Harry Browne's

4.6
1182 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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Rusty Romo, your host, invites you to experience truly fine dining in historic Annapolis, renowned since colonial times for its southern hospitality. Innovative cuisine featuring traditional Chesapeake fare, American, fusion and an exciting variety of seasonal items and regional specialties await you. Critically acclaimed since 1979 and overlooking the beautiful Maryland State House, we also offer elegant and distinctive catering.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am-3:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am-3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30-10:00pm, Saturday: 5:30-11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30-9:00pm
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Phone number
(410) 263-4332
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Gerald Zarcone
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Private Party Facilities
Special menus available for large parties. Please call for details.
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Private Party Contact
Samantha Gilmore, Jason Honeycut: (410) 263-6356
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Catering
Elegant and distinctive dining and catering since 1979. Private rooms include The Gallery, The Capital View Room, The Grill Room and The Wine Cellar. Specializing in events and meetings for groups of 10-100. Also, The Gallery and/or The Capital View Room can be combined with the Bar & Lounge area on the second floor.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Maryland Ave.
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Parking Details
Complementary valet Friday and Saturday nights. Street parking is also available along with nearyby parking garages.
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Entertainment
Tuesdays, 8:30-Midnight, Irish folksinger and humorist Seamus Kennedy (Bar & Lounge non-smoking Tuesday nights)
See Harry Browne's website for schedule, www.harrybrownes.com
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Special Events & Promotions
In addition to seasonal wine tastings in conjunction with our Wine Cellar Club, we regularly provide breakfast, lunch and dinner meetings as well as cocktail receptions, buffets and formal seated catered events (on and off premise). Typical groups include local and Fortune 500 businesss, VIP's, legislative events, Naval Academy groups and rehearsal dinners.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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p
Baltimore
55 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We go every year for restaurant week. It is always a lovely experience, but some years the food is hit or miss. This year the offerings, quality and taste were our best yet. We will be back.

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely setting and good food for a visit with friends.

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L
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We reserve HB’s for special occasions for years and have not been disappointed.

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j
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice brunch with complementary Champaign, orange juice or mimosa. But be sure to make a reservation. They were turning people away.

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Z
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Have eaten here many times over the past few years. Great food as always. This time, however, I have to admit that service was a little off. There was some difficulty in letting us know that your table was ready, and we had to ask three different people for a glass of water. And still it took 15 minutes. Overall, it was a great evening, and these are minor annoyances, but it was a little surprising. Will definitely return again, though.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

ambiance and service was great and nothing was going to ruin the night but the food was not as good as expected (lobster small and over cooked) as an example and Martini not served cold enough like it should be... otherwise fine

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great.

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CN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere and the food was really good. Overall a really nice experience and would not mind going back.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Valentines

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w
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Valentines Day for over a decade! Always good, new management and/or Chef? Great food!

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D
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Overall, this was a good Valentine's night dinner. However, we will think again about going to Harry Browne's for a holiday occasion. Typically, we've had great food and great service. Specifically:

- Not enough light to read the menu: diners were using their cellphone flashlights
- No sparkling water: a shock for a higher-end restaurant
- Prix fixe was high for three courses
- Service was mediocre: places were cleared slowly
- Entree was excellent (Morrocan BBQ pork joint)
- Dessert was not well presented (ice cream smeared between two pieces of pound cake)

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JH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An absolutely wonderful, beautiful restaurant with excellent service. Very well worth the trip we made from Baltimore. We will be returning regularly.

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SC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent friendly service. Great food, and very affordable.

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JS
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

Our only complaint was the tall, grey haired man with glasses who seated us. He had a terrible and constant cough, which frankly, was a real turn off while dining. When we arrived we asked to be seated away from the door because it was a very cold night. He acted absolutely as if was a huge hassle. So disappointing as Harry Browne’s has been a favorite of ours when we are in Annapolis. Now we need to reconsider even though our female server was superb as was our meal. What happened to the fantastic person you used to have who greeted you and couldn’t have been more pleasant and accommodating?

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DP
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Recently went to Sunday brunch--had a very nice table in the back corner, private and nice for our party of four. Both my husband and I ordered the chicken and waffles since we had not had it previously. The chicken was crispy and moist and not a hint of grease. While the waffles were good, we both wished they were warm. Ours arrived cold. I know its hard to keep waffles warm--an alternative is to serve the syrup heated. Enjoyed my glass of champagne.

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OT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Cozy little historic restaurant, and bar upstairs. Food was very good, and actually priced in line with other places like it. Right on State Circle in Annapolis, so parking isn't easy, but on weekends they will shuttle you to and from free parking in the State Office parking garage. We enjoyed an unhurried dinner, and enjoyed all of it.Give it a try.

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SC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and service!

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MD
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Charming restaurant especially for a cold day. Excellent service and food although the crab cake was rather small. Not too crowded at lunch so conversation was easy. Parking can be a challenge but just keep looking!

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MW
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic atmosphere and exceptional service. This is an Annapolis Classic! Great long-time owner, Rusty, who loves his customers..you will be treated royally, I strongly recommend !

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CH
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first visit to this established Annapolis restaurant. I have wanted to go for years and now having finally made it there, I was not disappointed. The food was truly outstanding and very reasonably priced for the quality of the food. I will definitely go back and highly recommend it to others.

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TN
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent Annapolis landmark next to the State House , love it

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CB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and wonderful atmosphere

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RB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love Harry Brown's and this particular occasion was special for Joy and I it was our 48th anniversary, The maitre d took special care of us and our friends. The server was most helpful explaining all of the specials, and not rushing us, but being available to take our order and additional requests. The Tuna i ordered was cooked very rare just as i liked it. The Arugula salad Joy and i ordered most delightful. An exceptional experience.

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s
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

I was expecting much more for the first time to this restaurant. Service was slow and not very friendly. Due to the snow storm they were not busy. Ordered a Mimosa and never received it. The food was OK. Order the eggs benedict with smoke salmon and that is what you get. An egg, smoke salmon on bread. Price was fair considering the cost of other brunches in the Annapolis area. However for just breakfast which is what they serve, I would definitely go someplace else

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JB
Baltimore
85 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

This was our first time for dinner after trying brunch awhile back. I was very impressed with our experience here. The menu offered a nice variety of options including pasta, seafood, meat and poultry. I chose the Limoncello Chicken and my husband the Bolognese. Both were outstanding and the plates were beautifully presented. My only complaint was a limited selection of white wines by the glass. I settled for a Riesling which I enjoyed, but would have preferred something else with my entree selection. The service was pleasantly unobtrusive and the ambience is cozy and relaxing. We happened to be there during the first snowfall of the season, and it made for a pleasant place to be with a view of the Capitol.

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MD
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sunday evening dinner in winter - food was great, restaurant was not crowded. Crab cakes were very good.

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RS
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Atmosphere was excellent. The service could not have been better. Appetizer was one of the best. Main courses were very good. Parking waa a nightmare. I recommend only going on the weekend when valet parking is available.

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P
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

You can always expect great service and food at Harry Browne's

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c
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lucked out a got a last minute NYE reservation. Service, food, and atmosphere was all first class. Looking forward to a return trip.

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NC
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Been here a few times. Nice decor. Food is decent but if they tried just a little harder I would definitely come back more. Some ingredients, like salad greens, could be fresher. I once had brunch there and could not eat the crab at all, but had crab with my dinner recently and it was pretty good. Really good drinks and coffee.

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BB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I wanted a good local place for New Year's Eve Dinner, and found Harry Browne's on Open Table. Upon arrival, I had sticker shock as the dinners were $85 each, coupled with a drink and a glass of wine, the tab was over $200, which was about double what I was expecting from the Open Table website.

That being said, the dinner was reasonable for the price. The decor, service, food, and drinks were perfect for an upscale dinner for two. I highly recommend the restaurant, just don't expect to pay the $31-$50 that Open Table suggests.

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TB
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great cocktails. Wonderful food. Lots to discover here, too.

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T
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

My husband had the crabcake, which was really good. I had the crab omelet and was not impressed. The place could use a “facelift” and we really didn’t feel welcomed as we have in other establishments. We will not go back.

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j
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service and delicious meal. Best ambiance in town!

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m
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Harry Browne’s was our first get away 32 years ago. We come back in December when we can. We love this restaurant. It holds many special memories for us. The staff, service and ambiance cannot be surpassed. Bravo Harry Browne’s!!!

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T
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

went for our 41st anniversary and it was fabulous. great food and great service

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K
San Diego
64 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Been before and really like the crab soup. Waiter was excellent.

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OF
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tis well-located spot on State circle in Annapolis is always a treat. the cozy dining room is well laid out and one may have a conversation without straining to hear. The food and service are superb. there is a good wine list and always specials of the day. at their omelet hits the spot. Upstairs in the bar area the Happy Hour is a real treat with good pours and terrific values on the small plates and hamburgers.
hjarry Browne's is a really nice Annapolis tradition.

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CR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our 3rd year for Christmas Eve dinner. We look forward to this evening more and more as each year passes. The staff are phenomenal - the food is all world! I am a Rack of Lamb connoisseur, it was SPECTACULAR! Looking forward to 12/24/19 :)

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E
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Disappointed! Although the food and service were very good the host who seated us gave us the worst table and said it was because we did not have a reservation. Even after pointing out the reservation a second time he steadfasting maintained we were lucky to be seated at all. There were several empty table when we arrived and reamined empty the entire time that we were there. Its a shame because we have always liked going there for the last 20 years but I don’t think we’ll go back.

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