Andrew Parks

Andrew Parks, Owner

Owner and creator Andrew Parks brings many years of restaurant experience to Annapolis Culinary Concepts LLC. With a history of turning around struggling restaurants, his creativity and dedication to the total dining experience has made him invaluable resource.

Andrew has owned and operated two uniquely different restaurants.

One is an incredible, on the water, fine dining restaurant with an award winning menu and wine list (Sam’s on the Waterfront, in Annapolis, MD.) The other was a Texas style chili parlor with award winning chili burgers, and beers (Hard Times Cafe’ in Columbia, MD).

Andrew’s passion for food and wine is mirrored in his dedication to creating not just a fabulous meal, but providing excellent service and an atmosphere that relaxes and indulges his customers. He has created an outstanding wine list that was the first in Annapolis to win Wine Enthusiasts “Restaurant Award of Distinction”. With Menu’s that change seasonally, he is constantly striving for new creative courses, using the freshest of local ingredients, that will stir the imagination.

It is Andrew’s mission to provide not only consistently outstanding food, but a fun, casual atmosphere with exceptional service at an affordable price. Sam’s is also dedicated to lowering our carbon footprint and highlighting as many Local products as possible.