Carrol's Creek Cafe
Carrol's Creek Cafe

Carrol's Creek Cafe

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.carrolscreek.com/
  • Phone: 4102638102x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Ricardo Bello
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Let Carrol's Creek help you plan an event that your guests will rave about. Custom menu’s designed around your preferences and location. Please call our Banquet department to start planning a party to remember.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th St.
  • Public Transit: Water taxi from downtown Annapolis.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: On-site parking validated for 2.5 hours.
A word from Carrol's Creek Cafe
Join us for our award-winning crab soup, fresh seafood, perfectly grilled steaks, and inventive appetizers, salads and desserts. Enjoy our great food with a panoramic view from inside or relax outside on our warm weather deck. Discover for yourself why Carrol's Creek Cafe is a favorite among Annapolitans.

Located on scenic Restaurant Row in Eastport, Carrol's Creek Cafe is a pleasant stroll across the Spa Creek Bridge from the historic district. Carrol's Creek Cafe offers ample parking and is a convenient Water Taxi ride from Annapolis City Dock.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Carrol's Creek Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
308 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (264)great for outdoor dining (239)special occasion (165)romantic (119)fit for foodies (103)great for lunch (82)great for brunch (74)neighborhood gem (72)good for groups (60)notable wine list (42)hot spot (19)kid-friendly (18)late-night find (12)vibrant bar scene (12)Show More
  • Wonderful Visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Worth the trip from Gaithersburg to Annapolis to enjoy the restaurant, the great scenery, the delicious food and accommodating service provided.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistanly good.
    windboatjc
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Took our 25 yo daughter here for her BD dinner. Food was excellant as always. This is one our favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TamiVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food is always consistently good! although our server was nice, it took an hour before we were able to order, but it was really okay because we were enjoying conversation and the gorgeous weather outside.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great dinner!
    TandKfromSP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We just had another great dinner at Carrol's Creek! The food was amazing as always(Rockfish and Scallop entrees with us both starting with the Cream of Crab soup.) Fantastic location for outdoor dining- bring a jacket of sweater- it's worth it to be outside!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific dining experience
    bkmartellVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Really enjoyed our first time dining at Carrol's Creek Cafe. The food was exceptional and it was great to be able to participate in the 1/2 price hors d'oeuvres. Will definitely plan to return the next time we visit Annapolis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous Meal
    Jerrie
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    What a great find. Leisure stroll from our hotel to build up appetite. Had a window table and enjoyed watching happenings on the water. Service was top notch even with a very busy Sunday night. Food was 5 star and already looking forward to another visit when in town. Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Celebration #22
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My wife and I have been celebrating our anniversary at CCC for 17 of the 22 years we have been together. Absolutely the Best Red Wine Onion soup we have EVER had. Service is always good, this time it was excellent. Recommend reservations! Never an issue finding a Parking space in their private and secured lot.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find
    MoondanceVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Late summer outdoor dinner. Great food and service. Plate charge to split but good call. Added soup salad and dessert for 18.00. We will be back
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    FiremanMike
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This is a great restaurant with great service and good food. I had been here when I was young and for some reason just took my wife here recently for a nice dinner and it was well worth it. The server was very friendly and attentive and the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service.
    Brad
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    My wife and I had reservations and were promptly seated. We shared a bowl of crab soup which was delicious. We ordered the shared Caesar salad which was prepared tableside and was great. My wife ordered the mahi mahi and I ordered the crab cakes and both were wonderful. We finished the dinner by sharing the Key lime desert. Our service was very attentive and made for a great finish to our vacation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MsbtxVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    A new favorite when we go to Annapolis. Crab cakes are excellent. The appetizer crab cake with a salad made an excellent entree for me; my husband got the dinner crab cakes (2) with side dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Yorkies
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Wonderful lunch experience for a group of five ladies. Terrific food and marvelous service. Loved the desserts! Will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eddy
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The table side caesar salad was terrible ,the aps wear not cooked well,the cream crab soup had very little crab.The crab cakes were very good. The server was not attentive and the evening was a flop.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Magazine Cover Worthy Food
    golfergurl
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Carol's Creek is a great restaurant. The food is pricey for dinner, however, the lunch menu is reasonable. The food is very good. It get's noisy on the deck. The tables are very close together.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice Night Out
    Chad
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Great service from Suan for our anniversary and lucked up to have other couples in our area celebrating as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Creek delivers once again
    WalkerBoh
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We had a group of about 10 and everyone seemed to order something different. All the food was excellent. I was even able to customize/build my meal and it was oink-a-licious. This place has by far the best view in town/of the town, and the dining al fresco is divine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • str8updave
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Our first time and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The view was excellent. It was a bit chilly so we ate inside but we had the absolutely best view of the marina. We watched the sailboats come and go as the bridge opened. Food and service were excellent. We had the crab cakes and the caesar salad which was made at our table. Desserts were just OK. Key lime soufflé and cheesecake. I would def come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Best crab cakes! Service was very good. Great atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best View in Annapolis
    FunTimes
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Carrol's Creek Café is aptly named. It has a beautiful view of Annapolis across Carroll's Creek - now called Spa Creek. We are frequent diners but the last time we ate there was for my Mom's 96th birthday. We were seated in a quiet section giving us a view of the Spa Creek Bridge, moored sail and power boats and of course, downtown Annapolis with the Naval Academy most predominant. As always, the service and food were outstanding. One of our favorite meals is the herb encrusted rockfish with crab over sun dried tomato and pesto risotto and spinach with a beurre blanc. The sea scallop appetizer and the Baked Oysters "Carroll Creek" are also favorites. Both the seafood and steaks are excellent choices and the service is always perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for food & conversation
    TalkerEater
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This friendly restaurant with excellent service is just the place for dining when you want conversation with your fellow diners. Beautifully set on the water, the food was wonderful, & the service was just attentive enough - not hovering but attentive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey fair food
    jrb33
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We went for my daughters birthday. The food was overpriced for the serving sizes. The outdoor dining made up for lack of flavor and price.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere
    BigDaddy
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    It was a little too cool and breezy to sit outside on the water. Which also meant there was little boat traffic to observe. The view of the harbor is fantastic. Our waitress was on top of everything. The food was great and there was no rush to turn over our table.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Best crab cakes in the area! Always a good choice of restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Re-discovered Gem
    KDWDOE
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We hadn't visited Carrols Creek in years. What a mistake! Our evening's experience from first to last was nothing short of fabulous. Starting with our friendly, informative, patient waiter, "Butter", to a Rockfish entree that I will remember forever. Our visit did not disappoint and we will be returning sooner rather than later. Carrol's Creek has one of the best kitchens in Annapolis b
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration Location
    BdayGirl
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    After finishing our 3-course birthday dinner on our 1st visit to this restaurant, we all left satisfied and smiling. Excellent presentation and flavor in the food, as well as outstanding service. Highly recommend for celebratory meals or casual dining on the outdoor deck.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Go there
    Acediner
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We had never been to annapolis. All the locals love this place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent service/food
    GusCav
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    we would certainly recommend tis restaurant to our friends. the food was very good and the service was excellent as well. we will definitely go back the next time we are in Annapolis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best outdoor dining in Annapolis!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This place is great! My girlfriend and I sat outdoors and the view can't really be beat. We ordered small plates which included their signature scallop dish, tuna tar tar, and peppered steak. The scallops were amazing, the peppered steak was small(even for a small plate) and the tuna tar tar was tasty but in my opinion the serving size of that plate could be dialed back a bit. They have a great wine/ craft beer list as well. I would DEFINITELY recommend this place for a special event or a first date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice view -but
    insearchofgoodfood
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We found the view lovely and the food acceptable, all except for my husband whose food was not actually ordered. His meal arrived well after the rest of us finished. The server brought my salad with the dressing on it after 3 requests to have the dressing on the side. I guess she was having a bad day - these are only two examples of how below par the service was. Generally it is better than this at CCC.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a fan
    Bsel
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Came here for a romantic dinner and was not happy with the service or the food will not be returning. This seems like a place for an older more conservative crowd did not feel very welcome.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Nice Lunch on the Water
    ChooseyOne
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    While en route to Cambridge, MD, my family and I stopped in Annapolis to grab a bite and have a look around. We had a very nice lunch at Carrol's Creek and enjoyed the outdoor seating with a view of the water, State House, and Naval Academy. Lots to look at while dining. Service was friendly, food was very good (crab cake sandwich was delicious) and the parking is convenient.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food/view, poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Our waiter payed almost no attention to us. He gave all other tables bread and came and talked to them numerous times. He came twice, once to get orders and once to give us our drinks. Had to flag him down to get bill. Otherwise great food and awesome outside ambience on the water!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A wonderful, romantic dinner!
    alleigh
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We celebrated our first anniversary at Carol's Creek Cafe on Saturday night. The table was perfect with a view of the water and the service was excellent. We took our server's recommendations and had the scallop app and the rockfish entree - everything was fabulous! The 'Happy Anniversary' card was such a nice, unexpected touch. Thank you for making the evening so special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The restaurant listened to my request of a water view table since we were celebrating a special event. We got the best table in the restaurant. The ambiance was great and the food was quite delicious. Everyone was pleased with their meal and the dining experience. I will definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best in Annapolis
    KikiVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This is my very favorite restaurant in Annapolis for many reasons - the food, the view, the service, the ambiance. I would highly recommend the risotto (the best ever) and the key lime dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Always a gracious group of individuals focused upon service especially the front desk.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My husband had a GREAT experience
    ChrisO
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I was underwhelmed in my choices, but my husband loved his oysters and cioppino. Great waitress. Weather didn't cooperate with us sitting outside. Not a place I would return to if in town.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • casualdiner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Excellent food; wide variety on menu including small plates. Quiet atmosphere on Monday although I have dined here when the dining room is full. Service excellent, food timely, never feel rushed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We always enjoy eating at Carrol's Creek Cafe. The food is always good. It is in a good location in Annapolis
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Evening
    Annapolis50
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Took four out of towners here on Aug. 16th. It's our go to restaurant to show off the beautiful Annapolis view. The food and service were very good. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly without being overbearing. The soft shell crabs (one of the specials that night) were HUGE. Everyone had something different and it was all delicious. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic