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Brooks Tavern

870 High St., Chestertown, MD 21620
410-810-0012
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Ranked #7 of 32 restaurants in Chestertown
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Market driven, chef-owned and operated independent casual fine-dining restaurant, on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Market driven, chef-owned and operated independent casual fine-dining restaurant, on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
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English first
Chestertown, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I'll begin by admitting that we only visited Brooks Tavern once, but once was enough. The menu was limited but that's because the food is prepared fresh. I'll give them that, the meals were good but the kudos end right there. The service was slow and the server acted like she was bored or we were putting her out. The... More

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Chestertown, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Brooks Tavern is a very small lovely restaurant that features fresh local meat, fish, and vegetables. The food is prepared to ones preference and the presentation is beautiful. The wait staff is well-informed and service is excellent. Brooks does not take reservations, but there is a small bar where one can "wait" for an available table.

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Connecticut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

A recent meal of oyster fritter and fluke was good. My son had duck curry and enjoyed it. The menu is definitely more upscale than other local restaurants, and well prepared. Desserts (ice cream cake and chocolate pudding cake) were quite good. Service was efficient. The one (significant) negative is that the tables were we sat were ridiculously close together.... 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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The only disappointment at Brooks Tavern was they were out of Lemon Ice Box Pie! The food choices were diverse and delicious. Would recommend Brooks Tavern and will be back.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We went with friends for dinner. The food was fantastic. This is our friends' favorite restaurant in Chestertown. We all had fantastic appetizers--the oyster fritter was unbelievable and the onion soup, super. The meals were also awesome--swordfish and trout both had oysters in them. Loved this place and would definitely return.

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Kingston, New Hampshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

this place has really good food and drinks and its a very nice atmosphere to enjoy. If you are in Chestertown and looking for a special place to go I would highly recommend this one.

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Parkville, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Recommended by our bnb this restaurant did not disappoint. Very attractive setting in an old mill but not over decorated. Good selection of craft beers for hubby any wine for me. I tried one of the special apps, brussel sprouts roasted with a blood orange glaze, delicious! Even hubby liked them, he who has never tried brussel sprouts before.

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Chestertown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We just moved to Chestertown and are trying out the local restaurants. The restaurant is unique because it is part of an old flour mill. I believe it to be more than 150 years old. Limited menu but delicious. In addition, excellent cocktails. Looking forward to returning.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We had been warned earlier of the demeanor of the ownership and the fact that reservations can only be made for 6 or more people, so our arrival at the reception stand was fairly expected when one person in our group had to cancel. We were told that they would still seat us, but needed to make adjustments to the... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We came here as a recommendation from some friends. The place is relatively small, but the ambiance is rustic. It reminded us of some of the resorts we have been to out in the Rockies. The food was great and the wine list was impressive. They really stress the farm to table concept. Our only complaint was my wife wanted... More

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