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The Choptank in Annapolis, MD - The Choptank - Annapolis, Annapolis, MD

The Choptank - Annapolis

4.6
4.6
1118 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Local Chesapeake Seafood and Crabhouse featuring live entertainment, craft cocktails, carefully curated wine list, and the best scenic view of the Chesapeake in the region!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 74 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (443) 808-1992
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Mike Fearson

What 1,118 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Great for scenic views

  • Greater Annapolis

    Best Overall

  • Greater Annapolis

    Best Service

  • Greater Annapolis

    Great for brunch

  • Greater Annapolis

    Innovative

  • Greater Annapolis

    Healthy

  • Greater Annapolis

    Hot spot

  • Greater Annapolis

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Greater Annapolis

    Lively

  • Greater Annapolis

    Most Booked

1,118 Reviews
  1. tinaw

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice atmosphere crap soup, rockfish, crab dip were all very good. Oysters Rockefeller was very disappointing. Considering that’s my favorite style of oyster and hard to find restaurants that serve Rockefeller. But over all wonderful atmosphere probably anytime of year! Def was a nice dinner! Will def back in the summer w those garage doors open!

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  2. Disappointed

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I am embarrassed to have invited friends to be my guests at The Choptank. We five were looking forward to the experience after viewing the menu, but were sorely disappointed by the experience. The best, but mediocre, dish was the calamari appetizer. The worst dish was the Eastern Shore Cobb Salad full of hidden, white, romaine lettuce cores. The server was eager to take our order and then entirely absent for the remainder of our visit. Guests who ordered prepared food from the kitchen had an uncomfortable wait after their food was served (and cooled) while waiting for those who ordered from the raw bar to be served to start eating. "Energetic" is the wrong word to describe the noise level - it's so loud you cannot carry on a conversation with those at your table.

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  3. DeeLL

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I recently celebrated my mother's birthday at Choptank, and I must say, it was an exceptional dining experience from start to finish. Everything about the evening was excellent – from the delectable food to the refreshing drinks and the inviting atmosphere. Our waiter was simply fantastic, providing attentive service and catering to our every need with a smile. The level of hospitality demonstrated by the staff truly made the evening memorable. What truly stood out was the unexpected gesture from the manager. An extra T-bone steak had been prepared inadvertently, and instead of letting it go to waste, the manager generously gifted it to my mother in honor of her birthday. It was a thoughtful and heartwarming gesture that elevated the entire dining experience. Overall, Choptank exceeded my expectations, and I am already looking forward to returning again and again. If you're looking for impeccable service, delicious food, and a welcoming atmosphere, Choptank is the place to be. Highly recommended!

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  4. Sandra

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eat here all the time and are always happy with the food and service but mostly the view.

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  5. Jesus

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved! Yesterday, February 25, I celebrated my anniversary, and it was worth it. I sat down at the fourth table on the right, a boy waited on me. Excellent attention and recommendations. The food was crab soup and a delicious hamburger, and the dessert was excellent, 100% recommended. with lake view

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  6. AnnH

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The appetizers were awesome! No matter which dish… the oysters were amazing! The wait time between dishes, and for the waitress to return was pretty bad. Our entrées were in the range of so so too pretty good. Our waitress was very polite, but painfully slow. Out of sheer frustration, I had to go to the hostess to pay my bill so that we could leave. It was our first time going to The Choptank and would try it again only based on the appetizers. It was not the experience I was hoping for seeing that we were celebrating my husband‘s 60th birthday. 

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food, great crowd. Thanks for everything

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The all-around noise level was too much. Could not have a conversation without yelling . The food and service were good and viewed of water was very nice.

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  9. Foodie225

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. The Choptank never disappoints! Started with local oysters and the tuna tartar both were exceptional. The pan seared rockfish was so delicious. We added the mushrooms and mashed fingerling potatoes. Great addition to our dinner.

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  10. JaneH

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Lily was amazing.Friendly, knowledgable about the entire menu and just seems like a really nice person. Lily made our dining experience most enjoyable .

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On our first trip to Annapolis, Choptank served the best crab cake I have ever eaten!

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  12. WalterM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is excellent for a date night. Sure you'll spend a good amount but it's worth it.

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  13. AlishaR

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had dinner at The Choptank while visiting Annapolis and had a wonderful experience. The ambiance was perfect and the staff were all very kind and accommodating. Danny especially was an absolute sweetheart and went out of her way to make us feel welcome for our first time visiting the city. We will definitely be back the next time we are in Annapolis!

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  14. SyreetaM

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my mother's birthday and they were absolutely great! The food was awesome as always! John out waiter went above and beyond to make sure my mom enjoyed herself.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal experience! Will do again. Great service and food.

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  16. Annieo

    New York City

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent seafood , great service and fun atmosphere. King Crab legs were fantastic and oysters were delicious,

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  17. CarynH

    Orlando

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent place to eat, hard to get into though so be sure to get a reservation!

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  18. Caroline

    Baltimore

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a great venue. Wait staff was nice and accommodating. However, our steak was overwhelmingly undercooked, and too oily. The carrots we got as a size came out cold. Was just very expensive, for the food to be mediocre at best. We are a pretty easy going crew. I think these are some easy fixes, so just wanted to hop in here to bring awareness to the staff. We plan to come back at least one more time, as I feel this restaurant has potential.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another EXCEPTIONAL experience at The Choptank in Annapolis!!! Atlas Restaurant Group crushes it in every location, every time!!!

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  20. George

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food good overall - oysters were small, main course fish solid but nothing special. Staff brought out our entrees before we got our apps, but took them back and manager comped us our apps. Tables were a little tight, could use more space in between. Overall experience was fine but nothing standout - kinda overpriced for what you get.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had an amazing time the service was amazing it was a little loud but it wasn’t too bad.

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  22. Tisha

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wasn’t expecting the menu to change, drinks wasn’t great an the crab cake was small

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  23. StephenB

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    EXCELLENT and POLITE server Attentive staff Great food

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  24. KevinG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the Choptank. Yes, this is a pricey establishment, so don't go there looking for a cheap meal. That being said, the service was excellent, the ambiance wonderful with views of the water, and the drinks and food were spot on. Although I was there in the winter, I can see how this would be a great place in the summer with the available outdoor seating.

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  25. GerriC

    Wilmington

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit to The Choptank, and we will be going back. Mary Kate was an amazing server, as well.

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  26. Organicfoodie

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Came here for Valentine’s Day. We live in Annapolis so normally go to other more local places, but I had an Atlas gift card to use so we went. Our Server was lovely, she was very attentive and super friendly! Food is good, crab cake had a nice amount of lump crab in it. Price points are way too high IMHO. One of the biggest reasons we don’t go much is because it always smells like a dirty mop in there! Summer is the worst for it, but it smelled on Valentine’s when my husband and I were just there. Not sure what is up with not being able to clean with a clean mop/ dish towel?!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service! Dani the floor manager was incredible and made our birthday girls night so special! The food was delicious and the ambience just what we were looking for!

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  28. Eric

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had our pre-Valentines Day dinner here last night. We ordered calamari, crab cakes, and broccolini. The food and the service were fantastic. Admittedly it was a bit loud, but it was a Saturday night and the place was full of people. Our waitress (I believe her name was Cam) was very attentive and friendly. I would highly recommend for date night or dinner with friends/family.

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  29. Woods

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We the filet mignon which was cooked to perfection. The other meal was the twin stuffed lobster tails. As a side dish, we had the corn pudding. We are ready to go back! Everything was succulent!

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  30. TrishB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Food comes from “different” kitchens; my husband was done with his appetizer before I even received mine. Chioppino was very good, streamed clams excellent, however, my sea bass was broiled on the outside and ice cold (not cooked) just below the surface. My husband called over the manager who was very nice but it took at least 20 min for the sea bass to be served a second time. Upstairs near bar very noisy. We could not converse without yelling. Servers are nice, kitchen is extremely slow. Took 2 hours for an appetizer and an entree. For the amount they charge, I’d go elsewhere.

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  31. Steve470

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of our favorite places to eat when we're in Annapolis. I was a little disappointed to be seated in the bar area where it was hard to hold a conversation due to the noise level.

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  32. NelsonG

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fast seating, good service communication - fantastic food.

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  33. Veetova

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    An extreme underwhelming experience with mediocre but costly food. The crab dip was overly oily, watery cocktails, very salty cioppino and very very mediocre lobster roll.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic place!! Kate our waitress was incredible!!

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  35. TimD

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I went on a date there on a Friday night expected it to be a nice time. I could barely hear my date talk as she was sitting right across from me. The booth seat was so much lower than the table that we had to switch seats because I could barely see her. It made it uncomfortable to eat since the table basically was level with my chest. The menus were huge and the same size as the table, which was not stable, so we ended up putting them on the floor. It took 15 minutes for the waitress to finally see us. The drinks and the crab soup were actually pretty good but the overall experience was not. Do not go if you want to have a intimate time on a busier night.

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  36. GlennR

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and location great! Acoustics and noise levels are way too loud for price of admission…

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  37. KayD

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The calamari and server were excellent! The food overall was decent, would expect it to be better for the price and type of restaurant.

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  38. GaryB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We went for our anniversary dinner. We we looking for something quiet and romantic. We were not offered the dinning area upstairs. We basically ate in the bar with most people watching football. It was extremely loud. My steak was burnt on the outside so it tasted like burnt steak. Potatos were cold. Overall it was a poor showing.

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  39. DAWNB

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very expensive! Food was good, service was good, but very pricy. The cost of a single raw oyster was ridiculous. Would love to say that this will be on our frequent list, but it won't.

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  40. NayshaC

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was so great. Me and my husband went to date night and the food was amazing. We got the carb salad. My husband got the lobster roll and we got buffalo wings and buffalo wings with so delicious will definitely be back!

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The Choptank - Annapolis is rated 4.6 stars by 1118 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 74 times today
Google Map for The Choptank - Annapolis

110 Compromise St, Annapolis, MD 21401-1808

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Annapolis
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Mike Fearson
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine
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