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Sam's on the Waterfront Reviews List

Sam's on the Waterfront

“Well worth the Trip” Is what the Washington Post and many others say about Sam’s on the Waterfront. Tucked away in the middle of Chesapeake Harbour Sam’s is a true visual and culinary experience. Built in 1986 & designed after the historic Spider legged Screw pile lighthouses, this uniquely crafted building on the water, provides the most elegant of settings. Make no mistake about it Sam’s is dedicated to providing the most fresh, creative, local dining experience possible. Exec Chef Chris Cherry will tailor your meal to meet any of your special requirements and their staff will make sure that all of your expectations will be met.Sam’s has a truly remarkable modern American cuisine w/ regional influences.Menus change seasonally with weekly special & many gluten free options. Winner of Wine Spectators & Wine Enthusiast "Award of Excellent" and Zagat's "Best Bet Award" Sam's offers the best live Music every Friday and Saturday Nights. Sam's Proud Mary's Dock Bar & Cafe open Seasonally.
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234 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
(234 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 234 reviews
5 stars
(79)
4 stars
(88)
3 stars
(46)
2 stars
(13)
1 star
(8)
Food 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Service 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Ambiance 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Noise Level
1.9 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
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  • scenic view(163)
  • neighborhood gem(90)
  • special occasion(81)
  • romantic(75)
  • great for outdoor dining(74)
  • great for lunch(54)
Sam's on the Waterfront Reviews List
Review 1 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, scenic view
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Review 2 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 4/23/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2015
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Review 3 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Lovely But Noisy

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Sam's is a nice place to dine ... nice view, good (albeit pricey) food, excellent service. However, the noise level was way too high. I was with my son and his girlfriend and we were seated right by the doorway for the bar area and right by the entertainment. It was difficult to hold any kind of conversation. A table further away from the hustle and bustle I think would have been much better. That being said, I would go back but would request different seating and would tend to go more toward lunch time. I dined there many years ago and didn't recall a high level of noise."
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2012
Special Features: hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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Review 4 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2015
Special Features: great for brunch
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Review 5 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2010
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Review 6 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/17/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 7 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Both the food and service were awful.

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2007
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Review 8 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/16/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 9 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2014
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 10 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Great Place (if you select your day of week)

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Dined on 4/15/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Great Sunday Brunch -- Very noisy Friday night (what the band lacked in quality, they tried to make up in volume"
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2016
Special Features: great for brunch, scenic view
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Review 11 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great find by the water

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We has a wonderful experience! The food, the view of the water, the music, the service...everything was excellent!"
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2007
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 12 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Good Spot

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Dined on 4/15/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"The food took way too long and had to be packed to go. Other than that, it was a good experience."
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 13 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/14/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/14/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/14/2016
 2012
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 14 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 4/10/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2013
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 15 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/09/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 16 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great!!

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Dined on 4/02/2016
 2009
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"After not having eaten here for a few years because food had fallen to decline, we wanted to come back because we really love this spot. So, the reviews have been better, and they are accurate. Food was excellent. Ordered a bottle of wine and it was really good as well. wine list could use a little updating, but it is still fairly extensive. Dessert - strawberry shortcake was also great! We will be returning as long as the food stays good or gets better."
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 17 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 3/31/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/31/2016
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Menu and food - great. But food was barely warm - had to send it back for reheating. Service was VERY slow."
Dined on 3/31/2016
 2015
Special Features: great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 18 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/31/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 19 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Great food! Not so good service!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"I enjoyed the food from the new spring menu but service was not up to par. This was my second time dining there and it was not good for me. The waitress did not provide the same service as I received the first time. Then I asked the waiter for bread and he seemed distracted or annoyed that I asked for it. Hecame back and dropped a basket with more butter than bread and ran off. I know I am not a regular but in order to become one, I think all guests should be treated equally. I'm just not sure I will ever go back. If the service was a sign to not return then they certainly sent that message loud and clear."
Dined on 3/31/2016
 2012
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 20 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/31/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/31/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The new Spring menu delivered, and the wait staff are always attentive!"
Dined on 3/31/2016
 2016
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Review 21 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/29/2016
 2014
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 22 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/27/2016
 2010
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 23 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Specacular

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Dined on 3/27/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2016
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"Everything was spectacular from the food, the setting and all of the staff. Unfortunately, I can't recall our waitress's name but she provided truly exceptional service. Thanks so much for making our Easter so lovely"
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 24 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Good food, good location, slowwwww service

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Dined on 3/27/2016
 2011
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"We were very excited to try Sam's for Easter brunch/dinner and check out somewhere outside of downtown Annapolis. We were recommend Sam's by a friend. Most notable memory was how brutally slow the service was even though it wasn't busy. Took 25 minutes to get a drink order in, another 15 to place our actual orders. Lucky for us we were in no rush.
For Easter it was a Prix Fixe meal which offered salad or curry bisque as a starter, crab cakes, halibut, filet, coconut shrimp, or lamb as the entree, and a number of tasty options for dessert. The bisque was great, the salad so so. We ordered all but the coconut shrimp for entree. The filets were ordered medium rare, both came out medium to medium well. The crab cakes were 3/5. Halibut and lamb were very good. Would recommend but not rave about."
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, scenic view, notable wine list
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Review 25 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

A hidden gem

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Dined on 3/27/2016
 2011
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, fit for foodies
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Review 26 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2005
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Review 27 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

It was a good experience

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Overall, it was a good experience, the food was good especially the dessert, the location is really amazing in the Chesapeake bay and the service was very good.
However, while the food was good, it was lacking that certain something that makes it amazing. Also, I did not appreciate the automatic 20% gratuity for a party of 2, especially since it was not mentioned anywhere."
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, scenic view
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Review 28 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2013
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Review 29 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Everything was great, except for....

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"This restaurant is not easily wheelchair accessible. The handicap entrance was difficult to locate. Once inside the door, our only dining option was to eat in the bar area, as all other tables required going down stairs. I had mentioned we would have a wheelchair in my reservation, but they were completely unprepared.
That being said, the food was great, the service was attentive but not obtrusive. We were there in the winter, so there was no outdoor dining, but it looked like it would be a great spot in the summer."
Dined on 3/20/2016
 2007
Special Features: great for brunch, scenic view
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Review 30 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great Find

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 31 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/13/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 32 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/13/2016
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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Review 33 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great!!!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"This place hit all my must-haves in a restaurant! Food was great and so was the service. These days it's rare to get both so I was quite impressed with Sam's! I an certainly going back very soon!"
Dined on 3/11/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 34 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Loved it, took my wife there for her birthday.

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Dined on 3/11/2016
 2012
Dined on 3/11/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/11/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 35 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 2/28/2016
 2011
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Review 36 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 2/28/2016
 2007
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Review 37 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great Service and Food

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We've enjoyed exploring restaurants in the Annapolis area since our daughter moved there last year. Sam's on the Waterfront has been one of our favorite experiences. We were greeted warmly and since we had made a reservation our table was ready. Everyone on the staff was pleasant and our waitress was attentive without being over-bearing. We were a party of 5 and ordered a variety of dishes from the Brunch Menu. One had the cream of crab soup and shared a lobster roll and lobster mac with another member of our party. The 10 year-old had a salmon sandwich, husband had the fish tacos, and I had the crab cake sandwich. All the food was extremely good. My crab cake was small but delicious, it tasted fresh and had very little filler. I'm not a huge fan of fish tacos but my husband's looked crispy and he said they were the best he's ever had. The two meal sharer's proclaimed the lobster roll somewhat small but extremely good. The appetizer portion of lobster mac and cheese was very generous. Two of us ordered bottomless drinks, either Bloody Marys or Mimosas for a set price. We got our drinks with no delay and no problem. The restaurant is surrounded with windows offering a view of the marina from almost any seat. When we received our bill for all that we ate and drank it seemed quite reasonable. We will definitely be back to Sam's, hopefully soon."
Dined on 3/06/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 38 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/28/2016
 2009
Dined on 2/28/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 2/28/2016
 2009
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Review 39 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 2/27/2016
 2010
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2010
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The salmon was very good. The lobster Mac and cheese needs more cheese and lobster"
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2010
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Review 40 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 41 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/27/2016
 2010
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2010
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Review 42 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

First time dining

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Dined on 2/26/2016
 2014
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We had an enjoyable evening. The food and setting were was excellent , right on the water. Service was very good until the end of our meal. Coffee and dessert were very slow in coming. Other than that hiccup, the experience was outstanding. I would definitely recommend this to a friend and in fact have. We will be back."
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2014
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 43 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/26/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 44 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/25/2016
 2014
Dined on 2/25/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/25/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 45 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 6/21/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 46 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/24/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/24/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/24/2016
 2016
Special Features: great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 47 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/23/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/23/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/23/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 48 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great food, spectacular view, & very romantic!

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Dined on 2/14/2016
 2013
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"I loved Sam's on Valentine's Day, the food was divine, the view was lovely . I will definitely be dining there again. My only hope is that for the money I spend, the portion could be a tad larger."
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 49 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Great food and mimosas/bloody mary. Very nice waitress. We arrived early in the day and it was quiet. We asked for a nice view and got the best seat it the house. Good quiet meal with nice service. Slightly cold in the restaurant due to cold temp outside and big windows, but not too bad. Would repeat."
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2013
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Review 50 for Sam's on the Waterfront
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/14/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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