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Pope's Tavern at the Oxford Inn

504 S. Morris St., Oxford, MD 21654
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Ranked #2 of 7 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
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Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Set in a quaint 19th century inn overlooking the creek in charming Oxford, an "Eastern Shore Gem" is what Zagat and others call Pope's Tavern at the Oxford Inn. Come and enjoy Chef/Owner Lisa MacDougal's ernest New American fare showcasing the season's finest ingredients. Sample our hand selected wine list featuring 100 boutique wines, including many by the glass. Whether you choose the cozy dining room, the intimate private dining room, the waterviews from the porch or the comradery of the bar, Pope's Tavern promises to deliver a great dining experience. And, don't forget to ask about our lodging and dining special packages.
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English first
Beaufort, SC
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247 reviews 247 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We had high expectations for Pope's Tavern. Unfortunately, the salt shaker intervened. Someone needs to take away the chef's salt shaker. The food was almost inedible. The hanger steak was overcooked and grey; the veal might have been good if it had not been too salty. Service was only fair. The server was overworked and wanted to make sure we... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were staying in Oxford, MD and read that the Pope's Tavern Inn was a great place to dine. We made a reservation for 7pm. You had the option of being picked up by a antique looking (1930's) car, which was a very novel attraction. We walked instead. In short, the dinner and service were excellent. I had the seared... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

You have to eat at Pope's Tavern while in Oxford. The food and service are great. The variety of food will satisfy everyone in your party. If you are staying locally please asked to be picked up in the English Cab!

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Freeland, MD
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Fabulous food, friendly wait staff, great atmosphere. The chef definitely has a handle on the use of herbs and sauces.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I accidentally posted this review on the wrong restaurant. At Pope's Tavern in May, ambiance was lovely in this quaint Inn. Service was impeccable and the were very eager to please. Mezzo platter to start was very tasty and plenty foe two to share. Husband had the steak salad which was crisp and loaded with perfectly cooked meat. Skate dinner... More

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New York, NY
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Great food, incredible accommodating service, friendly staff ... Just amazing. And they suggested we take in the sunset just around the corner!

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Easton, Maryland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

My husband and i ad a delightful dinner at the restaurant at Pope's Tavern at the Oxford Inn, Oxford, MD last weekend. It was not a very nice evening weatherwise but inside was warm and welcoming. our meal was delicious (check the menu on their website) and the ambiance was superb.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Seeking someplace special for an anniversary is always a daunting task. We heard about Pope's Tavern and, not having visited Oxford for years, decided to take the leap. Pope's Tavern is a a very attractive venue on the first floor of the Oxford Inn. The room is divided into a dining room located to the left of the bar counter... More

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Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We love Pope's and have been coming to Oxford via sailboat for years - this is always our favorite stop! The chef, manager, staff, and food are all excellent and they go out of their way to accommodate you - even coming one very HOT summer day to pick us up via the "Pope Mobile" which is an old British... More

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Hammonton, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

The resturant is housed inside a historic building. The charm of the dinning room added to the atmosphere. Yes, the main menu is short but they offered at least 5 specials. I choose a special, rockfish which I have never had before. The fish was excellent. My husband ordered steak(he always does), which was more done then he usually orders... More

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