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The Kitchen at the Imperial

208 High St, Chestertown, MD 21620-1518
+1 410-778-5000
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good22%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
208 High St, Chestertown, MD 21620-1518
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant has changed owners and chefs more times then we can count but it continues to be mediocre at best. It is a shame as there are very few places to eat in or near Chestertown. The bakery across the street is excellent, Blue...More

Thank dennis h
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Casual dining abounds on the Eastern Shore, but if you want a beautifully prepared meal at an upscale spot, visit the Kitchen! My husband and I both ordered the surf and turf: crab cake and filet mignon with local squash and mashed potatoes. Wow! It...More

Thank Bunny22314
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wow what a surprise for a place that advertises itself as 'gluten free', certainly not on the brunch "a la carte" menu (some fun eggs-Benedict options but w only English muffins, and non-GF crab cakes! :( Note: if you want to pay $25-35 for the...More

Thank Rob C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've enjoyed dining at The Kitchen since it was located in Rock Hall Md. We recently had a reunion of boating friends in Chestertown and enjoyed another superb dinner at The Kitchen at the Imperial. The menu is extensive and servings are always prepared in...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This facility is an interesting mix of Chestertown and Rock Hall. The facility has been there for over 100 years, and you get a very interesting feeling of a small town with a log of history. The food is in the OK category. It fits...More

Thank businesstraveler44
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Sitting at the bar allows one to be part of the local scene. The food is creative and the menu frequently changes. The owner strives to use local products.

Thank Needserene
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Ate lunch here during my stay. Crab soup and crab cakes were perfectly prepared and spiced. This food is on par with any high end RR in NY or D.C. I ate at a number of other places during my stay that were unremarkable. Next...More

Thank Dickson Y
Reviewed 27 June 2017

I don't even remember telling the person that I made the reservation with that it was our anniversary, but when we sat down to dinner we were handed custom menus with "Happy Anniversary" on them. We were given the menus to take with us. Such...More

Thank Diane D
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

I have never had such a wonderful conversation with the chef and owner of any restaurant. This man really did want to hear what we had to say about our lunch. We mentioned that the soft shell crab was very tasty, but, we would have...More

Thank Marty1357
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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We stop for lunch fairly often in Chestertown and for some reason have always overlooked this restaurant. Had Bloody Mary's out front before (very good) but never considered it for a meal. Thought it would be too expensive perhaps? Saw the article in "Coastal Living"...More

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26 January 2017|
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Response from Steve Q | Property representative |
Diane, no one likes to hear bad things, but when they happen, as business people, we need to know. As I am sure it is with you, I can't be everywhere, but I can fix it if I know about it. As far as trip advisor, why don't... More
Stephen M
9 June 2016|
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Response from Steve Q | Property representative |
Hi Stephen, No you don't unless it is a big party. If you are 6 or more, I would say get reservations just to be on the safe side. Steve The Kitchen (410) 778-5000 Ext. 1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 High St, Chestertown, MD 21620-1518 (Formerly Imperial Hotel)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Chestertown
  • Phone Number: +1 410-778-5000
  • E-mail
Casual fine dinning in a relaxed environment. All food made from scracth. Offering lunch and dinner 5 days a week, with a tapas menu available in the Tavern. Sunday offering a Bloody Mary Brunch with a build your own Bloody Mary Bar starting at 10am, dinner on Sunday starting at 5pm. Outdoor seating both front and back.
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