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About Paul's Homewood Cafe

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.

919 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Greek

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 10:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Woodlawn

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 267-7891 ext. 104

Website:
http://www.paulscafe-annapolis.com/

Executive Chef:
Michael Hollywood

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact the restaurant for more information.

Private Party Contact:
Chris Nicholas: (410) 267-7891 ext. 202

Additional:
Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Paul's Homewood Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (23)
Casual (13)
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Cozy (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Authentic (9)
Special Occasion (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Tapas (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Romantic (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Business Meals (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Fun (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

First time - very pleased with quality and overall experience. Maybe a little pricey though.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

The team at Paul’s could not be more accommodating. Very hospitable, timely and cheerful. Great hostess, server and busser. You could tell they liked working there and being ther.

Thank you,

Rick

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful experience. Make sure and ask for Chris. Won't be disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This was my second visitin the last year or so and it was a great experience. Most of us ordered the whole sea bass or rockfish and we all thought it was excellent.

Service was quick and efficient.

We will all return to this terrific local spot.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We were seated at a lovely four top by a window and found it very comfortable and quiet after a long day of driving.
Delicious warm rolls were brought to the table. I had the whole bronzino that I chose to fillet myself. It was absolutely delicious. My husband had a mezze dinner consisting of lemon soup, chicken kebab and pastichio felt the meat in pastichio was a little dry. The weakest link of the dinner was the Greek salad. The feta cheese and dressing were delicious, but the mixed lettuce was very wilted and seemed similar if not the same that comes out of the premade cellophane bags. Because of the poor quality of the lettuce, we were only able to pick at the salad. To go back to the beginning of the review, the overall food was good, and we would go back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We shared an appetizer of Moussaka. I had Lamb Shish Kabob and my husband had Lamb Shank. Both were good. We shared a bottle of Greek wine and had a lovely dinner.
Our waiter was very friendly and accommodating.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Annapolis best kept secret! Owners Chris and Anna are amazing as are the rest of the staff.

Tags: Casual, Tapas, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Was very nice for a date night with the wife. The crab cakes were tasty and the broccoli was awesome. Great evening and the wait staff was on top of it at all times.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Went for Sunday Brunch. Everything was okay except the waffle & chicken entre. It was served much later than the other 5 meals and when it finally came the chicken was burnt, dried out, and tasted awful. On the positive side, the other meals were very good and the menu was expansive for a brunch.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Relaxing atmosphere, excellent food and very helpful and pleasant server. Never disappoints.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Paul's is an underestimated find! The food is consistent and the staff is always to do whatever is requested for their guests. I would like to see the interior to be a little more 'inviting'. It is clean and functional as always but just tables and chairs....

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food, great service! First time there and can't wait to go back. Best clams casino I've ever had.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We ordered two entrees from the specials menu and they were excellent. The service was professional.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Our favorite neighborhood restaurant in Annapolis. The food is always delicious and the ambiance is great.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Average meal. Appetizers (scallops and oysters rockefeller) and salads were good. Main course was not as nearly as good. I ordered the whole sea bass and it was well seasoned but small, a bit oily, and although deboned by the kitchen had lots of bones. Wife had crab cakes and shrimp. The crab cake was a mushy with too much mayo and not a lot of chunks of lump meat. The sides..rice and asparagus and green beans were just ok and the waiter failed to tell us there were other options for sides. They were out of most of the deserts so had to order my 3rd choice..homemade lemon meringue pie which was very good.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Simply wonderful. Charming restaurant with outstanding food and service. Combines Maryland w Mediterranean cuisines perfectly. I seriously can't wait to return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Dinner before homecoming was great. Dan got us in and out very quick and the food was excellent.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Always great food, reasonable price, friendly staff and easy atmosphere with white table cloths and napkins....you can't beat it.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Delicious Greek food. Friendly service. Homemade. Very good!

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Love this restaurant! My favorite in Annapolis.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

We dine at Paul's several times a year and expect and experience a good overall experience. It is one of our favorite Annapolis restaurants. Unfortunately this visit the noise was an issue and the service not up to par.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Always a pleasure coming here. Greek inspired menu but also has fresh seafood and many other items. Service is excellent. Tapas, appetizers and fresh salads all good. I ordered the baby lamb chops and one was a little underdone. No problem! They scrambled to make it right and were back lickety-split and apologized. We have also enjoyed their Sunday Brunch and would highly recommend this as well. Pauls is definitely a neighborhood gem. We will keep coming back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Great for Brunch, Casual, Cozy, Authentic, Tapas, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Always dependable service and food. Have never been disappointed here.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Fantastic soft shells. Great home cooked food. Excellent value.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

the list above omitted the obvious; GREAT FOOD!! Every dinner choice selected in multiple visits has been GREAT.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

First time for Brunch, very satisfied, great value!!

Tags: Romantic, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

I loved Paul's Homewood café! Authentic Greek food that is very comforting. Nice artwork on the walls. Our server, who I believe is named Rick, was terrific, very attentive, knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. We were a group of five and four of us got the Meze dinner option, which allows you to choose three or four options, like a combo plate. The spanakopita was truly delicious, with just enough of the peppery flavor to make it much better than average. The pastichio that I had, was perhaps the best I have ever had, including those that I have had on my visits to Athens. I also chose the lamb kebabs, which is served with a light fluffy rice. My folks adored the Moussaka. We shared the fried calamari as an appetizer, and I have never seen people vying to get food from a shared dish so aggressively... truly delish, it had a lovely sweetness to it – that does not mean sugary. We ate outside, on a lovely evening, and we had the patio to ourselves. The fifth diner in our group had a seafood meal, which he said was outstanding. As to the quantity of food, I brought home almost half of my dinner, which makes this plays a terrific value. It could have used a little more privacy from the lattice fence; however, it was still delightful. Unfortunately, I do not live in Annapolis, Maryland. We were in town for a wedding, and when I return to Annapolis, I will immediately go back to Paul's... this place is a gem!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Casual, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Second time here and it was great again. The dolmades are the best I've had. Great service on both visits.

Tags: Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Excellent food and service. Quiet surroundings. Desserts were amazing. All at affordable prices.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

It was a great experience for the price ... yasou!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We dine at Paul's often. The food is always wonderful, whether we choose small plates,
entrees from the regular menu, or specials. Best calamari anywhere. Eggplant bruschetta
is wonderful. Chris is our favorite server, but everyone has always been very attentive without
being overbearing. We love that they stock Great Frogs wine from the local Annapolis winery.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 16, 2017

My wife and I had heard really good things thru friends and were more then pleasantly surprised. The food was outstanding and the service was better! A really nice find.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on August 14, 2017

Celebrated our wedding anniversary with dinner at Paul's Homewood Cafe. We just love this place!! Food, service, and atmosphere are fantastic!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Great food. Reasonable prices. Friendly staff. What's not to like? The food is fresh and delicious. The owners aren't the first generation from this family to operate this restaurant, but over the years it has just gotten better and better! One or both of the owners are usually there, and the well-trained staff is eager to please. If you've tried Paul's Homewood Cafe, you're either a local or a regular (or both). If you haven't tried it, so yourself a favor....

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Authentic, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 9, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Paul's Homewood Cafe and we will definitely visit again. This was our first time there and did not like our table location but in fairness to Paul's staff we did not ask to be moved and we should have. The table was isolated (which some folks may have enjoyed) but we prefer to be closer to the action. Also, the table was on the path to the bathrooms. The food was excellent, interesting and attractively served. Our server was top notch.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Really nice experience. Fine food, friendly staff. We'll definitely be going back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 3, 2017

We planned a business dinner at Paul's and had a lot of fun there because of the ambience. We will be back.!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Always consistent ,excellent Mediterranean cuisine.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We all loved our meals. They were cooked to order and the presentation was very nice. The waiter was attentive but not obtrusive and we had an enjoyable evening. I had the Brazilian sea bass (whole) and it was most and flakey with my fork. Nicely spiced. My wife and her girlfriends had the rockfish which was grilled nicely, moist and well spiced but not as quite as tastey as we've had it in another restaurant. Still good; my wife felt it was better than my bass. My friend had lamb chops which looked beautiful upon arrival in a red wine reduction sauce. He was very pleased with his meal.

We shared a couple pieces of baklava and felt that it was a bit dry. It could have used some more honey.

The wine was nice and the ambiance perfect. We will return.

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·Dined on July 24, 2017

We enjoyed our meal very much. Three of us got steaks which were great. Our waitress Michele was wonderful. We'll be back

Tags: Good for a Date
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