There's nothing like a fireplace to add ambiance, warmth, and romance to a room. With weather forecasts predicting a snowy winter, it is the ideal time to seek the heat of a fire and the comfort of a fine meal. There is still no better time than the next few weeks to take advantage of the many restaurants in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County with working fireplaces, water views, and cozy charm. If there's one we've left off the list- let us know in the comments!


Middleton Tavern


Blackwall Hitch

The fireplace at Blackwall Hitch is within steps of a long, ship-shape bar and an intimate concert space, making it the ideal place to curl up for great music with a handcrafted drink. It is also popular for its location just across the Spa Creek Bridge, a large parking lot, and a topside patio with views over the Severn River to the Bay Bridge.


Carroll's Creek

The fireplace here anchors the lounge area, where comfortable sofas define the hearth and where locals like to gather for Happy Hour. First come, First Served.


Middleton Tavern

Middleton's has four fireplaces: two in the downstairs dining area and two in the private space upstairs. No reservations. Special requests and priority seating.


A drink on a table in front of a roaring fire
1747 Pub


Café Normandie

The lone French outpost on Main Street in downtown Annapolis, Café Normandie, is beloved as much for its Steak Frites as it is for its cozy gas fireplace. Reservations when possible. Priority seating.


Chart House Prime

A roaring fireplace adds to the stunning waterfront views at this casual eatery known for happy hour drinks and small plate specials. First come, first served.


The 1747 Pub at Reynold's Tavern

Located in the basement of Reynold's Tavern, 1747 Pub is the oldest tavern in town. The fireplace here is original to the building and is located in what was formerly the kitchen.


Iron Rooster


Iron Rooster

What could be better than breakfast any time of day, especially when it means entrees like fried chicken on house-made biscuits with raspberry jam or homemade tarts the size of a plate? The fireplace here is in the upstairs dining room. Surrounding tables have a fine view over Market House and City Dock. Reservations are accepted on weekdays. Weekends are first-come, first-served.


Pirates Cove

Located on the West River in southern Anne Arundel County, Pirate's Cove offers stunning sunset views and a classic American menu anchored by fantastic steak, seafood, and salads. The property has two fireplaces. The lounge is a romantic spot for its intimate layout, proximity to the bar, and excellent local music.


Killarney House

Killarney House specializes in traditional Irish fare, including authentic brown bread and traditional soda bread made from scratch. The massive fireplace is in the rear of the dining room. Reservations accepted—priority seating during busy times.


The Lodge Annapolis

New to the area, The Lodge features a farm-fresh menu in a rustic and inviting setting. And their fireplace feature is a centerpiece you can't miss! Stop in for their Gathering Hour menu at a high top from 4-7 pm, or book a cozy booth for you and your significant other. Either way, you will love their hearty menu and inspired cocktails.