Edgar Allan Poe spent some time in Baltimore and Annabel Lee Tavern honors his legacy and love. He fell deeply for a younger girl who passed away from seraphim (tuberculosis). Edgar Allan Poe died shortly after, probably from heartbreak. You can read his poem called Annabel Lee in the book they have in the back of the tavern. His poem was published only after he died and it was his last complete piece.
The tavern is filled with famous quotes and his distinct personality. It’s the perfect venue for delicious food, great ambiance and a way to appreciate a man who was one of the first to make a living as a writer. You may be inspired to check out the Edgar Allan Poe house and museum in the city. But you must first try one of the specials at Annabel Lee! I am normally not too fond of meatloaf but this one sounded delightful and I was blown away. We enjoyed:
Meatloaf served with mushroom gravy, sweet potato mash and steamed broccoli (it had sold out the night before so they made the chef prepare it again)
Crab Imperial Stuffed Shrimp with White Wine Risotto
Garden Salad with Field Greens, Cucumbers, Onion, Hearts of Palm, Kalamata Olives, and Grape Tomatoes (a big plate for a “side salad”)
601 South Clinton Street, Baltimore, MD 21224
Phone 410-522-2929 | Fax 410-522-2992
Open Monday through Saturday at 4:00pm
Sundays: Brunch 11:00am – 2:00pm, Lunch served until 5:00pm, Open until Midnight.