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  3. Distance: 8.10mi
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About The Washington Inn & Tavern

"When eating at The Washington Inn, you will realize that good food is just one of the reasons to remember us. You'll find the finest regional produce simply prepared to perfectly compliment the historic surroundings, served wherever you want it", Eric Nunamaker.

11784 Somerset Ave
Princess Anne, MD 21853
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Saturday 7:30am - 10:00am Sunday 8;00am - 10.30am
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30pm - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Cross Street:
Broad St

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(443) 399-3353

Website:
http://www.washingtoninnandtavern.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking also available.

The Washington Inn & Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
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Cozy (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Fun (3)
Authentic (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Casual (2)
Vegan (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Business Meals (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We always make it a point to dine at the Washington Tavern & Inn when visiting Salisbury. They never disappoint, everything is always delicious - from soup to dessert. Drinks and service are excellent . Well worth the drive and lunch is a bargain. Can't wait to get to a brunch. It is a wonderful thing the new owners have done to preserve this fine treasure of a historical building. Kudos to the chef! Well done!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food5
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service5
value5

 
·Dined on October 8, 2017

could be so much better, would that they would attend to a better menu.

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food2
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Took my wife to the Inn for our 52 wedding anniversary. Enjoyed the dinner very much--prime rib night. Good value. Beef well prepared and vegetables very tasty. The dessert (rum bread pudding with caramel sauce over vanilla ice cream for me, apple crisp for my wife. Small take home container for my wife's beef was provided at the table, should have been put into the container away from the table. A bag with the restaurant logo should have been used rather than a plastic bag. We plan to go back again. Our server (Nichole) was excellent, took good care of us with terrific attention--even recommended the desserts! A little soft music would have helped the atmosphere. Hope the place sustains...

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea
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food5
ambience4
service5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We had an amazingly good dinner. I had the seared scallops with the vanilla run sauce. I wasn't sure I would like the vanilla flavor but it was tremendous. I just hope that the town of Princess Anne can support such a quality restaurant ,as I would like to come back again ,soon.

Tags: Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 20, 2017

We really enjoyed our first dinner at the Washington Inn, and will definitely go back next time we're in Princess Anne. Both of our meals -- cod with a lemon/thyme sauce and fried soft shell crabs -- were excellent, as were the deserts. Wine options also were quite good. Our server, Jeff, was exceptional -- friendly, informative and attentive. Highly recommended!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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service5
value4

vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 19, 2017

I have been a cheerleader for this restaurant since it opened. Unfortunately, it seems to not have been able to keep up with the promise it demonstrated when first opening. This is the second disappointing meal in the past 2 months. they were out of a lot of the items on theior seasonal menu or they had not yet been preeped for the lunch timne offering at 1P. Out party of 5 was disappointed. the signature chicken pot bpie is still quite tasty however. i hope this is temporary and they are back up to their previous excellnt cuisine soon

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal
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food2
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

As always the food and the service was excellent and a lovely way to celebrate a birthday.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great food and hostess. The fried green matos were beyond good.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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food5
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 22, 2017

We wanted a restaurant far from the busyness of Ocean City and this was a delightful find. Service was attentive, food was beautifully and deliciously prepared. The decor is Colonial, fitting since this tavern has been here in Princess Anne for more than 200 years. Did Washington ever come here? Could be. Certainly glad we took the drive to eat here.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Celebrating our wedding anniversary, it was a treat to dine at the historic Washington Inn & Tavern, circa 1744, in Princess Anne, MD. Although a shortened Sunday fare, there was plenty to choose and we selected fish & chips and a crab cake sandwich for the meal. From the Maryland style crab bisque starter to the Grande Marnier Creme Brulee and Apple Crisp deserts, the meal was delicious. The atmosphere was quiet, the service very friendly. Breakfast the next morning
was excellent with made to order pancakes, bacon, eggs and hashbrowns. The morning wait
staff was equally as friendly. We will certainly return and bring friends!

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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service5
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Only average, was expecting something a little more enjoyable. Wait staff not friendly and the food was only average. I would not recommend this restaurant to friends.

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food3
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

The seafood was amazing ,service excellent ! the crab bisque was terrific

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 4, 2017

The chef knows what he is doing, the food is excellent, and very reasonably priced.

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Our server was very personable. Food was well prepared. Menu is a great change of pace from the usual Eastern Shore fare. Will be back. The setting is historical and the Inn was well restored. It is great to see such care was taken in the restoration. The Washington Inn is a hidden gem.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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food3
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service5
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Couldn't be better. Delicious food, great service-- Nicole !

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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food5
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

The service was horrible, we had to ask her to have the water filled on three different occasions and once she forgot. Prices expensive for selections.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual
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food4
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service1
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 13, 2017

We have been several times. The food is really good, and the price is very reasonable. Menu is somewhat small, but everything is well prepared from the salads to the entrees. The décor is somewhat average, but it is quiet and comfortable and the service has always been very friendly and attentive.

Princess Anne is not the first place most people would think to go for dinner, but the Washington Inn is certainly worth a trip or a stop if you are in the area. And they have fried green tomatoes!

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 2, 2017

The waitress was awesome and the food was very good. There were 4 of us at our table and 2 other tables with 2 people at each table. After the 4 of us ordered breakfast it took about 40 minutes to get it and then 3 of us got cold food. So other than waiting so long to be fed, everything was very nice and yes, we will return. A little on the expensive side for breakfast food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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food4
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 28, 2017

The Inn came highly recommended by a local B & B and met all expectation. The seafood was superb and helpings were generous. Our server, Hira, was attentive without hovering, had a good sense of humor and helped with the request that I made about the soft shell crabs.
We look forward to returning!

Tags: Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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food4
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Had lunch with friends on 6/20/17. I had been before and loved it. We are always looking to try new places. I told them about The Washington Hotel, and so we came. We were all pleased with the food, service, and quality. We will definitely return.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 14, 2017

My friend and I enjoyed every aspect of our dining experience. Our waitress, Amanda, was great, as was the summer salads!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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food5
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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 25, 2017

An overlooked treasure in Princess Anne, MD. Food is delicious; service is friendly and prompt. Prices are reasonable. It is great to have a choice that isn't fast food!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Casual, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Although we had a little wait until our waitress came to our table, the service was excellent after that. The food was excellent. I had the best prime rib I've had in years. This restaurant has that old tavern atmosphere (the building goes back to 1790). After I paid our bill, I left my credit card on our table (doh!). Our waitress came running out to the parking lot to catch us and return the card before we left. Now that is service!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Will return to try other selections that also looked good. Really enjoyed it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 12, 2017

My husband and I and another couple were there for dinner Friday night. The Caesar salad was good according to my husband, there were also fried green tomatoes, who knew? They were amazing! In he world of oysters, Chincoteague oysters are the King and I've never had any better. Grilled salmon, yum, dessert double yum for flourless chocolate cake with ice cream. A good white Italian wine and selection of beer. We usually eat in the restaurant but opted for the tavern because it's more casual and the tables are larger. We all travel and seek out good food but it's really nice to have a really good restaurant in my home town. The wait staff were very sweet and friendly. My friends said they will definately be back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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food5
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Had a very positive experience! Food was very good and service was great! Highly recommend.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 5, 2017

We stayed at the Washington Inn & Tavern in Princess Anne this weekend. Had reservations for dinner Friday - started with Fried Green tomatoes with bacon & aioli sauce, my girlfriend had the soft shell crabs and I had the Oyster Pot Pie. Every dish was outstanding - cooked to perfection, well presented and delicious. Portions were more than enough, maybe even a touch too much!

Service was great - pleasant, professional staff who clearly enjoy their work and take service to customers seriously.

Food was so good, we came back Saturday night (considered a few other places, but weren't up to travel 15+ miles to find a comparable restaurant). We started with oysters Rockefeller (juicy, perfectly done and complimented with a good beer and wine choice), then my girlfriend had the butternut squash soup and I had the fettuccini with shrimp. Again, cooked to perfection, flavorful and great service.

Good wine selection and great beer selection - made for a wonderful weekend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 2, 2017

I have gone to the Washington Inn and Tavern on several occasions. Each time the staff is friendly and the food has been delicious- lots of choices and reasonable prices. There are several rooms including a small outdoor patio and outdoor seating out front. Delightful experience each time.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Excellent food and service

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on March 11, 2017

We had such high hopes but were sorely disappointed. The wine list is *terrible*. Clearly no one gave much thought to trying to pair it with the food. Not a single Chardonnay on the menu. Lots of sweet wines. The liquor selection was also very disappointing. The food was mediocre. Lots of heavy dishes without a lot of flavor. We asked the chef if the tuna was fresh and he said he wasn't sure- that he just put in the order with the store and took whatever they gave him. WHO DOES THAT????!!!??? It is a disgrace to the profession. The best thing was the bread and olive oil. The dessert came out almost frozen and had to be sent back. Blueberry crumble should NOT be served cold. Then, the manager tried to tell us the red velvet smith island cake had chocolate icing, which would frankly be ridiculous. Our waitress was very nice but, bless her heart, she could not overcome the disaster. After a $4 million restoration you would expect much more. At least rip up the old dirty carpet in the dining rooms, for goodness sake! Given the area, there could be large clientele who would drive from Salisbury for dinner (instead of hike to Berlin or Easton) if they could get things together. The history is there, but without better food and drink you might as well just re-install the Keno machines.....

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Loved the food and the atmosphere. The seafood stew was superb

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Healthy
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 20, 2017

Excellent food. Service friendly but slow. Great ambience. We sat in a secluded nook which was great for conversation. Lovely building. Its nice to have such a nice place in Princess Anne.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Amazing food and great service. I was in town visiting my nephew and this will now be part of our ritual when i visit him at UMES.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 17, 2017

I've never had a better Caesar salad, and that's one of my benchmarks for judging a new place, because it's on most menus but far too rarely done to perfection. A proper Caesar must have anchovies, so finding that detail acknowledged was a real treat. The crab bisque was excellent, and there was no skimping on the crab meat. The bowl of soup and the salad were my entire meal and I was happily full at the end. My wife's shrimp fettuccine in red sauce was also excellent and it was portioned generously enough for me to try just a little bit. We will be back soon and often. We'll sing our praise for the Washington Inn out loud among our friends as well.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Food was good ,wine list is limited our first choice was out of stock. Even though we made reservations A day ahead we were seated in the bar area at a high table next to a side door. Very noisy. If we were to go again I will call and ask for better seating and not reserve on line.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Excellent food..service a little slow but probably do to lack of servers..all personnel were polite and eager to help..will be going back for another evening out.

Tags: Great Beer, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Service by Nicole, very good. I expect the menu has to be diverse to accommodate the sparsely populated Eastern shore. Thus you find beef tenderloin along side a burger choice, and an oyster pot pie with its flaky pastry, a baker's show piece, crowning your meal. Marie Calender's it is not. Though not fried fans', we enjoyed the special oyster hors d'oeuvre with an imaginative coating and accompanying vinaigrette salad. Will return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 5, 2017

Came for brunch for the first time. The menu was extensive with both "breakfast" and "lunch" option items. There were very few patrons (only one other table), so we were surprised at how slow the service was. The server seemed busy, and checked it often, but I got the sense that the kitchen speed was the issue. All food items were excellent, though. I was just a bit stressed that it took over 2 hours.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Great service. You can actually talk to one another. The food tasted great and the atmosphere is cosy. Prices are fantastic!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Outstanding Value, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Nice to see the renovations to this historic property AND enjoy a nice dinner from a menu with local cuisine. Excellent service in a very pleasant setting.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Casual
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