Carrol's Creek Cafe

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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JB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great. Thank you for a great experience with our work dinner.

J
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, beyond the norm. My partner had the crab cakes and loved them. My rockfish was tender and very fresh. Will definitely be return dines!

R
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome brunch, fantastic service, and you can’t beat the view!

M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I've enjoyed many visits to Carrol's Creek over the last several years, but this was the first time I've had Brunch there. It was a delightful experience and one I'm certain to partake in again. The food was excellent, the restaurant as always looked great. The staff from arrival to departure were professional and welcoming. While my Mimosa was a bit disappointing the biscuit more than compensated.

Mark Rubin

VO
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food! Excellent service! Excellent location! Love this place for brunch or dinner.

j
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time to Carrols Creek and everything was fantastic! The wedge and beet salads were all one could want. Fresh and crisp, appointed with all the goodness. For dinner we had the rockfish and the crab cakes. Crab cakes were about on par for what you’d expect in Annapolis. Very good, jumbo lumps, minimal filler and broiled to golden. The Rockfish stole the show. We will definitely be going back for that. Herb crusted and pan fried filets, stacked atop a sundried tomato risotto and topped with spinach an crab meat. Absolutely delicious flavors and a perfect dish. We will be back soon!

We didn’t have room for dessert but they looked great. The service was attentive and well timed. Overall, I can’t come up with a reason for not trying this place many years ago. I look forward to putting this one in our rotation of places to eat.

LG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All four entrees were tasty and reasonably healthy. Salmon, shrimp entrees from regular menu and salmon salad and mixed seafood specials. Also loved navy bean soup. Most tables have water view. Validated parking in lot in front of restaurant wa easy for Saturday lunch.

OT
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Overpriced food and lackluster service. Steak ordered medium and came out raw. Not worth the price

JH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had very enjoyable meal. The food was delish and the service excellent.

T
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for lunch with another couple, the latest of many visits. As always, the bright and lovely location is a treat, and the service impeccable. The food was a bit of a letdown however. The cream of crab soup was overly floured and quite thick. The shrimp po’boy was served open-faced with plenty of crisp shrimp and fresh tomato and greens and a side of fries. The roll was somewhat dry and too large for the meal, also it was not cut into manageable halves which proved somewhat messy with the cutlery on the table. The inauthentic sauce was mustard-based, as stated in the menu (my mistake). The fries were blah and needed more crisping. That being said, my wife loved the daily special of mixed grilled seafood and risotto, and the other couple enjoyed their selections, although I noticed the difficulty of eating a different sandwich on the same thick uncut roll. Next time I will order more judiciously.

B
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beef tenderloin Sandwich was great. Soup was overpriced and not very warm. Our server was wonderful and did an outstanding job!

N
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two of us went to dinner at Carrol's Creek on a weeknight. The waiter was very informed about the nightly specials. We decided to try the roasted veal special. The veal was a very large, well prepared chop with roasted root vegetables and was fabulous. The restaurant is now totally "nut free " which was especially helpful due to one in the party having a severe nut allergy.
The ambience of the restaurant is wonderful because it is waterfront in Annapolis.

MI
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food presentation was OK, but it lacked flavor. The veal chop looked good, but tasted like plain tofu. The same for the fish. The scallop appetizers (2 per portion) for $20 could use a hair cut. Come on guys ! Get a few herbs and spices. Our neighbors to the north and south do a much better job at half the price.

Resp, mjg

B
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Taylor, our waitress, was topnotch!!! Will come back to sample more of the extensive menu.

CT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice restaurant close to the yacht club in a quite position but walking distance to the center.On Sunday it was a bit crowded and noise. The service was professional and very speed.
We tried their special dish with crab like the cream soup and the crab cake, and they were delicious!

P
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends in town.

K
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was mediocre for the price.

MS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service & food albeit the noise level.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience. Great food and service.

JS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding crab soup, followed by rockfish with lump crab meat. Our waitress, Taylor, was outstanding.

JW
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful setting and quality food and service to celebrate our 30 year anniversary. Plan to return and share the experience with friends.

RB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We always enjoyed our evening at Carrol's Creek. We usually dine there twice a month. We were disappointed this time because two of our favorite dishes were removed from the menu.
We might not frequent Carrol's Creek as often in the future.

OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience4

My wife and I are longtime (12+ years) Carroll’s Creek patrons! Everything was great, as usual, except for my NY strip steak! It was tough and full of gristle and very hard to cut with the sharp steak knife you provided! l discussed my displeasure with our server Zack, who was great, and he promised to bring our unhappiness to the attention of the chef! We have not received any feedback from Carroll’s Creek!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We have visited Carroll’s Creek many times and never had a poor experience. A beautiful setting, excellent food and service are to be expected. All was there this time except the special, halibut, seldom available and our favorite, was over cooked and too dry. Otherwise it would be five stars across the board.

JR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was well prepared and service appropriate.

J
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I had requested a table with a water view with my online reservation. We were seated two tables back from the window. We were politely moved when I requested a waterfront table. I had crab soup and beet salad. Both tasted good. The soup had little crab. We stayed a long time which seemed fine with the staff. I appreciated that. The people at the front desk made sure we had our parking tickets stamped. The view is breathtaking. We had a delightful time. # in party~2

R
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab cakes were delicious, as usual and my wife enjoyed the scallops as well. I had the mussels but without the sambuca as I am not a fan of anise. The mussels were excellent anyway.

AE
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Only real complaint is our waiter, who was awesome, was stretch thin across too many customers. The party next to us was also very loud. Once they left, the atmosphere was much better.

Food is always good.

AW
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good meal. The service was prompt and excellent. The food choices were very good. We had the Cioppino and Linguine Shrimp. Both were excellent. The Cioppino had a light tomato broth that did not overwhelm the fish, as so many do; this was a highlight. The crab cake appetizers were sufficiently good for Annapolis.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and super friendly staff! The meal was delicious and well served with a professional presentation.

CD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal while dining on the docks in Annapolis. Tables were a bit cramped making it hard to maneuver to and from our table. Server was friendly and attentive.

OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful- we got a special birthday dessert and the other patrons sang. Delightful seafood!!

M
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Took my daughter for dinner, was not as impressed this visit. Scallop appetizer was good, beef carpaccio was not very exciting. It actually looked like a few prices of thin roast beef on a plate - nothing exciting. Rockfish dinner was tasty, seafood ciapino was overcooked and disappointing. Surprisingly, the strip steak was very tasty. We got the captains special which added, soup (very rich/heavy) salad (too much dressing, almost dripping) and dessert (flourless chocolate cake- yum!!) service was ok, but because of a big party, we were unable to sit near the window (despite there being tables available in that room) we e were told they were not available... we had a much better visit back in August ...

JL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed lunch to celebrate a special birthday. Had a great table and the staff provided excellent and warm service. The only thing we were slightly disappointed with was with the crab soup--a specialty that had been highly rated, as noted on the menu--but we found it too heavy and lacking in flavor. Aside from that, over a range of dishes and courses, we were quite happy with the excellent quality.

M
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice lunch with friends from out of town. Had a great table with water view. Food and service was excellent.

t
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Quiet (less busy) night at the cafe. Excellent food. Felt very welcome. Acoustics are such that we couldn't help but be distracted by nearby conversations. But, all in all a great spot and we will look for occasions to go back.

L
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Carrols Creek does not disappoint. Food was great and we had our favorite server, Suan. I got the halibut special and it was superb. Great evening with great friends at a great restaurant with an awesome waterfront view

R
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Swordfish was mushy not firm!

AD
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I’ve eaten there many times before with good results. This time the New York strip was tough, lacking in taste and full of fat/grossed. I didn’t complain, but probably should have. My wife’s crab cake had too much filling and were only fair.
We eat out all over Annapolis and it will be a while before we give them another try.

b
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very specific request of no gluten. Got very sick from gluten.

Carrol's Creek Cafe
Responded on October 30, 2019

We are very sorry that you had any illness from possible gluten in the Greek Salad that you had here. There are no ingredients in that item, that we are aware of, that contain gluten. I will check manufacturer labels for any issues and review staff procedures for reducing the possibility of cross-contamination. We take food allergies very seriously in the restaurant in accordance to our nut-free kitchen certification. Please let us know of any other item that you had so we may investigate.

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