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Main Ingredient

914 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis, MD 21403
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Ranked #27 of 308 Restaurants in Annapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Burke, Virginia
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143 reviews 143 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

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
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
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
19 helpful votes 19 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
147 helpful votes 147 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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Round Rock, TX
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I feel confident that The Main Ingredient would be the #1 recommended Annapolis restaurant on TripAdvisor if it was located in the tourist district. But the fact that it requires a drive from the historic district makes it even better, in my opinion. It's great to eat at a truly neighborhood restaurant, where locals fill all the tables. My husband... More 

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Mechanicsville, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Catering: We had the Main Ingredient cater my wedding rehersal dinner. The food and service were both wonderful. Highly reccomend the crab balls! Bakery: I ordered 10 fresh fruit pies for my wedding and they were delicious! Make sure to order FRESH fruit pies (default is the 'canned' fruit) and if you want to save a few dollars, ask to... 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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