Now that spinach has been deemed a performance-enhancing vegetable, Popeye's future shortstop career hinges on his transition to oxymoronic jumbo shrimp. Get a sailor's worth of energizing seafood with today's deal: for $22, you get $45 worth of upscale fare and drinks at Carrol's Creek in Annapolis. Customers can sample Carrol's famous steaks and seafood during lunch or dinner, or on Sunday morning for a special brunch buffet.
Holding up port in the Annapolis City Marina for more than 25 years, Carrol's Creek serves up finely grilled steaks and fresh local seafood with a lively dockside view of the Spa Creek harbor. The lunch menu presents a star line-up of aquatic delicacies such as a glamorous herb-encrusted rockfish fillet roasted with sautéed baby spinach, lovely lady jumbo crab lumps, and a tomato pesto risotto ($18), or a fried oyster po' boy sandwich made of pearl-less mollusks fried fresh and served on a roll with horseradish aioli ($11.50). Dinner allows a repeat performance of lunchtime favorites mixed with new appetizers such as Acapulco-style ceviche, which combines tilapia with onions, tomatoes, avocado, and fresh cilantro ($9), and caesar salad for two, made tableside so diners can witness the ritualistic slaughter of romaine hearts before devouring them with special dressing and freshly grated imported cheese ($15). Maryland jumbo crab-cakes are bursting with garlic-and-herb potatoes ($30), and a grilled filet mignon comes slathered with caramelized sweet onions, wild mushrooms, and a merlot glace to satisfy the largest land-loving appetites ($29).
Regardless of the time of day, diners can indulge in Carrol's popular Maryland cream-of-crab soup, which marries jumbo lump crabmeat with a rich a creamy stock laced with sherry ($7), while those who prefer their portside port in a glass can choose a potent potable from the impressive wine list. Sunday buffet-brunch ($21.95 per person, includes choice of Bloody Mary, Champagne, or mimosa) allows diners to stick their tridents in a tapestry of dishes, and live jazz on Saturday nights from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. helps amorous couples relive their most treasured under-the-sea dance memories.
Not valid for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, or New Year's Eve.
- The scallops were exceptional, the view was one of the best in Annapolis, we arrived by water taxi, the service was superb - we'll be back. – OpenTable reviewer who dined on 9/11/2010
- We have dined here consistently over the past 10 years and I have never had a bad meal. Actually I have only had excellent food and service. It is not inexpensive, but the portions are huge for this high quality food. I would suggest this restaurant to everyone. The filet of beef tenderloin is amazing. – Navyspouse, TripAdvisor
- Sunday brunch was very good, and would suggest it to anyone who is a brunch fan. – Larry B., Yelp
Carrol's Creek Cafe
As they cross the Spa Creek Bridge and spot the bright-red exterior of the Carrol's Creek Cafe, fans of the restaurant know that they're just a few steps away from a delicious bounty of bay treasures. Planted along the famous restaurant row in the Eastport section of Annapolis, Carrol's Creek overlooks a bustling dock and the city's waters. Such a location hints at the restaurant's specialties, which include Maryland cream of crab soup and herb-encrusted rockfish fillets served over sun-dried tomato pesto risotto. An extensive selection of wine, craft beer, and cocktails complements the restaurant's new-American spread. The views aren't bad, either, since diners can peer out into the bay and watch the sail boats play round after round of Marco Polo.
410 Severn Ave.
Annapolis, Maryland 21403-2567Get Directions