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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
I was in cheese grits heaven!

This lovely restaurant is just a block away from the Sandaway Bed & Breakfast who they partner with to give guests of the Inn a 20% discount on breakfast. I ordered the French toast with fresh strawberries, old Bay potatoes and the stone mill grits with cheese and enjoyed every single bite! The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
kimbali00
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This lovely restaurant is just a block away from the Sandaway Bed & Breakfast who they partner with to give guests of the Inn a 20% discount on breakfast. I ordered the French toast with fresh strawberries, old Bay potatoes and the stone mill grits with cheese and enjoyed every single bite! The Old Man had an omelet and he... More 

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We loved that this lovely inn was just a few steps away from our hotel. We had the best servers on Monday night...Joey and Zach. They did everything they could to make our dinner enjoyable. Joey had great recommendations and he was spot on! My steak was perfect! My husband's lamb was perfect. Julia( if it's Julie...I am so sorry... More 

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

What great comments, thank you so very much. Our wonderful staff enjoy reading those too, it motivates them greatly. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience and look forward to welcome you back. Regards Mark & Ian More 

Stafford, Virginia
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The food was exceptional and maybe it was the combination of a great breakfast, outdoors surrounded by flowers, looking at the river, listening to the waves and the birds. Whatever the reason, it was fantastic. The fact that it came free with the room...well, what more could a traveler ask for.

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

Thank you for visiting our historic Inn. Breakfast on our Veranda is indeed one of life's little pleasures, particularly when the weather it is great spring weather. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back at some future time. Regards Mark & Ian More 

NYC
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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

Thank you for your kind words and generous comments, we are delighted you enjoyed your experience with us. We are indeed most fortunate to enjoy such an incredible location and have wonderful staff but as you note, we do not take that for granted. We do our best to produce really tasty meals from great local produce, letting the natural... More 

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

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

Kind words, thank you. Our bartenders do make great cocktails and appreciate your comments too. We trust you enjoyed your food also and look forward to your return. Regards Mark & Ian More 

Annapolis, MD
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 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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Innspiration, Owner at The Robert Morris Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and for sharing with fellow travelers. Spring really is a wonderful time as our buds flower, the days become longer and warmer and the river starts its season. No greater place to enjoy this than our veranda. We look forward to your return. Regards Mark & Ian More 

Easton, Maryland
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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Innspiration, Owner at The Robert Morris Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our Inn and that you enjoyed the setting and service. We too are disappointed you did not enjoy the food, it is the center piece of our customer experience. We would implore customer to let us know as soon as you ar not satisfied and you will be pleased by how far we will go to... More 

Truckee, California
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285 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 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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Innspiration, Owner at The Robert Morris Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and yes we are the oldest operating full service Inn in the USA. Riverview House in 1700 and a full service Inn from 1800. We look forward to welcoming you back., Regards Mark & Ian More 

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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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

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Address: 314 North Morris St, PO Box 40, Oxford, MD
Phone Number: 410 226 5111
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Talbot County  >  Oxford
Average Prices: USD 16 - 48
Cuisine: American

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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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