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Pope's Tavern at the Oxford Inn

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504 S. Morris St., Oxford, MD 21654
4102265220
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This restaurant is at Oxford Inn
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Set in a quaint 19th century inn overlooking the creek in charming Oxford...
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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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
beautiful dining room..good food....bartender was rude

the dining room is beautiful....has a french country old world flare about it....menu is small but it works.....food was excellent.....service in the dining room was excellent....we spent $200 and then we went to the bar for a night cap and were completely ignored by the female bartender....bar is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
TriziaC
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Hampstead, Maryland
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Hampstead, Maryland
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

the dining room is beautiful....has a french country old world flare about it....menu is small but it works.....food was excellent.....service in the dining room was excellent....we spent $200 and then we went to the bar for a night cap and were completely ignored by the female bartender....bar is small so it's not like she didn't see us sit at the... More 

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Charleston, sc
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Stopped in for lunch on Easter Sunday. Had a great flatbread pizza and really enjoyed sitting at the bar and looking at the boats. Would definitely recommend while in town!

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Bethesda, MD
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My wife and I each had two appetizers for our dinner. I had the fried artichokes and the flat bread pizza. She had the small Caesar salad and the fried calamari. All were very good. The creme brule was excellent. The wine list is short, but we found a nice fairly priced California Chardonnay that we enjoyed

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My wife and I stopped in friday night before easter to grab a small dinner. We ate in the bar area as we wanted a quick bite. The meal was outstanding and the staff so helpful. Everyone there staff and customers were like family and made us feel as welcome as you can for not knowing someone. The owner/executive chef... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Welcoming and attentive wait staff, extensive selection of wines, and handsome furnishings make this a pleasant place to spend a winter evening. Biggest complaint is that the chef seems to be a bacon fetishist, sneaking it in to many of the dishes, which is offensive to the palate of those who find it objectionable, overwhelming or merely unpleasant. Excellent cappucinos... More 

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Princeton and Charlottesville
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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 504 S. Morris St., Oxford, MD 21654
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Talbot County  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: 4102265220

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • 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.
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

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