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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: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 11
    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
Hidden Gem!

My husband and I stumbled upon this delightful little place on accident for lunch and were astounded with the delicious meal that we were graced with! My husband ordered a tuna sandwich with a salad, and I ordered an amazing pesto fish with a salad. Both of us were amazed with the fresh use of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Wendy T
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Kent Island, Maryland
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  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Kent Island, Maryland
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My husband and I stumbled upon this delightful little place on accident for lunch and were astounded with the delicious meal that we were graced with! My husband ordered a tuna sandwich with a salad, and I ordered an amazing pesto fish with a salad. Both of us were amazed with the fresh use of ingredients and with the fact... More 

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New England
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The Main Ingredient is always good. I've been countless times and I have never been disappointed. The spiced iced tea is my favorite! Definitely get a glass! They do a nice brunch on Sundays, too. I am also a fan of their bread at dinner. Really, you can't go wrong no matter which meal you eat here. Incredible!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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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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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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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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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?