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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3.7

service

3.6

ambience

3.8

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (10)
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Good for Groups (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
People Watching (6)
Fun (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Authentic (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Cozy (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Healthy (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Peter White

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Food was good but unfortunately our waiter was inept and inexperienced. He had issues with several of his tables' customers. He even brought a check to our table before we ordered that belonged to another table.
We spoke with a manager who apologized and took 30% off of our check but it was not sufficient to make up for the waiter's incompetence.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on August 2, 2017

Our waiter was very apologetic about having to use a substitute in my cocktail but it came out quickly and tasty. My salad itself was great but the chicken I added to it was disappointingly cold and dry. I wish I hadn't added it because the salad really didn't need it.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 2, 2017

Made reservation for a party of 1, arrived and they attempted to give me a table at the busiest part of the restaurant. After getting a table the waiter was very pleasant and took my order. I order the fried chicken special; when it arrived it looked and smelled awesome. Took one bite of the DRYED out chicken breast and two bites out of the cold nasty tasting mashed potatoes and called it a night. The waiter did not question or even ask how my meal was, I think he could sense that I was not happy. I paid the bill and headed to the concert next door. THIS FOOD SHOULD NOT BE SERVED TO ANIMALS. Total gross. Their chef needs fired.....

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Enjoyed dinner before the Mac McAnally show at Rams Head On Stage on July 29. Took advantage of the "performance package," which included a complimentary beer in the tavern after the show. Great location. Food was good. Staff was super pleasant and attentive.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 24, 2017

We enjoyed the Monday night dinner special which included a 1 1/2 lb. lobster, a house salad, corn on the cob, and a baked potato, all for $20. The menu offered lots of other dinner options, as well as appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and entrees. The food was well prepared and the service was attentive. The only negative was the sound of the live music on the other side of the wall. Next time we'll ask to be seated away from the wall that separates the restaurant from the performance space located next door.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Fun, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Good food, good service and a great gluten free bun!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 7, 2017

The food was great, as always, and the service was fantastic. The jalapeno house dressing is to die for. We get it with just about everything. We were there for a concert, and they are great about making sure you're ready to be seated when the venue doors open, and if you're there super early, they don't mind if you take a little extra long sitting at your table after the meal until the doors open! I always love the Rams Head for dinner and a show.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Been here twice and this place does not disappoint! The food is outstanding, the people there are friendly and the service is quick! We will definitely come back again!

Tags: Casual, Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Great Annapolis location; relaxing. Good music; Bloody Mary Bar is a real winner!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Fun, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 14, 2017

A very nice evening out with family. Food was fresh and delicious!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 3, 2017

My wife and I wanted a nice laid-back place to sit outside and enjoy a fun dinner. We ended up being very disappointed by the service. Our server took about 10-15 minutes to get to the table (which feels like an eternity when you are waiting to order beverages). They took our drink order and quickly returned with a cocktail and waters but the beer we ordered was delayed by a few minutes. Not a big deal, but then the night went south. We didn't see our server again for a very long time. We started to feel like our appetizer was a little delayed when food runners showed up with our entrees. No app in sight. We let them know and eventually the server brought our app. But we were halfway into the meal by that point. The food tasted fine. Nothing extraordinary but not bad. The nachos, I admit, were delicious. The mac and cheese we ordered was described to have bread crumbs but was missing that. Fortunately the server had it taken care of pretty quickly. We were never asked about having our drinks refilled. And after eating, we waited a long time for our check. It just seemed to take forever for everything. None of the problems by themselves would have been a big deal, but together it added up to a somewhat unpleasant experience. The server was nice and apologetic. They also comped us the appetizer which was nice. May have been an off night or maybe a new server, but I can't say I would recommend going on a Saturday night.

Also, we did enjoy the outdoor seating area. It was a little tight, but the ambiance was nice.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Fantastic meal as always. The service was great. The food was great. What else can you want?

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Came for Monday Lobster dinner. The lobster was tough and chewy.

Tags: Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Took my husband here for his birthday. We ordered from the Sunday Brunch menu. It was really a great experience . Food was really good (coming from someone who knows how to cook very well and is usually dissatisfied with many restaurant's food). The live Jazz was a nice touch. Server seemed a little new, but she was still good...and pleasant. I will return soon!

Tags: Live Music, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 18, 2017

My wife and I were coming to a concert at Ramshead so we decided to double up and have our pre-show dinner there. We each had sandwiches and fries (nothing fancy) but it hit the spot, and we got a 10% discount and reduced parking because we also had concert tickets. Very convenient.

Tags: Fun, Live Music, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

People who work there are among the best I have ever encountered, friendly and professional. Food was very good and the service was fast.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Austin)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Good food choices. Really helpful staff. Fun night out with friends.

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Great visit, service, food and a good atmosphere. Upbeat

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Hotel recommended this spot. Really enjoyed the atmosphere. The service, food and price all added up to a very good overall experience. The ability to go to t he show right next door was an added bonus. Would definitely return.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Casual
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