Addendum: A USNA Mom’s Journal

Resources for the Journey

Image courtesy of Bob Peterson Photography

Below are suggestions based on our opinions from our visits to Annapolis. I hope that they are helpful and please do check back as this page is still under construction.

Also, due to CoVid, I have tried to verify that these places are still open but do check before you go. GO NAVY!

Suggested
Bed & Breakfasts

Academy Inn

Annapolis Inn

Chick and Ruth’s
(Main St)

Gibson’s

Reynold’s Tavern (Church Cir)

There are other Bed and Breakfast options that are not covered here.

Suggested hotels on west

The Annapolis Graduate Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn DTA

Historic Inns of Annapolis **

The Westin

Remember to ask about USNA Parent Discounts!

**On our favorites list!


There are many other hotels available. The above list of hotels we have actually stayed in. We have also stayed at the Comfort Inn in Bowie and the Hilton Garden Inn by BWI when distance and timing were not an issue.

D.C. and Baltimore by the Wharf are also good options for a relaxing weekend and change of pace when nothing major is going on.


dining options

For early reports: Double T Diner
(Open 24 Hrs.)
(410) 571-9070
Naval Bagels
I-Day Opens at 5 a.m. (410) 263-1344

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More to do

Tour the State Capital
Tour a Historic Home Visit an Art Gallery

Painting Ceramics
Making Candles
Boat Tours
Kayaking
Visiting Local Parks

ANNAPOLIS DINING OPTIONS

There are many delicious restaurants for every palate. Listed below are some of our favorites. I challenge you to explore and find your own favorites. Let me know se they can be added to the list!

DTA & MAIN
Osteria 177 – Main Street
Red Red Wine
Dry 85
Fox’s Den
Harry Browne’s
Potato Valley
Joss (Sushi)
Iron Rooster
Federal House
Red Bean (ice cream)
Sofi’s Crepes
Storm’s Ice Cream
Galway Bay
Old Fox Books ( A favorite!)

WEST ANNAPOLIS
Evelyn’s
Bean Rush Cafe
Rutabaga
Great Harvest Bread

EASTPORT
Blackwall Hitch
Vin 909
Carrol’s Creek

WEST STREET AREA
Lemongrass (West St)
Carlson’s Donuts and Thai Food
WEST 49
The Metropolitan
Tsunami
Level
Light House Bistro
Miss Shirley’s
Slainte

SOLOMON’S ISLAND AREA
Double T Diner
Rise Up Coffee Shop
Julep Southern Kitchen
Basmatti
PA Dutch (Amish) Market
ModPizza

OTHERS
Cantler’s
Severn Inn
Mike’s

MORE TO COME!

Caterers

I am listing below caterers and other food/beverage vendors that we used over the span of our seven years in Annapolis. They provided excellent service and delicious food for special events, Commissioning, birthdays, tailgates and more.

Ken’s Creative Kitchen – Katie Wildt (Catered our Commissioning Luncheon and post-Commissioning breakfast)

Main and Market Catering – April Haynes (Catered our Company Party and Commissioning Early Morning breakfast)

Giolitti’s (Great sandwiches and Italian fare)

Naval Academy Club

Harry Browne’s (Catering venue, special events, brunch, lunch, dinner)

PA Dutch Market (Breakfast logs are a must, tailgate and gathering food, donuts)

Cookies and baked goods

LOCAL VENDORS

Cupcakes:
Blue Crab Cupcakes

Cookies:
Sugar Butter Love

Cakes:
Main and Market
Delicious cover cake!

VENDORS THAT WILL SHIP
Alli’s Sweet Treats If you can dream it, she can usually make it and she will ship to wherever you are! The shortbread mini cookies are SO delicious and she can print any design (company logo, the class crest, class year) on the icing.

ETSY
Anchor Cookies
Military Cookies
Navy Officer Cookie Set
Navy / Nautical Cookies
Uniform Cookies

In the works… More to come!