Your Own” and were ½ pound. Everything sounded so good but we chose Anthony’s Reuben, Jumbo Crab Cake Sandwich and the Tuna Melt. For the sides we got the French Fries and the homemade Cole slaw.

Our appetizers arrived and our sandwich order was placed. All of us agreed that the Spicy Fried Green Beans were fantastic! One had never had them before but really liked them and we all agreed they were addictive with the Ranch Dressing. The whole basket was consumed without a problem. The Jumbo Wings with Old Bay were also a delight. They were nice and crisp on the outside and tender and moist on the inside.

003 (3)Soon our sandwiches arrived and the presentation made a person anxious to taste them. The Crab Cake was lump crab meat and quite large. It was on a Kaiser roll with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise with very minimal filler. The taste was very good with just the right amount of seasoning. The Coleslaw was fresh and crisp and a perfect compliment to the crab cake.

Anthony’s Reuben came on thick sliced rye bread and was stacked with corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing and grilled perfectly. At $8.99 with a side of French fries, it was a bargain. As my guest said, there was as lot of corned beef on that sandwich. The Tuna Melt was also quite tasty and looked nice on the plate. It was served on grilled rye bread with red and green bell peppers and onions and topped with Swiss cheese was another bargain at $8.99. And it tasted as good as it looked.

005 (2)Now it was dessert time, even though we had stuffed ourselves. But what is a good meal without
that something special to end it. So we ordered the Peanut Butter Pie and the Chocolate Decadence without the ala mode. It was a chocolate brownie. The pie was awesome and the brownie was very rich. Both were only $4.99 each, another great price. They also had Apple Dumpling ala mode, Root Beer Float or a chocolate or caramel sundae. When was the last time you saw a root beer float on a menu?

Anthony’s has a children’s menu with the usual Mac n Cheese, grilled cheese, chicken tenders or tavern burgers, which includes a side and a kid’s drink for only $4.99. They also offer a few vegetarian dishes and also offer platters for parties. They offer weekday specials Monday through Thursday, There is also a Happy Hour Menu from 4 pm to 7 pm for those at the bar. And they do have entertainment which is listed on their website:

The visit was very nice and the staff very entertaining. The décor was that of a tavern and less like a restaurant but was still very clean and appealing. The prices very reasonable, considering it is not fast food. A return visit is in order to try a few of the other things on their menu.

007 (4)Located 10371 Southern Maryland Blvd(at Ward Road Intersection in shopping center)
Dunkirk, Md

Phone: (410) 257-2438

Hours: Mon – Tue: 2:00 pm – 12:00 am
Wed: 2:00 pm – 2:00 am
Thu – Sat: 11:00 am – 2:00 am
Sun: 11:00 am – 12:00 am

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7 Responses to Anthony’s Bar and Grill Restaurant Review

  1. Anonymous on February 27, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    You should definitely come on a Wednesday night between 9PM and Closing. The Karaoke environment takes this place to a whole other level of entertainment.

  2. John on February 27, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Do you ever leave negative reviews? Looks like the same fry everything, no seasoning crap that you can find all over the culinary wasteland known as SOMD. Wings and Fries look straight out of the freezer into the fryer…

    • ezg1 on February 27, 2014 at 7:16 pm

      Agreed John, Tough to give a objective review when the proprietor knows the drill! Southern Maryland has so little to choose from!

      • Charlene Ward on February 27, 2014 at 11:00 pm

        Please see statement in reply to John below.
        In addition, Calvert County has many fabulous places to dine that are not typical chain restaurant/bars. Westlawn Inn, Lunch Box, JT’s Kitchen, the list goes on. Have you tried any of these local establishments. If they are anything like my husband and myself we put a great deal of time, energy, and life savings into our business’s. We greatly appreciate our community and the support they give us. Please reconsider supporting the local business’s the next time you dine out.

    • Charlene Ward on February 27, 2014 at 9:22 pm


      Just because those are the items they choose that night does not mean those are the only things we offer. We are proud to do business with Bowie Produce who brings in fresh local fruit and vegetables to our establishment.
      You should come in and see what is on our Specials board. Our Chef is very talented at cooking “fresh”. However in reply to your statement we are a bar and grill. We do cater to people who enjoy fried food as well. Our “New” menu which actually came out the day of this article has even more “fresh” menu items.

      • Valerie Crain on February 27, 2014 at 11:03 pm

        We have eaten the delicious food at Anthony’s; great place to relax also!!!

      • John on March 4, 2014 at 11:17 am

        You’re right it is probably not fair to express my frustration with a bar. I will give it a try next time I am in the area. I wish there was more ethnic food in this area. Places like Monterey and the sheep that eat there and think it is good are ruining it for the rest of us with actual taste buds.