Captain Benders Tavern

About Us

History of Captain Benders

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.

Join old friends and make new ones at Captain Bender’s Tavern. After a long day at work or school, why not take a break and enjoy great food and drinks? We offer a great atmosphere, friendly staff, and affordable drinks!

At Captain Bender’s Tavern we offer something for everyone. Come listen to live entertainment throughout the month, enjoy a beer, or try something from our delicious tavern menu. Start with a tasty appetizer, then move on to our wide selection of delicious burgers, crab dishes, soups, salads, or desserts!

Please take time to browse our website to see everything we have to offer! If you have any questions or comments feel free to contact us. We are more than happy to assist you in any way we can.