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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

Overview

Oxford, MD Photo, Oxford, Maryland
Quote:
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

Restaurant

Robert Morris Inn Photo, Oxford, Maryland
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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

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 9, 2005

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