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914 Bay Ridge Rd, Annapolis, MD 21403-3999
410.626.0388
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Salisbury, Maryland
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby and I ate a late lunch here after visiting downtown Annapolis. I had every intention of saving room to enjoy one of the delicious looking desserts in their case but I was so full. I ordered the Chesapeake wrap with sweet potato fries. It was packed full and bursting with flavor. The sweet potato fries were some of the... More 

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maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When we arrived we were the only dinners there. This made me nervous. Things turned out well. My shrimp sandwich was very good. The croissant was fresh and soft. I liked that it did not have a bunch of celery in it. It could have used a pinch of Old Bay though. My only complaint was the employees were talking... More 

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Thank Storm886
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

The Main Ingredient never disappoints. It is dependably good all the time. The staff is so friendly and the food fresh, delicious, and plentiful. I generally order a salad and enjoy the mini pumpkin muffin that comes on the side.

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Mont Vernon, New Hampshire
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

We stopped in here with friends while visiting in the area. One of the locals really likes this place. Located in a strip mall, parking is usually plentiful. Once inside the place is roomy and comfortable. The wait staff is friendly. The food is delicious. The specials change depending on what is available and in season. The variety is nice.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

My only regret is that I didn't visit the Main Ingredient sooner. What a great dinner! Please try the Hungarian Mushroom soup...the Chicken au Poivre...and the Black and Bleu salad. You'll be so glad you did. If you're lucky, Janet will be the person who takes care of you. This is a great, local restaurant that takes tremendous pride in... More 

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Annapolis
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Just recently dined here...from the fresh hot bread with honey butter to the stuffed calamari it truly was absolutely divine. I am still craving the stuffed calamari. The appetizer of the homemade meatballs are a must to start off with....and their entrees are plenty to take a "doggie" bag home with you. If you have room, I highly recommend their... More 

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maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Extensive menu with a variety of choices. The craisin chicken salad is my favorite for lunch. Also a great place for breakfast. Service is always good and food is consistently good.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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336 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

If you like crab cakes or salmon, then the Main Ingredient will have you coming back.. Add to that very good service in an attractive eating environment and you have a winner. The only negative was the sangria tasted like a fruit drink.

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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

My son and I went on a Saturday afternoon. Luckily we were able to order off of the breakfast menu. I'd been wanting to try their Snickerdoodle French Toast. I read about it in a cookbook by Southern Living- Off the Eaten Path Second Helpings. We also tried the Kitchen Sink Omelet. The Snickerdoodle French Toast was very good, but... More 

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Heath, Texas
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

A very innovative menu. Focus on fresh ingredients prepared flawlessly! You must try it if you're in the neighborhood or not.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 914 Bay Ridge Rd, Annapolis, MD 21403-3999
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: 410.626.0388

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?