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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    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
Generally really good!

My son and I come to the Main Ingredient about once a week for breakfast. Breakfast does tend to be a little pricey, but the food is good. I really like the Hungarian Mushroom Soup Scrambled eggs, where they mix the soup in with the scramble...Really yummy! The breakfast platters come with what... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
neonp
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Annapolis, Maryland
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117 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My son and I come to the Main Ingredient about once a week for breakfast. Breakfast does tend to be a little pricey, but the food is good. I really like the Hungarian Mushroom Soup Scrambled eggs, where they mix the soup in with the scramble...Really yummy! The breakfast platters come with what they call hash browns--really just diced potatoes... More 

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Thank neonp
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The dinner menu here is fresh and tasty--but the brunch is a real treasure. The pancakes are amazing and worth a visit in themselves. Sometimes a wait, but sheets worth it.

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Thank 52Travel5202
Ocean View, Delaware
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41 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After being snowed in for a couple of days, we ventured out for lunch at the Main Ingredient. The hostess was delightful and food was good with generous servings

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Thank Doug P
Annapolis, Maryland
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149 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This one of my two or three favorite restaurants in Annapolis. It doesn't look like much from the street, and inside it has the atmosphere of a high-end diner, but the food is wonderful. The menu offers a wide variety and everything is prepared to perfection. It's my absolute go-to place for breakfast, but a meal here at any time... More 

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Thank KH198
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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436 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 601 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Ate lunch here with a business associate when in Annapolis and it was very good. The menu has some fabulous selections and the sandwiches we ordered were delicious. Prices are not the cheapest with sandwiches being around $12 each, a latte coffee being $4.25 but it was really good. Nice casual dining environment and friendly and efficient service. Would certainly... More 

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Thank Roberts69
London
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155 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Take out from here is a wonderful experience, the pad thai is delicious and so are all the salads and sides.

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Thank Laura_Simon_Birt
Manassas, Virginia
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Stopped for breakfast. Facility has a good atmosphere for breakfast and lunch. Service varies between good to excellent, food quality is average. Breakfast and lunch pricing is high. We stop when in Annapolis as this facility is convienant to our activities.

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Thank Matthew M
Annapolis, Maryland
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I've had occasion to visit this restaurant twice in the past week. I like it because the menu is varied and the food is usually really good. The ambiance isn't up to the quality of the food; the feeling is more neighborhood non-entity than top quality, but it's not a put-off, either. The first visit went well: service and food... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I keep wanting to love this place because it's around the corner from my house, alas, it's not to be. People rave about the breakfasts but maybe I'm missing something. The home fries are frozen (!!) not fresh, the omelettes are ok. Coffee is fine but nothing to brag about. My partner likes the pancakes but I have no opinion.... More 

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Thank maggy55
Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

The Main Ingredient proved once again to be a great consistently good place to dine. Located in a strip shopping center does not take away from this friendly home-like atmosphere. Our server was fast and efficient and the food was excellent. Thanks Again and we'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, Business meetings, Families with children
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?