Aida’s Victoriana Inn

205 Cherry St
Saint Michaels, 21663
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We loved our stay at Aida's. From the moment you make your reservation or arrive Aida and her husband are great. We rented two rooms sunday night of the St michaels wine festival. Our rooms were cozy and the view is spectacular and everything is in walking distance. We loved her hospitality and breakfast in the morning was delicious. We loved the big backyard and relaxing sunday evening by the water. Quaint bed and breakfast. Very clean.
Beautiful house perfect location charming town... Aida is a wonderful host and accommodations were perfectly comfortable had a great day and a great breakfast...
Gracious hosts and cozy inn on the water. Our room wasn't waterfront, but the bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was clean. This is not a fancy place, but it's warm and comfortable and feels like home. Great stay and enjoyed being woken up to the smell of coffee and bacon... Yum!

(410) 745-3368

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Crepes By the Bay

413 S Talbot St
Saint Michaels, 21663
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Perfect little breakfast joint in Saint Michael's. I had the fruit crepe which was light and fluffy and filled with strawberries, blueberries and bananas. My husband had a crepe filled with bacon, feta, ham, and egg. Also very good but the fruit crepe won the prize! I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a sweet or savory breakfast spot in saint Michael's.
I've had crepes all over the world. This place does it right, perfect texture, wonderful flavor. I had the smoked salmon crepe, and the Monte Cristo. Amazing. Also get the chocolate smoothie, ask them to make with Nutella and Strawberry. Perfect! Defiantly come here when you are in the area. Great breakfast place.
I was surprised when we walked in because I totally expected counter service but it's a diner-ish little restaurant. You can seat yourself wherever you'd like but the single booth has a sign that say it's reserved for parties of 3 or more, which is understandable. There's also one outside table. I ordered the combo crepe for breakfast which I think was bacon, ham, and cheese. It was served with a small piece of tomato and couple of spinach leaves and some sort of sauce on the side. It may have been chipotle mayo or something similar. Anyway, the crepe was yummy and filling without leaving me stuffed. What's his face ordered a spinach and mushroom crepe that was pretty good too although I don't really know why one would order a breakfast item without bacon. Service was fast and friendly. The restaurant is small and walkways are narrow so it's not the best for large groups.

(410) 745-8429

Creperies

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Rusticana Pizza

1013 S Talbot St
Saint Michaels, 21663
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Lousy Pizza + Unenthusiastic Staff + Defensive Manager = Not a good experience I have ordered here before, and had no complaints in the past. However, this time, it was totally disappointing. The order was for an Italian Sausage pizza with mushrooms, green pepper, and extra cheese, Price was $17.25, a little pricey. Found pizza to be limp, with too thin pizza crust, veggies and sausage on top of the cheese, and slices so big that they couldn't be eaten with fingers, and it spilled all over my clothing. Sausage was tasteless, and was in paper-thin slices. Most Italian sausage is full of flavor and looks like sausage, but this was sliced thin, almost like pepperoni. The cashier never thanked me for my business, and never smiled, not even once. I called to speak to the manager and was asked why I was calling. I said I had a complaint. When I told him the pizza was lousy, and the sausage was terrible, I also said I was from Chicago, where the pizza was far better. He said, "Do you want a refund?" I said, "No, I want to talk to you about the pizza." Then he said, "I been in business for 35 years. Don't talk to me that way." and promptly hung up. The pizza was like it was from New Jersey, all right -- where people don't listen, and they don't care what you think, either, and your business means nothing to them....because that's how it is up there in Jersey. Next time, I will go to Sam's Pizza across the street -- where the pizza is excellent, the service was offered with pride and smiling faces, the staff was grateful and couldn't have been nicer... and they don't hang up on you, either.
Good pizza! Generous w cheese, yummy sauce and perfect crust! Got carry out while in town for the night. Girl behind the counter was nice.
This mom and pop's restaurant has been serving the bay hundred area for over 20 years. The owners are Italian and are both born and raised in Brooklyn NY, authenticity is not an issue here. Everything is made from scratch using old family recipes. The pizza dough as well as all sauces are made every morning, and are never frozen. Pizza is definitely the main attraction here, but they have a very large menu. Hours are 11am to about 9 pm depending on business.

(410) 745-3434

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The Old Brick Inn

401 S Talbot St
Saint Michaels, 21663
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Unfortunately unpleasant experience. They clearly are racists towards people of Hispanic/ Latino decent... the younger blonde woman (snoody and condescending) was unbelievably rude to my husband and I , once she saw he wasnt white her face dropped and she changed her tone quickly. Aside from the rude staff the room was nice.. but with the overpowering mold smell was too much to stomach. We actually ended up leaving because of these conditions and staying at The Harbour Inn. While we loved the idea of The old brick inn , we didnt love the actual establishment. We will not be back!
Amazing B&B. Centrally located and very clean. In a word - charming. Front desk was very nice - owner came over and chatted (in a good way) at breakfast. Furnishings in my room (french country room in the carriage house) were beautiful, well preserved, antiques. Wish I had them at home. The bathroom had a little organza satchel stuffed with bath salts (for the jacuzzi tub), and nice shampoo,..... Lovely gas fireplace. Comfy bed. Just great stuff! I had my bike and they were extremely helpful in finding a place for me to put it (right out front). I've been assured that I should visit some of the other rooms as they are equally lovely, but honestly, when (not if) I go back, I'll always ask for the french room. Beautiful. Breakfast was just okay - french toast with bacon. Love french toast but this just didn't do it for me. The bacon had some herbs sprinkled on top and was cooked perfectly (albeit room temperature when arrived at my table). But then, who doesn't love bacon, no matter how it's prepared?? Oh, and they had an amazing winfest going on while I was there. I didn't have the opportunity to visit it but it looked like loads of fun. A reason for a future visit.
I made a web-reservation, carefully selecting my room. After checking in and opening the door to the room, I was met with the overpowering smell of mold. When I spoke with the woman at registration, she inspected the room, told me it was an old building and asked if I had a mold allergy. She offered other accommodations. Subsequently, the OBI requested I pay an additional fee for having changed rooms. While this is a pretty place with courtesy staff and good breakfasts, I think they missed the point. The accommodation should be memorable - and not adverse to the health of its guests.

(410) 745-3323

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St. Michaels Perk Coffee House

401 S Talbot St
Saint Michaels, 21663
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This place is a typical "Non Starbucks" coffee shop. Good coffee and snacks. Relaxed atmosphere. The back room has a really comfortable couch. There was FREE WiFi access,which is very nice.
Stopped in here while touring the town of St. Michaels during their wine festival. I didn't get a chance to try their coffee but I did have a blueberry muffin and it was excellent. It looked like they even have a menu of lunch items and everything looked great. I love the atmosphere here! You have a choice of sitting in a relaxed library like room with different wines on display, books, magazines, comfy leather chair and sofa, or you can sit in the back room which was bright and sunny with many seating options and a long dining table if you're in a large group (perfect place to play a board game with friends). I think they even have seating upstairs, not sure though. Can't wait to go back someday!
Love this place! Front porch is dog friendly, in house daily copy of NYTimes and Washington Post circulate among customers, and the coffee's quite good! Very homey and comfortable, a good place to strike up conversations and feel connected.

(410) 745-8099

Coffee & Tea

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Parsonage Inn

210 N Talbot St
Saint Michaels, 21663
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Stayed for 2 nights and it was great. Parking behind the home. Beautiful Victorian with cable TV and DVD player in our room. Free WiFi included. Fantastic breakfast served each morning. Complimentary bottled water and coffee always available. Less than a .5 mile walk to many St. Michael attractions - the museum, St. Michael's Winery, Eastern Shore Brewing and all the various shops and restaurants. Great stay!
..very charming,great location,clean rooms,comfy bed..Kathy was very kind and a very gracious Inn keeper! The breakfast she prepared was DELISH and her fresh baked cookies are addicting! Will def be back in the warmer months to explore more!!
Stayed here only one night. We stayed in two rooms to accomodate my family of 4. We were on a coastal mini vacation that started in Ocean City, Maryland, then to St. Michaels, Cape May, NJ, and Ocean City, NJ. We've been to St. Michaels many times as well as other b&b's. Being a weekday stay, we were a bit surprised at the price, particularly after arriving and seeing the condition of the inn. It was definitely not up to typical bb standards for the high price we paid for not one but two rooms. When i asked if they provided afternoon tea with cookies or danish, we were told thats what a previous owner may have done, we just leave the coffee machine out for your use. So, no afternoon tea or snack as normally found. I saw other reviews mentioning cookies and bottled water, but i guess that was a previous owner or prior to a change in hospitality? The one room we had offered a king bed and fireplace. Since the fireplace was boarded up I'm assuming its not functioning in colder weather although its offered as a room with a fireplace (working or not)? The oddest thing we found in our one room was that there was no door to the bathroom! We are a close family but this was rediculous. You could not control the a\c or heat and various lights did not work and some actually missing bulbs. The porch\deck lights didn't work either....switch didn't work light and one bulb was also missing. Speaking of deck that both of our rooms shared...it was in disrepair, dirty. The chairs and cushions on the deck were dirty and not inviting or usable because of their condition. The screen door leading to our room was broken and missing its screen. The grounds were unkept and items were broken throughout the garden (path lights, etc.). Wallpaper was torn, worn or peeling in various places. Again, nowhere near the level expected at such a high price, and we paid that high price for two rooms. However, regardless of cost, we wouldn't stay here again unless pride of ownership was restored!! We did drive to their sister resort, which looked ok, but even as we walked around that site it was unkept....items were thrown about, the pool and hot tub were not very clean.......just nothing seemed inviting. We will give big kudos for Sallies breakfast creations, they were wonderful! I hope this honest review is helpful in setting future expectations as well as constructive criticism for the owners to consider addressing. Thank you for listening.

(410) 745-8383

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Five Gables

209 N Talbot St
Saint Michaels, 21663
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I stayed at the Five Gables Inn and Spa for one night this spring. The room was perfectly nice. It was clean, had a fireplace (that was surprisingly good at heating the room!), a TV and small balcony that overlooked a parking lot. The bathroom included plush towels and standard hotel bathrobes with Aveda bath products, however grouting and the whole bathroom was slightly moldy and poorly fitted. This made the whirlpool tub un-enticing as I was unsure as to the cleanliness of the tub if the walls weren't in tip top shape. The breakfast was fine - lots of selection including muffins, juices, bagels, toast, sausage, eggs, yogurt and cereals. Nothing to write home about though. I think the appropriate price for a place like this would be at maximum $120/night, but because it's St. Michaels there's an automatic up charge. If you're expecting something great you will be disappointed.
Stayed here 4th of July week with my husband and our dog. LOVED that it was pet friendly. Our pup had a bed, treat, toy, and water dish waiting for him. The room seemed a little on the small side, but had everything we needed. Huge fan of the porch and the jetted tub. No DVD player in the room as we thought, but that was ok. It's an older property, but has character. A mini fridge would have been nice, but luckily we were able to get our hands on ice buckets. The breakfast was really good. I've only stayed at one other B&B and enjoyed that Five Gables had a dining room with various small tables as opposed to sitting together with the other guests. The food was a good variety of bagels/toast/waffles/cereal/fruit/yogurt/hard boiled eggs and a couple of hot items such as egg frittata and sausage. It would have been nice to see a variance in options day to day, but for 2 mornings, it was good. The innkeeper was nice and we felt very welcomed and out of the way. Indoor pool was small, but in a nice area. Did not take advantage of the pool, spa, or bikes..but nice to have access to! Can't beat the location-we arrived on Tue and left on Thurs and were able to walk everywhere we wanted to go.
Stayed here one Saturday night in April with our pup. It's exactly what we were looking for - friendly, quiet, casual. If you're expecting a formal, fancy hotel experience, this probably isn't for you (and that's not what it should be compared to in these reviews). We stayed in one of the pet-friendly rooms in the main house, which are on the first floor and look out onto a quiet and grassy backyard. There's an indoor pool (has maybe seen better days), plus steam room and sauna, and we had a decent couples massage at the Aveda spa. We are planning to go back - it's a perfect place for a quiet, relaxing getaway. The grouting and caulking around the tub needed some work, and the WiFi was a little spotty, but these barely affected my enjoyment of the weekend. The staff were all pleasant and accommodating.

(410) 745-0100

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Blue Crab Coffee

102 Freemont St
Saint Michaels, 21663
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I had the pleasure of visiting Blue Crab Coffee in St. Michaels several times over the past several summers while cruising the Chespapeake. It's a very convivial and welcoming place in the beautiful town of St. Michaels. it's clearly a locals favorite, but very good for visitors as well. They have a great array of breakfast pastries and other goodies, and their coffee is very good. All in all, a great experience. If you're lucky enough to visit St. Michaels, walk over to Blue Crab Coffee!
Small almond milk latte was $5. DC prices. Bad type of almond milk, tastes burned: this brings rating down automatically to 0. Atmosphere tries but fails: wooden floor, photos on the walls but loud whirring buzzing machines in the back with bad music on the stereo. Tie-dye server nice, but not cheerful by any means, and pretty fast (but I was the only one in line). Cups have styrofoam covering, no brand, the type you get in business meetings when you're desperate for caffeine. Treats suck, nothing beyond typical muffins and cinnamon rolls. Don't bother coming here unless you're dying for a fix.
How I heard of this place: Our trip to St. Michaels was an experience of firsts initiated by our dear friends and travel buddies from Arlington. This quaint, creamy coffee shop is no different. Type of cuisine: "Blue Crab Coffee Company invites you to enjoy a cozy coffee house environment in beautiful St. Michaels, Maryland. Located in the historic Freedom's Friend Lodge, Blue Crab Coffee offers great coffees, specialty drinks, baked goods and other delicious fare, as well as a variety of teas, whole bean and ground coffee selections." Ambiance: Inside the big, yellow house behind the Acme building and adjacent to the St. Michaels Police Department house (complete with porch!), is the Blue Crab Coffee Co. one immediately takes a deep breath, taking in the aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans. The hardwood floors lead down a narrow hallway interspersed with shelving holding large, glass jars of various coffee beans, and loose-leaf teas. The hallway opens into a room; to the left the cash register and barista haven, to the right, large, wooden tables with wooden, pew seating against the wall, and hard chairs open to the walkway, leading back towards the more intimate mini-tables and chairs at the back of the long, rectangular establishment. One lone television set, a parchment sail and seafaring photographs and Celebrate St. Michaels artwork make the decor. What I ordered: A large latte ($4) for one, and a small Oregon Chai ($3.75) for the other, sharing a Banana Blueberry Muffin ($2.75); and a Caramello ($4.25) enjoyed by my husband and I, a side of Lemon Muffin with Lemon Icing ($2.75) with which to wash it down. What I loved: The Caramello - a caramel latte with whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce. The flaky yet moist Lemon Muffin the perfect combination of sweet and tart. Why I loved it: The Blue Crab Coffee Co. is a very cozy coffee house with an abundance of seating options - for those on a date, in a small discussion group or enjoying a cuppa joe to go! The friendly staff, and smiling patrons only add like upon like for this delightful coffee shop. Cost: Average ($3.50 - $4.25 per steamed milk beverage)

(410) 745-4155

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Chesapeake Landing Restaurant

23713 St Michaels Rd
Saint Michaels, 21663
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My wife and I split the crab dip, filet mignon with stuffed shrimp, and finished with the chocolate turtle cake. If you like crab, you'll really like the crab dip, it's all crab meat and a few spices with a moment of silence for the 'dip'. The filet was cooked perfectly. I enjoyed the stuffed shrimp, but my wife didn't. She got a small piece of cartilage in hers; I'm not as picky about that. The cake was excellent. Given that we were just a few miles outside of St. Michaels, it was a good price for a well-prepared meal. With two cocktails, the total came to $63 with taxes.
We got a recommendation to check out Chesapeake Landing from my boss who has a summer cottage near St. Michaels - "it's where the locals go!" he told us. We showed up around 7pm on a Saturday, and much to our surprise, we were easily sat immediately. Yippee! The restaurant definitely has sort of a 90s-ish feel with the decor. It somewhat reminded me of like a Luby's or something but it was clean and what not. We at least felt comfortable in shorts and tee shirts from being touristy and outdoors all day. Our waitress was really sweet and was there when we needed her but not around every 5 minutes. We started with a few drinks - I had the apple strawberry sangria and my fiance stuck to beer. The sangria was the only low point of the meal - it was just super sweet and not really my taste. I later switched to house wine. We ordered 30 medium crabs, macaroni and cheese, and fried green beans. The mac and cheese was delicious, definitely cafeteria style like the kind I grew up with, not the fancy gourmet kind we normally see in DC. I loved every bite, true comfort food. The green beans were delicious and crispy. Then came the real treat - the crabs. This was my first real time with eating crabs Maryland-style. Our table was covered in paper, then they brought us a bucket and this giant tray of steamed crabs. I had no idea what to do, but another server saw me staring confused at the tray, and she expertly showed me how to shell it. 30 crabs later, my fiance and I were happily stuffed. The bill was surprisingly low - we each had 2 drinks, split the large order of crabs, and two sides - all for $60, with tip! That's crazy for an excellent meal, a fun experience, and great service. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who is passing through the area.
Stopped there for lunch one day and had a burger. It was cooked to my liking on their grill. My wife had a turkey wrap which she enjoyed as well. We stopped there before we left for home and bought some crab meat. They even asked if I wanted it packed in ice. Their take out seafood prices were fair for the area. When we got home that day we made some delicious crab cakes.

(410) 745-9600

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Pascal’s Tavern

101 N Harbor Rd
Saint Michaels, 21663
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How I heard of this place: We were in search of a weekend getaway in St. Michaels without paying an arm and a leg for our accommodations. This one came highly recommended on Trip Advisor and became our new favorite diggs in St. Michaels. Type of cuisine: "The Harbour Lights Restaurant provides guests with an elegant experience overlooking the Miles River and St. Michaels Harbor. Enjoy signature dishes from Executive Chef, David Hayes, featuring regional specialties and the freshest seafood with a focus on seasonal delights and local ingredients. The Club Room offers a relaxing atmosphere for you to enjoy delicious cocktails, appetizing small plates and beautiful views of the harbor. Our outdoor covered Port Deck is a unique and charming setting for dining or enjoying a cocktail while taking in the waterfront views. It's also the perfect location for a private event such as a rehearsal dinner, cocktail party or intimate waterfront wedding ceremony. Dock & Dine! Tie up at the Marina for up to 3 hours while enjoying lunch or dinner *subject to availability, call ahead." Ambiance: "St. Michaels Harbour Inn, Marina & Spa offers one of the finest marinas in the Chesapeake Bay area. Conveniently located on the Miles River off of Eastern Bay, our full service marina features all the amenities you would expect to find at a waterfront resort. Let our experienced and courteous staff help you tie down while you enjoy a refreshing swim in our pool, a snack in the lounge or a meal upstairs overlooking the Miles River. Enjoy one of our many spa treatments, a leisurely bike ride into town, go crabbing or take an ecological nature cruise. Our Dock Master or our front desk personnel will gladly make arrangements for these and all other area activities." What I ordered: For breakfast, I started with a mug of hot water with lemon wedges. Three of us dined on the Harbour Lights Frittata ($11.50 each), wild mushroom, spinach and ricotta frittata topped with sun-dried tomato and arugula salad. My husband, the rogue in our frittata experience, selected the Lemon Hinted Pancakes ($14.50) with fresh strawberries, maple flavored syrup, vanilla ricotta butter, and applewood smoked bacon. For dinner, after spending the afternoon cycling through our spa treatments, we stayed close to home, returning to Pascal's. We had, on each trip into the elevator, studied the menu, salivating at the thought of our dinner options. Now, we had our moment. To start, I selected the BLT Boston Bibb Salad ($9.50) with cherry tomatoes, applewood smoked bacon, sliced avocado, shaved red onion and bleu cheese dressing. At our table, we also had one order for the Baby Green Salad ($9.50) with roasted apples & pears, toasted pecans, dried cranberries tossed in an apple cider vinaigrette and topped with fried goats cheese. The salad course was accompanied by a table favorite: the Applewood Smoked Bacon Mac & Cheese ($6.50). It was wrong to imagine that our appetizers would replace the bread and dipping oil, as the fluffy rosemary focaccia squares in a bread basket made its way to our table, accompanied by a generous helping of herb-infused oil: parsley, chives, red pepper flakes, mozzarella cheese and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. The main entrees, making their way to our table side: Rosemary & Honey-Glazed Lamb Shank ($27.50) served over a root vegetable mash, lamb bacon, potato and Brussels sprout hash with a lamb-raspberry jus. Two orders for the Shrimp & Corn Crusted Flounder ($27.50) served atop over-sauted zucchini and squash with cherry tomatoes and lemon caper butter sauce. Rounding out the bacon-rich meal, I enjoyed the Bacon Wrapped Scallops ($29.50) with wild mushroom, spinach and ricotta cheese lasagna and lobster cream sauce. We were advised to save room for dessert, and while the room is questionable, the dessert recommendation was a hit! Our table of four shared one serving of the night's special dessert: Vanilla-Bean Honey Panna Cotta served with fresh berries, chocolate covered strawberries and a caramel drizzle. What I loved: The honey panna cotta was a sincere hit! The Mac & Cheese a unanimous table favorite, and the herb-infused oil a winner with every bite. Why I loved it: Friendly service, calming space, beautiful scenery, awesome company and a rich meal! Cost: High ($25.50 - $30.50 per dinner entree)

(410) 745-6294

American (New)

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