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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Carrol's Creek Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
290 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (241)great for outdoor dining (213)special occasion (159)romantic (110)fit for foodies (100)great for lunch (71)neighborhood gem (71)good for groups (64)great for brunch (62)notable wine list (43)kid-friendly (16)hot spot (15)vibrant bar scene (14)late-night find (13)Show More
  • Always enjoy when in Annapolis
    out2lunch
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We try to visit Annapolis often and always make a point to dine at Carrol's Creek. Never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never been disappointed
    LightningSailor
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This is a wonderful place to eat. Every time we have been there the food has been excellent and the service terrific. On this occasion we took some friends who are living outside Paris, and they were very impressed with the wine, food, and service. It's one of our favorite places to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always a great meal
    foodfan
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Our "go to" place to have GREAT creamy crab soup, perfectly prepared entrees, delicious vegetables and an overall satisfying meal. I had the succulent twin lobster tails and my husband the blackened fish special. The service and the food couldn't have been better. Of course, we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food and Location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I had the crab cakes, beautifully presented and great tasting. My husband had the filet with carmalized onions. It tasted great. It was a quiet night. The restaurant is beautiful inside. I'm sure the outside in the summer would be more casual. This was fine dining with a view of the water, boats and naval academy as well as downtown Annapolis.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Choice
    Traveler
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Carol's was suggested to us by a local in Annapolis. We were pleased with the entire dining experience. The waitress was knowledgeable and suggested a few of the main courses for us to try. We all went with her suggestions which were outstanding. The restaurant had a pleasant atmosphere and our server did a great job. Overall I would highly recommend Carol's and will definitely dine at there again next time we are in Annapolis
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Came for the boat show, and we loved this place. Definitely a place to come back to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Boat Show Lunch
    Viperderf
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Although overcast and rainy, our meal indoors was delicious. We were seated quickly and next to the window that provided us an unobstructed view of the Annapolis Harbor where there was constant traffic due mostly to the boat show this weekend. Our food came out promptly and was all well prepared. We had some very nice white wine and everyone enjoyed their respective entrée. I highly recommend trying this establishment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Visit is what I have come to expect...been there many times.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I'd go back!
    Crab1Cake1Snob
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Recently celebrated our anniversary at Carol's Creek. I consider Carol's Creek more for adults, we have 2 small children familiar with restaurants and I wouldn't take them there until they are older. Our table was in a corner away from foot traffic overlooking the docked sail boats - very nice. As for food, much better than I expected (and I have very high expectations for a new place). I grew up going to Gunnings and G&M for crab cakes and CC's was the same, if not better. Service was great as well. My only complaint is one of my crab cakes had a few shells - the other one didn't, so I think it may have been a new batch of crab meat. I didn't ask as that was the crab cake in my doggy bag! Overall, great experience. I recommend you go!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent as usual!
    JoeTexVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We make a stop at Carrols Creek Cafe each year during our visit to the Annapolis Boat Show. We generally invite new guests based on our prior experience. This years visit did not disappoint. Our guest worked through Ahi tartar, spinach salad, and lobster tails, while we worked our way through muscles and crab cakes. Our server was outstanding, the service was attentive but not overbearing, and the food was excellent. We highly recommend this experience to anyone hitting the Annapolis area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for lunch...
    ChYMVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We have been to the Annapolis Sailboat show many times and always go to this restaurant. We have never been disappointed with anything so we will continue to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a find!
    Carol
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Wouldn't have occurred to me to check out a restaurant across the little bridge to the historic section of downtown Annapolis, but a friend liked the name. Wonderful view of the Marina. I had a first rate glass of Merlot and a delicious house salad with cranberries and nuts (added a slab of grilled salmon to it) and we split an order of flourless chocolate cake that was as good as any I've had. The server was warm, efficient, but never intrusive. It's not inexpensive, but it's worth the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    Aimee
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great anniversary dinner! Had the rockfish which was very good, and husband had the NY strip which he devoured. It didn't come medium well like he requested and instead was medium rare the way I like a good steak. Would definitely go back and have even selected what I'll be ordering for trips three and four. Odd thing was that Open Table said only there was only 5:45 pm seating but there were plenty of tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Location
    sst13
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great location, food was good but perhaps a bit pricey.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceeded expectations
    NeilG
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Knew from others the food was good, but it was better than that. Solid across the board on seafood selections . Service was superb.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always awesome!
    ChesBayDiner
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Carrol's Creek is one special restaurant that never, ever dissapoints me. Superb food quality and beautiful presentation. Terrific service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waterfront Heaven
    Phenomenal
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The first thing jumped out was the fantastic view sitting on the water at a marina. It was a beautiful October evening so it was nice and cool and perfect for outdoor eating. The appetizers selection was amazing. I didn't even order an entree because the appetizers had my mouth watering so much. The Lobster Pot Pie was out of this world. The lobster was so fresh and the dough was cooked perfectly. I also had the Empanadas which, again, was out of this world. My wife had the NY Strip which was perfectly cooked and enough for her to bring home and enjoy again. The whole evening there was PERFECT. Thank you for the great time... Hope to be back soon!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everyone was thrilled
    Louis
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Of the six of us, four were first timers. We all loved our lunch, which pretty well sampled the major part of the lunch menu - salads, sandwich, shrimp, fish, oysters and soup. We all agreed to meet there again...soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The food is excellent, the service is supreme and the people taking our orders was excellent!! That is why we keep coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
  • service has declined
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I usually LOVE Carrol's Creek Cafe, but this visit I noticed considerable decline in service. My husband and I had made reservations in advance to celebrate my birthday. When we arrived we had to wait to be seated, and after being seated no one came by to take our drink order for nearly 20 min... we couldn't even catch anyone's eye and it didn't seem that crowded in our section. The food was ok, the wine was actually really great. The dessert, a key lime mousse was frozen instead of being lightly whipped. As if it was store bought and served. Sadly, we will probably move Carrol's Creek Cafe to the backseat when it comes to making reservations for special occassions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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
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    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.