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About The High Spot

Classic GastroPub with strong emphasis on "Locavore" concept of farm to table and using only local merchants and food providers.

305 High Street
Cambridge, MD 21613
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub, American, British

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Cross Street:
Poplar Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 228-7420

Website:
http://www.highspotgastropub.com/

Catering:
We can Cater to your needs! Tell us What you would line and we can accommodate!

Parking Details:
Downtown parking is plentiful!

Executive Chef:
Patrick Troy Fanning

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

We have a Private Dinning room that can accommodate anywhere from 10 to 50 people.

The High Spot Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (9)
Cozy (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Fun (4)
Great Beer (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Authentic (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Romantic (1)
Scenic View (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Four of us got together for dinner and we all had a FABULOUS MEAL! All 4 of us cleaned our plates which truly is amazing given that the 4 of us each had something different to eat. I honestly think all 4 of us would have licked our plates clean if there hadn't been other people around!
Wonderful, delicious food at a reasonable price AND lovely cocktails as well!
Love this place! A definite gem in Cambridge!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Casual, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 7 days ago

Great service and good food! Very nice ambience.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Reservations a must! Drinks are on the expensive side, and an exactly measured pour. Appetizer and dinner was great. The steak we ordered was overcooked, the waitress removed it and brought a correctly cooked replacement in a timely manner. The chef ask us to accept a dessert on the house for the inconvenience. We accepted and tried the bread pudding - yummy! Full tummy, Nice!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Six met for lunch and everyone was pleased with the service, food, and pleasant atmosphere.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Always have a great time at The High Spot! Love the ambiance, beer/wine choices.
My main suggestion is they need to offer at least one vegetarian option.
The manager was kind enough to help me create a yummy dinner, but every item on the menu had some sort of meat included....
I didn't want just a side salad for my dinner.
Despite this, my food was great and we will definitely go back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was excellent, service prompt and professional.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food is great, but acoustics are terrible. It is difficult to carry on conversations because off the lack of sound buffering.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great small place right down town. Jordan took great care of us and food was excellent

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Consistently good food and service. Reminds us of a neighborhood restaurant in the city. We will be back again for sure.

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Three of us ate here on a Saturday afternoon. It was delicious food. My only small complaint would be that it was a little chilly when we arrived. Food was all very delicious and creative.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

College graduation

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The High Spot was a perfect place to meet friends for lunch. We all had crab cakes. They were so delicious. Will be going back soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

A great neighborhood spot in Cambridge. We often stop here on the way home from the beach. It's not far off of Route 50. Awesome drinks and good wine list. Menu changes often.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Never disappoints, cheery staff. Always something new to try.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This is one of the downtown restaurant. It has the bar and dining table. It has the happy hour price, which is very reasonable for the burger. We had burger, not bad for $7, but not as good as McCormick, Ruth Chris, or Morton's happy hour burger. But much better than the fast food burgers. I had cream crab soup, very rich. Just try to not pay attention to the calories. As the bar is in the dining hall, so it was not very quiet place. Overall, happy hour price is good. Food is not bad.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 22, 2017

First time here, chosen based on great reviews. Did not disappoint! Hillary our server was great, personality and efficiency. Started with pickles, which were perfectly fried, not greasy at all (spears vs chips if you have preference) however, one of the sauces served with was so salty inedible, thankfully they didn't need sauce. Potatas bravas also good, not greasy, but lacked seasoning of any kind. Entrees: chicken & waffles GREAT, smoked mac & cheese GREAT AND HUGE, Filet & poutine GREAT, Puruvian chicken was just OK, again too salty with not much other flavor going on. Dessert: bread pudding, different, more like french toast, but GREAT flavor, chocolate mousse GREAT, cookie "bomb" was just that, a bomb, not GOOD. Cookie was hard & crumbly, served room temp not warm. Overall we loved it, decent wine/beers, interesting cocktails. Cute atmosphere. Would definitely go again.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

restaurant was out of several major menu items.... convinced to have the crab cake.... figuring it is Maryland, it would be great. It was awful.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Wonderful! Delicious poutine and fish and chips. I highly recommend this restaurant located a 10 minute walk from Chesapeake marina.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

I really like the High Spot, it's reliably good quality with decent service

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

While the food was very good, the service was a bit uneven with delays getting some drinks, and the bill brought before one of the desserts arrived. The noise level inside was horrible. It became impossible to hear each other without screaming. It's too bad because I really wanted to like High Spot. Love the food, hated the noise level.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Did not enjoy the food or the beer flight or the ambience. At 7:00 there was still a man painting the front of the restaurant on a ladder. Not a good experience.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Went with our middle school aged kids for dinner at a friend's recommendation. It has a nice casual atmosphere.
We ordered 3 appetizers (General Tso cauliflower, baked brie and fried green tomatoes with crab) & they were all wonderful. My kids were wary of the cauliflower replacing chicken but they agreed that it tasted awesome.
I wish I could say the same for our dinners. I got the chicken and waffles. The breading on the chicken was salty and the waffles were thin and crispy. Shrimp and rice with pimento cheese was too cheesy. The flavor combination was fine but the amount of cheese overpowered the rice. The shrimp tasted good.

Tags: Live Sports, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Fish was a little well done done. Other orders coming out if the kitchen later looked better. Also, they were out of most things on the dessert menu but we weren't aware until after our order went to the kitchen. That said, I would return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Eaten here often over the years but food seems to be slipping. Menu items hardly ever change, food and presentation are ok but nothing special. All entrees were fine but nothing I would call notable, had trouble making a selection based on limited choices, we ended up with the daily specials which we enjoyed but did not find a single dish deserving of a rave. Dined on a Thursday evening and restaurant was about 1/2 full but still noisy; on weekends it must be very loud. Will dine again mainly due to convenient location but looking for a bit more imagination from High Spot in the future.

Tags: Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 14, 2017

It was hard to decide what to order! So many unique and mouth watering entrees. Staff was stellar! Knowledgeable and very friendly!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Definitely a gem in Cambridge. We eat here often and it never disappoints. Amazing food and cocktails.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Fun, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Casual, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Scenic View
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Overall just an average meal and service. We were expecting much better based on reviews. The Soft Shell special tauted as a Whale was average size and was not piping hot when served as one would expect. However, taste was very good and the crab was fresh. Service was average and the server seemed nervous and somewhat overwhelmed despite what i would consider a normal looking crowd for a Saturday night.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great food. PAINFULLY slow service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 24, 2017

After reading numerous online reviews for dinner restaurants in the Cambridge area, we decided to give "The High Spot" a try. Monday night is typically a slow night, so we had no trouble getting a table and parking was plentiful (on the street). The dining room is tastefully decorated and room lighting is on the low side. My husband and I both had the "house salad" (known as the 305 High) which was very generously sized (at $8 each). He tried an ale on draft which he does not recall the name of, but it was very good, and so he had 2. I tried the Blueberry Lemonade, which tasted like cough syrup (but improved after a few minutes of mixing and ice melt). For entree I had the Lump Crab cake which came with "curried corn and black bean salsa". Crab cake was ok, but the rest (corn and beans) was rather bland and dry (so disappointing!). I would like to recommend putting the Crab cake over saffron rice and garnishing it with roasted red peppers and sun dried tomatoes. Another possibility would be to pair it with potatoes au gratin and asparagus (or steamed green beans). My husband chose the filet mignon which came with a deep fried potato pancake and sautéed kale. He thought it was good. Overall it was a pleasant experience, and our server was excellent!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 19, 2017

The soft shells were delicious! They were flash fried a beautiful brown to a gentle crisp. My husband had tuna poke which he said was delicious with raw tuna, rice, and cucumber formed into a cake-like shape and presented with sauces drizzled around the plate.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Great food in an area where good food is hard to come by

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

excellent "Gastro Pub" food. Creative preparations.

Tags: Fun, Great Beer
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 15, 2017

A hidden gem in quiet Cambridge, MD! We attending with our 2 children while vacationing at the Cambridge Hyatt hotel. The food was excellent, and my husband especially loved the 'jacked up lemonade' cocktail. We will definitely be returning!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Last minute decision and we're glad we did. Nice menu of diverse items. Everything was well executed and delicious. Don't forget their list of original cocktails. Really good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

We had delicious food at the High Spot, including the best soft-shell crabs I've ever had. I guess it really is true that they're better in Maryland... The wine list is just ok but my hubby gave the many beers on tap two thumbs-up. The kale salad is delicious as is the crab soup - my hubby called it the best crab bisque he has ever had (again, kudos to the state of Maryland.) Friendly atmosphere and a menu that belies the casual decor.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 2, 2017

We had reservations for 3 and were seated promptly. Our server did not get to us for 15 minutes, despiete others seated after us gettingattention, drinks etc. Poor service plagued the night and out server was often nowhere to be found or chatting outside. We stopped in to this area on our way through the Eastern Shore, but our dinner took an hour and a half despite it being quite simple; salad, soup of the day, an appetitzer and a fish dish. they did seem to have a good business, but we ate at a late hour when there were vacant tables and still spent more time waiting than eating.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 17, 2017

One of our favorites! Great food every time!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We enjoyed our third visit to this excellent restaurant in Cambridge Maryland. The beer choices and menu selctions are excellent. The wine selections are also above average. We totally enjoyed the chicken and the crab cakes.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Healthy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Our family of 4 (2 adults, 1 teen, 1 tween) had a great dinner here while in Cambridge for the weekend. Great casual and tasty menu options -good for all the ages of our group. Pleasant friendly & relaxed atmosphere. Would definitely come again if we are in the area again.

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 28, 2017

We had high expectations for this restaurant but were mostly disappointed by the service. Staff were working hard, but they did not appear to be well-trained. We had a reservation, but had to wait for our table. When we got to our table, there were dirty dishes left on the table and no silverware/napkins had been set. It was a bit of a wait to give our order, and again when served my beer, I was brought a dirty beer glass and had to ask several wait staff before getting a clean one. My husband ordered the pork chop special, and it was quite good. Plenty of food and well prepared. We both had the crab soup, which was delicious. I ordered the filet entree and asked that it be cooked to "pink" inside. It was served with no "pink" at all. That was a disappointment. So while this restaurant has huge potential, it was disappointing the night we ate there.

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