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Day 93: Relax at the B-Town "Beach"

Steamers Seafood Bar and Grill

My mother and step-father loved the Chesapeake Bay and growing up we enjoyed sailing and catching crabs off a dock.  We had many a crab feast at their home just outside St. Michaels.  My mother now lives close by, so one Mother’s Day recently we decided to treat her to brunch and chose to go to Steamers Seafood Bar and Grill .  Their tag line is “A Little Bit of the Beach in B-Town” and the tag line fits.  What makes this place a local hang-out is the casual atmosphere and Eastern Shore fare.  Here you can enjoy some of Maryland’s finest seafood including steamed blue shell crabs, blue point oysters, and crab soup as well as Maine Lobster and spiced shrimp.    Of course they have french fries, onion rings, corn-on-the-cob, potato salad and plenty of melted butter and Old Bay Seasoning. They can accommodate groups as large as 30 and we all sat in the back “tent” section.  The setting was very casual and the food delicious and reasonably priced.

Steamers Art & Outdoor Deck

As the weather improves stop by the restaurant, which is located at the intersection of Auburn Avenue and Norfolk Avenues (it’s the building with the large colorful lobster painted on the side of the building), and enjoy a beer or cocktail on their large raised outdoor deck.  Perched above Norfolk Avenue you can relax while you watch the world hustle by.  This a locals place and if you’re a Redskins fan (or wanna see some games around the league) this a good place to hang-out and watch the game on one of their 20 flat screen T.V.s courtesy of Direct TV’s NFL Sunday Ticket.  The staff here is super friendly and so are the patrons so don’t be surprised if a stranger strikes up a conversation with you at the bar.  Down home and relaxed Steamers is a nice respite from the button-down town we come to know and love. ~ Brian

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