Paul's Homewood Cafe
Paul's Homewood Cafe

Paul's Homewood Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.paulscafe-annapolis.com/
  • Phone: 4102677891x104
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 10:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Greek
  • Executive Chef: Michael Hollywood
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact the restaurant for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Chris Nicholas 4102677891x202

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Woodlawn
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Paul's Homewood Cafe
Blending the tastes of the Chesapeake with traditional Mediterranean cuisine, Paul’s Homewood Cafe will entice you with an intriguing menu. Choose from a selection of Mediterranean and Greek specialties, or American favorites including grilled steaks and our version of the Maryland crab cake. Our popular dining room has the classy, yet casual feel of a European bistro and there is a separate dining room upstairs for private gatherings. Located away from the bustle of the city's historic district, our Zagat-rated restaurant offers plenty of free, off-street parking. If you never visited us, come experience our family-friendly atmosphere and the food that has made Paul's Homewood Cafe an Annapolis favorite for more than 60 years.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Paul's Homewood Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
43 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (33)fit for foodies (20)special occasion (18)romantic (14)good for groups (13)great for brunch (11)great for lunch (9)notable wine list (8)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Good food hiding in Annapolis
    frenchie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We enjoyed the menu at Paul's Homewood Cafe. We feasted on the Greek Mezze meal and it was very tasty. Plan on going back to try the other items on the menu. Good food - easy parking - delightful and friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ned2know
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Waiter was wonderful....we took all of his recommendations and were quite pleased.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch at Paul's
    CapsFanVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Though I've been to Paul's may times, usually for lunch, this was our first brunch there. We enjoyed it. The menu has lots of excellent choices, the ones we had were good, and the price is reasonable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    One of our favorite places. Third visit, try to take our Mid there anytime we are in town. Miss your rockfish sliders. Took a Greek friend last visit and he was very pressed and said the baklava was the best he's had.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall enjoyable
    hanktoo
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I gave them 5 stars across the board. It is not that any one thing was 5 stars, it was the whole package that worked so well together that makes it a 5 (and I give them grudgingly). The ambience is very friendly and vibrant. The service was friendly and efficient and the food was reasonably priced , served hot and tasty with generous portions. Topped the evening off with Ouzo and left with a smile.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent family meal
    CandC
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    In town recently for USNA parents weekend and had the opportunity to take our kids out for a very enjoyable evening. Each of us ordered something different from sea bass, salads, mussles to soft shelled crabs. Everything was tasty and well prepared. Service was spot on and we received all courses well timed. We are making Paul's a regular stop for us.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local spot
    Dennis
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Paul's is a great lock restaurant. They have a good diverse menu for any taste. Friendly staff and great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find in Annapolis
    Bp1219
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Great food. Great, efficient and friendly service. All of the staff including the server were friendly and knowledgeable. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisey Noisey
    Anon
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food and service was very good, but the noise level was so high we could barely hear ourselves talk. For that reason alone, we will not go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh food, friendly atmosphere!
    LuvsDinnerOut
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Paul's Homewood Cafe can be relied on for great food in a very pleasant atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect fish.....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Seems that lately every restaurant wants to over cook the fish.....well, not here....it was done perfectly. We tried a few Greek appetizers which were enjoyed by all. Desserts were also scrumptious. As an extra added bonus, we had Frank for our server...combined with great food, it made our whole dining experience a totally perfect night out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service and food a disappointment
    SLE1600
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My dinner choice of Hooper Island Soft shell crabs was not available at 7:00 p.m. which is relatively early for Saturday dinner. My alternative selection of Salmon Chipotle was overcooked with a sauce that tasted like it consisted mainly of ketchup and not chipotle and bleu cheese as advertised. The "bed of baby spinach" that the salmon arrived on was nothing more than a pile of uncooked greens probably dumped straight from the plastic bag it came in. Additionally, our server told our party of five that he had staggered the appetizer and dinner orders so that we'd have time in between courses (appetizer, salad, dinner selection) to finish each. That did not occur and dinner arrived almost simultaneously with the salads.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Annapolis Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Paul's is my favorite Annapolis spot. I discovered it when living in town and loved taking a leisurely stroll to and from the cafe. The ambiance is the perfect blend of urban chic and neighborhood cafe. The service is always spot on and the food is why I now drive 20-30 minutes (depending on traffic) to enjoy a meal here. Any of the lamb dishes are guaranteed to be perfect, melt-in-your-mouth delights. The Greek sample plates are also never-fail choices. The wine list is extensive and the staff can assist if you are not a connoisseur. Worth finding!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for Groups
    ShannonVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Our sorority meets at Pauls at least 3 times per year. The upstairs is perfect for small gatherings.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    This is our 2nd time here. We had a reservation & we were seated right away even though we were 15 min early. We had a great & attentive waitress. We ordered the sampler appetizer which was outstanding! My husband got the seafood sampler which he loved! I went out of my comfort zone & tried the pick 3 mezes meals. Chicken kabob, grape leaves w rice & meat inside & a pasta, cheese & meat dish. I didn't like the grape leaves 1 at all. The pasta 1 tasted like flowers & the chicken kabob was pretty bland even w the dip sauce. I wouldn't eat those items again, but I was definitely ordering stuff I've never eaten before. I would 100% go back to this restaurant. We also got the cheesecake brownie dessert which was outstanding as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dinner
    Timothy
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We made reservations to celebrate a birthday. Had been before and remembered that it was a great experience. Food was exceptional and service was above reproach. Appetizers were great. We all ordered different dinners selections and were very pleased. The atmosphere was really nice as it was very quiet and pleasant. Will definitely not wait for a special occasion to visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Locals restaurant
    Dennis
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Food and service were excellent. Enjoyed some of the specials.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    MotekVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This was not a particularly pleasant experience. Service was subpar, but due to obvious understaffing. Our server was the only one we saw covering 8 tables and she was quite frazzled trying to keep up with the workload. In fact when she finally made it to our table, she asked how we were doing and I said,"How are you?" to which she replied, "Busy!" (Off putting). There were flies hovering around our (indoor) table while we were eating. The food is just mediocre, despite a lovely list of specials. Disappointing. We won't be rushing back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    As always, Paul's serves wonderful food and it's always enjoyed. Everything was wonderful!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great easy dining
    Birthday
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Paul's did not dissappoint! Nice easy dining experience. The food was great. The kitchen was a tad slow this visit but that was due to a large part just ahead of us. Very nice to be able to enjoy a good meal in a pleasant, unrushed atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always good
    adchotinVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    One of our goto places Paul's never disappoints and always impresses first timers, two of whom accompanied us on our latest visit. Bison meatloaf, mussels, clams, moussaka, watermelon salad were all devoured. Once again, we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 239 reviews are from the Paul's Homewood Cafe reviews archive.
  • Go for the Greek
    Danae
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We've been here several times and have always had the meze platter. It's a lot of good Greek food at a very reasonable price. Get the calamari too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This was our second time there and the food was very good but we waited 25 minutes which is rather long for breakfast food. Not sure if it was because it was Father's Day and that the kitchen was over whelmed. Nice place for breakfast will try again for dinner or lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • goldbergdogsniteout
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    WAITER was excellent---he made great suggestions --everyone's food was terrific-----2 of us had the meza plates, and it was more than enough. It also gives you something of everything you want to try. I had the fried egg plant appetizer with balsamic reduction. It was honestly one of the best appetizers I have ever had. The only negative is the noise level---and our guests mentioned it during the meal. But I guess that means there are a lot of happy diners!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paul's Homewood
    dinnercompanion2
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Paul's is a lovely locally owned restaurant. For people in our area, this is the "go to" spot for a great meal in a thoughtfully eclectic environment. The owners and staff are genuinely friendly and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great date night place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My wife and I have been several times for date night and it is great! the food is good. There is something for everyone. It's a great mix of greek food and local favorites (e.g. crab cakes and fish).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    BrunchLover
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My husband and I just discovered this neighborhood gem a few months ago. Since then, we've been back several times for brunch, and even invited / recommended this place to our friends. We bragged about the great food, reasonable prices, and complimentary mimosas & bloody Mary's. Unfortunately, we invited friends and fam to join us on Mother's Day and the menu food and prices were changed. Prices were raised and The mimosas were $5 each. The food was fair. They decided to provide "candied" bacon, which was terrible. It was thickly coated with crusty brown sugar. Awful experience. My husband and I were put off by them raising the prices. Greedy business practice left a bad impression with all of us. No more holidays at Paul's.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FANTASTIC
    hiker
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Pauls Homewood Café was fantastic. Haven't been there since the redo - but it still has the great atmosphere it always had. Food was fantastic and the service superb
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paul's Homewood Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Great little place. We were seated right away and the service was excellent. I love to see a place where there is teamwork. Everyone assisted to make sure our water glasses were full, empty dishes were removed, etc. Mariquis? our bus person was especially attentive! Food was very good and so was the locally produced organic ice cream!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cyndi
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The food was a little off on Friday night April 25. They over cooked the lamb chops, missed some ingredients in the Greek salad and over cooked the veggies. Rather dissapointing with the food. But the service was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Last minute reservation
    Livetooclose
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    My mom was visiting from New Hampshire for a few days and she didn't want another dive bar. Paul's is far from that. It's a beautiful restaurant and bar with decent priced small plates and entrees. They have my favorite wine so I was sold as soon as we ordered drinks. The service was amazing. We were sitting at our table within minutes with the reservation that I had made. I ordered the mussels and they were so good. I will be back again.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good and LOUD
    Ponderdine
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    My evening at Paul's would have been perfect but for the noise level. I would avoid the downstairs room nearest West Street during peak hours-- it's deafening. All four of us had to lean in and practically yell to be heard above the other parties all doing the same. If I can't find a quieter part of the place, I won't be going back-- at least when it's likely to be full.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Healthy Food
    Birthday
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Paul's has great Mediterranean food. It's a good place to dine if you're gluten-free. The staff and chef are very accommodating to special requests.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Years of Enjoyment
    maclobster
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Paul's has been a favorite of ours. It is gracious yet informal with a very friendly and attentive staff to complement the ample and varied menu. We took some first time visitors to Annapolis for dinner and they were as impressed and enjoyed Paul's as we have for years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Greek Inspire Food
    meggieb
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The food at Paul's is very good and there are lots of options from small plates to full meals. Fabulous tirimisu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just Right!
    MaggiVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    From food to service to atmosphere, everything was just right. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday brunch
    CandC
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    We found this nice place by reading reviews and wanting to go somewhere not near the harbor. Brunch was excellent. Many tasty choices and excellent service. We will be back and now have a new place away from the tourists.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family owned with plenty to enjoy
    Maryland2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We have eaten at Paul's twice in the past month. The positives is the ambience, cocktails, wine selection and service. My selection of entrees both times has been okay. I ordered the lamb shish kebob and they were overcooked. However, my spouse ordered a special, lamb chops which were cooked the temp I ordered for my own and were excellent. I've even found their Greek selections wanting, however it doesn't discourage me from coming back. And whomever was attending bar, the Cosmopolitan was "perfect'!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly and great value
    TabithaVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We love Paul's. The staff is friendly and reliable, and the food is usually very good, hot, and moderately priced. The hostess (she may be an owner) will really try to accommodate you even if you don't have reservations -- but do try to get reservations, because this popular neighborhood gem fills up fast!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Frog Leg Wine Dinner
    SusieBVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Absolutely lovely dinner - great wines, and fabulous food. We found the food pairings imaginative and absolutely loved the seafood course - the papparadelle with the chipotle hit the right note of bite to interplay with the wine. Every course was well executed, and delivered at the appropriate temperature, which is no easy feat when serving a group that size. We'll continue to come back - for dinner, and for special evenings!! Thanks for hosting this great winery - we're going to be in touch with them about bringing a group down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.