Paul's Homewood Cafe

4.6
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$30 and under
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American
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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.4
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E
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the ambiance. Our server was very attentive in the right way. Had rockfish dish and he had duck breast both were delicious and very well prepared. Appetizers were perfect Can’t remember the name of the cheese flambé dish but that is a must have. Seafood sampler was wonderful as well. Perfectly priced. Will be back.

RD
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Small place so reservations are recommended. Did a nice birthday celebration for my wife.

WP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here for 30 years, always great and never disappoints.

PE
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always outstanding! When I want a consistent, go-to restaurant to take out of town guests - this is the place that I take them. They are so accommodating to my 83 year old mother. The waiters recognize us and all come to say hello. The service is charming - down to the young men refilling our water glasses. Their Avgolemeno soup is to die for. I had Lamb Chops the other night - perfectly cooked. Their Greek Spreads, particularly the Teramasalat, are fantastic. Honestly, nothing bad here.

KB
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Family owned restaurant. Parking at a premium.

a
Baltimore
102 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent

OT
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Paul’s is a go to place for us. Friendly neighborhood restaurant with good service and a nice variety of entree’s.

EK
Washington DC
75 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had dinner before the Annapolis Symphony and enjoyed our meal. I had crab cake platter and my husband had the Greek specialties. Greek wine and baklava for dessert.

OF
Baltimore
39 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Paul's is an inviting place . Our server was professional, interested in us and knew his food and drink. there is a good variety of food at this Greek restaurant but Greek food is the focus and there very good mezzs's, dips , Greek beer and Santorini wine. The Food is Ok but nothing to rave about. My lamb kabobs were uniformly tough and over cooked, the dolmedes were neither cold nor hot , sort of meh! My spouse had chicken piccata and it was over sauced. Vegetables were excellent and salads were fine. In my experience there is no real Greek salad outside of Greece!

LL
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a Tuesday evening, but the restaurant was very busy. The staff was extremely busy covering their tables, but still paid enough attention to their customers. The food may have taken just a few minutes more than usual to be served. The food was good quality and delicious.

a
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Paul's is a great restaurant for locals - food is very good, service always excellent! A nice place to dine anytime if you're a native or visitor!

J
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites in the Annapolis area. Really good food and service. I had the Lamb Shank. Fiancee had the veal. Both excellent.

UM
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food and service. Was wonderful

e
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wait time with a reservation was about 20 minutes for our table (we were on-time for the reservaation). The wait put a bit of a damper on an otherwise wonderful night of delicious food. Our waiter was very attentive and knew the menu very well.

OT
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the service & food exceeded my expectations! I’ve never had a bad experience at Paul’s!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy ourselves at Paul’s

PR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great pre-theatre dinner with friends. Service was great, attentive and mindful of our show time. The food is always consistently good but this time the grape leaves were a little on the dry side. That won’t stop us returning - Paul’s is our “go to” neighbored cafe for dine dining.

c
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Greek food in Annapolis. My wife always picks the Meze plate. Had the fresh halibut with lemon caper sauce. cooked to perfection. Beautiful. Highly recommend.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual.

P
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paul’s Homewood remains a constant in Annapolis for those of us who have enjoyed dining there for decades - the service, ambiance, value, presentation and - most of all - quality of the menu items are tiptop and a home away from home for the local - if not the tourist - community. Anna and her family continue to welcome us like old friends, despite the only periodic visits 4-5 times a year for lunch and dinner. While those family members who used to wait table have occasional other responsibilities these day the training for new staff should be a model of all Annapolis restaurants - servers are professional always have a smile and know the menu well. Yes, of course, we’ll return again and again.....hopefully, enabled to return more often!!

CC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a warm, casual environment to enjoy a family dinner!

M
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I wish they could do something to suppress the sound.

EK
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We attended concert at Maryland Hall and Paul’s Cafe is a great place for dinner.

a
Baltimore
102 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best local restaurants.

d
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I usually do not give an opinion or even complete a survey for anything. Paul’s is so good I could not resist. The staff was excellent. Attentive enough to ensure you have a great meal, but not intrusive. I was solo and the waiter, Rick was gracious enough to engage in small talk and to enjoy my acerbic sense of humor.

It is the kind of small, local restaurants that you are immediately comfortable in and you wish it was seven blocks from where you live. A quiet, somewhat sophisticated clientele was appreciated.

The meal was delicious. I had the grilled sea bass with only infused olive oil and lemon juice. God, I love Greek cooking. Honestly, one of the best fish I have ever eaten and I am from Florida, so I know fish. A more than adequate wine selection is available.

I cannot wait to return.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are a European or an American who enjoys the flavor of the life you MUST eat there! It is like a fusion best food from Greece and USA. Definitely The best option in Annapolis.

MW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience, this was my first visit but not my last

A
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great local venue with good service and like the mediterranean menu.

b
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there Saturday night to celebrate our anniversary and brought along two friends who had never dined there and they were so impressed with the outstanding service by Frank, the delicious cuisine ( we always order their “ specials”) and the overall great and neighborhood friendly dining experience. We will certainly come back many more times and our friends will too!
Rich and Fran Becker

KP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paul's has the best crabcakes in town! Their food quality is always exceptional and the service is outstanding!

LF
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a "thank goodness it's Friday dinner" at Paul's cafe and it was fabulous, as usual!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always very consistent. Great food and amazing people/staff!

TS
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service! Food was flavorful, however Greek specialties could have had more of the delicious spices that are highlighted in Greek cuisine. Flavors were mild, but delicious.

AA
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frank is the best!! He always remembers our drink orders..

OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service as usual. Amazing good value for fine food

JH
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The only thing I would like to see is a captain wine list, there is a great value with the current list that I would not change

w
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was only the second time I was at Paul's for brunch but have eaten lunch and dinner there many times over the years. Service and food are always reliably good. Brunch offered a nice selection of classic dishes plus some with Paul's signature Greek cuisine such as Greek eggs and lamb. Plus, the restaurant offered a free mimosa at brunch! Paul's has a comfortable neighborhood feel and offers good value for the money.

WW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good

KJ
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I found this restaurant by chance, having done a search on OpenTable ... The menu looked promising and I was in the mood for a quick drive to Annapolis ... The staff was very friendly ... The food was delicious ... The atmosphere was very nice ...

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful