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Pope's Tavern at the Oxford Inn

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504 S Morris St, Oxford, MD 21654-1315
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Great meal - great value! Had an early Sunday dinner that was very well prepared. Creative, fresh, well presented food. Rockfish was perfectly cooked, pork with sweet potato tater tots was amazing. The crab was clearly true Maryland crab (you can tell by the color and taste) Homemade peach pie was delicious. $99 very well spent - apps, drinks, entrees... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

i cannot state enough how absolutely wonderful i found this restaurant to be! we had an absolutely amazing time and it was a wonderful kick-off on our way to a weekend in ocean city. the restaurant is about 20 minutes out of the way on our route and so worth going to that i think we are coming back next... More 

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Kilmarnock, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This was the second restaurant we visited in Oxford and our dining experience was a good one. We were worried that we were the only ones in the dining room, but did hear some voices coming from the other side of the bar area so assume others were present. The menu is quite limited and that could be a challenge,... More 

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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We were a group of ten and made reservations. We were seating "behind the velvet curtain" in our own private room. The food was fantastic. Crab souffle was great, soft shell crabs were very good. Service was par. The restroom needs some serious updating.

Thank cswbkw
Easton, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Popes was a favorite waterman's watering hole while Mr. Pope ran it. It has been successfully transformed into an upscale neighborhood restaurant with an eclectic menu. Someone went to France to learn how to do duck breasts! The best.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

We have eaten at Pope's on several occasions and have always enjoyed our visit. Great Pub food in a quaint relaxing atmosphere. One of Oxford's best venues !

Thank surferboyMaryland
Royal Oak, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

As always, brusque and indifferent service. Great duck, after that, disappointed. Husband made out ok. Nice oyster rockefeller soup. Ok fried oysters. Dreadful steak salad. No one cared that I did not eat my dinner. Sav Blanc ice cold for my husband. No one asked if I wanted another drink.

Thank Kate M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

This was a lovely surprise in Oxford. The service was excellent and great attention to detail. Warm bread and lovely roast garlic clove in the herby oil dip was a good first impression! The swordfish special was excellent with asparagus that was beautifully cooked, so often it can be overcooked. The smoked salmon risotto was excellent, no soggy rice here,... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We stayed at the inn for our anniversary and enjoyed ourselves. The wait staff were friendly and helpful, definitely busy, but not too busy to be friendly. We met friendly people at the bar. The small dining room makes it feel cozy. We enjoyed our meal, but nothing stands out. The menu was rather limited, but with good choices. Overall,... More 

Thank honour a
Newark, Delaware
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

I was celebrating my wife's birthday so I called and made a reservation here. The lady who answered the phone was very pleasant and said that she only had a couple of tables near the bar because all of the other tables were reserved and that they were going to be very busy. (While there I heard her say the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Pub
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 504 S Morris St, Oxford, MD 21654-1315
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Talbot County  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: 4102265220
  • This restaurant is at Oxford Inn
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 ernest New American 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.

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