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Lunch on Chesapeake Bay

An August 2004 trip to Oxford by AussieBrad

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Quote: We stopped in at Oxford on the way back to Washington from a visit to Chincoteague. Oxford is a small town on the Chesapeake Bay.

Lunch on Chesapeake Bay


Oxford, MD Photo, Oxford, Maryland
On our way back from Chincoteague, we stopped at a wonderful restaurant called the Robert Morris Inn. The water-bound village of Oxford was once Maryland's largest port of call, and it is still an important center for boat building and yachting. Oxford is a protected harbor for the watermen who harvest oysters, crabs, clams and fish, and for sailors from all over the Bay. Oxford is a pretty place with old houses and great views of the water. For the day-tripper from Baltimore, Washington, or Annapolis, you can take the car ferry across to Bellview so that you don't have to double back. We were there for just a few hours, but for a longer stay, there are antique stores in th...Read More

Robert Morris Inn


Robert Morris Inn Photo, Oxford, Maryland
The Robert Morris Inn advertises itself as having the "Best Crab Cakes" as rated by James Michener, so of course we ordered those, but there is a wide range of seafood and other items on the menu. The crab cakes, though, live up to their reputation, and you would be hard-pressed to find better. The clam and crab chowder was also excellent, and for those who can't pass up dessert, there was plenty to choose from. We were there for a Saturday lunch in late summer and it wasn't too crowded. It is a pub/tavern-style eating area in the historic inn, which provides great atmosphere. Accompanying the menu is a card giving the history of the inn, which dates back to pre-revolutionary times. There i...Read More

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Robert Morris Inn
314 North Morris Street
Oxford 21654
(410) 226-5111