Charles Carroll of Carrollton was Maryland’s most famous signer of the Declaration of Independence. He grew up in the Carroll Mansion, still situated on the peaceful banks of the St. Mary’s church grounds. Once a commanding site on the sloping banks of this peaceful creek, the Carroll Mansion now overlooks the Spa Creek Bridge and the active waterway that is home to many boats.
While most know this waterway as Spa Creek, historic documents indicate that this was not always so. A map discovered in France and brought to Annapolis in 1976 — titled “Plan of the Harbour and City of Annapolis with the Encampment of the Light Troops Under Major General Marquis de la Fayette” — shows Spa Creek as Carrol’s Creek. Unfortunately, the cartographer dropped the final “l ”from the Carroll family name. The map was dated 1781.
Carrol’s Creek Restaurant does not take the heritage of its name lightly. From our historic location that overlooks the waters of one of America’s most charming and historic cities, we offer the riches of the bay and the land in a new American style of cooking that emphasizes flavor and innovation in a style that is fitting of our nation’s most treasured traditions.
Carrol’s Creek brings you a new American tradition of dining that is founded in the time-honored heritage of a colonial town rich with seafood, culture, and style.