Art/Music/Lounge

Tsunami (51 West St)

Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge (169 West St)

49 West (49 West St)

Bagels

Naval Bagels* (609 Taylor Ave)

Annapolitan (crab, egg, and cheese) add avocado on a toasted Super Jalapeno bagel.

Bakery

Bakers and Co. (618 Chesapeake Ave)

Market Bun! And seasonal fruit galettes, and filled croissants.

Sweet Hearts Patisserie* (1410 Forest Drive)

Salted Caramel and Lavender Honey are my go-to macaron flavors.

Beer

Fox's Den (179 Main St)

Cozy basement vibe, televisions if you want to watch football, and fig & pig pizza.

Rams Head Tavern (33 West St)

Beer release parties on the first Thursday of every month and half-priced appetizers during happy hour. 

McGarvey's Saloon (8 Market Space)

Breakfast

Iron Rooster (12 Market Space)

Homemade pop-tarts and chicken & waffles. Plus bloody marys.

Chick & Ruth's Delly (165 Main St)

Old-school diner- fills up fast. An Annapolis institution.

Eastport Kitchen* (923 Chesapeake Ave)

Local favorite- both healthy and greasy options. Fairly priced.

Cocktails

 Level (69 West St)

Great happy hour- I like the Angels & Demons (suerte blanco tequila, st. germain, micro cilantro, habanero pepper, lime, agave) and the lime foam gimlet.

Dry 85 (193 Main St)

Order anything with bourbon.

Coffee

Ceremony Roasters* (90 Russell St)

Nationally acclaimed and based in Annapolis.

Brown Mustache Coffee (35 Maryland Ave)

Located in a charming book store- the backyard is adorable.

City Dock Coffee (18 Market Space)

Crabcakes

Dock Street Bar & Grill (136 Dock St)

On Tuesdays, they have a crabcake special.

Davis' Pub (400 Chester Ave)

Crabs

Cantler's* (458 Forest Beach Rd)

Most famous crab house in the area.

The Point Crab House* (700 Mill Creek Rd)

Tucked away in Arnold- beautiful interior design.

Crepes

Sofi's Crepes (One Craig St)

Savory and sweet choices- the savory ones make a filling breakfast or lunch.

Deli

The Big Cheese (47 Randall St)

The prosciutto and fresh mozzarella sandwich!

Giolitti Delicatessen* (2068 Somerville Road)

Family-owned authentic Italian market and deli. 

 

Diner with a view

Bread and Butter Kitchen (303 2nd St)

Little gem in Eastport with a locally sourced menu.

Dinner with a view

Carrol's Creek (410 Severn Ave)

Chart House (300 2nd St)

Donuts

Carlson's* (1022 West St)

French Cruller! This is a well-loved hole in the wall and the donuts usually sell out early.

Chick & Ruth's Delly (165 Main St)

The Boston Creme donut is to die for.

Drink with a view

Pusser's (80 Compromise St)

Famous for their painkiller cocktail and expansive deck.

Severn Inn* (1993 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd)

Not downtown, but one of the best views of the Naval Academy and bridge.

Farm to Table

Level (69 West St)

Preserve (164 Main St)

Innovative menu and large, open windows that are great for people-watching.

Flamant* (17 Annapolis St)

Intimate restaurant in West Annapolis with a Belgian chef.

Gyro

Chris's Charcoal Pit* (1946 West St)

Not the fanciest place, but their chicken gyro sandwich is one of my favorite take-out meals.

High Tea

Reynold's Tavern (7 Church Circle)

Huge fan of the Colonial High Tea- quiche, finger sandwiches, tarts, cakes, and a pot of tea. 

Ice Cream

Annapolis Ice Cream (196 Main St)

Made at their shop- I love the key lime pie ice cream. Popular with both locals and tourists.

The Red Bean (220 Main St)

Irish Pub

Galway Bay (63 Maryland Ave)

Try their house brand spiked egg nog- they sell it by the bottle.

Italian

Osteria 177 (177 Main St)

Carpaccio Tuscan Kitchen (One Park Place)

Juice

Rutabaga Craft Juicery* (116 Annapolis St)

Delicious fresh juices and healthy meal options.

Landmark

1747 Pub (7 Church Circle)

Extremely historic- you'll feel like a founding father.

Middleton Tavern (2 Market Space)

Heart of downtown- their front porch fills up quickly on a nice day.

McGarvey's (8 Market Space)

Lobster Rolls

Mason's (188 Main St)

Lunch

Potato Valley (47 State Circle)

So many stuffed baked potatoes! This place is a casual and easy choice.

Light House Bistro (202 West St)

Helps benefit the Light House Shelter.

Margaritas

Vida Taco Bar (200 Main St)

Purple Drank- hibiscus sangria and margarita.

El Toro Bravo (50 West St)

Also try the Chile Verde- mexican comfort food.

Outdoor 

1747 Pub (7 Church Circle)

One of the best beer gardens downtown- right off of Church Circle.

Rams Head Tavern (33 West St)

Lively backyard with lots of greenery.

Pusser's (80 Compromise St)

The only waterfront dining on this side of the Eastport bridge.

Oysters

Sailor Oyster Bar (196 West St)

All night happy hour ($1 local oysters) on Sunday evenings.

Pizza

Vin 909* (909 Bay Ridge Ave)

One of the most bustling restaurants in Annapolis- there's a line at opening every night. 

Fox's Den (179 Main St)

Political Scene

Harry Browne's (66 State Circle)

Especially during legislative session (January-April)- it's located steps from the State House.

49 West (49 West St)

THE place to take meetings.

Ramen

TenTen Ramen (137 Prince George St)

Their Japanese curry is also fantastic.

Rooftop

Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge (169 West St)

Largest rooftop in Annapolis. All night happy hour on Thursday.

Blackwall Hitch (400 6th St)

Seafood

Boatyard Bar & Grill (400 4th St)

Popular and airy seafood restaurant in Eastport.

Steak

Lewnes' Steak House (401 4th St)

Well-respected steak house that's great for special occasions.

Sushi

Joss (195 Main St)

Tsunami (51 West St)

Tacos

Vida Taco Bar (200 Main St)

One of my favorite places- I always order a scallop taco and the guacamole. They celebrate Taco Tuesday (20% off your entire check.)

Thai

Lemongrass (167 West St)

Cute Thai restaurant with outdoor seating. Green papaya salad for life.

Carlson's* (1022 West St)

Great for take-out.

Watering Hole

Stan and Joe's (37 West St)

Fun and unpretentious neighborhood saloon. 

Davis' Pub (400 Chester Ave)

Eastport staple with outdoor tables.

 


*more than a 20 minute walk from city dock- you may need a car or bike.