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“Best crabcakes ever, bar none”

Uncle Charlie's Bistro
Ranked #5 of 48 Restaurants in Chestertown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed March 18, 2014

If you like crabcakes, no matter where you have had them elsewhere, have them here. Minimal filler, large lumps of really fresh crabmeat - they don't get any better. And that isn't all that's great about this unpretentious place. The oysters on the half shell were briny and sweet. The martinis were dry. The service was welcoming and pleasant, without being intrusive. We aren't really dessert eaters, but the desserts are homemade and looked delicious. Don't be deterred by the nondescript look of the place from the outside. It's not fancy dining - it's delicious food at a decent price, served in a relaxing atmosphere. It's definitely worth a visit, or several.

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Reviewed January 30, 2014

Appetiezers great! The main course was just ok. Thier long neck clams were smaller then normal. But the desert was great! And fir the food, the price was very reasonable...............................

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Reviewed December 30, 2013

We went there on a Friday night & were lucky enough to get the only table available without a reservation. The atmosphere was warm and cozy, with great service. Our meals were well-prepared and very tasty. I had a delicious homemade pasta dish with lump crabmeat and my husband had chicken & dumplings. We were thoroughly happy with both our choices and expressed this to the owner who was very friendly and accommodating. We were too full for dessert, but they sounded delicious. We will definitely return when visiting the Chestertown area.

1  Thank walkaday65
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

Uncle Charlie's is new and not easy to locate. However, once you find it, the food and service are much better than expected. We had lots of fresh oysters fixed three different ways; all excellent, good fresh local fish and a beautiful slice of prime rib. Our server was pleasant, efficient and knowledgeable about the menu and the chef checked with our group to make sure all was to our liking. The decor is really just a bar, but the dining section was quiet and comfortable but far from fancy. All in all, highly recommended for a casual but well prepared meal.

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1  Thank teemor
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

Loved the food. Good to see someone tackle a Pate. It was good. Hope you stay consistent on that. Only bit of constructive criticism is the servers, Relax. Smile. Be yourself. and say something random. When describing food drop the Raspberry reduction thing and other stupid words they have to use in lower Manhattan and you don't have to because you work in C-Town. Just tell people a crappy joke. Keep up the Good work

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Thank Derbill
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