Is there a restaurant that’s your go-to for breakfast food? One of mine is Iron Rooster, a restaurant that serves breakfast dishes all day. My first blog post about it was published in 2018, and I’ve been a few other times since then. The 2018 post can be found here. I finally visited for dinner, so I thought it was a great time to write about a different experience there.
This was my first and second dining tent experience. I was a little hesitant, especially since Downtown Annapolis is usually busy. The tent flaps being open helped me feel more comfortable, and thankfully, there weren’t a ton of people in it.
WHAT I ORDERED
I visited Iron Rooster again since I started writing this blog post. I have grouped them based on which visit since I didn’t get the same thing both times: brunch and dinner. I think it’s important to explore other menu options to be able to share more recommendations.
It was exciting to experience my first brunch since the pandemic started. I have to admit that I was a little nervous since downtown Annapolis is very busy on the weekend. They still use outdoor tents since the restaurant is pretty small. They have heaters and leave flaps open, which was great.
Maryland Crab Dip
If you’re going to get an appetizer at Iron Rooster, it needs to be the Maryland Crab Dip. This was my second time having it, and it was just as good. It’s made with Maryland Blue Crab meat, cream cheese, and cheddar and topped with Old Bay. It comes with tortilla chips.
As a cheese lover, this was perfect. There was plenty of cheddar, and the dip was so creamy. The fresh tortilla chips pair so well with the dip. I have to admit that I didn’t want to share with my family, so you may want to get more than one since it’s small.
I’ve been wanting to try Iron Rooster’s Southern Peach cocktail for a while. I was super excited to try it since sweet tea is one of my favorite things. The Southern Peach is made with Bulleit, sweet tea, peach schnapps, and soaked peaches.
This is one of the best drinks I’ve ever had here. I love that the flavors work so well together without anything being overpowering. I also loved that it’s not overly sweet. I wasn’t a fan of the paper straw, but that didn’t get in the way of experiencing the drink.
You can’t go wrong with French toast! This was the dish I tried during my first Iron Rooster visit a couple of years ago. It is just as good as it was then. Their French toast is made with Brioche bread and apple & vanilla bean egg batter. It’s topped with spiced maple bourbon butter, strawberries, and powdered sugar. You have the option to add strawberries, whipped cream, or chocolate chips as a topping.
The spiced maple bourbon butter is like the cherry on top for this French toast. The sweetness of the strawberries brings everything together in a beautiful way. And when you add the maple syrup? Wow. It still amazes me that all of these flavors work so well together. Plus, I love French toast in general.
I finally tried the Paloma here. It’s one of my favorite drinks ever, so I was looking forward to trying this one. The Paloma is made with tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, agave syrup, and soda water with a salt rim. This drink was decent. I expected the grapefruit to stand out more, but I still enjoyed it.
I usually get sweet breakfast dishes but switched it up with savory this time. The waffle burger stood out to me the most. It’s an 8 oz. Roseda Farm Black Angus burger topped with garlic aioli, your choice of cheese, and bacon on a waffle bun. I’m not sure what the other cheese options are, so I’ll update this when I find out. You can add an egg for $1. I chose cheddar cheese.
I loved this burger so much! I wish I ordered it with an egg to have the full breakfast experience. The garlic aioli pulls everything together beautifully. Cheddar cheese made sense to me. I personally wouldn’t do American cheese. If they have provolone, I’m sure that would be a great option.
If you love breakfast food, Iron Rooster is the restaurant for you. I’ve been about four times, and they’ve been great every time. The next time you’re looking for all day breakfast, check out Iron Rooster!
Address: 12 Market Space, Annapolis, MD 21401; and three other Baltimore Metro Area locations
Until next time.