Talbot Street Stores and Restaurants
Looking for a get away?
Why not try St. Michaels in
Maryland. My husband and I just had the opportunity to spend a
weekend there and we really enjoyed it. It is a leisurely drive
from Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia. Located on Maryland's
Eastern Shore, the town is located near other popular destinations such
as Easton and Oxford
St. Michaels is a charming, small
waterfront town with one of a kind shops and a wealth of diverse
restaurants. You will enjoy strolling through the historic streets
to see houses that date back to the 1700's. The beautiful Miles
River and St. Michaels Harbor offer boaters the perfect destination and
non-boaters the perfect view!
The Chesapeake Bay
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
and Waterfront Park is a terrific place to visit.
You can enjoy
the view from the Hooper Strait Lighthouse ( see picture to right),
learn about oyster harvesting, visit a working boat yard and see how
Maryland's natural treasures are enjoyed. The weekend that we went
the museum was the location of the 2007 Food and Wine Festival.
This was a great event that is worth attending. Nationally
acclaimed Chefs, Writers, Restaurant Owners and Wine Representatives
were invited to participate. We spent the entire day at the
festival enjoying the events as well as the museum. In addition to
the festival many restaurants offered wine dinners where they had a
variety of wines to complement the meal.
For a good orientation to St.
Michaels' history, stop by the St. Mary's Square Museum between Mulberry
Street and East Chestnut Street and get a St. Michaels Walking Tour
brochure. This will guide you through the historic streets of this
charming town. In addition, you can take an informative tour from
the water via the Patriot, a 65-foot motorized boat. You'll learn
about the land, historic houses, waterfront estates and hard working
fisherman who harvest the Maryland shores.
St. Michaels offers a variety of
bed and breakfast, resorts, and inns for your convenience. We stayed at
the Harbourtowne Golf Resort, which is located 5 minutes outside of town
on the water. The room was adequate and the view was great.
The location may be a problem during peak season, because you would need
to drive into town and may have difficulty finding parking. We
went the end of April so parking was not an issue.
Harbourtowne Resort Room
The Bistro St. Michaels,
conveniently located on Talbot Street, was our favorite
restaurant. The food and service were very good. The restaurant is
a recreation of a classic Parisian Bistro. The menu had a nice variety
and although they had seafood there were other options for non seafood
eaters. Reservations are highly recommended.
The other restaurant that we
enjoyed was the Key Lime Cafe, located in a cottage just off of Talbot
Street in the historic district. The food was good, although the service
was a bit slow. The menu was diverse with some traditional
Maryland cuisine. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The restaurant is much nicer inside than it appears from the outside so
be sure to go in an take a look. Reservations are highly recommended.
Characters restaurant on Talbot
street is a great place to stop by in the evening to listen to the
music. Live bands were there on Friday and Saturday night.
The restaurants down at the
waterfront, Town Dock Restaurant, St Michaels Crab and Steak House and
Foxy's Marina Bar offer a spectacular harbor view and waterfront deck
dining. Menus include regional specialties and traditional
St. Michaels has a full calendar
of events including concerts in the park, fireworks, food & wine
festival, 5k races, antique and classic boat festival, seafood festival
and more. For exact dates and events visit St. Michaels official
enjoy your visit!!!