2 nights in Annapolis
Hi, we'll be in Annapolis for 2 nights. I was thinking of something casual, fun,outdoor & seafood for the first night. Any votes between Cantlers, Carools Crekk, O'Learys or Buddys? For the 2nd night maybe something cooler; maybe Metropolitan? We're at the Marriott so walking would be nice. Thanks!
Whatever you do, don't waste your time at Buddy's. Cantlers is the classic crab house and a fun experience, but when you stray from crabs, red crab soup or fried fish it's not great food. Carroll's Creek is one of the few downtown spots where you can sit outside on the water and I like the food -- they have the best tableside caesar salad in town (but they don't serve it outside).
Metropolitan is a cool place, and their original restaurant -- Tsunami's -- is just down the road and has great cooked fish (OK sushi), meats and soup. Many people swear by O'Leary's but it doesn't do that much for me, and they are expensive. Lewnes, a block away, is the local high-end steakhouse and is very good, and not a chain.
The Boatyard and Davis Pub, both in Eastport are great places for lunch.
I totally agree with everything in the first post. It's been a few years, but Aqua Terra was kinda cool (for Main Street) and a satisfying culinary experience. At Metropolitan, dine under the stars on the roof or in the bar area - the reservation section of the restaurant is the least "exciting". For the finest al fresco drinking and snacking, be sure to visit the beer garden at Ram's Head, the outdoor patio at Sly Fox Pub, and Pusser's at your hotel (for prime Ego Alley gawking).