About Rams Head Tavern - Annapolis

DINNER UNDER THE STARS RESERVATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED THROUGH OPENTABLE.

Since 1989, the Rams Head has served the freshest food possible, preparing each menu item from scratch, daily. Our steaks are aged Black Angus beef and we use fresh (never frozen) chicken, fish and crab. We're proud of quality of our food and our team philosophy- to provide you with the best service possible. We're certain you'll agree that what makes Rams Head unique is our commitment to great food, great beer in a casual environment perfect for an afternoon with friends or a special affair. Our exceptional atmosphere is open 7 days a week, serving appetizers, lunch, dinner and a full bar as well as Sunday brunch. Plus, our entire menu is available for take-out. We hope you enjoy your visit with us and that we exceed your expectations!

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

Cuisines:
American, Beer Garden

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Saturday & Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:00am, Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00am

Cross Street:
Cathedral Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 268-4545

Website:
http://www.ramsheadtavern.com/

Entertainment:
Rams Head On Stage, a National Entertainment Venue is located next door in the Tavern. View concert lineup, visit www.ramsheadonstage.com

Parking Details:
Park & Shop Program
The Rams Head participates in the Park and Shop program. After dining with us for lunch or dinner, bring you parking stub from one of the participating garages and we will provide you with up to 2 free hours of parking. After 4pm, parking is just $2 and the Gotts Court Garage is just 1/2 block from the Rams Head.

Executive Chef:
Laura DeVera

Private Party Facilities:
From 12-250, we can house any event you'd like!

Private Party Contact:
410-268-4545: (410) 268-4545

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For Dinner Under The Stars Reservations please call 410.268.4545
OpenTable reservations will not be accepted
Thank You!

Rams Head Tavern - Annapolis Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

3.8

ambience

3.9

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (11)
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Special Occasion (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
People Watching (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Cozy (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Business Meals (4)
Authentic (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Great experience, would eat at again

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great first time visit. Will defiantly come again. Our servers Emilie and Taylor were awesome.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

As advertised, good “Pub food,” but not off the charts delicious. Server was very attentive and helpful after a bit of a muddled start.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Rams Head Tavern was a complete disappointment for my group of 6. It looks like a lively and fun place from the outside and online and even up front near the bar. We were sat in the back which had a different vibe. The table cloth was an old bubbled plastic cover. Our waiter spoke so softly that it was a problem. We had to have him repeat things over and over to understand him. Worst of all the food overall was just not good and we got an assortment so it wasn’t just one particular type. The crab bisque was cold on top, scorching on the bottom, and more paste than bisque. The mussels didn’t have flavor. The salads were thrown together and again just very bland. Not the most inexpensive place in Annapolis. Look for a good meal elsewhere on West or Main.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Basic tavern food in a great location. We are music fans and come here often because it is convenient when we are going to shows at RamsHead On Stage. I probably would choose another restaurant were it not for that convenience, but it is a solid tavern experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Sunday brunch was excellent. Trrrific variety of trsditional and exciting new items.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We had tickets to Rams Head OnStage and so booked dinner at the tavern beforehand. Our waitress, Megan, warned us that it was her first night, but she provided competent service and the kitchen was prompt. The food is pretty basic American with decent portions and well prepared. After we finished eating Megan escorted us and our beer through an inside entrance to the stage area, thus avoiding going back out into the rain and avoiding the queue at the outside door.

Tags: Live Music, Comfort Food, Fun, Great Beer
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 22, 2017

This place has a good vibe, and people know it! It was hopping at 5pm!! Good food and good beer!!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Love the On Stage venue. Food at the restaurant is ok, it's actually better in the music venue. Menu needs some healthy choices and improved salad selections. We'll be back for music!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Live Music, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The hostess was good but the rest of the service was awful. We ordered wine & this is the first time a waiter just put the bottle on the table and didn't open it for us or pour the first glass. Then we had cocktails later on which neither one was made correctly. The drinks weren't even the correct color. Very limited menu for entrees unless you wanted sandwich w/ fries. I had to ask for a dessert menu. The same dessert came out twice. I will not be returning.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 10, 2017

My husband and I had a great meal at the Rams Head Tavern Annapolis. The Shrimp and Grits were uniquely and perfectly flavored. The shrimp was melt in your mouth and the grits themselves were great!!! My husband had the Belgian Steak Frites. The steak was cooked as ordered and had an amazing flavor. The French Fries we a bit on the oily side but were flavored with tons of garlic (which we both love). We would recommend both dishes!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great beer selection. Outstanding burgers, soups.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Comfort Food, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Great Beer, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our good for brunch was good. However our waitress was just awful. She commented several times about how stupid she was and only proved herself correct. Had to repeat each order multiple times, kept coming back asking questions about our order, ignored the need for coffee and soda refills.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fun brunch with the sister-in-law and her husband. Food was well prepared. Nothing fancy. Very authentic. I would have like bottomless mimosas available.

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual, Good for Groups, People Watching, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Live Music, Fun, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was great had a good time waitress wasn’t to happy to be there . Larger portions than I expected the Biscuts were exquisite

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Nice place to visit for dinner and a show. It usually runs us $150 for the evening but that is to be expected. Too bad they do not have a Season Ticket Special where you get a 40% discount for a package of 6 show throughout the season. Something like the Hippodrome has.

Tags: Live Music, Disabled Access, Casual, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Dining was enjoyable then attended a great show featuring Norman Brown and others.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner was great, everyone got what they wanted. The Tavern was very busy but kept up with the crowd.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

I needed a Thanksgiving meal in a pinch and discovered that Ram's Head Tavern provided a good meal at a reasonable price. Not a bad place for a date.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great Thanksgiving menu and desserts for family, 2nd year good central location.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Awesome bar food (crabby tots are yummy!) but what set it apart was the staff. It’s a HUGE place and we asked to sit outside under the heaters - only one other table had guests. The staff could not have been more attentive. Thank you for a great night!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Service was quite slow. Don't think we will go back.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

refrain from the fish and chips, poor quality. rest of meal fine

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We enjoyed a very nice birthday meal prior to attending a jazz concert. Our food was just as we ordered, and our service was excellent. There were many healthy items on the menu

I don't like having to ask for bread or rolls when ordering entrees, and then being charged $3 for it I think when you're spending over $60 for meals for 2 that bread should be included, not an added charge.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great food in a great courtyard--perfect before a football game!

Tags: People Watching, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food was average at best. Steak came out cold and overcooked and really thin. Vinyl table cloths are on the tables, not the best presentation. We were in town for Navy/Airfore Game, our group was disappointed in food and service. Wont be back.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Excellent food and usually good service but our service was horrible this evening. Really long waits for EVERYTHING.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 2, 2017

I've eaten here a number of times, always just before a show at the adjoining Rams Head on Stage (they have a discount package and also walk you through to your concert seats afterward without going outside). The food is generally decent to above-par pub food. This time, we had the worst server(s) (regular and trainee, apparently) who first screwed up the drink order, then I had to chase her down to place our order, then after asking twice about our appetizers, they were delivered at the same time as our entrees. I had their lobster special, which is a deal at $20 for a 1 1/2 lb steamer, but the corn was cold, and I was given two pats of butter to cover both an ear of corn and a baked potato. I got shade thrown when I asked for more and it took extremely long to get it (at which point both the potato AND the corn were cold). My husband's appetizer was soup and he had fish and chips as an entree. Having both delivered together meant one or both would cool off while the other was consumed. The wait staff seemed baffled when he asked for vinegar for the F&C. Although we arrived at 6:15pm in order to finish ahead of our 7:30pm concert, we barely made it in time and that was because we both left parts of our dinner due to the 45 min. delay in bringing the food. While the manager ultimately got involved and did take 50% off our check (we also had to fight to get the parking endorsement, which was part of the package), I will think long and hard before dining here again before a show. There are a number of other good restaurants within a block walk of RH On Stage.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

It was a disaster from start to finish...tables not clean, no silverware, out of items, food was overcooked and cold, waitresses were overwhelmed and untrained. Opened bottle of wine before bringing it to the table, and then brought the wrong wine and still charged us for it. Food sounded great but did not match the description. Save your money and go anywhere else; there are lots of great choices on West Street!

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

I enjoyed the Duck dinner and the peanut butter/chocolate dessert. They were very good. Was attending an event at Rams Head Stage and wanted to enjoy dinner before going. Greeted timely upon arrival and the dinner was served quickly. Reservations with OpenTable was a breeze!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We had a pleasant experience at the Ram's Head. Food portions were large. Crab dip was excellent.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Unfortunately the dinner special was charged at the regular rate not at the special rate it was corrected however

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great food and service. No parking but it's in the area of meter parking on the street.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The hostess was no where to be found, and it too

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·Dined on August 28, 2017

When ordering a Baja Bird Wrap, I asked if a small salad could be substituted for the fries. The waiter said yes. I then was charged an extra $4 for this 'substitution'. A small and perhaps insignificant detail but one that left a negative impression to an otherwise enjoyable lunch.

Tags: Healthy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The service was very very slow and not very knowledgeable about their menu. There were 6 of us dining and it took over 15 minutes to get any drinks out to the table - ice waters were not even brought over. When we received the drinks, there was a bug in one of them. We had 2 servers for some reason. The restaurant was not even busy. When we received our food, the chili was cold. Most of the dinner entrees taste okay, but definitely not something I'd wait for again.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 17, 2017

It was to be a special date night with my husband. The service was very poor and unorganized The servers seemed uninterested in us as guests. They gave us lunch menus and it was after 5pm and once they did take our orders no dinner rolls were presented. I ordered the mussel with linguine and had to send them back because the mussels were over cooked. My husband didn't make a big deal out of his food but I noticed he didn't finish it either. Later he did admit that his burger was dry. This is our second time eating here but this may be our last.

Tags: Live Music, Hot Spot
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

We visited Annapolis for our anniversary. We had sinner on a Sunday. Our female waitress (or server) was FABULOUS...she was energetic, friendly, kind , attentive, knowledgeable....

The dinner was perfect . Everything was superb.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Mediocre pup food. It's palatable and that's all it is. They have so dumb down the menu a robot could cook it all.
Still the greatest place in Maryland for great jazz concerts in the music hall but I advise eating elsewhere before or after the shows.

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Went for a concert but decided to eat there too.Happy hour prices are on point.Great beer selection.Just a awesome night.

Tags: Live Music, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food
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