Havre de Grace
The Abbey Burger is locally owned and operated, with three locations in Baltimore and the newest one in Havre de Grace, Maryland. We pride ourselves on our burgers! Our burgers have won awards regionally as well being named Maryland’s Best Burger by USA Today.
Our space and personality allow us to cater to diverse crowds; we are a destination for sports fans as well as a family friendly restaurant. We have space in our restaurants for accommodating parties and love to host fundraisers to connect and give back to our
neighborhood. The Abbey offers an enticing selection of flavors for any burger palate, from rotating exotic meats like antelope to locally raised Dry Aged Black Angus to Delicious Handmade Vegetarian and even Vegan options. All of our burgers are hand-pattied and made to order. If you’re feeling creative, you can build your own using our
signature ‘Build A Burger’ checklist, or simply choose one of the tested and proven
classics and leave it to the chef. The Abbey also features a wide selection of local, domestic, and imported beers and micro-brews, as well as an expansive bar.
The newest location is centrally located in downtown Havre de Grace at the historic Rodgers House Tavern (the oldest building to survive the burning of the town by the
British in 1813). Colonel John Rodgers (1726-1791), the patriarch of this Naval family fought in the Revolutionary War. In 1785, John and his wife, Elizabeth, were among the
first settlers to Havre de Grace. It was two years later, that George Washington recorded in his diary that he dined with Rodgers. John and Elizabeth operated an inn and tavern at this location until John’s death. John and Elizabeth’s eldest son, John
Rodgers (1772-1838), was a commodore in the United States Navy who, in the War of 1812, fired the first shot of the war. He captained the USS President and captured 23 ships. He served under six Presidents for nearly four decades during the Navy’s formative years in the 1790s through the late 1830s. Later in his career he served as Secretary of the Navy.