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 cannons 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:
Innovative gourmet cuisine expertly served in a casual atmosphere.
Stars (at The Inn at Perry Cabin)
Blending 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.
St. Michaels Crab & Steak House (Seasonal)
Specializing in fresh seafood’s and Maryland blue crabs with a spectacular harbor view and waterfront deck dining.
Ava’s Pizzeria & Wine Bar
Wood fired pizza, daily special, unique wine, beer & spirits. Open Daily.
Theo’s Steak, Sides & Spirits
Serving the finest steaks, aged to perfection as well as innovative side dishes.
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.