Carrol's Creek Cafe

4.6
3785 reviews
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
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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
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Phone number
(410) 263-8102
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ricardo Bello
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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.
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Cross street
5th St.
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Parking details
On-site parking validated for 2.5 hours.
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Public transit
Water taxi from downtown Annapolis.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3785 People Are Saying
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Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carrol's Creek Cafe is of my favorite restaurants. The food and service are always high quality and you cannot beat the view!

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Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A short walk over the bridge from historic Annapolis, this restaurant provided a memorable dinner experience for my out-of-town guest and me. We chose to eat inside due to the humidity and were seated at a window overlooking the beautiful Annapolis harbor. There were so many wonderful choices on the menu, that we decided to do about 6 small plates to share. They were all wonderful, especially the baked oysters with bacon, horseradish and cheddar cheese. A very enjoyable meal!

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WL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the nicest and my favorite restaurant in Annapolis. The shrimp, crab cakes and scallops dishes are always outstanding. Wait staff are always friendly and helpful.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Outdoor deck is wonderful on a sunny day.

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JB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was outstanding! The options and diversity in the menu is wonderful. There are options at this place that are just unique spins on well known favorites. Our server knew the menu very well and made great recommendations. Our server did a great job of bringing out each course exactly when it was needed and our glasses were never empty. Lastly, I must say this - I have had Rockfish many times and in many places. This place has the absolute best hands down! We will certainly be going back to Carrol's Creek Café again and again...

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d
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carrols Creek is always a good experience. The view is great and food and service is exceptional.

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RD
Wilmington
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to dine We have always had a great dinner here and were not disappointed this time too.

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F
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is always delicious and service is excellent.

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SW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

This got good reviews so we tried it for lunch. Both of us were disappointed in the food.

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RK
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For many years - since the 1980's- we have used Carrol's Creek for many of our special occasions. The food and service are the best and we will continue to be pleased patrons.

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JD
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service from Evona. Nice evening. They also have a great "club" program.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Best Server!!! He was awesome!!! His attention to detail and personable manner just made the experience,

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RT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

They need to renovate! The place seems a bit dated in the dining area.

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EC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

First, the Pro - Food was good. I ordered halibut from the specials and although the actual fish was bland, each of the sides of scalloped potatoes and asparagus were exceptional, and I would order it again. My wife ordered the rockfish (house specialty) and IMHO the best meal at the table. Another at our table ordered the scallops and they were VERY good, 2nd best at the table.

Cons - hostess needs customer skills. two women at the hostess stand. The younger of the two greeted us with a smile and welcome, Older nothing no greeting no smile no acknowledgement at all. Gave my name, reservation and party and heard Older mention a number, younger questioned it Older said yes, 42 or similar. Escorted to the back of the restaurant into corner against a wall. Refused that tanle and shown to a booth outside the kitchen. Not the best, but better than looking at a wall all night. Thing is, at least a dozen empty tables throughout the place! I did mention to the hostess seating us of our disappointment, found it insulting, said I expected better. What Did we do to Older that she felt compelled to seat us in a corner against a wall when we made reservations weeks ago? Another hostess visited our table recognizing we weren’t pleased with the first table and offered to move us yet again but to a window table. Why not offered that to begin with?

Also, in this day and age where servers are petitioning for higher wages and better tips, they need to make sure they deserve it. We ordered two appetizers and I ordered a bowl of their “award winning” crab soup. Although The appetizers came the soup never did. I had to ask if it was forgotten (it was) and a bowl was rushed out to me. I was still eating it when our entrees arrived. Then, when I asked for a refill of my drink my glass was removed but a refill never arrived. I had to ask server again. When 20% tip is in excess of $30, service needs to be premiere. It was way off the mark but she was still tipped $35, 20%.

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PT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exceptionally well prepared. Crab cakes were well seasoned and all crab. Cioppino broth was robust, with each piece of fish distinct and flavorful. No mush here!

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HM
Baltimore
79 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was my 2nd visit to Carrol's Creek. This time we were three couples. The lobster tails were a bit dry and bland, but everything else was delicious. The vegetables were nice and crisp, and the rice was moist and tender. We shared 4 appetizers, which were all good as well. I was tempted by the rockfish (a specialty) but my GF ordered it, so I tried something from the specials. She said hers was excellent. Everyone else enjoyed their meals as well.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely view. Celebrating an anniversary with friends. The staff was very friendly. An anniversary card had also been placed on our table. Complimentary dessert for the celebration as well. The food was simply awesome as was the presentation. I enjoyed the beet salad and would recommend as an appetizer. Crab cakes for my entree. My husband ordered the scallops. I highly recommend this restaurant. We will return!

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BM
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Carrol Creek was recommended by friends and we were not disappointed. We will surely return even though we live over an hour away.

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BF
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food! Excellent Service! Really loved this place!

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HD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was a great find! Been coming to Annapolis for 35 years and never knew Carrol’s existed. I do now and will certainly be back!

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N
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our meal and appetizers were good but I had ordered a Filet Mignon medium rare and it came well done. I mentioned it but ate anyway so as not to cause a scene with our guests Disappointing.

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TE
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

A little pricey, but great service and food was awesome. Might want to install fans in the ceilings outside for those very hot days.

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OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, view and service! Highly recommend!

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TG
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our favorite meal during our long weekend visit to Annapolis. The food and service were excellent. The rockfish was particularly good. The flourless chocolate cake garnished with toasted macadamia nuts was excellent with the suggested wine paring. We sat inside which has a nice view of the water, but was a bit too brightly lit once it starting getting dark outside. When we were ready to leave, we asked about the water taxi back across to downtown and the woman at the front desk called it for us.

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CH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, service, and views! Best scallops in Maryland.

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TG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food,location,service and view

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OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very good experience. Food was delicious, as it has been in the past. Great setting. Great service. Highly recommend.

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MW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & service in a waterfront location. Outstanding in all respects.

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d
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have dined here before and it does not disappoint. We love the sea food the empanadas the crab cakes and the scallops which are all top notch. They were very accommodating in our seating and our waiter Mark did all he could and more to bring our food ASAP as we had our six month old with us.
It’s a shame the summer is over as we really love the deck.
Great place. Highly recommend and we will return next summer!!!

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SA
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent. The waiter extremely efficient BUT our request for a water view was not honored and there were better tables available. We were seated at table by the door to the deck-traffic was heavy and loud I noticed a another table more suited to my request and asked to be changed, which was done immediately.

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L
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent location and food!

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply outstanding! Well deserving of one of the top 100 scenic restaurants in the United States. The waitstaff (Kasey) was wonderful and the food was outstanding. If yiu are in Annapolis MD and yiu don't stop here you're making a big mistake!

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RR
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service here is amazing the food is equally as good -the fish is always fresh and ingredients are well thought out .

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OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Particularly like the salad options and the many supplemental toppings such as a crab cake or shrimp.

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EV
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Consistently good food! With a friendly and accommodating staff.

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S
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

This was our first time to the restaurant, and our first impression of the service was mediocre. After being seated, we waited about 5 minutes to be greeted by our server, and only after we mentioned it to one of the staff. It was surprising that we needed to ask - they weren't busy in the dining room - there was only one other couple already seated. The server was attentive afterwards throughout the meal. The food was great. The air conditioning system was a bit noisy; we were near one of the overhead vents.

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BC
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view, superb food and service; plus a great location with ample parking!

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J
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our daughter chose this restaurant to celebrate her 17th birthday. Although we'd never been here, the reviews were fantastic and we were looking forward to our visit. Everything was very nice and our waiter surprised her with flourless chocolate cake as a birthday dessert. We will definitely be back!

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JE
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had never been to Carrol's before. Potluck choice online while keeping appointment in Annapolis. Weather was great for outdoor lunch. Food was excellent and Butters (our waiter) was efficient and friendly. Would definitely return.

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