About Rams Head Tavern - Annapolis

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For over 25 years, Rams Head has been an award-winning favorite serving creative tavern fare. Rams Head offers an outstanding happy hour, a legendary beer selection, and extraordinary live music 7 nights a week. Whether in one of the cozy dining rooms, the historic pub, or on the Wisteria-covered patio, you'll see why so many Annapolitans consider Rams Head their second home.

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

Cuisines:
American, Beer Garden

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sunday: 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Sunday Brunch: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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:
Peter Tcherkassky

Private Party Facilities:
From 12-250, we can host 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

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3.9

service

4.0

ambience

4.0

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (24)
Fun (15)
Live Music (13)
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Great Beer (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Good for a Date (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Happy Hour (7)
People Watching (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Cozy (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Authentic (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Business Meals (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Live Sports (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was delicious, service was good. It wasn't too busy for the Valentine's day holiday.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Excellent dinner - food was good and our waiter was as attentive as he was able to be but I believe the front dining area and bar was under staffed for the pre-concert dining timeframe.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Wonderful experience in our weekend getaway -- especially paired with Mary Gautier on stage next-door! Our server Chassie was an absolute delight. Good at her job, but also a very cool person. The Annapolis version of eggs Benedict will occupy my dreams until I can return...delicious with a beautiful prersentation. Only quibble: the music was a tad loud for me, but I'm particularly sensitive to that!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Fun, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was great!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We enjoy shows at Ramshead a few times each year and usually eat there before the shows. Previous visits have resulted in better food and quicker service. This time, both were mediocre and the restaurant was really loud. It was an off night for them I guess. Hopefully better next time.

Tags: Live Music, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Visited for a cold Sunday evening dinner. Seated in the back dining room by the fireplace. There were no other diners so it was quiet and cozy. Dining as vegan and vegetarian, we selected the black bean burger with a side of broccoli, brie bites and a Copperhead Ale. The servers and chef were attentive and sensitive to dietary observances making the necessary suggestions that would work best. The black bean burger is tasty with fresh avocado, spinach and presented well. The chef caught a potential allergen and the server suggested a side of fresh vegetables as a replacement. Selected brocolli and it was prepared with wonderful smattering of crushed garlic. The brie bites boasted of a mixed flavor of sweet and creamy. Excellent evening overall.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Bar Seating, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Looked better on paper. Crab tater tots fun but lukewarm as was all the food. And when my husband found a hair on his plate we were done.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 28, 2018

This review is mainly a shout out to our outstanding server yesterday. His name was John T. Couldn't have been friendlier, and answered all our questions effortlessly. He's a keeper!

Oh, and yes - the food was fabulous. The Ram's Head has never disappointed me. Which is why I suggested it to my friends.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our yearly choice for our childrens' shared birthday. Our wait staff, featuring Megan, was just great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great experience, would eat at again

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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 28, 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 9, 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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 (Washington DC)·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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 (Baltimore)·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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 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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 (Baltimore)·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 28, 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2017

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

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 (Baltimore)·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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 (San Francisco)·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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 (Philadelphia)·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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vip
 (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 23, 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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 (Philadelphia)·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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