Main Ingredient catering

For nearly two decades, Main Ingredient has garnered a reputation for creating mouth-watering fare, artfully presented.

Main Ingredient Bakery

Adding style and charm to any celebration, our pastry chefs bake up the brightest ideas from cakes to cookies to tarts.

Main Ingredient Café

We specialize in comfort gourmet food and are a distinctive neighborhood restaurant in our casually elegant dining room.

Preferred vendor to U.S Naval Academy Athletic Association, The University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business, Johns Hopkins University and the USNA Foundation and other fine venues across the state of Maryland, Main Ingredient has caterers over 1500 events with rave reviews. We also are home to a favorite spot among Annapolis locals, the Main Ingredient Café and Bakery is known for distinctive charm. Serving up the freshest food sourced from local farms and waters, our casual elegance offers an invitation to relax, enjoy and take in the moment. For nearly two decades, we’re proud Main Ingredient has earned consistent accolades and praise.

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Café Weekly Specials


Two for – 24. Meatloaf Dinners
Your choice of two soups or salads and two Meatloaf entrées accompanied by mashed potatoes and vegetables. 
(Good for two people. $1.50 up charge for soup or café salad) 


Two for – 30. Dinner
Your choice of soup or salad, select entrée, and any slice of cake from our delectable dessert case.
(Good for two people. $1.50 up charge for soup or café salad)


½ price Bottled Wine and Create Your Own Pasta Night


– 20. Prime Rib Dinner
Your choice of soup or salad and a 10oz. Prime Rib accompanied by au jus, mashed potatoes, and vegetables. 
($1.50 up charge for soup or café salad)


-4. Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s

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914 Bay Ridge Road
Annapolis, MD 21403
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