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The Bayard House is considered to be the oldest building in Historic Chesapeake City Maryland.

The Bayard name first appeared in the history of the building in the early 1780s. Samuel Bayard built
the original manor in what was then known as Bohemia Village. With construction of the C&D
Canal beginning in 1800, the town came to life. By 1824, Bohemia Village was renamed Chesapeake
City. Five years after the completion of the canal in 1829, the Bayard house was used as a public building
for the very first time. It was converted into a tavern and inn and called Chicks Tavern.
Sara Beaston became the new owner in1845. Clapboard additions were made in the back of the
building along with a stable to accommodate more travelers and their horses. Thirteen years later the inn
was sold again, this time to Richard Bayard, a descendent of the original owner. It was during his
ownership that it became known as the Bayard
House Inn. The hotel was so popular and
crowded that beds had to be rented in shifts.
In 1899 the inn was sold to William
Harriott, who renamed it the Harriott Hotel.
He operated it as an inn and tavern until the
1919 prohibition. With prohibition being the
law of the land, the tavern was used as a
storefront to sell tobacco. Harriott, caught up
in the financial despair of the depression, hung himself in the hotel.
Captain Albert Battersby bought the inn in 1960 and kept it for 22 years. The property was then
purchased by Allaire du Pont, a local resident credited with the restoration of the handsome brick Inn and
much of the small village of Chesapeake City. Her loving touches can be seen throughout the building.
She spared no details in the restoration, including the locks on the doors, which are replicas of the original
ones found in the attic. The Bayard House still displays Allaire du Ponts
beautiful needlework.
Since her passing, the restaurant was purchased in 2011 by Wernie
Wiesnegger, who also is a local resdent, Austrian born. Along with this new
endeavor, he continues to own and operate The Bohemia Caf, located at
401 Second Street in Chesapeake City.
11 Bohemia Avenue Chesapeake City, MD
The House-Fresh Greens tossed with Bermuda Onions, Tomatoes, Cucumber & topped with a
Mediterranean Vinaigrette $6.
Pear and Walnut-Bartlett Pears & Sugared Walnuts served over Baby Spinach, tossed with
Crumbled Blue Cheese, Sweet Red Onions & Raspberry Vinaigrette $8.
Berries and Nuts-Mixed Greens with fresh Strawberries and Blueberries,
Candied Walnuts & Balsamic Vinaigrette $8
Caesar-Crisp Romaine Lettuce tossed with Classic Caesar Dressing, Parmesan Cheese & Croutons $6.
Caesar Salad with Fried Oysters $18.
The Wedge-Iceberg Lettuce, Blue Cheese, Crumbled Bacon, Egg & Tomato
with creamy Garlic Parmesan Dressing $9.

Maryland Crab ................................$6./7. Crab Bisque ....................................$ 6./7.
French Onion ...................................... $6. Soup du Jour ...............................$5.50/6.
Little Neck Clams-Dozen Steamed Clams in Garlic Wine Broth, served with Toasted Baguette $13.
Warm Brie in Puff Pastry-Brie Cheese, Honey and slivered Almonds baked in Puff Pastry, served with
Fresh Fruit $13.
Fried Calamari-served with an Herb Tomato Dip $12.
Crispy Oysters-served with Creole Aioli, by the Half Dozen $16/Dozen$25.
Oysters Chesapeake-on the Half-shell topped with Lump Crabmeat & Sauce Hollandaise $19.
Rustic Duck Pt-with Orange and Pistachio served with Caramelized Onions,
Flat Bread & a Balsamic Reduction $13
Crab and Artichoke Dip-with toasted Pita Triangles $12.
Oysters on the Half Shell-by the Half-Dozen $12/Dozen$20.
Wild Mushroom Strudel-Sauted Wild Mushrooms with Shallots & Sherry Cream, wrapped in
Puff Pastry & served with Roasted Red Pepper Coulis $11.
Mussels Marinara-Steamed Mussels tossed with Sauted Tomatoes, Shallots, Garlic, Herbs Provencal
& White Wine $12.
Drunken Mussels-served in a Tequila Lime Broth with Andouille Sausage $14

Maryland Crab Cakes-Baked Lump Crabmeat, topped with Lemon Beurre Blanc. Market Price.
Stuffed Anaheim Peppers-Stuffed with Lobster, Crab & Shrimp. Baked with
Green Chili Sauce & Cheddar Cheese, topped with Sour Cream & Salsa. $31.
Filet and Crab-5-ounce Grilled Angus Filet & a Petite Crab Cake, served with
Madeira Cream Sauce & Garnished with Caviar $28.
Tournedos Baltimore-Twin Petite Filets Grilled, paired with a Petite Crab Cake finished with
Madeira Cream Sauce & a Petite Lobster Cake finished with Seafood Champagne Sauce,
Garnished with Caviar $30.
Filet au Poivre-Eight-ounce Filet with a Dijon Pepper Crust, in a Brandy Demi-Glace $27.
Filet Mignon-8 oz. with Sauce Barnaise. $27
Grilled Lamb Chop-Served with a Madeira Demi-Glace and Parmesan Risotto $27.
Grilled Rib-Eye-12-ounce Rib-Eye topped with Caramelized Onions,
Portabella Mushrooms & Balsamic Reduction $27.
Broiled Scottish Salmon-with Sauted Shrimp & Scallops in Saffron Cream, finished with a
Roasted Red Pepper Coulis $25.
Crabmeat Stuffed Rockfish-Served with a Fire Roasted Red Pepper Beurre Blanc $25.
Seafood Cioppino-a variety of Fish, Shrimp, Clams, Mussels and Scallops simmered in a
Spicy Tomato Broth over Fettuccini $27.
Panko Crusted Chicken-Pan fried over Wild Mushrooms Risotto & Pesto Beurre Blanc $20.
Seafood Fettuccine-a blend of Egg & Spinach Fettuccine tossed with a Trio of Lobster,
Shrimp & Scallops, served with Alfredo Sauce $27.
Grilled Chicken Penne Pasta-Tossed with Sun-dried Tomatoes, Fresh Spinach, sprinkled with
Parmesan Cheese and served in Olive Oil & Herbs $20
Wiener Schnitzel-Lightly Breaded thin Cut Loin of Pork, Lingon Berry Preserves & Lemon $20
Bloody Mary-Our signature mix made in house!
Lemon Drop Martini-Absolute Citron, Lemon Juice
French Martini-Vodka, Chambord, Pineapple Juice and a twist of lemon
Chocolate Martini-Vanilla Vodka, Godiva Liquor and Cream
Side Car-Cointreau, Lemon Juice and Cognac
Huntress-Bourbon, Cherry Liquor, Triple Sec and Cream
Amstel Light
Bud Light
Miller Light
Coors Light
Corona Light
Sierra Nevada
Bass Ale
Anchor Steam
Michelob Ultra
Fat Tire
Dogfish 60 Minute
Erdinger Hefe-Weizen
Red Bridge-Gluten Free
Non Alcoholic
St. Pauli Girl
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Facts
14 Miles Long, 450 Feet wide, 35 Feet Deep
The Worlds Third Busiest Canal
Owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Connects the Delaware River and The Chesapeake Bay
Designated as a Natonal Historic Civil Engineering and Mechanical
Engineering Landmark
Brandy Almond Mocha-Brandy, Amaretto, Coffee & Hot Chocolate $7.
Irish Coffee-Jamesons Irish Whiskey & Kahlua, topped with Crme de Menthe $7.50
Nutty Irishman-Baileys Irish Cream, Frangelico & Coffee $7.25

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