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Charlie's Bayside

Rt. 1 and Maryland Avenue, Fenwick Island, DE 19944
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Price range: $8 - $36
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
Description: A family owned restaurant apecializing in fresh seafood and hand cut steaks.
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English first
Woodlyn, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We stumbled upon Charlies while riding through Fenwick looking for somewhere to eat. We had he whole lobster special at $18.99! what a bargain! Very nice atmosphere inside and out. They had some yummy desserts to pick from like deep fried snickers and oreos and twinkies, but I opted for the funnel cake French fries yummy! Given the opportunity I... More

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185 reviews 185 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We went to Charlie's Bayside for dinner on our recent visit to Fenwick Island. We did not have reservations, but arrived fairly early for resort dining standards - about 6:15 p.m., on a Sunday evening. We wanted to sit outdoors on the deck (which overlooks a canal) and we were able to do just that; most of the outdoor tables... More

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Albany, New York
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118 reviews 118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our return to Charlie's Bayside this year was not disappointing. Few places offer grouper and their parmasean encrusted grouper was outstanding! We also ordered the crab imperial which was flavorful and full of lump crab. Sides were homemade and not run of the mill. The outdoor dining atmosphere here at sunset is quiet, off-the-beaten path, and surrounds you with lovely... More

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Petersburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We dined their 3 evenings in a row while vacationing at Ocean City. The selection of food was endless. Have chef Charlie make you his famous out-of-this-world crab cakes, shrimp dinner scallops & boneless beef ribs. Very courteous waiters. So check out the lovely flowers along the bayside deck, the sea shell atmosphere inside and ask Laura for one of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Dinner at Charlie's was a blast last night! We had a very entertaining young man named Garrett waiting on us. He was very personable and very knowledgable about the menu. We asked for his recommendations and he suggested the Parmesan grouper and the crab imperial. He was right on it. Very good dinner. Nice evening to sit outside and we... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We have been going to Charlies for several years. We were quite disappointed by the restaurant this year. My husband ordered parmesan crusted grouper and I ordered the crab imperial. The fish was excellent. With that being said, the crab imperial was filled with red and green pepper and very dry. I sent it back and ordered the crab cake.... More

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Greenwood, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

I've eaten here many times and have always had a great experience! The food, service and atmosphere is consistently great! A relaxed restaurant, tucked in a lagoon-front location at 'The Village of Fenwick' shops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had the lobster special and our lobsters were cooked perfectly. My husband had the stuffed lobster and it was full of crab imperial! Nice young lady named Margo waited on us. We will be back!

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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We dined on the patio overlooking one of the bay's inlets and were treated to a wonderful seafood dinner. This restaurant is also child friendly which was a plus as we were vacationing nearby. If you're on the Delaware/Maryland line at the shore and are looking for a delicious and relaxing meal - this is the place!

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Eastern Shore MD
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We've been to Charlie's Bayside before and I was never blown away by the food we were served. The last time we were there, the mashed potatoes seemed to be the instant type...powder mixed with water or milk. We decided to try it again and we were very glad we did. The service has always been terrific. I had the... More

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