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About Pope's Tavern at the 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.

504 S. Morris St.
Oxford, MD 21645
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday & Monday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 226-5220

Website:
http://www.oxfordinn.net/dining.html

Parking Details:
Ample free parking directly across the street

Executive Chef:
Lisa MacDougal

Private Party Facilities:
Intimate private dining room accommodates up to 12 guests

Private Party Contact:
Lisa MacDougal: (410) 226-5220

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

Pope's Tavern at the Oxford Inn Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

service

4.8

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4.6

value

4.7

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Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (7)
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Creative Cuisine (5)
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Local Ingredients (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Authentic (3)
Cozy (3)
Romantic (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Business Meals (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Went there for lighter fare. Great salads and perfect burgers. First rate.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Pope's once again did not disappoint! We enjoyed a lovely dinner in a cozy, romantic spot. I can think of few lovelier places to have a great fall/winter dinner. The PBJ fois gras appetizer is absolutely delicious and perfectly portioned to share as a starter. The special that night - rockfish - was cooked perfectly and served over a lovely crabmeat infused stuffing. The filet was cooked beautifully and spoon tender. Unfortunately, we didn't save room for dessert, but the temptation was terribly strong! Service was attentive, friendly, and wonderfully paced. We recommend Pope's to our friends and continue to consider it one of the best.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Oxford Inn is one my favorite restaurants on the Eastern Shore. Always great food, good ambience and fun evening.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Busy Waterfowl Festival evening. Service and food was great as expected with a real neighborhood feel in the bar

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vip
 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great company, attentive staff and wonderful food at a great price. A favorite dinner destination

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vip
 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Friendly staff, great service and a wonderful dinner

A perfect Sunday evening!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had a great family birthday celebration at Pope's. Service was friendly and timely and food was delicious as usual. We ranged in age from 8 to 80 and everyone was delighted with their meal! An amazing veal chop with chanterelles was the highlight and "order envy" dish of the night.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Salad portions small - take that into consideration when ordering. Filet was small - very thin and as a result tough - wouldn't order it again. The deal and hit of the night were the fried oysters - ordering them during happy hour they were $1 each and delightful.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Enjoyed an unbelievably great rack of veal. Great value, great quality, excellent presentation. Highly recommend

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Amazing little gem in the Eastern Shore. We shared the baked oysters and they were excellent. Dinner was amazing too! Will definitely go back. Service was nice and friendly and knowledable with the menu.
-Gretchen

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Delicious and very enjoyable! Everyone a pleasure.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We started with a caesar salad. I had the duck breast and my husband had the steak frites. Everything was delicious!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The fresh fish was delicious and beautifully prepared!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The experience of dining at the Pope's Tavern is like being in a French country home.
The quality of the food was just exceptional.
The entree we both ordered was the filet of flounder with a beure blanc lemon sauce that melted on our tongues. Two generous servings of the fish were placed atop some silky mashed potatoes and spinach. Of the many meals we have eaten, this was in the top 3. It was food for the gods. To complete this very enjoyable meal we decided to order a flourless chocolate tart. The richness and chocolatey flavor was like nothing I have ever eaten.
The chef clearly loves what she does and our only regret is that we live in California

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great dinner with wonderful hosts

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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Great food and service. Always a delight

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Every time we visit Oxford we make sure to dine at Pope's Tavern. Chef Lisa is very creative and the food is always wonderful. Don't miss the gem of a restaurant, you will not be disappointed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We stopped by on way to Ocean City and it sure was worth the extra 15 minutes to drive from Rt 50! The food was top notch, the chef surprised us with a pasta wrapped/ fried shrimp. Then the crab cake on zoodles (zuchini noodles) was superb as was the panko crusted rockfish on cabbage carbonara (sounds odd but was really good)

So stop by and give Oxford Inn a try! Nice wine list... could have a few more beers available though...

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Food was good. Ambiance nice. Lovely service. Easy to find.
We (2) were seated in the empty dining room in front of a window. Two other parties, (3) and (5), were seated one behind each of us, also in front of windows. We were disappointed that their conversations were distracting because they were so close. My noise level selection would be lower if we (or the other parties) had been anywhere else in the dining room. Next time, I would ask to be moved (not much of a view to miss).

Tags: Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Good food, great friendly staff who pick you up at the wharf. Thanks

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 14, 2017

tuna was perfection! beautifully prepared ~ melt in your mouth. excellent filet, as well. our waitress barb was efficient, knowledgable, and engaging. and the flourless cake was chocolate at its best.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great as always. My wife and I both had the swordfish. It was delicious! I would highly recommend.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

We really enjoyed the restaurant. Lisa the owner was very hospitable and a great chef.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Excellent crab cake over zucchini pasta.
Lovely corner table for four. Waitress was a bit lacking in smiles and attentiveness.

Will definitely return for excellent food.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Excellent food and service.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Great meal. Outstanding seared tuna. Excellent rare steak. Wonderful sides. Excellent drinks/wine. Good value.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 2, 2017

We are on special diets and the kitchen was completely accommodating. The chef (Lisa) even came out to discuss the menu with us to make sure we would be pleased and we were! Our chicken breast and sockeye salmon were cooked to perfection! They had nice fresh vegetable selections and they were also cooked perfectly. We'll definitely eat there again!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Sunday brunch/jazz outstanding. Poe's Benedict, crab nicoise, chicken Cesar. Good drinks. great service. Comfortable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Pope's Tavern is one of our favorite gems on the Eastern Shore - we enjoy the hour plus drive for a meal to remember every time we dine. From the friendly and accommodating staff, to the delectable menu and fresh local food - it is always an experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Excellent and interesting menu. I had the rockfish which was delicious -- perfectly cooked. Good wine selection also. Service was good and the dining room is nicely decorated. It is not very large so probably best to make a reservation on a summer weekend. There is also a bar with a bar menu for a very light meal.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Veal chop was incredible, best I've ever had. Everyone loved their food, service was excellent.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 8, 2017

We ate at all 5 restaurants here in Oxford during our visit. Pope's tavern was the best experience overall. Food, service, ambiance, it all came together here better than anywhere else in town. None of the others were a disaster, but we enjoyed it here best.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Service was good; food was very good. Not a huge menu but something for most everyone. Some little treat for birthday/anniversary reservations would be nice. Good local place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Best restaurant in Oxford

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Loved it -- Lisa is an exceptional chef. Will return!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Another great meal at Popes Tavern. We sat at our favorite window seat. Shared the steak tartare appetizer. very good. My wife had the pork special, I had the swordfish. Both were delicious. The desserts were incredible.

Service was fantastic, as always. Cathy did a great job minding the fort while Lisa and Dan we're off traveling. Always a fun place to go. I would highly recommend!

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 29, 2017

There was no one in the restaurant when we were seated and we were seated over an ac vent. So we asked to move to another table, we were made to feel that we were asking for the impossible. The menu is limited and not very exciting. I will not go there again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 24, 2017

Food was delicious! Decided to give Pope's Tavern a try after relatives recommended and we weren't disappointed. We had the Caesar salad and the clam, spinach, and Parmesan flat bread for appetizer - both we beyond delicious and then the seafood pasta and filet for entree - just as good! I would definitely give this place a try if you're in the Oxford, Maryland area!!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 11, 2017

A wonderful rack of veal. Well prepared. Well presented. Very reasonable price. Outstanding. Fresh oysters, buck a shuck, your choice of preparation.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2017

I highly recommend this place! I loved the Mac and Cheese appetizer and Steak Frites entree. The menu also features a great selection of local oysters and seafood among other tasty selections to choose from. The pantry also offers a wonderful selection of wines to purchase. If you are looking for a great restaurant on the eastern shore, Popes Tavern is an excellent choice! You will not be disappointed!

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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