Family Friendly Restaurants in Annapolis

Apr 8, 2014 | Fun Things To Do With Kids in MD, DC, and VA

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The Best Family Friendly Restaurants in Annapolis

Annapolis Crabs - Family Friendly Restaurants in Annapolis

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At Pirate Adventures we take family fun seriously.  We offer our customers the chance to see the beautiful city of Annapolis from the water and show the kids a great time. You can return to land and continue to enjoy all our city has to offer in the way of family friendly attractions.  Bring the kids and you will find plenty of family friendly restaurants in Annapolis with great seafood, water views, and casual fare.

Family Friendly Restaurants within walking distance of Pirate Adventures

Boatyard Bar and Grill

[perfect_quotes id=”2174″]  The Boatyard is the perfect place to grab a meal before or after your Pirate Adventure.  You can walk the two blocks to the Boatyard from our parking lot.  The menu includes great burgers, tall drinks, crab cakes, and pizzas.  The kid’s meal comes with fresh fruit and a coloring page.  The Boatyard has won Best Family Friendly restaurant in Annapolis from What’s Up Magazine multiple times.

Davis’ Pub

Also a short walk from Pirate Adventures, Davis’ pub is a local’s place perfect for kids and even dog friendly.  Eat outside at the picnic tables and take the kids to feed the ducks at the small waterfront park across the street.  There is also a playground on your way to Davis’ from Pirate Adventures.  The menu is very casual – hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken fingers, crab cakes.  Don’t miss the Crab Pretzel that Davis’ has become famous for.

Across the Drawbridge

Buddy’s Crabs and Ribs

Head over the Spa Creek drawbridge into historical Annapolis for Buddy’s Crabs and Ribs.  Kids eat free with a paid adult entrée. Buddy’s often offers all you can eat buffets and crabs.  The view from the second floor looks out over city dock and you can feed the ducks or grab some ice cream at Storm Brothers after your meal.

Chick and Ruth’s Deli

Chick and Ruth’s is an old-fashioned deli serving breakfast all day, grilled cheese, hamburgers, and sandwiches.  Chick and Ruth’s was featured on Man vs Food on the Travel Channel for their colossal Milk Shake challenge.  They also do the pledge of allegiance every morning at 8:30am during the week and 9:30am on the weekends.

Pusser’s Caribbean Grille

Pusser’s is located in the waterfront Marriott overlooking Ego Alley and City Dock.  You and the kids can sit right on the water at the outside dock bar and order from an upscale casual menu.  Wave to the pirate ship as she comes down Ego Alley every hour!


Mangia Italian Grill & Sports Café

Mangia’s is located in the heart of historic Annapolis just across from City Dock.  Serving casual food and pizza this is a central stop in Annapolis to feed some hungry kids.  There is a playground just around the corner on Green Street.

Sammy’s Italian PIzza Kitchen

Sammy’s is located in the Eastport Shopping Center a short 2 minute drive from Pirate Adventures.  Sammy’s serves authentic Italian food and is a great place to go with a larger hungry group after your Pirate Adventure.  Sammy’s is located on the Eastport side of things so you won’t have trouble with traffic or finding parking.

Crab Houses

Cantler’s Riverside Inn

Cantler’s is famous for its crabs and its hard to find location by land.  Make sure you have your GPS on you when you head to Cantler’s.  Cantler’s waterfront deck overlooking Mill Creek is perfect for cracking crabs.  They serve Kraft Mac and Cheese and chicken fingers for kids who aren’t ready for crabs.  Cantler’s also has peeling tanks with live crabs for the kids to look at on the waters edge.

Mike’s Crab House

Mike’s is located about a 10 minute drive outside of town in Edgewater, MD overlooking the South River,  Mike’s can handle a crowd with ample indoor seating and outdoor decks.  They have a kids menu with the usual offerings.

Worth the Drive

Coconut Joe’s

This family friendly restaurant overlooking the water has a play area which includes a pirate ship.  Coconut Joe’s is located about 10 minutes outside of town in Edgewater. They often have live music on the weekends and serve casual seafood fare.

National Chains

If you drive outside of historical downtown Annapolis towards West Street and the Mall you will find a variety of chain restaurants that are family friendly.  The list includes: Red Robin’s, Chevy’s, Panera, Outback Steakhouse, Zoe’s Kitchen, The Greene Turtle, and The Cheesecake Factory.

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Looking for more family friendly fun in Annapolis?

Join us on a Pirate Adventure and check out some of our family fun posts:  What to do with Kids in Annapolis, Family Activities for Spring Break in Washington DC and Baltimore Area, Pirate Playgrounds in MD, DC, and VA, Ten Terrific Resources for Family Fun in MD, DC, and VA.