MARAC Restaurant Listings

Greetings from Annapolis LAC! We are thrilled to welcome you to Annapolis in 2016, and are equally happy to share all the dining options available to you in our beautiful town. The following list of restaurants includes the following tags. Please see this Google Map to see all the restaurants listed and their proximity to the conference hotel. Looking forward to eating with you in Annapolis!

  • Close to the hotel
  • Vegetarian friendly
  • Gluten-free friendly
  • Eastport
  • Downtown
  • Neighborhood favorite
  • Historic setting

49 West Coffeehouse, Wine Bar & Gallery
This small space offers a cozy, jazzy atmosphere.  Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The bar offers an intriguing selection of beer, wine, spirits, and cocktails. Delectable desserts, baked goods, and a full array of coffee confections–made with locally roasted, fresh coffee beans–are sure to please every palate.
  • Close to the hotel
  • Neighborhood favorite

Bean Rush Cafe
Specializing in breakfast, coffees, lattes, mochas, and teas, and sandwiches,  this is a delightful find off the beaten path.
  • Neighborhood favorite

Café Normandie
French cuisine.
Award winning Chef Jean Louis Evennou offers a kitchen dedicated to locally sourced, sustainable ingredients, often obtained that day from local farmers and producers.
  • Downtown

Lemongrass
Modern Thai. Beware limited seating, recommend you call before dropping in on a busy evening.
  • Close to the hotel
  • Vegetarian friendly
  • Gluten-free friendly

Galway Bay
Authentic Irish pub and restaurant located steps away from the Maryland State House and Gate 3 of the U.S. Naval Academy. There is only one vegetarian option, but it’s delicious! (Please note that LAC happens to know that Galway already has a lot of reservations for MARAC weekend, we suggest you call ahead).
  • Gluten-free friendly
  • Neighborhood favorite
  • Downtown

Joss Cafe & Sushi Bar
Highly recommended by locals for outstanding sushi, sashimi, and more with a traditional vibe. The waiters politely greet customers in Japanese and the chefs serve fresh specials. Lots of seating, including a small patio outside. Centrally located on Main Street, Downtown.
  • Downtown

Osteria 177
Italian cuisine by Chef/Owner Arturo Ottaviano. Food is sourced locally. Seasonal menu. A quiet, upscale restaurant with art deco flair. Perfect for foodies and people who love coastal Italian cooking.  Make reservations before you go.
  • Downtown

Davis’ Pub
American fare, featured on the Food Network and a favorite local watering hole for the community of Eastport. Worth going over the bridge for a super casual meal and a look at the fishing side of Annapolis. There is a decent veggie burger!
  • Eastport
  • Neighborhood favorite

Boatyard Bar and Grill
A bit expensive but with a lively atmosphere that centers around the community of Eastport. Known for its interior decor this is as close to the yacht life as you can get.
  • Eastport
  • Neighborhood favorite

Iron Rooster
BREAKFAST ALL DAY!!  American/Southern fare. Plus–lunch, supper, & drinks.
If you “Like” Iron Rooster on Facebook you’ll get a FREE jar of BACON!! (check with server to confirm this is still a practice)
  • Downtown

Level: a small plates lounge
A small plates/tapas style restaurant featuring inventive farm-to-table dishes and hand-crafted cocktails. Open for dinner only and reservations are strongly suggested.
  • Close to hotel
  • Vegetarian friendly
  • Gluten-free friendly

Miss Shirley’s
Serving breakfast, brunch & lunch, Miss Shirley’s offers cuisine rooted in Southern fundamentals and the abundance of fresh ingredients from the Chesapeake Bay region of Maryland. Specialities include decadent pancakes–a must menu item!!
  • Close to the hotel
  • Neighborhood favorite

Red Red Wine
Wine bar serving sophisticated yet casual fare.
  • Downtown
  • Neighborhood favorite

Reynolds Tavern
The oldest tavern in Annapolis, and one of the oldest in the United States.
Reynolds Tavern serves a full lunch menu, English afternoon tea, and dinner. In the spring, summer and early fall, we offer casual, alfresco dining in our courtyard. The cellar pub in the Tavern’s original kitchen gives you a flavor of the Tavern’s rich history.
  • Close to the hotel
  • Historic setting

The Starbucks under Maryland Inn
If you love Starbucks, you’ll love this particular Starbucks located in the very foundations of one of Annapolis’ most historic Inns. If you journey into the heart of this brick fortress, you may notice a gated hole in the wall. Ask the nearest barista for that local story…
  • Downtown
  • Historic setting

Bakers & Co
Even the truest Annapolitan will cross the bridge for this Eastport bakery, the undisputed best bakery in town! Try their almond croissants for a small piece of Paris on the Severn.
  • Eastport
  • Neighborhood favorite

Vin 909
No reservations–first come first served.  Enjoy a glass of wine or beer as you wait for a table.
Winecafé is built on family history and passion for food, wine, and beer.  American fare with many ingredients sourced from local, organic providers. Influences and roots include Mediterranean, Californian, and New England cuisines.
  • Eastport
  • Neighborhood favorite

Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge
Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge is an award winning restaurant and live music venue offering a farm to table menu for diners and an array of unique cocktails.
  • Close to the hotel
  • Neighborhood favorite

Dry 85
A modern industrial take on a Prohibition-era speakeasy. The back alley garage where someone today would sneak a bourbon, beer or gourmet comfort food.
  • Downtown

Fado
Fado Irish Pub is the top Irish Pub in Annapolis. The drinks are exceptional and the food is always fresh. The three level pub includes a rooftop patio.
  • Close to the hotel

Carpaccio
Carpaccio offers more than just a menu of authentic Italian specialties, it has a fountain view patio and comfortably enjoy it in.
  • Close to the hotel

Dunkin’ Donuts @ 38 West St
  • Close to the hotel

Luna Blu
Luna Blu is an intimate Italian Restaurant located in the historic district of downtown Annapolis. Located on the new “hot spot” addition of West Street it has murals & archways that lend a homey vibe at this trattoria specializing in Southern Italian cooking.
  • Close to the hotel

Ram’s Head Tavern
An Annapolis Landmark since 1989! Rams Head is family owned and operated. Formally called “The Crown and Dial” and “Sign of the Green Tree” in the late 1700’s, this historic location was purchased by the Muehlhauser family in 1989.  Originally seating only 30 customers in the original pub, it has expanded over the course of 20 years to the bustling location that it is today.
  • Close to the hotel
  • Historic setting

Middleton Tavern
Middleton Tavern was host to a galaxy of the nation’s most revered leaders during the period following the American Revolution. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin were numbered among its prominent patrons. If you like oysters, this is the place to get them!
  • Downtown
  • Historic setting
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