As mentioned in Part 1, Annapolis offers a superb dining experience that will be unique because of its geographical location on the middle of the East Coast, proximity to the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean, and the influence of immigrants who settled in the region. According to TripAdvisor, below is a list of Numbers 5 to 1 of the 10 Best Annapolis Restaurants as of December 2016. All have received their Certificate of Excellence, and so dining will be a culinary delight at each venue. Click on their headings for more information.
#5 Boatyard Bar & Grill
“The Boatyard is where local sailors, fishermen and lovers of the Chesapeake enjoy pint drinks, great crab cakes and the freshest local seafood. Specialties include smoked fish of the day (on premise), cream of crab and Maryland crab soups and an extensive list of crab and seafood specialties. The Boatyard has the most extensive raw bar in the area including a variety of oysters, clams, shrimp and mussels. Its weekend brunch is tops.”
#4 Carrol’s Creek Café
From its historic location overlooking the waters of Annapolis, Carrol’s will “offer the riches of the bay and the land in a new American style of cooking that emphasizes flavor and innovation in a style that is fitting of our nation’s most treasured traditions. Carrol’s Creek brings you a new American tradition of dining that is founded in the time-honored heritage of a colonial town rich with seafood, culture, and style.”
#3 Chick & Ruth’s Delly
Family owned since 1965, this one-of-a-kind “delicatessen not only serves quantities of quality food, but also quantities of genuine friendship that have lasted through the years. This is due to Chick’s love for people, concern for people, and interest in people.” The Delly is most proud of their fabulous sandwiches, old fashioned milk shakes, ice cream, and bakery.
# 2 Iron Rooster
“Whether you’re looking for breakfast all day, lunch, supper or drinks, at Iron Rooster you’ll find a new twist on traditional comfort food, legendary hospitality, and a real sense of community. Since we can remember, we’ve dreamed of opening a restaurant where people feel at home from the moment they walk in the door. Where the chicken is fried and the biscuits come with gravy. Where pecan pie is a staple and macaroni and cheese is a vegetable.”
#1 VIN 909 Winecafé
“VIN 909 Winecafé is built on family history and passion for food, wine, and beer. The name VIN, meaning wine in French, also defines the vintage feel of our house-setting in the eclectic Eastport neighborhood of Annapolis…Whether you are relaxing by the fire during winter with a glass of wine, enjoying one of our craft beers, or sharing a hand-formed brick oven fired pizza on the patio in spring, 909 Bay Ridge Avenue is a place where you can come home again.”
An Inn Near Great Dining
The 10 Best Annapolis Restaurants are near Gibson’s Lodgings, a historic inn located in downtown Annapolis. Call us to reserve your room at our toll free number 877-330-0057. We’ll be very happy to serve you and your family throughout the year.