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…

We regret to announce that we will be closed for the Fourth of July weekend. We hope to open by the next weekend, but do check back here for further updates. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. 

July 6 Update:
Thank you for the many expressions of concern and support!  At this time all of our employees have been tested, and we are awaiting results. The employee who tested positive last week is doing well – he only had mild symptoms which he says are gone now. Once we are assured we have a healthy staff, we will announce a re-opening date. Again, thanks to the best customers in the world!

After seeking and receiving more information, we regret to inform you that we may be temporarily closed extending into next weekend. A part-time back of house member of our staff has tested positive for COVID-19. Although we follow all safety precautions and there is only a very small chance of spread due to the particular circumstances, we are following CDC recommendations: all employees will seek testing and will self-isolate out of an abundance of caution.

As a family run restaurant with a small staff, these precautionary measures, along with current equipment issues, mean we cannot sustain operations. This is very trying for our dedicated staff who have supported us through the ups and downs of the last 4 months. We are disappointed to not be celebrating this weekend with our amazingly supportive patrons, but we do hope you understand. Of course, we will update as soon as we get more information and as the situation evolves.

Cautious Precautions!
We want to reassure you that we are taking all of the precautions we can:
** Our menu will be available right on your phone on the front page of our website OR you can use our printed menus that will be sanitized between each use.
** Our servers will be wearing masks and washing hands frequently. Their personal health and exposure situation will also monitored closely, of course. They will keep an eye on your needs from as much distance as possible.
** Wipes, tissues, and hand sanitizer stations will be strategically placed by any doors you may need to access (particularly the entrance and the rest rooms).
**Our tables will be spaced apart, both in distance and time. They will also be completely cleaned between customers.
**Food and drink preparation will be done with our customary high standard of cleanliness, “kicked up a notch.”
**Our premium-grade dishwasher will sanitize and sterilize our dishes, cutlery, and glasses for your use.

We could use your help! Please do:
* Stay home if you have any chance of being symptomatic or asymptomatic.
* Step aside or back to allow at least 6 feet between you and our other patrons.
* Wear a mask until seated. You may remove it at your table, but if you leave your table, please put it back on.
* Use our wipes, tissues, and hand sanitizer freely.
* Share with us any suggestions for ways we can make you feel safe and comfortable.
* Be patient. We are dealing with a variety of challenges and are doing our best.

***The Guest Quarters at the Inn: We are taking extra sanitation measures to ensure that our Guest Quarters are safe for you and your family. In addition, we are adjusting our cancellation policy while we deal with this crisis. To take advantage of that adjustment, book directly through us. If you have time to plan ahead, call 410-257-9883 or email westlawnguestquarters@gmail.com. Short notice? Just a stop into The Westlawn Inn can also get you settled into one of our plush rooms or suites quickly.
Visit our Guest Quarters Page, by clicking the tab above. The page has full descriptions of the units, a picture gallery, and how to book through VRBO or AirBnB. If you prefer, send an email with your dates and other particulars and we will get back to you with availability.
We also have a FACEBOOK page for the GQ: /The-Guest-Quarters-at-the-Inn-





The Westlawn Inn Crabcake Dinner
Read the Capital Gazette review …

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


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