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Sam's on the Waterfront

2020 Chesapeake Harbour Dr East, Chesapeake Harbour Marina, Annapolis, MD 21403-3584
+1 410-263-3600
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Overview
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible21%
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“scallops” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
2020 Chesapeake Harbour Dr East, Chesapeake Harbour Marina, Annapolis, MD 21403-3584
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unknown to us they changed their rewards program and couldn't put us in the night we went. Said we should talk to Andy, the owner. Three calls and voice messages but no return phone call to resolve issue. We'll go to restaurants that appreciate return...More

Thank JEABethesda
2020foodie, Owner at Sam's on the Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for review, I actually came to your table and spoke with you about our rewards program the evening you were dining with us. At that time I did explain to you that it had changed over 6 months prior and explained that you...More

Reviewed 28 November 2017

Their web site and their radio ad made it sound like their $55 Thanksgiving would be something special. It was not. Turkey was very salty and overly tenderized-possibly turkey roll, and dressing was full of huge hard cubes of bread. Sides were not much better....More

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KeepTripping, Owner at Sam's on the Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Joe I am very sorry to hear that our thanksgiving dinner did not meet your standards. Our turkeys were all cooked in house, as was our stuffing. I speak with the chef about the situation. Did you happen to mention it to your server our...More

Reviewed 21 November 2017

We've dined here numerous times in the past and service & food quality have sometimes been inconsistent. Nonetheless, the setting is picture-perfect, so we decided to take the chance. Fortunately, the stars aligned & everything was excellent during our visit. I highly recommend the mussels...More

Thank Jan D
KeepTripping, Owner at Sam's on the Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Thank you Jan for the great review we are very excited about our new chef who is doing amazing things

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Sams on the waterfront is a hidden little gem with amazing views of the water. Lots of boats coming in and out of this charming spot. Inside, you'll find the restaurant, very few people seated at tables, but only because this is more of a...More

Thank LaLasEpicAdventures
KeepTripping, Owner at Sam's on the Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Thank you for the great review we really appreciate your sharing your experience with others.

Reviewed 31 August 2017

My co-worker and I stopped here for lunch on our way to the capital for a meeting. The view is gorgeous..your on the bay, next to the boats and there is outside seating on the docks. (this is a working dock, not just a prop)...More

Thank RLM88
KeepTripping, Manager at Sam's on the Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time and sharing your lunch review with other. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We live in Chesapake Harbour, the condo complex where Sam's is located. It is a very picturesque location right on the water, with fine views of the marina from both the inside and the outside deck tables. Unfortunately, in our experience the food has been...More

Thank DAGTucson
2020foodie, Owner at Sam's on the Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Hi thank you for your review I welcome you to come in and meet with me. I know most of the residents of Chedaseake Harbour very well and our great customers. Hearing you have only been in 1 time in 5 years and you live...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

A friend and I decided to go to Sam's for lunch. I had not been there in many years so why not try it. It's in a great location with a view of a marina and water. Unfortunately, it was raining so we had to...More

Thank Qtfish
KeepTripping, Manager at Sam's on the Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your lunch experience. I am very sorry the the meal did not live up to your expectations and appreciate your sharing with us. I can assure that the issues you brought up have been...More

Reviewed 7 July 2017

Stella's meatball, one of their speciality, can be fantastic or mediocre. Same with service. Was looking forward to scooping in to get their great melt in mouth meatballs only to have tepid, almost hard ones with a bartender that refilled olives and others drinks before...More

Thank Ellenob1
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

The staff was extremely informative and pleasant. The manager even came by to verify everything was fine. We ordered the asparagus flat bread and fish tacos which were both tastey and prepared with care. Thank you for a great brunch.

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ChuckLz14, General Manager at Sam's on the Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Thank you for all the positive remarks. We look forward to taking great care of you in the near future. Sincerely, Chuck Lorenzetti.

Reviewed 27 June 2017

Sad but true, 6/26/17 We arrived by boat at 7:40 pm. We proceeded directly to a uncleaned table without checking in. Clearly a mistake. A lively 4 top next to us suggested we have the seat. 20 minutes elapse without as much as a “hello,...More

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2020foodie, Manager at Sam's on the Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Dear Sir I am sorry to read your review. We are certainly not understaffed. Like most restaurants, we have a host and multiple managers and servers on. Last night we were very busy and we had a wait of up to 45 minutes to an...More

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Response from TomR233 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you're correct: There are a few stairs. However, to the right of the last parking space (which is a handicapped space), if you walk toward the restaurant and pass under the stairs, there is a ramp that allows you to use... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 30
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2020 Chesapeake Harbour Dr East, Chesapeake Harbour Marina, Annapolis, MD 21403-3584
    (Edgewood Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 410-263-3600
  • E-mail
Description
"Well worth the Trip" Is what the Washington Post and many others say about Sam's on the Waterfront. Tucked away in the middle of Chesapeake Harbour Marina, Sam's is a true visual and culinary experience. Built in 1986 & designed after the historic Spider legged Screw pile lighthouses, this uniquely crafted building on the water, provides the most elegant of settings. Make no mistake about it Sam's is dedicated to providing the most fresh, creative dining experience possible. Their New Exec. Chef Chris Cherry (Formerly of the Wild Orchid will tailor your meal to meet any of your special requirements and their staff will make sure that all of your expectations will be met.Sam's has a truly remarkable modern American cuisine w/ regional influences. The menus change seasonally with weekly special. Winner of Wine Spectators & Wine Enthusiast "Award of Excellent" and Zagat's "Best Bet Award" Sam's offers the best live Music every Friday and Saturday Nights. Sam's outside Dock Bar & Cafe open Seasonally.
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