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Captain Benders Tavern

) #1 of 2 Restaurants in Sharpsburg $$ - $$$ American, ,
111 E Main St, Sharpsburg, MD 21782
+1 301-432-5813
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good46%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“fries” (23 reviews)
“burger” (38 reviews)
“wings” (15 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
111 E Main St, Sharpsburg, MD 21782
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain Benders would be featured on Food Network, if there was a show called "Diners, Drive-ins, Dives, and Disastrous Dumps. What a dump. I went there for the first time with colleagues for an after-work social gathering. It was a warm evening and we were...More

Thank World-Wide-Badger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was surprised this place hasn't received better reviews so I guess I was pleasantly surprised. Good reasonable food in a town where there's not many restaurants available. We had a good sandwich with onion rings. They were all good but if you expect fine...More

Thank Jane_A60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in the early afternoon after a drive from central PA in need of a little lunch before visiting Antietam National Battlefield. A local recommended Captain Benders as a place for ok pub food. They were right....one of us ordered a burger and another...More

Thank FortyAcreTraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a tavern which is really a hole in the wall. The whole place was filled with bikers. The food was fair and the beer was in bottles. Do not recommend if you want to bring the kids or have a romantic dinner. The...More

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

As a bar the place may be great, but the entrees on the menu were less than average. We should have ordered easy to make burgers instead of complicated entrees. Great beer selection on tap, and the soup and salads were good.

Thank Maineville
Reviewed 11 May 2017

The staff at this pub were friendly and happy to tell us about the town. The night we stopped in was All You Can Eat Wings night and the joint was packed by locals. The French Dip was a bit heavy for my taste, but...More

Thank CoveDwelller
Reviewed 2 May 2017

A nice, neighborhood bar. Good beer selection. Better than average food. Good service. Been here more than once. The price falls on the mid-side between cheap and mid-range.

Thank winefoodtraveldotcom
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Looks like a bar, but the food is much better than standard bar fare. Everything is homemade, great service, great variety of beer and awesome sandwiches. Not much competition at Sharpsburg, but a very good place to stop after a battlefield visit.

Thank Jefferson A
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We came in a little before the crowd started. Only one waitress but she did very well with so many people. Good variety of food and beer. From the outside I thought it was way smaller. I was wrong.

Thank eja117
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a typical neighborhood pub with better than average fare and decent service. The fries are delicious and the reuben was top notch. The service was friendly but not obsequious so I can see why some would feel like they were being ignored. My...More

Thank Rebecca S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 E Main St, Sharpsburg, MD 21782
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Sharpsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 301-432-5813
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