A new restaurant "Two If By Sea" has taken over " So Neat Cafe" building. Great breakfasts , lunch and occasional dinners. Watch for their sign.
The Bridge Restaurant is temporarily closed, we are all hoping it will open again.
To those visitors who are disappointed because they couldn't find a sandy beach, there is no public beach on Tilghman Island. There is a public park with a picnic area before the drawbridge with bulkheaded waterfront. Best to stay at one of the waterfront inns to get access to the water. The Inn at Knapps Narrows has a great waterfront , Tilghman Island Inn has a waterfront patio and boat docking with all the water toy rentals next door. At the tip of the island is Black walnut Point Inn for real peace and quiet, and there is always Harrisons for fishing charters, food and lodging. Lowes Wharf is also a good place to stay with a great view. It's in Sherwood, a few miles before the drawbridge. They always have a sign out that says Tiki Bar.
Most of us weekenders and permanent residents do not swim in the water after the first week of July. The jellyfish become very numerous. However we are always ON the water in some sort of boat, sail, catamaran, catboat, rowboat, especially kayaks. This is a quiet island with a long history. See the Maritime Museum in St. Michaels.
Visitors to the island have to be content with the slow pace, the beautiful sunsets, and what nature has to offer. Many photographers and artists can be seen all over the island.
Reservations are helpful, especially on holidays and Island Day as Tilghman becomes a popular place and rentals are limited.
I was surprised to read about dogs not being welcome. Probably ran into the only doghater on the island. Everyone seems to have a dog or 2. I believe Tilghman Island Inn has special dog rooms, and at the waterside patio you will be entertained by a big black poodle, Jasmine, who loves to fetch tennis balls.