Housed inside a building originally erected as a log cabin in 1720, Barnsboro Inn has continually operated as a licensed tavern since 1776, pausing only during the prohibition era. These days, chef Joshua Reeves' menu of elegant, fresh American cuisine complements the eatery's lengthy cache of frosty brews, international wines, and meticulously preserved napkin rings. Upscale steaks and seafood entrees such as Creole crab cakes and chargrilled mahi mahi assuage hunger; burgers and sandwiches flaunt such accouterments as Monterey Jack cheese.
Patrons make merry amid two bars and three dining rooms sprawled across Barnsboro Inn's historic digs. Inside, full-wall murals depict idyllic countryside scenes of horse-drawn carriages and straw-covered hovercrafts. When weather warms, staff members also dispense Boddingtons and Flying Fish ales on an outdoor patio, where an additional bar abuts numerous umbrella-covered tables.