Historic Annapolis Food Tour

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Activity #918
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Rating: 4.6  45 rating points
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Historic Annapolis Food Tour

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An award winning food tasting and history adventure awaits you! Tastings include gelato, crab, cabbage rolls, pop-overs and more!

Rating Date Attended Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Food was excellent, guide, not so much.
Sat, Aug 20, 11   11:00 AM GretchMayer Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Our guide rambled on and talked A LOT about ghost stories. We truly enjoyed the food, restaurants, and the information presented to us by the owners of the establishments that we visited.
Rating: 5
Outstanding Event!
Sat, Jul 30, 11   11:00 AM janmsrd Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Our family loved every aspect of the Annapolis Food and History Tour--Our guide was very informative and entertaining; the food and restauranteurs were great, and the history came alive at every turn as we walked the streets of Annapolis. We want to go again!
Rating: 5
Great food, nicely paced, interesting history.
Sat, Jul 23, 11   11:00 AM fuzzyeti41 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Better than your normal walking tour. You still get historical facts, but samples from local restaurants adds so much! We went back for meals or drinks based on the tastings we had along the way. Go with the attitude that you'll try some new things. I don't care for mussels, but the offering at Hell Point was pretty good. My wife had her first oyster shooter at Middletons. I now know what a pop over is, why taverns exist, and how large meals were cooked in the early 19th century. Take this tour and you'll be pleased and have a full belly!
Rating: 5
Fantastic Tour!
Sat, Jul 16, 11   11:00 AM parkerse Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I went with my boyfriend on this tour just as a fun daytime activity and we both also love food. We had such a great time and our guide was really fantastic. We didn't realize there was so much to see and so many delicious places to eat! I'd go back to all of the restaurants on my own and am glad we got introduced to them in such a fun way. I'd highly recommend this tour to anyone and hope to go on others soon.
Rating: 5
Food Tour Delight
Sat, Jul 16, 11   11:00 AM skdunwoody Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My husband and I attended the Food Tour along with our married son and his wife. We enjoyed the delicious tastings at a variety of establishments. It was relaxed and had just enough history mixed in to make it interesting. Our tour guide was delightful, upbeat and willing to answer any and all questions.
Rating: 5
Great tour; Fun way to learn about Annapolis!
Sat, Jul 9, 11   11:00 AM bleodler Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Hi, Took this tour with my parents and we had a great time! It was super hot out, but we didn't have any issues since we stayed in the shade most of the time and there were plenty of stops for delicious, small treats of food! It was very neat to get to experience the atmosphere of taverns established in the 1700 and 1800's. And some of the food was delicious! Also really enjoyed going into a house that has been in the family for generations; Anne Jensen the owner was wonderful. Our tour guide was great and really played the role of a colonial person well-she also brought in each member of the group at different times. Variety of food was also great: Crab cakes, stuffed clams, sushi, beer, oyster shooters, ice cream!
Rating: 2
Eh
Sat, Jul 2, 11   11:00 AM Hateyou2010 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I'm a sucker for walking tours and have been on several food tours in the US and Europe. This was my least favorite to date. The guide was very nice and did a great job putting everyone at ease, but the historical discussion was disjointed and not nearly as interesting or colorful as other historical walking tours I've been on, including an architectural tour of Annapolis. The organizers neglected to call ahead to one of the restaurants, so when we arrived the food had not been prepared and the chef refused to serve us--very bad form for a food tour. Also, the portions were the smallest that I have encountered to date on a food/walking tour.
Rating: 4
could have been better
Sat, Jul 2, 11   11:00 AM lkistler Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Overall, the tour was a fun way to see the city, but my guide was certainly not the expert on the history of the city as I expected. I also thought she would know something about the restaurants and the food we sampled but she knew very little.
Rating: 4
Food and History Tour review
Sat, Jul 2, 11   11:00 AM Roxanne316 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Rose was a very enthusiastic guide. She was full of information and she genuinely cared that everyone was having a good time. The high point was the Federal House. We had great crab soup, coconut shrimp and a sample beer. The management/owners were full of information and willing to help with recipes. The low point was at the Maryland Inn. A representative from that Inn came out (very loud) and said he had a problem and that no one had called them to make sure our group was taken care of. He could have been more professional by taking our tour guide out of earshot for his rants. Also, I was surprised that such a restaurant stop could not have pulled something together quickly to make potential customers want to return. Isn't that the point? While witnessing this display, I made up my mind that the customer service there must be awful and wasn't ever interested in patronizing this establishment. Rose stayed composed and she was the most professional in this situation. We revisited the Federal House after the tour. The manager, owner, chef were all very friendly and helpful. Going to my favorite place in Annapolis.
Rating: 5
Great food samples, interesting bits of history
Sat, Jun 18, 11   11:00 AM jerupert Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
We visited a lot more restaurants and food shops than I expected and enjoyed a variety of very tasty food samples, plus some beer and wine--more than enough for a meal. We had everything from soup to sushi, crab cakes and coconut shrimp, mini pecan pies and finished with fantastic homemade ice cream. Our guide was terrific--interesting, energetic and entertaining. She made the various buildings and restaurants come alive, kept everyone in our group of 11 moving and fully engaged. One of my favorite stops was at the oldest house in town where we got to meet the owner (a descendant of the original family). As a genealogist, hearing her stories was a real high point (even though we didn't eat anything there). I definitely plan to return to Annapolis to eat a full meal at some of the restaurants. Advice for others - wear very comfortable shoes because you will be walking and standing a lot, and if it's at all sunny - remember the sunscreen (I didn't, and my neck and shoulders got fried).