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Annie's Paramount Steak and Seafood House
Based on 122 traveler reviews
Mar 07, 2014 by: amyhass from Hurricane, West Virginia
We purchased a boat and found this Restraunt by the sales office. We were almost turned away when we first went in for lunch due to some event tonight. We were able to sit at a high top in the bar area; which is by us. Our food was absolutely delicious. The service was average. My hubby had the ahi tuna sandwich and it was cooked perfectly!! My carb cake sandwich was very good too. The French fries were fresh cut and the cole slaw was very good too!!
Feb 25, 2014 by: eileen60878 from Seattle, Washington
As locals, we've enjoyed eating at Annie's many times. On Valentine's Day we just wanted a sandwich and chose their bar area to eat in as we have on several occasions. We were seated in the back dining area of the bar. We were disappointed that none of the several hostesses they had on staff mentioned that it was a limited menu and no sandwiches were on the menu. it would have been nice if they had set expectations, especially for that area of the restaurant. We ordered appetizers, and mine was their signature crab soup. It was really full of flour and rather tasteless with a clump of crabmeat in the middle. The next day I wrote to mgt on their website, and the only response I got was in the form of a question, "Are you sure they didn't give you the lobster bisque"?!!! I just responded that it certainly didn't have a lobster flavor. So very disappointing that 1) expectations were not set by the staff advising that the dining menu was limited, 2) the signature crab soup was really bad, and 3) that no one seemed to care about giving me some proper feedback when I sent a note to their website. I've waited a week to see if they would, but now I think it's important to share this experience.
Feb 14, 2014 by: Ed B from Stevensville, Maryland
It's a shame that a great location can be so poorly managed. To start, we've been to the Sunday Brunch a few times and always thought it was "ok"... it could be much better with just a few changes in the operation and set-up of the brunch. For example... as you approach the buffet, you have to pass through a set-up area with silverware and glasses just sitting around. A few changes in cleaning up this area could be great. There is a wonderful piano player that sets the mood, but then you get to the buffet and it's only mediocre. For example, there are chairs stacked on the wall behind the buffet and the staff manning the buffet are drinking soda and looking sloppy while serving guests. Unfortunately, our experience yesterday 2/13/14, really has discouraged us from most likely never visiting Annie's again. Yesterday was the day that we had a pretty good snow storm that closed just about every business around and my wife and I along with another couple had the day off from work. It's extremely rare that we are off during an afternoon, so looked around online to see the restaurants in the area and the times that the happy hour began. We were all pleased to discover that Annie's happy hour began at noon and ran to 7:00pm. So, we all took a ride over to Annie's and got there around 1:30. The Lounge area was about 25% full and had a couple servers taking care of the guests. The hostess sat us and we asked about the happy hour and if there were specials, she replied that happy hour began at noon and we could ask our server about the happy hour specials. Here's where it became terrible.... We sat for about 10 minutes before the waitress approached our table. She never stated her name, we asked about the happy hour specials and she immediately went into a stream of negatives.... "Happy Hour doesn't start until 4:00", we stated that we saw it online and she responded "Mike changed it"... she then immediately went into pointing out that the Prime Rib special in the menu doesn't start until 4:00, she told us what they were out of, we counted at least 6 negatives not to mention her ignorant personality. We drank one drink each, got our check and left.... We all felt that "Mike" decided to change the happy hour because he figured that other restaurants around were closed. Whatever the reason, don't waste your time at Annie's... go to one of the many other restaurants in the area that appreciate the customer.
Go to the Bar area for a great & reasonable meal.
Jan 24, 2014 by: Merry711 from Grasonville, MD
I love Annie's. I go there at least twice a month. Yes, it can be expensive but if you are driving by and don't want a fancy meal, just go to the bar area. Order a Shrimp Salad Sandwich, a Crabcake Sandwich, Crab Dip, or their award winning Cream of Crab Soup. Try to avoid Friday nights during Happy Hour because they are mobbed. If you do go, you will notice that a lot of people know each other, because this can be a local's hangout. This is a good thing. With all the wonderful restaurants in this area, this is where a lot of the locals eat because it is good. The bartenders are friendly and really good at there jobs. My favorite is Heather. She is wonderful. No, it is not fancy looking on the outside, but this is the Eastern Shore of Maryland. If you want fancy looking, go to Annapolis. If you want good food, a great bartender, an owner on site at most times, then this is your place. If you don't want to spend a lot, stick with the sandwiches, meatloaf (very good) or some other reasonably priced item. You do not have to spend a fortune here but can still have a great meal.
Dec 16, 2013 by: Donna R from Annapolis, Maryland
I started to second guess my decision as soon as we pulled up, looks like a dive bar on the outside. There is a large bar and pool table as soon as you walk in but then you see the large main dinning room. It was very busy and we were told it would be 20 minute wait. We were seated before that but not in the main dinning but instead in an enclosed sunroom. The room was empty ugly and freezing. Our waitress while nice was average in her knowledge and skills. There was five of us she repeatedly had to look at her notes while serving the food, There was only 5 of us and she was not new. The cream of crab was not served spanking hot. It was very think and rich. It was also very heavy with sherry. They even brought more to the table to add but it already had to much. My son said his Ceasar salad was average. I got a steak and fried shrimp combo. The shrimp were bland and tough. My steak had a thick pepper crust this is not mentioned on the menu and my fries were not crisp or hot, sitting in a puddle of oil and doused in salt. The rest of the sides were average at best. My father in law did say the prime rib was one of the best he ever had and he can't wait to go back. I will be doing my best to avoid it. I had a better steak 2 weeks ago at Riverbay Roadhouse in Cape Saint Claire for a lot less money.
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