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“Best Crab Cake Ever!”

The Robert Morris Inn
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Ranked #2 of 7 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $48
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best Crab Cake Ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

We had an early dinner and I ordered their Jumbo Crab Cake. It was awesome! So full of crab meat that we're not sure how they held it together to cook it. Delicious and succulent. My wife's salmon was also delicious and the appetizer of Panko Crusted Fried Oysters was equally wonderful. The Smith Island layer cake was fresh and tasty. A great meal within walking distance of the Sandaway Waterfront Inn.

Visited May 2013
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Innspiration, Owner at The Robert Morris Inn, responded to this review, May 25, 2013
Wow . . . fabulous comments . . thank you so much. It does help that we get such awesome produce on the Eastern Shore and my ninteen-year relationship with suppliers ensures I get the best of the crops. We look forward to seeing you the next time you visit Oxford.
Regards
Mark & Ian
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Saint Michaels, Maryland, United States
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Always a great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

Mark Salter is a terrific chef who offers a superb menu. I knew him from the Inn at Perry Cabin in St Michaels and he and his partner Ian Fleming (Scottish) have done a tremendous job in their concept. They are always on hand to check your dining experience and I would recommend it to everyone. The Christmas Day lunch was a delightful experience.

Visited January 2013
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Innspiration, Owner at The Robert Morris Inn, responded to this review, May 25, 2013
Many thanks for your generous words and kind comments, we so appreciate those and your business. We are fortunate to be supported by a wonderful team, located in an iconic building in such a warm and historic town. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Mark & Ian
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Phoenix, Maryland
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

My husband and I ate dinner and two breakfasts here while staying at the Inn. When we entered for dinner, the restaurant was nearly empty, but we were asked if we had a reservation (we did not). Several parties came in while we were eating, but the tables were never all full. Dinner was very good (I had the crab cake), but I thought the vegetable portions were very small (~3 small asparagus spears, and 3 tiny red potatoes cut in half). I WILL say the grilled asparagus were out of this world! Sure wish the serving had been more generous. My husband's iced tea looked like water with a drop of yellow food coloring. It was the weakest tea we had ever seen! We asked the waiter to bring stronger tea, which he did, but it wasn't much better. He gave some excuse about using family-sized tea bags for brewing and that's why it was so weak. Nice try, but we all know that leaving the tea bag in longer will make a better glass of tea, so the iced tea was a big disappointment, and not worth the money. Breakfasts were very good...excellent coffee (much stronger than the iced tea), delicious fresh fruit, French toast, and omelettes. A request about whether the restaurant had Egg Beaters (which they did not), was accommodated with the offer of making an egg-white omelette, which was quite good. Service was good on all occasions. Those staying at the Inn are given an allotment of $18 per person for breakfast, which can be used toward items off of the breakfast menu. Our breakfasts were quite hearty, and both days we stayed under the allotment. Definitely worth a visit, both for the good food and the ambiance of an old tavern.

Visited May 2013
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Innspiration, Owner at The Robert Morris Inn, responded to this review, May 25, 2013
Dear Jean
Thank for visitng the Inn and for your reveiw also. Delighted that overall you enjoyed your stay and I will certainly consider your points over the portion sizes. We do have a great team at The Inn and we are pleased the staff listened and responded to your requests.
We look forward to seeing you again.
Regards
Ian
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cambridge,maryland
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“CRAPPY SERVICE”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Sat outside to have cocktails before our dinner reservation. Got served our first round and NEVER saw our server again!! My husband went inside to pay for our drinks and complain. What did the bright hostess/server do?? Gave us our bill and NEVER apologized or tried to fix the problem. What a shame! The Chef is awesome! Unfortunately he has to deal with people that have been hired there and that really don't care.

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Innspiration, Owner at The Robert Morris Inn, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Unsure about the language and tone of your review but we want to be respectful. We do thank you for visiting our Inn and for sharing your views with fellow travellers. One of us (owners) is of course the Chef and we both select and work with the entire team. We stand behind them when the need support and we mentor and work with them when they need development. We would ask readers to read all reviews, from all sources and then decide if we are worth visiting. We are both very good listeners and our team really are keen to please, so do ask for either of us by name if you are not happy, at any point.
Regards
Mark & Ian
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Pensacola
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Seafood is the word”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

Crab soup and crab entrée both the real thing. Friendly service eager to please. Cozy feel in spite of being large rooms.

Visited April 2013
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Innspiration, Owner at The Robert Morris Inn, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Thank you for your kind words and generous comments. So pleased you enjoyed your experience and we are truely blessed on the Eastern Shore, with amazing artizan producers and world beating seafood, corn, peaches and asparagus!
Regards
Mark & Ian
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