"The best from Maryland's natural larder simply prepared to preserve the best of quality ingredients"

Our menu may not be the largest but we assure you it is all fresh produce and cooked to order. Please allow a little time for the preparation of your meal, the flavors will be worth it. If you do not agree, let us know right away and we’ll remedy the situation.

Please advise of any dietary requirements or medical restrictions in advance of ordering.

Our Tavern and Dining Rooms offer a historic homey atmosphere with ancient timbers and log burning fires. A firm favorite with locals and visitors alike. Real food at tasty prices using fresh ingredients and featuring traditional favorites, Eastern Shore specials and friendly service. Private spaces available from our fireside Alcove table for 8, to our Dining Rooms for up to 25 and Lounge for up to 50.  Dinner Wednesday through Saturday, 4 pm to 8.30pm, 
closed for Dinner Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

Fall Dinner Menu

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Crispy Brussel Sprouts
with dried Cranberries and Maple Bacon with a Balsamic Glaze $10    for (V) request no Bacon

Flash-fried Calamari
with Lemon Wedge and a Garlic Aioli $12


Fried Green Tomatoes
topped with Crab Salad and Chipotle Aioli $12


Local Oyster breaded and deep Fried    (5)
with Market Greens, Lemon and Tartare Sauce $14


Deal Island Oysters on the half-shell    Minimum order of 3 applies to each
freshly shucked with Lemon and Cocktail Sauce $1.75 each
Rockefeller baked with Bacon Parmesan and Spinach $3.25 each


Tomato and Basil Soup
and house-made Garlic Herb Croutons   Cup $7   Bowl $9


Tavern Country Soup
with Meatballs, Spinach, Orzo and house-made Broth   Cup $8  Bowl $10



Caesar Salad
with Romaine, Parmesan and house-made Garlic Herb Croutons (V) $10


Winter Beet Salad
with mixed Greens, Beets, Apple, crushed Walnut, crumbled Blue Cheese
and Aged Balsamic Olive Oil Dressing $12

add Roast Chicken for an additional $9, Shrimp $9 and Salmon $14



Angel Hair Pasta
with Tomatoes, Basil, White Wine and Garlic served with Garlic Bread  $16

Add chicken for additional $9, Shrimp for $9 or Salmon for $14

Tavern Burger
with 8oz premium Angus Beef, Cheddar Cheese, crispy Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato on a Brioche Bun with our hand-cut twice-fried Fries and Apple-Blue Cheese Coleslaw $16

Fish n’ Chips
with Beer-battered Cod, Lemon Caper Tarter, Apple-blue Cheese Coleslaw
and our hand-cut twice-fried Fries $16


Classic Chicken Pot Pie
with Puff Pasty lid and Fall Vegetables $18


Shrimp and Grits
Grits with seared blackened Shrimp, Peppers, Onion and Bacon $18


Chicken Marsala
with sauteed breaded Breast, Portabella Mushrooms, mashed Potatoes
Fall Vegetables and Marsala Wine Sauce $24


Seared Atlantic Salmon
served on mashed Potatoes with Fall Vegetables, Citrus Beurre Blanc and crisp-fried Leeks $26

Slow-braised Beef Shortrib
with tender slow-roast Prime Rib with Red Wine, Mushrooms, Onion, Carrot, Celery and Herbs with mashed Potatoes and Fall Vegetables $28

Seafood Platter
with Beer-battered Cod, Breaded Oysters and Fried Shrimp, served with our Apple-blue Cheese Coleslaw and our hand-cut twice-fried Fries $28


All entrees served with fresh baked Asiago Bread and seasoned Rosemary infused Olive Oil

Side Orders all $5


All Entrées include vegetables, and we are happy to offer additional sides:

Apple-blue Cheese Coleslaw            Hand-cut twice-fried Fries            Grilled Asparagus
Creamy mashed Potatoes                Seasonal Vegetables



Baked Cheesecake
New York style with Raspberry Sauce $8


Flourless Chocolate Cake
served with local Raspberry Jam and whipped Cream $8


Sticky Toffee Pudding
served with Carmel Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream $9


Traditional Smith Island Cake
Maryland’s much lover multilayered Cake $9


Hot Beverages all $2.75


Hot Chocolate        Selection of Hot Teas        Fresh Brewed regular or decaffeinated Coffee

(V) suitable for vegetarian. As we cook to order most dishes can be adapted to accommodate general dietary preferences.

* Please advise us of any medical allergies or specific medical requirements at the time of your reservation. It is very unlikely we can accommodate such requests as our kitchen and team are small and the risk of cross contamination too high, for specific food groups. In these circumstances we are agreeable to you bringing your own dishes.

The consumption of raw or under-cooked eggs, meat, poultry, seafood or shellfish may increase your risk of food borne illness.

If you enjoy your experience, please tell everyone and if you do not, please tell us. We are eager to please”.

Built as an Inn and Tavern in 1744, this is the second oldest in Maryland