Chef Manager Russell Robbins

Originally from Virginia Chef Russell is a well seasoned Eastern Shore Cook.
Time spent "on the line" at The Tilghman Island Inn, Chincoteague Inn and The Old Firehouse in Cape Charles has honed his cooking skills and passion for our wonderful Eastern Shore produce, friend to local producers and farmers.
We are delighted to welcome Russell into our family of Historic Inns as Chef Manager at The Washington Inn.
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.

"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, local wherever possible and cooked to order. Please allow a little time for the preparation of your meal, the flavors will be worth it.

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 Sunday, 4.30 pm to 8.30 pm, 
closed for Dinner Monday and Tuesday.

Summer Dinner Menu

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Crispy Brussels with dried Cranberries & Maple Bacon with a Balsamic Glaze $9
for (V) request no Bacon 

Chef’s Recipe Crab Dip topped with Cheddar served with Pita Chips  $12

Calamari crispy flash fried with Thai Chili Sauce, toasted Coconut and Cilantro $12

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

Blackened Sushi grade Tuna over a Seaweed Salad with Thai Chili and Soy Sauce $12


Our Signature Tavern Country Soup with Meatballs, Spinach, Orzo and Broth
Cup $7 Bowl $9

Ice Cold Gazpacho with Avocado and crispy Croutons
Cup $7 Bowl $9
add local Lump Crab for additional $3


Caesar Salad with Romaine, Parmesan and house-made Garlic Herb Croutons (V) $9

Caprese Salad with local Tomatoes and Basil, Mozzarella and aged Balsamic (V) $10

Summer Berry Saladwith mixed Greens, Strawberries, Blueberries, crumbled Blue Cheese and aged Balsamic (V) $10

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


Tavern Burger with 8oz premium Angus Beef, Cheddar Cheese, crispy Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato on a Brioche Bun with our hand-cut twice-fried Fries and Apple-Blue Cheese Coleslaw $15

Fish n’ Chips with Beer-battered Cod, Apple-blue Cheese Coleslaw or buttered Garden Peas, Lemon Caper Tarter and our hand-cut twice-fried Fries $15

Summer Garden Risotto with Arborio Rice, white wine, Vegetable Stock, Mushrooms, Onions, Tomatoes, Asparagus, Garlic and Herbs (V) $16
add Roast Chicken for an additional $9, Shrimp $9 and Salmon $14 

Chicken Marsala with sauteed breaded Breast, Portabella Mushrooms on a Lemon-basil Fettuccini, sauteed Spinach and Marsala Wine Sauce $18

Seared Atlantic Salmon served on mashed Potatoes with Asparagus, Citrus Beurre Blanc and crisp-fried Leeks $22

Seared Day Boat Jumbo Scallops with Asparagus, Key Lime Coconut Rice and Citrus Beurre Blanc $28

12oz Prime Rib slow-roasted with Herbs and Garlic and served with mashed Potatoes, Asparagus and pan Jus $28

5oz Broiled Jumbo Lump Crab Cake or Tempura Beer-battered local Soft Crab served with fried Green Tomato, Risotto and Chipotle Aioli as server for Market Price

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

Side Orders all $4.50

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

Additional serving of our warm Asiago Bread              Our Signature Apple-Blue Cheese Coleslaw         Char-grilled fresh Asparagus                                            Hand-cut and twice-fried Fries
Mixed Green Salad with your choice of dressing


Pavlova with Summer Berries and Chantilly Cream $7

Crème Brûlée with local Honey and Rosemary $7

New York Baked Cheesecake with local Strawberry Basil Jam $7

Strawberry Shortcake with traditional Scone, Strawberries and Chantilly Cream $8

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

Traditional Smith Island 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 dietary requirements and preferences. Please advise us of any allergies or specific dietary requirements or issues prior to ordering. 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”, Chef Manager Russell