Where to Shop for Antiques and Oddities on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

Road trip to these auctions and stores for one-of-a-kind finds.

Limoncello | St. Michaels

If You Go

Where to Eat

Bas Rouge

Sophisticated European-meets-mid-Atlantic dishes—such as Maryland crab cabbage rolls and local tomato terrine—are served for lunch or in a prix fixe dinner in a white-tablecloth space with chandeliers. 19 Federal St., Easton; 410-822-1637; basrougeeaston.com


Blue-and-white tiles and bushels of faux lemons create a sunny vibe at this popular Italian trattoria, which serves panini, pastas and strong negronis. 200 S. Talbot St., St. Michaels; 410-745-3111; limoncellostmichaels.com

Scottish Highland Creamery

Scottish Highland Creamery | Oxford

At this wee local dessert favorite just off the water, traditional and unusual ice cream flavors (“Italian Lemon Cookie,” “Banoffee Pie”) headline. 314 Tilghman St., Oxford; 410-924-6298; scottishhighlandcreamery.com

T at The General Store

In a vintage country storefront, local ingredients are transformed into weekend brunch fare, happy hour snacks and inventive dinner dishes (think Nutella French toast or chai tea-rubbed roast chicken). There’s also an extensive tea menu and long wine list. 25942 Royal Oak Road, Easton; 410-745-8402; tatthegeneralstore.com

Two If By Sea

This breakfast and lunch favorite slings hearty fare, including eggs Benedict with fried chicken and a Chesapeake burger, aka a beef patty topped with crab. 5776 Tilghman Island Road, Tilghman; 410-886-2447; twoifbysearestaurant.com

Where to Sleep

Bartlett Pear Inn

This 1790 beauty in downtown Easton features seven rooms with colorful walls and plush furniture, each named for a different type of pear. Ask for the Bosc suite with its cozy working fireplace. Breakfasts here are homemade and focus on local ingredients. Rates begin at $149 a night. 28 S. Harrison St., Easton; 410-770-3300; bartlettpearinn.com

Inn at Perry Cabin

You’ll pay a premium to stay at this luxurious waterside inn with four restaurants, a spa, a pool, tennis and golf. But the scenic grounds, coastal-chic rooms (many with views) and pampering might be worth it. Rates begin at $333 a night. 308 Watkins Lane, St. Michaels; 410-745-2200; innatperrycabin.com

Wylder Hotel Tilghman Island

On 9 waterfront acres, find beachy rooms, a saltwater pool and on-site restaurants Tickler’s Crab Shack and Bar Mumbo. Bocce courts and kayaks add to the outdoorsy appeal. Rates begin at $116 a night. 21551 Chesapeake House Drive, Tilghman Island; 877-818-1922; wylderhoteltilghmanisland.com

Jennifer Barger lives in Washington, D.C., and is a design, travel and lifestyle writer. She’s on Twitter and Instagram @dcjnell.

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