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

Old and feels like it. The restaurant is dark but not charming. The wood was really awful and on top of that, the service was bad. All in all, we came out very very depressed at having spent a lot for a terrible meal. In Oxford MD.

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The dinner was excellent and the restaurant was cozy and comfortable. The service was right on. You could choose to sit outside or indoors where it was cool.

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Dallas, Georgia, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was a unique tavern/restaurant in the quaint little harbor town of Oxford, MD. we ate a salad for lunch there, and it was all organic, very fresh. Then, we also went back for dinner and had drinks, flounder and veggies, and they were good also. The Inn is over 200 years old and was built by the Morris's who... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We had dinner and breakfast here while staying across the street. The atmosphere is lovely and the food was very good, but the crab cake, no longer the one James Michener raved about, is mis-labed as jumbo crab. The flavor was excellent but barely lump, much less jumbo. For $29, we expected more. Breakfast we outstanding and a great value... More

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

Thank you for visiting our Tavern so frequently during your stay in our charming and historic town. Absolutley delighted you enjoyed your experience and that our great staff looked after you you so well. Consistency is hard to achieve but we do strive for it. We are most grateful for the praise our crab cake usually receives (see previous reviews)... More

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I drove down to Oxford thinking that I hope I can find some outstanding seafood from the Chesapeake Bay. If you're thinking the same thing head straight to the dining room at the Robert Morris Inn. I started with perfectly fried oysters, followed by maybe the best crab cake I've ever eaten, and then my dessert selection was perhaps unorthodox,... More

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

Kind words and most generous comments, thank you so very much. We are blessed with wonderful local produce, at this time of year over any other and that makes it easier for us. We cook everything on premises and deligted our csutmers continue to enjoy our cuisine. Regards Mark & Ian More

Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Warm fresh baked bread with dinner and delicious breakfast options. You must try the eggs Benedict with lump crab. We went there as suggested by the Sandaway Waterfront Lodging (right across the streeet) which is where we stayed for our mini getaway.

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

Thank you so much for visiting our historic Tavern. This time of year is fabulous for outside dining as the temperatures have been so pleasant. Delighted you enjoyed your breakfast and we look forward to welcoming you back. Regards Mark & Ian More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

So I gave away the review....sat on the porch with a view of the water. Had an amazing crab cake - yes, it was $29.00--but it was full of crab meat, excellently prepared and presented. (other places charge this much for mediocre crab cakes). Dining companion had an equally tasty fish special. Dessert of Ailsa's chocolate carrot cake was more... More

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

What a wondefull review, thank you so much and for sharing with fellow travelers too. We use the best jumbo lump crab meat we can find and not much else. This year the crab numbers have been down so sadly the price has gone crazy but we are committed to trying to offer the best value we can. Regards Mark... More

Asheville, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Best crab cake in area. Delicious dinner on porch. Breakfast in tavern, also tasty with discount for Sandaway guests. Worth a visit.

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

Dear Charlie R Thank you for your kind words and generous comments. We are indeed blessed to be in such a warm and historic Inn on the water and in such a charming town. We do our best not to take any of this for granted and focus on great food and service. Best wishes Mark & Ian More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We ate outdoors for breakfast, which was scrumptious...and had dinner in the Tavern which was delicious!

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

Delighted you enjoyed your experience and thank you for joining us. At this time of year dining on our veranda overlooking the River is quite special. Regards Mark & Ian More

Sterling
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The Inn is located in Oxford, a very unique town near St. Michaels. As you go through town visitors notice the one gas station that says "Gas". The Inn itself is restored and is about one block from the water, where the Oxford-Bellvue Pedestrian Ferry loads and disembarks passengers. This is a huge restaurant and is air conditioned. Visitors can... More

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

Thank you for your kind words and generous comments and delighted you enjoyed your experience with us. Ours is a uniquely historic Inn in such a charming town, we enjoy sharing it with our guests. We are also blessed with a great team of staff who join us in thanking you. Regards Mark & Ian More

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