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The Historic Wellwood

523 Water St, Charlestown, MD 21914-1176
+1 410-287-6666
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“fried chicken” (27 reviews)
“seafood” (23 reviews)
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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523 Water St, Charlestown, MD 21914-1176
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love going to the Wellwood. The service nbn is a always good. All the servers are good, but John is my favorite. The crabs are bountiful and meaty. A lot of choices for non crab eaters as well. My go to spot for crabs.

Thank tim t
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family visited Wellwood, eating in the dining room, ordering off the main menu. My salad had a 3 inch, wiggling worm, appearing after I ate half of the salad. We brought it to the attention of our waiter, who was just as surprised and...More

Thank Suzanne A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to wellwood for first time to take my mother and family for dinner. I heard it was a good place to go. We had crab bisque which was soo good. My mother had the broiled seafood combo and I had crab legs both...More

Thank Goldenfox3
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go there, do not park on the property, you will get blocked in!! let me start by saying the food is excellent. We had a great waitress all else was AWFUL. Someone blocked us in our parking space (on their property) and we...More

Thank maizymouse
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my mother and family out for Mother’s Day. 1st time visitor. Was a very pleasant experience. Our waitress Tammy kept our drinks full and our food came out fresh and hot. I will be returning.

Thank joecullari
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently stopped in the Wellwood this past week, had some great Sushi and a even better Watermelon Crush. Conner took great care of myself and my wife, celebrating our wedding Aniversity. Would recomend 10/10.

Thank tableguy115
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We arrived on a spring Friday at 6:45; it was crowded and told a 30 min. One group of “regulars” states they had no reservations and they were seated before us. However, we got seated about 7 min later. Our server was on his first...More

Thank 385cliftonm
Reviewed 3 April 2018

It was an easy and great experience working with Casey planning my Mom's surprise 70th. Everything was beyond perfect - the staff, the food!!! The Wellwood was already one of my favorite places to eat so I was confident planning the party there. Thank you...More

1  Thank Erica E
Reviewed 24 March 2018

This popular place does not require a reservation, but I would recommend going early if you want a choice seat or calling ahead. The food is excellent, with a large selection for all tastes. There is a nice bar, with televisions for sports viewing.

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 12 March 2018

I have been to many seafood buffets at the Wellwood and this one was by far the best. The staff kept the buffet well stocked and the food was awesome.

Thank Donald P
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Catherine H
7 August 2015|
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Response from BRFence | Reviewed this property |
Boater's casual!
Catherine H
7 August 2015|
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Response from REDNUGJOAN | Reviewed this property |
I was surprised at how VERY CASUAL most people dressed. There is a finer dining section, so I would dress casual for that, but no muscle shirts, tee shirts or flip flots.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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