Annapolis Journals

Annapolis Trip

A May 2007 trip to Annapolis by Bruce Horne

Quote: Holiday weekend trip.

Doubletree Annapolis

Hotel | "DoubleTree"

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A bit "down at the heels" but clean and safe. It was much less expensive than downtown hotels and it shows in service and upkeep. So, you get what you pay for; if all you need is a place to spend the night then this is it. You can see it from the highway so not a problem to find. Go down Riva Road from hotel to Mike's for crabs.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on June 3, 2007

Doubletree Annapolis
210 HOLIDAY CT
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
410-224-3150

Carrol's Creek Restaurant

Restaurant | "Carrol's Creek Cafe"

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Sunday brunch seemed a bit disorganized. It took a while to find the omelet station. Cheese selection was very limited. The view of water and boats was very nice. The overall experience was that is was overpriced for quality of food.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on June 3, 2007

Carrol's Creek Restaurant
410 Severn Avenue
Annapolis, Maryland
(410) 263-8102

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The real thing. A crab shack in a backwater cove that isn't a tourist trap. If you can find it, you will have a great time. Expect to wait about an hour to get a table outside. Expect to meet some eccentric people also. Do not try to drive out of this place if you have been drinking. Designate a driver beforehand.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 3, 2007

Cantler's Riverside Inn
458 Forest Beach Road
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
(410) 757-1311

Buddy's Crabs & Ribs

Restaurant | "Buddy's Crabs & Ribs"

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I was expecting something more authentic. It looks and feels like a chain restaurant. We sat at the bar and ordered steamed mussels. Great service and beer. The barkeep was a sweetheart. It was just that I expected something a bit less "slick."

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 3, 2007

Buddy's Crabs & Ribs
100 Main Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
(410) 269-1800

Mike's Crab House

Restaurant

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Nice water view and nice fat crabs. I was expecting a working marina and crab shack but I guess I'm about 25 years too late. Expect to wait about an hour on weekends.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 3, 2007

Mike's Crab House
3030 Riva Road
Riva, Maryland 21140
(410) 956-2784

Weekend Trip

Story/Tip

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This is a very charming and relaxed town. It takes a bit of work to find authentic crab shack (Cantler's) but worth it. Take time to simply walk side streets to see architecture.