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Annapolis or area seafood with view and character?

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avi Feb 14, 2007 06:49 PM

I guess the header pretty well explains what I am looking for this upcoming Sunday's lunch. Any ideas? Thanks!

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    isabellaflynn Feb 15, 2007 04:10 AM

    There are plenty of places in the vicinity with views, but a lot of them don't have great food. I would say the best on I can think of with "character" is Cantler's Riverside Inn. It's an experience just getting there off of Route 50.

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      MDicecreamguy Feb 15, 2007 04:17 AM

      Paul's on the South River.......outstanding

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        cbauer Feb 15, 2007 05:50 AM

        Yellow Fin. Ask for a table with a water view when making a reservation.

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          chesapeake72000 Feb 15, 2007 11:16 AM

          Cantler's definitely wins hands down on the "character" and Yellow Fin on "view", but both are very weak on food, especially for Cantlers when local crabs are not in season. Pauls is pretty good on food and a decent view, but half of the place is a wedding reception hall and the restaurant part is very sedate with a much older crowd. There is also the Severn Inn across from the Naval Academy with a wonderful view, but very weak on food. Carrolls Creek at Annapolis City Marina is modern, doesn't have a lot of character, but is on the harbor with a decent view and very good food. Sam's Waterfront over near Bay Ridge is on a small harbor with a lot of views of large boats with excellent food and a generally lively crowd in a nice setting.

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            Chownut Feb 15, 2007 11:31 AM

            With regard to the "area" consideration, I'd suggest Harris Crab House. It's across the bay bridge on the Eastern shore on Kent Island. You have a great view of the water during sunset, as the restaurant has huge glass windows, and during the summer/spring, you can sit on the roof and dine there.

            At Cantler's, there's not much of a view, especially especially during the winter when you are locked inside this run down looking shack. They may close and heat the outside shelter, but still, there's nothing to see through the translucent vinyl but a small river, and parking is atrocious. Getting there is not too bad, but it may be scary doing down the hill if it's icy b/c it feels like you're going to drive right into the creek on this one lane road. Even still, Harris's got better crabcakes.

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              bachinskin Feb 16, 2007 01:21 PM

              The only really good food at Cantler's is the fresh crab. Prepared dishes are only okay and the place is freezing inside in the winter. I second the recommendation for Carrol's Creek. It's not a bucolic view, but it's great to watch those huge boats go by (assuming anything is moving in this weather). Skip Severn Inn, except maybe for drinks.

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