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Imperial Hotel

208 High Street, Chestertown, MD 21620
410 778 5000; 800 295 0014
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Ranked #12 of 32 restaurants in Chestertown
Cuisines: American
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Chestertown, MD
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Imperial Hotel has been there for close to 100 years. It is now a fine restaurant with a small lovely bar and an excellent 'Bloody Mary' bar. The best anywhere. Various condiments and tomato based juices with various flavors. The meals are very good, offer many delicious specials, as well as old time favorites. I have not spent a... More

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Mid Atlantic
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

great place to stop on the way home from church. Food is very good, service is excellent, the prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is perfect. You get to just sit down at a comfortable table and relax your way through a good meal. No pressure, service is timely, and you get to gaze out the window and watch what's... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We have been to the Imperial before and liked it. Maybe it was an off night? It was a Sunday and the place was very empty. All of my food was tasty, the salad was local greens with a watermelon radish. Scallops were also yummy. One of our guests on the other hand had the fish & chips and they... More

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maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

Whether you want a delicious meal in a lovely dining room, a casual snack outside or a fabulous cocktail in a cozy and welcoming historic bar this is the place. We love the bloody Mary bar for Sunday brunch or oysters at happy hour with a classic cocktail. Some how we always find a reason to stop when driving by... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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90 reviews 90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

A great place to enjoy a meal - a very nice one - in Chestertown MD. Historic and charming along with great service personnel make for a very enjoyable meal or snack. Fantastic $ 12.00 hamburger, with meat from a locally renown supplier - Crow Farms - will make this burger quite memorable. Want just appetizers, Oysters in season on... More

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Birmingham, UK
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This is the old style hotel on the high street ... Classic surroundings. Not a huge menu but oysters and fish a speciality as it's on the Chesapeake Bay, priced for a special meal out. Pavement seating and a nice courtyard for drinks and bar style meals. Great cocktail happy hour!

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Damascus, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

Went for dinner and had the lamb chops which were incredible. My companions that night also raved about their dishes. Found the service to be top notch. I would definitely go there again.

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west of Washington, DC
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

The food was great, the waitress friendly and the hotel was so full of history! The dinner selections we had were fresh and presented well. Another member of our party who arrived late was promptly taken care of and his food arrived right behind ours - excellent work, kitchen staff!

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cheshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Went in at 10 minutes to 4 to seek a drink and peruse the menu for later. After 20 minutes we did get served with a drink and we were the only customers. We managed after a struggle to get sight of a menu but after a short while after we said we were not looking to rder straight away... More

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Chestertown, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Three years ago we tried this place and felt it was overpriced ( we were served crabcakes that were burned on the bottom by a cross waiter) but we had a guest who wanted to try it so we went and we are so glad that we did. The service is now wonderful and the menu had something for everyone.... More

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