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The Premier Restaurants in Annapolis, Maryland

When planning a relaxing or romantic getaway in Annapolis, nothing impresses your significant other more than elegant accommodations and a sophisticated knowledge of romantic restaurants in Annapolis, Maryland. Your choices send a strong affectionate message about how much they mean to you. If you have already chosen to stay at The Annapolis Inn, you have already chosen the best accommodations in Annapolis. Now, where you choose to dine is “the cherry on the cake”. After starting the day with an elegant leisurely breakfast followed by a variety of daytime activities, dinner becomes the grand finale of your day at one of the best restaurants in Annapolis, Maryland.

Fresh From The Bay

Our favorite restaurants have been selected to be the perfect complement to your stay. They are all conveniently located within walking distance from our Inn, and each has a distinctively tasteful ambiance of its own designed to create a distinctive mood and feeling.

Once you have selected a restaurant, you may also choose to make a reservation from their website on Open Table or allow us to help you choose your restaurant and make your reservation for you as well. If your evening is meant to celebrate a special event, it would be our pleasure to help make your dining experience the perfect expression of your feelings.

Chef plating an Entree in a Fine Dining Establishment


Sitting on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay, Annapolis offers a spectacular bounty of delicious and irresistible fresh seafood daily. For fresh fish pulled right from the bay to your plate, O’Leary’s is the premier seafood restaurant in Annapolis. It offers the best in local seafood, generous portions, and superb attentive service, helpful and knowledgeable with food and wine selections. Sporting a very smart ambiance, it never fails to please.

The Chef at O’Leary’s creates unique dishes that are imaginative, delicious and sure to please the most discriminating palate. Complementing their menu is an extensive wine list aimed at marrying your dinner selection with the best wines possible. The restaurant has a devoted following of locals and visitors who can’t seem to stay away. House favorites such as a Crispy Rockfish and Sopa de Mariscos always entice diners to return.

Seafood Plate and White Wine in Annapolis, MD

Harry Browne’s

A restaurant of classic elegance and fine dining, Harry Browne’s is located at the foot of the historic Maryland State House on State Circle. If a romantic low-lit setting in an art deco ambiance appeals to you, you may want to add Harry Browne’s to your list of culinary choices. In addition to the elegant Main Dining Room, summertime offers customers the opportunity to sit outside and enjoy the fresh air of their Sidewalk Café and enjoy a very casual brunch, lunch or dinner. Their menu is eclectic and offers a variety of entrees guaranteed to appeal to your culinary preferences.

Their upstairs bar, the sophisticated State Circle Lounge offers a more casual setting and dining options as well. There are also several private dining rooms upstairs as well if you are interested in hosting a more intimate dinner party, wedding or meeting. You may have seen Harry Browne’s featured in The Knot Magazine, further emphasizing their elegant and intimate restaurant. Their wine selections are very extensive and their wine cellar offers an optional dining venue for their Wine Cellar Club.

Dining Room in Harry Browne's Restaurant

Lewne’s Steakhouse

A steakhouse with classic sensibility, Lewne’s Steakhouse is the home of the connoisseurs of prime aged beef in Annapolis and the perfect dining experience for serious steak lovers. No matter what cut or size of beef you prefer, you will find tantalizing, melt in your mouth choices on the menu. The stately dining rooms are meticulously set for guests who appreciate a classic and traditional upscale steakhouse ambiance and decor complete with a wait staff that is dedicated to first class excellent service.

Lewne’s also boasts a Wine Spectator “Best of Award of Excellence” for their award-winning wine list with over 450 wine selections to pair with your meal. Order your cut of prime rib in advance when you make your reservation or permit us to make your reservation for you.

Red wine with Steak on a cutting board

Joss Café and Sushi Bar

If you have a preference for sushi or sashimi, then the Joss Café and Sushi Bar is the Zagat recommended choice for you. Mouth-watering sashimi appetizers, sushi and sashimi assortments and combination entrees, vegetarian and seafood salads, and a host of side dishes and Japanese desserts round out a one-of-a-kind dining experience that entices and draws visitors from Baltimore and Washington, DC.

Ahi tuna salad on a white plate

Osteria 177

Nestled amidst a picturesque backdrop of historic buildings leading the way to a serene bay, Osteria 177 stands as a distinguished culinary gem in Annapolis, exemplifying the essence of Italian coastal cuisine with unwavering dedication. 

Every facet of Osteria 177 reflects an ardent commitment to excellence. From the opulent ambiance to the utilization of the freshest, most pristine ingredients in crafting each dish, the Chef/Owner’s passion resonates throughout the restaurant.

Caprese Salad

Carols Creek Cafe

For nearly four decades, Carrol’s Creek Cafe, along with the dedicated Jacobs family, has been delighting patrons with exquisite cuisine and beverages along the scenic shores of Spa Creek. The menu caters to a wide range of tastes, ensuring there’s something to delight everyone. Enjoy a delectable array of fine cuisine complemented by a diverse and adaptable selection of beer, wine, and cocktails at our bar.  Menus showcase an array of choices, including fresh, locally sourced seafood, perfectly grilled fish, succulent steaks, flavorful chops, hearty soups, and a wealth of other culinary delights.


Seafood Soup

Lunch Options

Boatyard Bar & Grill

Nestled within the historic maritime district of Eastport, right along the renowned Restaurant Row, you’ll find the Boatyard—an establishment conveniently accessible by a short stroll or a scenic water taxi ride from Annapolis City Docks. Step inside, and you’ll be transported to the interior reminiscent of a classic yacht, complete with glistening white walls, rich mahogany accents, sea foam green ceilings, and imposing wooden beams that evoke the charm of the sea. The Boatyard boasts the most extensive raw bar in the area, showcasing a tempting variety of oysters, clams, succulent shrimp, and delectable mussels. Among the culinary highlights are the daily-smoked fish, prepared right on-site, and an array of mouthwatering delights such as cream of crab and Maryland crab soups, alongside an impressive selection of crab and seafood specialties that truly define the essence of the Chesapeake.


Boiled mussels

Café Normandie

Indulge in the flavors of French Country Cuisine with a Maryland seafood twist at Café Normandie.

For more than 37 years, Café Normandie has held its place as one of Annapolis’ most enchanting dining destinations. Renowned for its intimate and inviting ambiance, this restaurant is celebrated for its authentic French dishes, all masterfully crafted by the acclaimed and award-winning Chef Jean-Louis.

Shrimp pilaf

Galway Bay Irish Restaurant and Pub

Open since 1998, Galway Bay has firmly established itself as a cherished tradition in Annapolis, founded upon the principles of genuine Irish Hospitality. Under the stewardship of Michael Galway and Anthony Clarke, and with the invaluable contributions of a dedicated team of service professionals, many of whom boast a decade or more of service with the establishment, Galway Bay has set the benchmark for what constitutes an authentic Irish pub and restaurant experience. Try the famous Fish and Chips, legendary Corned Beef Reuben, or one-of-a-kind Shepherd’s Pie for a true Irish experience.

Shepherds Pie
Discuss your preferred cuisine and the mood of your evening with the Innkeeper for a tailored recommendation of restaurants in Annapolis, Maryland.