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Lemon Leaf Cafe

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337 High Street, Chestertown, MD 21620-1513
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the menu selections, to the portions, to the service our socks were knocked off. Apparently this was not a one off experience. I have a co-worker who eats here whenever he and his wife are in Chestertown and he voiced the same sentiments. Also, the innkeeper at the accommodations were my husband stayed overnight and the lady at the... More 

Thank paul0ftarsus
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

And so much more! We always take the eastern shore route from NJ to Annapolis or DC so that we can stop here for a refreshing lunch or dinner.

Thank Anna K
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great food and atmosphere. We loved the crab soup and crab cakes. We would definitely recommend it for lunch or dinner!

Thank Angela B
Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recently in Chestertown for the weekend, and ate lunch at the Lemon Leaf Cafe based on its #1 TA rating. Every once in a while you have a dining experience that is head and shoulders above even the best restaurants. This was our experience at the Lemon Leaf. First of all, it is very open and cheerful atmosphere.... More 

Thank VaBeneSRQ
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere is a little bit upscale at dinner time - nice shorts and nice shirt are good. Don't roll off the boat and head in for dinner. Nice warm bread to start with and rich flavorful blue cheese dressing on the side salad. Cream of crab soup was awesome and they even bring the sherry pepper sauce that reminded... More 

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United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, the lobster roll was our choice when we visited on a steamy afternoon in July. And it was a good decision. Lots of lobster, the perfect roll, just enough mayo to dress it, a tad of celery, and not much else. That's all it needs. The iced tea was refreshing. Only issues were that getting seated was slow, although... More 

Thank 1AnnieEliza
Newark, Delaware
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114 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have always enjoyed a weekend breakfast here in the past, but it appears that a little more oversight is in order. The service has always been excellent in the past (very slow this visit) and the food served hot (not the case this time) and the portions very sufficient (NOT the case this time). Everyone at the tables seemed... More 

2 Thank Vernon G
Kensington, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I ate here early on a Friday and enjoyed the apple cake that came in the bread basket very much. The server was pleasant and the food arrived quickly. I had the chicken and dumplings, which were pretty good, but not exceptional. The lemon dill salad dressing, a specialty of the restaurant that the server steered me... More 

Thank Holly D
Pinehurst, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at the Lemon on July 4 evening. They were slammed. Our wait server was right on doing a great job. JR was in the kitchen helping the chef. No one expected the restaurant to be so busy on 4th of Jul,y but it was and the staff did a great job managing the crowd. The food is excellent,... More 

Thank didgek56
Hanover, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by on Friday afternoon for a late lunch. There were only a few customers in the restaurant, and were seated quickly. That was the high-point of their service. The best way I can describe the service was 'apathetic'. Our server acted quite disinterested in us as customers, never offered to re-fill our water and generally seemed bored. There... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Soups, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 337 High Street, Chestertown, MD 21620-1513
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Chestertown
  • Phone Number: 443-282-0004

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?