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The High Spot
The High Spot
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The High Spot Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thehighspotgastropub.com
  • Email: info@thehighspotgastropub.com
  • Phone: (410) 228-7420
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 11a.m. - 11p.m.
    Friday - Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub, American, British
  • Executive Chef: Patrick Troy Fanning
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We can Cater to your needs! Tell us What you would line and we can accommodate!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Poplar Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Downtown parking is plentiful!
A word from The High Spot
Classic GastroPub with strong emphasis on "Locavore" concept of farm to table and using only local merchants and food providers.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "We took a chance on this gastropub & were pleasantly surprised! They have a loooong beer list & happy hour is all day on Sunday. My family & I dined on the chicken Chesapeake, filet mignon, and bangers with beer cheese & mash...all was exquisite! We will definitely return! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "nice evening in Cambridge. Will let our friends know."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Locals and referrals from the Hyatt Resort come here. Imaginative food, changes seasonally. Seafood is very fresh and well prepared. There are plenty of other dishes for those who prefer meat or vegetables."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The High Spot is a great spot for any occasion. My wife and I both love the food, atmosphere, and the always excellent staff!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This restaurant wants to be good and trendy in a small town, but it forgot to focus on the main point...the food. Food was dry and overlooked and all sauces were runny. Only good thing was the price of a bottle of wine for $22. Would not return and would not recommend."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We had a late lunch/ early dinner. My hamburger special with goat cheese great. Homemade FFs a plus. Husband's crab cake off the menu also a winner. Would definitely eat there again on a future visit."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Our server was wonderful. However the crab cakes left a lot to be desired. Very fishy flavor."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We took my son and two of his 13 year old friends or my son's birthday. We really enjoyed the food but we were sat in the bar and it was way too loud. We could not not even hear each other talk."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We noshed on many delicious appetizers. All of our bites had great attention to detail and they were amazingly savory. This is our new favorite spot.. The staff were kind, swift, and quite efficient. It was a quick turn off of Rt. 50."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "For a sleepy town nestled along the banks of the Choptank River, the dining experience was an amazing surprize.. Truly ranks the best for a Valentines dinner memory."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great place for friends and for families. Fried buffalo oysters terrific. Something for everyone. Was our secret go-to place...now others have discovered it too. Sunday all-day 1/2 priced specials can't be beat!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Wife and I have had occasion to dine here on a regular basis. It is one of her favorite spots. Will note that while the company and crowd still is vibrant the service on this visit was a tad slow. (And we do not blame our waitress as she came by - several times - to let us know "this or that" was on the way or would soon be at our table.) The orders were not out of the ordinary but a sense of the restaurant "not being ready" was very apparent. (It was Valentine's Day Weekend so perhaps in this is a reason.) To the slow service - I am guessing the kitchen was overwhelmed and perhaps understaffed) the food quality was less than I expected. The Steak Diane had several pieces of meat that were more fat and grizzle than actual meat."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had heard about this restaurant and were very excited by the menu. We had wonderful Lobster Bisque which was the special. I had the crab cake which was average - lots of filler. My husband had a philly cheesesteak special but the the steak was whole, not shaved as expected, and quite chewy. The bar menu looked great and we will try again for dinner next time we're in Cambridge. Nice window view of the street traffic."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Upon arrival for our reservation we specifically asked our waitress for a table in the dinning room. She consulted her manager at the desk, who without consulting a table chart or computer, instantly said, "No!" Ok... fine. Within 15 minutes of our arrival, another couple arrived without reservations. They were apparently friends of the manager, because she greeted them by name, telling them she was sure she could get them in... and escorting them to the dining room. Of course I had to go take a look just to satisfy my curiosity, and sure enough the were seated comfortably in the dining room. All evening we watched is amazement as other patrons without reservations were taken to the dinning room. What gives?"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I had the sea bass special. The very best thing I've eaten in such a long time. I woke up thinking about it. I hope they add it to the menu. Our waitress was great. Love the beer selection."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We arrived early and our table wasn't ready...BUT there was about 6 tables in the front dinner room with no one sitting at them!! I understand we had arrived early than why didn't the hostess (older woman) accommodate us with a different table at first.... She had told us we could sit at the bar until our table was ready!! A different hostess (younger girl) offered us another table about ten mins afterwards."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The food is good and you won't break the bank as long as you don't get too crazy on the drinks. We had local Rockfish which was outstanding. A friend ordered short ribs but didn't care for them. I think he jus ordered the wrong thing for his tastes."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "lengthy beer list, inspired meal interpretations using local ingredients. 5 yrs ago, such an approach would not have worked in low-income cambridge, but I regularly see folks from 30 miles away in there - it's worth the trip. I hope it is doing well because we eat there a lot."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Great place to meet..can be noisy when it is full. Very good food, friendly service..would go there again"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We have tried all the local restaurants and The High Spot has the best food and service plus the cost is no higher than their competition. If you haven't tried it you must. Seems like a lot of places are either family style cooking or at the other end of the spectrum and very fancy. There is something on the menu for everyone's taste here. We have dined there 3 times now and been very pleased every time."
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "There other restaurant "Stoked" has much better tasting food."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "We love The High Spot and it's sister restaurant Stoked. We dine here an average of once a week or more. It's great for lunch with friends, dinner with my husband and the service and the food are both wonderful and more on an upscale level. Always a different twist on our favorites!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "My mom and I dined here for New Years Eve and they had a great special for 2 for only $95 - it was fantastic food, great price, and the atmosphere is really cozy. I love this place!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "One can't go wrong with the High Spot as a dining destination. The food is very good, the selection of beer and wine is amazing, and the ambiance is something quite fine. It's easy to eat cheaply at the High Spot (considering one is eating high quality food) and it's a fun spot. There are all sorts of interesting things to order which makes it an enlightening experience as well."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Wow - this was a disappointment after the reviews we read. The service was indifferent - we almost left after standing around for 15 minutes before anyone asked about our reservation. And there was no one waiting and tables open! After being seated, it was another 15 minutes before the server appeared. The fried cod was burnt, the salmon salad was meh. The topper was the peanut butter cookie on my son's plate - too bad about his nut allergy! When I mentioned this to the waitress she shrugged and walked off. My oyster pie was tasty, but 1 out of 4 won't bring us back."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Pedestrian ... Very average.. Lots of fluff on website and FB... But limps to the finish line. Tried 3 times... No change... I used to respect OT reviewers... Not realistic most times.. I guess it's geographic. Not much in town to choose from sadly..so the best (?) of a very average group of 4 restaurants ."
    Dined on 8/13/2013
  • "It was a wonderful dining experience with great food. We were seated promptly at a nice table. The place was very busy but we weren't rushed at all and felt very comfortable sitting, talking and enjoying the wonderful fare. The waiter was attentive and helpful in his answers to questions about the menu items. The only negative on the evening was there was a large group of 15 or so adjacent to our table and the noise level was extremely loud. As they left, it became much more bearable. We look forward to a return visit."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "This was not the first time at the High Spot but there is a reason we keep coming back. Great price for excellent food and drinks. Well thought out bar menu as well as the food menu. There is always a good vibe here the staff if great."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "What a great meal! We dined on a Tuesday to celebrate our anniversary, only to find that not only was it 1/2 price wine bottle night, but also lobster night. We enjoyed a great bottle of wine and an entrée that included a full lobster, baked potato and asparagus for 17.95. Given the fact that we were on a limited budget, this was a wonderful surprise for us. The buffalo oysters appetizer was a great blend of local flavor topped with spicy sauce and FRESH blue cheese..now one of my favorites. I should mention that the oysters, as well as crab dip are available every day during happy hour for $3-incredible deal. The atmosphere is trendy, great for a night out on the town, but not optimal for a romantic dinner for two."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "I have dined at the High Spot many times now and the food and service are consistantly wonderful. From their chef-inspired-pub type menu to the wonderful selection of beers, wines, and coctails, the High Spot is delightful."
    Dined on 11/18/2013
  • "Great food and service. Great variety on the menu as well as the beer or wine list. Steak special was just that."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "excellent food with some interesting menu items (blowfish tails - which were sold out). Nice craft beer list. Much too loud for a business dinner but a lot of fun for meeting friends."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "All the reviews said this place was very loud, and it was. But it was an interesting local place with pretty good food (my husband's NY strip was pretty fatty but everything else was great) and an interesting atmosphomere."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Overall, a really nice experience. Our group of five loved the vibe of the place. Really fun place to be. Great menu. Nice beer selection. Our meals were all delicious. One huge negative, though...server brought us very warm glasses for our beer. That was early in the evening, and kind of made us ready to write-off the place, but they really recovered with a wonderful meal. I know my wife and I will be back."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "6 of us (3 adults, 3 kids) went here for a Friday night dinner while visiting Cambridge -- attentive service, good food, pleasant vibe. Highly recommended. Calimari were especially good!"
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "The High Spot is always tops. The food is great, wonderful choice of beers. The staff is attentive and friendly, and your never feel hurried. This is a favorite place for us to meet and enjoy food and friendship. I highly recommend!"
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "Been here 3 times and have never been disappointed. The service is friendly and not pushy, atmosphere is a relaxed elegance, fit for jeans or dressy, and the food is absolutely divine! Definitely worth a visit, whether for a nice dinner out, lunch with an old friend, or date night. *Also kid friendly"
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "I took my father to dinner and our waiter was excellent. Got us some happy hour prices five minutes before it ended!! Dad had the apple turnover for dessert and it was delicious! Topped with ice cream and drizzled with caramel. Love that they use local pruduce and food!!"
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "A very nice place for good food and drinks. Good service."
    Dined on 10/12/2013