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Brooks Tavern

870 High St., Chestertown, MD 21620
410-810-0012
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Ranked #8 of 32 restaurants in Chestertown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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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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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Morgantown PA
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116 reviews 116 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Our B & B host referred us to this property as the best in the area and we were not disappointed. On a Thursday night we waited in line and listened to stories of patrons who have followed this creative and talented chef throughout his career. The co-owner hostess managed the front end, brought us something to drink as we... More

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Manhattan Beach, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Located in a re-purposed mill, this restaurant has a very nice menu, good wait staff and fun atmosphere. The food was delicious and we were pleased with our oysters and crab cakes.

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Tucson, AZ
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Each year when we visited the Chestertown area, we enjoyed wonderful meals at the Blue Heron, and the Kennedyville Inn. My father loved celebrating his birthdays at those delicious and friendly places. I'm not sure whether he ever made it to Brooks Tavern and I'm glad. Four of us had looked forward to an excellent dinner and we were not... More

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Chestertown, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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