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The Federal House Bar & Grille

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22 Market Space, Annapolis, MD 21401 (Main Street)
+1 410-268-2576
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although I'm sure this isn't a surprise for most locals, as I usually visit other restaurants about City Dock, I was very pleased with the quality and service I received here. They had a great Happy Hour special for all Appetizers at $6.99 and most drinks at half price (A dozen raw oysters were included in this price.) Riley, the... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service. Alec our server provided top notch service. Food was excellent. Would highly recommend.

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Jeremy B, Owner at The Federal House Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Alec is one of our top notch servers! Glad you enjoyed the Federal House Restaurant, thanks for the great review! More 

Myersville, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After another venue went into foreclosure, we were scrambling to find a venue for a small wedding reception on less than 4 months notice! We booked the banquet room on the 2nd floor. The room has wood flooring and large windows overlooking the City Dock. The restaurant staff was very accommodating. We have nothing but high praise for the waitstaff,... More 

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Jeremy B, Owner at The Federal House Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your wedding experience. So happy we could accommodate your small wedding reception in a short amount of time. It sounds like the staff were rockstars!! More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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75 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for the first time and sat at the bar. Good service, good beer, and loved the historic feel and atmosphere. However, I ordered sea bass on a bed of rice with some stuff on top of it. The fish had no flavor at all. I was disappointed. I'd go back but would order something different or just have... More 

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Jeremy B, Owner at The Federal House Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Sounds like we missed on your entree but checked the boxes everywhere else. We would love it if you would stop back in give us the chance to show you that the food box can be checked as well. More 

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing special here. Came by on a Sunday evening with my husband for dinner. We sat at a high table near the bar. Waited 10 minutes for a server to stop by to take drink order and when no one came by, I went to the bartender and asked for drinks. Young man came over shortly thereafter to take our... More 

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Jeremy B, Owner at The Federal House Bar & Grille, responded to this review

I am disappointed in our teams ability to provide you with the service you and every guest that walks through our doors deserve. This shift change time of day that you were in can be challenging for us sometimes. I appreciate your feedback and will address the situation with the staff so that this doesn't occur again moving forward. May... More 

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I grew up on the Eastern Shore of MD, spent a couple of years commercially catching crabs and if I knew the end was coming my last meal would be MD crabs. Ordered a bowl of soup for lunch yesterday and was really impressed, large chunks of MD back fin crab meat filled the bowl. The chef must have added... More 

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Jeremy B, Owner at The Federal House Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive feedback. We enter that soup every year in the MD Seafood Festival. We won 1st place peoples choice with that soup. Chef Randy takes great pride in his soups. Thanks again so much!!! More 

West Tennessee
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122 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Always try to make some of the local places on our trips. Didn't really know where to go when we got to the Market Space area of the historic district of Annapolis. We had an early flight into DC and were hungry when we arrived about 11AM. Most establishments didn't open until 11:30 so we were happy to stumble into... More 

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Jeremy B, Owner at The Federal House Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Glad you tried us out and enjoyed it. Stop by and see us again! More 

Uithoorn, The Netherlands
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140 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We've been here a few times now over the years and there's a reason for that. It feels good. The food is good and the beers are varied. Try them all! Service is sweet, by the way.

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Jeremy B, Owner at The Federal House Bar & Grille, responded to this review

It was our great pleasure to serve you during your recent visit to Annapolis. We are looking forward to your return visit to Federal House Restaurant. We love the positive feedback! More 

Laurel, Maryland
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a low key place to celebrate my husband's birthday with several friends. Based on the reviews we selected this place and we were sorely disappointed in the majority of the dishes. The wings lacked breading and were poorly seasoned even for bar food. One of the guests ordered fish and it was very bland. The crab... More 

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Jeremy B, Owner at The Federal House Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Are you local? I would love the opportunity to show off our food. Every restaurant misses from time to time, even the best ones. Let us show you this was an exception from the norm. More 

Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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148 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Stopped here after the boat show. Sat outside which was great for people watching and very relaxing. Inside had a completely different feel- loud and busy with a large bar area. I had a salad that was very fresh with greens, red onion,carrots, and tomatoes. The crab cake was delicious- it was broiled all crab and no filler. My husband... More 

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Jeremy B, Manager at The Federal House Bar & Grille, responded to this review

It was our great pleasure to serve you during your recent visit to Annapolis. We are looking forward to your return visit to Federal House Restaurant. We love the positive feedback! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Market Space, Annapolis, MD 21401
    (Main Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 410-268-2576
Description
Located on Market Space in the Historical District of Annapolis, The Federal House is nestled among a shopping and sightseeing haven. Have lunch and experience the unique charm of the world's sailing capital or visit us for dinner to check out Annapolis's extraordinary nightlife. The Federal House, established in 1830, has a handicapped entrance and is pet friendly and partnered with oyster recovery, Navy Athletics, and Paws boutique.

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