Historic Annapolis Food Tour

Capital City Colonials

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Activity #918
Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  70 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 5 11 0 = 11 100% 4.6
Last 6 months 9 17 0 = 17 100% 4.4
Last 12 months 29 70 0 = 70 100% 4.7
All 223 563 6 = 557 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 Reviewer Gender Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Very fun
Sat, Jan 2  1:00 PM amatojo Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Great tour, pleasantly historical with delicious food stops. Carolyn was a terrific guide, fun and energetic and *almost* had us believing some of the ghost stories!
Rating: 3
food & guide great, restaurant extra touch missing
Sat, Aug 22, 15   1:00 PM jkinnj Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Why take a food tour? Perhaps you'll get a special dish not on the menu or be personally greeted by an owner/host/chef explaining what makes their restaurant and food unique. Neither happened on this tour. Our enthusiastic guide wove an interesting story of Annapolis history and architecture. And the variety and qualify of the food was excellent. But the lack of any extra touch from restaurants hosting a food tour was unexpected and missed.
Rating: 3
Restaurant tour-not food tour
Sat, Apr 5, 14   1:00 PM joantancrede Unspecified 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
It was a history and restaurant tour-not a food tour. Guide explained history of Annapolis-but did not comment on the waterfront history or anything about the fishing industry or seafood.. Food was very good, but no details about what kind of food and why it was chosen to represent Annapolis. Too much personal family info
Rating: 5
Sat, Mar 22, 14   1:00 PM gingerroller Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Group of Friends
Our tour guide was fantastic! We got to see historical sights as well as eat delicious food. It was definitely a good time!
Rating: 2
Not as good as I expected...
Sat, May 19, 12   1:00 PM blthiele Unspecified 30-39 Local Unspecified
The tour in general was okay, but two things stood out to me that needed improvement.

#1- the tour guide, while knowledgeable in history, was not very energetic. For one thing, she complained about her other job (teaching) for the majority of the trip. It so happened that many of the people on the tour were also teachers, but I still don't think they all wanted to hear her talk about how terrible her students were for much of the tour. It seemed to come up at every stop. In addition, she was not enthusiastic about the food, and not only that, she turned her nose up at a lot of it saying she wouldn't eat it! That just didn't seem right to me...it was like she wasn't in support of the foods herself...

#2- Some of the foods served were odd foods....considering we had no choices of what to try at the places. For example, at one place they served raw beef, at another a duck pasta, and at another raw oyster shooters. Out of the 8 people in our group, I noticed that MOST people were not eating the food served. Some tried it, but seemed leery. I was surprised, because I didn't think the food served would be so adventurous, especially since there weren't other options of things to eat.

In summary, I am glad I took the tour and think it is a great idea...I only wish I could replace the tour guide and some of the dishes!
Rating: 4
Entertaining and yummy!
Sat, Oct 8, 11   1:00 PM PidgeTroha Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Our guide Carolyn was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and fun! The food was surprisingly high quality, much better than we were expecting. A great way to see Annapolis!
Rating: 2
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: 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: 5
Top Notch - One of our favorite food tours!
Sat, Aug 21, 10   11:00 AM johnfeliccia Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and I took this food tour last year when we visited Annapolis. We enjoyed it so much, we decided to try it again this summer. We were not disappointed. New places to sample culinary delights were added to change things up. Susan, our guide, is so knowledgeable and just as awesome this time around as she was last year. She fits everyone with an earpiece and individual receiver at the beginning of the tour, so you can hear everything she talks about as the group moves along. We didn't miss a thing.

Highlights of the food samples were the tomato gazpacho soup, crab cakes, the ice cream and the popovers. The B&B house was unbelievable. We really enjoyed touring the city and learning about the history of the area. We will surely go back again.