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 of operation:
Thursday-Tuesday (Closed Wed.)
Who are the owners?
How and why you started your business?
The desire to own my own restaurant began when I became a
chef in the Army. From there I went on to restaurant school in Philadelphia, PA
where I am born and raised. After graduation, I relocated to the Eastern Shore
of Maryland and began my career as a chef and general manager of a few
establishments. When the opportunity came available to own my own restaurant I took
a crazy chance and 22 years later I can proudly say my dream came true.
What do you sell/make/do?
We're a crab
& steak restaurant. The St. Michaels Crab and Steak House provides a full menu including entrees, sandwiches,
salads, appetizers, raw and steam bar, desserts, etc. We have a full bar with
many great drinks including our House Infused Bloody Mary.
Within the restaurant there are 4 dining areas that can seat
approximately 300 people. Two of the dining areas are outside and two are
inside. Additionally, we have an inside and outside bar, a favorite of locals.
Over the many years as owner, I have held rehearsal dinners,
crab feasts, birthday parties, etc.
The restaurant is seasonal, so we generally open in April and
close after the weekend of Christmas in St. Michaels, normally the second weekend in
Where is your business located and why did you choose your
What strategy do you use to draw people to your
Social media has done wonders for business. We have a great
website and Facebook page that are updated almost daily with pictures of fun with customers and friends and photos of our good food and specialty drinks! Many businesses and hotels in town have copies of our
menu. I can not forget our wonderful regulars! They put the word out around town
and other areas about us.
What is your strategy for growth in the next year?
Continue to provide great meals and experiences to all
customers that walk through our doors. Additionally, keep up with social media
and changing times in the area of marketing online.
What is the best thing about running a business here?
All the great people I have come in contact with, and friends
that I have made. It’s a great feeling to know that I have satisfied so many
people from many different areas across the United States and other countries.