t at The General Store

4.6
425 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
**We are currently closed for the season. sorry for any inconvenience. see you in the spring!!!**
We offer a local farm-to-table menu. Best described as American cuisine with a healthy twist, we prepare our dishes fresh daily. We use no added salt, bringing tea infusion as a flavor and spice. We have a full bar with hand-crafted cocktail specials. Located inside the historic Royal Oak General Store, you will find a fun, modern decor.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 425 people are saying
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SarahT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent weekend in St Michaels with two college girlfriends. We did Brunch at t at the General Store. Loved getting off the more crowded Talbot Street as this place is about 2 miles out. Food was delicious. Best Bloody Mary I have every had. Fun and quaint atmosphere! Cannot wait to go back!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service both excellent!!!

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CharlieM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a nice variety of dishes. Cocktails are a good size too!

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vipNeilK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Innovative, creative farm to table food of the highest order. Very fresh and very well made... excellent food.

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Carrie03
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The shrimp Alfredo over fettuccine had plenty of fresh mushrooms, spinach and shrimp- really tasty. The scallops were prepared perfectly.

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Clarkebar
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time in. Didn't even know it was there for several years although my wife and I traveled the Eastern Shore area around Easton/St Michael's/Oxford for many years previously.

The food here is somewhat eclectic with limited Menu, as can be seen online, but what we both had (Shrimp and Grits) was outstanding! Great plate presentation with a large amount of creamy grits covered with 6 generous sized shrimp and a superb sauce ... simply delicious! The spinach salad my wife enjoyed was just right and I loved my bowl of tomato basil soup.

Our server Susan was very friendly and a one woman show that night, at least outside the kitchen. She also made me a delicious cocktail which lasted the entire meal.

We look forward to returning again and sampling the crabcakes meal which Susan was kind enough to quickly show us on the way to delivering them to another table. A memorable night and a wonderful new dining experience. Color us impressed.

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vipheatherP
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The place is definitely a hidden gem.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday brunch and the best Bloodys!

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AlexS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent !!!

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vipBMB3155
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth the quick 10 minute drive from St. Michael’s...made a reservation for two because there was no availability in town. Amazing food, cute spot, and great service! Crab cakes and sea scallops special were cooked perfectly. Will definitely go back.

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vipWendyT
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, lovely decor and ambiance. We had Sunday brunch and truly enjoyed the attentive service along with a delicious meal. This is in our neighborhood and we look forward to coming back again.

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vipTCLOCAL26
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Enjoyed the succotash and the fingerling potatoes especially. The Tom Collins was perfect and refreshing. Great Irish coffees, too!

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KAHFoodie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was top notch. Excellent. Service was slow. Waitress was also hostess and bartender so go in knowing you’ll need to be patient.

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CaroleD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is very friendly. Our waitress was there when needed, but didn’t hover. They offer a nice selection of teas, served in a unique individual teapot. Extra hot water was offered for a second pot.

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Beeze
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Years going to this restaurant still baffles me as to why it is so utterly cold in winter months. Unbearably so......and the tiny heaters on the floor do absolutely nothing. Last time I will ever go in the winter again.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our meal was very delicious. We will definitely be back!

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BruceB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a hidden gem in Royal Oak! Atmosphere is excellent and the menu did not disappoint.

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KateK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good to eat here! My brother was here from California & we wanted oysters. However they were out of tarter sauce & horseradish! So disappointing! That’s like being out of oysters. No one thought to run to the store?

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vipShelleyO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice meal. Nothing stood out as being very special but it was good.

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viploves2eatout
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very pleasant surprise. Thoroughly enjoyed everything & the server & chef were very considerate to my dietary restrictions. My husband & I enjoyed several of the oyster dishes (soup, raw, Rockefeller)....and they were ALL wonderful. Ahi tuna was thoroughly enjoyed & perfectly prepared. The Caesar salad was crunchy & fresh but average in taste. The seared pork chop was stellar and our favorite dish of the night. Looking forward to going back on our next visit to the area.

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Brunch
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food. Loved the French Toast and Applewood Bacon.

LB
vipLoBo
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding.

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mmmm
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good but not remarkable dinner. Adequate wine list. Uncomfortable seating. Ambiance is okay - lots of hard surfaces make it a bit cold and could be loud if a full house.

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vipAmyG
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always professional and courteous service. The staff is attentive and accommodating. The chef and the culinary team always offer exceptional cuisine and extraordinary presentation. The soups, salads, and appetizers are unique. The entrees are made with local farm raised meat and seasonal seafood, that results are delectable . The food is fresh and always in season. One of our favorite hidden gems!

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vipBirmingham
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined with out of town guests who thoroughly enjoyed the food and service. A lovely evening of excellent dining.

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vipCarl
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and knowledgeable server. Great menu. Delicious food. Portions very large.

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Corynne
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My expectations were exceeded. I had the duck and absolutely loved everything about the plate. At the suggestion of our server (who was very sweet), I also tried the tea infused creme brûlée...mind BLOWN. I enjoyed every bite! The half priced bottle of wine night wasn’t too shabby either!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant off the beaten path . Enjoyed the look and feel of the restaurant. Probably a lot of history there that we missed out on.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had the two specials and they were delicious!

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LindaB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our party enjoyed the 3 course New Year’s Eve menu. Food was outstanding.

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LindaM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We went to the t at the General Store for New Years Eve! The other couple and us had a fabulous time. The food was incredibly delicious . We are still talking about how much we loved it and it’s two days after the event . They even let us have our favorite table! Everything about our evening out was wonderful !!! We highly recommend this restaurant.

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FrancineD
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We arrived at the T for an early New Years eve dinner. The staff was extremely courteous and service was outstanding. The arugala salad was delicious and served in a board. My lamb was cooked just the way I ordered and the key lime cheesecake was over the top!

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vipAmyG
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently great service and food. The presentation is so appealing and artistically original. Our servers are professional and very courteous. The culinarily team creates flavors with natural and locally sourced ingredients that make each dish stupendous.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant!

BR
vipBasRougePrixFix
Washington DC
157 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We so want to love T at the General Store, but the food continues to be only fair. The location, ambience and service are all very good. 🤷🏻‍♂️

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KenL
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very good food preparation with fresh ingredients. Consistent quality dishes of apps, salads, and main courses. And their specialty drinks are well above average. This is a local gem that is off the well traveled roads in the Easton/St Michaels restaurant marketplace. Definitely worth the trip!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant on the eastern shore.

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vipJEBEllen
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was an unexpected find and truly wonderful. One of the best meals my companion and I have had in quite awhile. All the food was terrific and well done. We were particularly awed by the oyster stew, and asked the waitress if the chef might be willing to part with the recipe. She said she'd ask him and then returned with a hand=written recipe from the chef personally, including measurement! We were thrilled!

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vipOpenTableDiner
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great way to start the Thanksgiving holiday! I love that oysters are back...the Rockefeller is to die for...either that or the oyster stew. Delish! Shout out to the fantastic signature cocktails. The earl greyhound, the professor and the big daddy james are all favorites. Be sure to check them out.

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localfriend
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We have always liked this place. Haven’t been in a while, not sure if it was an off day or if it has changed. Our server was forgetful and disinterested. It was brunch and only 3 tables so it was not busy. We had the eggs benedict. Eggs were undercooked and the sauce was watery. Side of potatoes was good. The apple bread pudding was excellent, it saved the meal. Very expensive, $70 with tip for brunch with no alcohol, just a pot of tea. I hope it gets better but for an out of the way place they need to step up their game as it takes effort to get there.

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t at The General Store is rated 4.6 stars by 425 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.