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 Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
historic annapolis food tour
Sat, Apr 2  1:00 PM johncraig Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
I felt our guide was very engaging and authentic. Her knowledge of history was entertaining. I felt our food sampling was more than plenty. I would recommend it highly.Even though my husband was the only man on tour, he did not feel left out at all. The women loved him.
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: 5
Enjoyed tasty food and interesting history
Sat, May 23, 15   1:00 PM bpetrojr52 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Our group was led by our excellent guide Carolyn who had a wide variety of knowledge on the people and history of Annapolis. The restaurants and foods selected were representtive of the area and were very good. I especially enjoyed the pizza and the oyster shot was fun to try. Would heartily recommend this tour to anyone visiting the area.
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: 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
Wonderful and Entertaining!
Sat, Apr 24, 10   11:00 AM peggykang Female 30-39 Local Unspecified
This was probably the highlight of our Annapolis trip (besides the food!). Our tour guide Susan was funny, knowledgeable, warm, and knew everyone's name in the group within 5 minutes of meeting each other. She routinely got us involved in the history behind Annapolis and we visited great places that we wouldn't have gotten on the trolley tour or on our own. The food we sampled was delicious and more than enough for even my husband -- we did not go hungry. Because we stopped often and were able to sit, it didn't feel like a mile walk, either. The other wonderful feature of this tour is that they all give us headsets so we could listen to Susan as if she was standing right next to us. I wish they had this for the US Naval Academy tour because otherwise I wouldn't have heard anything she said. I would highly recommend this tour to anybody who is interested in learning about Annapolis!