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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Greater Annapolis

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots in Greater Annapolis? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Carpaccio Tuscan Kitchen restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2249)
$30 and under
Italian
Annapolis
About the restaurant
Comfortable, yet Sophisticated. CARPACCIO offers more than just a menu of authentic Italian specialties. Revel in our uptown ambiance indoors or out while you savor the perfectly portioned and exquisitely flavored pastas, pizzas, meats and seafood dishes.
Experience downtown Annapolis on our fountain view patio and comfortably enjoy observing the passersby. Whether you’re meeting a friend for an appetizer and glass of wine or celebrating a family or corporate event, Carpaccio Tuscan Kitchen & Wine Bar combines flavour, service, authenticity, ambiance & style to bring you all the best that Italy has to offer.

Top review
SeaCrisvip
Dined 5 days ago
The food was outstanding. Great service and wine choices. The musical entertainment made the experience complete.
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A photo of Fox's Den restaurant
4.7
4.7 (295)
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Annapolis
About the restaurant
An american craft Gastropub concentrating on local and small batch beers, whiskey, spirits and hand crafted cocktails along with a brick oven menu with Wood Fired Pizza, shareable items, and small plates.

*Please note for online wait listed reservations do have a 5-10 min time frame to arrive for your reservation to be sat*

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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 30, 2024
Amazing pizza, and great staff! Hidden gem of Annapolis
A photo of Acqua al 2 - Annapolis restaurant
4.7
4.7 (721)
$31 to $50
Italian
Annapolis
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of Annapolis, Acqua al 2 offers an authentic Tuscan dining experience. Featuring a wide array of vegetarian pasta, hand-carved steaks, and fresh seafood, as well as an extensive Italian wine list, Acqua is perfect for a celebratory dinner, an intimate date night, or a low key get-together with friends.
Top review
AlexKvip
Dined 5 days ago
Last night’s dining experience at Acqua al 2 in Annapolis was nothing short of magical! 🍝 From the moment we walked in, we were greeted with the warmest welcome and impeccable service. The intimate setting inside this beautifully restored old bank building added a unique and romantic touch to the evening. 🏦❤️ We started with their famous homemade pasta, which was incredibly fresh and bursting with flavor. Each bite was a testament to their dedication to authentic Italian cuisine. The pasta was perfectly cooked and paired with exquisite sauces that left us wanting more. 🍷🍴 Pro tip: for a spicy dish order the picci alla fiaccheraia 🤤. Their burrata specials are ALWAYS delicious too. The ambiance was simply enchanting – dim lighting, elegant decor, and a cozy atmosphere that made us feel right at home. Whether you’re planning a special date night or just want to indulge in some fantastic Italian food, Acqua al 2 is the place to be.
A photo of Ashling Kitchen & Bar restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1050)
$30 and under
American
Crofton
About the restaurant
What does Bruno Mars, John Legend, WWE / Vince McMahon, and Sebastian Maniscalco have in common? They’ve all eaten from Ashling's culinary team in the last couple months! We started out catering to the world's favorite celebrities, and now we cater to you every time you step into our restaurant, order a to-go meal, or have us cater your event or wedding. Ashling has you covered!

Come visit our needle in a haystack restaurant with some of the best ambiance in Anne Arundel County. We provide amazing food, generous portions, and quality service, while trying to showcase the magic happening behind the kitchen doors and cooking up all the food for backstage performances in the entertainment industry. Let’s not forget, we also have the “Star Room” that is great for your intimate gatherings!

Top review
LauraS
Dined 2 days ago
What an amazing place! Food was delicious, service was on point (Thank you, Farrah!), and the vibe was so good. Can’t wait to come back!!
A photo of The Choptank - Annapolis restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1264)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Annapolis
About the restaurant
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!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Service was excellent and menu is expansive. Nice combination of inside and outside seating.
A photo of Chart House Prime - Annapolis restaurant
4.5
4.5 (6866)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Annapolis
About the restaurant
Original Hospitality. Creative Culinary. Modern Energy.
Experience the evolution of dining with Chart House Prime - where sophistication meets trendsetting cuisine. Our approachable yet professional service, coupled with the finest ingredients, brings you the best in refined seafood and steakhouse cuisine with a unique fusion of elegance and vibrance, creating a truly remarkable experience.

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Longhorn
Dined 4 days ago
Had a friend visiting Annapolis from San Antonio. Requested a table with a water view. Food was excellent, service was very attentive and personal, and our waterfront view made our friend say that he's going to come back in August with his wife:) Great evening. Thanks to everyone who made it perfect.
A photo of Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Annapolis restaurant
4.4
4.4 (6818)
$30 and under
American
Annapolis
About the restaurant
Experience the perfect fusion of award-winning wines, Napa-style tasting rooms, and modern casual dining at Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants. Enjoy contemporary American cuisine influenced by international flavors from our scratch kitchen. Each dish is expertly paired with our selection of wines for the best food and wine match. Whether you explore the tasting room for a pre- or post-dinner adventure or join the world's largest wine club, we believe in the power of food and wine to create lasting connections. Dining reservations are highly recommended, but walk-in guests are always welcome on a first-come, first-serve basis. Gluten-free and vegetarian dishes are available.
Top review
Beartrees
Dined 3 days ago
Service and food always top notch! Thanks for the enjoyable lunch.
A photo of Agave Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar - Annapolis restaurant
4.4
4.4 (83)
$31 to $50
Mexican
Annapolis
About the restaurant
RESERVATIONS: We are accepting dining reservations 30 days out, simply meaning today's date plus 30 days.
CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel or no show within 12 hours of your reservation, your credit card will be charged $25/per person. (This includes updating guest count)
All proceeds go towards the kitchen’s continued culinary education, research, and development.
YOUNG GUESTS: We do not offer child seating (high chairs/booster seats) of any kind, nor a children’s menu,
and we are unable to accommodate strollers in the dining room.
Please feel free to bring your own portable dining chair(s) for your little one(s).
PATIO: Our patio is located outside, along Annapolis Street, in West Annapolis.
Most of our patio tables are in full sun, with a limited amount of tables in the shade.
You may request a patio table, however it is not guaranteed.
Please take note if you are uncomfortable with sun exposure and outdoor elements.
Heaters are not provided in the fall through spring.

Top review
HeatherDeBuse
Dined 5 days ago
I would’ve given this restaurant a five star review if they had had high chairs or booster seats. I have a toddler so it was difficult to contain her. However, they did put us in a booth, so it was easier. Which I appreciated!
A photo of Rams Head Tavern - Annapolis restaurant
4.3
4.3 (1636)
$30 and under
American
Annapolis
About the restaurant
For over 30 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. .

We do not accept reservations for outdoor dining.

Have tickets to a show at Rams Head On Stage? If taking advantage of our FREE Premium On Stage Experience, please make note in the 'special request' section while making your reservation.

Top review
RickH
Dined on Jun 30, 2024
Great deal when attending a show at Rams Head On Stage (right next door) Great vibe and staff - just like the music venue.
A photo of The Lodge Annapolis restaurant
4.3
4.3 (1070)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Annapolis
About the restaurant
There’s nothing quite like enjoying a meal made with locally sourced ingredients while surrounded by the peacefulness of a countryside setting. The simplicity of rustic dining is refreshing, as it focuses on natural flavors and wholesome ingredients. Every bite is bursting with flavor and nutrient rich goodness. Not only does this type of cuisine satisfy our taste buds, it also provides us with a healthier and more sustainable way of eating.
Top review
pamca
Dined 2 days ago
Enjoyed very much. Was curious why they changed from Smashing Grapes (same owner) but the menu is much better.
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