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“Visiting Oxford in mid July”
Review of The Masthead at Pier Street - CLOSED

The Masthead at Pier Street
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Description: After 13 years serving you at the beautiful waterside at The Masthead, we must say good bye. We have shared so many wonderful memories with you; Birthdays, Rehearsal Dinners, Wedding Proposals, Engagement Parties and so many sunsets that we will never forget. We entertained a few celebrities, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew McConaughey to name drop a few, but you were the reason we loved being there! We have been serving Oxford and its visitors since 1991 and we plan to continue! We will be serving lunch and dinner at Latitude 38 and we will open our new outdoor courtyard in the early spring! We invite you to check out our new website and our every changing menu at Latitude 38. We also invite you to inquire about our expanded catering services that will be a part of our new chapter! Thanks again for all of your support through the years and most of all the memories!! Thanks to all of our wonderful staff that worked side by side with us through the years, some of you already at Latitude 38!! Gretchen Gordon and Wendy Palmer and the great staff of The Masthead at Pier Street We feel very blessed!
Reviewed 12 July 2014

After 15 years, I'm returning to Oxford next week. There was a Masthead restaurant at the Marina. They served the best crab cakes I have ever tasted. I only hope the restaurant still exists and it's just as I remembered.

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wendypalmer, Owner at The Masthead at Pier Street, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2014

Yes we are still here in Oxford!! Looking forward to having you back!! Crabs have been great as are the crab cakes!! Just had one for lunch today! See you soon!
Wendy Palmer
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

The dinner was ok...the greens in my salad didn't seem fresh, and the dressing was a little watery...second cup of dressing was better - the salad cost $15 or $16 so you would have expected more - the little crab balls were delicious. Not enough attention by the waitresses cause we needed more tartar sauce and dressing...but it was very pretty eating out there on the water.

Thank Nancy H
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wendypalmer, Owner at The Masthead at Pier Street, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2014

Thanks so much for sharing a review on Trip Advisor. We are sorry your Masthead Salad wasn't up to par, we do get fresh mixed greens in daily, so I am surprised to hear they weren't fresh, and the crab balls are dynamite, and the salad is an entree portion is priced accordingly.
The house dressing is a corn vinaigrette and some may think it thin, but flavor oh my!! So good!
Hopefully your next visit we will impress all around!! We value your business and would like to see you again soon!!
Wendy Palmer
Owner

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

This restaurant has many tables overlooking the water-west exposure so great for sunsets. its very casual and comfortable. We ate here twice-lunch and dinner-and pretty much enjoyed everything we ate-soft shell crabs, lobster mozzarella-basil sandwich-coconut shrimp-fish tacos.they have steamed crabs which we didn't try because they were running small being early in the season. Highly recommended.

Thank nsp19
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wendypalmer, Owner at The Masthead at Pier Street, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2014

Thanks for the glowing review! We do have the best views and sunsets as well! So glad to hear all that you tried and you loved! I agree the soft crabs are sensational!!. We have so many new menu items this season that are a hit, it is hard to recommend to our guests. As you mentioned still early in the season and water still so cold crabs are not at their peak yet, but we are patiently awaiting the warmer water and a better crab supply!
Thanks again for taking the time to review us!
Wendy Palmer
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We make the trip to this restaurant as often as we can. The crabs have always been good when in season. When they are not great, the wait staff is very clear about what to expect, as they were this past weekend. We always try to sit outside on the deck where the view is wonderful. Great view, friendly atmosphere, uncrowded, steamed crabs- the ultimate Maryland dining experience in my opinion.

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Thank Helene
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wendypalmer, Owner at The Masthead at Pier Street, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2014

Wow- the ultimate Maryland dining experience in your opinion!! Highest praise we could ask for! I am thrilled that you have enjoyed a restaurant on many trips. We love when our guests take the time to share their experience on Trip Advisor. We hope to see you again on your next visit!
Wendy Palmer
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

On the suggestion of a friend, we decided to travel to Oxford, MD on Saturday. Having been to St. Michaels a few times, we thought it would be similar. Although the town is blessed with a fantastic view of the bay, the restaurant left a lot to be desired. The place was at less than a quarter capacity, but we had to wait to be seated. Once seated inside (outside looked great, but with upper 60's temps and a breeze, we stayed in), the servers all seemed to have their assignments, excepting our table. So almost ten minutes later, someone finally came and took our order. We tried to be forgiving, but the food was mostly overdone, and not good at all. So, if you are going to go, go for the view and the drinks...

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wendypalmer, Owner at The Masthead at Pier Street, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2014

Thanks for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We are sorry you were not greeted and served in the manner you deserved! I teach my staff that every guest that walks through our doors be welcomed and served as soon as possible. At the early part of the season we do run into nights that you described where some guests are outside, some inside, some move from outside to inside and with a large restaurant and 300 seats scatttered, it is sometimes is difficult to keep track. Please know we value your business and hope that this was an oversight and would not occur again.
Thanks again for your comments,
Wendy Palmer
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