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The Robert Morris Inn

314 North Morris St, PO Box 40, Oxford, MD
410 226 5111
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Ranked #2 of 7 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $48
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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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Philadelphia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We enjoyed sitting outside having dinner one night and again outside for a breakfast. The inside seemed a little dark, but it was a beautiful couple of days when we were in Oxford, so sitting outside was the way to go. Dinner food was well prepared and service was very good considering our server had only been there a week.... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Historic Oxford's Robert Morris Inn is in a beautiful setting, adjacent to waterfront that is serviced by a ferry that transports cars/bikes/people to a location not far from also lovely St. Michaels. Each previous meal at RMI's restaurant was terrific and this time was no exception. We enjoyed crab rolls, a crab cake, a grilled chicken sandwich with avocado and... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Went for my hubbies birthday as a recommendation from a coworker. Hubby is a big Renn Fest fan and I thought he would enjoy the Celebration Package, and did he ever! The choreography was amazing and even the horses looked like they enjoyed the cheering. Food was way better than Renn Fest fare and served in large portions - big... More

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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139 reviews 139 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our party of 5 had a very good lunch over the Labor Day Holiday weekend. This Inn was built in 1710 and is a great place to have lunch or dinner. Great crab cake sandwich, chicken salad sandwich and cream of crab soup. Wait staff/bartender always friendly and accommodating .

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Ate dinner at Robert Morris Inn after an hour and half drive from Washington DC, and a short ferry ride of 20 mins. Trips to the eastern shore of Maryland take me back in time. The intermingling of the water scenes and the well kept, good looking houses remind me of paintings from the 18th century. I start expecting to... More

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

Dear Melih Y Thank you for your kind words and for sharing them with fellow travellers. We appreciate your return visits and will work hard to ensure we continue to meet your expectations. Regards Mark & Ian More

New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Beautiful historic dining room and bar, but who wants to be inside when you can sit outside with drop dead views of the Tred Avon. The food is excellent with the focus on local sources. So glad soft shells were available. Cream of crab soup is to die for.

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

Dear mgbeachbum Thank so much for visiting our Inn and so pleased you enjoyed your experience. We have had such a fantastic summer with mild warm days, perfect for outside dining. As you note we have three different areas to choose from and one great menu. Thank you again and we look forward to your return. Regards Ian More

Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Delightful atmosphere and wonderful food! We both had the seafood platter which was probably one of the best we've ever had! Highly recommend this restaurant.

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

Dear LizP1055 Thank you for your kind words, they are gratefully received and much appreciated. At this time of year the Seafood Platter is a particular favourite, made all the tastier because of the wonderfull fesh local produce we are able to get daily. Look forward to welcoming you back. Regards Mark & Ian More

Beaufort, SC
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247 reviews 247 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We really enjoyed our dinner at the Robert Morris Inn. The rockfish special was excellent as was the fish and chips dinner. The corn soup was out of this world. Service was good. It is a quaint venue, but we enjoyed it more than we expected.

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

Dear liveoak33 Thank you for visiting our ancient tavern and delighted you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back, when you return to our charming town. Regards Mark & Ian More

Valley Cottage, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We loved this restaurant - we were STARVING when we showed up after a long drive and they did not disappoint. The ambiance is fun and the food was DELICIOUS. We had the specials and chocolate carrot cake for desert. You probably can't go wrong with any entree here. We had fun sitting at the bar and will return when... More

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

Dear ElizabethTraveler Thank you for visiting our Tavern and delighted you enjoyed your experience. We never forget our food must be a feast for the body as well as eyes. We look forward to welcoming you back again. regards Mark & Ian More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was our second time dining at The Robert Morris Inn. It is very quaint and rustic inside. We dined on a Monday evening. I had the crab cake dinner which was good. Wife had the steak, not as good as she was expecting. Our previous visit we had breakfast and dinner there and it was wonderful. Definitely, worth visiting.

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

Dear USJC Thank you for returning to our historic Tavern, we appreciate your business. Delighted you enjoyed your evening though sorry to learn your wife's steak did not live up to expectation. Please do let us know at the time and we will happily repeat the dish or make amends to ensure her satisfaction. We look forward to your return.... More

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