Historic 1776
Dobbin House Tavern
Springhouse Tavern Menu

A most unique eating and drinking alehouse amidst three natural springs and two glowing fireplaces.  This cozy and romantic Tavern features homemade food and refreshing spirits.

TIPPLING DRINKS
SOUPS
GARDEN STUFF
SPECIALS OF THE TAVERN
DOBBIN'S DELI
CONFECTIONARIES
HIGHLY REFRESHING BEVERAGES

Taverns in the American Colonies

TIPPLING DRINKS

Refreshing & Frosty
Tumbler of Draught Beer
Or
A Flagon Bottle of Beer!

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Ask  your servant for your favorite

Wine

Full & Robust wines that always answer
well.  Ben Franklin loves them!

Chardonnay   Merlot    White Zinfandel

Whole Carafe     Half Carafe    Glass

Ask your servant for our special wine list

Dobbin House Drinks

RUM BELLIES VENGEANCE...the drink of the Dobbin House!  An absolutely incredible concoction of the light & dark rums, exotic liqueurs, & fruit juices, the potency of which mandates a limit of two (2) per customer.  Truly, a genuine bargain.

DON'S DERRING-DO...we twisted our bartenders arm 'til he divulged his secret recipe for this flavored blend of apricot brandy, orange & pineapple juices, & Southern Comfort.

PHILADELPHIA FISH HOUSE PUNCH...Rev. Dobbin may well have discovered this comingling of rum, brandy, peach brandy, & fruit juices while hobnobbing with the likes of Washington & Jefferson at Philadelphia City Tavern.

SOUPS

PORRIDGE OF THE DAY
Homemade soup made here by carefully boiling over coals with no smoke or dirt therein from stirring the fire.  Served up hot & delicious in a pipkin with sippets.

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1 gill $3.95

 2 gills $4.95

BAKED KING'S ONION SOUP
Freshly made with beef and a variety of cheeses on top, baked in a 'quick' oven to succulent  tenderness, and served up hot and delicious in a tureen with sippets. 2 gills
$5.95

 

"There is nothing contrived by man out of which so much happiness is produced as by an inn or tavern."
Samuel Johnson

WARM MARYLAND COLONY CRAB DIP                                                       $12.95

A Dobbin House Favorite, warm & creamy served with fresh vegetables & crackers.

CHICKEN & BLEU CHEESE DIP                                                             $10.50  

Warm & creamy chicken, shallots, bacon and bleu cheese served with toasted French bread.

GARDEN STUFF

Layed down on a real china plate.   They eat extremely well.  And to dress our sallades...Our Homemade Herb Dreffing.  Bleu Cheese, Ranch, Fat Free French, Thousand Island Dreffing or Honey Mustard Dreffing.
 

FRESH FRUIT PLATE                     $8.50
Sweet Cheese dip, assorted fruits of the season, sprinkled with sprouts & nuts. Served with homemade sweet bread.

GILL OF PORRIDGE & HALF        SALLADE $8.50
Actually "extraordinary."  A cup of fresh soup, a tureen of greens, Garden Sallade, Spinache Sallade or Caesear Sallade

 With Baked King's Onion Soup.         $10.50

SPINACHE SALLADE                     $7.50
Fresh mushrooms, black olives, croutons, bacon & onion rings in company, served with hot bacon dressing.

FRESH GARDEN SALLADE          $7.50
A tureen of fresh greens tossed with cucumbers, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, Bell pepper, tomato and mushrooms with the dreffing you prefer. Served with hearth baked roll.

With Grilled Marinated Chicken Breast $9.95

CAESEAR SALLADE                     $7.50
A tureen of romaine, croutons & onion rings in company with a caesear dressing.  Served with a hearth baked roll.

Also with Grilled Marinated Chicken Breast.   $9.95                         

 

HALF OF SALLADE & HALF OF  SANDWICH $8.50``````````````````````

A small sallade & a half Dobbin's deli sandwich

Choice of: Garden, Spinache, or Caesar Sallade

Choice of: Ham, Roast Beef, or Turkey

Choice of: White, Whole Wheat or Rye.

GILL OF PORRIDGE & HALF      SANDWICH $8.50
A cup of fresh soup & a half Dobbin's Deli Sandwich. Choice of:  Ham, Roast Beef, or Turkey.    Choice of: Potato Sallade, Cole Sla, or Potato Chips

or with Baked King's Onion Soup        $10.50

Gill of Porridge & Half Sallade $8.50 A cup of fresh soup & a small sallade. Choice of: Garden, Spinache, or Caesar Sallade.

With Baked King's Onion Soup $10.50

ADAM'S DELIGHT                        $9.95
Native fresh fruits of the season, assortment of cheeses, accompanied by homemade sweet bread.

SALAMAGUNDI                             $9.50
Fresh garden greens with the lean of smokehouse ham, turkey, cook'd eggs, swiss & provolone cheese. Served with a hearth baked roll

SPRINGHOUSE SPREAD              $9.50
Fresh Garden greens tossed with nuts and served with smoked turkey, apple wedges, honey mustard dip and homemade sweet bread.

SPECIALS OF THE TAVERN

GRILLED MARINATED CHICKEN  BREAST SANDWICH                        $9.75
A tender boneless breast of chicken layed to
rest over night in a delicate wine & herb marinade.  Then charcoal grilled and served up on a hearth baked roll with mayonnaise, lettuce & tomato.  Choice of Potato Sallade, Cole Sla, or Potato Chips.

CHAR-GRILLED STEAK SANDWICH                                        $14.25
A flavorful and tender portion of beef steak cook'd according to the strength of fire you prefer, and served up open faced on hearth baked bread with sautéed onions & mushrooms.  Choice of Potato Sallade, Cole Sla, or Potato Chips.

SPIT ROASTED CHICKEN                    Half Chicken Dinner                        $15.25

Served after 5 p.m. Mon. - Fri. and All Day Saturday & Sunday    
You'll love our tender, fresh bird skewered to a spit and turned continuously in front of a clear brisk fire until it has a delicate brown and crisp outside, and is moist and tender inside.  Basted on its own juices and sprinkled with a special blend of slightly spicy seasonings, this healthy meal is served up hot from the spit with a nice garden sallade, a baked potatoe and a hearth
baked roll.
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DOBBIN'S HOT BEEF SANDWICH  $9.50
Tender roast beef piled high on a hearth baked roll.  Served up with its own juices for dipping.  Choice of Potato Sallade, Cole Sla, or Potato Chips.

MARYLAND COLONY CRABCAKES

                                                               $24.95 

More just Crabmeat than you've ever seen! Served with a tossed sallade, baked potato and a hearth baked roll.

CHAR-GRILLED FILET MIGNON  $24.95

A 6 0z filet grilled to your choice of doneness and served up in it's own juices. Served with a tossed sallade, baked potato and hearth baked roll.

DOBBIN'S FILET MIGNON & CRABCAKE                                        $29.95

A 6 oz. filet grilled to your choice of doneness and a just crabmeat crabcake. Served with a tossed salad, baked potato and hearth baked roll.


CHAR-GRILLED MARINATED CHICKEN BREAST                         
 $16.50
A tender & complete  boneless breast of chicken layed to rest over night in a delicate wine & herb marinade.  Served up with a tossed sallade, potato of the day and a hearth baked roll.

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GRILLED CATCH OF THE DAY       M/P
A generous portion of tender fish steak grilled until done to perfection.   Served up with a tossed sallade,  baked potato and hearth baked roll.   Your servant will gladly describe today's selection.

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BAR-B-QUED RIBS                         $28.95
A pile of tender ribs with that open bar-b-que pit flavor.  Served up with a tossed sallade,  baked potato  and a hearth baked roll.

CHAR-GRILLED
NEW YORK STRIP STEAK            
$23.95

Partake of Rev. Dobbin's favorite, a flavorful and tender portion of beef steak, carved from the finest meats.  Cook'd according to the strength of fire you prefer and served up with a tossed sallade,  baked potato and a hearth baked roll.

MARYLAND COLONY CRABCAKE SANDWICH                                       $13.50

More just Crabmeat than you've ever seen! Served up hot on French Bread with Dijon Balsamic mayonnaise. Choice of Potato Sallade, Cole Sla, or Potato Chips.

 

 

DOBBIN'S DELI

In memory of Sir John Montague, Fourth
Earl of Sandwich, who, in the late 1700's, originated the "sandwich" in order to have one hand free at the gambling table.

Choice of hearth white, rye, whole wheat, , or hearth roll served with mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato.

Choice of Potato Sallade, Cole Sla, or Potato Chips.

COLD SANDWICHES                      $8.50     

Corned Beef
Bacon, Lettuce, & Tomato
Roast Beef
Roast Beef & Swiss Cheese
Smokehouse Ham
Ham & Swiss Cheese
Turkey Breast
Turkey Breast & Provolone Cheese
Tuna Sallade

CLUBS                                                $9.50
With mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato & bacon

Ham & Swiss Cheese
Turkey Breast & Provolone Cheese
Tuna Sallade & Provolone Cheese
Roast Beef & Swiss Cheese

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FLAT BREAD SANDWICHES        $9.50
Rustic style round flat bread, served with Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion and Balsamic Mustard Mayonnaise  Choice of Potato Sallade, Cole Sla, or Potato Chips.

Vegetable & Provolone  Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Cucumbers and Carrots.
Roast Beef & Sharp Cheese
Ham & Swiss Cheese
Turkey Breast & Provolone Cheese

THE MASON'S MILE HIGH              $9.95
Meats & such piled almost as high as the stone walls of the Dobbin House...but much
straighter!!
Choice of Hearth White, Rye, Whole Wheat.
Choice of two:  Smokehouse Ham, Roast Beef, or Turkey.  Served up with Mayonnaise, Lettuce & Tomato.  Choice of Potato Sallade, Cole Sla, or Potato Chips.

FOCCACIA SANDWICHES               $9.50
Grilled Italian-style herbed flat bread.
Choice of Potato Sallade, Cole Sla, or Potato Chips.

Roast Beef & Sharp Cheese
  Lettuce, Tomato and Dijon Mayonnaise
Turkey Breast & Swiss Cheese
  Spinache, tomato, red onions and Dijon
  Mayonnaise   
Grilled Smokehouse Ham & Swiss Cheese
  Romaine, tomato and Dijon Mayonnaise

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HOT SANDWICHES                          $9.50
Served open-faced.
Choice of Potato Sallade, Cole Sla, or Potato Chips.

Ham, Spinach, Mushrooms & Sharp Cheese on Whole Wheat
Turkey Breast, Bacon, & Swiss Cheese on Whole Wheat
Open-faced Reuben on Rye
Tuna Sallade, Bacon & Sharp Cheese on Whole Wheat

FRESHLY GROUND DOBBIN'S    HAMBURGERS  $9.50
 Freshly ground hamburger char-grilled to the strength of fire you prefer and served up on a hearth baked roll with lettuce and tomato. Choice of Potato Sallade, Cole Sla, or Potato Chips.

FRESHLY GROUND DOBBIN'S     HAMBURGER WITH SHARP CHEESE  $9.95

 TOPPINGS FOR SANDWICHES    
    Blue Cheese, raw onions, sauteed onions     
sauteed mushrooms or bacon.

ADDITIONAL TOPPINGS  $.75

CONFECTIONARIES

MRS. PENN'S CHEESECAKE RECEIPT
after the Best Manner with Cherry or Blueberry topping

HOT ADAMS APPLE PYE
native pippins between a delicate paste

WARM COLONIAL GINGERBREAD
with Lemon Sauce--the secret of this bread lies in watchful baking in a gentle oven

FUDGE BROWNIE
with ice cream and chocolate sauce

desserts

 

 

 

 

PECAN PYE
A favorite among the colonies

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ICE CREAM & SORBET
George Washington
loves it!
 

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HIGHLY REFRESHING BEVERAGES

Sparkling Cyder
A country drink locally pressed of sustenance
from breakfast to bedtime for women, children,
farmers, etc.  A gesture of hospitality.
Glass or Bottle

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COFFEE } with another if you like
ENGLISH TEA }
with another if you like   
   (For Loyalists)
LIBERTY HERBAL TEA
(For Patriots)
ICED TEA  
LEMONADE     
MILK
SPRITE, GINGER ALE, DIET COKE, COKE, IBC Root Beer or Diet IBC Rootbeer  

 

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