The Robert Morris Inn

4.3
196 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American

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About

Built in 1710, this was once the waterfront home of Robert Morris who gained fame as the Financier of the Revolution. The oldest operating Inn & Tavern on the Eastern Shore and now the most unique historic restaurant with rooms under Master Chef and Partner, Mark Salter. His menus draw inspiration from blending his unique cooking style of British with American sensibilities and features the Chesapeake great natural larder.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, British
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon, Thu–Sat 8:00 am–10:30 am
Brunch
Sun 8:00 am–2:30 am
Lunch
Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm
Dinner
Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(410) 226-5111
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Mark Salter
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Private party facilities
Our Tred Avon Room is a waterfront historic room suitable for between 6 and 16 persons. This is one of the original 1710 parlor rooms.
Our formal Dining Room is perfect for weddings, receptions and formal dining. This room can seat up to 68 persons.
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Catering
The same sublime quality as our Tavern and Inn dining defines our banqueting. It is a unique feast for the senses . . . . in your home or business.
Our menus draw inspiration from Mark's blended cooking style of British with American sensibilities and feature the Chesapeake's great natural larder, these dishes are taken from Mark's various dining menus.
We offer these same menus in the comfort of your own home or business. From small intimate parties in your own dining room or kitchen to weddings and events. We would be delighted to tailor the event to your very specific needs.
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Strand
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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FD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Food rivals that of Scossa, the premier restaurant of the area. Staff could be more knowledgeable and better versed like the Scossa staff (which could go toe to toe with a top class NYC restaurant). Chef Salter does a tremendous job.

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NB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for Sunday brunch with friends. The Inn is historic and very cozy. All four of us had something different to eat and not one complaint-raves all around. The scones with homemade jam were outstanding. So was the sausage gravy over a fresh cheese biscuit. Don't get scared, there were healthy choices too, like homemade oatmeal. Service was spot on. When we asked some questions about the Inn, our server went and got us a brochure with the history of the Inn that we could review. I can't wait to go back!

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LF
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a very nice meal in a beautiful, old historical inn. Cozy and enjoyable.

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KC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had not been to The Robert Morris Inn in a few years...I'm happy to say that the food was delicious and creatively presented. The cream of crab soup was a great starter...plenty of lump crab meat! The Inn's crab cake dinner did not disappoint and wine list selections were pleasing. Casey, our server, was attentive without being obtrusive...pleasant and welcoming. We were seated outdoors on the veranda and enjoyed our evening overlooking the Tred Avon...a delightful and wonderful end to our day.

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SD
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely setting in a charming inn on a scenic river. It's a great place to go for a relaxed evening, an excellent dinner and (maybe) that wonderful Pavlova!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was mediocre, with even their specialty (crab cakes) a disappointment: no lump crabmeat, just stringy tasteless crab. This place used to be great, but hope it returns to its greatness.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Always enjoy dining at RMI. This time the Fish and Chips the coating a bit soggy and the meat I’m pretty sure it was Flank and chewy

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C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is the best place in town. Ask for the leaflet on the history of the building while you are there rather than getting on your way out. Hamburger was large and tasty as was shrimp curry which was a slightly small serving. Asked for catsup and got a very small serving in a tiny dish.

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O
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It's always a treat to be welcomed at the Robert Morris Inn, whether dining inside near the fireplace during the winter season or al fresco, as we did, on a beautiful summer morning. Friendly staff, beautiful surroundings and delicious and beautifully-prepared food. We enjoyed, as always!

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a
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was staying at the Inn and dined alone - a single, female traveler of a certain age! I did not feel conspicuous or awkward at all. I felt entirely comfortable in the restaurant and enjoyed everything I ate -- a starter watermelon salad, then fish and chips, and then the sticky toffee pudding dessert (I couldn't finish all of it). Everything was very well prepared and tasty, but the watermelon salad was better than excellent. And the service was attentive without being overbearing. The ambience, wood beams, fireplace, and historic atmosphere, all added to my dining pleasure. And the sauvignon blanc was very good too!

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TS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Both our dinner and breakfast were spectacular. We will definitely be returning!

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CJ
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food! Our server, Neal, was very attentive. It was a hot, humid evening and we chose to sit out on the porch. They would’ve accommodated us inside. In hindsight, that may have been a better option. We had the fish and chips and my husband had the burger. Both were very delicious. Would definitely return.

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ER
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This is a great spot for dinner. The outdoor patio area is always nice HOWEVER it seems that every time we visit, the table we want is not available because there's no server or something. This visit, we were told we couldn't have a certain table (with a better view) only to watch 4 people walk up, take the table and get service. No discussion about why the other party got the table. It seems if you just take the table you want rather than asking, things work out. There's a nice row of covered tables along the front of the Inn and inevitably, these tables are "not available" only to see them fill up as the night progresses. Perhaps the servers are wrestling over a limited number of tips each night. The inside is usually empty.

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LY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Simple fresh food very well prepared. Always delicious, cool old tavern inside, beautiful setting outside. This is definitely one of the best restaurants on the Eastern Shore.

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The rockfish dish on the summer menu is a perfect marriage of flavors, from the grilled Romain and fresh tomatoes to the corn topping and fresh pesto. Out of this world! Kudos to Chef Mark Salter. The sunset view from the porch was not half bad either.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Robert Morris Inn is a very special place to have dinner. First of all, the restaurant is located in the house of Robert Morris in Oxford, Maryland; the man who spent his entire fortune to help General Washington win the Revolutionary War. Secondly, the food is exquisite. The Chef is always open to improvisation when I request a vegan plate. Finally, the service is second to none and the atmosphere unique. So, if you are in the Eastern Shore don’t forget to visit the Morris Inn!

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C
Baltimore
59 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Dined on two adjacent evenings, plus had a nightcap at the bar following the fireworks. Molly, our server on night #1, was pleasant and appropriately attentive. Our meals - a burger and the shrimp salad w/avocado & tomato were tasty. Chuck, the bartender, was great and kept the bar open just for us - much appreciated!

Dinner night #2 was less enjoyable - our entrees -crab cakes, were excellent but they ran out of the wine my wife preferred (from the prior evening) and she had to settle for a replacement Chardonnay which wasn't up to par. That, coupled with the bright lights and the "way too numerous" flies that were a constant annoyance led to our hasty departure to another nearby restaurant for drinks and a much more enjoyable ambiance.

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SO
Thailand
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Have eaten there many

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

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F
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Watched the sun set over the water.

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RD
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff are friendly and attentive. The meal was excellent!

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SS
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our stay at this historic inn. The employees were very helpful and informative and genuinely interested in their guest and very proud of the Inn. The waitstaff in the restaurant/Tavern were friendly and professional. Food was very good.

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AH
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Friendly, efficient service. Beautiful spot. Exceptional food. Try the Ruben or the crabcake.

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MD
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Travel back in time to 1710 and enjoy the charm and character of the Robert Morris Inn, one of the oldest inns in America in one of Maryland's oldest towns, the quaint cozy town of Oxford. Sit on the porch for dinner and enjoy the view as the nation's oldest privately owned ferry (since 1683) docks at sunset. The food is delicious featuring local seafood; the inn is equally comfortable and historic. We shall continue returning year after year to this relaxing oasis.

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AC
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a delightful Mother's Day surprise. The food was absolutely top notch! First, it's a delightful old Inn in the quaint little town of Oxford. Second, the food is worth driving from Baltimore. The three course meal, at $35, was wonderful. I started with the shrimp and grits which was perfectly cooked and seasoned with crispy ham and lobster essence. My son had the cream of crab soup and it was excellent also. We had chicken which was out of this world. The chicken was moist and sat on top of a bed of spinach, mushrooms, fingerling potatoes and a rich slightly smokey flovored sauce. For dessert I had strawberry shortcake. Perfect shortcake topped with strawberries and raspberry sauce. My son had the berry crumble and it was delicious with a side of ice cream. Great service and food. Lovely location and historical Inn. Highly recommended. Compliments to Mark Salter, their chef.

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TH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Though we had reservation, Hostess very curt & said we had to wait, though room was not full — took 20 minutes to get table and then another 15 minutes just to get glasses of water& menus- waitress finally appeared 5 minutes later

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CD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was terrific but the service was very slow . It was a beautiful evening so perhaps they were not completely prepared for the crowd . Still enjoyable

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S
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Pedestrian food and menu served in a dark and very unattractive environment. This place needs a complete updating, including noise abatement infrastructures. The chef relies on overly heavy and salty sauces.

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C
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed an Easter Brunch at The Robert Morris Inn. We were greeted by a new hostess, Kyra, who is delightful. Everything was done superbly and we relaxed for a long and enjoyable meal.

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c
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to the Robert Morris Inn several times a month, and take out of town visitors whenever we get the chance. The historic ambience is captivating. Dark wood and brick, large fireplaces, antiques, cozy tables. We like the white linen table settings. The staff are excellent. The menu is not extensive, but perfectly curated. Quality ingredients are carefully prepared and presented.

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J
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for Easter breakfast/brunch. Food and service was wonderful.

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P
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food for both quality and.quantity. Nice pour on the wine and fantastic service.!!

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food! Best on Eastern Shore.

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DJ
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Lobster Mac and Cheese special was the best but if that's what your after call before you come.

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d
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service!
The music was a little loud and made it difficult to have a conversation while they were playing.

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KK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful ambience & music by Kenny Knopp! Best Cream of Crab soup I ever ate! Curry Shrimp was bland with way too much plain white rice. Otherwise delicious!

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RH
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I first learned of the Winter Comfort Food menu at the Robert Morris Inn through Twitter. When I went there I was pleased with the food and the service. My server who was Neil was very attentive but unobtrusive. My choice for the evening was the oyster pot pie which I found to be excellent. I will certainly go back in future even though it's an hour drive from my home. Be prepared when you come to the Robert Morris Inn that the building first opened in 1710. The decor is period For that time.

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We took advantage of the special menu for the Inn's celebration of New Year's Eve. The local oysters on the half shell were very tasty but not too strong and the home-made cocktail sauce complemented them nicely. The steaks were prepared just as requested, medium rare and the sides were excellent. I finished with cheese cake, which was also good. The ambiance of the Inn's dining room, complete with open fireplace, added to the festive occasion.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were a bit disappointed that the full lunch menu was not available. Perhaps that was because it was a Sunday and they were still serving Brunch at 1 pm. We have been there three years in a row, and always come back. However, Brit husband missed his excellent fish and chips, and I missed the oyster pot pie. The sticky toffee pudding almost made up for it. We shall return. I suggest that they update their on line menu from autumn to winter.

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G
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

On a very cold winter day, the cheery ambiance of the Robert Morris, fireplace alight, hits the spot, warming other places besides the heart. Just the place for a reunion lunch among old friends.

Although the crabcake is an old friend, it is never boring. The cheddar ham sandwich is an amiable balance between ham and cheese. Both are served with a blue cheese coleslaw that ups the game of this staple a couple of notches. The salads are always crisp and the fried avocado a quirky but delicious detour.

And the check did not bore too deep a hole. All in all a delightful experience,

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