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Paul's Homewood Cafe
Paul's Homewood Cafe

Paul's Homewood Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.paulscafe-annapolis.com
  • Email: info@paulscafe-annapolis.com
  • Phone: (410) 267-7891 x104
  • 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 (410) 267-7891 x202

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. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food at Paul's is very good and there are lots of options from small plates to full meals. Fabulous tirimisu."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "From food to service to atmosphere, everything was just right. Thank you."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "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'!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Wow, the food here is just delicious. Greek selections but also excellent seafood. Incredible small plates and appetizers. reservations are a good idea!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I've been to this restaurant several times before but this was the first time with my friend and her daughter who wanted to try Greek food. Our server, Mia, was so patient and accommodating to explain the differences between the Meze dinner choices that even I learned something! She was cheery the whole time and made herself available for more questions even while being quite busy with her other tables including a large group seated next to us. This is a great place with great food and a nice atmosphere. It's definitely one of the top spots to go to in Annapolis!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "The one thing I've never liked about going out to eat is the master-servant dynamic between the wait-person and me. That might sound weird: many people go to restaurants precisely in order to be served. But if you're still reading, maybe you've had some of the same feelings I've had. In any case, at Paul's our waiter made the dining experience so relaxed and easy that I didn't feel as if the relationship between us and him were unequal. He was just himself, which turned out to be charming. He was neither too invasive nor too scarce: he always seemed to be there right when we needed something--he just intuited it. He could easily work at a four-star restaurant in some large, fancy city, but I'm glad we have him here in Annapolis."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I can't say enough good things about this restaurant. Everything from the food to the friendly service is number one - I would like to give it more than five stars!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Found this off -the-beaten path restaurant during Restaurant Week 2014. It had high reviews on Trip Advisor so we thought we'd give them a shot. Although they seemed to be a bit overwhelmed when we first arrived (no hostess greeting for almost 5 minutes despite showing up right on time for our reservation), once we were seated it was a very pleasurable experience. The food was very good and the service was top notch. The Oysters Rockefeller and Pork Osso Bucco were both amazing. We will most certainly be back and recommend this restaurant to friends. It is just a shame that we didn't find this gem until only recently."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Chose this restaurant b/c of their cuisine and specials for Restaurant Week. We didn't expect to be seated next to a party of 7 women who thought they were alone in a room. The acoustics did not allow for easy conversation. We were in a hurry to eat and get out just to have some quiet. Food was good; we might go back at a very early time to experience the Greek cuisine."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoy going to Paul's. Great food and a nice atmosphere. We have brought a number of friends with us and they all end up coming back."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Paul's. The service was friendly and attentive and the food was delicious. There were lots of things on the menu that we wanted to try and, after such a positive experience, we will definitely go back for them."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We went for restaurant week. Our service was horrible because they were under staffed. A dish came out wrong, we waited for drinks for a very long time on multiple occasions, & although the pork ossobucco was very good the grouper tasted like a frozen tv meal. Not sure if we will go back."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "This is a gem of a place. Plagued with tourist trap pubs and chain food slop, Annapolis is a real food desert. Paul's is respite - a family-run gem where the owners care about quality and service. The food is always fresh and high quality. Sunday brunch is fabulous and I enjoy their seafood options. Each and every time, the service has been friendly. Only complaint: fresh-squeezed juice in their complimentary mimosas would be nice!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Great ambiance and menu selection for Valentines Day!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great service, great small resturant feel. Fish was amazing, Chilean sea bass. Girlfriend had seafood pasta dish. She said it was very good, and spicy. Wine list was plentifull, we went with an Argentina pino nior. Everything was cooked in house and prepared beautifully. Food was hot but definitely not microwaved. I have worked as a bartender and server for a combined 7 years, and I was very impressed with this place. I will definitely return. Recommend for special occasions like birthday, anniversary, or just a romantic night out. Thank you Paul's, George"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Wonderful dinner and service, the only complaint of the 4 course dinner was the second course...the salad."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Celebrating birthdays. Good food, service. Out of Sea Bass, which I was going to order after looking at the menu on line. But enjoyed a steak instead. Staff friendly and professional."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Great local restaurant in Annapolis. Well known by most locals. Good meal moderately priced. I would recommend to anyone!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We love Paul's Homewood Cafe, the food is delicious and the atmosphere is wonderful. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, but unobtrusive. A real local gem!"
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "We have been to Paul's a number of times and each time has been very good. On this evening we met two other couples. Food was very good except for my chicken dish. The chicken dish was a little tough. Otherwise great evening."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "we've been to this restaurant many times. And everytime we go we are reminded about why we keep on coming back. The service is friendly, the food is consistently good, and the prices remain manageable."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We've eaten here before and the food and service were very good.However, New Year's Eve was not up to par.We were seated and mistakenly given the regular menu.While she was very apologetic,the hostess had to take it back and give us the special NYE menu. The food was ok.Bread was dry,like day old bread.Greek salad only filled half of the plate.Cream of crab soup was good.The oyster sampler and Greek sampler were very good also.The beef Wellington and breaded lamb chops were only fair. The desserts were fine. Our waitress was nice but we did not see her often. The restaurant seemed short staffed for one of the busiest nights of the year. This experience won't keep us from returning; however, we might think twice with so much competition."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We are never disappointed , wonderful appetizers, entrees, salads and deserts! Great wines and beer on tap. Great dining experience !"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We certainly enjoyed our experience. It was not our first time dining with you. Sorry for the noise our group generated, it was disrespectful to the other diners."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Outstanding food and ambience. Well worth the trip."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Three of the four of us thought our food was outstanding. The fourth person did not care for his seafood choice, but said he would come back to try one of the Mediterranean samplers. The portions were a nice size for dinner. Even with a reservation we had to wait for our table, although it wasn’t a problem for us. ."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "The restaurant is a lovely unusual building nicely decorated inside. That was the end of the good news. The first entree I ordered was no longer available. OK so I take another 5 minutes and select something else. Now I hear the second choice is no longer available. I don't care if they had a big party earlier. It probably wouldn't have mattered what I ordered because when the food arrived the chicken kabob was like rubber. I will give them credit for an excellent greek salad but it was dripping in dressing. Our first and last visit to Paul's."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "We had a large group for brunch on 11/24/2013. Service was poor, food was at best mediocre (several of my guests did not finish meals). I have emailed the restaurant directly twice and have never heard back from them. We have eaten at Paul's numerous times over the past few years and were always pleased with both food and service, this was disappointing. The restaurant again disappointed by not answering any of my emails, Poor management in all respects"
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "We have always enjoyed Paul's. Everytime we come, it is more sophisticated and up-town. The service is amazing."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "We have enjoyed eating at Paul ' on numerous occasions and always find the food and services consistently very good. It is one of our favorites. Paul ' has good food, wines and desserts. Highly recommend Paul's."
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "All pita bread dishes were wonderful. However, 'regular' bread was disappointing . It was flavorless and had too soft a crust. Soup was a pleasant surprise! Seafood was excellent. All Greek dishes were superb."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Excellent quality for the price. Nice menu with several surprising seafood options. The mezes were fantastic. Perfect balance between homestyle and upscale."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Food was very good. the service was ok. Our Waiter was right there soon as we sat down ., then hovered a few minutes , then took order wrote everything down got our salads finished waiting awhile he came back and said dinner would be out soon we also ordered appetizer when we asked if it was coming out soon before the main course he got a funny look on face checked his paper and said he forgot to place that order, then said we could still get it or offered dessert on him which we took. over all very could ."
    Dined on 11/16/2013