Paul's Homewood Cafe

4.6
670 reviews
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Blending the tastes of the Chesapeake with traditional Mediterranean cuisine, Paul’s Homewood Cafe will entice you with an intriguing menu. Choose from a selection of Mediterranean and Greek specialties, or American favorites including grilled steaks and our version of the Maryland crab cake. Our popular dining room has the classy, yet casual feel of a European bistro and there is a separate dining room upstairs for private gatherings. Located away from the bustle of the city's historic district, our Zagat-rated restaurant offers plenty of free, off-street parking. If you never visited us, come experience our family-friendly atmosphere and the food that has made Paul's Homewood Cafe an Annapolis favorite for more than 60 years.
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EM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four friends met for a delightful Sunday brunch,provided by an excellent and personable server. We will return.

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FS
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time eating here but not the last. Are server name was Danial and he was great. Explained what everything was in detail, so no surprises. My husband and I decided on the Greek Meze Dinner it came with Greek Salad or Greek Spreads with Pita. You picked 3 or 4 other items for a very reasonable set price. Between us we had Avgolemono Soup, Dolmades, Pastitsio and Chicken and Lamb Kabob. Everything was excellent and cannot wait to come back to try other items. Nice wine list a little high in price, but some good picks. Would recommend this to all as something for everyone on the menu.

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OT
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic Valentines Day! The food and service were excellent and the bill was reasonable. Finally tried a few new items and now I’m left to wonder why it took me so long to explore other options. Will be headed back soon.

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BA
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paul's never fails to offer delicious food and warm ambiance. The Valentine's day menu was great. Our favorite was the shrimp appetizer; we could have eaten it all night. Our salads were fresh and tangy. Entrees included lovely vegetables. The Key Lime pie was scrumptious. The staff always greets us as family. Paul's is definitely our "go-to" spot.

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

Had a wonderful Valentines Dinner with friends Three of us got short ribs which were wonderful with a red wine sauce. A friend got the rockfish which she also loved. Reasonable price for a bottle of wine and the waiter was excellent. The high school bus boys were well trained and did such a nice job of filling water, etc.

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CM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

My favorite Annapolis restaurant-- the food is consistently good...

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A
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My group of seven work colleagues/friends could not have been happier with our choice of Paul's to celebrate a milestone event. The ambiance, service, food, and wine were all perfect. Those who ordered the Chicken Marsala and Chicken Parmigiana were raving about their choices (and had leftovers to boot). The rest of us were happy with our greek salads with either salmon or chicken. All in all, I highly recommend!

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KL
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An excellent neighborhood place - a West Street treasure. I think they have the best crab cakes in town, and the Greek specialties are delicious. Servers are helpful and attentive.

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MC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice restaurant. Friendly staff. Quarters are a little cramped but it feels homey. Food was delicious and very well priced.

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RM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

They went out of their way to make us feel special. The waiter was especially attentive. The food was excellent. All five of us enjoyed our meal. I think this is a wonderful restaurant for special occasions or just a relaxed evening out. We were on the lowest level and it was very quiet. However when I was upstairs the noise seemed to rise and it was a little loud.

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j
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

You always get a good (but not great) meal at Pauls

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NC
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Service is usually pretty good. This time the waiter walked away in the middle of me ordering (but there was a large crazy table so I understand). Later he asked if me and my date wanted pepper. We both said yes but then he only served pepper to my date and walked away lol!!! (We thought that maybe he couldn’t hear us well). All in all he was friendly and it was still a good time so we will come back soon. Btw the seafood appetizer is a fav and the lamb chops were awesome. Never cooking lamb at home again!

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RH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable. One of our favorite restaurants in the area.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The clams casino are epic with a cordon of thick bacon on top. The rack of lamb was excellent, great grill and spices and accompanied with a tasty twice baked potatoes and roasted veggies. Reasonable wine selection as well. Can’t wait to go back.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food as usual.

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C
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great first time at Paul’s - wonderful ambiance and service. Food and wine were excellent!

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TT
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years Eve Dinner

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OT
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was good food wise but it was not communicated how much the fixed price meal for New Years Eve was. It was about $55 per person and that was not made known.

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m
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Never had a meal here that I did not enjoy. However, I am only giving this visit a two star rating. There were no pepperoncini on the Greek salad and the risotto served with the Osso Bucco special was over done. It was was so mushy it was inedible. The only thing that stopped me from sending it back was that the veal shank was so flavorful. They out did themselves. Thank you!

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PT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Too noisy. Way too loud. We couldn’t talk with each other.

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RT
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff went over and above to help our guests with their young children and to provide additional meals as some in the party changed their minds about what to order. Table settings were changed to accommodate the children. The service was only exceeded by the food! A great, relaxing place. We were there previous, and we shall go back again. Thank you, to all involved.

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a
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for an early dinner, pre theater. The food was very good, server was attentive but not intrusive. Very nice ambiance

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CS
Baltimore
65 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Cozy neighborhood spot with nice menu, tasty food and great service. Really good value. We’ll be back.

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HR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. It was our first visit but we will be back.

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KP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner! Our server was attentive and courteous. We enjoy the neighborhood restaurant and are always pleased. The seafood platter and the three meza dinners are exceptional.

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l
Baltimore
65 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Sunday brunch and it was great! The special seafood huevos rancheros was a unique plate, and complemented the standards of salmon and crab egg benedict. The salmon platter was excellent as well. Free mimosas as well! Location is minutes from historic Annapolis and there is free parking in the back. Stop in, you won't be disappointed.

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RT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

All of the wait staff are great. We always feel comfortable & comforted. Like family that you want to be with.

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S
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, outstanding service. Family owned and operated by wonderful people. One of the best restaurants in Annapolos

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j
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We enjoy going to Paul's. We had the Sea Bass and while the fish was on the small size, it was very good. The reason I gave it 3 stars was because of the male server. He was kind of goofy.. While serving our meals, he kept changing his voice to these silly sounds. Then he cane by wearing a silly plastic hat! We weren't the only table that were rolling our eyes.. Hopefully the management will reign him in. It was a BIG distraction to a usually very enjoyable meal with friends. This isn't Chuckie Cheese!!

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JB
Baltimore
86 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paul’s was packed to the gills on Saturday night and everything is still wowing me here. The ambience is cozy, the food delicious, and the service pleasant. I opted for Chicken Mediterranean which came with fresh green beans and red peppers and a double baked potato. I had a nice glass of white wine blend from Greece. Prices are still so reasonable for a meal that includes a side salad and bread.

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s
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The restaurant was so loud, we could not hear our dining partners at the other side of the table.

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MD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent service. We arrived at 1230 sunday for brunch very few cars in lot yet all smoked salmon gone. Waiter offered ‘one free’ mimosa but it came after meal almost gone. Had coupon but server said it couldnt be used because, tho it was sent digitally, he needed it printed out.
If the restaurant would work on these few problem areas it is a eeasonable place to enjoy brunch.

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WB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner and excellent service. Can’t wait until we go again!

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OT
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have been to Paul's over one hundred times over the years. I have never had a meal that was less than exceptional and the staff has always been friendly and professional.

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p
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent find! Will definitely return. All should consider it a "go to" place in Annapolis.

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AF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have lived in Annapolis all 49 years of my life. My mom recently turned my family onto Paul's. I had no idea this neighborhood gem was here. It is outstanding, high quality food for a very reasonable price. The atmosphere is very clean, crisp, quiet, and cozy. I highly recommend visiting Paul's, but make sure to have a reservation for dinner! I've now been for lunch and dinner, and they both are GREAT!

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d
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good, but so noisy we couldn't have a conversation. Service was spotty.

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BB
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good. Service , food, and ambience. A great local restaurant.

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EG
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

I truly believe my last experience at Paul's is not reflective of the great restaurant it has been. Unfortunately, it was an off night ... food preparation of Greek dishes I ordered and service quality were lacking.
Perhaps, I'll go back under the recommendations of friends, who have given it high marks over the years.

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a
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner. The service, staff and the menu selections were all excellent.

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