Since 1979, Market Street Inn has been an icon on
the river in downtown Salisbury.
Originally built in 1941, this location operated as Walston’s Seafood, a fish market
where you could buy freshly caught seafood and a shot of whiskey.
Beginning in the 60’s, the lonely, box shaped building was known as
“The Colt’s Corral,” a sports bar owned by a couple of Baltimore Colts players.
In the early 70’s, the little box switched hands to Norman Nibblet and the legend
of “The Huddle” was born. It was made famous by his mother doing the cooking.
In the late 70’s, it changed hands again and was first called Market Street Inn
(but was known as El Mercado.) Outside, the box was brightened up with a coat
of pink paint and inside, they served $2 margaritas, enchiladas and burritos.
In 1989, Market Street Inn became an open-air sandwich shop. They lost
the pink paint and added the popular floating dock. The tables were donned
with mini golf pencils for their famous check-off menu, where customers could
order overstuffed, build-your-own sandwiches.
Since 2001, current owner, president and Salisbury University graduate
Rob Mulford has transformed the establishment into something altogether different --
a casually upscale dining experience. The box-shaped building has evolved
to include an outside boardwalk and courtyard for summer dining and
a glassed-in porch for a comfortable lunch or dinner.
In 2006, the Salisbury Chamber of Commerce recognized Rob Mulford’s efforts
to establish a benchmark for others to strive to meet when choosing to
renovate a business by honoring him with the Fred P. Adkins Architectural
Enhancement Award. Not one to rest on his laurels, in 2007, he renovated
the pub bar and in 2008, the floating dock was completely rebuilt.
Market Street Inn is now known for its extensive wine selection, gourmet culinary
conception and superb service while still maintaining a casual local flair.
We have been nationally recognized in Wine Spectator and
Wine Enthusiast magazines for an exceptional wine list and selection.
In 30 years, we have evolved from a little open-air sandwich shop
and bar into a casually upscale restaurant and pub.
Rob instills in his staff his mission of “Good Food, Good Service, In a Clean Environment.”
Market Street Inn values every guest and strives to make
each meal a unique and magical dining experience.
Market Street is located on the river, in downtown Salisbury, MD
on the corner of Carroll and Market streets