Iron Rooster

4.5
681 Reviews
$30 and under
Breakfast
Whether you're looking for breakfast all day, lunch, supper or drinks, at Iron Rooster you'll find a new twist on traditional comfort food, legendary hospitality, and a real sense of community. Join us every day for breakfast, lunch, supper and late-night drinks. Whenever you're here, you'll enjoy delicious food, a cold drink, and an extra helping of hospitality.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 681 people are saying
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DiMos
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Only reservation available was at 715pm and we felt very rushed as the server kept reminding us they were closing at 8pm. If I would have known they closed at 8pm, I would have never made a reservation for 715pm.
Lighting was too bright and not as I remember the restaurant was from visits from a few years ago. T
Also, the crust on the chicken pot pie was very tough. Again I have had this pie at least 5 times in the past, and it was always excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I was super excited to have breakfast for dinner here and was UNDERWHELMED. The waitress was great and attentive but the food was the issue. Me & my son ordered the Chicken & French Toast. Lackluster is the best way to describe it, the toast was similar to what I make at home and there was like a bare dusting of powdered sugar on top. I opted for roasted Brussels Sprouts as my side. Horrible, soggy and cold. I should have sent it back but I didn’t. The only thing that saved our experience was the Waffle Churros! They were a hit!!!

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vipEdwin
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to eat breakfast / brunch. Awesome dishes. I had the crab hash, never had such an amazing dish. Full of flavors. Highly recommend it.

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MonicaG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect hidden gem that services delicious food and personable service!

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vipDean
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Funky spot with good food and service.

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vipBANewton
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for a late dinner. Outside dining can get chilly with the breeze at night (bring a sweater/jacket!), but the ambiance was lively, and there was music and lots of energy. We made a reservation and our table was ready on time, and we were not rushed by the staff at all. I've eaten here several times and highly recommend ordering anything on the menu that includes fried chicken. I generally don't eat fried food, but it is worth it!!

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EvelynZ
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

It was very nice, however our waiter was a little persistent at first. We had only order drinks and I kept saying it will be a while. My friend and I were catching up on life. She just wanted us to order and after we did she left us alone. When I went to the bathroom I saw mice. Not something I want to see after eating. They ran back to the kitchen. Food and drinks were amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Mimosas very good, slightly over priced food

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MarkN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Waiter service was a bit sketchy....took along time to first come to the table, then forgot to bring sweetner as requested until reminded. Also took a long time to bring the check. Other than that it was a nice experience.

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Ashley18
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Try the homemade pop tarts. They are awesome. Coffee is very good too.

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DanielleD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We waited 25 minutes just for our check and never were asked if we needed refills.

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JalynneS
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience5

We visited this restaurant on 08/27/20...my food was cold and my daughter found two pieces of hair in hers. Wait time was not what was said (35 - 45min) we waited almost 2hrs before we got seated and 15min. Before we recieved service. All in all....the view is beautiful!

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vipORRN
136 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The Roostarts are definitely not as good as they were when Iron Rooster first opened - there is far more pastry & far less filling than before - not sure I would order them again - so sad! Otherwise we had a great meal - very quiet “breakfast for dinner” meal with my daughter & 2 grandchildren. Waiter was very good - brought the kids meals out 1st - much appreciated! My fried chicken (sandwich) was awesome! My granddaughter tried a bite & loved it too. Fun & relaxing meal - ate inside - dining area quite empty - good safety protocols by all staff.

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Jenna
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The RoosTarts are to DIE for. The tastiest thing I’ve ever eaten.

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BillM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pam was a fabulous waitress. She made the night special with her suggestions and great service.

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KathleenR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Fun atmosphere with good food. But, coffee was never refilled (even after multiple requests) and food took a long time to arrive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food is always excellent at The Iron Rooster. Love the homemade pop tarts!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, outstanding service, excellent value. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Will be back there for sure

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HeloShark
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Our server, Mackenzie, was outstanding. She was very attentive and provided great recommendations. The 'RooTarts' were better than I remembered, and the meals (3 X shrimp and grits and a dinner salad) were excellent. Could not have had a better dining experience. Enthusiastically recommended!

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HollyF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food was way too salty! Crab hash and crab cakes had too much salt

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JasmineW
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Iron Rooster is a small restaurant located along a cute little shopping strip in downtown Annapolis. The food was great and fairly priced. The service was speedy and my party was sat before our reservation time! Definitely will return. Only flaw is that it is small and crowded. But overall great experience.

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CapnNoms
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glenn is amazing!!!! Someone give this man a raise

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Jean
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Chose Iron Rooster for a birthday dinner. I read the reviews and seemed like a great place to enjoy a wonderful dinner however, I believe their strong suit must be breakfast/brunch/lunch because the dinner offerings though tasty, did not set our world on fire:

Chicken Pot Pie - Huge pot pie with biscuit crust is really good and it's a huge portion of the same flavors. Should probably have ordered a side of some kind to lessen the feeling that you are taking the same bite over and over. Again, huge and leftovers were taken home and eaten for lunch the next day.

Burnt End Quesadilla - Well, not a burnt end to be found and mostly regular pork. Burnt ends are just that, charred on the ends with a slight crust. Overall, the flavors were good with a very fresh and light salsa mix. Needed more of the "drizzle" on top and perhaps some more cheese. The description includes two types of cheese but I really didn't find much. Came with a very fresh side salad and I chose balsamic drizzle which added to the flavors. Again, leftovers taken home and still in fridge.

House Made Roostart - Pure decadence. They are freshly made so ask for flavors of the day. Will take time to prepare. We chose mixed berries. I brought birthday candles and our amazing waiter (Arthur?) made sure candles were placed and lit. He sang Happy Birthday with me and soon all diners upstairs joined in. Very sweet.

Service - Outstanding from the minute we walked in the door. I gave the Manager the birthday candles and he said he would make sure they were placed in the dessert. Again, our waiter (Arthur) was outstanding as well as the food runners who would assist along the way if we needed anything.

Ambiance - Nothing fancy but it works. A steep flight of stairs to the upper dining area so keep in mind if seniors are in your group. Very casual with people in jeans, sweatshirts and even noticed sweatpants.

Will we return? Yes, but probably for a casual breakfast, brunch or lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so nice and the food was amazing!

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CindyT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

A little too much sage in the biscuits and gravy for my liking.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Food is amazing! For some reason the host/manager put my party (first night out w/o kids for a while) in the kids room. As we passed empty tables to the loudest room in the building I knew this wasn't going to end well. We did have a good time, but we had to yell at each other for conversation. Thanks Iron Rooster for awesome food and terrible table placement.

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KimberlyW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Iron Rooster is one of my new favorite restaurants. I've only been twice. But both times the food and service were excellent. I will be back!

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KeiaH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't wait to go back! I took my mom for her birthday and she smiled the entire time. I was late for my reservation because mom wanted to walk the neighborhood and who am I to deny her that. Once we arrived I apologized but they assured me it was not a problem, they were actually pretty available that night. I apologize because I cannot remember my server's name but he was super friendly.... I almost asked him to join us for dinner. The food was delicious with larger than normal portion sizes and we never had to ask for anything to be replenished. It was as if they read our minds. If you are wondering if you should go.... GO!!!! I will see you there.

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vipGinaW
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was outstanding. We ordered the Parmesan panini and the Run Rooster Run. So delicious. We were a little disappointed in the slow service. Our waiter was very good but perhaps had too many tables. We were pressed for time so we got our desserts to go. Will try the homemade pop tarts next time.

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Sarah
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tables are pretty close together. Server was greet and you could see the other servers helping each other out. The upstairs seems a lot nicer than the downstairs. Food was outstanding! We had a California omelet and a waffle burger.

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MagdaM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

A rather ho-hum experience. This is primarily a breakfast & sandwich place. Hostesses were phenomenal: friendly, happy & sincere greeting. Abysmal service: water wasn't even refilled & when I gave it to the server expecting it to be refilled, she took it, walked away & never came back.

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Karen
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Our food was very disappointing. Waffle burger was extremely overcooked and extra egg that was ordered - and paid for - was not included. Chicken & Pancakes did not include the chocolate chips that were ordered. And the salmon avocado toast did not actually have any avocado on it. Pretty sad.

5 dinners and only 2 were correct.

Also, we had a reservation but we were still seated in the back corner on the first floor. No ambiance at all and we were right next to the wait staff station, which was noisy and busy. Why bother with a reservation if you are still going to get a terrible table?!?

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Tina
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch, very friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Engaging service and good food. Just what we expected and more.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was my first experience at Iron Rooster and I enjoyed it. My waitress Meghan was very good. The food wasn’t spectacular but it wasn’t bad either. I would eat there again.

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RyansMD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Efficient and pleasant service, providing interesting and quality food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. The manager came to discuss our child’s allergies and prepared a meal she could eat. Couldn’t have been more pleased with our experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, good service

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Jennifer1234
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Didn’t enjoy our experience this time. It’s a good spot to bring kids since they have all day breakfast, but I was underwhelmed on our 2nd visit.
My shrimp/grits was just ok. Flavor was fine, but there were hard lumps in the grits. I was halfway through my meal before my glass of wine was delivered- despite asking after it a couple times. My husbands drink came with ice cubes mostly melted which led us to believe the drinks sat on the bar a while before being delivered. The tables around us remained uncleared/dirty for quite some time before they were cleared and when they were, the buswoman was practically throwing the dishes in the bin and consequently was very loud and disruptive.
All in all, there are other places to eat in Annapolis and we will be trying other restaurants in the future.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Iron Rooster using the Order Online button. Iron Rooster also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Iron Rooster also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 990-1600.

Iron Rooster is rated 4.5 stars by 681 OpenTable diners.

Iron Rooster does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://ironrooster.localgiftcards.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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