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Main Ingredient

914 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis, MD 21403
410.626.0388
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Ranked #17 of 296 restaurants in Annapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Round Rock, TX
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

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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Seattle, WA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Catering: Huge portions. Fabulous cakes, we had lemon with lemon curd filling, red velvet and chocolate rum. Guests preferred the flavors in order listed.

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Berkshire
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Thank you to the catering team who produced a beautiful cake for our special day. Even more exceptional given we live in England and all the arrangements were handled via phone and email. Great work and will be recommending you to all

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Annapolis, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I was having a Comcast influenced rough day but it turned around with my walk downstairs discovering a new place for lunch. Erin's recommendation on the Mexi Wrap was a good choice with an excellent cilantro sauce that set it off. Even the hostess was great dealing with all the picky hard to please customers that refused to have their... More

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Oakton, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We've had the pleasure of dining at Main Ingredient (MI) in Annapolis at least 10 times in the last 10 years. We were in the area for a talk on cross atlantic sailing and decided to stop for dinner before the event. Our meals were up to the MI's normal high standards. Both fish and beef dishes were superb. We... More

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Volcano, California
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227 reviews 227 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Our daughter and her husband took us here for brunch, and we were charmed and impressed. Not much to look at from the outside, located in a small strip mall, but charming décor inside. The food was excellent, as was the service. The mimosa they serve is the best I've ever had (and at 75, that says it all). I... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The food was good, served hot and the service attentive. Our summary was that the flavorings were good but generally unusual for our tastes as we tend to like more traditional flavors. That said, however, the mushroom soup was creamy, beef based and contained lots of mushrooms - it was excellent. The raves that other reviewers have given it are... More

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Bowie, Maryland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My wife and I stopped here for dinner after spending the day in Annapolis. We shared a delicious crab and avocado quesadilla followed by the Tuscan cassoulet which also very good. Large portions and delicious fresh-baked bread and whipped butter that they also make themselves. Finished the meal off with lemon raspberry cake--also delicious. Can't wait to go back and... More

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in to the Main Ingredient after seeing it listed for having great deserts. The staff was very friendly and the desert was good but nothing special to drive out of your way for.

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