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The River Shack

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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

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~Maryland's best Crab House ~ Serving Crabs all Year long! Enjoy delicious crabs, seafood, fine and casual dining — with an exceptional view Located in Historic Charlestown, Maryland, The Wellwood is a convenient weekend or mid week getaway within 1 hour of Baltimore and Philadelphia, and 45 minutes from Wilmington. The Wellwood is ideal for: a delicious and quick weekday lunch; plus exciting weekday specials. an impressive business luncheon or dinner. a chance to entertain family or friends with fine and casual dining. special occasions such as weddings, retirement parties, and reunions.
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Bar, Seafood
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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All reviews fried chicken clams seafood pizza cornbread crab cakes potatoes fries all you can eat live music on the weekends casual atmosphere indoor seating great place to eat great seafood deliciousness server maryland meaty
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

A must if you visit this area. Steamed crabs are fresh and full. Great flavor. Waitress was friendly and efficient. Will go again.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Karen C
Reviewed August 27, 2018

My wife and I stopped in for crabs Saturday Afternoon. We got a dozen mediums and they were fresh, big and meaty !. $66.00 a dozen, little pricey but we were pleased. Also got the "steam pot" shrimp, clams, mussels , corn and potato. That...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank David G
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Although the food is decent, (not great!)the Shack rips people off one extra charge at a time. Ordered a chicken cheese steak sub. Every extra topping, including hot peppers cost $1each so, lettuce, tomato, fried onions, and hot pepper added $4 to an already $11...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank louannec513
Reviewed August 14, 2018

We visited in April of 2018 for my daughter's birthday. It was a little early for crabs, but thought I haven't been here in a while and they have crabs so let's go. Well, I will never go there for crabs again early in the...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank bartonj1
Reviewed July 11, 2018

My friend (a local) brought me here for lunch on a Saturday. They weren't that busy but she told me I'd love it here, and she was right. We ate outside at the picnic tables. I took my sandals off immediately and loved the sand...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jessica S
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

We placed our order got drinks and then waited and waited people all around us got their orders such a shame because it was good not sure if we will give it another try plenty of other places around here

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Pamela C
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

Love the rivershack and the atmosphere there! Food and servers are great evertime! Make all the mess you want eating their fantastic crabs, they're ready for ya!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Wendy R
Reviewed May 31, 2018

Thursday is"All you can eat shrimp night. The scampi and fried were delicious. Server John did an excellent job.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank wjmcquiston
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

My family and I were in town for my daughter's college graduation. Tiyana was our server and she went above and beyond to accommodate us and our needs. She deserves high comondations and I would highly recommend this restaurant and Tiyana as your server. Though...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank gleekett
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Love this shack that’s located in a quiet/relaxing part of town, walking distance to the water. We live near by and visit it several times a month during the spring/summer season. Outstanding menu, great staff and atmosphere. They have indoor seating and outdoor picnic tables...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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