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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Scottish Fare was Delicious!

We attended Robert Burns Night for the first time - the food and the entertainment were great! Great place!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Brenda V
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Chestertown, Maryland
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Chestertown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We attended Robert Burns Night for the first time - the food and the entertainment were great! Great place!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is in a historic and beautiful old building. We had kids with us and they were very good with them and brought their meals out quickly (there was a kids menu). We were there on "curry night" but all we were told about the options was the different meats used and nothing about the flavours even after asking... More 

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Trappe, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

high end dinning at its very best. when you want to treat yourself or your love ,,this is the place ,they have a chef Charles I ate his food at other restaurants in the trappe area ,you always have a great meal from charles

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Thank Will L
Staunton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

We looked for another place for dinner because our room came with tea and breakfast, but the Inn was #1 on all the lists. After confirming that there would be crabmeat available for eggs benedict the next morning, I ordered the duck breast. My husband did not mind overdosing on crab and ordered the crab cake. Everything was excellent --... More 

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Thank 2fleurish
Clarksburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

As you drive off the ferry dock you can't miss the Robert Morris Inn on your left. I think the best time for stopping in here is when the weather permits dining outside and you can just relax and enjoy the beautiful view across the waterfront. The staff is friendly and attentive, the food is great. What more do you... More 

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

Dear Alan Many thanks for your kind comments following your visit to our Inn and Tavern. Outside dining is indeed a very special experience here with the views (like the Inn itself) little changed in 300 years. Oxford is a very unique town and we are pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to your return. Regards Mark and... More 

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I recently ate in the Robert Morris dining room. VERY EXPENSIVE and VERY DISAPPOINTING. Mediocre crab cake on minimal veggies for $31.00. I can get a jumbo lump crab cake and veggies that are amazing for less than half the price elsewhere. Also, the surface, starting with the woman that ran the front desk, was not remotely warm or friendly.... More 

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

Dear Rob Thank you for visiting our Tavern following your visit to Oxford. We are so disappointed you mentioned nothing whilst with us as we a desperately keen to please our customers. We only use local Jumbo lump Crab meat and this year the cost price has run at $2 an ounce. With respect, any establishment offering entree Jumbo Lump... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

For the first time in 43 years, I decided to engage someone else to execute some the cooking preparation for our Thanksgiving Holiday Dinner. Our family is filled with very discriminating and self- described FOODIES. Robert Morris Inn's Marc Salter, prepared sumptuous crabcakes with remoulade sauce and tasty vegetarian couscous and jalepeno stuffed mushroom appetizers that were fantastic!! The corn... More 

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

Dear Cheryl Thank you for entrusting us with such responsibility on such a special day. We are delighted you enjoyed the dishes provided and that we contributed to your wonderful day. We look forward to being of service again. Regards Mark and Ian More 

Oxford, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

I had drinks and light supper at the bar with friends the other night. The bartender, Chad, was superb. I have a food allergy and he very carefully instructed me what I could and could not eat, based on my allergy. He then made sure the kitchen was aware of my allergy so that there would be no cross contamination... More 

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Thank LHH223
Innspiration, Owner at The Robert Morris Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our Tavern and so pleased you continue to enjoy your experiences. We do have a wonderful team of staff, Chad certainly being one of the finest. Our staff as well as prospective customers enjoy reading of customer experiences, they join us in thanking you. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards Mark and Ian More 

New Castle, DE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We were recommended dinner here by the Sandaway Lodge. Had both our first night dinner here and breakfast. Great service, delicious, hot food!

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Thank Mickie5
Innspiration, Owner at The Robert Morris Inn, responded to this review

Dear Mickie Thank you for your kind words following your visits to our Tavern. We are supported by outstanding artisan producers and suppliers here on the Eastern Shore which makes our job more pleasurable and easier. We look forward to seeing you again when you return to Oxford. Regards Mark and Ian More 

Ocean, New Jersey
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

When you add their location, the look and atmosphere of the tavern, the food you will be hard pressed to surpass this experience. Just a great meal and time. have eaten here last 6 years.

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

Thank you for your generous comments following your visit to our historic restaurant with rooms. Ours is a unique location, with wonderful views and uniquely different being over 300 years old. Delighted you enjoyed your experience and look forward to welcoming you back. Regards Mark & Ian 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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