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Lemon Leaf Cafe

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337 High St, Chestertown, MD 21620-1513
+1 443-282-0004
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 07:30 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 21:00
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Bear, Delaware, United States
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped in for lunch on a day trip to the Chestertown area after reading the good reviews. My sandwich, grilled cheese with bacon was OK but nothing spectactular. I also got a cup of the cream of crab soup and maybe after reading all the excellent reviews about it my expectations were too high. It was good but not as... More 

Thank Michelle R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've had dinner at the Lemon Leaf cafe many times during my stays in Chestertown and it can't be beat. The crab cakes are amazing and a very generous serving, the cream of crab soup is the best thing I've ever had on the Eastern Shore, and the non-crab dishes are great, too. My husband likes the chicken and dumplings.... More 

Thank DCHams
Reisterstown, Maryland
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for lunch with 2 of my children and husband. We ordered sandwiches and salads. We ordered the advertised "gluten free" meal for our daughter who has Coeliac disease. They asked if it was for an allergy as it's not really gluten free since they cook the food in the same fryer as everything else! False advertising as far as... More 

Thank Dougtm1
Chestertown, Maryland
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered the Incredible Chicken Sandwich to go. Took two bites and saw that the chicken was raw. Called to tell them and they were nice and offered a new sandwich, which I declined. Took the sandwich back and was refunded the whole bill (which included another dish) then charged again for the other dish. So not handled well in my... More 

Thank momoffive22
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked into the restaurant and waited for a staff member to seat us. Ordered our drinks as we looked through the menu. Our waiter got lost delivering our drinks, trying to deliver them to the wrong table. But we did order. As we waited for our food, another couple sat near us. They ordered and we still did not get... More 

Thank Richard W
Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice atmosphere, Cream of crab soup Good! Crab cake Good, Onion Rings Good,Lemon cake Good! Wait staff Good!------ Shrimp salad bad-dry, no sauce, cut into small pieces -lost on a giant croissant! Home made potato chips Bad not fresh-left in oil to long. Kitchen speed bad- took over an hour for a simple lunch-took 10 minutes to get a piece... More 

Thank flyfishing2017
Chestertown, Maryland
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been a few times. Only once have we had to wait longer than 15 minutes for someone to take our order. The food is delicious and the prices are about mid range. They have a little bit of everything on their menu.

Thank Cvd4311
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72 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hype is this is local food, prepared lovingly like a home-cooked meal. I have been here twice and have been underwhelmed. The first time the service was not great and it took a while to get our food. The second time I had the special veal shank- worked up to be fantastic. It was dry, overcooked, and a bit... More 

Thank Pennymohr
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

....on High Street in downtown Chestertown. Lovely little restaurant. Try the cream of crab soup. We went back the next day to have that for lunch! Owned by JRs next door. I believe they have the same menu.

Thank djk_9
Level Contributor
20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have made it a point to stop here once or twice a year. We love the cream of crab soup and the thanksgiving turkey sandwich. The soup was great as always but thet don't serve our sandwich anymore. This was disappointing but they had other sandwiches. The two we tried (turkey croissant and tuna sandwich) were both disappointing. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 337 High St, Chestertown, MD 21620-1513
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Chestertown
  • Phone Number: +1 443-282-0004

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?