Annapolis is a perfect little day trip for those of us living in Baltimore. It has a ton of charm, places to check out, and most importantly, places to chow down. Our most recent trip to Annapolis was specifically to try out a restaurant, somewhere that G had been as a child and I had never been: Chick and Ruth's Delly.
Chick and Ruth's seems to be an institution in Annapolis. Everyone knows about them and their unique decor and menu. Plus people around the country have seen the six pound (yes, six pound) milkshake challenge on Man vs. Food. We were afraid that we would have a long wait for a Saturday afternoon lunch, but we were seated right away. Diners are seated very close together, so I wouldn't go there if you needed to have any private conversations. It's all part of the quirkiness.
I ordered a REGULAR sized vanilla malt ($4.25) and a BLT ($4.25). G ordered a chocolate chip malt and a 1/2 pound cheeseburger ($5.99). We also split a side of fries ($2.35). One of my favorite parts about eating here is that they bring you a tub of pickles to eat while you are waiting for your food. I love pickles! I can't help but think about all of the people I encountered during my waitressing days who would hate this, but it was really fun. The malts were good, but they don't make their own ice cream. Pretty standard in my opinion. The food took a while to come out and I think they may have lost our order. The sandwiches themselves were also pretty standard. But I don't think people flock here because they are especially known for their food. It's all about the experience.
After our day out in Annapolis, we stopped on the way home for another of G's childhood favorites, Rocco's Pizzeria. As I have mentioned before, G loves all pizza and apparently this is his favorite. I liked their pizza, a lot, too for a standard, delivery quality slice. We got cheese slices and I didn't have anything to complain about. It's a standard strip-mall pizza joint, and they are worth checking out if you're in the area.