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Annapolis Restaurants...Wharfside Bar and Grille

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Wharfside Bar and Grille

After a long, long day in real estate the thought of cooking a meal when I got home was very unappealing to me so I talked hubby into going out for something quick and close by. We headed to Edgewater, a town just a few minutes away from where we live just outside Annapolis. We had a totally different food venue on our mind when we saw the Wharfside Bar and Grill come into view. Having said many a time we should try this place out we decided tonight was the night.

Not knowing what to expect from this little restaurant located on the side of Route 214 we parked the car and looked around. The marguee said it was prime rib night and from the looks of the full parking lot it was a favorite night to be here. So we ventured inside to see for ourselves.

Wharfside Bar and Grill

Upon opening the door we were greeted with the unexpected, at least for me. There is no waiting area. No indeed. From the moment you open the door you are IN the restaurant amidst all the buzz of a roomful of happy customers enjoying themselves.  The waitress saw us from across the room and said come on in and make yourself comfortable. We have two tables available a two seater and a four. Since it was only the two of us we of course took the two seater near the back of the room.

As we sat down I told our waitress, Debbie was her name, that this was our first visit and I was quite surprised at what I saw. I was expecting something totally different as far as decor and she just laughed and said a lot of people think that.

The restaurant, though small in size is not small in ambiance. Tastefully decorated with corian high top tables, an L shaped bar off to one side and a few TV's along the wall, this restaurant exudes a very comfortable and welcoming style. Off to one side from where we were sitting is an outside eating area decked out with beautiful flowers. This evening was chilly so no one was there but what a nice place to eat on a warmer day or evening.

Since it was prime rib night that is what we ordered and were not disappointed. The cuts were tender, the  aujus was perfect along with the creamy horseradish sauce for dipping.  We were given a choice of two sides with our meal and we both chose the salad and baked potato. The salad was wonderful with nuts and dried cranberries and the potato was cooked just right.

It was not long before I saw a familiar face while there. A real estate colleague came out from behind the bar area and started making her way around to each table greeting those of us who were dining. When she made her way to ours I learned that Wharfside is owned by her hubby. Small world for sure.

We finished our meal and ordered a dessert to go and headed out the door. As we made our way to our car we both said what a nice surprise this little restuarant was. We were glad we had stopped in.

Wharfside Bar and Grill

Wharfside Bar and Grill is certainly a trip worth taking when looking for a casual yet friendly dining experience. The wonderful atmosphere, good food and reasonable prices will delight you on any night (except for Mondays when they are closed).

Oh, and if you get Debbie as your waitress the service will be delightful too.





About the Author Martha Brown- As a third generation Annapolitan I love to write about my experiences in and out of the real estate market. Licensed since 1992 all with Long & Foster I am a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and a Seller Representation Specialist (SRS) whose passion is homes in the Annapolis MD area and surrounding communities. My goal is to help my clients understand the real estate market and to then make sound real estate decisions. 


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Comment balloon 6 commentsMartha Brown • October 01 2009 01:40PM


Martha:  If I lived near the Wharfside Bar & Grill I can guarantee that Monday's would be the night I craved it.  Just like Chik-Fil-A on Sundays. 

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) almost 10 years ago

Martha, I love these little gems people find.  When I like a place, I become a regular :)  This place sounds delightful.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 10 years ago

HI Martha - This sounds like a cute little place, and good to know they also have good food and service.  If I'm ever in your area, I'll make that a stop!

Posted by Susan Neal, Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker (RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks) almost 10 years ago

Chris Ann- You are too funny. If you are craving on Monday you will surely head there on Tuesday. It is worth the extra day wait.

Carole- It is delightful and I will surely be visiting again

Susan- Please do and we head this way give me a call and I will join you!

Posted by Martha Brown, Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403) almost 10 years ago

Hi Martha...I need to check with my son and daughter-in-law to see if they tried this place.  They live in Richmond now but owned a home in South River Colony in Edgewater.  They really enjoyed that area.


Posted by Kate Elim, Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a (Dockside Realty) almost 10 years ago

kate- Oh my, South River Colony is just a hop skip and jump from this place. Hopefully they did not wait as long as I did to try it out.

Posted by Martha Brown, Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403) almost 10 years ago