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914 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis, MD 21403
410.626.0388
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7:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A very good Brunch

We enjoyed a delicious brunch at the local restaurant in Feb. The eggs Benedict, kitchen sink omelet and pancakes were delicious. Real Maple syrup was served with the pancakes. The biscuit was light, fluffy and hot. A wonderful meal and very enjoyable experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
dwr317
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Annapolis
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Annapolis
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a delicious brunch at the local restaurant in Feb. The eggs Benedict, kitchen sink omelet and pancakes were delicious. Real Maple syrup was served with the pancakes. The biscuit was light, fluffy and hot. A wonderful meal and very enjoyable experience.

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Very unassuming from the outside but this gem has outstanding, innovative dishes. We have had breakfast, lunch and dinner here and never been disappointed. Also has a bakery and a catering side the wins awards regularly. Last visit we had the Thai Chicken Quesadilla & Nantucket Chicken Salad wrap which were terrific. Also, tried various cupcakes for the wedding cake... More 

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Burke, Virginia
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158 reviews 158 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We stopped in on a Saturday evening and the restaurant was almost full of diners, always a good sign. He appetizers were delicious, fried oysters. Then came the main ingredient. Diver scallops, Meatloaf covered with their famous mushroom soup and more Scallops. Let's not forget the desserts, Chocolate Cake and Peach Cake. You can't go wrong with anything on the... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I had lunch with friends today at the Main Ingredient. The staff were attentive and courteous. I had the apple ginger salad with grilled chicken. It was very tasty and a good portion size. It was hard to choose between the salad and their grilled cheese sandwich (someone at the next table had ordered that). If you're visiting downtown Annapolis... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

A jewel of a restaurant in Eastport. One of those rare restaurants where everything on the menu is high quality and consistently good. Ever more rare, the prices are reasonable. On top of that the management and staff are very friendly. My parents loved their lunches of grill cheese, soup and sweet potato fries. Hungarian mushroom is incredible. Breakfast is... More 

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Brookfield, WI
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The food here is great! We've been here many times for breakfast and lunch. They offer traditional comfort food with a twist. Creative Eggs Benedicts and sandwiches which are so delicious. The soups and pasta salads are really tasty too. And the desserts are absolutely amazing too, save room for dessert or take some to go, you won't regret it!!... More 

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Bronx, New York, USA
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86 reviews 86 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

What a great way to throw a Celebration of Life for my Mom - by using a catering company with great food and competent staff. Everyone loved the presentation and the food

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Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a very good local Annapolis spot. In a small shopping strip and often crowded for breakfast, but usually easy to find a table at dinner. Food is very good, well prepared, but rich, more calories than you might expect. Fish and scallop entrees consistently good. Specials are worth checking, some weeknights dinner for two is less than $30,... More 

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Huntingtown, Maryland
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99 reviews 99 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Looks like you could find something anytime of day at this cafe style restaurant. You know the food will be good when their catering department is reight next door. We both had salads with assorted seafodo fro lunch. Good quality seafood and very fresh ingredients. Watch out for all the pastires in the case - very tempting. Can't wait to... More 

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Miami Beach
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191 reviews 191 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

If you travel to a select place you expect more and maybe this is a problem. The Main Ingredient does not live up to a very high rating in Annapolis restaurants especially because it was not located in the tourist area and thus should be a good deal better than what one can find with only a short walk. True... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 914 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis, MD 21403
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: 410.626.0388

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?