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Annapolis for lunch? Ideas

Taking my mom to Annapolis today thought maybe I could get some ideas for some places for lunch that weren't your typical chain....something different.

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  1. If you like crab cakes, Buddy's are outstanding. Large second-floor windows facing the dock and harbor, certainly not fancy.

    1. Outstanding? Really? Do they even use American crab meat?

      Please compare to other places you've had crabcakes. Thanks!

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      1. re: BmoreHound

        I would not recommend Buddy's for anything. For pricey but very good seafood, try O'Leary's.

      2. Piccolo Roma on Main St is very good, altho thlunch menis somewhat limited. Traditional Italian.Nice room, nice service, good wines by the glass.

        1. Reynold's Tavern serves a decent tea/lunch; I've taken my mom there and she really enjoyed it. Not as quaint as some other tea houses I've been to (not that I'm an expert), but nice nonetheless. I've also heard that their other menu items are very good. It's also nice to go somewhere with a bit of history (easy to do in Annapolis!).

          1. Its definitely not upscale but if you want a really interesting Annapolis experience I reccomend Chick & Ruth's Deli on Main Street. It's been there forever ...real authentic Jewish Deli, interesting sandwiches named after local politicians and great (real!)milkshakes.

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            1. re: MDicecreamguy

              I know it's been there forever, and I know it comes highly recommended...but my husband and I ate a Chick & Ruth's and thought it was disgusting. Maybe we just ordered the wrong thing on the menu; my cream of crab soup tasted awful and had the texture of soup out of a can, with lumps everywhere. I guess to each his own! All that being said, I think it's a place you just have to try at least once.

              1. re: wicked noodle

                The lumps in cream of crab soup are the pieces of crab.

                1. re: Hal Laurent

                  Not sure how to respond to that...I'm going to go with assumption that you're kidding and you don't think anyone could seriously be that stupid. I've had cream of crab soup many, many times and it's always delicious when there are lumps of crabmeat and not just the puree. If the lumps had been crab, it might have been a good soup!

                  1. re: wicked noodle

                    Hey....there are too many OTHER places in Annapolis to even order Cream of Crab soup......you should have ordered the Matzoh Ball soup!

                    1. re: MDicecreamguy

                      I'll have to try that next time! Thanks for the tip! ;-)