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About 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.

15819 Old York Road
Monkton, MD 21111
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

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

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 771-8155

Website:
http://themanortavern.com/

Entertainment:
FOLK MUSIC MONDAYS
First Monday of each month
• Live Acoustic Folk Music •
Bluegrass • Folk • Country
Come and join the fun.

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.

Executive Chef:
George Batlas

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Manor Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Local Ingredients (20)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Casual (18)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Authentic (15)
Comfort Food (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Cozy (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Good for a Date (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Scenic View (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Seasonal (8)
Fun (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Romantic (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Business Meals (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Organic (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Healthy (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Music (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Let me start by saying we always love the food & atmosphere of Manor Tavern-love how they decorate for the seasons/holidays. That being said, we've also had issues with service and just general organization, and unfortunately this visit was no exception. Our visit was on a Sunday. Their website indicates that brunch is served until2. We specifically did not want the brunch menu but wanted the lunch menu, so made our reservations for 2:30. We called the day before to make sure that we would be able to order off the lunch menu for a 2:30 reservation, & we were told at 2:30 on a Sunday we could order off the brunch or lunch menu - that dinner didn't begin until 4pm. We arrived for our 2:30 reservation, and were given the dinner menu when we were seated. We asked our server, Jessica, for a lunch menu and she told us that only the dinner menu was available. When we explained that we had called the day before and had been told that the lunch menu would be available at 2:30, she went and got the manager, Jamie. Jamie explained that on Sundays, after brunch was over at 2pm, they went to the dinner menu, but since someone had told us that the lunch menu would be available she would make an exception. Once this was straightened out, we thought everything would be fine. Unfortunately, our server left a lot to be desired. First, we heard her apologizing to every other table that she serviced for all of the delays. Our service was the same. Then, in the midst of our meal, they started setting up for the dinner service (which involved putting table cloths on all of the tables - which apparently made it necessary for the staff to be yelling across the dining room to each other as they set up the tables-really?) We repeatedly had to ask other staff for refills-because our server kept disappearing. The food was excellent - service not so much. Also, need to clarify on their website & Open Table their hours for brunch, lunch & dinner for each day of the week so there is no confusion.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a great time on a double date to Manor Tavern. A bit fancy and pricey, so good for special occasions. The crab dip wAs out of this world delicious and reasonably priced. So worth it!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Dinner was great! The restaurant is beautiful, the food delicious, and dessert was amazing!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great service from Andrew in an authentic and quaint country manor dining environment.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We love the Tavern bar seating, but were seated under a speaker which did not allow for a romantic evening nor good conversation. We asked to be relocated to the dining room and were accommodated, but the Hostess did not seem too pleased.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I have never been disappointed by The Manor Tavern - and our lunch there this week lived up to my high expectations. We started with phenomenal homemade chicken spring rolls. They were to die for. Definitely outside of the box. I had the poke bowl for my entree and it was awesome. Great flavor. My friend had the ultimate grilled cheese and absolutely loved it. But nothing will hold a candle to dessert - so be sure to save room! They're house made - and worth the cheat day. We split the flourless chocolate pie and the creme brulee. I'm a bit of a creme brulee snob, and they nailed it. But even better yet was the chocolate pie. Wow. I'd drive the hour round trip just to have another slice (or two) of that. Not heavy and dense like most flourless options - but instead light and airy and sinfully rich. Enjoy - as much as we did!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Casual, Bar Seating, Healthy, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 14, 2017

we met friends for a great dinner at MT, where we often go for lunch or dinner. The fish special had accents of shrimp and mussels, with rockfish over risotto -- excellent. steak and crabcake rounded out the meal. Waiter andy was very good, and the ambiance is always fun.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Organic, Authentic, Romantic, Fun, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 13, 2017

A great meal as usual! Great waiter, Michael Hindman too!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 2, 2017

The ribs on Monday night were outstanding! We had them in June and once again they were delicious. We all took leftovers home for the next day. Lovely evening!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We went for our 26th anniversary. We were seated by the entrance to the kitchen which at times was very annoying with the noise. Informed our server who took care of the issue to the best that she was able. Our server was great, very informative, friendly, and just all around a great server. The food was just okay, but I don't believe it was worth the price. I had their 16oz pork chop which was quite tuff and without much flavor. My wife had the beer can chicken sandwich which she said was pretty good. I don't mind paying for great food but this didn't quaify. Overall the people were very nice, the dining room was very nice, the service was very good, the food didn't make it for the price charged. I don't believe we will be returning anytime soon.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Had the rid eye steak, baked potatoe. Very very good. The bread is superb. Always love dining
at The Manor Tavern.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great Beer
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great, locally-sourced food. We enjoyed every dish served. Staff was very friendly as well. Only down-side is that we dined in the back porch where they played the music a bit too loud for our tastes. When I'm spending a lot of money on my food I want to really be able to focus on meal and conversation. Overall had a wonderful time and will definitely come back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Our group sat outside on Sunday afternoon... it was delightful. Seeing all the well behaved puppies and dogs.. love love love.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 6, 2017

The BLT was uninspired and stingy. The tuna burger was delicious. The service - both the server and the kitchen - was SLOW and inattentive.
Their crab soup is thick and delicious.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We made a reservation and expected to be seated in the dining room. Both dining rooms were closed (5PM). We were seated in the bar. The other option offered was outside seating but we wanted to visit and with loud live music that would have worked for us.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The Manor Tavern has been a local staple for great food, great service and a very comfortable setting. One of our favorite restaurants in the Mid Atlantic area and for those who do not live in the immediate area it's definitely worth the trip through the beautiful northern Baltimore County countryside.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Organic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Consistently good food and service. Andy and Shannon's service is hard to beat anywhere. The restaurant manager is very visible and responsive.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 24, 2017

We went with our neighbors to our favorite restaurant. It was a beautiful night so we sat outside where they now have live music on Thursdays. We had the halibut special, crab cakes and burgers. Everything was delicious as usual. Still praying they put the halibut on their regular menu as it is my favorite. I prefer it without any sauce which they did for me no problem. My friend loved it as is. It was half price wine, crab cake and halibut special night as well as live music. Who could ask for more. Plus they have a very nice selection of wine to chose from. Andy took very good care of us as he always does. We love him.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Fun, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Live Music
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 24, 2017

love the thursday 6:00 music. most start to late quiet enough to talk but still great to get into the music ! many choices and awesome specials always a good time!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Healthy, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Enjoyed dinner on Monday night to celebrate a very special gal's birthday. BONUS, we enjoyed the bluegrass music of the Mayo family. Fun time for all.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Our dinners were disappointing. My halibut was overcooked, my husband's soup had probably been sitting in the pot and was like paste, and his seafood pasta didn't have much flavor. We love the atmosphere there though on a summer evening on the patio but for the price of the food, should be much better. Not sure if we will go there frequently. The food used to be much better.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 12, 2017

I've been to Manor Tavern several times and had excellent food but the last few times the food has just been ok. The server was friendly but service was slow. I love the location and want to love the food but have not found it to be anything more than "fair".

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Food was excellent. Fish was excellent. Do not have the lobster Mac n cheese. No lobster! Dining outside was nice but we were in a pathway for smokers to go out and smoke which is annoying to have to move your chair often. Service was very poor. Waited probably a half hour or more for our apps. Did not see waiter in all that time. But because the food is so good. We will be back for another try.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 9, 2017

This was my first time eating at the Manor Tavern and I will definitely come back again. The service was great, the food fantastic and the overall experience was well worth driving a ways to get there. I highly recommend this restaurant to everyone.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Casual
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 8, 2017

My daughter ordered a salad with double meat for protein and we were both sadly disappointed. Her salad was the size of a side salad, not a main course salad, and although we paid a lot extra for double portion of chicken, it was sadly lacking in quantantee as well as quality. I ordered a burger which was enjoyable, however, but overall our experience was not worth a repeat visit.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Went to the Tavern on Saturday night for dinner for the first time ever. I really enjoyed the country setting and the coziness of the Tavern. Our server was wonderful--very helpful, friendly, and interested in our having a good time. I ordered the Grilled Caesar which was good but didn't really blow me away. I was trying to eat light both in terms of cost and calories, so that fit the bill. I love this setting so much, so I know I will be back.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Wonderful experience. Great food . The service was outstanding.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 4, 2017

They went out of their way to make us feel at home. Fantastic food generous pour, we will be back!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 1, 2017

We go there often. This was not one of their better performances

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Wish I didn't have to travel so far, but, as stated...worth the drive. Always excellent in every regard.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Perfect for dinner with a friend - quiet, so conversation is easy. Interesting entrees and delicious appetizers. Casual, but classy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We had a great brunch! Sat outside on a beautiful day, perfect for catching up with friends.
Food was delicious, drinks were great, and service was fabulous.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Service is excellent and the chef pays attention to the diners needs and requirements. Fresh, local ingredients. Everything cooked to perfection.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Good menu selection, quality of food was excellent, excellent service. A little pricey but I guess you get what you pay for.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Large gluten free menu for those to whom this is important. All food fresh, very good service and outdoor seating for those who like fresh air.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

A lovely slice of classy American dining in the middle of the Maryland countryside. Big on burgers and red meat dishes, there was still plenty to please those with a more vegetarian bent. The food was well-prepared and the drink we had (Gentleman Fig, I think it was called) was delightfully sweet. We were a bit too full for dessert. The outdoor patio is terrific for dining, if the weather allows.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

One of my most favorite places to dine and relax be back soon

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Went with my husband early Saturday evening. It was very quiet, which was nice. Our waitress was very friendly and suggested the lobster mac and cheese spring rolls, which we got. They were good, especially with the dipping sauce. I got the bolognese for my entree, while my husband got the crab cakes. The bolognese was very delicious, but unfortunately the crab for the crab cakes was not picked well. My husband mentioned that he didn't want to take his leftovers home because of this, and the waitress immediately sent the manager over to apologize, and they gave us complimentary dessert. We really appreciated that they took that upon themselves, even though we weren't looking for anything extra. We'd definitely go back again!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 20, 2017

The Manor Tavern is consistently excellent with lots of choices for everyone.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Fantastic meal and excellent service from our waiter. He brought out a cupcake and 2 glasses of bubbly because we mentioned it was my wife's birthday. It was a rough start to our experience with the young millennial mom seated close to us on the patio as she was quite loud and overbearing, but after she left we had a good experience. Would still highly recommend Manor Tavern.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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