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Going to Annapolis for the wknd and need a good dinner and lunch suggestion for Saturday. Any and all recommendations welcome! Thanks!

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  1. You will probably be spending most of your time downtown. City Dock has good coffee, there is one on the city dock and one on MD Ave by the state house.

    Depending on what you are doing, if you want to just grab sandwiches and eat on the dock, I like the Big Cheese and Sammy's Deli. If you want a sit down lunch I like McGarvey's and it is interesting inside.

    If it is this weekend then you might be a bit too early for the whole sit out on the deck and eat crab's but Cantler's is fun for that. I also like the view from the Severn Inn and I think they have a nice lunch.

    For dinner I would suggest O'Leary's or Carroll's Creek or Rockfish. I had an ok meal at Osteria (I forget the numbers that follow) when it first opened, but I hear it has gotten better. And if you end up out at the mall, Punk's Backyard BBQ has really good food, it is one of my favorites for lunch.

    I don't know if you are church goers or not, but if you are going to church at the Navel Academy is really neat, I think it is much more interesting than just touring the place.

    Severn Inn
    1993 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Annapolis, MD 21409

    The Big Cheese
    47 Randall St, Annapolis, MD 21401

    177 Main St, Annapolis, MD 21401

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    1. re: ktmoomau

      I second the Big Cheese and Cantler's

      The Big Cheese
      47 Randall St, Annapolis, MD 21401

    2. It reall depends on where you're going to be. Annapolis really isn't a great restaurant town, but I'd certainly second the Punk's recommendation if you're going to be near the mall for any reason and need a quick lunch. O'Leary's is certainly one of the best, nicer restaurants in the downtown area, and might make a nice long walk or water taxi ride as long as the weather's nice. Just don't compare it to the best of a real city...just the best of Annapolis. For restaurants with a view, the Severn Inn is pricey and ok, but the view is terrific. And the food at Mike's is pretty mediocre aside from the crabs, but again, it might be worthwhile for the view and sitting outside on a nice day. And there's always Chick and Ruth's for lunch if you want a classic Main St. eatery. And Galway Bay is perfectly acceptable is you're looking for Irish/bar food.

      Severn Inn
      1993 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Annapolis, MD 21409

      1. Most downtown spots are tremendously uneven in terms of service and quality. Booze is more the focus with food as an afterthought in many cases. My favorite spots in town are linked below. Nothing is really convenient to downtown with the exception of the Boatyard, but all are consistently good.