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The Robert Morris Inn

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314 North Morris St, Oxford, MD
410 226 5111
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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
An Inspired Menu

What a delightful surprise to find such an inspired menu full of surprises! The Robert Morris restaurant has an informal elegance in this historic inn right across the street from the Chesapeake. We ordered the dinner special which combined a potpourri of unusual elements resulting in a most... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

What a delightful surprise to find such an inspired menu full of surprises! The Robert Morris restaurant has an informal elegance in this historic inn right across the street from the Chesapeake. We ordered the dinner special which combined a potpourri of unusual elements resulting in a most memorable meal! If I remember correctly, it was a barbecued short rib... More 

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alexandria, va
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It was lobster night and we did have the lobsters, even though were not, of course, local. Everything is very, very well prepared and served.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Had lunch on the porch. Terrific atmosphere as it overlooks the water/ferry station, and the thoughts of the historical figures that passed through the bar!! Greta lunch.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The food was good enough to keep going back, but not overdone or pretentious. Just the right tone for the small town of Oxford with a real local and comfortable feel.

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Bristow, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We enjoyed our breakfast on the patio yesterday 8/23/15. Delicious food and our service was wonderful. We'll be going back to try dinner next time through the area.

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Severna Park, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The setting is rustic and historic near the Tred Avon River in Oxford, Maryland. It is a quick hop off the Bellevue-Oxford Ferry. It is an old, relic with parts of the tavern nearly 300 years old. We got crab cake sandwiches which were tasty. Not a huge menu, but we left pleased.

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Elon College, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I only say surprise because when we arrived no one was there and I was worried there was a reason. Turns out it was just late arriving customers. The food was excellent, I had the seared tuna, which was the special and it was excellent. Everyone in our group enjoyed there entrees and the only change we would make would... More 

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buckeyelulu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We have eaten lunch and dinner here (sat outside). We are picky but everything we have ordered has been wonderful. We've had crab cake, salmon, steak, vegetables, potatoes. Everything was delicious. It far exceeded our expectations. The prices are average to expensive. Service can be a little hit and miss at times but the great food more than makes up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

When we called to make a reservation for a getaway weekend, my wife asked for a romantic table. Upon our arrival, we found a glass with fresh-picked flowers on our table! Right from the start our smiling server Cara L., made us feel special and welcome! The service was excellent, she was attentive, yet unintrusive and always showed up at... More 

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Oxford, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Have eaten at the Inn many times. Last night we took my brother and nephew. The food was outstanding. We enjoyed hand crafted cocktails. My Manhattan was perfect. Then on to dinner. We had the seafood platter that contained steamed shrimp, crab soup, crab cake, crab crostini, fried oysters and perfectly fried cod fish with a summer succotash vegatable dish.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 314 North Morris St, 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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