Annapolis is our home, so
naturally, we love
our beautiful, little colonial town. We are proud to showcase it's beauty
and charm and want to share with you the things which we most enjoy.
are some of
our favorites when we are back in our hometown, although you will be
hard-pressed to find any restaurant in this area is that is not good. We have
categorized them for you and some may appear in more than one place.
Reservations are usually a must if you want to have dinner at most of these
Best Nautical Atmosphere -
- McGarvey's - Market Space, Annapolis dockside
- Pusser's Annapolis, Compromise St. just up from
- Chart House - 222 Severn Ave., Eastport
Best Colonial Atmosphere -
- Treaty of Paris Restaurant -
Maryland Inn, Main St. and Church
- Middleton Tavern - Dockside
- Harry Brown's - State Circle, Annapolis
Best Jazz Venue -
- King of France Tavern - Maryland
Inn, Main St and Church Circle,
Best Water View -
- Chart House - 222 Severn Ave., Eastport
- Pusser's - Annapolis
- Phillips Crab House - Dockside
- Carrol's Creek Cafe, Severn Ave., Eastport
- Buddy's Crab House -Main St. More of a family type
restaurant., but it does overlook "ego alley", the Annapolis inner harbor.
Best Raw Oyster Bar -
- McGarvey's - Market Space, City Dock This is the best place to
get a taste of the world-famous Chesapeake Bay oysters.
Best Pubs -
- Mums - Dockside
- Davis's Pub - Chester Ave., Eastport
- Ram's Head Tavern - West St., just off Church Circle
- McGarvey's -
- Riodan's - Market
- Fran O'Brian's - Dockside
Best Italian Restaurant -
- Maria's - 12 Market Space, dockside.
Best Seafood -
- O'Leary's Seafood House - located on Severn Ave. in Eastport.
- Chart House - 222 Severn Ave., Eastport.
Best Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs -
- Cantlers Riverside Inn - located off Rt. 50 toward the Bay
Bridge. Ask any local or at the Visitor Information Center for
directions. It is well out of the way and no there is no public
transportation, so you will need a car, but is definitely
worth the trip to get the true flavor of a Chesapeake Bay crab
house. You can can sail to it, but it is somewhat of a tricky
route up a narrow estuary.
- St Michaels Crab House - This is located in Eastern Bay on the
eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay. It, too, is well away from
Annapolis, but is easy an day sail, although it is usually not
possible to get over there and back in one day. The town
of St. Michaels is a lovely colonial town with cute, little gift shops
Cafe with Great Character -
- Chick 'n Ruth's Cafe - Main St. This little cafe has been
around since the 1950's and represents the old-style, linoleum-floor
places that use to fill Main St. at that time. Unfortunately, both Chick and Ruth have passed on,
but the cafe is still in the
family and is now run by their son, Rusty. The waitresses are a
bit crass, but friendly and the service is quick, the food cheap and
good. Be sure to check out the permanent booth for former
Maryland Governor Mandel and State Treasurer Goldstein. Also
many of the sandwiches are named after current and past politicians or
use Naval Academy terms. They used to be open 24 hours, but I
believe they now close sometime in the wee hours of the morning.
best time to visit Annapolis is in the Autumn which, coincidently, coincides
with, arguably, the biggest spectacle on the East Coast - the Annapolis In the
Water Boat Show. The atmosphere of the city is full of excitement and
cheer and the huge old oak, dogwood, and magnolia trees that grace the grounds
of the historic district are in full autumn color.
- Tour the Naval Academy
- Take a guided tour through the historic district and
government buildings and houses.
- Take a narrated cruise of the Annapolis Harbor on the Harbor Queen
or on the ferry boat, St. Anne
- Walk the grounds of historic St. John's College
- Shop along Maryland Avenue
- Visit Washington, DC
- Take a ride on an old Skipjack oyster boat
- Walk up and down the streets of the city looking at the colonial,
- Take a drive across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to the Eastern shore and visit
the antique shops in the towns of Easton, Oxford, and St. Michael's
- Attend the Annapolis Boat Show (Oct.)
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