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Captain Benders Tavern

111 E Main St, Sharpsburg, MD 21782
+1 301-432-5813
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“fries” (23 reviews)
“burger” (37 reviews)
“wings” (14 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
111 E Main St, Sharpsburg, MD 21782
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Stayed at a local B&B and went looking for a light dinner. Saw this tavern and decided to stop for appetizers. Had chicken wings and crab dip. Dip was good and really enjoyed the pretzel pieces instead of bread for dipping. Wings were great. Well...More

Thank Fred L
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We enjoyed a late lunch have spending the day at the Antietam Battlefield. Great menu and atmosphere in this historic tavern. Did not care for the rebel flag outside though.

Thank Vicki C
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Visiting sharpsburg over last four days! Comfortable place to hang out! Great food,beer specials and a good band to boot!!! Our server Angela kept us informed of specials ,when the band would be playing and gave us the best seat in the house!!! We were...More

1  Thank terri1957
Reviewed 7 March 2017

My wife and I stopped in to Benders for a beer on the way to Shepherdstown. It was only the second time there. We sat at the bar and the female bartender was great. Explained the different draft beers to us and made a recommendation,...More

Thank mpdbill
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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, 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
  • E-mail