Born in China’s Taishan Province in 1905, Mr. Charles Foon Wong, founder of The Canton Resturant, moved to the United States at a young age seeking better prospects.
After serving in the Army in World War II, Charles opened the Eastern Star Cafe, with his nephew, Gene Guen, in Northwest, Washington DC.
Charles moved to West Annapolis, and opened The Canton in 1960. For many years, it was the city’s only Chinese restaurant.
Today, the nearly 60 year-old restaurant is run by Lisa Wong, Charles’ daughter-in-law. We look forward to continuing to serve you, Annapolis!