Westlawn Inn - The Quintessential Experience Fine Dining, Drink, & Music in North Beach MD
The Westlawn Inn is a family owned and operated restaurant, bar and live music venue located just one block from the Chesapeake Bay in the charming resort town of North Beach, Maryland. Opened in 2004 in a renovated Arts & Crafts style building that had been a guesthouse for nearly a century, the Westlawn has the look and feel of an old-time inn — where the outside world stops and dining becomes a nightly experience to cherish.

This Just Inn…

Click the Menu Tab to see the current menu.
Scroll Down to see the current Chef’s Special!

Our current hours are:
Mon-Tues: CLOSED
Wed – Sat: 5:00-9:00
Sunday: 4:00-8:00


We will be CLOSED Fri-Sat-Sun 9/24 – 9/26 due to short staffing issues. We will re-open on Wednesday, 9/29 returning to our usual hours.
We sincerely regret any inconvenience. 

Also, we will be unable to seat large parties for the foreseeable future, until we can get back to full staff. 

Please help us spread the word that we continue to look for line cooks. Hours are Friday and Saturday evenings and additional (flexible) evenings. Training provided. Interested parties should apply in-person after 4:00 Wed – Sun.

Upcoming Music Nights: (Saturdays)

“Quiet” Saturday Night:  10/2
** 10/9 – Not So Modern Jazz Quartet 
** 10/16 – Creole Gumbo Jazz Band 
** 10/23 – Rick Whitehead Trio + Lee
** 10/30 – Musician Protection Program – Reserve early!
This is COSTUME NIGHT! Rock n Roll theme: (impersonate a musician, dress like a song title,
dress for a rock concert -band t-shirts etc- and the like)

See the Music and Events tab for details and more events.
NOTE: As we never charge a cover, we can only seat DINERS in the main dining room on music nights. Thank you!


Blackened Tilapia   24
Served over Basmati rice with a sauté of artichokes and Brussels sprouts with lemon beurre blanc

And check out our updated wine list, also under the Menu tab!

For veranda or dine-in, we strongly suggest that you make a RESERVATION, or at least call ahead by calling 410-257-0001 or emailing us at thewestlawninn@yahoo.com. If you leave a message, we will get back to you as soon as we arrive at 4:00, so please don’t be concerned if you don’t hear from us prior to that. We check our email frequently up until 3:30. After that, please call.

Cautious Precautions!

  • Please stay home if you have any chance of being symptomatic or asymptomatic.
  • If you are not fully vaccinated, please wear your mask inside until seated. You may remove it at your table, but if you leave your table, please put it back on.
  • If you ARE vaccinated: Thank you!
  • Use our wipes, tissues, and hand sanitizer freely.
  • Please…Be patient. We are dealing with a variety of challenges and are doing our best.


The Westlawn Inn Crabcake Dinner
Read the Capital Gazette review …

Dining Out: Food, Music and Fun
at The Westlawn Inn

Please call during our open hours to speak directly to the bartender to place your carryout order. Our entire menu is available, as well as our bottled beer selections and our full wine list. On SOME occasions, we have to suspend carryout orders due to a full restaurant. We appreciate your patience as we work through a variety of challenges.

These can be purchased in any amount AND are a big help to our small family business during these challenging times. Purchases can be made in-person on over the phone.


The Guest Quarters at the Inn
Visit our Guest Quarters Page by clicking the tab above. The page has full descriptions of the five units, a picture gallery, the seasonal rates, and how to book  directly through us to save fees.
You can also book through VRBO or Airbnb.

Call Jenna, our property manager, at 410-610-5543 or email westlawnguestquarters@gmail.com.

We also have this: FACEBOOK page for the GQ

Parking Information!

Westlawn patrons are invited to park in our PRIVATE PARKING LOT on the southeast corner of 7th St. and Chesapeake Ave. (diagonal from the restaurant) as well as in front of the restaurant on 7th St. or Chesapeake Ave. (When we opened, we were required to obtain parking for our patrons in order to receive our permits. These spots were designated as specifically for our business.) The lot behind the restaurant is only available for our employees and guests at our Guest Quarters.

Additional parking is available adjacent to the Westlawn lot in the North Beach Municipal lot (also on the east side of Chesapeake Ave). This lot is free to the public at all times.
Note: There is also a pay-lot on 5th street, just 2 short blocks south.

It is our continued request that our patrons honor the signs indicating “Resident Parking Only.”


Your hosts: Will Travers (manager & bartender) with
Jan and Lee Travers (proprietors)

What our patrons are saying …

Dining on the porch on a beautiful spring, summer or fall evening is a special bonus to the lovely seasonal cuisine. An experience not to be missed.

Ron G.

The 9200 Club

As a lifelong musician, Lee Travers has turned the Westlawn into an award-winning live music venue dubbed The 9200 Club. Every Saturday night, and one or two Fridays a month, the Westlawn hosts regionally acclaimed bands in genres that span the history of modern music — from instrumental jazz and R&B to Dixieland jazz and soft rock.

Bands play in the 44-seat main dining room, creating an intimate environment with regular interaction between musicians and dinner guests. Lee, a rock guitarist whose music career began in the 1960s, appears on stage with some of the best rock musicians in the area. Like the fine food and drinks, this is music to be savored among friends and family enjoying a relaxed meal together.

Take a look at our upcoming music & events. We hope you’ll join us!

One of several musical groups to appear at The Westlawn Inn:
The Creole Gumbo Jazz Band