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106 W. Pier Street, Pier Street marina, Oxford, MD 21654
410-226-5171
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Perfect setting for a rehearsal dinner, family reunion or class reunion!

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazing view, incredible staff, excellent food!

My now husband and I had our wedding reception here in late September and it was the best decision we have ever made. Having attended countless weddings with mediocre food at big, empty venues we decided to make food the focal point of our reception and celebrate outside on the river at sunset. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2014
RaeM85
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Reisterstown, Maryland
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  • Reservations
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Reisterstown, Maryland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My now husband and I had our wedding reception here in late September and it was the best decision we have ever made. Having attended countless weddings with mediocre food at big, empty venues we decided to make food the focal point of our reception and celebrate outside on the river at sunset. We couldn't have planned it more perfectly.... More 

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Newark, DE
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We went here twice- once in July and once yesterday in august. Both times we were sat in the same spot outside with the same awful waitress. I'm not sure what her name was but she definitely didn't seem like she wanted to be there. The first time I came I ordered the coconut shrimp and am pretty sure they... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We expected very casual dining but were very pleasantly surprised with the good food and service. The location is amazing - our table was right by the water - beautiful view of the sunset. The crab soup was some of the best we've ever had! I had the fish and chips; the fish was very fresh and not greasy. My... More 

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Wye Mills, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Though we normally only come for the best view and sunset on the eastern shore Maryland plus a drink, we decided to order some of their dishes. The first was a $12.99 crab dip appetizer that allegedly was to contain crab but you couldn’t see it past the cream cheese and old bay seasoning. And to add to the disaster... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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
65 reviews 65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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
46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 106 W. Pier Street, Pier Street marina, Oxford, MD 21654
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: 410-226-5171

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

Perfect setting for a rehearsal dinner, family reunion or class reunion!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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