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

kukubura Nov 5, 2010 03:30 PM

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

  1. d
    dining with doc Nov 8, 2010 05:54 AM

    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

    1. kukubura Nov 7, 2010 03:29 PM

      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. chefj Nov 6, 2010 05:01 PM

        What about Ram's Head?

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

        1. j
          JRCann Nov 6, 2010 11:00 AM

          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. crackers Nov 5, 2010 07:44 PM

            "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
              kukubura Nov 6, 2010 09:05 AM

              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.

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