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 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 – 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 – 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 – modern takes on Northern Italian cuisine and a deep wine list in this Downtown Annapolis location. Reservations are recommended.
More Spots for Tourists
- 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.
For a more comprehensive list of things to see and do in Annapolis, VisitAnnapolis.org