Carrol's Creek Cafe

4.6
4216 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
Join us for our award-winning crab soup, fresh seafood, perfectly grilled steaks, and inventive appetizers, salads and desserts. Enjoy our great food with a panoramic view from inside or relax outside on our warm weather deck. Discover for yourself why Carrol's Creek Cafe is a favorite among Annapolitans.

Located on scenic Restaurant Row in Eastport, Carrol's Creek Cafe is a pleasant stroll across the Spa Creek Bridge from the historic district. Carrol's Creek Cafe offers ample parking and is a convenient Water Taxi ride from Annapolis City Dock.
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FF
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Scrumptious meal! Scallops, crabcakes, haddock, and great desserts. Our server was fantastic. Sat outside on the deck in the breeze with family from out of town. Perfect.

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C
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Fine views. Will return.

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CS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great location for watching the Blue Angels. Good food and great service.

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NM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

I really enjoy being by the water. So we ate out on the deck. The weather was perfect!

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LB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was excellent, very welcoming. Odd to me that I had to pay $2.50 for side of vegetables for $45 entree. Why not just garnish the entree and win points for presentation?

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L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable experience... Food was very good, quiet & relaxing brunch seated outside.

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SO
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great dining experience. The staff goes above and beyond. The food is delicious. The waterfront view is beautiful. We've been going there for decades and look forward to our next visit. Thank you, Carrol's Creek!

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O
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice bday lunch

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PF
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

2nd dining experience. 1st was exceptional: food was very good and service was prompt. This time the BBQ shrimp was disappointing and the shrimp and grits had little flavor. My family is from Cajun Country. I expected too much from a Maryland restaurant.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service! We will be back!

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G
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great meal and our server, Lexi, was terrific. We sat at an outdoor table overlooking the marina. Very enjoyable evening.

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l
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We met my cousin and her husband, who live in the Annapolis area, on our way back from our Florida home to our Connecticut home. It was the perfect location right on the harbor for a delightful dinner. Chris, our waiter was excellent. He took special notice that I was vegetarian and suggested several menu items that would work for me. He was highly attentive throughout the meal and made our experience seamless and enjoyable. Soft shell crabs were in season. My husband and cousin ordered that and they were outstanding. My vegetarian quinoa dish with vegetables was delicious. The glazed donut bread pudding was to die for. I highly recommend Carrol’s Creek Cafe.

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MK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

very good lunch, compliments to the chef. waiter Tony was attentive but gave us our space. we had out of town business guests and they were pleased with the view and the food. 3 had scallops, I had the rockfish which was VERY good! A couple of us had the beet salad - delish!

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MS
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great seafood. All the dishes were well prepared and presented. Server was very friendly.

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MS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Always enjoy coming to Carrol's Creek but was somewhat disappointed for our Mother's Day dinner. Food was very good except for 2 exceptions. My daughter ordered salmon and it was very under cooked, almost raw in the center. We were told that it would take about 15-20 minutes for a replacement so she opted for a bowl of cream of crab which was a disappointment as it is usually spectacular. Service was ok, but not great as we had to ask for our server several times particularly regarding the salmon. It took over 5 minutes before the server came back to the table after we requested. (And she never came back after the entrees were were delivered to check on us but made a big deal about that the salmon was removed from the check when she dropped it off). This is my wife's favorite restaurant so we will be back but it was a letdown.

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TS
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very nice evening out. The service was great, we were seated right away (had reservation), menu was varied with lots of appealing options. Both our entrees were very well prepared with requested levels of "doneness." The Herb Encrusted Rockfish was outstanding! Nice wine selection also. We don't go often, but CCC remains a favorite.

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DH
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, great atmosphere, terrible food. Me, my daughter and mom, noticed the crabcakes had lots of filler and a strong mustard taste. Two of us complained about the tasteless lamb chops. The other two guests with us liked their fish

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter, Wick, was great! Great view of the water and food was delicious. The cream of crab soup had nice chunks of lump crab meat and the peach creme brûlée was so good!

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NW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Took my mom here for a Pre-Mother's Day meal. Overall we enjoyed the experience. However for the prices we felt the portions were rather small. We ordered the scallop appetizer. For $19 we were unpleasantly surprised to only find two scallops. Also, the crab cake sandwich was a bit disappointing in that it also wasn't a big enough portion for the price. If we were to return, we wouldn't order either one of these items.

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MH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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MB
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pretty restaurant in the Marina. Great views. We thought our food and presentation was excellent. We weren’t hurried and we weren’t delayed by service that was too slow. We took a water taxi from the dock to the Naval Academy, toured and returned by water taxi. Delightful.

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DR
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Both the rockfish and the scallops were delicious -- the rockfish was clearly the star of the show; the tuna tartare was good, although we were very surprised with the presence of rice in the dish. The cocktails were acceptable. The "coffee and donuts" dessert was delicious. Service was good, just treading the border of intrusive.

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f
Washington DC
193 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

It was a beautiful day, so the view of the marina and the city across was splendid. We celebrated our birthdays there. Our server, Taylor, was extremely affable and pleasant. Service with a smile, as it were.

I had the crab cake and lobster tail combo. The lobster was nicely done, but I thought the crab cake wasn't particularly that good, compared with others I've had. Our desserts were complimentary. What a nice touch.

Very scenic place. Go.

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l
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Crab cakes had a bit too much filler. Shrimp salad needed some more old bay and seasoning. Blackened tuna and salmon dishes were excellent.

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BB
Washington DC
91 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Carroll's Creek never disappoints. It is one of our Go-To places for significant events. We each had the beet salad and scallops. Both were delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Pleasant friendly staff, the view are amazing from the water. The food can use a little more seasoning.

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PM
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a ‘must visit’ restaurant in Annapolis! The location, food and service is exceptional! I highly recommend it!

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GB
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

You won't be disappointed. Sat outside on a nice day. Dockside. Food delish. Service good. Very pleasant crowd and atmosphere.

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OT
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time. Awesome, but a little pricey

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OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Rick was amazing

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GO
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful lunch! We had the specials and couldn't have been happier. Everything was delicious and service was good & unobtrusive.

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AR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The waitress, Angela, was excellent. Cioppino very good.

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a
Baltimore
43 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We celebrated our anniversary with a view of the water and sunset (too windy to actually be outside). Our baked Brie appetizer was delivered cold! We sent it back and it was fine upon re-delivery. An apology by the wait staff would have been appropriate.

The chicken entree I believe is new - it used to be something else. Nonetheless, this was outstanding - very moist, flavorful, and a generous portion!

Dessert was the bread pudding made with glazed donuts - totally decadent!

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PB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I have never been disappointed with any of the entrees at Carol's Creek. This time, we went there for lunch. The scallop appetizer was outstanding! The main dish was very good. The flavors are very delicate and well balanced. The deserts are always good. The service exceptional, even for a crowded Sunday afternoon. In addition to the food, the view from CC is great! You can see the waterfront and all of the activity there. I highly recommend it.

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KK
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Zach our waiter was great! Explained the specials more than once and gave great recommendations. Food was delicious. Would love an outside table next visit.

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AD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

It was a wonderful night out with great food and great company. Will definitely go again!

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A
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Carrol's Creek Cafe was absolutely delicious. We had 2 appetizers and 2 entrees and we were ready to lick the plate on every dish. Highly recommend the scallops with the risotto for dinner and the cioppino was fantastic. Our waiter, Cameron was wonderful to dine with even though they were very busy because of the boat show. He was polite, attentive, and patient with our kid. This was an amazing place for dinner and we will definitely be returning.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great view, great drinks and food to celebrate my birthday. Service was great!

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LK
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I loved the view! Whether you dining inside or outside there is a great view of the water and boats. I loved the mussels I had (seasoned just right & plenty of them). My mother and hubby enjoyed their cajun dish.

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JJ
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food. Restaurant was very nice. Wish we were seated at window view but we arrived 1/2 hour early so may not of got our original assigned table. I was glad they seated us right away. I would strongly recommend a reservation. Can’t wait to go back.

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