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The Robert Morris Inn
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Ranked #2 of 9 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$48
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Once the home of Robert Morris who gained fame as "Financier of the Revolution". General and later President George Washington was a close friend and visited Robert Morris often. In more recent times author James Michener outlined his famous novel, Chesapeake here and fell in love with our renowned crab cakes.Now the Eastern Shore's most unique historic restaurant with rooms under celebrity Chef Proprietor, Mark Salter and Ian Fleming.Enter the Inn and step back 300 years: a pristine yet historic interior welcomes with timber beams, panelled walls and open fires in the cooler months. Through to Salter's Tavern featuring historic red brick walls and old slate floors, with magnificent fires in the cooler months and offering casual outside dining on our Terraces and Veranda during balmy warm summers.This is a truly historic Inn, cosy with a natural patina running through. Friendly, great cuisine and understated professional service.
Reviewed 9 July 2014

This was a unique tavern/restaurant in the quaint little harbor town of Oxford, MD. we ate a salad for lunch there, and it was all organic, very fresh. Then, we also went back for dinner and had drinks, flounder and veggies, and they were good also. The Inn is over 200 years old and was built by the Morris's who were key figures in the Revolutionary War. The walls in the tavern were the old brick , booths had candles on the tables, it was a very cozy and you could just imagine what those old walls had heard through the years!

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Innspiration, Owner at The Robert Morris Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2014

Dear NanaMama2
Thank you for visiting our ancient Tavern and delighted you enjoyed your experience. It is quite unique and we do all we can to complement it with good regional cooking. We look forward to your return.
Regards
Mark & Ian

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

We had dinner and breakfast here while staying across the street. The atmosphere is lovely and the food was very good, but the crab cake, no longer the one James Michener raved about, is mis-labed as jumbo crab. The flavor was excellent but barely lump, much less jumbo. For $29, we expected more. Breakfast we outstanding and a great value - i had perfect poached eggs, which they mastered at the requested 3 and one half minutes, our friend said the best crab eggs benedict ever ( with lumpier crab than at dinner) and my husband raved about the scrapple. Our waiter could not have been more attentive. Highly recommend for breakfast, not sure dinner is the value for the money.

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Innspiration, Owner at The Robert Morris Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2014

Thank you for visiting our Tavern so frequently during your stay in our charming and historic town. Absolutley delighted you enjoyed your experience and that our great staff looked after you you so well. Consistency is hard to achieve but we do strive for it. We are most grateful for the praise our crab cake usually receives (see previous reviews) and never take it for granted, Jumbo lump and pretty much not much else. The price is crazy this year as local crabs are in short supply. Next time you join us just tell us your not happy with the crab cake and we'll change it straight away, no arguement. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Mark & Ian

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Reviewed 2 July 2014

I drove down to Oxford thinking that I hope I can find some outstanding seafood from the Chesapeake Bay. If you're thinking the same thing head straight to the dining room at the Robert Morris Inn. I started with perfectly fried oysters, followed by maybe the best crab cake I've ever eaten, and then my dessert selection was perhaps unorthodox, but I enjoyed it. I had opted for the oysters for the appetizer in stead of the equally tempting soft shell crab, so I had that for my dessert. Life is not always about following the crowd. Finally, the breakfast included in your overnight reservation is also loaded with high quality tasty items. Be sure to try the eggs Benedict with the lump crab. WOW...and their coffee is also very flavorful. Enjoy your time on the Bay.

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Innspiration, Owner at The Robert Morris Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2014

Kind words and most generous comments, thank you so very much. We are blessed with wonderful local produce, at this time of year over any other and that makes it easier for us. We cook everything on premises and deligted our csutmers continue to enjoy our cuisine.
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Mark & Ian

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Warm fresh baked bread with dinner and delicious breakfast options. You must try the eggs Benedict with lump crab. We went there as suggested by the Sandaway Waterfront Lodging (right across the streeet) which is where we stayed for our mini getaway.

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Innspiration, Owner at The Robert Morris Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2014

Thank you so much for visiting our historic Tavern. This time of year is fabulous for outside dining as the temperatures have been so pleasant. Delighted you enjoyed your breakfast and we look forward to welcoming you back.
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Mark & Ian

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Reviewed 14 June 2014

So I gave away the review....sat on the porch with a view of the water. Had an amazing crab cake - yes, it was $29.00--but it was full of crab meat, excellently prepared and presented. (other places charge this much for mediocre crab cakes). Dining companion had an equally tasty fish special. Dessert of Ailsa's chocolate carrot cake was more chocolate than carrot but not a fatal flaw. Service was lovely. We will be back.

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Innspiration, Owner at The Robert Morris Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2014

What a wondefull review, thank you so much and for sharing with fellow travelers too. We use the best jumbo lump crab meat we can find and not much else. This year the crab numbers have been down so sadly the price has gone crazy but we are committed to trying to offer the best value we can.
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Mark & Ian

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