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Pope's Tavern at the Oxford Inn

504 S. Morris St., Oxford, MD 21654
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Ranked #4 of 7 restaurants in Oxford
Price range: $30 - $30
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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Annapolis, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 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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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 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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New Jersey
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The menu is reasonably short but has something for everything (except the veggie). We had the chicken and the filet of beef and both were very tasty. The beef was more expertly prepared. The chicken was just a bit over but still lovely. We also both had the BLT salad - just an iceberg wedge with thick cubes of bacon.... More

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York, PA
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We had a wonderful dinner here! My chicken breast stuffed with mushrooms and my husbands duck dinner were both just about perfect. And my description is not doing them justice, this is gourmet dining. The atmosphere is lovely, service very good.

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Reston, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant offers a varied menu as well as daily special offerings that are expertly prepared and served by an attentive wait staff. The dining room is tastefully decorated in an intimate setting, located next to a small but active bar. There's a good wine selection available by the glass or bottle. The desserts were delicious. We'd traveled to Oxford... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We recently visited Oxford, MD in early September and found it to be a friendly, attractive town. The dining highlight was Pope's Tavern at the Oxford Inn. Not cheap, dinner and two glasses of wine each for two people with tip was $150.00. Probably should have bought a bottle but wanted to try two different ones on the great wine... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

My wife and I went there for my birthday dinner. The place was rather small, but, the decor was as my wife would say, "Lovely." We both ordered the chicken marsala. The marsala was very good. The young lady who served the rolls was VERY nice! But, the main hostess was rather stiff. I'm not sure if it is a... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Our dining experience at Pope's Tavern was extraordinary - the Victorian era dining room and welcoming porch offered a great setting for our dinner. Our waitress Ashley was very friendly, offered helpful suggestions and she made us laugh and feel like we were her top priority.The rockfish ceviche with avocados was beautifully balanced, light and memorable. The sauteed chicken with... More

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I went there hearing that the Executive Chef, Lisa was voted as "best chef". I ordered a special of rack of lamb and asked it to be cooked medium. Chefs seem to have a problem these days with lamb or duck breast not fully being cooked. I was with another person who ordered a fish dish. Both came out at... More

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