Iron Rooster

4.6
695 reviews
$30 and under
Breakfast
Whether you're looking for breakfast all day, lunch, supper or drinks, at Iron Rooster you'll find a new twist on traditional comfort food, legendary hospitality, and a real sense of community. Join us every day for breakfast, lunch, supper and late-night drinks. Whenever you're here, you'll enjoy delicious food, a cold drink, and an extra helping of hospitality.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 695 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ZZsMom
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Celebrating daughters birthday! Great welcome upon entering, food was flavorful and filling. Waitress was personable and friendly, but too chatty, enough to not get your request in before she walked away. Manager B. Furrow was also a great host. He answered questions and gave a mini tour for a future private gathering. Overall, we’ll be returning!

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AndiH
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place!

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IsaacV
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went to Iron Rooster with my wife and two small babies for an early dinner, the service was amazing and quick. The food was amazing to say the least, I had the Crab hash, it left me wanting more of it...my wife had the chicken and pancakes which were better then you could imagine. We both said we’d bring our house guests there, our new favorite local restaurant.

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JackieM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great service from Miles! Would definitely go back!

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BrianaR
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Due to covid, iron rooster is pretty quiet in the mornings. The service was friendly and excellent. Food is 4/5, and the pop tarts are the star of the show.

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vipDinnerwithfriends
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were able to sit outside in February with propane heaters close to the table. Food was good and the service was really good. It’s right by the city dock so it’s also a great location and during the week, it’s not crowded.

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vipFoodLoverinMD
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Menu is great and food well prepared and served with a smile. Crab hash is excellent, a lot of food and my guest had the chicken Parmasen sub with fries. Looked good! Finally, everyone was taking COVID precautions seriously and truly appreciate it. Will be back

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TammyW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our food was delicious! Wine was great, great price. Everything was clean and socially distanced. I would highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved the manager, we were running late. No problem he said. Our waitress amazing. My daughters 32nd bday so poptarts and mimosas. Perfect Morning. Thank you. The Zimmermans

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lana
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

they accommodated well given the current circumstances

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reviewer
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

The RoosTart was great but chicken pot pie and salmon were very bland. The host and hostess were incredibly kind and funny! When we got there the restaurant was practically empty. Our server was nice but seemed like she didn’t want to serve us and only got us refills when we specifically asked her for them. She didn’t prebuss our table until we pushed it all the way to the side. Overall it was good but it definitely wasn’t what everyone makes it out to be.

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viprjnieder
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect date afternoon. We sat early for our reservation and were treated with care and attention by Amber. She is a great server and gave us the right suggestions and guided us perfect through our experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had quite a bit of space to ourselves. We got wonderful service and fantastic food. 5 stars!

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ImajS
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I have been to brunch, which is very good, but had never visited for dinner. The "supper" selections were very creative, the server was attentive, and social distancing was sufficient. I was on a first date, and we were impressed!

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DiMos
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

Only reservation available was at 715pm and we felt very rushed as the server kept reminding us they were closing at 8pm. If I would have known they closed at 8pm, I would have never made a reservation for 715pm.
Lighting was too bright and not as I remember the restaurant was from visits from a few years ago. T
Also, the crust on the chicken pot pie was very tough. Again I have had this pie at least 5 times in the past, and it was always excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

I was super excited to have breakfast for dinner here and was UNDERWHELMED. The waitress was great and attentive but the food was the issue. Me & my son ordered the Chicken & French Toast. Lackluster is the best way to describe it, the toast was similar to what I make at home and there was like a bare dusting of powdered sugar on top. I opted for roasted Brussels Sprouts as my side. Horrible, soggy and cold. I should have sent it back but I didn’t. The only thing that saved our experience was the Waffle Churros! They were a hit!!!

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vipEdwin
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great place to eat breakfast / brunch. Awesome dishes. I had the crab hash, never had such an amazing dish. Full of flavors. Highly recommend it.

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MonicaG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect hidden gem that services delicious food and personable service!

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vipDean
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Funky spot with good food and service.

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vipBANewton
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were there for a late dinner. Outside dining can get chilly with the breeze at night (bring a sweater/jacket!), but the ambiance was lively, and there was music and lots of energy. We made a reservation and our table was ready on time, and we were not rushed by the staff at all. I've eaten here several times and highly recommend ordering anything on the menu that includes fried chicken. I generally don't eat fried food, but it is worth it!!

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EvelynZ
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

It was very nice, however our waiter was a little persistent at first. We had only order drinks and I kept saying it will be a while. My friend and I were catching up on life. She just wanted us to order and after we did she left us alone. When I went to the bathroom I saw mice. Not something I want to see after eating. They ran back to the kitchen. Food and drinks were amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Mimosas very good, slightly over priced food

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Mark
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Waiter service was a bit sketchy....took along time to first come to the table, then forgot to bring sweetner as requested until reminded. Also took a long time to bring the check. Other than that it was a nice experience.

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Ashley18
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Try the homemade pop tarts. They are awesome. Coffee is very good too.

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DanielleD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

We waited 25 minutes just for our check and never were asked if we needed refills.

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JalynneS
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience5

We visited this restaurant on 08/27/20...my food was cold and my daughter found two pieces of hair in hers. Wait time was not what was said (35 - 45min) we waited almost 2hrs before we got seated and 15min. Before we recieved service. All in all....the view is beautiful!

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vipORRN
140 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The Roostarts are definitely not as good as they were when Iron Rooster first opened - there is far more pastry & far less filling than before - not sure I would order them again - so sad! Otherwise we had a great meal - very quiet “breakfast for dinner” meal with my daughter & 2 grandchildren. Waiter was very good - brought the kids meals out 1st - much appreciated! My fried chicken (sandwich) was awesome! My granddaughter tried a bite & loved it too. Fun & relaxing meal - ate inside - dining area quite empty - good safety protocols by all staff.

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Jenna
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The RoosTarts are to DIE for. The tastiest thing I’ve ever eaten.

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BillM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Pam was a fabulous waitress. She made the night special with her suggestions and great service.

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KathleenR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Fun atmosphere with good food. But, coffee was never refilled (even after multiple requests) and food took a long time to arrive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The food is always excellent at The Iron Rooster. Love the homemade pop tarts!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food, outstanding service, excellent value. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Will be back there for sure

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HeloShark
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dining experience. Our server, Mackenzie, was outstanding. She was very attentive and provided great recommendations. The 'RooTarts' were better than I remembered, and the meals (3 X shrimp and grits and a dinner salad) were excellent. Could not have had a better dining experience. Enthusiastically recommended!

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HollyF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was way too salty! Crab hash and crab cakes had too much salt

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JasmineW
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Iron Rooster is a small restaurant located along a cute little shopping strip in downtown Annapolis. The food was great and fairly priced. The service was speedy and my party was sat before our reservation time! Definitely will return. Only flaw is that it is small and crowded. But overall great experience.

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CapnNoms
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Glenn is amazing!!!! Someone give this man a raise

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Jean
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Chose Iron Rooster for a birthday dinner. I read the reviews and seemed like a great place to enjoy a wonderful dinner however, I believe their strong suit must be breakfast/brunch/lunch because the dinner offerings though tasty, did not set our world on fire:

Chicken Pot Pie - Huge pot pie with biscuit crust is really good and it's a huge portion of the same flavors. Should probably have ordered a side of some kind to lessen the feeling that you are taking the same bite over and over. Again, huge and leftovers were taken home and eaten for lunch the next day.

Burnt End Quesadilla - Well, not a burnt end to be found and mostly regular pork. Burnt ends are just that, charred on the ends with a slight crust. Overall, the flavors were good with a very fresh and light salsa mix. Needed more of the "drizzle" on top and perhaps some more cheese. The description includes two types of cheese but I really didn't find much. Came with a very fresh side salad and I chose balsamic drizzle which added to the flavors. Again, leftovers taken home and still in fridge.

House Made Roostart - Pure decadence. They are freshly made so ask for flavors of the day. Will take time to prepare. We chose mixed berries. I brought birthday candles and our amazing waiter (Arthur?) made sure candles were placed and lit. He sang Happy Birthday with me and soon all diners upstairs joined in. Very sweet.

Service - Outstanding from the minute we walked in the door. I gave the Manager the birthday candles and he said he would make sure they were placed in the dessert. Again, our waiter (Arthur) was outstanding as well as the food runners who would assist along the way if we needed anything.

Ambiance - Nothing fancy but it works. A steep flight of stairs to the upper dining area so keep in mind if seniors are in your group. Very casual with people in jeans, sweatshirts and even noticed sweatpants.

Will we return? Yes, but probably for a casual breakfast, brunch or lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone was so nice and the food was amazing!

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CindyT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

A little too much sage in the biscuits and gravy for my liking.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Iron Rooster using the Order Online button. Iron Rooster also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Iron Rooster also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 990-1600.

Iron Rooster is rated 4.6 stars by 695 OpenTable diners.

Iron Rooster does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://ironrooster.localgiftcards.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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