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The Robert Morris Inn

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314 North Morris St, PO Box 40, Oxford, MD
410 226 5111
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Once the home of Robert Morris who gained fame as "Financier of the...
Once the home of Robert Morris who gained fame as "Financier of the Revolution". General and later President George Washington was a close friend and visited Robert Morris often. In more recent times author James Michener outlined his famous novel, Chesapeake here and fell in love with our renowned crab cakes.Now the Eastern Shore's most unique historic restaurant with rooms under celebrity Chef Proprietor, Mark Salter and Ian Fleming.Enter the Inn and step back 300 years: a pristine yet historic interior welcomes with timber beams, panelled walls and open fires in the cooler months. Through to Salter's Tavern featuring historic red brick walls and old slate floors, with magnificent fires in the cooler months and offering casual outside dining on our Terraces and Veranda during balmy warm summers.This is a truly historic Inn, cosy with a natural patina running through. Friendly, great cuisine and understated professional service.
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious country breakfasts

Eating in the tavern with a big fire in the fireplace was perfect for a cold snowy February morning. Good variety offered and plenty of hot coffee.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
zphyr94
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Gloucester, Virginia
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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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205 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Gloucester, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Eating in the tavern with a big fire in the fireplace was perfect for a cold snowy February morning. Good variety offered and plenty of hot coffee.

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Easton, Maryland
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

There are a lot of good items on the menu. The food is good. Not the best crab cakes on the Eastern Shore but good. Soups are excellent. The service is a problem. Long wait times to get your order, longer to get your check. And it wasn't crowded. Not a lot of staff, but it wasn't that busy. That... More 

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Innspiration, Owner at The Robert Morris Inn, responded to this review

Dear margarita200 Thank you for visiting our Tavern and delighted you enjoyed your dining experience. Sorry to learn of your service failings, when next visiting please do ask for either of us if you are not completely satisfied and we will remedy any concerns. We did recently add lighting to the Tavern but of course it is historic and original... More 

Lake Wylie, South Carolina
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Have to admit thought about going to other highly rated restaurants on repeat trip on this area (one year ago) but we had SUCH a good experience we decided to return! Overall not a disappointment! I had exactly same meal as last year (Crab Soup appetizer and Crab Cake entree) and it was perfect! Husband veered from prime rib (also... More 

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Innspiration, Owner at The Robert Morris Inn, responded to this review

Dear Peggy S Thank you for returning to our Tavern and very pleased that overall you enjoyed your experience. Our apologies for the dessert but pleased your server managed the situation effectively. We really want our customers to enjoy a great and relaxed experience so do empower our servers to take whatever action is appropriate at the point of delivery... More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Have had cream of crab soup all around the Eastern Shore of Maryland. This is by far the best I have had.....just excellent. The restaurant is located in a historic Inn in a very picturesque town on the Bay.

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Innspiration, Owner at The Robert Morris Inn, responded to this review

Dear Nancy V Thank you for visiting our in and delighted you enjoyed your experience. Cream of Maryland Crab Soup is one of these great standard bearer dishes you have to get right on the Eastern Shore. We do use more crab than most and enhance it with some Jumbo Lump as it goes out to the customer. We look... More 

Easton, Maryland
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A very historic property, on the Chesapeake Bay. Eat in the pub area or one of 2 more formal dinning rooms. Great burger and fries! Oysters. Dinner salads, soups.... Very nice selection on the menu. Excellent wine list. Local beer on tap. On a cold night, large fires warm the rooms.

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Innspiration, Owner at The Robert Morris Inn, responded to this review

Kind words indeed and thank you for visiting our historic Tavern. Delighted you enjoyed it so much and for sharing with fellow travelers. Best wishes. Mark & Ian More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Charming atmosphere, friendly staff. Loved that it was near where we were staying and that it was open. The fried oysters tasted like they had been made ahead and frozen. The crabcake was decent and a good size, but I've had much better for a lot less. The chef does vegetables well. The wine selection by the glass was meager,... More 

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Innspiration, Owner at The Robert Morris Inn, responded to this review

Dear xtex Many thanks for taking the time to visit our Inn during your visit to Oxford. As we are so blessed with great seafood produce here, we can assure you the oysters are fresh and not frozen and our prices are in line with this area, as a whole. We have ten wines available by the glass and others... More 

Newark, Delaware
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

good food, nice menu. good quality food and good service. Nice options on menu for seafood, beef and for vegetarians.

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Innspiration, Owner at The Robert Morris Inn, responded to this review

Dear leeann144 Thank you so much for visiting our Inn and we are delighted you enjoyed your experience. We are blessed with great produce here on the Eastern Shore and a re more than happy to please our vegetarian customers on an individual basis. Regards Mark & Ian More 

Annapolis, Maryland
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Returned to Robert Morris after a year and had another magnificent lunch. Enjoyed the Butternut Squash Soup and the Crab Spring Roll! Service was attentive and friendly.

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Innspiration, Owner at The Robert Morris Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for your many return visits, we appreciate your business and delighted you continue to enjoy your dining experiences with us. When the weather permits eating on our veranda overlooking the river is a pretty special experience. We look forward to welcoming you back. Regards Mark & Ian More 

East Brunswick, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We ate dinner and breakfast at the Robert Morris Inn. The food was superb. We ate inside for dinner and breakfast outside. If the weather is nice, you should eat outside. The food was superb but a bit pricey. Service was excellent as well.The waitress recommended a few places at ST. MIchael's that were excellent. It was a pleasure to... More 

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Innspiration, Owner at The Robert Morris Inn, responded to this review

Dear Wayne C Thank you for visiting our Inn and pleased you enjoyed your experience. Breakfast outdoors under our veranda overlooking the river is a special moment. We look forward to welcoming you back. Regards Mark & Ian More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Great food at reasonable prices. Old world charm with stone and wood atmosphere. Chef does a great job.

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Innspiration, Owner at The Robert Morris Inn, responded to this review

Dear Lynn P Thank you for your kind words, which say it all. Delighted you enjoyed your experience and thank you for sharing. Regards Mark & Ian More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 314 North Morris St, PO Box 40, Oxford, MD
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: 410 226 5111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 48
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Once the home of Robert Morris who gained fame as "Financier of the Revolution". General and later President George Washington was a close friend and visited Robert Morris often. In more recent times author James Michener outlined his famous novel, Chesapeake here and fell in love with our renowned crab cakes.Now the Eastern Shore's most unique historic restaurant with rooms under celebrity Chef Proprietor, Mark Salter and Ian Fleming.Enter the Inn and step back 300 years: a pristine yet historic interior welcomes with timber beams, panelled walls and open fires in the cooler months. Through to Salter's Tavern featuring historic red brick walls and old slate floors, with magnificent fires in the cooler months and offering casual outside dining on our Terraces and Veranda during balmy warm summers.This is a truly historic Inn, cosy with a natural patina running through. Friendly, great cuisine and understated professional service.

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