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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, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Simply delicious!

I had the assumption that because this restaurant had such a lovely porch area and was one of maybe 5 restaurants in town that the food would probably just be ok because that's all it had to be. Boy was I wrong! Everything was top notch. We split the spicy shrimp avocado salad app, which I could... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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NYC
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I had the assumption that because this restaurant had such a lovely porch area and was one of maybe 5 restaurants in town that the food would probably just be ok because that's all it had to be. Boy was I wrong! Everything was top notch. We split the spicy shrimp avocado salad app, which I could have gotten my... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I was in Oxford this past weekend for the Holiday- and stopped in to have dinner at the Inn and they had the most incredible white sangria I had ever had!!! Husband and I will be making a trip back just for the Sangria!!!

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Annapolis, MD
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

When we lived nearby we would often bike down to Oxford and enjoy breakfast at the Robert Morris Inn (RMI). Always beautifully prepared and presented food. We especially like the Belgium waffle (which is the best we've found outside of Belgium), the blueberry pancakes, and the tourist-inspired Eggs Benedict with the dollop of crab meat. One easy upgrade would be... More 

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Easton, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I took a friend to the Robert Morris Inn expecting outstanding food. I'll have to say, sitting on the front porch overlooking the Tred Avon River was lovely, but when the food came, it was very ordinary. The mixed greens were okay, but the fried oysters on top were small and they were overbreaded. I could hardly taste the oysters.... More 

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Truckee, California
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277 reviews 277 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

One of the oldest continuously operating inns in the US. Maybe since the late 1600's. Beautiful old historic inn located in an historic town near the water

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Host was rude , abnoxious and unprofessional . We left before even sitting down! Restaurant was almost empty on Mother's Day . No wonder!

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

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Tripadvisor. By this and other means we can ensure we are delivering the best service and experience to our valued customers, consistently. Over the course of Mother's Day we served over 400 customers, which is the busiest during our five years of ownership. There were very few gaps in the day and we... More 

Shepherdstown, West Virginia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My husband and I ate at the Inn twice, once for dinner and the next morning for breakfast. Dinner was wonderful, entrees were cooked perfectly and the service was outstanding. My husband had the crab cake, generous in size and flavorful. I had the duck, prepared a perfect medium, served with sautéed mushrooms and a dark savory/sweet sauce, with a... More 

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

Dear Leslie Thank you for returning to our Tavern and so pleased you enjoyed your dinner experience, and disappointed to read of your breakfast experience. It is hard to imagine that it is the very same teams responsible for both. Please accept our apologies. It was Oxford day and the town was packed and I suspect our server was overwhelmed... More 

Charleston, sc
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We stayed at Sandaway, making this place a very quick walk for a meal. The burger was great, and the service was excellent. Breakfast was also quite good.

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

Thank you for your kind comments and for sharing those with fellow travelers. We are just a block from Sandaway and we are both grateful and delighted to receive many guests from that fine establishment. In such a small unique and historic town as Oxford is, we all work very closely together to ensure a memorable experience. We look forward... More 

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Second time there for dinner and breakfast. Cannot express how great the food is. It adds up quick but the food is too good to care. Drinks are outstanding and the service is kind attentive and knowledgeable.

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

Hi Chris Many thanks for returning to our historic Inn and Tavern and we are delighted you continue to enjoy your experiences. We are lucky to have a great team as well as location and have passed on your comments. Thank you and we look forward to your return. Mark & Ian More 

Gloucester, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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

Thank you for your kind words and we are delighted you enjoyed your experience. Spring, Summer and Fall dining on the Terraces and Veranda overlooking the water is pretty special too. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again. 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)  >  Talbot County  >  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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