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Main Ingredient

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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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  • 64
    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
Always good

I have eaten at this restaurant several times. The food has always been great as has the service. It is difficult to find a restaurant that is always good and the service is excellent

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Luvwater07
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I have eaten at this restaurant several times. The food has always been great as has the service. It is difficult to find a restaurant that is always good and the service is excellent

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Medford, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Love this cafe' so comfortable and the food is to die for yum!! Breakfast was everything we could ask for and more, so much to choose from, what a great selection!! When we finished we had to get dessert from the huge dessert case. Again so much to choose from, 10 flavors of cake and cookies and cupcakes and it's... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Have been here each time I stop in town. The menu changes and offers new and wonderful additions. I have tried several different foods and have never been disappointed. Staff is friendly and attentive. I always save room for dessert! It is always so hard to choose! And so delicious! Make this a must stop when you are in Annapolis.

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Annapolis, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Our family of 6 has enjoyed Main Ingredient food on many occasions... most recently we enjoy their delicious sandwiches and desserts for our daughter's high schoo graduation party. All of our guests commented on how fresh the fruit and party platters were, and the cake was scrumptious!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A great find off of Forest Drive, a few minutes from downtown Annapolis, the Main Ingredient is a long-time star. Interesting dishes of all kinds. Good for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Also good carry out. One of our favorites with good service. A surprise in the strip mall and consistently offers good food, both quick and gourmet. And catering too.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Tucked into a strip mall with an unassuming front, and a casual interior (more like a deli feeling), the food is delicious, the menu creative, the prices reasonable, the portions generous. I wish I lived nearby.

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Kent Island, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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 34 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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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
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?