Paul's Homewood Cafe

4.6
696 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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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Annapolis treasure. Food is amazing, service is amazing and no matter how many years, weeks or months go past between visits were always as happy as the last time. Five stars aren’t enough

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LB
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I had a delicious dinner with drinks, our server was quite adept, knowledgeable, and friendly. We would certainly return and recommend to friends.

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MD
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful gen right in the mist of Annapolis. Delightfully unique menu.

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DS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pauls is an Annapolis treasure. The food is made with a family touch with the freshest ingredients. We enjoyed the crab cakes and greek salad. The greek selections (moussaka and other specials) are also delicious as well. It's a quiet, out of the way place locals always gravitate to. It's our go to place. Always greeted with kindness. Thank you Pauls for keeping the tradition going.

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G
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service coupled with excellent food quality and choices. Going back soon.

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BK
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter's choice for her 17th birthday... Service, food, table we requested... everything was just as we asked. We had a leisurely meal, and enjoyed every moment. Thank you for making the evening special for her.

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M
Baltimore
44 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was buzzing due to the Annapolis Film Festival. Fortunately we had reservations. Our server had a sense of humor and was happy to give us time with the menu due to the full restaurant & bar. 2 individuals had the lamb chops & thought they were excellent. My choice was the Patitssio, which I thought was overcooked. We had a good time with long time friends & will be back.

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ND
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Have dined at Paul's Homewood quite a few times over the years and have never been disappointed. The food is consistently well prepared. The Greek Meze Dinner is a good value, offering a variety of satisfying Greek comfort foods. Our server this visit was very attentive and accommodating, especially in light of the 30-minute late arrival of one in our party. Paul's has a lively atmosphere without being noisy. Will definitely dine here again.

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O
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paul's is an Annapolis gem!

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C
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Neighborhood Gem

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c
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great place to go for any occasion. We seem to order the Greek Four Meze Selections every time as the Greek food is the best in Annapolis. The mousaka is our favorite meze. I enjoyed the seafood platter. Good portion and crab cakes are good. Don't forget that they have free parking in the back.

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L
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

So looking forward to Restaurant week and first timer at Pauls... Disappointing. Salad was limp and overdressed, main was Ok, nice spices, baklava, yuk. I know a restaurant is good if I would come back... No. Service was very good and friendly ambiance. So disappointed 😣

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R
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Above all , my favorite restaurant. Thank you all again for giving us a memorable lunch.

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OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service. Would go back. Bar area a bit small.

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AK
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

Went during restaurant week. Food was mediocre at best. Stated diver scallops on the menu but the pasta dish clearly had bay scallops. Beef short ribs were ok but portion was small. I will say our service was excellent and there is a nice ambiance but it was overpriced for the low quality of food.

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LL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I ordered surf & turf would not order again. Could not cut steak because it was so fatty. The noise level was almost too loud to talk. Unfortunatly we had a party of 8 next to us and they were extremely loud and inconsiderate. Everything else was good, the lamb shank and fish.

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TH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don't need to critique a place that I find comfort returning to time to time. Its consistent with food, service, and atmosphere. If something were wrong or just not going well that evening there obviously could be a reason, which I would share quietly with the management, otherwise I will continue to support a local business that feels like home when I walk in. Its working well and I applaud everyone for their efforts in keeping their business consistent and making their customers feel like family.

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J
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice local restaurant. Friendly atmosphere. Very good food and service.

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JO
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect dining experience.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

They were unable to handle the restaurant week/pre opera rush. The appetizers were less than desirable, but entree & dessert were quite tasty

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J
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

Have been to Paul's many times and had reasonably good meals. The last two times, however, have been disappointing. On March 2nd for restaurant week, I ordered the Restaurant Week special of seafood pasta that was listed as diver scallops, shrimp, spinach, and a rose cream sauce. The scallops in the dish were inferior bay scallops, I saw no sign of spinach, and the sauce was much too sweet. MY wife had lamb shish kabob which was overdone and tasted as if it has been warmed up rather than cooked fresh. Overall, a very disappointing experience.

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L
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun night! Great food and good service!

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J
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So glad that we found this place. I loved the atmosphere and the food and service was impeccable. There is a lot to choose from as far as a vast variety of dishes from Greek to Italian entrees to salads. The dessert we had was a chocolate cake with mousse and it was outstanding. Very reasonably priced as well. We will definitely return!

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F
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went on a weeknight (President's Day) and the restaurant wasn't very crowded. We were with another couple, and we could carry on a conversation without any difficulty. Service was attentive. Our food was delicious, especially the eggplant bruschetta!

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EM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
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 on February 15, 2019
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 on February 14, 2019
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 on February 14, 2019
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 on February 14, 2019
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 9, 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 2, 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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