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Set in a quaint 19th century inn overlooking the creek in charming Oxford, an "Eastern Shore Gem" is what Zagat and others call Pope's Tavern at the Oxford Inn. Come and enjoy Chef/Owner Lisa MacDougal's New American small plates fare showcasing the season's finest ingredients. Sample our hand selected wine list featuring 100 boutique wines, including many by the glass. Whether you choose the cozy dining room, the intimate private dining room, the waterviews from the porch or the comradery of the bar, Pope's Tavern promises to deliver a great dining experience. And, don't forget to ask about our lodging and dining special packages.
PRICE RANGE
$6 - $20
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Wine Bar, Gastropub
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Free off-street parking, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed December 14, 2019

We have been going there from time to time for years whenever we want a fine meal and good service in a relaxing setting. Tonight was right on as usual. One dish was chicken Marsala, very good and a nice presentation. Mine was a down...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 23, 2019 via mobile

We’ve been coming to Pope’s Tavern for many years, as we keep our boat across the way at Oxford Yacht Agency whenever we’re in town. A dinner and drinks at Pope’s Tavern is always a much-anticipated event and a happy part of our visits to...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed July 8, 2019 via mobile

The two of showed up for an early dinner. The tavern in within the inn, and it is charming inside and out. The bar was busier on this school night. Service was attentive and friendly. Grilled octopus with both harissa and saffron sauces was great...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

A historic hotel and restaurant. The ceiling in the restaurant bar was amazing. The food was tasty making it a great place to dine.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed June 1, 2019 via mobile

New chef, new menu! All great. Small plates and flatbreads. Lovely place as you enter Oxford. Large wine menu and good beers on tap. Tried the tuna, gnocchi, crab cake and lobster Mac n cheese. All very good. If you have a small appetite, some...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 26, 2019

Thanks so much Pope's Tavern for a wonderful dining experience. We had traveled a couple hours after a full day of work and though it was late we were hoping for a good meal. When we arrived, we were informed that the kitchen had just...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed March 30, 2019 via mobile

The small plate menu was perfect & delicious!! The service was great. Sandra (our waitress) was so helpful & courteous. The tofu fries were sooo good. Her suggestion & a great surprise. A must stop place when in Oxford👍

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

Lisa is a wonderful chef. Everything we had we loved. We had actually made reservations for New Years dinner at the historic Robert Morris Inn, which is fantastic in its own right, but after eating at Popes Tavern the first night we decided to return....More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed November 25, 2018

I have dinner at Pope's Tavern several times a year and it's always delicious, and what I appreciate is the fact that the staff remember me and what I like! Highly recommend!

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

This was out second trip to both Oxford and Pope's Tavern. The service was excellent (including a chat after dinner with the owner about their wines) and the seafood was very good. Their wine list is very good for a small restaurant and you can...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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