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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 40
    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
The biggest cakes I've ever seen!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
Lynda T
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Annapolis, Maryland
Top Contributor
549 reviews 549 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 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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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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188 reviews 188 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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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: Doing business, Families with children, 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?