St. Michaels is a picturesque harbor on Maryland's Eastern Shore and was named as one of the Top 10 Best Small Coastal Towns in America by USA Today. Its harbor and some homes date back to the mid-1600's, and is home to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum where you can immerse yourself in our maritime history.Come and experience the beauty of St. Michaels and all this charming town has to offer! www.stmichaelsmd.org
Hours: Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr:
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Who are the owners?
Mike Whittington, Randy Schiera, Eric Nunamaker
How and why you started your business?
Eric and Mike were already well known in the area as a
viable partnership, and positive feedback from our community inspired us to
create Front Street. Our third partner, Randy, is quite experienced in
restaurant economics, and completes our team.
Our previous experience had shown us that we had an original idea for
the local restaurant scene, and were lucky enough to find the perfect venue to
showcase Chef Eric’s amazing talent.
What do you sell/
Mike & Eric’s Front Street offers an eclectic menu featuring local seafood and produce when we can,
and imports ingredients from around the world to create freshly prepared soup,
salad and pasta dishes. Our house made flatbread is the basis for some of the
best pizza in the area, and our “comfort food” selections are extremely
popular. House made desserts and carefully selected and moderately priced wines
complete your experience. Front Street offers something for every palate and
price range, served in a warm, casual setting. We have the friendliest service
around, local craft beer, and a full and very welcoming bar, all in a great
location right in the heart of St. Michaels.
Where is your business located and why did you choose your
Front Street is located at 200 South Talbot Street (formerly
Characters) right in the center of downtown St. Michaels. The location is just
the right size for our business, and the perfect venue for our brand of casual
gourmet dining. The storefront windows make holiday decorating really fun, and
our one of a kind skipjack inspired bar provide us with a truly unique
What strategies do you use to draw people to your
Mike & Eric’s Front Street is a local brand, (Mike was
raised right here in St. Michaels) known for hospitality and world class
cuisine. Our most important strategy is our ongoing commitment to consistent
quality in the food we prepare and the service we provide. We offer great music on Fridays with local
favorite Gerry Mack, and daily lunch and dinner specials. We also partner with
local charities to host special events that benefit our community, as we feel
it’s so important to give back to the community who has opened their arms to us
and never let go.
What is your strategy for growth in the next year?
First and foremost, our commitment to quality. We’ll be
advertising locally, promoting our outdoor pet friendly area, becoming even
more involved in community events, and continuing to evolve our menu, service,
and catering opportunities.
What is the best thing about running a business here?
Definitely the small town atmosphere. It’s a great thing to
have our neighbors and friends as regular customers, to meet their extended
families, and be part of their life events ( weddings, birthdays, retirements),
but it’s great fun as well, to introduce new guests to a more relaxed way of
life, to watch them unwind, slow down and savor the area, and be instrumental
in creating memories which will last long after they have returned home.