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Captain Benders Tavern

111 E Main St, Sharpsburg, MD 21782
+1 301-432-5813
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“pickle fries” (5 reviews)
“burger” (43 reviews)
“wings” (15 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
111 E Main St, Sharpsburg, MD 21782
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Reviewed September 24, 2017

Sharps burg does not have a lot of dining choices, but if you want some decent food at a fair price from friendly people I recommend Captain Benders Tavern.

Thank Bruce W
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch here while in the area visiting the Battlefield. Nikki was fantastic! She gave us a lot of information on the area and provided excellent service.

Thank Sharon J
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here twice courtesy of our local Rock station. A $25 gift certificate goes a long way! The fries and the crab dip are a great snack if you are having a couple of drinks. The new menu includes pork wings. They are...More

Thank 230anthonyr
Reviewed September 10, 2017

Don't avoid this place because of my 3 review, but it's my duty to report my experience. It didn't help that I hadn't eaten in over 24 hours and I was starving, but we were not acknowledged at the pub for at least 5 minutes,...More

Thank parrotheadsailor
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

This is our local "go to" place when we want a quick bite to eat. Personally I love the small town hole in the wall feel of this place. Ice cold drinks, reasonable prices and decent burgers!

Thank Christina H
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Riding the GAP and C&O Towpath from Pgh to D.C. we got off the trail for lunch. It is all uphill to Sharpsburg but certainly worth the ride.Steph couldn't have been nicer and kept the ice water coming and brought extra pitchers to fill our...More

Thank dwhoov
Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

We were hiking in the area and decided to have lunch here. The food was very good and the server was very friendly and attentive. It was very hot that day and the server offered to fill up our water bottles before we left. We...More

Thank baseballslage
Reviewed July 25, 2017

If you have a guide give you the tour of the battlefield, you will end up passing Captain Benders Tavern. Be sure to stop there after leaving the visitor's center. It's not far. I highly recommend the Maryland crab cake sandwich.

Thank rodietraveler
Reviewed July 15, 2017

This is a good option for lunch if you are visiting Antietam. It was recommended to us by one of the park rangers and we were satisfied. We had a pulled pork sandwich and the "Antietam" reuben panini, both of which were very good. They...More

Thank David C
Reviewed July 14, 2017

Had the prime rib Friday night dinner which was very good. The green beans were a little "crunchy" but I though they were good.

Thank karen d
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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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 E Main St, Sharpsburg, MD 21782
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Sharpsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 301-432-5813
  • E-mail
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