Rams Head Tavern - Annapolis
Rams Head Tavern - Annapolis

Rams Head Tavern - Annapolis

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ramsheadtavern.com/annapolis
  • Phone: (410) 268-4545
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:00am, Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Beer Garden, American
  • Executive Chef: Tom Nicklow, CEC
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: From 12-250, we can house any event you'd like!
  • Private Party Contact: 410-268-4545 4102684545x
  • Entertainment: Rams Head On Stage, a National Entertainment Venue is located next door in the Tavern. View concert lineup, visit www.ramsheadonstage.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cathedral Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Park & Shop Program
    The Rams Head participates in the Park and Shop program. After dining with us for lunch or dinner, bring you parking stub from one of the participating garages and we will provide you with up to 2 free hours of parking. After 4pm, parking is just $2 and the Gotts Court Garage is just 1/2 block from the Rams Head.
A word from Rams Head Tavern - Annapolis
Since 1989, the Rams Head has served the freshest food possible, preparing each menu item from scratch, daily. Our steaks are aged Black Angus beef and we use fresh (never frozen) chicken, fish and crab. We're proud of quality of our food and our team philosophy- to provide you with the best service possible. We're certain you'll agree that what makes Rams Head unique is our commitment to great food, great beer in a casual environment perfect for an afternoon with friends or a special affair. Our exceptional atmosphere is open 7 days a week, serving appetizers, lunch, dinner and a full bar as well as Sunday brunch. Plus, our entire menu is available for take-out. We hope you enjoy your visit with us and that we exceed your expectations!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Rams Head Tavern - Annapolis reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (28)neighborhood gem (23)good for groups (21)great for brunch (19)vibrant bar scene (19)great for lunch (15)hot spot (13)fit for foodies (12)late-night find (10)special occasion (9)kid-friendly (6)romantic (5)scenic view (5)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Good food, terrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We were ignored by the waiter from our arrival until our departure. We waited 20-30 min. before the waiter appeared to ask for our drink orders. When he arrived, he didn't introduce himself, apologize for the delay, etc. The drinks arrived and the waiter disappeared again. We tried to get his attention several times, but were completely ignored. Eventually (after another 20-30 min.) one member of our party had to go find a manager and ask that the waiter be sent to take our dinner order. A different waiter came by and took our order. When our waiter reappeared, there was again no apology or even any apparent recognition of our distress. The water glasses ran dry, without refill. The wine bottles ran dry before we were offered any more. No one checked to make sure that we were satisfied with our meal. Any time we wanted something, we had to search for someone to help us. The food was good, but the service was so bad that I would never go back or recommend this restaurant to anyone.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waitress
    Bree
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Our waitress was not very good. We had to continually ask for refills or ask that she bring the drinks that we had ordered. She rarely checked on us during our visit. We love Rams Head but this was a really bad visit. Not the usual at all.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would go again
    NightOut
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Food was good for pub fare, good beer and cider selection, and opted for specialty cocktails instead of dessert. Service was very slow-- not sure if our waitress was new or if they were understaffed since they did not look slammed. Busy yes, but I've worked restaurants and no one was looking in the weeds or even walking very fast. Would definitely try it again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great but feel cheated!
    Tucker
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I have eaten here many, many times. I always look forward to great food and the IPA is commendable. After being seated, I asked the server what beers were on for Happy Hour? She said all of their Fordham beers. The IPA is one of them. They were supposed to be $3. Not til I had paid the bill and left did I see full charge for the 3 beers ordered (@$5 each). I was very disappointed that I did not check the bill first and that they double crossed me.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bill
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Jazz Brunch had a trio that set the right mood and sound level. Enjoyed it and will return in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Usually Great - Just ok this time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Hostess was very nasty to me. I know the group of people in front of me were mistreating her, but this wasn't my fault and I was pleasant to her. We ended up on the heated patio which was fine, but we had to take a table for 2 and there was 3 in our party. Meanwhile, larger tables were occupied by singles and pairs. Perhaps someone should better manage the seating to prevent this. Getting water with our drinks was nearly impossible it seemed. I asked several times, but our waiter never brought it. He was equally poor at checking on us; no refills on our drinks; took forever to get the check. I was very surprised as I've always had a good experience in the past.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • brunch with friends
    mrs1492
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We went with friends from out of town. Although we live in Bowie,this is our go to place for brunch.We had a great meal, with good service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This is free advice for the ownership - create a dinner menu - families of midshipmen want to go to place to have dinner after the game. The Jardi of the food on the menu was Pub grub.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Date with Bday Guy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I went to the Tavern for the Sunday Jazz Brunch. I had my bday fiancé with me as a surprise hang out. He had a ball! All was fantastic. We mostly enjoyed the atmosphere with all the various theme rooms...from the Tea Room to the Dungeon (which is very intimate) where we watched the Redskins finally win. We would come back with a group setting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Atmosphere
    luv2smile
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Never been to Rams Head, but kept hearing about it from friends. So decided to meet my date there, and we really enjoyed it. The atmosphere was awesome and the staff was great! Will definitely come back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rams Head Annapolis
    AnchorDiva
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    They accepted reservations on one of the busiest days of the year in Annapolis - the US Sail Boat Show. That was already a plus. The food was very good. I chose to have a beer from their extensive beer list. In this case a Scottish beer based on the bar's recommendation. It was excellent. I didn't check out the wine list. I've only eaten dinner there so I can't comment on brunch, lunch and late-night meals. Dinners are well portioned and flavorful. The menu is well rounded for all tastes. They even have a gluten-free menu. We were a party of 7.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food not up to par
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    burger was cold, chicken over cooked. Waitress was nice.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great meal
    Jkb1
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Our waitress was excellent. The service was fast, and the food was very good. I stuck to a sandwhich this time but I have had some of the entrees before and they are also really good. The portions for the price are very very good.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday brunch as good as ever!
    willyv
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Have been here for the Jazz brunch in the past and enjoyed it! This time was as good as ever...the Bloody Mary bar is a nice touch!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Beer and Food in Relaxed Pub
    Takefive
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The Ramshead is a great microbrewery with its own brews and a 100 more from around the world. Great burgers and comfort food. This is the go to place for Naval Academy Midshipmen and their families. This is a big place with lots of intimate rooms. You can usually get a table on a Saturday night and the place buzzes until late in the evening,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ram's Head
    gkenney
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I wish I could wrap this place up and take it home. Food, ambience, service, music, Ram's Head is the entire package.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Outdoor patio was very nice and we enjoyed the band but the food was not outstanding. Would be better for drinks and the entertainment.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was our Anniversary great place
    Sharon
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    August 19th 2014 was our wedding Anniversary, and I suprised my husband with dinner reservations, and tickets to the Larry Graham and Grand Central Station live show. We enjoyed our dinner, the food was very tasty, our waitress was wonderful she excorted us to theater and we had great seats. We got 10% off our parking. We have recommended The Rams Head dinning and live shows to many many of our friends and associates
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mediocre at best...
    KPReatsVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    My wife ordered a drink that was supposed to come with muddled mint. She gets the drink and it has six whole mint leaves in it. So either the bartender doesn't know how to make the drink or is too lazy to make it properly. I decided on the stuffed chicken special for dinner. It was described as being stuffed with a spiced cream cheese ranch sauce. The menu stated it was going to be served with broccoli, so I asked if it also came with a starch and was told no, just the broccoli, so I ordered a side of mashed potatoes. The mashed potatoes could have been used for spackling paste. A management presence at Rams Head is non-existent, and complaining isn't going to do any good except maybe to get something taken off of your bill.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good location and good food
    katkev23VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    It was a Friday night in Annapolis and very busy. I made reservations to ensure a table. The place was a little loud but the food was very good and the server was very friendly. The nachos were too much for two so we ended up sharing a dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable dining experience.
    Mary
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We recently dined at the Rams Head Tavern and had a very enjoyable dining experience. The food was good and our waitress was friendly and very attentive. However, my mother-in-law did not find her meal to her liking, so the waitress took the price of the meal off of the bill although we did not ask her to do so. And, the restaurant did not have our open table reservation when we arrived so we were ready to leave and go else where but the hostess came after us to say she would find us a table if we gave her a minute. Well, she came back as promised and we were soon seated. This kind of service does not always happen and it made us feel like our business was appreciated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat!
    Dinnerandshow
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    When you're accustomed to having a good meal and everything done correctly, it is hard to mark higher than average. That's the case with the Rams Head - always good and always a "doggie bag". Stuffed ourselves with excellent beer and appetizers, but left little space for the main course. Had them tonight as left overs and still impressive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always consistently good food
    SatisfiedCustomer
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    A great place to meet friends for lunch. Great service and good food with lots of variety.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tanya
    Tanya
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Love the Rams Head. I go there twice a year. (We live far away.) Just plain fun. The staff and beer are great and the food is good. Go to a concert and have dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great beer choices but better food
    Kelso
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The food was amazing, the cream of crab soup...was so great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1080 reviews are from the Rams Head Tavern - Annapolis reviews archive.
  • sunday brunch
    mrs1492
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    we and 2 other couples met for brunch on sunday , prior to going to an afternoon play. 2 of the couples were late, but we were never rushed or hurried. It was early, about 1030. Once we ordered , however, it did seem to take quite a while for the food to arrive, however the food was overall very good.The only entree that was lacking was mine- I had the baked eggs and they were a little over cooked. All in all however.I enjoyed the meal
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    It was excellent and convenient for dinner prior to the Friday night show on the stage. The service was superb and the food was much better than anticipated based on previous experiences a number of years ago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • moonraker
    moonraker
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Had a great dinner before a great show.Tuesday Afternoon.Great band with the great music of the Moody Blues.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch 7/6/14
    KatieVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Went with a group of 4 for lunch on a Sunday...we ordered the crab dip which was REALLY good. The rest of the table ordered the fish tacos, biscuits sandwiches, and 2 monte cristos. The fish tacos and biscuit sandwiches were fine, but the monte cristos were disgusting. One of them didn't have preserves. It kind of tasted like two pieces of cold french toast with some meat inside. Usually this sandwich is a knock out at other restaurants, and here, it was very disappointing. Also, it took forever to get our food and it felt like we were constantly bugging the various waitstaff for water/refills.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sucks at service
    srt8
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We made a reservation thinking it was going to be busy. Place was not busy at all. They were able to take us in 20min before our scheduled reservation. We ordered wings, a burger and a cheesesteak. It took us 45 min to receive our appetizer and another 30 min for our main course. In total we waited 1hr 15 min for food. I would see other couples and families sit down after us and recieve their meals before us. On top of that our waiter that caused us to have a bad experience. I had to ask for refill. Our waiter would pass by and look at our drinks empty and not bother to ask us if we want refills or if our food was ready anytime soon. We would ask if our food was ready. He said he will go ask but wouldn't give us an answer. Bad experience.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food on the Fourth
    GoodEats
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Had a great time, and enjoyed the food. The Pacific Rim burger was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rightious Ruben- ahh.
    DFORCE
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Service was great. Ruben was gristly and tough so it was a battle to eat. Floor managers did a great job making sure everything was happening.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quick dining before the show!
    Vicki
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We told our waitress we were dining before the show and she made it a point to get our food served quickly, gave us instructions on how to validate our parking ticket and even offered to escort us into the concert. We have dined here often the food is good as a reasonable price. Great bar atmosphere and weather permitting the patio is an awesome way to dine.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    I reserves a table for two. We were seated in the back dining room, by ourselves. We could enjoy the guitarist in the background and still have a normal conversation. Obviously, this was a week night and not Friday or Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Unique outdoor/indoor dining
    adchotinVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    OK, this is a bar (not really but in spirit). The original of what is now a five or six restaurant chain in Annapolis/Eastern Shore/Baltimore it is close to the heart of downtown Annapolis. Attached to a performance venue where some of the best talent around comes to sing/play, etc., The Ramshead Tavern has surprisingly good food. I don't mean to denigrate it by saying that but you simply don't expect food this good at what is at its heart a bar. We sat in their outdoor garden which is covered with vines and foliage. It is outside without being on the road so very appealing. The food is varied, with starters, main courses, innovative salads and good sandwiches all available. They have one the best burgers in the area. We recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Father's Day Brunch
    gbc918
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had a great experience at Ram's Head for Father's Day. The food is some of the best for brunch in Annapolis for much better prices than most. The covered back patio is a really beautiful spot, and it's shaded so it's comfortable in the summer.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and beverage selection
    feedandentertainme
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We've been here for shows but only eaten dinner here a couple times. The service and the food are always good. I do think the alcoholic beverages are a little pricey, but the selection is pretty good. It is my favorite place to eat in Annapolis and my favorite venue for an intimate concert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Probably not again for food.
    JesseCookFan
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Shrimp salad sandwiches were on very stale rolls. There were about 3 shrimp (cut up) on each sandwich. The salad had a great flavor but not much of it. It covered about 2/3's of the roll. If they need the profit then I recommend charging more and adding more shrimp salad to fresh, daily purchased rolls. French fries were warm. We believe the order probably sat for a while before it was served. They were not particularly busy.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Intimate Concert Venue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The venue is perfect, and the food at the attached tavern is very good - good beer, good service, and an overall very good experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food!
    kristyt
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The food and service were exceptional! Sitting outside was very nice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall