Sam's on the Waterfront
Great scenery!Located right on the water, this place has an awesome view! While the food was nothing to write home about, it was pretty good and edible. The menu was abbreviated due to it being mother's day which I was quite disappointed about. Since we were from out of town, we were looking forward to the menu which we saw online. Also worth noting, this place charges an automatic 18% gratuity on holidays (but this is not mentioned anywhere...even when you walk in they will not tell you this until you get your check). Another interesting note, if you have a specific time reserved, they will not seat you early even if the table you are to sit at is open. This was very strange to me and put a bad taste in my mouth upon sitting down.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe view is what we'll goThe view is what we'll go back for. Situated on the dock of a marina, it makes you feel like you're on vacation.The food was all good, but nothing spectacular. The cream of crab soup was really a cream soup base with a handful of lump crab meat tossed in after cooking. Tasty but not the classic cream of crab you would expect. The short ribs were delicious but still had all of the fat you normally see on an uncooked short rib - none had been trimmed off. The blueberry cobbler was a huge disappointment, tasted dry and not sweet at all - did the chef forget to add sugar? Bananas Foster was tasty but too much ice cream and not enough bananas. The outdoor dining area is small along the narrow dock - and overshadowed by the large yachts.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI was visiting my son (inI was visiting my son (in college in the area) and thought we'd take the short drive to Annapolis, see the city and have a bite to eat.
We found out that Sam's is not in the city proper (about 10 miles away), but decided to keep our dinner reservation, and are very glad that we did.
Sam's is Fabulous! Terrific food, a very accomodating and efficient waitstaff, and a lovely view of the marina. There was a live band at the outside (dockside) bar area, so some extra noise came with that, but not enough to disturb conversation, plus I think my son and his buddy enjoyed the band. We're planning our next visit back!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe attended to celebrate aWe attended to celebrate a birthday. He noted ambiance and enjoyed live music. Wait staff was professional and accommodating. I had to call to change reservation but still arrived later than scheduled. We were immediately seated and our apologies were graciously accepted. Service and food excellent. Definitely an excellent experience. Highly recomnend4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favorite restaurants,One of our favorite restaurants, we invited friends from BEthesda. All found the food outstanding. Service also excellent. No music because it was a weekday. Unfortunately, our Open Table reservations never made it to the restaurant, but they were able to acommodate us.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMgood as expectedThe singer who performed in the bar that evening is a friend of ours, so we decided to have dinner and see her at the same time. It was a fun evening. We had two of their higher-end sandwiches, the lobster roll and the Waygu burger. Both were delicious, as was the fried oyster appetizer. Overall, a good experience, as usual, which is why we go back.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AM