Cheap Eats 2012: Potato Valley Cafe
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Potato Valley Cafe - Annapolis
Address: 47 State Cir., Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410-267-0902
Neighborhood: Annapolis
Cuisines: Deli/Quick Bites, American
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Friday 11 to 5, Saturday noon to 4.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Baked potatoes with sour cream, fried onions, and mango.
Price Details: Baked potatoes, $3.45 to $12.
Special Features:
Kid Friendly
Cheap Eats 2012

The thing that snags this tiny cafe a spot on this list? A baked potato. Yep, the side dish commonly relegated to supporting player gets top billing, and it proves its worth in a slew of simple preparations.

Indeed, the Idaho-only spuds here are so good—the crisp roasted skin peeling back from the meaty, mineraly insides—that a version topped only with butter and grated cheddar is sublime. We love it, too, with the works piled on top—slices of mango, fried shallots, artichokes, green chilies, and ten veggies more. You can find pricier meals in Annapolis, and maybe more festive ones. But not better ones.

Also good: Potato with cheddar and bacon; South of the Valley, with black beans and mango.

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