Each and every Wednesday throughout the summer, restaurants on West Street have been taking al fresco dining in historic Downtown Annapolis to a new level. This year, the event will go even further, literally!

It's a night of relaxation, dining and fine wines, and now shopping! It's a place for families and friends to come together safely for a romantic and fun evening under the stars. For the first time ever, the city of Annapolis is bringing its unique shopping and dining experiences to the streets! By closing off traffic to landmark streets in Historic Annapolis, our city will fill with socially-distant cafe tables and outdoor shopping reminiscent of the open air markets and cafes one could find in Europe. As the sun sets, an overhead light canopy will fill the air with soft light adding to the ambiance. 

The "Dinner Under the Stars" event on the Inner West Street Association has become the Annapolis tradition during the summer - where the city can come together and enjoy the culinary arts. Our local businesses and the City of Annapolis have worked in conjunction to safely expand the tradition this year. Requiring businesses to follow the safety guidelines put forth by our local goverments, the CDC and other industry associations. To learn more about our local guidelines, please click HEREAs outdoor space is limited, and the list of participating restaurants updates, please be sure to call ahead to ensure availability.

Announcement from the City of Annapolis:

Starting Friday, June 12th, 2020, the Recovery Zones will be held on a scheduled basis. Until further notice, the schedule is as follows:

Updated June 15th, 2020

DAILY: 

  • Market Space: Road closures from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. between Iron Rooster and Federal House; Road closure from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. in front of McGarvey’s and Middleton’s.
  • West Street: Road closures from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. between Cathedral and Church Circle. 
  • Lower Dock Street: Reduced parking in front of Latitude 38 to accommodate outdoor seating.
  • Eastport: Cafe-style dining in cordoned-off parking areas of restaurants in the recovery district; road closure at the end of 4th street adjacent to Davis’ Pub.

WEDNESDAY:

  • Maryland Avenue: Road closed between State Circle and Prince George Street from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. 
  • Forest Drive: Cafe-style dining in cordoned-off parking areas throughout the corridor including Soul and Bay Ridge Market Shopping Center.
  • Lower Main Street: Reduced parking in front of Buddy’s Crabs and Ribs.
  • West Street: Road Closures from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. between Cathedral and Church Circle.

THURSDAY:

  • Upper Main Street: Road closed from Francis Street to State Circle from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Maryland Avenue: Road closed between State Circle and Prince George from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. 
  • West Street: Road Closures from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. between Cathedral and Church Circle.

FRIDAY:

  • Upper Main Street: Road closed from Francis Street to State Circle from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Maryland Avenue: Road closed between State Circle and Prince George from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. 
  • West Street: Road Closures from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. between Cathedral and Church Circle.

SATURDAY:

  • Upper Main Street: Road closed from Francis Street to State Circle from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Maryland Avenue: Road closed between State Circle and Prince George from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. 
  • West Street: Road Closures from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. between Cathedral and Church Circle.

SUNDAY:

  • Upper Main Street: Road closed from Francis Street to State Circle from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Maryland Avenue: Road closed between State Circle and Prince George from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. 
  • West Street: Road Closures from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. between Cathedral and Church Circle.

View the official Come Back Annapolis website HERE.

Road Closures and Parking

Enjoy free parking at the Hillman Garage and Gotts Garage between 4 p.m. and 11 p.m. with paid parking resuming at 11 p.m. Be sure to make note that parking may be reduced on some days in the areas below in order to expand dining space.

  • Main Street in front of Buddy’s Crabs & Ribs
  • Main Street in front of O’Brien’s Oyster Bar & Seafood Tavern
  • Market Space in front of Harvest Wood Grill & Tap

Main Street Recovery Zone

Main Street between Church Circle and Francis Street VIEW MAP

Maryland Avenue Recovery Zone

Maryland Avenue between State Circle and Prince George Street VIEW MAP

Downtown Annapolis Recovery Zone

West Street between Church Circle and Cathedral Street VIEW MAP

Market Space between Pinkney and Fleet Streets VIEW MAP

S. Forest Drive Recovery Zone

Bay Ridge Market Shopping Center VIEW MAP