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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 - 23:00
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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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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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348 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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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101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed at The Clarion for convenience and were very pleasantly surprised by the Rumsey Tavern in the hotel. Both nights we ended up just staying there for dinner and drinks because the manager Janice? was so welcoming and friendly. We watched karaoke that is obviously a Wednesday night regular stop for a bunch of locals who made it fun.... More 

Thank Marilyn H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?