Captain Benders Tavern

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More Than Your Average Tavern!


Captain Raleigh Bender was a C&O Canal boatman during the 1800’s, and proprietor of this fine tavern. Since 1936, Captain Bender’s Tavern has fed the hungry, quenched the thirsty, and served loyally, the historic community of Sharpsburg, Maryland. Today we are the best restaurant and bar in Sharpsburg and are a perfect meeting spot for locals, C&O Canal and Antietam Battlefield visitors, and Shepherdstown students…..Read More


Our Menu

Captain Benders Food and Menu

Picky eaters are welcome! We have everything you could ever want, appetizers, burgers, crab dishes, fries, soups, salads, desserts, and more! See Our Menu

Our Drinks

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Compliment your meal or plan a night out with our extensive drink list! We of course offer beer, mixed drinks, shots, and don’t forget to try the “flip the duck” shooter! See Our Drinks


Party Van

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Live within 5 miles of Captain Bender’s? We’ll come get you, your family, and your friends in the Party Van. When it’s time to go, we’ll bring you back home!

Event Calendar

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Check out all of the exciting things happening at Captain Bender’s! We’ve got live music, promotions, giveaways, and much more fun!

See Our Events

Shoot the Duck

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Think you have what it takes to earn a T-Shirt? Drink 3 ducks full of Natty Boh & a shot of Amaretto and prove you can shoot the duck!