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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Perfect setting for a rehearsal dinner, family reunion or class reunion!

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
    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
Overlook the Tred Avon River

A casual place to dine with a nice water view atmosphere. Four of us went for dinner and all of us were pleased with our meals. Their cream of crab soup is delicious. I had a half Greek salad that was quite large. Each of us enjoyed our food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Jackie D
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Easton, Maryland
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Easton, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A casual place to dine with a nice water view atmosphere. Four of us went for dinner and all of us were pleased with our meals. Their cream of crab soup is delicious. I had a half Greek salad that was quite large. Each of us enjoyed our food.

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wendypalmer, Owner at Masthead Restaurant, responded to this review

Jackie- Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor! We are glad you all enjoyed your meals. The Cream of Crab is outstanding! We hope you will be back soon! We appreciate your business! Wendy Palmer Owner More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We love going to Masthead! My parents live in Easton, MD and always go to Masthead for a quick getaway to enjoy great seafood. Their crabcakes and cream of crab soup are delicious! And to make it even better, the view of the Tred Avon River is spectacular!

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wendypalmer, Owner at Masthead Restaurant, responded to this review

Donna- Thanks for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We are thrilled you enjoyed your crab cake and crab soup!! This year's menu is spectacular! We changed the crab cake recipe as of the end of last season, so we glad you give us a thumbs up! The view is stunning, we agree! Please come back and... More 

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

now to be fair I think they had only just opened for the season.....we will go back later in the summer and give them a second chance....the view is outstanding...we didn't sit at the bar so I can't comment on that and they were very friendly just SLOW service and the food was average for example I ordered steamed shrimp... More 

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wendypalmer, Owner at Masthead Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We are just opened, just about a month now, and we are training some new staff, so we are sorry your service wasn't up to par, but glad you noted friendly! We do have the best views in the area and the most spectacular sunsets you will ever... More 

chesapeake
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

It was Oxford Day on a cool, fresh-from-the-cleaners day. Throwing ourselves full tilt into the festivities works up a hearty Eastern Shore appetite. Hey, after witnessing the blessing of the dogs before their paws on parade, touring the museum, enjoying the library, house hunting, THEN the flagship Morris Street parade, isn't that time for culinary reward? Our selection, after our... More 

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wendypalmer, Owner at Masthead Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow! We loved your review!! Such a lovely write up for us on Oxford Day, which kicks off our season every year!! We are thrilled you enjoyed visit to our town and our restaurant! We are also thrilled that you felt so welcomed by all, including my mother, who was dining at the bar! The conch fritters are very special... More 

Farmington, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I spent a few days in oxford earlier this week staying at a nice b&b by the water. We came a little early and was not able to check in right away so they recommended we have a light lunch down the road at "pier street". This restaurant was a little tricky to find but we sure were glad we... More 

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wendypalmer, Owner at Masthead Restaurant, responded to this review

Michael- Thanks for taking the time to share about your experience at The Masthead! My all time favorite comment..."the staff wore smiles as if part of their uniform" made my year!! We always want our guests to feel welcome and we are glad you felt that and enjoyed your meal, view and service!! We look forward to seeing you on... More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We had a perfect anniversary dinner at the Masthead. My surf and turf (filet and crab cake) with sautéed vegetables were awesome. Our other meals were perfect also. Service was great and the view was spectacular. April 18, 2015.

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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 thrilled you enjoyed the surf and turf special! We always want our guests to leave here happy and will do whatever it takes! We all appreciate the review and look forward to seeing you again on your next visit! Wendy Palmer Owner More 

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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wendypalmer, Owner at Masthead Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow, what a fabulous review! I am thrilled you took the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor! We are glad you had such a fun time at your wedding!! My passion is throwing parties and your wedding was a party that I loved planning with you! Please visit us on your Anniversary so I can treat you to... More 

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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wendypalmer, Owner at Masthead Restaurant, responded to this review

Ok, so we know who your waitress was, just by your comments and we are glad to say she is not with us any longer. We are sorry you were not thrilled with the coconut shrimp, and I surprised because they are popular! Please let management know if you are unhappy with nay meal here as we have a 100%... More 

Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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wendypalmer, Owner at Masthead Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit, meal and service! So glad you enjoyed the coconut shrimp as it is one of the favorites! Also the crab soup is legendary! We are always thrilled when guests share their experience on trip advisor, it is a tremendous help to our business. thanks, Wendy Palmer Owner More 

Wye Mills, Maryland
Reviewer
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 106 W. Pier Street, Pier Street marina, Oxford, MD 21654
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Talbot County  >  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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