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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
Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

We weren't sure what to expect from the mixed reviews but a couple staying at the same B&B recommended we give it a try and we are glad we did. First let's be clear, as the manager has noted in response to some posts - this is a very casual, outdoor space by a marina so why would you expect... More

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Hawthorne, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Had the vegetable crab soup and the crab twins sandwich. Soup was delicious lots of crab and veggies in a flavorful broth. Two crabs cakes on English muffin halves with melted Swiss Cheese. Melts in you mouth. My wife had the Carribean salad with coconut shrimp. Also a winner

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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 are glad you enjoyed the Maryland Crab Soup and the Crab Twins. They are both popular items on our menu. Please share with your friends!! We appreciate your business! Thanks again! Wendy Palmer Owner More

Olney, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The Masthead has great water views (open air and you sit right by the water). It is very casual and low key and it was right next to the dock where we were boarding a skipjack for a sail on the Tred Avon River. Great place for casual dining if you're in the Oxford or Easton areas.

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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 glad you found the open deck with the great views appealing! We do have the most fabulous sunsets! We hope you will be back soon! Wendy Palmer Owner More

Easton, Maryland
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Yes, you're on the water but the view from most of the outdoor tables, are of the run down dock. The outdoor picnic tables with the stapled vinyl table covers are not very inviting. We haven't been here for a couple of years but in the PAST, the crab balls were delicious, moist and full of crab. This time, the... 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. I first want to apologize for your service, I agree you should have been told of the specials and the server should have been more attentive. I must correct your statement about the dock, because we do not have one. The dock was destoyed by Hurricane Sandy and we... More

MD
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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wendypalmer, Owner at Masthead Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor! I am glad you love the view and the friendly wait staff! Sorry the food isn't for you. Please let us know what you would like to see on the menu. We have tried many approaches through the years and this season we added many healthier options... More

easton md
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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wendypalmer, Owner at Masthead Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. Sorry we are not your favorite any longer, but we are certainly always working to be so!! First, you mentioned our view and the view is most definitely our best attribute! The tables right on the water as you said, so everyone has a view! As for the dock,... More

Easton, Maryland, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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wendypalmer, Owner at Masthead Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. I am thrilled you enjoyed your meal. Of course summer storms can force our guests indoors, and fortunately we can provide a comfortable dining alternative inside with air conditioning for those hot summer nights! We hope to see you again soon! Wendy Palmer Owner More

Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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wendypalmer, Owner at Masthead Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind review on Trip Advisor. We are glad you found us on your bike ride! We are also glad you enjoyed your meal!! Hope to see you on your next trip to Oxford! Wendy Palmer Owner More

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

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