Stepping back in time for a bite: Reynolds Tavern, Annapolis’ oldest eatery

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Claiming the title of Annapolis’ oldest operating restaurant, Reynolds Tavern boasts a rich history dating back to 1747. Founded by William Reynolds, the establishment initially served as a tavern and hat shop, catering to locals and visitors alike. Today, the tavern maintains its historic charm, offering patrons a glimpse into the past while satisfying their culinary desires. 


Guests can enjoy classic American fare, focusing on fresh, local ingredients in the tavern’s cozy atmosphere or dine outdoors in the charming beer garden. So, raise a glass and savor a piece of Annapolis history at Reynolds Tavern, the city’s oldest culinary gem.

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