t at The General Store

4.5
333 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
We offer a local farm-to-table menu. Best described as American cuisine with a healthy twist, we prepare our dishes fresh daily. We use no added salt, bringing tea infusion as a flavor and spice. We have a full bar with hand-crafted cocktail specials. Located inside the historic Royal Oak General Store, you will find a fun, modern decor.
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OT
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG...I love this place, but this last meal surpassed all others! The crab dip was a fun addition with plenty for the entire table to share. The pasta was sublime. Whoever thought of the shrimp and cheese ravioli should be applauded. As always, the ahi tuna and Babette steak my companion had were perfection. Hats off to the kitchen...keep up the good work.

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ES
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Cool, out-of-the-way restaurant in an old country store that infuses tea in a number of its dishes. Enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere, swing music and service was very good. Food was OK, nothing special. "Local" salad with tea vinaigrette was bland. Pork chop was tough, although mustard sauce was delicious. Homemade bread was also unremarkable. Best part of the meal was the Rise Up coffee. $130 with tip for two entrees, a salad, a soup, three alcoholic drinks and two coffees. Enjoyed the experience but would not return.

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HG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We went for breakfast and it took a long time for our food to come out. The food was good, but the wait was over 45 min. A small basket of bread or pastries or something to hold you over would’ve been nice. Breakfast just shouldn’t take that long. The restaurant was not busy- perhaps 3 tables were seated while we were there. The waitress was pleasant, but I don’t think I would drive that far again with the other options in the area.

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CH
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a very nice dinner there this past weekend. The steak, curried shrimp and lamb shank entrees were wonderful, as were the sides. Not a big wine list, but some very nice choices. Friendly service and a fun setting - an old general store but with decidedly contemporary decor makes for a nice change of pace. The brunch there is also a winner; we have been several times. A number of the specialty drinks are tea-infused and wonderful.

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K
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Another nice evening at the "T" with friends. Great local place in a unique setting.

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BP
Baltimore
54 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food at t at the General Store is delicious, well prepared and actually healthy. I wish that they'd consider white table cloths at night and maybe more comfortable chairs though-it feels a little basic and just a little more "cush" would put it in the league it deserves.

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K
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I had Easter brunch at this quaint little spot. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. I would definitely recommend it!

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P
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are part-time locals to this area of the Eastern Shore, living in DC the rest of the time. We love this restaurant and consider it 5 stars compared to some of our favorite D.C. restaurants (albeit different cuisines). There isn't anything about this restaurant, including the easy to get to location that we don't appreciate!

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AB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for dinner during Talbot Restaurant week in which they were participating. The entire experience was excellent - my husband had lamb shank and I had smoked cod- delicious. I would recommend this to friends

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TG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had the lamb shank special and it was delicious. It was restaurant week and we had the 3 course menue. They also had a Wednesday special with buck a shuck diver caught oysters

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GS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a weekend brunch. Food and service are over the top.

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OT
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a special birthday...the chef was so accommodating, making a small birthday cake for our mini party of two. Bringing it out, the whole restaurant joined in singing Happy Birthday! What a friendly place and welcoming crowd! Add to that fantastic, innovative food, awesome portions and creative cocktails and this is a place that should be packed every single night!

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T
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always pleasant servers and dependable food. BYOB if you want

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P
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the location of this restaurant because the brief drive from St. MIchaels is lovely. My husband and I had a great meal. Everything was delicious. I had the tuna appetizer and the salmon entrée. My husband had the chili as an appetizer and the pasta special for his entrée. We will definitely be returning (a lot).

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ER
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Quiet Saturday lunch. Fabulous shrimp and grits, highly recommend. Fair pricing, attentive service and pleasant environment.

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EH
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I drove past it twice. The outside looks like a dilapidated country store but you will be pleasantly surprised when you walk in. The place is eclectic, the staff amazing and the food.....
I had a wonderful cabernet sauvignon to start with fresh shucked oysters.....yummy
I then had the Thai grilled shrimp. Delicious.... For dinner I had the grilled salmon - done to perfection.
I finished off with a brownie a la mode which was a perfect size to finish the meal. I will definitely be back. You will not be disappointed

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KM
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We completely enjoyed our dining experience at
t at the General Store! Every bite was delicious, our waitress was well informed about the menu and helpful when we chose our meals. We will be going back and we will be spreading the word.

t at The General Store
Responded on March 14, 2019

Thank you for your wonderful review! we're always happy to hear when our guest have a great time. Hope to have you with us again soon! theres always something new on the menu!

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b
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our 4th time going here. We always make sure to come here when staying at the Eastern Shore. Great food, drinks, and service. You can be dressed up or semi-casual.

t at The General Store
Responded on March 14, 2019

Thank you for your support! be sure to check out our changing drink menu! we're also participating in restaurant week April 7th-13th!

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RM
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Interesting local restaurant that is out of the way.

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DW
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, innovative food. Will definitely revisit.

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G
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food for a special occasion. It's a little out of the way but worth the drive.

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OT
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious dinner!

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C
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Valentine’s Day dinner.

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TN
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Food was excellent , but pity disappointed no specials , or specials as advertised on web site ,atmosphere needs improving .
But it was nice.

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P
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, we had an excellent time. We brought friends who had never been there and they loved it as well. The only disappointment was that the only cab on the wine list was not available and the Pinot we picked just wasn't that nice. Hopefully the next time we go, they will have a couple more Cabs on the wine list.

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S
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had amazing food w awesome service! Best duck I’ve ever had!

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MT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food is excellent but service is often spotty at T, especially if the bar is full, as the servers have to double as bartenders. The place really needs a dedicated bartender on weekend nights.

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M
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and service. Mixed drinks are pricey.

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RW
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for early dinner on a Saturday. We hadn't been to the General Store before and were pleasantly surprised. At 5:00 it wasn't crowded. The server was attentive, the food was good and we enjoyed the wine. We will definitely go back.

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LF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Service was excellent and the food divine!

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SJ
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Sunday brunch was so good I knew I'd be back. Dinner was delicious and the staff superb. A new go to spot.

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TB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always good food and pleasant service. Locally sourced cuisine that is served with a flair but not fussy. BYOB makes it possible to bring great wine, though their list is just fine. Ample portions

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G
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is cooked to order -- no dried out chicken or overcooked veggies. They are friendly and welcoming and I have never had a bad meal there. Saturday and Sunday brunch are also great fun!

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f
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Healthy food that is delicious.

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OC
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous farm to table food prepared with care and served in a relaxing warm environment. Everyone loved their meal!!!

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JZ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible meal! A hidden gem, highly recommend for locals and tourists. We expect this to become a frequent favorite for us

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M
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was invited to t at the General Store for my birthday dinner. I had lamb chops with polenta, and it was delicious. We split the brownie sundae for dessert, and it was incredibly scrumptious. Great place!

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TB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful farm/boat to table cuisine, thoughtfully prepared. Chowder was sublime, seared ahi tuna perfect. Nice wine list and full bar but BYOB is a terrific option for wine snobs.

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OT
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great place to dine with friends. Order different things so everyone can try some...loved the chicken pot pie and the sweet potato bread pudding specials!

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SM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is amazing. The Ahi Tuna apetizer is to die for. Beth did an excellent job with regards to service in spite of it being her first day. The duck that we had orgered was cooked to perfection but had gristle all around which made it hard to chew. They changed it out and got us something else. Excellent service!!

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