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Rumsey Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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233 Lowe Dr, Shepherdstown, WV 25443-9602
+1 304-876-7000
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 13:00 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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289 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

As the hotel restaurant, things can suddenly get busy at mealtime. If so, the kitchen seems to be constrained for resources. Food is decent, although chowder is barely warm and seems obviously from a can. Waffle fries and homemade chips are crowd pleasers. The problem is that when all tables are full, it can take 90 minutes to get an... More 

Thank greenfeet
Management response:

Thank you for your review. The management team has sat down and thought of ways to improve the experience for our future business. We always appreciate all feed back! More 

Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

When in town we always try to visit the Rumsey Tavern in the Clarion Hotel. We have always enjoyed the evening meals, especially the specials (steamed shrimp, ribs, crab cakes). During the past several visits we found the Tavern increasingly busy...due to group nights like karaoke night, trivia night...etc. These groups take up the majority of seats so you have... More 

1 Thank Don U
Management response:

Don U We appreciate your feedback. Your right, Janice is Fantastic! As we do strive to have all of our servers follow in her footsteps, being she is our leading lady in The Rumsey Tavern. I have taken note of your dining experience and will follow through. I will also share with The Executive Chef the items you mentioned to... More 

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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Typical tavern, located in the clarion hotel. good burger and good spinach salad. bourbon manhatten was only $6 but it was only worth $6. Service was very friendly and atmosphere good.

Thank bill k
Management response:

Bill K, Thank you for taking time out of your day for the review.We are pleased to hear you liked our Burger and Spinach Salad. Our team is always trying to improve our food, drinks and service. All feedback is always appreciated as we strive to exceed guest satisfaction. Once again, Thank you for your thoughts! More 

Columbia, MD
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393 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

My wife and I had a little snack before turning in for the evening and found it at Rumsey Tavern. We ordered a drink and some waters, a bowl of soup and some chicken wings.

Thank LordThomMohr
Arlington, Virginia
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107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Ate two meals here - one ordered from the menu and one was the buffet. Just average - not bad, not great, however, wait staff was excellent.

Thank JohnandBetsey
Metro Manila, Philippines
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119 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

They have standard fare, and local specialties. The Reuben is excellent, and the fries are prefect. The quesadilla "appetizer" is actually a meal in itself. The ribs are good enough for two or even three people to share.

Thank Paul D
Martinsburg, WV
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

A very tired looking restaurant situated in a nondescript corner of the hotel begs for improvements. We were greeted by no staff when we arrived at the restaurant... It took five minutes before a server appeared and seated us. The table felt dirty and the carpet looked dirty. The furniture was mismatched and in poor condition. I ordered a crab... More 

1 Thank Martinsburg_WVWvguy
Odenton, Maryland
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We stayed at the Clarion Hotel and this was the restaurant open on Friday and Saturday evening. Their main room was closed but this was fine. Friday evening we had dinner, and Saturday evening we had soup and sandwich. Both excellent. Our server both nights was Janice -- hope you get here -- she was awesome.

Thank barbara12november194
Martinsburg, West Virginia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

When we feel like having dinner someplace really nice locally, this is among our top choices. Really great atmosphere, staff and the very best in food and drink. I've never had a bad meal here. Always a great choice for us!

Thank Michelle C
Wandering the world
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

I visited for a midweek dinner, and was completely underwhelmed. The food quality was not as high as their prices would indicate. Even worse, service was somewhere between absent-minded and nonexistent: buffet plates were never cleared, the server never checked back, and no offer to refill my small wine glass of iced tea, until after I was given the check.... More 

Thank MrDiningGuy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 Lowe Dr, Shepherdstown, WV 25443-9602
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Shepherdstown
  • Phone Number: +1 304-876-7000
  • This restaurant is at Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
Tuesday Night- Trivia Night
Wednesday Night- Karaoke Night
Third Thursday of Month- Table Side Magic Night

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