Iron Rooster

4.4
500 reviews
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$30 and under
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Breakfast
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  • Great for Lunch
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for Birthdays
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Breakfast, American, Southern
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Hours of operation
Monday - Saturday: 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM

AM Happy Hour: Weekdays from 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
PM Happy Hour: Weekdays from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Closed Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day
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Phone number
(410) 990-1600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Aaron (Moose) Musinski
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Free valet with validation on Friday and Saturday nights.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 500 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.4
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4.1
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4.0
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We had a great Fathers Day celebration. Food was good. Lots of young families which made it very comfortable, as we were there with our noisy 20 month grandson. We have been several times before and will definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

One of our favorite spots in Annapolis. Great dunks, great apps, and a really cool menu. Highly recommend the waffle burger, the crab cakes, or have breakfast for dinner.

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3.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Breakfast was definitely overrated. The wait staff was great but the quality of the food was not.
You would be better served by stopping at Dunkin Donuts for a coffee and a donut.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

It was our first time to go to this restaurant. The food was excellent. I ordered the breakfast steak burrito and coffee. Coffee was perfect for my taste: strong. Our server was courteous and friendly. Even the people in the front confirmed our reservation and seated us immediately. My wife and I didn't wait long for us to be served. They were all fast and efficient. Overall, it was a very nice experience for us.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Great chicken and waffles, even as a supper item. Also the green fried tomato appetizer was very good and I don't usually like tomatoes.

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2.0Dined on May 31, 2018

The experience of the our party was that the food was too heavy, did not match menu description(s), was luke warm and in was case tasted burnt and overall not very good. All of the diners in our party were sick within a few hours and throughout the next day.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Although there was a mix up w/our reservation, the staff was able to seat us w/in minutes. Food was freshly prepared & on time. Wait staff was polite & attentive.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Even though my son is commissioned and leaving Annapolis... we will keep visiting from Nashville for Navy football and the Pop Tarts #beatArmy #team62forever 💙

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2.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Very disappointed in the service. Our waitress took over 10 mins to return with drinks. She seemed annoyed when we said we would like to order, never asked if we wanted refills. Prices have gone up. $6.95 for 3 pieces of bacon is overpriced. A waffle and a side of bacon cost close to $18 more than the eggs Benedict with a side of potatoes.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

The chicken and waffles were delicious!! I would definitely order them again.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

My favorite place in Annapolis! Delicious food, impeccable service and gorgeous views from the tables out front.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Diverse menu comfort food we went on the busiest day of the year the service from the mailre de was fast we got great service

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

My daughter and her friend brought my husband and me to Iron Rooster for Mother's Day. They love the food. We came in a half hour early and had to wait less than 10 minutes. Appreciate that! Food was excellent: chicken pot pie, dirty rice with chicken, burger on waffles, and biscuits and gravy. Mimosa was great as well as the Arnold Palmer iced tea with lemonade, Jailbreak Infinitive Red Ale and 'Cast the Monkey' whit beer. Waitress was very attentive and pleasant. Would have preferred sitting upstairs....more modern with the bathrooms on that level. Was given a coupon for $10 off at next visit for Mother's Day. Nice treat. Thank you, Iron Rooster. We'll be back!

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Honestly I was disappointed. I was really looking forward to going here based on reviews from my friends. The execution on the meal was not up to standard and the wait staff was not friendly. The deviled eggs were salty and the cakes on cakes was average in flavor. I was expecting more from my experience and will not be returning.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great location in downtown Annapolis. We had a great view of the streets, Ego Alley, and the marina. The drinks were fabulous and even the kids enjoyed the food. We'll be back.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Overall the food and serve was great. We love coming here and haven't add an item we didn't like.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Wonderful as always

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Food and service were amazing as always! Food came super fast and was BEYOND delicious. Extra bonus arriving in time to catch the end of happy hour and scoring some terrific, cheap cocktails!

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Small office staff attending lunch to celebrate administrative professionals day. Nice walk from parking garage. Beautiful area. Menu selection is incredible. Home made Roos-tarts (poptarts) were AMAZING! Second story seating. Friendly Manager. It was my first time and i was WOWed :) Thanks!

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

It was our one year. I liked it, girlfriend did not think it was fancy enough. :)

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Great Eggs Benedict. Friendly staff. Good menu. Will definitely return . Be prepared to pay for parking!

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Food was good and you get big portions. Place had a good vibe to it. A country look inside.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The mixed berry pop-tart is on point! An absolute must try.

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1.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Posted on yelp & trip advisor:
Four of us had dinner at the Iron Rooster in Annapolis. We had all eaten there before and thought the food was very good. However, this meal was tragic. Two of us had the shrimp and grits. The grits were lumpy and tasteless, and the shrimp were overcooked. One had the chicken pot pie which was a thick, tough "biscuit" over some goop that resembled wall paper paste, with very little vegetables or meat. The last person had the meatloaf. It appeared as if the meatloaf had been fried to heat it up. A lot of it was uneaten. The salads were served with the entrees, but only after we reminded the waiter that they had been ordered. Next time we'll go to Miss Shirley's.

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Went for dinner with wife & friend. Eat early on a Tuesday, about 6:30. No one was there except a few in the bar.
Food was good but not great, yet pricey for what you got. But that’s Annapolis due to high volume of tourist.
Place had no atmosphere and was stark and plain. Good for breakfast but expect more for dinning out in the evening.
Would not return for dinner but would go for breakfast.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Always good!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I literally came to iron rooster just for the chicken and waffles. They’re the best I’ve ever had. The portion of chicken/waffle has been sized down, at least my memory tells me it has, but I imagine that has to do with the high demand and making the kitchen more efficient. Our drinks were... not good at all, especially for 10 dollars each we got a watered down whiskey drink and a vodka drink that tasted like a cranberry vodka from armadillos at 11pm. Just sayin’, I was hoping to top of my favorite meal with a fancy cocktail but the drinks fell flat. Will still be back for when that chicken and waffle craving hits - and our server was great by the way!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Our extended family met at the Iron Rooster for our Easter Dinner. There were 8 of us. The service was prompt and friendly. We weren't rushed thru our meal. we had a few apps... the pop tart special, bowl of bacon, and fired peas. All were great. I had the Shrimp and Grits and enjoyed it very much. It was a great meal... a bit on the pricy side, but delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Awesome!! Food was delicious and came out quick, service was great! But you MUST make a reservation.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great server and phenomenal food. Get there early and get a great view upstairs.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

OMG... The pork belly pot roast is to die for. Trust me. We can't stop talking about it.

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Service was very good as was the food. Nice location and casual atmosphere

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Outstanding in every way. Food, service and friendliness!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The food was wonderful-great chicken and waffles but the real star was the shrimp on a biscuit! The biscuit was TO DIE for and we wished for many of them :-). The dish was not heavy which for whatever reason we had expected it to be-nice surprise! Waiter left quite a bit to be desired including asking if we wanted the gravy on the side (yes please) and then not bringing a spoon for it...we told him we were splitting both dishes and asked for two extra plates and we received two dessert or appetizer size plates...not really appropriate for the dishes we ordered. That said-the service was a small blip and I will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

All four of us agreed the food was delicious and the service was top notch.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

My sister and I chose Iron Rooster for Annapolis Restaurant Week, and we were pleased with our choice! The chicken and waffles were amazing. Best we’ve had, the gravy was perfect. We ordered everything off the Restaurant Week Menu and for Roostarts we ordered the mixed berries and the brown sugar and cinnamon. Brown sugar and cinnamon, we thought, was better than the mixed berries. Only reason I didn’t give 5 stars is the entrees were our least favorite. The chimichurri sauce was more sweet than savory, we’re used to more vinegar and salt. Come hungry!

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

This place is cute and atmospheric, and the service was very good, but the food was disappointing, with limited vegetarian options. I can't really recommend that bean-burger -- the texture verged on slimy. The fries were great, however, so all was not lost.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

I was in Annapolis on an Arlington County day trip and wanted to have lunch on my own. I chose Iron Rooster based on both OpenTable and Yelp reviews. I wasn’t disappointed.

I arrived a bit early for my 12:15 reservation. No problem. Even thought I was alone, I was seated at a four-top in the window by the bar. My server, Kenya, who was also the bartender, was excellent. I ordered coffee (which she kept refiling) and the crab hash with poached eggs, which was delicious — lots of jumbo lump crab meat with asparagus, crispy potatoes, red peppers, bacon, chipotle hollandaise, and Old Bay. Very tasty, and enough to keep me full for the rest of the day.

The ambiance in the bar was great ... people eating at the bar and at tables. There’s “normal” seating in the rest of the restaurant and upstairs; lighter and airier, but not as much fun.

If you’re looking a place with excellent food that’s not too fancy near the City Dock, this is the place you should try.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

It was a snowy night followed by rain. The adults were able to order comfort food and drinks and the kids had breakfast for dinner. A win-win! All topped off with a homemade pop tart for dessert. Yum!

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Really Great menu, fresh ingredients, creative options and attentive service. The homemade brown sugar "pop tart" was amazing as was the avocado stuffed with crab meat salad. I wish we had this restaurant in our home town. It was authentic, delicious and fun.

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