Historic Annapolis Food Tour

Capital City Colonials

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Activity #918
Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  66 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 7 13 0 = 13 100% 4.4
Last 6 months 10 20 0 = 20 100% 4.5
Last 12 months 29 66 0 = 66 100% 4.6
All 226 568 6 = 562 97% 4.7
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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: 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).
Rating: 5
Loved it!
Sat, Jun 11, 11   11:00 AM flowers1 Female Unspecified Unspecified Individual
This was a great tour with loads of seafood and wonderful local Annapolis cuisine. I learned some interesting facts about the city and made some friends along the way. I would reccomend this tour with out a doubt. Thanks Jillian for a great tour!
Rating: 2
Wouldn't recommend
Sat, Jun 4, 11   11:00 AM foodie20 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Too much info about colonial times, which was not specific to Annapolis or the local restaurants. It was obvious the tour guide had another job giving colonial tours. As a result, the local aspects and the actual tasting was rushed.
Rating: 3
Great tour but not for kids
Sat, May 7, 11   11:00 AM HeatherTrude Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Family With Children
We enjoyed the history interwoven with the food tasting portion of the tour. There was a variety of different foods symbolizing the town of Annapolis. Everyone was friendly and informative. BIG DRAWBACK! I would not bring children unless you are prepared for inappropriate language and sexual innuendos during the guide's speech. They give different "saying/toasts" during the walk that contain swear words and sexual references are made throughout the tour. We were disappointed in that aspect as we have been on many food and history tours as a family and have not encountered that issue. At the very least, there should be some reference to the content of the tour by the website of Capital City Colonials to allow parents to make the judgment call.
Rating: 3
Lots of good tastes, but...
Sat, Apr 16, 11   11:00 AM jessbruce987 Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The horrible wet and windy weather really put a damper on the tour. While tornadoes, heavy rain and flooding were forecast for the day, the tour was NOT rescheduled. So, we fought through the downpours and flooded streets, getting wet in spite of rain gear and umbrellas. These conditions made it nearly impossible to take in the history and ambiance of Annapolis, as we couldn't pause to listen to the guide or look around. The guide's voice was lost to us due to high wind, occasionally. And it was not fun to be wet and cold. Yes, most of the food was tasty, and the offerings provided a generous progressive lunch. But the conditions really dampened the experience.
Rating: 5
Fantastic Tour
Sat, Nov 6, 10   11:00 AM sashacannon Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and I along with my parents went on this tour on Nov 6. We all were very satisfied. The lengh is 3+ hours, but you really do not notice it. They give you earphones, so you hear the guide very well without the need to crowd around her -- which was impossible on some narrow streets anyway. I thought the selection of places of interest and cuisines was diverse and the tidbits of history and food were very appropriately sized. It was quite entertaining. Since both of my parents understand little English, I contacted the guide in advance for a summary so that I was able to translate it to their native language and I was appreciative of the willingness of the guide to accommodate this special request. It turned out to be the favorite trour in DC area for my parents after all. The foods we sampled: chicken gyros, locally brewed beer, coffee, gelato, crabcakes, crab soup, ice-cream, pop-overs, coconut shrimp, cabbage rolls, wine in a hidden celler and colonial beverage called shrub. It is my understanding that not every tour has the same food though, so expect something different. My personal favorite was the tour of an old kitchen in one of those colonial homes and also a visit to Sands(sp?) house full of numerous curious artifacts. I wish they included a glimpse of underground tonnels where slaves used to pass or the basement in Annapolis Inn -- so much history there! Overall it was a terrific tour, I highly recommend. Oh and they give you a bottle of water which was a very nice touch
Rating: 4
Good Tour
Sat, Oct 30, 10   11:00 AM Jleshnover Female 30-39 Local Individual
Overall, this was a good tour with nice food. I was full by the end of the tour and didn't need dinner when I got home. I thought parts of the tour were a strange mix of pretend reenactment and modern day tour. Sometimes the tour guide would make comments as if she were a time traveller in modern day Annapolis, but she wasn't wearing a costume. I think it made things confusing/awkward feeling. I think I would have preferred either a full reenactor or just a tour guide. I think the tour consisted of too many proverbs and toasts, by the third hour it got a little annoying.
Rating: 5
best activity in area
Sat, Oct 23, 10   11:00 AM aksja5 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
It was informative and entertaining. The food was awesome. Just one thing: Some of the guests want to provide their own history which is OK but can be time consuming. I think we had to miss one stop on the list because we were a half hour over. I felt the stress of the organizer as she accepted and made her phone calls saying she was still on tour. We were here to get away from stress. Would still highly recommend this activity.
Rating: 5
This is a unique tour with an excellent tour guide
Sat, Oct 23, 10   11:00 AM allysonugart Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
We can only give our praises.
Rating: 5
Great mother daughter day
Sat, Oct 23, 10   11:00 AM nancybrave Female 40-49 Local Other
I took my mother on this tour as a gift for a special birthday. It was a great choice. Although we live in Maryland, we really had not ever toured Annapolis. This was a nice way to see the city and also indulge in our favorite activity- eating! Highly recommended.