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The Manor Tavern

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770 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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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
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Phone number
(410) 771-8155
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
George Batlas
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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.
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Entertainment
FOLK MUSIC MONDAYS
First Monday of each month
• Live Acoustic Folk Music •
Bluegrass • Folk • Country
Come and join the fun.
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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
What 770 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

An incredible everyday or special occasion dining experience. Or server, Jaimie, was the best.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Birthday celebration food was unbelievable hat off to George his food is fresh unique and health conscious. Jamie offers service fit for Royalty and Mark was personable and constantly attentive. Even with the popularity of this place the service is still so personal. Thanks for another perfect outing!

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The Bloody Mary bar was great—made my own and thoroughly enjoyed it. The food I ordered (shrimp and goat cheese frittata) was mediocre at best. The dish was recommended by the waiter; but even though it was my choice, I was dissatisfied. It was served warm (not hot); it had very little flavor; the egg portion was dry—probably overlooked. The teaspoon-sized glob of goat cheese on top was a joke. My frittata had 3 shrimp. In a dish called “shrimp and goat cheese frittata” one would expect more than 3 shrimp and for goat cheese to be used as more than a garnish. Additionally, the dish was served with greens on top—I think I had a total of 9 pieces of lettuce on my plate. I think the meal was too expensive for what I received. The service at our table was poor—our waiter was not very attentive; we couldn’t even get his attention as he ran past. The restaurant was not very busy, so we can’t blame his lack of attention on a large crowd of diners. We have been to Manor Tavern several times previously with a better experience. Perhaps this was just not a good day.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

This is our favorite restaurant. Always friendly service and consistently fresh delicious food. Our waiter/bartender Andy made us feel like family as he always does. And we get to enjoy a beautiful scenic drive thru horse county on our way there from Baltimore.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

This was our first visit in several years and the new Owners have made many updates. The restaurant has a very comfortable, welcoming feel. We were seated quickly and the waitress introduced herself and took our drink orders promptly. When the drinks were served, she answered any questions we had about the menu and told us the specials for the evening. The food arrived an appropriate amount of time after the appetizer, so the waitress definitely watched the table. Everyone was happy with the food. The visit was very pleasurable and we'll definitely go back. The pricing is on the expensive side for both the meals and the drinks, but nothing we weren't expecting.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

This is the 4th Special Occasion dinner I have shared here with my beloved, 2 dates and 2 anniversaries. Each event was memorable and delightful. So now when I ask the response to special nights out is always "We go to The Tavern". Food is excellent, service is attentive but not hovering, cost is reasonable, not a cheap date, but the quality makes you dollar a good value.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

went there unknowingly they were only serving buffet. VERY DISAPPOINTED.Food was cold and bland. Took my son out for special dinner and was so disappointed. Won't return or recommemd.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter buffet was superb and service was attentive. Would highly recommend for any holiday gathering.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Our visit to the Manor Tavern overall was good. The cream of crab soup was excellent. The grilled Caesar salad was great and the special beet salad was excellent. The pork chop and scallop orzo dish was very tasty. The filet was overcooked, and as a result was chewy and tough. The chambord cheesecake was not well prepared, and was a disappointment. One member of our party ordered the creme brulee, which was not brought, and the server indicated that she didn't hear him order it. We'll definitely return but the visit was not up to the standards that we've come to expect from Manor Tavern.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Busy, but table was ready when we arrived.service was very good. Seafood gumbo is excellent.always a nice experience.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

I found the meals to be good but not really anything special especially for the price charged. Most meals are offered with the same mashed potatoes and vegetable. Nothing creative here. Compared to others I find it ordinary and expensive. Menu needs to improve.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Enjoyed a very nice brunch in front of the fireplace, which included Eggs Benedict, Blueberry Pancakes w/ scrambled eggs and bacon. All were perfectly prepared and delicious.
Loved the French Press coffee as well. Our server was wonderful...friendly, efficient and helpful in making our choices. It's always a treat to travel to the Manor Tavern in beautiful Baltimore County horse country. We'll be back.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Manor is the BEST!!!! Love the atmosphere. People friendly and excellent staff.
Your bread crumb fried shrimp platter with French fries and cole slaw is the best I have ever had. Will order that many more times in the future.

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2.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I’ll cut to the chase. Service was friendly but distracted, hurried, and sparse. The ambiance, with dated and stodgy surroundings- still offered a family friendly environment and a gregarious bar scene on a Friday. Sophisticated diners will find the menu borish and underwhelmingly executed. Example: $36 for bacon wrapped filet that though ordered MR came WD and flavorless on dry mashed potatoes. Shrimp entree was simply fried, unflavored butterfly shrimp. $16 lobster croquettes... 4 tiny fried balls of risotto with almost no lobster. With northern Baltimore county’s non-existent food scene and a rural location, the tavern doesn’t have to contend with competition. I like there no nonesense nod towards anachronistic menus but they should consider some innovation and expertise when it comes to delivering expensive food.
...in my opinion.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The food and service were excellent. The restaurant didn't have music because the windstorm had knocked out the wifi and other electrical systems out from what I was told. If there had been some music playing, I would have given this restaurant 5 stars on everything. We were one of the first people in the restaurant in the morning for brunch, so it was like a funeral it was so quiet. It made it kind of awkward to speak.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Awesome. Thank you Shannon for taking great care of us.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We had valentines dinner at Manor. Everything was exceptional. Service and food were outstanding.

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2.0Dined on February 11, 2018

I was disappointed as this has always been a favorite spot. Server did not offer specials. Salad was brought out way too quickly. I was not even halfway through my salad. My plate was delicious- Scallops and Crab on orzo. My date had the short ribs- very dry and lacked seasoning.
Desert was fair.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Shannon did a nice job of knowing just when to check in with us, not doing so too much. The atmosphere on a February Friday night was perfect for my girlfriend and myself. We are looking forward to going back soon!!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Manor Inn is one of our all time favorites Food is delicious. Not only well managed
with great staff, it also attracts great customers who readily say hi while you are
waiting to be seated. My husband got the Verdant Valley Country Pork Chop and
I ordered the Pasta Prosecco, delicious!!!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Always love the Manor!!

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4.0Dined on February 5, 2018

This established Baltimore County hunt country standby deserves a second look, chiefly because the food is better than you might expect. In addition to seasonal cocktails, there's a decent wine list and even an offer of a "flight" of three 2-oz. portions of wine. The dinner menu is substantial with a variety of soup, salad and appetizer choices in addition to entrees, most in the $20-$40 range. We were seated in the "Saddle Room" and aside from an errant stinkbug (this is out in the country), it was a pleasant, relaxing and, on a Monday night in February, quiet experience. I think the best part is the sense of being away from it all and, in a rarity in restaurants these days, a non-raucous atmosphere that allows for conversation. Is it the Milton Inn? No, the menu is not quite that ambitious but it is competent, varied and less expensive. That counts for something, too.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

I was a little disappointed when we were seated because we were put in a back room that housed 2 other large groups, and it was quite loud. We were going for a date night, but also to benefit from the Restaurant Week special. We just moved to the area and have heard good things about Manor Tavern. While our server was great, and the main course was delicious, if I went back I'd request to be seated in another room where we could talk more easily and enjoy conversation.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We visited the Manor Tavern to celebrate the retirement of a good friend. We had reservations, were seated promptly, had a very attentive waitress and our food was excellent.

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2.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Beer Can Chicken sandwich had lots of bread and little chicken. Side of cole slaw was pathetic. Server did not pay attention to us. Worst meal ever at MT. When I contacted the Manager, he was defensive and said that he had served 68 of the same sandwiches that day with no complaints. This restaurant has become snobby and over- impressed with itself. Totally disappointed.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Went for Restaurant Week to try a new restaurant. Food was great and the service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Had a late lunch during Baltimore Restaurant Week. Had a 3:30 reservation so restaurant was not busy at that time if day. Was offered a table near the cozy fireplace which was perfect for a cold dreary day. Our server was excellent. Was knowledgeable about everything on the menu in detail, Food was wonderful, everything tasty, generous portions. I had the chili stuffed potato skins - 3 large full of rich meaty black bean chili, smothered with cheeses. bacon, and topped with sour cream and scallions- every bite full of flavor, could have made a meal of just them. My friend had the Caesar Salad. Bread basket contained a toasted whole grain raisin bread - wonderful rich flavor. I had the BranzinoLosso = light, tender, flakey. My friend had the Fried Oyster BLT Po Boy - Server immediately pointed out that the accompanying French Fries may be bowner than most customers like and offered to replace before we even tried them. Oysters were hand breaded fried crispy yet juicy, thick flavorful bacon, and ripe fresh tomato slices you would have thought came out of a summer garden, served on a crispy toasted bun. We both had the Lemon Raspberry cake for dessert it was good but not memorable. Manager visited and shared the history of the Tavern, once the stable of the Estate where George Washington's horse was kept on trips from Philadelphia. A truly great dining experience.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Took advantage of secret discount in sealed envelope that I received in December. Plus it happened to be restaurant week. Server (maybe Kelli or Kelly?) was awesome. And food was delicious. We were in the older section, so it wasn’t quite as nice as the newer system.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

I rate the food that night 2.5 - 3 stars because of the food temperature. I had the TOMATO BASIL SOUP for a appetizer and it was room temperature and my main course PRESTO PESTO GRILLED CHICKEN was likewise. My date had a cranberry cocktail before dinner and expressed that it was very satisfying. For an appetizer she had the MANOR HOUSE SALAD and for a main course she had the ELK BOLOGNESE, both were OK.

I'm not convinced the food warrants the prices, I believe your paying for the atmosphere and the history of the place. I would go again but, not often and would recommend it to others for the experience.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

The Manor Tavern is always one of our "go to" spots. We enjoy our meals everytime we visit. The wait staff is always pleasant and knowledgeable. The food is both creative in it's combination of flavors, and delicious. We would recommend The Manor Tavern to everyone.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Another great meal. A big shout out to our wonderful waiter, Andy! He's the best!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We stopped by for lunch, and it was a great experience. The wait staff were attentive, and the food was delicious. We will return again, knowing it will be a great experience.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

I hadn’t been to The Manor Tavern in about a decade, & was aware that it had new owners. My previous experience there had been a stuffy formal dining room, & a more active casual dining area with a bar. I remembered the jockey silks on the walls, & that the food was good but pricy. My recent visit on Friday, was a good one! I made a reservation for two for seating in the casual dining or bar area. We were seated promptly in a booth in the hopping bar! (It was happy hour when we arrived & the bar was very busy!) Our waiter, who was also a bartender, promptly introduced himself & brought us our requested drinks. We were never rushed, & enjoyed chatting with one another & watching the people around us, who also appeared to be enjoying themselves. We ordered dinner from the Restaurant Week menu, & our food came quickly, attractively arranged, & hot! My steak was perfectly cooked, the asparagus was tender-crisp & fresh, & the fingerling potatoes a perfect compliment. My guest had the salmon, rice, & asparagus, & stated that it was excellent! For our desserts we had the mango cheesecake & coconut ice cream. Both were wonderful! Additionally, the portions are a sensible size, not skimpy or massive. The only disappointments were the level of service dropped once our meals were served. We wanted coffee afterwards, but had difficulty getting anyone’s attention. Also, the bar remained noisy, well after happy hour. We found ourselves shouting across the table even at 10:30 PM. I had expected the bar to be busy, but the noise to diminish over time. But, it is a bar & it was a Friday night! Overall impression: Not inexpensive but well worth the visit! Mostly a middle-aged crowd having fun. We will be back again & look forward to trying the dining area.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

We made it a point to go to Manor Tavern during restaurant week. The menu is outstanding and our food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Came for the Monday night bluegrass which is never a disappointment. Food was good, as usual. Had the Roseda burger and the bison burger. It was really packed with people and service was very slow and bill was wrong when it came to the table. Perhaps MT was understaffed for the crowd.

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3.0Dined on January 22, 2018

most of the time, this restaurant is really good. Tonight was an off night for them. It was restaurant week and the offerings were not very good. The fish came out with the skin on it. It was slimy and not pleasing to the eye. My husband's ribs were good. The options for dessert were all terrible. I had a DRY brownie cake, the lady next to me had a DRY lemon raspberry cake and her daughter had the mango cheesecake. All very very bad. If restaurant week's purpose is to bring people in, then this was not a good choice of what to put on the menu. Would suggest a pastry chef, as regulars we never get dessert. Its always bad.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

My husband and i ordered the same steak. Mine was tender and his was a bit tough. After informing the staff, they cooked him another and additionally took it off our bill. It was my daughter's B-Day and they served champagne to the 4 of us! Very nice touch! Our food was very good.....

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

The Manor Inn is awesome. My husband Steve and I just love it there. Whether you eat in the main dining area, Saddle Room or the bar it's such a warm atmosphere with friendly staff and as well as other patrons. The food never disappoints. Outstanding in every way.
As we waited to be seated Chef George Batlas who was standing near the front desk went out of
his way to walk up and say hi.

Stephen & Janet

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Restaurant very busy our server had way too many tables to deal with. The food was very good.

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4.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Loved the fireplace setting. The chicken pot pie was delicious! I wish they would have it on the menu as a regular item. Waitress was very attentive to us and friendly. The hostess even stopped by our table to see how our meal was, that was nice too. Will definitely return again and refer family and friends.

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