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BAROAK

3.9
108 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Bar Seating
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
BAROAK is a casual neighborhood cookhouse handcrafting locally-sourced burgers & frites and Maryland-inspired fare. With an inspired selection of local craft brews and a distinct energy pouring from inside onto the outdoor patio, at BAROAK, comfort is always on tap.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Beer Garden
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: 7am-11am Monday - Friday
Brunch: 7am-3pm Saturday and Sunday
Lunch: 11am-4pm Monday - Friday, 3:00pm Saturday and Sunday
Dinner: Open Daily at 4:00pm
Bar: Open daily

Live Entertainment begins Spring of 2018!
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Phone number
(410) 295-3225
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Teddy Folkman
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lafayette
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Parking details
We offer complimentary valet parking. Street parking is available as well.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for our Mother's Day Buffet Brunch at BAROAK driven by local flavors and the Loews Hotel stamp of approval! We are taking reservations now beginning at 11AM on Sunday. Hope to see all our Mother's there!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 108 People Are Saying
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3.9
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3.8
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great evening. Crab dip was phenomenal, and lobster roll was authentic New England😋

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Dined on a recent Saturday afternoon prior to a local concert. We had made advanced reservations through Open Table for booth seating but the unfriendly host said upon our arrival that our request could not be accommodated without further explanation, even though we were dining at 4:30 and the place was barely populated. We ended up seating on barstools (alert- that's the only way you can get the happy hour prices). Baroak seems to have an identity crisis - it doesn't know whether it wants to be a restaurant or sports bar. It was pretty much the latter - noisy open kitchen, NBA games on the TV's and zero background music to drown out the noises and lend some atmosphere. The food is standard bar food style - burger was good but unspectacular, salad so so. Our server, Daniel, was friendly but his grasp of the menu was a bit lacking. Likely won't be racing back anytime soon.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Lamar the server was great! We should have just had one of their specialty burgers that looked great. We went for a crab cake and steak dinner. They just weren’t that good.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Really enjoyed dining at BarOak; ended up eating there twice actually. The staff is so nice and accommodating; had part of our party running late, and they were great about pushing out reservation a few minutes.

Big beer selection, custom cocktails - also enjoyed the food options. Would recommend this to anyone staying in Annapolis for a more upscale bar/restaurant.

Space in the restaurant was also great, didn't feel like we were on top of others while dining.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Our first visit was for Annapolis Restaurant week. Food was delicious, service was great. It was quiet on a Sunday night.

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Very good restaurant for hotel. Consistent food quality and good choices overall. Dinner and Breakfast had very good options. The wait staff was very attentive at dinner, less so at breakfast.

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Sunday night before MLK day and the place was dead.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

The menu is somewhat limited but the food is always great. Fantastic brunch, great burgers and flat bread pizzas, and good mixed drinks.

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

We were looking for a place on Christmas Day. I waited too late to book our 1st choice, so was happy to find them open with reservations available. I was hoping for their regular menu, but they had a buffet. The food was good, service very good. This was our 1st visit - planning on going back for the regular menu to try their mussels and frites. They validate parking so that was a bonus.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Second year for the Thanksgiving dinner. If we're around next year, we will be back.

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4.0Dined on October 23, 2017

Great for mussels. Frites not up to Belgian standards

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2.0Dined on October 21, 2017

We would not visit again. We were served expensive, poorly prepared dishes and bland burgers. When we raised concerns with one of the dishes, we were offered a free round of drinks, but still paid for the (expensive) offending dish. Pricing is just too high for mediocre quality food, especially considering the number of other available options nearby.

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4.0Dined on October 14, 2017

The service was impeccable and would be my reason for a return visit. All servers passing the table, lent a hand in keeping the table cleared, as it was very small for 4 people with drinks & food. My soup had condensed down & was very salty and unable to eat but the manager was quick to come over to rectify the situation. They were out of the seasonal beer that one of us ordered. Again, service was great!

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3.0Dined on October 10, 2017

Delicious short rib poutine. Wonderful frites.

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3.0Dined on October 7, 2017

We've been to Baroak several times, and we're always rather underwhelmed. It's ok--just not great. We waited to be seated for a while--one server finally said "I'll get someone for you." A man who appeared to be the restaurant manager (or hotel manager?) seated us--he was very friendly and professional. The prices are high for what you get. Our server's timing was off. We waited for a long time for drinks--in fact, we received our appetizer (mussels) before our drinks. When our server brought the mussels, I think she realized that we still didn't have drinks, as she brought them shortly after. They seemed to have been sitting at the bar. She opened my husband's beer and poured it too quickly into the glass, causing foam to go everywhere, spilling down the side of the glass. He had to wait to drink it because of the excessive foam on top. We received our entrees when we were only halfway through the mussels (and we weren't eating slowly). There was barely room on the table for the plate of mussels, pot, side plates, water glasses, cocktails, and entree plates...and the entrees started getting cold as we rushed to finish the mussels. The mussels were good. The entrees were ok--nothing to write home about. Wine is marked up 300% from the prices at nearby stores.

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3.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Food good, service bad

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4.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Great spot for brunch! I've been there a few different times now for lazy Sunday brunch, and they have excellent food options and a relaxed atmosphere.

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2.0Dined on September 2, 2017

We went to Baroak to celebrate my husband's birthday. He is a craft beer guy and was looking forward to trying Baroak. Our first disappointment was the beer selection. They were our of every beer my husband chose! This was extremely upsetting. Bud Light was available which is hardly a craft brew. I politely mentioned my disappointment to our server and was immediately informed that it isn't her fault. They were between releases and had run out of a lot of beers. The second disappointment has to do with the menu. I had chosen three possible options for my meal that evening from menus illustrated on the website. I was upset to find the menu was less than half what was shown online! I was able to order the third choice but found the menu limiting for everyone in our party. A manager did come by and was concerned about our experience. She offered another selection at no charge and comped the two beers my husbanded previously ordered. Although the manager came by to address the issues, which was appreciated, it was not enough to salvage the evening.

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2.0Dined on August 26, 2017

Poor service - the restaurant was nearly empty and there were at least 4 waiters, but no one was ever around when we needed a mimosa refill or needed to ask for the check. The brunch menu on the website was not what was available in the restaurant. They had a brunch buffet (not mentioned on the website) that was little more than a continental breakfast at a standard hotel. The buffet included boxed cereal. Not what I expected and not what the website advertises.

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4.0Dined on August 25, 2017

Loved the mussels, would definitely return.

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4.0Dined on July 3, 2017

One of our favorite local places!

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4.0Dined on June 27, 2017

Stopped in here for dinner before a show at Rams Head in Annapolis. Food was awesome. Service was great. Recommend for sure.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2017

Great little spot for a cocktail and quick bite before a show. Just a couple of blocks off Church Circle makes it nicely located. Try the fresh squeezed orange crush and sit outside and enjoy some live music. Also one of the most dog friendly spots in Naptown.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2017

The Dough Boy and the Bleu Mussels were AMAZING!!!

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2017

Great atmosphere. Went for brunch on a Saturday. Smaller brunch menu than I anticipated but they had a buffet I would go back to try and bottomless Bloody Mary drinks. Great hostess welcome us and waitress was nice.

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2017

There was an extensive buffet brunch, with some really excellent selections. On the other hand, the omelet chef was overworked and they missed some items, like syrup for pancakes. My biggest reservation was the cost -- at $44/adult it was way too expensive.

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3.0Dined on May 11, 2017

Good food, excellent service but extremely noisy. There was a function in the hotel which took over the bar but once they left the noise level was acceptable. Not an estheticly pleasing place, seems like cafeteria seating but the food is worth a visit and service was very good. Not worth the drive to return but if you were in the area not a bad place to dine.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2017

We have been before and had a great experience. This time we had a 2 month old with us but had no idea a live band was getting ready to perform. So the hostess arranged to move us into a private dining room and was super accommodating. We were very grateful for the wonderful service!

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2017

Food was great. Staff was attentive but not obtrusive. Decent array of beers. Sat out on the patio along West St. Some road noise, but didn't disrupt the mood. Will go again. Excellent Rubin

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2.0Dined on April 29, 2017

While in the past I have loved BAROAK for brunch on the weekends (they had a great menu, full bloody mary/mimosa bar), I was very disappointed to find that the menu changed for Saturday and Sunday brunch and it is not all that clear on the BAROAK website. Our server and the chef were very accommodating and let us order off of the regular breakfast menu (as the three-egg omelet is my favorite!) but I would no longer recommend this restaurant for brunch on the weekends due to the extremely small menu and over-priced drinks.

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4.0Dined on April 23, 2017

You guys are crazy not to advertise the free valet parking! It's why we finally booked a table after years of thinking about going but skipping it. If you are advertising the free valet parking, you need to do more of it as we have already recommended a return visit with other friends none of whom knew about it.

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2.0Dined on April 22, 2017

The staff was very lost and did not seem to know what was going on. The service was very slow and it felt more like we were chasing down the staff instead of them asking how we were doing.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2017

The food was delicious. Our service is what was lacking. Waited 20 minutes for someone to even come to our table and we had to ask for refills for our drinks.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2017

We'd never been to BAROAK before. I had the bleu mussels, which were large, juicy, and flavorable -some of the better mussels I've had. The corn chowder with crab was good as well and we enjoyed the stuffed potato skins with, among other ingredients, chicken skin!

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2017

We wanted to try Baroak and Annapolis Restaurant Week gave us that chance. The beer menu offers many good options to pair with the Belgian cuisine. The steak frites and mussels with blue cheese and pork belly were excellent. The chocolate cake and fruit crisp were also really good. In all we had a nice experience and plan to return.

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3.0Dined on February 22, 2017

Attended Annapolis restaurant week at Baroak. Price of restaurant week specials was almost same as daily cost. Limited menu. Mussel appetizer was good, salad was good. Chicken entree was somewhat small and not very tasty. Salmon entree was good. Desserts were good. Service was slow with too few waiters for room and long wait for entrees.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2017

Really nice mussels, served in a variety of ways. It's their thing. The flatbreads are also quite decent. My partner had the 5 onion french onion soup and enjoyed it. The Baroak is a solid local choice when you want something better that "bar food."

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2017

Great food. Great mussels. Good beer selection. Service was slow.

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2016

We went on Christmas night and it was great. The menu is varied well done. The food was excellent. The only negative thing I would say is that the drinks are a bit pricey.

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4.0Dined on December 10, 2016

After the light parade this was the perfect spot to go for a bite to eat. The music was enjoyable and the food was yummy.

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