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Fisherman’s Grille opens for first summer on the Crisfield waterfront

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CRISFIELD, Md.— Emily Larmore took a risk. 

For years, her mother, Vicky, nurtured a daydream that the pair could start their own catering business. Time kept floating by while the Marion Station native worked a 9-to-5 job with the U.S. Postal Service. Then, just three years ago, the vision seemed snatched away, as Larmore lost her mom unexpectedly.

This summer, she feels close again. 

“I was trying to say, well, ‘I don’t know what mom would say,’ ” Larmore said, recalling a conversation with brother Russell Ford. “And he said: ‘You know 100% what your mom would say — she would say to do it.’ “

So Larmore wrapped up a stable, federal job of nearly nine years to start a restaurant. 

Fisherman's Grille owner Emily Larmore June 23, 2021, in Crisfield, Maryland.

The Fisherman’s Grille, a marriage between a traveling barbecue business her family once operated and the fresh fare her father nets as a commercial waterman, has opened for its first summer in Crisfield.  

Nestled against Somers Cove Marina, the new restaurant has big shoes to fill in the small bay-shore community. Captain Tyler’s Crabhouse filled the 923 Spruce St. space for well over a decade as a Crisfield establishment with a strong reputation.

Larmore and Ford have shaken things up a bit.

“We didn’t want to come in and, you know, do a disservice to any of that,” Larmore said, under the slow spin of fans in her indoor dining room. “But at the same time, we kind of had some new ideas, some fresher ideas that we wanted to try.”

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Source: GANNETT Syndication Service