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Lemon Leaf Cafe

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337 High Street, Chestertown, MD 21620-1513
+1 443-282-0004
07:30 - 20:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 07:30 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 21:00
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Dover, Delaware
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166 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a quaint little restaurant in a quaint little town. The decor is bright and cheery, the service friendly and accommodating, and the food is delicious too. The crab cake is one of the best I ever had, and I eat a lot of them! Egg dishes are perfectly cooked - it's so easy to turn an omelet into... More 

Thank DelMarVaJohn
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We happened to eat at the Lemon Leaf on the night of the Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Chestertown. Everyone was in a great mood -- friendly and outgoing -- which made for a fun night. Plus the food was AMAZING! The crab cakes were delicious and full of crabmeat chunks, and the chicken Chesapeake was every bit as good... More 

Thank Karen D
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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185 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate both lunch and breakfast (different days) here while in town for family Thanksgiving. Great food. Great atmosphere. Great team-driven staff. Heartily recommend that you give it a try.

Thank Michael A
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307 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined with friends and had a enjoyable meal. Good news: Their Crab cake is awesome and maybe the best I have ever had. The owner JR came by our table and regaled us with great stories, among them that his crab cake formula goes way back in his family. Moist and sweet. Absolute awesome. My brides chicken and biscuit was... More 

Thank appetitetogo
Canton, CT
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in the Lemon Leaf for brunch after reading some reviews. Not many choices in Chestertown but you only need one place to eat! The food was delicious. I had the big breakfast with flannel cakes. I know, I didn't know what they were either. They are a cross between a crepe and a pancake. Delicious! If you find... More 

Thank Doncanton
Brick, New Jersey
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

WWe tried to get into several restaurants but because we visted on a busy weekend, it was difficult. Decided to leave our name for a 30 minute wait - we were not disappointed!!! The dishes we enjoyed - was the crab soup, Malibu Salad - husband totally enjoyed the crab cake sandwich - full crab & no fillers - parents... More 

Thank CKelly8945
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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203 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Very very good food; lots of selections; good service airy room; food was presented very nicely; popular local place

Thank Melody M
Baltimore, Maryland
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Lemon Leaf cafe catered my daughter's wedding with 200+ guests at the Great Oak Manor. We were very pleased with the food and the service. Crab cakes and fritters were super and different from regular wedding fare. I would choose them again!

Thank Jane S
Catonsville, Maryland
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Exellent food all around, but the star of the show was the Maryland Cream of Crab Soup. The best I've had in a long time. Food was reasonably priced and service was good.

Thank katbruce1989
North Bethesda, Maryland
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

You should be able to review a Maryland restaurant by its Maryland style crab soup. Lemon Leaf's was not good - definitely average for an Eastern Shore average. The crab cake was slightly above average and the filet was good. The meatloaf was of the mystery meat variety - a poor recipe. A plus was the draft beer selection since... More 

Thank Jay W

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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 Street, 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?