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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, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 56
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  • 43
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 2
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  • 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
Local Restaurant with local clientele

The menu is varied and the prices are reasonable. Specials are typically available each day. This is a popular local eating establishment. The food is well prepared and tasty.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
wladamson
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Annapolis, Maryland
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Annapolis, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The menu is varied and the prices are reasonable. Specials are typically available each day. This is a popular local eating establishment. The food is well prepared and tasty.

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Huntingtown, Maryland
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144 reviews 144 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We have been here for breakfast and lunch so far and both have been excellent. I would like to go for dinner next. They have excellent baked goods made in house as well as a full bar. The place is normally packed on the weekends. Must try. I'll be back.

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St. Clairsville, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The Main Ingredient is always a nice surprise. We are locals and enjoy the food and service. The cafe salad is a favorite - the house champagne dressing is delicious. Of course the sweet treats are great and there is always a wide variety of cakes and other goodies. It's nice that this local restaurant has a full bar. It's... More 

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Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Main Ingredient Cafe is one of those local places you can pop into for breakfast, lunch or dinner and be sure of getting something out of the ordinary AND delicious. My all-time favorites include Snickerdoodle French Toast for breakfast, Craisin Chicken Salad and/or Cafe Salad for lunch, and any of the short plates for dinner. Different wines by the glass... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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561 reviews 561 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I've always liked the Main Ingredient's menu but, lately the salads seem a bit smaller for the premium price and the service seems to have gone down. I recently called in an order to carry out and was told 15 minutes. Arrived in 15 minutes, at the same time as several other carry out customers and was less than impressed... More 

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We went here for lunch after I read about this restaurant in a cookbook. The restaurant is lovely, the service is prompt and pleasant, and the food is excellent. What more could you ask for? Oh,yes the prices were very reasonable. I've lived in Southern Maryland for 3 years and never heard of the Main Ingredient. I wish I had... More 

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Rochester, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We were just passing through Annapolis visiting a friend and looking to do dinner without a lot of complication. As much as we love Annapolis the downtown area can be a parking nightmare. So on a recommendation we walked into The Main Ingredient, an unassuming looking restaurant in a strip mall near our friends' house. We were totally knocked out!... More 

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Annapolis, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

After a political fundraiser in the Eastport section of Annapolis last week, my husband and I dined at the Main Ingredient, a favorite spot for locals on almost any night of the week. It's also highly popular for Sunday brunch. Known for its delicious desserts, home-baked breads and off-site catering, Main Ingredient often adds a pumpkin muffin or mini-baked morsel... More 

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Annapolis
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Additional Information about Main Ingredient

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

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business, 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?