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Television, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

they discontinued all you can eat crabs what I feel is a bad decision it was empty when i went I think they should tried a 2 hours seating limit for the ayce before they took it off the menu all together

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed April 13, 2024

The restaurant is a nice place to go. Food was great and moderately priced although there are more expensive options if desired. Located near the water and has two choices of dining areas during the vacation season. Will definitely go back! The chicken dinner was...very generous and deliciousMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Larry Metz, Owner at The Wellwood, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2024

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed April 5, 2024

The best and the most fresh tasting seafood I had in my life. Service was off the chain. Super nice waitress. I don’t know who is cooking but they are in their cooking like a mother.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Larry Metz, Owner at The Wellwood, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2024

Thank you so much for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our seafood and that our service exceeded your expectations. Our team takes great pride in providing delicious meals and exceptional service to our guests. Looking forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed February 21, 2024

A Mixed Review. We came here with another couple. It was very busy, nice fireplace with a good vibe overall. Our server was slow! Three of us had cocktails, which were very good. I had a cosmo with fig vodka..yum. The bread was delicious...ask for...more! Our group had steak with a seafood, crab stuffed shrimp x2 and salmon. The shrimp was very good, plump with tasty but with small portions of crab imperial. The salads were a nice size and very fresh with absolutely delicious baked potatoes! My husband's salmon was very thin and badly overcooked. His mixed veggies were a mushy mess; but he said they tasted good. We did not get water refills without flagging someone down and every time a staffer went by, they cleared the table..we lost silverware, the bread basket, small plates etc. Yes, no one likes excess wares on their table, but this, was excessive! I could not decide if they were being helpful or trying to scurry us along. I'd say this has a somewhat higher price point, but most of the items were very good.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 17, 2024 via mobile

As always, the food was excellent! There were nine in our group to celebrate my son-in-laws birthday, and every one of us were pleased with our choices. Our waitress was Missie, and her experience was obvious. She was attentive without hovering, very pleasant, and calmly...efficient. She even came up with a “virgin mule” for my great grandson who wanted a drink like his grandfather had.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Larry Metz, Owner at The Wellwood, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2024

Joan, thank you for choosing to celebrate your son-in-law's birthday with us! We're thrilled to hear that your group enjoyed excellent food and had a delightful experience. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to hosting your celebrations again in the future.

Reviewed January 28, 2024 via mobile

Caitlyn was our server. She was AWESOME!!! We had a party of 18 and she killed it!!! She was always there and fast on her feet. We can be a rough group, with several children of which a few have special needs. She was more...than accommodating ❤️. The food was a show stopper!! I was full after appetizers. Everything tasted wonderfully!!! We will be back!!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Larry Metz, Owner at The Wellwood, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2024

Thank you so much for sharing your amazing experience with us! We are thrilled to hear that Caitlyn provided exceptional service during your visit. It's great to know that she was accommodating and attentive, especially with such a large group! We're also delighted that you...More

Reviewed January 16, 2024

This is a wonderful restaurant that was decorated for the holidays with fireplaces, Christmas trees and more. They had great food and a wonderful attentive staff. We have to celebrate our anniversary and we will definitely be back again. In the summer they have a...patio that will overlook the Chesapeake Bay.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Larry Metz, Owner at The Wellwood, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2024

Thank you for choosing our restaurant to celebrate your anniversary! We're thrilled to hear that you found the ambiance, holiday decorations, and attentive staff wonderful. It's fantastic to know that you enjoyed the great food. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed December 24, 2023

As a nurse working in the area, I wanted to have a crabcake. I opted for the broiled sea comboMind you, I was working so it was a takeout order. I ordered the stuffed seasoned potato and squash creole as my 2 sides. Although it...was tasty, I was NOT impressed with the size of my crabcake. For $44.99, I expected more. Perhaps it would’ve been different had I eaten in the restaurant but it was certainly underwhelming as takeout.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed November 23, 2023

We were there today for the amazing Thanksgiving buffet. They had pretty much anything you could possibly want to eat. Service was great and the food was delicious!! Our server, Sebastian, was AMAZING!! So friendly and efficient. This was our second Thanksgiving at the Wellwood....We will be there again next year!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Larry Metz, Owner at The Wellwood, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2023

Kathy, thank you for choosing to spend Thanksgiving with us! It's fantastic to know you had a delicious meal and that this has become a Thanksgiving tradition for you. We can't wait to welcome you back again next year!

Reviewed November 23, 2023

The place is very friendly and the seafoods are 10/10. We have a very happy thanksgiving lunch. Thanks you.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Larry Metz, Owner at The Wellwood, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2023

We're thrilled to hear you had a happy Thanksgiving lunch and enjoyed our friendly atmosphere! Thank you for choosing us to be part of your celebration. We look forward to serving you again in the future!

Reviewed October 1, 2023

My hubby and I drive two hours to eat at this wonderful restaurant. The food (i especially like the fried green tomatoes and hubby likes the oyster rockefeller) is superb. Tasty and very well presented. In addition, the servers are friendly, knowledgable and attentive. The...courses was served like a well oiled machine. I MUST COMMEND OUR SERVER WE HAD YESTERDAY, LIBBY. She was wonderful. She was so friendly, was able to answer any questions we had and timed our courses perfectly. She was so careful to make sure that we didn't feel rushed. After desert, and before giving us our check, she asked if we would prefer to sit and talk before she gave us our check. I thought that was very thoughful. We will definately return. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT AND SUGGEST THAT YOU ASK FOR LIBBY TO BE YOUR SERVER.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Larry Metz, Owner at The Wellwood, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2023

Thank you for your amazing compliments to our staff, and your restaurant experience with us as a whole. We take pride in giving our patrons their best experience, and we are truly happy we met your expectations.

Reviewed August 28, 2023

Crab Imperial,coleslaw and French fries entrée meal .The fries look like they were small potatoes from the bottom of the bag. The crab dip we ordered couldn’t be eaten,taste of cream cheese and mayo (told the waitress she didn’t do anything about it.) I was...there celebrating being Cancer Free,but unfortunately the meal didn’t represent my happiness.Very disappointed 😢More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 20, 2023 via mobile

The Wellwood is a great place! We picked it for the steam med Crabs but there is so much more. The chicken sandwich was perfectly done and delishish The Fish and Chips were crispy on the outside but moist and flaky on the inside everything...was covered in corse salt even the baked potato The crabs were fantastic. We wanted Jumbos but the large and mediums were so packed with crab meat we couldn't finish them all. The staff were very nice. The wait staff was spread too thin. We will be back for sure!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Larry Metz, Owner at The Wellwood, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2023

Thank you for your amazing compliments to our staff, and our restaurant as a whole. We take pride in giving our patrons their best experience!

Reviewed August 10, 2023

Our waiter was awesome, I forget his name but his food choices were on point, the atmosphere is very laid back, they had a live band. Whenever I come back to the area, I am definitely coming back. I had Jambalaya

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed August 9, 2023

My best friend and I started with their 65 year old recipe for Oysters Rockefeller. They were huge and delicious. Next I had a crab cake with 2 sides, coleslaw (very good) and a vegetable medley (definitely fresh string beans, broccoli and carrots. The crab...cake was to die for, ALL crab and very, very tasty plus a nice proportion for a solo serving. We decided to share the creme brûlée. In the past months when going out for dinner this desert was the choice. Their recipe was the BEST. My friend had their Rock Fish. She said it was excellent. Our server never forgot us. She was a delight. Through the years I had been to the Wellwood in Charlestown many times. I am never disappointed. My friend had never been there and will be taking her man friend another time.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Larry Metz, Owner at The Wellwood, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2023

Thank you for your amazing compliments to our staff, and our restaurant as a whole. We take pride in the entire experience!

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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.
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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.
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Catherine H
August 7, 2015|
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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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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5