The Manor Tavern
The Manor Tavern

The Manor Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://themanortavern.com/
  • Phone: 4107718155x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday & Tuesday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
    Wednesday & Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
    Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
    Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
    Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Travis Szerensits
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our catering services provide exquisite one-stop event planning. From passed hors d'oeuvres to a seated dinner, the Manor Tavern can fulfill everything you need to have the most enjoyable and memorable event.
  • Entertainment: FOLK MUSIC MONDAYS
    First Monday of each month
    • Live Acoustic Folk Music •
    Bluegrass • Folk • Country
    Come and join the fun.
  • Special Events: EASTER SUNDAY BRUNCH AND DINNER BUFFETT
    Brunch Seating Times: 10:30am and 1pm
    Dinner Seating Times: 3:30 pm and 6:00pm
    $36 for Adults and $13 for Children Ages 3-12
    Come take pictures with the Easter Bunny and join in our Easter Egg Hunts

    THIRD ANNUAL OYSTER FEST AND 5K RACE

    Will be held on Sunday, April 27th from 1pm to 5pm (with the race beginning at 12pm).
    We will have live music featuring Dan Haas, a Moon Bounce and activities for the kids, food and drink specials as well as raw and fried OYSTERS.
    Our chef's will also offer Piedmont Ridge Cheeseburgers, Verdant Valley Farms Pork BBQ, Handcut Fries and Chicken Fingers.

    PAINTED PALETTE NIGHT
    Paint, Sip and Create!
    Tuesday, May 13th from 7-9pm
    $35 per painter - must pre-register online
    Price includes all art supplies
    Join us for an evening of step-by-step art and wine entertainment!



Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Manor Tavern
Voted Baltimore Magazine's 2013 Best Restaurant 'Worth the Drive,' we are located in the heart of Maryland’s horse country. ‘The Tavern’, as many of our local patrons refer to us, is a favorite gathering place for friends and families to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, superior service and meals that are flavorful from beginning to end. The traditional American inspired kitchen is rooted at a local level to highlight our area growers and purveyors ensuring the freshest produce, meat, fish and chicken are of the highest standard.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
The Manor Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
79 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (48)great for outdoor dining (46)special occasion (36)good for groups (32)romantic (30)fit for foodies (29)great for lunch (26)scenic view (17)great for brunch (16)notable wine list (15)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (2)Show More
  • Great Wine Pairings
    jimb
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We found the wine pairings to be excellent, and enjoyed the variety of wines offered.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointed with food and service
    midlifer
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had not been to Manor Tavern for a while and will not return again soon. Manor salad was very fresh, but dressing bland. Bison was unattractive and not very flavorful. Shrimp and quinoa looked appealing, but lacked flavor and was barely lukewarm. After requesting a quiet table on our reservation, we were placed beside a birthday party and could barely carry on a conversation for our 30th anniversary dinner. Our waitress seemed overwhelmed with too many tables and, in order to take care of the party left us for a while. Decaf coffee was barely lukewarm, apparently something wrong with the water system. The chocolate decadence (flourless torte) was the only redeeming factor, but our coffee was gone by then.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service lacking on this visit
    occasionaldinersNorthMD
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We had a note in our reservation that we were celebrating a birthday, but no one acknowledged or offered anything to make the occasion special. There was an all-day event outside the venue that had probably taken its toll, but, our waitress Sh****n did not seem to feel the need to merit a full tip. For example, we asked for more bread when our main course arrived, After >5 minutes, the manager, who was wonderful, greeted us and asked about our experience. He returned in a very short time with a bread refill after we re-stated our request. In general, there was not much follow-thru by our waitress. We will return again - we're never disappointed by the kitchen - the food is great here! Be aware that the menu is somewhat limited.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Guido
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Although the service was great. We found the food to be just so-so but the quantity was more than ample. The French-pressed coffee was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nightengale5
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The shrimp salad in the greens was insufficient for the price. The amount was noticably small and too much mayonnaise. French onion soup was very good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodieVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The crab soup was pretty good and nice and hot.....everything went downhill from there - the hamburger (ordered medium rare) was medium, and the beer can chicken sandwich was very dry - which is extremely unusual for beer can chicken!!! Our server, Julie, was very good, however - pleasant and responsive.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything Local
    GlutenFreeDiner
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    They have their own garden - greens from the garden were extra delicious. Vegetables local. Chicken local. Bison local. Ice cream local. Tableware local. Great wait staff! Much attention paid to our gluten free diet needs. Very accommodating. Food is well-prepared, pleasing to look at and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent service
    liketoeat
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had dinner reservations for 6:00 pm. The unfortunate part of early dining are children with families tend to eat early also. The last time we had dinner at the manor tavern we were among a noisy table of children. I am not talking about dinner chatter. What I did not appreciate was after the children ate their parents allowed them to get up, play clapping games and run around. These were older children. On the other hand, a table with two young boys were very aware of of the other diners. I would recommend later dining if you can. Most importantly, the food was great and plentiful. Service was outstanding thanks to Jaime. Ask for her if you go.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finally
    CarolVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    After 24years of going to The Tavern, the managers and owners get it. The food is great, the seviice is good and the neighborhood shows up. We'll be back!,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • overall excellent
    none
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Brunch was great. Will have to try other meals before I can make a complete evaluation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We enjoyed our recent dinner at the Manor Tavern. It was our first experience and it was delightful. My daughter enjoyed their French Onion Soup. The mac n cheese slider appetizers were very tasty. My husband ordered a plain cheese burger while I enjoyed my scallops and pork dish, consisting of 4 large scallops and an ample helping of a tender pork butt BBQ. Both of our dishes were very succulent. Our food and service was good during this busy evening. My only complaint would be is the noise level. With our party of three l, it was almost impossible to hear each other.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rose
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Consistently enjoyable....had the artichoke cakes, very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointed
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Service was okay. Our waitress seemed absent a lot. It was difficult to get her attention or we didn't see her for 10-15 minutes at a time. The appetizer and dessert were delicious. The entree was okay. My fiancé's pork tenderloin was very dry. I was a tad bit disappointed. I don't think I will be returning for a while.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service slow, food uneven
    Mags
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We often come here and usually enjoy our visit. Last week 4 of us came. It seems that a table of 10 had switched from outside to in and our waitress was burdened with 10 extra people. She was quite pleasant and did her best but we found ourselves looking for her and our next course often. The manager helped her which was nice. All 4 of us ordered the three course restaurant week meals. Appetizers: zucchini cakes excellent, salads with goat cheese, etc. so so, Thai salad good. Main course: seafood medley excellent,pork,good taste, a bit dry,braised beef ribs, not very good. Needed spices. Dessert: key lime custard excellent, peach cake ok, chocolate cheesecake good. A bit disappointing as these were guests and we wanted it to be special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overwhelmed kitchen
    PhoenixDiner
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Have been a long time customer of Manor Tavern but this visit was disappointing. Entrees took over 1 hour to arrive without explanation. There were no "bus boys" attending to us, so our server was very sweet and experienced but very busy. Water not refilled, one of the diner's food in our party was luke warm at best. Manager did cut our check in half, which was very appreciated but did not get a clear explanation as to why the issue with the delay. From our observation, it seemed like there were many disgruntled customers that night. Maybe they need to schedule more staff. Food was good but not worth the one hour+ wait. Chocolate cake was delicious and highlight of long meal but even that took a long time to be served!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Getting there is half the fun
    PaPaVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    You must decide to go to "The Tavern". It's a beautiful, bucolic, drive with twists and turns thru forests, rolling hills, horse farms, estates and farm houses...go Dulaney Valley Road to Manor Road to Old York. That's half the fun! The other half is "The Tavern". The menu has a wide variety of delicious offerings and specials. It's not "gourmet" a la Milton Inn, it's much more eclectic from hamburgers to a wonderful soft-shell crab special with an interesting bed of fresh corn and aioli. Try "The Tavern" and see if it's your style...be sure to wear your casual Ralph Lauren Polo knit shirt.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family Dinner
    chuck6737
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We have never had a bad experience, or meal at The Manor Tavern. Servers are very attentive. Food choices are plentiful, and I usually end up changing my mind when I hear what the specials are for the day.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ho hum food
    Fifi
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We went there for restaurant week. 2 people ordered coconut curry shrimp. They reported the shrimp had neither coconut or curry flavor. I ordered a Thai salad. It was shredded zucchini with peanuts. Little or no Thai sauce. 2 people had seafood jambalaya. They said it was ok. I had what was billed as artichokes made like crab patties. All it was was fried or broiled artichoke hearts shaped into a patty. No seasonings like in a crab cake. Waitress did bring over a shaker of Old Bay. Other diner had pork but it was so red she couldn't eat it. Desserts were delicious. Manor tavern is beautiful and in a very peaceful setting.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellence
    LibertyVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great food, awesome service, very busy but well managed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • long time no see
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    It had been more than a decade since my last trip to the manor tavern and now I want to go every season. Inspired by a great menu for restaurant week we decided to head to Monkton for dinner. So glad we did. Everything was great! The food was fresh from their garden outside and they support alot of local farmers including the amazing pork my husband ordered came from the owners farm. The cocktail was yummy, good start to the evening. The waitress said their menu is seasonal and I have to try the crab soup. Very welcoming staff, the manager checked in on each table to ensure al was up to their high standards. Thanks Manor tavern for reminding me I dont have to go downtown for a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    CarolVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We all had a choice from the restaurant week menu and each one of us really enjoyed our meal. Food was delicious and side porch is a lovely setting. Might be good to figure out how to lessen noise coming from Manor Rd. Service still needs tweaking. Water glasses never get refilled unless you ask. Wine bucket showed up at dessert time. Next course was brought each time before plates from course before had been cleared. Perhaps busboy training is in order?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jo Ann
    JABT
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We had a great time watching the end of the PGA golf tournament from a perfect spot on the outdoor dining deck. Great food in a great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Excellent restaurant. Solid menu, all well done, nothing blows you away though.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Appreciate attention to detail
    Gussy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our first experience at the Manor Tavern and we were impressed by both the food and the service. We had mentioned a gluten free allergy in our reservation request and they actually acknowledged it upon our arrival and produced a gluten free menu (and adapted the evening special to gluten free too). All of the food was excellent. Nice casual, outdoor dining. Definitely a place we will visit again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely setting
    CarolVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The outdoor porch is a lovely place to enjoy a meal. The food was delicious. Not sure if they were understaffed, but service from the moment we arrived was abysmally slow. Manager noticed and offered free dessert. We decided to pass on dessert and he instead reduced our bill. This was very nice, but waiting 15 or more minutes to talk to a waitress, having to ask every time a water glass needed to be filled, etc gets irritating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great outtdoor dining!
    Vince
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Beutiful evening so 2 of us ate outside on the terrace. The Maryland crab soup was great and the crab cakes were up there with the best I have had in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Manor style dining
    darada
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Feel like a socialite, while dining at The Manor Tavern. I had the lump meat crab cakes and they were delicious, as well as "The best chocolate cake" for dessert. Excellent dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing 1st year anniversary!
    VickyandRobert
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Having made plans to dine at the very restaurant, at the very table, that we had our very first date, was more than special. On Manor Tavern's website the reservations were easy and when asked if I wanted flowers ordered and delivered at the table, how romantic would that be? In doing so I was asked to call the restaurant to inform them of the order and mentioned the it being our 1st year anniversary. Every staff member made the occasion special. Each came by and wished us a happy anniversary. From the complimentary glass of Champaign to our anniversary desert, made the occasion more special than I ever could have scripted. Thank you for an amazing anniversary to remember. Fabulous food and terrific people. Great Job!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local Hangout that never disappoint
    bmoremd123
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Been coming here for a long time, and I have never had a bad experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • exceptional
    Karen
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    This was the first time we've dined on the patio which faces the parking lot. Don't let that turn you off because you can view their vegetable garden which is also beautifully decorated. They have really stepped up the menu, great choices but yet not the small portions most restaurant's are turning to. We will definitely be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and outside seating
    Nibob13
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We sat outside and had a great meal. The ribs in Woodford BBQ sauce were great and my companions had burgers, salads and seafood dishes and everyone raved about the food. Service was good and our waitress was knowledgable about the menu. Overall had a great experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Dining Experience
    TheBigCat
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I go to the Manor Tavern when I want to have a quiet dining experience. The service is always prompt and attentive and always extra friendly. The food is always prepared to perfection and there's a big variety to chose from. I'm always pleased with a visit to the Manor Tavern.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice evening!
    TabithaVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We ate at the Manor Tavern on a very sultry evening, choosing to eat inside instead of in the heat on the porch. The room was almost filled, but conversation was quite comfortably done. I highly recommend the Fried Green Tomatoes Oscar--nicely fried tomatoes with abundant lump crab meat and a sprinkling of asparagus tips. Excellent! My soft crab special had two medium crabs, sauteed nicely, but they were on a MOUND of quinoa with squash and zucchini pieces. I like quinoa and appreciate the healthy touch, but cut the amount by 2/3.
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  • Deene3VIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Totally enjoyed our dinner, my husband got the beer chicken which was fantastic!!! I ordered the special of two soft crabs over a squash mix, that also was fantastic!!! I can't wait to go back !!! Our server, Lee, could not have been any better, great service!!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DickVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Very well managed rural restaurant in horse country. crab cakes are excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sheknit
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We had not been to Manor Tavern in many years. We went with a group of friends. The service was excellant. Our waitress was attentive. The fried calamari was fabulous. The sauces were an ehancement but not necessary. I was a little disappointed as they were out of salmon (it was still relatively early, 7:30) so I ordered the crab cake. I have had better crab cakes elsewhere. They were bland. Others at the table loved their food which included gumbo, the pork chop and the eggplant sandwich. We would go back, but I would not order the crab cakes.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely setting.
    CarolVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Good food in a lovely setting. Looking forward to seeing the continued upgrades at The Tavern. The outdoor porch is perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Tuesday Night For Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I've been a frequent visitor over the years to The Manor Tavern. Within the last year, I had a couple of disappointing experiences, which Shawn, the GM, took great pains to rectify and compensate for. My most recent visit was with a female companion. The service was wonderful, sitting at an outside table was very romantic on a less crowded weeknight, and the food was superb! Everything was perfectly prepared from the hot crab dip to the beautiful soft shell crabs, which was one of the specials. The crème brulee, which we shared was as good as one could ask for. It was a great dining experience! Jess B
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Locally grown products
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Located in beautiful Monkton MD. Varied menu, good food and service
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love the Wild Salmon
    OperaFanVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I absolutely love the wild salmon and the fresh ingredients in everything. Always very friendly service and great food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.