Written by on February 16, 2013 in I Eat America, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

(hemingwaysbaybridge.com) – Kent Island, Maryland


How I heard of this place: Our good friends and travel companions recommended a lunchtime pit-stop at Hemingway’s on our drive to St. Michaels. We came to enjoy the renovations and partake of the esteemed clam chowder.

Type of cuisine: A cornucopia of seafood eats, including a raw bar for fresh Chesapeake Bay oysters, calamari, crabs, fresh and farm-raised fish, not to mention burgers, steak and baby back ribs.

Ambiance: Fresh and vibrant, the openness of the exposed, high, A-frame ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows looking out onto the Chesapeake Bay create a lively yet calming, serene escape from the world outside.


A variety of kitsch, yet delicately placed paraphernalia give a warm, homey feel to this hardwood floor setting.


What I ordered: I was saving my appetite for dinner and opted out of appetizers, yet my dining companions were adequately tempted by the scrumptious menu. To start, Creamy Crab Bisque ($8.95) mixed with the soup of the day ($7.95) to create a vegetable-rich, creamy delicacy,

Crab Bisque

and Fried Oysters ($11.95) – a half-dozen Select Oysters, hand breaded, flash fried and served on horseradish cream with chopped salsa.

Fried Oysters

Of course, my temptation was easily swayed when one dining companion asked if I would share the Seafood Skins ($11.95): potato skins loaded with shrimp, jumbo crab meat, topped with cheese and broiled to order.

Potato Skins

For our main entrees, my husband gratuitously jumped at the Farm Raised Atlantic Salmon ($25.95), roasted on white cedar with brown sugar BBQ sauce and served with a pickled cucumber salad and roasted red potatoes.

Farm Salmon

I shared the Salmon B.L.T. ($12.95) with the other of our dining companions, enjoying the thick layer of Atlantic salmon, bacon, arugula, and roasted tomatoes with an herb mayo served on multi-grain toast with fries.

Salmon BLT

What I loved: The flaky, tender salmon of my B.L.T. accompanied by the lemon-peppery fresh arugula.

BLT Close Up

Why I loved it: A warm, inviting establishment shared with close friends over a fresh and hearty meal.

Cost: Average to high ($10.95 to $29.95 per sandwich and entree)

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