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Pope's Tavern at the Oxford Inn

504 S. Morris St., Oxford, MD 21654
4102265220
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Ranked #4 of 6 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
Princeton and Charlottesville
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is a lively bistro with a somewhat Provencale-inspired décor. The food is well prepared if not exactly leading edge. The short ribs are a standout, and I hear that the crab cakes are also a strong dish. Overall a nice small town dining spot.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We were in Oxford for a few nights and had dinner at the Tavern. It was a pretty restaurant with good food and service. If you are in the area, it is definitely a good choice.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Loved everything...Staff took a little warming up...but once they did...the service was great! Large portions...so be hungry!!!

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Food was merely ok. Likewise service. We were seated by a vent which was less than comfortable. Crabcake did not measure up to the Robert Morris Inn Restaurant. Skimpy portions.

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SLC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We were staying in the B&B so decided to try the restaurant for dinner simply because it was convenient. We had a great meal, so good we want to go there again. Very fresh food, an extensive wine list, and a good variety of selections made for a special evening. The owner is a character and fun to visit with.... More 

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Beaufort, SC
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270 reviews 270 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Pope's Tavern at the Oxford Inn

Address: 504 S. Morris St., Oxford, MD 21654
Phone Number: 4102265220
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Oxford
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American

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