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Old South Mountain Inn
Based on 80 traveler reviews
Reminded Me of Birthday Dinners as a Child
Nov 17, 2014 by: Judy J from Owings Mills, Maryland
When I was a child, my mother took us to a restaurant in DC for our special birthday meal. This place reminded me of that time. The restaurant is really old (1732, if memory serves). On the inside you can not really see the history because of the decorations (the Christmas decorations were all ready in place). Hundred of snowflakes, glass balls and package ornaments hung from the ceiling. Lights and all manor of Christmas decoration were in every nook and cranny. Our server, Bruce was great and we enjoyed our experience at the restaurant.
Best Restaurant in Maryland
Nov 17, 2014 by: Kimo688889 from Chicago, Illinois
I back up this hyperbole by noting that Tammy may be the best waitress in Washington County/Boonsboro/South Mountain area. Started with cocktails and both wife and I had crab cakes. These are the real thing with real crab and not Mrs. Paul's filler. Salad was fantastic and sides were abundant. This was Filet Night, but I could not resist the Crab Cakes. I also had a half dozen Oysters Rockefeller and it was fantastic. Large party was coming in later that evening and they had asked that we dine early at 5:30 and we felt we had the place to ourselves, which we did not. This is a must for my Civil War-Wine Tasting Tour and hope to return. Bill with tip came to about $100+
Birthday Dinner with reservations
Oct 26, 2014 by: Maggie D from Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Made reservations in person 1 week prior to our requested day for 5:00 PM seating for a particular table in a quite corner of the main dining room. Upon arrival at exactly 5:PM the Hostess informed me that she could not give me the table I requested as someone came in a little earlier than us and wanted to sit there so we can just look around and pick another one or wait 20 - 40 minutes until they finish (restaurant was empty, why couldn't she have sat them somewhere else ?) She acted like this was a routine occurrence when it comes to reservations, they mean nothing. Service was just ok, not up to fine dining standards, some of the food tasted questionable, the only 2 items that were halfway decent were the Filet Mignon and the French Onion Soup. I had picked this restaurant for the reviews on their Beef Wellington since this is one of my husbands favorites, but this one was " Not Worth The Money " also as some reviewers mentioned they definitely need to do some refurbishing on the entrance and main walkways from the parking lot, a little dangerous if walking in heels. Very disappointing evening, will not be revisiting this establishment!
Birthday dinner at OSMI
Sep 24, 2014 by: jaslederer from Charlotte, NC
Five of us celebrated a birthday at OSMI. Had not been there in a long time, but it is still a very place for a meal and the food is still very good. Entrees included prime rib, scallops, and salmon. All were good. Service was also very good.
Elegant but Relaxed Sunday Brunch
Aug 24, 2014 by: WhiteCatWriting from Westminster, Maryland
Wonderful historic setting and building offer a fun but somewhat modest Sunday brunch. The menu includes something for just about everyone, including a carving station. Seafood items or exotic selections are not typically included.While this is not a large scale buffet, the food is very good, fresh and kept filled throughout the serving time. Salad, fresh fruit and a balanced approach to food groups, especially carbs, make this a healthier-than-usual buffet selection.The service is top notch. Enjoy the view - and you will not be rushed by the staff. Ample free parking. Very small but charming, cozy bar,
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