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Masthead Restaurant

106 W. Pier Street, Pier Street marina, Oxford, MD 21654
410-226-5171
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Ranked #6 of 7 restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Seafood
Description: Perfect setting for a rehearsal dinner, family reunion or class reunion!
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Description: Perfect setting for a rehearsal dinner, family reunion or class reunion!
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English first
Hagerstown, MD
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

This bay restaurant in Oxford used to be called Pier Street Marina. We have been going there almost once a year since we moved to Maryland 15 years ago. It is a long drive for us, but worth visiting the area to have crabs at their best, right on the bay with the sun setting. After the big storm that... More

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wendypalmer, Owner at Masthead Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We appreciate our guests sharing the good and the bad with us. It helps us to continue to improve our business. We have been in business in Oxford for 23 years. Sadly, we did lose our dock in front of the restaurant during Hurricane Sandy. The expense... More

York, PA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Sat on the water, server was attentive and quick. Always kept water glasses and iced tea glasses full. Food was served piping hot, and everyone said their meal was terrific. Large outside eating area.

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wendypalmer, Owner at Masthead Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind review! We appreciate you taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. It means so much to our business to hear how we are doing. We hope to see you next season! Wendy Palmer Owner More

York, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We took the ferry over to Oxford from St. Michaels specifically to have lunch at the Masthead. We ordered soft crab sandwiches and were disappointed that the soft shells were so small the bun was the meal. We were feeding the gulls when a waitress (not ours in fear of not getting a tip) came over and spoke to us... More

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wendypalmer, Owner at Masthead Restaurant, responded to this review

I have to respond to your review because our guests need to know we are very welcoming and friendly at The Masthead. I will start by telling you and our future guests that the seagulls are quite a nuisance, especially this time of the year. We have had many incidents where the gulls have taken food directly off a table.... More

Baltimore, MD
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We had our son and daughter in law's rehearsal dinner here a few weeks ago. Wendy could not have been more helpful or accommodating. I called her multiple time in the month before the wedding and she was always available to talk and make great suggestions. We rented a screen for a slide show and she took care of the... More

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wendypalmer, Owner at Masthead Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much!! We loved having your family and friends celebrate with us at The Masthead. Our goal for rehearsal dinners is to make sure you and your guests can relax and enjoy the evening!! So much planning goes into the wedding and everything that goes along with the wedding, so the night before there should be no stress,... More

Edison, New Jersey
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Friday night sailboat races in the summer a waterfront view and good seafood. Crab cakes or steamed crabs as big as dinner plates if you choose. fast service good for families.

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wendypalmer, Owner at Masthead Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your review on Trip Advisor! We are glad you enjoyed your experience at The Masthead! Hope we see you again next season! More

Federalsburg, Maryland
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

My wife and I have eaten here a lot however we will never go back. Our food & service was some of the worse I had in years. I got a soft crab sandwich that had 1 small crab then it came with fries as did my wife's sandwich that were old and nasty. We told our waitress and she... More

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wendypalmer, Owner at Masthead Restaurant, responded to this review

I am sorry you did not enjoy your visit to The Masthead. The soft shells season has been tricky, although recently we have received jumbos so one crab per sandwich is the portion. As for thr fries not being fresh and hot, you should have been offered fresh! Thanks for bringing your poor service to my attention. I would love... More

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

Stopped here on the way down to Cambridge. I wanted to check out the outdoor deck and tiki bar but Mother Nature was not cooperating that day. I shared the fish tacos and lamb sliders - both we're very good. Our server was very attentive and the food was delivered quickly. Next time we are by this way, we will... More

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wendypalmer, Owner at Masthead Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind review! I am glad you made the stop on your way to Cambridge! Not too many places have lamb sliders, so that special was well received that day! The fish tacos are a favorite on our menu! Also glad to hear you received great service! We hope to see you again on your next... More

Birmingham, Alabama, United States
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

Lovely views on the patio. I had the crab cake, which was good enough. Friendly casual atmosphere. Good for low key outing.

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wendypalmer, Owner at Masthead Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. We do have sensational views, and I am sorry your review of the crab cake wasn't as sensational! Good enough isn't good enough for me. I see you are from Alabama, maybe your next trip we can go for a round two and shoot for Sensational Crab Cakes!... More

Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We stopped here for a light lunch. We decided in the fish & chips $13.99 each, expensive for what we got, no coleslaw or roll shoestring fries, but the rockfish was very good other than that & the view it wasn't worth the stop.

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wendypalmer, Owner at Masthead Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We agree the view is beautiful! The open deck overlooking the Tred Avon offers every table a view. I am glad you enjoyed the rockfish. I am troubled with your comment regarding the value of the fish and chips, the serving offers 5 pieces of rockfish and shoestring fries... More

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Nice dockside restaurant. The place is huge with both indoor and outdoor dining. The fish tacos were very good, cooked perfectly with a mexican based salsa to complement the fish. The calamari was fair. Even though it came out hot, the batter did not stick and fell apart as you put it in your mouth.

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wendypalmer, Owner at Masthead Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a kind review on Trip Advisor. We are glad you made the trip across the ferry! It is such a quick trip from St. Michaels and Royal Oak. The fish tacos are always a popular item; so glad you enjoyed! I hope you will stop in again on your next... More

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