Carriage House Inn

4.7
60 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Carriage House Inn would like to extend an invitation to you and your family! Please join our award-winning chefs & gracious staff for lunch or dinner! Family Restaurant in Historic Emmitsburg, Maryland open 7 days a week. Enjoy our feature Crab cake for Lunch or Dinner or our tender slow roasted Prime Rib. On Friday and Saturday evenings, enjoy piano music from 5:30-8:30 and a complimentary rose for all the ladies. We look forward to seeing you.
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4.6
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Julietk
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried this restaurant as a catering option for a wedding. The food was delightful. The chicken, steak, crab cake, brie, crab dip, coconut shrimp were all amazing. The dinner rolls were also delicious.

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Kathleenf
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing was perfect. Can hardly wait to go back.

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Gary
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall we enjoyed ourselves and will go back, but there is defiantly room for improvement. First, we booked an early time because we wanted to sit near the fireplace, and I noted that on our reservation request. Although there were several tables open near the fireplace, not only were we not seated in one, but we weren't even seated in the large dining room with the fireplace, we were seated in another section of the building! So my view was that of a steel fire-door that was beat-up and badly in need of a paint job. That's all I saw the whole time there was that horrible steel fire-door separating the portions of the building.

They were busy and short on wait staff, so service was slow with significant lapses in seeing our server, but she was very friendly and moving as fast as she could, we didn't fault her.

The menu is awesome, with a wonderful selection of standards and unique items. It was one of those that it was hard to make a choice cause there were so many good ones.

We got the Cream of Crab soup, which comes in a cup, bowl, or boule (bread bowl). It was over the top, some of the best we've ever had! I had the stuffed shrimp with sautéed wild mushrooms and creamed spinach. My wife had filet with baby potatoes and the creamed spinach. The shrimp were advertised a Jumbo, they weren't, they were only medium sized, that was irritating, but they had a nice portion of crab on them and they were very tasty. The delicious mushrooms were actually a variety of wild mushrooms. The creamed spinach was actually fresh made. It had great flavor, but the spinach need to be wilted more before adding the cream. My wife's filet suffered the fate of most steaks, overdone. 80% of steaks we get out are overdone. She wanted med-rare & got medium. But it was tender and the sauce served with it was excellent. The potatoes were the worse part of the meal. Baked new potatoes, skins on, thrown on the plate, no butter, nothing.

I've been critical, but it was good & will return.

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Badexperience
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

WentFor Valentine’s Day! Everything was great excellent service great food great atmosphere the only negative is they need more parking! We regularly visit the carriage house and we will certainly be back I do miss the Sunday brunch!

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SandraM
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t miss the gem as you won’t be disappointed....

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donaldd
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. Wait staff was great. Your online reservation system was easy to use.
The Piano music was just right. It was our 51st Anniversary
Thanks for the memories

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing. What put it over the top was the beautiful piano playing! We had two kids with us and they especially loved when she started playing Disney songs! It was a great dinner!

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NickD
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food was well prepared with serving size equal to price. Service was attentive and complete. Chef is awesome who visited tables personally! Can’t wait for my experience

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WendyW
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely, personable staff. Best crab cake I’ve had in eons. Our server MJ gave us plenty of time to chit chat, and was nonetheless attentive to our needs. Honestly, I felt it was a bit over priced.$32 for two crab cakes was too much, no natter how good they were! The good thing was there were many many options on the menu besides seafood entrees. You could have a good neal there on a budget, for sure. They had a good wine selection, too. I’ll go back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, food was very good but portions small for the cost.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the menu-food was excellent. Very attentive chef. Definitely recommend and look forward to going back.

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pennyk
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filet Mignon was cooked to perfection. The seafood chowder was loaded with seafood with excellent flavor. Crab cake had no fillers. Staff was very attentive, great suggestions and very friendly. Covid guidelines were followed for those that are concerned. Meals are excellent and consistent quality anytime we have had a meal there.

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LauraK
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were early but seated right away. Drinks came out quickly, food was timely and delicious. The wait staff checked on us regularly and were very friendly. The manager stopped by our table to check on us and we had a nice chat with her. A very friendly staff, wonderful service and great food. We enjoy our visits to Carriage House!

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vipMariaD
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

High quality food - very expertly prepared. Stuffed shrimp is delectable - not overly dressed or creamy - just well seasoned quality seafood beautifully prepared. Jumbo asparagus also outstandng.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great little place. Very good value.

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MelindaG
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food at Carriage House did not disappoint, and was absolutely delicious! Unfortunately our server seemed to be pulled in too many directions, so service was remarkably slow and we had to ask multiple times for a few things.

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WendyM
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This beautiful little gem of a diving experience has become such a favorite, we even ordered party trays for the holidays!

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JimS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always a pleasure dining at the Carriage House. Thanks for great food and service.

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waterboy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I had the pork lion but thought it seemed a bit tough and not as much flavor as i would have liked. Rest of our party said their food was very good. Service was also very good. I'd go back again no question, just not order the pork lion.

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WilliamM
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and the food was fabulous! The service was superb! We will be back. Thanks for a wonderful dining experience!

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KevinC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food , fine dining at a good price. Server was perfect. The lady playing piano was very talented, and a sweetheart. We will return the next time we’re in the area.

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Steph
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. The service was great and very friendly staff.

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Incredible
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Staff always welcomes me with one arms. I live in Carlisle, but enjoy dining here. Chef T always has good food selection. I highly recommend.

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JoEllenW
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is great, food, service and ambiance. I had the cream of crab soup delicious!!

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MaryS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carriage house meal was very very good and our business lunch went off in a perfect location and with proper social distancing..

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KarenR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. Will definitely be back!

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vipPadreGiovanni
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent service. Delicious food. French onion soup is superb. Prime rib, when available, is great. Love their black raspberry pie and gelato. Pecan pie a little watery.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always been a great experience but with a new chef it's now fantastic.

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Carol
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Our first visit to the Carriage House as visitors to the area for the weekend. Piano music was great! Our dinner(s) Salmon and Scallops were excellent to include the Creme Brulee for dessert. We will be visiting the Carriage House (again) when we return to the area. Would highly recommend.

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chrisw87
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Overall very good. The waitress was a little lackluster. The food was exquisite and scrumptiously delightful. The appetizers were our favorite!! The ambience needs to be a little bit better. It could use some updating.

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vipJenny
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from start to finish was perfection. The restaurant is very cognizant of social distancing requirements and my friend and I felt very comfortable.

The food was delicious. Soooo good. I ordered the chicken Chesapeake sandwich and my friend ordered the soft shell crab sandwich (which was the special of the day).

Our hostess gave great recommendations and was accommodating with requests.

I’ll be coming back again soon. This was an amazing meal!

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sammysbeforeseinfeld
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Tables were set up outside for outdoor seating, so the view of the parking lot was nothing special; but we were just happy to sit outside. The interior was attractive, with old refinished wood flooring and a fireplace; it would be cozy in winter. The food was great; very traditional meals--good steak and seafood dishes, an extensive choice of sides, and amazing homemade desserts. The chef came out to check on the experience--always a nice touch. Attentive service. Limited wine menu.

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vipDeserthikergirl
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! We thoroughly enjoyed our meal! We ate the crab/shrimp salad and chicken alfredo. The meals came with homemade, utterly scrumptious biscuits with real butter. The salad dressings are all homemade. The serving staff were courteous, very cautious and super (Covid) sensitive. We will definitely return!

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vipRamond
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Try their brie to start and then crab cakes. Awesome!

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Aynex
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

It is ok. Food wasn't great but it was good. Ambiance was a little lacking. Servers are nice and attentive.

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vipGrady223
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Very pleasant evening. All aspects were enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipBarbaraC
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beef Tenderloin, Crab Cake with Bearnaise Sauce and tender Asparagus were the stars here; also prepared expertly was Beef Short Ribs with Polenta. Hostess and wait staff were pleasant and attentive, and Sara who waited on us did an excellent job overall. A bit of a drive for us but we plan to return.

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GeorgeC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. The service Tina provided was personal and professional. Team effort in every way. Hostness was pleasant and helpful. Restaurant week was a great way to sample kitchens ability. Filet and short ribs preceded by crab and tuna. Excellent salads. Great old fashioned and wines by glass. Bread amazing. carrot cake delicious. PIANIST incredible.

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Tigerseye
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere! Piano player was spectacular! Great food and service

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Carriage House Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 60 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.