"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.
Flash-fried Calamari with Lemon Wedge and a Garlic Aioli $12
Fried Green Tomatoes topped with Crab Salad and Chipotle Aioli $12
Tempura Battered local White Perch served with mixed Greens and Tartare Sauce $12
Maryland Crab Dip served with Pita Chips $14
Maryland Crab Salad Crostini $14
Steamed Little Neck Clams with Lemongrass and served with drawn butter $14
add hand-cut Fries for additional $4
Chilled classic Gazpacho with Croutons (V) Cup $6 Bowl $9
Chef James’ Maryland Cream of Crab Soup Cup $9 Bowl $12
Caesar Salad with Romaine Lettuce, Parmesan and Garlic Herb Croutons (V) $9
Summer Salad with mixed Greens, Tomatoes, fresh Basil, Mozzarella Cheese, Aged Balsamic and Olive Oil (V) $10
Strawberry Salad with Feta Cheese, mixed Greens and Balsamic Vinaigrette (V) $12
To any Salad add Roast Chicken for an additional $9, Shrimp $8 and Salmon $12
Angel Hair Pasta with Tomatoes, Basil, White Wine and Garlic served with Garlic Bread $15
Add chicken for additional $9, Shrimp for $8 or Salmon for $12
“Fish n’ Chips” with Beer-battered Cod, buttered Peas or Apple-blue Cheese Coleslaw and our hand-cut twice-fried Fries, Lemon and Tartare Sauce $16
Tavern Burger with 8oz premium Angus Beef, Cheddar Cheese, crispy Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato on a Brioche Bun with hand-cut twice-fried Fries and Apple-Blue Cheese Coleslaw $16
Classic Chicken Pot Pie served with Puff Pastry, mixed Summer Vegetables and baby Red Potatoes $18
Shrimp and Grits with seared blackened Shrimp, creamy Grits, Peppers, Onion and Bacon $18
Baked Cod with crispy Garlic Herb Panko, Basmati Rice, Asparagus and White Butter Sauce $24
Seared Crispy-skin Breast of Chicken on Cauliflower Rice with sauteed Spinach and Mushroom Sauce $24
12oz Black Angus New York Strip Steak with Hand-cut twice-fried Fries, Green Beans and Chef’s House-made Steak Sauce $28
One 6oz Jumbo Lump Maryland Crab Cake broiled or fried with grilled Asparagus, baby Red Potatoes and served with an Old Bay White Butter Sauce $36
Side Orders all $4
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
All entrees served with fresh baked Asiago Bread and fresh Rosemary infused Virgin Olive Oil
Lavender scented Crème Brûlée with Shortbread Biscuits $8
Classic Strawberry Shortcake $8
Our Famous fresh baked Sticky Toffee Pudding with Caramel Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream $9
Traditional Smith Island Cake, Maryland’s much loved multilayered Cake $9
Hot Beverages all $2.50
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