A trip to Annapolis means a superb dining experience that will be unique for three main reasons. A border state prior to the Civil War, Maryland’s cuisine was influenced by both the North and South. In addition, the Chesapeake Bay and Mid-Atlantic are considered two prime sources for seafood in the United States. Finally, immigrants from all over the world brought the finest cuisine of their homelands to this historic maritime city.
According to TripAdvisor, below is a list of Numbers 10 to 6 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. Click on their headings for more information.
#10 Cantler’s Riverside Inn
Maryland crab houses are a Chesapeake tradition, and Annapolis icon Cantler’s “has been serving the area’s freshest seafood to watermen, boaters, and land lovers alike for nearly four decades. Sheltered in the quiet waters of Mill Creek, Maryland and just minutes from Annapolis City Dock, Cantler’s proudly serves Maryland Blue Crabs,
Crab Cakes, Crab Imperial Clams, Oysters, Shrimp, Fish, Lobster, Scallops, Land Lovers Platters, Sandwiches, and Steamed Hardshell Crabs.”
#9 Jalapeños Restaurant
“The Jalapeños restaurant opened in May of 1999. The owners Gonzalo and Alberto work very hard at keeping the standards and tradition of Mexican and Spanish cuisine alive.” Many diners have raved about Happy Hour and the drinks. There are wonderful small plates of shrimp, guacamole, calamari, beef filet, calamari, and andouille served as well.
#8 Harry Browne’s Restaurant
“Known for its 1920’s Old World feel, Harry Browne’s has been an Annapolis dining institution for generations of Annapolitans and their guests. The Continental Cuisine is in keeping with the seasons and local fish, seafood and farm-raised meat are featured on the menu…The elegant décor and Old World charm coupled with enticing cuisine makes this State Circle restaurant a preferred dining choice in Annapolis.”
# 7 Miss Shirley’s Café
Their mission: “Miss Shirley’s Cafe offers our guests an exceptional award winning culinary experience for breakfast, brunch and lunch. Our specialties are rooted in Southern fundamentals and the abundance of fresh ingredients from the Chesapeake Bay region of Maryland. We pride ourselves in beautifully presented plates, prompt and professional service, as well as clean, comfortable and well-maintained premises for our guests.”
#6 Galway Bay Irish Pub
“A taste of Ireland is all about friendly surroundings and an immediate sense of feeling right at home. You can relax in our traditional Irish Pub or enjoy a family meal in our brick-walled Dining Room—either way, you’ll enjoy a fine meal and warm hospitality. So come on down and visit us to fill up on Irish!”
Part 2 will continue with Numbers 5 to 1 of the 10 Best Annapolis Restaurants.
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 at our toll free number 877-330-0057. We’ll be very happy to serve you and your family throughout the year.