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Masthead Restaurant

106 W. Pier Street, Pier Street marina, Oxford, MD 21654
410-226-5171
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Ranked #5 of 7 restaurants in Oxford
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Perfect setting for a rehearsal dinner, family reunion or class reunion!
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Perfect setting for a rehearsal dinner, family reunion or class reunion!
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English first
MD
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I love the view and the friendly wait staff but may stop going except for drinks. The food just isn't all that it could be. I'm a "local" and all I can think of as a reason for this is that the vacationers are transient. The owners' other restaurant is much better. I'd blame it on an "off" day but... More

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easton md
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

THi used to be a favorite. The tables outside are right on the water and it is wonderful to see the open water almost to the Bay. The building and docks are very run down. Some of that can be quaint but it has gone too far. Menu is interesting but things tend to be too salty. Sometimes we have... More

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Easton, Maryland, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a great dinner on the water. We were interrupted by a storm and we carefully placed out of the elements inside. Even with all the weather issues it was still great!

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My wife and I and 2 friends came across this place while riding bikes. The menu had a number of unique offerings and the food was good and reasonably priced. Get away from "Main Street" and try this place/

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

After 15 years, I'm returning to Oxford next week. There was a Masthead restaurant at the Marina. They served the best crab cakes I have ever tasted. I only hope the restaurant still exists and it's just as I remembered.

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wendypalmer, Owner at Masthead Restaurant, responded to this review

Yes we are still here in Oxford!! Looking forward to having you back!! Crabs have been great as are the crab cakes!! Just had one for lunch today! See you soon! Wendy Palmer Owner More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The dinner was ok...the greens in my salad didn't seem fresh, and the dressing was a little watery...second cup of dressing was better - the salad cost $15 or $16 so you would have expected more - the little crab balls were delicious. Not enough attention by the waitresses cause we needed more tartar sauce and dressing...but it was very... More

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wendypalmer, Owner at Masthead Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for sharing a review on Trip Advisor. We are sorry your Masthead Salad wasn't up to par, we do get fresh mixed greens in daily, so I am surprised to hear they weren't fresh, and the crab balls are dynamite, and the salad is an entree portion is priced accordingly. The house dressing is a corn vinaigrette... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This restaurant has many tables overlooking the water-west exposure so great for sunsets. its very casual and comfortable. We ate here twice-lunch and dinner-and pretty much enjoyed everything we ate-soft shell crabs, lobster mozzarella-basil sandwich-coconut shrimp-fish tacos.they have steamed crabs which we didn't try because they were running small being early in the season. Highly recommended.

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wendypalmer, Owner at Masthead Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the glowing review! We do have the best views and sunsets as well! So glad to hear all that you tried and you loved! I agree the soft crabs are sensational!!. We have so many new menu items this season that are a hit, it is hard to recommend to our guests. As you mentioned still early in... More

Baltimore, MD
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We make the trip to this restaurant as often as we can. The crabs have always been good when in season. When they are not great, the wait staff is very clear about what to expect, as they were this past weekend. We always try to sit outside on the deck where the view is wonderful. Great view, friendly atmosphere,... More

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wendypalmer, Owner at Masthead Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow- the ultimate Maryland dining experience in your opinion!! Highest praise we could ask for! I am thrilled that you have enjoyed a restaurant on many trips. We love when our guests take the time to share their experience on Trip Advisor. We hope to see you again on your next visit! Wendy Palmer Owner More

Gambrills
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

On the suggestion of a friend, we decided to travel to Oxford, MD on Saturday. Having been to St. Michaels a few times, we thought it would be similar. Although the town is blessed with a fantastic view of the bay, the restaurant left a lot to be desired. The place was at less than a quarter capacity, but we... More

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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 are sorry you were not greeted and served in the manner you deserved! I teach my staff that every guest that walks through our doors be welcomed and served as soon as possible. At the early part of the season we do run into nights that you described... More

Washington, D.C.
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Started the crab season by making my usual pilgrimage to Oxford for a soft shell crab sandwich with a Masthead draft by the water with my family. We have been coming here for years. We knew something was wrong when we opened the menu. It has changed, and not for the better. No more clam strips; no more onion paddles.... More

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wendypalmer, Owner at Masthead Restaurant, responded to this review

I am sure you have heard the phrase, " you can't please everyone". Well that is most definietely the case when it comes to menu planning. Last season, comments were too much fried food- so we have added fresher healthier options this year like the tuna tacos, the portabello sandwich and sides like the cucumber salad, all of which have... More

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