It was a lovely day, so the view was much appreciated. Service, as always, was attentive and friendly without being overbearing. My omelet was delicious, as were the cheesy grits.
Over cooked tuna
Disappointing service but good food and outstanding views
I have dined at the Severn Inn for lunch on many occasions and for dinner only twice. The service at dinner was horrible, lunch was not too bad. My first dinner was with a very large party so I was willing to forgive the slow service but the second time for dinner for two, the service was so slow as to be inexcusable. We ordered an appetizer that came quickly but for dinner we had also ordered two appetizers, a bowl of soup and a crab cake appetizer, that took an hour (no exaggeration, I was watching the time). After it had been about 30 minutes with no interaction with any wait staff, I sought out our waitress and had to tap her on the shoulder to get her attention. I asked if she'd forgotten us and she said our dinners would be up soon. Then after another 15-20 min another waitress noticed us looking rather forlorn and she came and asked if we were OK. We explained and she promised to look in on the kitchen. (Maybe she should have gotten the tip!) Our waitress finally came with our food and apologized for the delay explaining that another table had gotten their order in ahead of us. This doesn't really wash as appetizers are supposed to be pretty much ready to go so they can be served quickly. Why did it take an hour to get food billed as appetizers? No explanation other than our waitress forgot about us. Did she consign us to dining hell because we didn't order that much food so the total wasn't worth the potentially small tip?
Maybe the staff counts on the great view to keep our minds off the interminable wait for food? Perhaps the Severn Inn has become a victim of success with more tables than the kitchen can handle. We won't be back for dinner but will give lunch a chance.
Went with a group of eight people who where in town for a family event. Picked the Severn Inn because it has an outstanding view of Annapolis. The food was as impressive as the view. Quality oysters to start and entre's where excellent. Recommend trying the rockfish.
Always an excellent and relaxing view. Cheese board was perfect lunch option although possibly provide a choice for the meats.(would not have missed salami or fig dip, maybe add some olives? fruit?). Otherwise, excellent!!! crab dip excellent . Waitress very friendly and helpful. Just a tad slow on diet coke refill. Otherwise the perfect lunch shared with my daughter.
I recently visited the Severn Inn during lunchtime for the first time to celebrate a friend's birthday, per her suggestion. I ordered the reuben. Much to my surprise, the meat was brown and not the usual red color of corned beef or pastrami. Also, the taste was not the customary reuben flavor. When I asked the waitress about the sandwich, she said the meat was smoked pastrami - the lunchtime menu indicated pastrami. She offered an alternative -- I chose a cheeseburger as a replacement which was okay. My friend had the crab cake which she had ordered and loved on a previous visit. However, this time, she said that while the crab cake was good, she didn't like the accompanying veggie dish which had changed to include chopped brussel sprouts - totally changing the previously wonderful flavor of the recipe,
In summary, the best parts about this visit warranting a repeat visit were (1) the scenic view of the Severn River and Naval Academy, (2) the Sangria (one of the restaurant's specialty drinks), (3) the customer service offered by our waitress, and (4) the complimentary brownie dessert with a lit candle to celebrate my friend's birthday.
Brunch with the family. One of my favorite spots to go to.
Sunday brunch was packed! Very glad we had a reservation. Comparable price to other local buffets, but bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys make it well worth it. Food, as always at Severn Inn, was well above average.
Came highly recommended by friends. Food and atmosphere were great!!!!! Looking forward to returning maybe even a private party.
We had a double date night with friends during restaurant week and it was a good way to taste several dishes without breaking the bank. Everyone enjoyed the food tremendously! Service was attentive as well.
Could not believe how horrible the service was last night. We were bussing our own tables, pouring our own wine and I asked for iced tea 3 times before I got it. Some of the meals were good but the fried green tomatoes had zero flavor (not even a little salt) and the server was just awful. Dinner took almost 4 hours and very few things were done correctly (as you would expect when paying $41 per entree) I love the brunch here but we will not be back for dinner.
It was restaurant week and the choices were all great. Everyone loved their courses. Wine selection was good also. The views are stunning; we will definitely be back when the weather is warmer so we can sit on the deck and enjoy the views across the water.
Restaurant Week...but PLEASE...bring the dishes HOT!
The food and service were excellent. It was the last night of Restaurant Week and the menu offerings were wonderful. I highly recommend this restaurant and the very scenic view on the water.
Restaurant week. Wanted to try someplace new. Very nice. Will definitely be back in the summer for cocktails and appetizers on the deck.
My first time at Severn Inn was not the best, food was just OK. I was expecting more from this place .
The Severn Inn is one of my favorites, it has the best view, great parking, quiet and the food is always good. I bring out of town guests there to see the view and it has the best sunday brunch.
The staff was excellent the ambiance of the restaurant was wonderful even at night you could see the water and the bridge from inside the restaurant this is a wonderful place to visit and dine.
Went to the Inn for restaurant week dinner. Excellent dinner at a reasonable cost. Soup first was good. Salmon was cooked (medium rare) perfectly. Dessert was great.
It is a beautiful setting. Lovely views of the water and Naval Academy across the bridge.
Server was knowledgeable and gave great recommendations. Scallops, crab cakes outstanding, and dessert were outstanding. Highly recommend it.
Half and half crab soup and fish tacos were lacking flavor. Crab balls were described as lump and jumbo lump but were either claw or back fin or both. Sangria was excellent, bib lettuce salad was very good. Overall good food and ambiance.
Sorry - not a restaurant for toddlers! Please. The chef made a special vegetarian dish which I appreciated - but they added mushrooms which I specifically asked be left out. A little limited menu.
Great service and view.
We went here for brunch and we were not disappointed! Excellent choices on the buffet, and everything was delicious. The only complaint I had was that the beignets were over cooked. Bloody Mary’s were amazing. I’m sure in the spring and summer the water view is stunning.
We closed down the restaurant on a snowy Saturday. Service was fantastic. We really enjoyed the helpful suggestions from our server and loved every item we were served. Food was really delicious but we didn't save room for dessert. Would be nice to return for a sunny meal on the dock in nice weather.
Non attentive service
Over all good experience. Cream of Crab Soup was not hot and had to ask for sherry. Entrees were good and decent portions. Server was polite and adequate, more of an order taker. I would expect a bit more at a higher end restaurant.
The crab soup had a good amount of crab and the sea bass and the rockfish were both really well prepared. The service was very very good.
I wanted to take my wife somewhere different, we usually go to Ruths Chris or Lewnes Stake house for special occasions. Have always wanted to eat at the Severn Inn but it was usually closed so I thought. To our delight we thoroughly enjoyed the evening, the food was fabulous and the service was outstanding. We will be coming back
The flavors we're excellent and everything was done just right. It could have been a little hotter, though, upon delivery to the table. Service was good, but we could have used a little more attention during the meal.
Our orders were taken on a handheld computer, which is fine, but so is payment. Consequently, the server stands over you during the decision about gratuity. This is a bit much. I like to give it a moment of thought and not be pressured. I still believe that gratuity should reflect appreciation for good service (hence the term), and is not a forgone conclusion. This should be respected with a moment of private consideration.
We always enjoy dining at The Severn Inn. The views are magnificent and the food is wonderfully prepared. We eat in the bar area and also outside on the waterfront deck weather permitting. On special occasions we sit in the formal dining room.
Great V-Day evening! Freshest ahi tuna & scallops. Attentive wait staff, well coordinated service.
Excellent, as usual. Severn Inn is my favorite place in town if I have a guest coming to Annapolis who is not familiar with the city - easy parking, wonderful views, great food and service. Thanks!
Tasty, airy, with view of the bridge, the academy, and the river that is unbeatable, the place is memorable. Brunch is very busy on Sundays around holidays, but still worth the visit.
The buffet is very nice, but does not offer much in the way for those with the now common food allergies.
I would like to see more options for guests with gluten and dairy sensitivities on the buffet. There were 3 of us out of 6 that have this problem. Some simple changes: don’t have the smoked salmon on the bread- let guests make their own if they choose so allergies can be accommodated. Also, maybe have the breakfast tortillas be corn instead of flour. Maybe a dessert option or two can also be had for our issue. Another meat, perhaps turkey, on the carving station would be good. Also, what’s wrong with plain scrambled eggs? The omelets are not pushed very much by the staff. Need to catch up with the GF /DF bandwagon other restaurants are already on. Also, a nice healthy green salad would be welcome.
The food was amazing. I cannot wait to go back for the lobster appetizer again!
My wife and I were meeting another couple and it had been along time since anyone had been to this restaurant. It was actually my first time. When the server approached us she had a hand held electronic device similar to what flight attendant use. That was how she was going to take our order. She fumbled through it to the point where I made a suggestion why doesn’t she do this the old-fashioned way by remembering or taking a written order. it took forever for us to place our orders because of the way she had to input it into the device. In addition, the restaurant was basically empty; there were one or two other people in the dining room and it took forever for our food come out. On a positive note the restaurant sits right on the water and has a fantastic view of the Naval Academy. The food was good but again, the service was severely lacking. I understand that the restaurant was trying to go high tech with these devices, but in the end I believe it has backfired. Everything doesn’t need to be highTech. People still prefer a paper book versus reading third novel online. I believe people would prefer a faster way of taking your order and having it written down the old fashion way. Then the server can go back to the back in and put it in her device. But to stand out there and try to fumble through this machine was ridiculous.
We were a party of 4 celebrating a friend's birthday. Waiter was attentive and knowledgeable regarding food and wine list. We had a table by the window looking out over the river. It was a lovely restaurant, and the food (fresh seafood) was delicious.
Food was great as always. We shared the crab dip, and we all had the French onion soup. The French bread was hot and fresh, and the butter was sweet
We shared the brownie sundae dessert, a lovely gooey hot sauce with whipped cream and ice cream atop a brownie.
We went for the all you can eat brunch for our anniversary. We enjoyed the food, endless mimosas and bloody marys, and the deserts. Beautiful views, courteous staff, and quiet atmosphere make us want to bring our family for our next visit.