Known as “The Town That Fooled The British”, in 1813 a number of British barges planned an attack on the town and a fort on the harbor side. The residents of St. Michaels, forewarned, hoisted lanterns to the masts of ships and in the tops of trees, tricking the British by causing the canons to overshoot the town. This first ‘blackout’ was effective and only one house was struck. It is now known as The Cannonball House.
St. Michaels on the Eastern Shore is only a 40-minute drive from the famous Chesapeake Bay Bridge. One of America’s most historic settings, this waterside village could not be more charming. Visit the St Michaels website, and The Talbot County website for more information and view the Eastern Shore Calendar for upcoming events.
St. Michaels Restaurants:
SHERWOOD LANDING (at The Inn at Perry Cabin)
Chef Salter blends the riches of the Chesapeake Bay with offerings from around the world to create an exquisite waterfront dining experience. Open year-round, seven days a week. www.perrycabin.com
ST. MICHAELS CRAB & STEAK HOUSE (Seasonal)
Specializing in fresh seafood’s and Maryland blue crabs with a spectacular harbor view and waterfront deck dining. Closed Wednesdays.
KEY LIME CAFE
Comfort food with flair. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Closed for Winter Break. www.keylime-cafe.com
AVA’S PIZZERIA & WINE BAR
Wood fired pizza, daily special, unique wine, beer & spirits. Open Daily. www.avaspizzeria.com
PASCAL’S HARBOUR LIGHTS RESTAURANT
A fine dining St Michaels restaurant overlooking the scenic Miles River Harbour. Mediterranean/seafood complemented with fresh Regional Chesapeake specialties with hand-made Bread, Pastas and Desserts. www.harbourinn.com/restaurant
CARPENTER STREET SALOON
A friendly pub with a bar in one room and a dining room next door, this place makes a good stop for a beer and a burger. It’s got a little of everything: crab soup and crab cakes, rockfish and chips, prime rib. Locals come for their steaks. It offers a, live music on weekends, late-night pizza, and breakfast.
For more information and a full listing of available restaurants, please visit www.stmichaelsmd.org