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The Historic Wellwood

523 Water St, Charlestown, MD 21914-1176
+1 410-287-6666
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“fried chicken” (30 reviews)
“crab” (26 reviews)
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
523 Water St, Charlestown, MD 21914-1176
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Since moving to ATL 3 years ago, this is at the very top of our list when we return to the area. Crabs are always heavy and perfectly steamed, unique and amazing crab vinegar and cool, historic setting. Our server, Dani, was fantastic. The owner,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MDLuvsFood
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Service excellent! It was ladies night special half price appetizers so we had the freshly made sushi the fabulous onion rings and the big fat chicken wings. For dinner we ordered sushi they New York strip steak with scallops it was excellent I also had...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Curiosity24999379853
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

This was my 1st time I've come to this establishment. It was a gathering for my brother's Birtday which was 10/17/18. At 1st I was taken back with their high price's, but after eating the Shrimp, Large Crabs & a Special drink that was so...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Diana M
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

On the table there is a sign that indicates if you download their App, you receive a FREE appetizer. You have a choice of - steamed shrimp, flatbread or calamari. When you receive your bill, you are asked for a code. The catch - it's...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

We decided to go out to dinner while visiting in the area. Food was delicious, atmosphere nice. Waitress very accommodating but would recommend reservations

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jara200
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

I can’t thank Casey enough for her help in creating a memorable event for our families and friends who attended our vow renewal for our 35th anniversary. The food was delicious, the service excellent and everyone relaxed and enjoyed our time together. The setting at...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank medforensic
Reviewed October 8, 2018

We most recently dined athe the Wellwood on 10/7/20. As always the menu was diverse and well planned. The service was prompt and attentive. This is not another chain restaurant where the food felloff the Sysco truck.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Joe_Gwiazdowski
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Four lunched here 10/6. It had been several years since Mrs. D and I were last here and now we wonder why we waited so long to return. Everything about The Wellwood is excellent: the service, the food, the ambiance, the location (on the water)....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dutch1638
Reviewed October 2, 2018

On September 20th, we had my son and daughter-in-laws rehearsal dinner at the Wellwood. We had 18 in our party and our dinner was held in a private room. Neither my husband nor I, or any of our party, had ever been there before. Casey...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mmfulghum
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

We had a party of 11 for crabs and dinner on Sept 15th. The crabs were superior and the entrees were superb!! The star of the evening was our server, Courtney! She anticipated our every need and was so attentive. Can’t wait for our next...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Stacy C
June 28, 2018|
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Response from crislip86 | Reviewed this property |
They also have a "All you can eat seafood" deal. Seemed more reasonable than getting just crabs.
Catherine H
August 7, 2015|
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Response from judithtjester | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. We cane in from a boat. We were covered up, but very casually.
Catherine H
August 7, 2015|
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Response from ChrisnSJ |
The entire restaurant inside and out is casual. Men with tank tops and flip flops usually sit outside at the picnic tables in the back. Tee shirts, polo shirts, shorts and Docksiders are fine for inside the main restaurant... More
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 523 Water St, Charlestown, MD 21914-1176 (Formerly Wellwood Yacht Club)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Charlestown
  • Phone Number: +1 410-287-6666
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One of Maryland's largest crab and sushi houses with an award-winning steamed crab recipe! The Wellwood has be featured in Philadelphia Inquire, Huffington Post and USA Today. Also, dont forget about our water taxi!
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