Spy Food: The Mitchum Name Returns to Trappe


A few years ago, Mitchum’s Steak House opened up in the thriving metropolitan downtown of Trappe, MD. It was universally praised when it started for having excellent steaks, a first-class wine list, and attentive service, but one of the best parts of the new enterprise was the name itself.

For the name came from resident and famed Hollywood actor Robert Mitchum, who purchased Belmont Farms, a 280-acre waterfront estate not far from the center of town in 1959 to raise horses. The legendary “tough-guy” of American movies was proudly “unsocial” during his Talbot County years but his family nonetheless quickly became part of the community.

Sadly, the first Mitchum’s proved to be a victim of the great recession, which left a massive hole in downtown Trappe. And that is why the Spy was excited to learn from a recent field trip inspection that another Mitchum’s has opened its doors recently in the form of “Mitchum’s Tavern.”

The Spy has not been able to test the new menu but we’re grateful that a Mitchum is back in Trappe.

For more information about the new Mitchum’s please go Here

Letters to Editor

  1. The Rev. Kevin M. Cross says:

    We have tried the new menu and were delighted!

  2. Eva Smorzaniuk says:

    Happy to report we have eaten here and look forward to returning. A very good kitchen, an interesting wine list, and professional waitstaff make this a place we want to try again.

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