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The Federal House Bar & Grille

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22 Market Space, Annapolis, MD 21401 (Main Street)
+1 410-268-2576
11:00 - 02:00
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Suitland, Maryland
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A disclaimer upfront: as a Zoomie, I bleed US Air Force Blue, but I have a strange connection to the US Navy. They are my Squid brothers and sisters...they are my kin, and I would take a bullet for them. Once upon time, I may have even frocked myself in Navy Blue, but the Fates cut that thread, and I... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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119 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered the hamburger without a bun because I'm gluten free- suggested it be served on a bed of lettuce. . I was served an Iceberg burger which was beautiful- surrounded by crisp, cold iceberg lettuce with cheese, bacon, and some special sauce. Nice to look at but not what I ordered- I'm also dairy free. The waitress apologized, took... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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336 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to get drinks at their historic bar or dinner at regular tables. The menu is interesting with seafood entrees, salads and fantastic cream of crab soup. Even though the bar side can get pretty loud, the restaurant side was quiet enough to have a intimate dinner. Great location, no parking. There is street parking and... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was so happy we ate lunch here rather than at its neighbor, Iron Rooster. The food was fantastic. The bloody mary was terrific. The beer selection was outstanding. The shrimp and grits were perfectly cooked. The best part of the visit was the wonderful bartender...Jill. She was attentive, friendly, and warm. She should be commended. Thank you!

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Somerset, New Jersey
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435 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

This Restaurant, located on Market Street, and very close to the Dock in historical Annapolis, was very easy to find. Surprisingly, the four of us were able to find a table right away here. All the neighboring places had about 45 minutes to an hour of waiting. We were greeted and welcomed very warmly at the door. Our server, Michelle,... More 

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Jeremy B, Owner at The Federal House Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for all the kind words and compliments. I am glad your first experience with us was a great one. Stop in again and visit us when you are in Annapolis again! More 

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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Looking for lunch spot near the US Naval Academy. After kids turned down a couple of places and wife turned down hotdogs, we found this place while walking down this neat little town. Got a seat pretty quickly and food was very good. Son and I each had the Crabby Patty, which is a burger with onion ring and great... More 

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Jeremy B, Owner at The Federal House Bar & Grille, responded to this review

It always makes my day when I read something like this. Thank you so much for the kind praises and compliments. Hope you and the family can make it back here and visits us again soon. More 

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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Here for a football game. Parking is tough but the food was great. Family had variations of burgers, crab cake sandwich, and other food. All GREAT. The "hangover" and the "academy grilled cheese" were very tasty. Highly recommend!!

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Jeremy B, Owner at The Federal House Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive feedback. Please stop and see us again when you are in town! More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

went for dinner and we were very pleased. apps and dinner was very good. wings, mussels, crab sandwich and fish tacos., all excellent . sweet potato fries, ok, just too greasy. would go back. great atmosphere !!!

Thank nicole J
Jeremy B, Owner at The Federal House Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Nicole, thanks for the compliments. We will try to do better with the sweet potato fries! More 

Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

One sea bass and one shrimp and grits, 1/2 price cocktails and excellent service from Michelle. Great casual atmosphere. Go Deacs!

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Jeremy B, Owner at The Federal House Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Thank you Shelia. We are very glad you enjoyed your visit to Annapolis with us. Hope you stop in and visit us again next time that you are in Annapolis!!!! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Although I'm sure this isn't a surprise for most locals, as I usually visit other restaurants about City Dock, I was very pleased with the quality and service I received here. They had a great Happy Hour special for all Appetizers at $6.99 and most drinks at half price (A dozen raw oysters were included in this price.) Riley, the... More 

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Jeremy B, Owner at The Federal House Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive feedback and we are really glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself here at The Federal House Restaurant! Come back and see us again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Market Space, Annapolis, MD 21401
    (Main Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 410-268-2576
Located on Market Space in the Historical District of Annapolis, The Federal House is nestled among a shopping and sightseeing haven. Have lunch and experience the unique charm of the world's sailing capital or visit us for dinner to check out Annapolis's extraordinary nightlife. The Federal House, established in 1830, has a handicapped entrance and is pet friendly and partnered with oyster recovery, Navy Athletics, and Paws boutique.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?