Best Local Annapolis Restaurants

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Best Local Annapolis Restaurants

Annapolis is all about the locals.  With richly preserved history, a plethura of waterfront activities, and the worlds most famous crab cakes, there is plenty to see and do in Annapolis.  In 2020, amidst the Covid pandemic, Mueller Homes opened a new office in Annapolis, Maryland.   As part of this community, we are eager to help our fellow business owners get back to normal and local restaurants are eager to serve.  So, we thought we would share some of our favorite areas to experience the local cuisine and culture of Annapolis, Maryland.  There is so much to see and do in this quaint, waterfront town.  In this article we list some of our the Best Local Annapolis restaurants.  Bon Apetit!

Best Local Annapolis Restaurants

On our list of the Best Local Annapolis restaurants, you will find a few hidden gems that only the locals visit, along with some well-known tourist spots.  These are our favorite spots if you’re new to the area and want to explore restaurants with unique menus, character, or to celebrate a specific occasion.

The Point Crabhouse in Arnold, MDThe Point Crab House – this waterfront location is all about a casual outdoor dining experience.  Garage bay doors create an open atmosphere, with plenty of heat and humidity.  But, don’t let that stop you from enjoying the award-winning crab cakes, hot steamed crabs, or seasonal lemon cheesecake!  You can access this location by boat or car!  Reservations are not accepted, but you can get on a wait list from Yelp.


O'Leary's Seafood in Annapolis, MDO’Leary’s Seafood – nestled in the heart of Eastport, this is where the local’s go for chef-inspired seafood dining.  You’ll want to make reservations ahead of time, because this exclusive quaint restaurant experience can only be enjoyed by a limited number of people each evening.



Bridges Restaurant in Kent Island, MDBridges – hop in the boat and avoid the Bay Bridge as you explore scenic views overlooking the Kent Narrows in the heart of the Chesapeake Bay.  The made-to-order scratch menu will not disappoint and the boat ride to and from Annapolis is another part of this dining experience!


Osteria 177 in Annapolis, MDOsteria 177 – modern takes on Northern Italian cuisine and a deep wine list in this Downtown Annapolis location.  Reservations are recommended.




Lewnes Steakhouse in Annapolis, MD
Lewnes Steakhouse – is the local’s place to go for an upscale dining experience.  This venerable chophouse for prime cuts offers a lengthy wine list, retro booths & subdued lighting.

More Spots for Tourists

If you’re looking for the crowds, there are plenty of favorite places to take out of town guests for a tourist experience too!  Sample local cuisine, tap into the Downtown Annapolis vibe, and even pick up a souvenir.  These popular locations offer a lot of local inspiration!  Here are a few fan favorites:
  • Pusser’s Caribbean Grille – sample a Pusser’s Painkiller or visit the company store for memorabilia!
  • Carroll’s Creek  – elegant waterfront seafood with breathtaking views of Spa Creek, the Naval Academy and the Annapolis Yacht Club!
  • BoatYard Bar & Grill – vibrant nautical-themed spot for local cuisine, sailors and fishermen alike.
  • Blackwall Hitch – everyone loves the rooftop deck, coastal-inspired cuisine, and live music at Blackwall Hitch.


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