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A nice, casual place for a solid meal and a beer/drink in/near Annapolis?

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Coming down from Baltimore tomorrow night to meet some friends who are staying near Annapolis for work. Not looking for anything to out of the ordinary, but not a greasy spoon and not a bunch of frat boys. What are some thoughts? I want to stay on the west side of the bridge (i.e. no Narrows). They're staying at the Quality Inn very close to the BB. I'd like them to get a nice taste of our region.

(For reference if they were coming to Baltimore I'd probably take them to the Brewer's Art)

((Also, I've actually been to Osteria with a couple of these guys years ago before I had Chowhound and someone just randomly suggested we wander in. It was good but I want someplace new, doesn't need to be in downtown Annapolis))

Thanks!

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Brewer's Art
1106 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201

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  1. "BB" is Bay Bridge? I'd take them to McGarveys and start with a platter of those $.50 oysters during happy hour. http://www.mcgarveys.net/Menu.htm Not exactly "new" but maybe new to you.

    Then stay for dinner or walk up to the Rams Head for a casual dinner and some of their home brew. http://www.ramsheadtavern.com/annapol...

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    1. re: crackers

      Yeah, sorry BB is bay bridge. Thanks for the suggestions. Will check them out now.

      And, going against what I said previously, if I decided to take them across the bridge for dinner, is the Narrows definitely the best bet? Is there something else right around there that would be better? I ate lunch at the Narrows once and thought it was good but wasn't knocked out of my seat. But it was sort of a weird time and the place was pretty empty.

    2. I would suggest Paul's Homewood Cafe on West St. --- Reasonable prices, nice atmosphere, Greek/Med style food.

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      Paul's Homewood Cafe
      919 West St, Annapolis, MD 21401

      1. What about Ram's Head?

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        Ram's Head
        33 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

        1. Just in case you were curious we actually did end up going to the Narrows because there was no traffic and we were there in minutes. It was a good choice, I think. Since they were only in the area for one night I figured might as well show them a classic local food experience.

          1. Lewnes Steakhouse is a local restaurant with national steakhouse quality steaks as well as very good fish and seafood in a pub like atmosphere. may fit your bill nicely