Join Date: Feb 2010
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We took our boat down 2 years ago for a few day's during Labor Day week (We arrived AFTER Labor Day). We stayed at St. Michaels Marina, you can't miss it it has American and British flags all over it. It was a little pricey (I think $80 a night for our 26' boat) they are VERY nice people and hey, your in a touristy place to begin with, they do deliver a paper in the morning to your boat which is a nice touch (Even if it was the Washington Post, we'd of prefered the Washington Times) and the bathroom facilities are nice. Our slip was right off the bar (I forgot the name) it was very convenient and the bar isn't overly loud and closes pretty early. We descovered our favorite wine at the St. Michaels Winery, it's called "Gollywobbler", it's named from one of the sails that the old racing log canoes used. My wife prefers the pink, I'm more into the red. Obviously others believe it's a good wine as well, after checking around we found it's sold in a lot of liquer stores over here on the Western Shore.
We weren't too impressed with the Crab Claw. To be fair they are suppossed to have great steamed crabs, but I went down to St .Michaels expecting a giant soft crab sandwich. I figured "hey, we're in the heart of crab country, we should find some monstorous soft crabs down here!". I was very disapointed, not only at the Crab Claw but we didn't find anything that even came close to Arundel Seafood that is 2-3 miles from our house. The Crab Claw's soft crab platter was shameful, I got what looked like 2 over cooked patato chips with legs and some side dishes, I had to ask for bread to build something that resembled a soft crab sandwich. Additionally, during a bumper season for crabs they had a notice in the menu warning of elevated prices due to the limited harvests they were experiencing. Then we found out that they didn't accept credit cards and it was off to their ATM to pay a much higher than normal fee to use it. Again everyone raves about their steamed crabs so maybe I ordered too far out of their comfort zone...But it IS the Eastern Shore! They should know soft crabs! We just got the feeling of tourist trap and went on to other things. It did sound like one heck of a party over there during a few nights, we almost went to check it out and would have if it hadn't been for our horrible dinning experience.
St. Michaels is a great place though, we would have returned this past Labor Day week for out yearly bay cruise but that tropical depression came through so we made a last minute trip to Breezes Grand Negril Jamaca which was a very nice and amazingly economical vacation considering what we paid and what we got.
2000 Catalina 320
1993 Macgregor 26S
1981 Hobie H16
19?? Sol Cat
Many, many power boats
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