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Uncle Charlie's Bistro


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner

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Crispy Fried Chesapeake Bay Oysters
Horseradish-mustard dip.
Chicken Wings
Celery, carrot sticks, ranch or blue cheese; choose hot, mild, chipotle-orange BBQ sauce or Asian.
Fra Diavolo or white wine, garlic or peppercorn sauce.
Bistro Crab Dip
Fried flatbread.
Little Neck Clams
White wine, garlic, peppercorn broth.
Crab Mac N' Cheese
Rich‎ cheese sauce, tomato, bacon, lump crab.
Fried Calamari
Thai chili sauce or marinara.
Tempura Vegetables
Thai chili, plum-wasabi aioli.
Peel N' Eat Shrimp
Coctail sauce, lemon.
Black Beans, lettuce, tomato, black olives, scallions w/ sour cream & mango salsa on the side. As is
Maryland Crab Vegetable
The classic.
Black Bean w/ Tasso
Sour cream & scallions.
Soup of the Day
Ask your server for today's selection.
Garden Salad
Mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, red onion, croutons.
Bistro Caesar
Romaine,‎ vinaigrette-style dressing, Romano & Aged Asiago, croutons. As is
Warm Bacon & Egg
Mixed greens, mushrooms, red onion, bacon, bacon molasses vinaigrette, poached eggs.
Strawberry & Melon
Arugula, spinach, proscuitto, feta, candied walnuts, balsamic dressing.
Sesame-Crusted Ahi Tuna
Mixed greens, shredded carrots, snow peas, cucumber, scallion, wasabi-plum aioli, soy sauce, pickled ginger.
Southwestern Grilled Chicken
Mixed greens, black beans, avocado, cheddar, Guajillo chili vinaigrette, crispy tortillas.
Side Salad or Caesar
As you might imagine it to be.
Grilled Turkey
Swiss, bacon, apple, lettuce, cranberry mayo, pretzel roll.
Hot Open-Faced Roast Beef
Beef‎ gravy, fried onions.
Bistro Chicken Salad
Lettuce, tomato, choice of white, wheat or rye.
Southern-Style Pulled Pork
Cole‎ slaw, red onion, onion roll.
Crab Cake Melt
Tomato, cheddar on an English muffin.
Bistro Club
Choice of turkey, ham or roast beef [or a combo of 2], swiss, bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo. White, wheat or rye.
Grilled Chicken
Swiss, bacon, sun-dried tomato mayo.
Philly Cheese Steak
Thin-sliced rib eye, fried onions, mushrooms, provolone.
Fried Oyster Po Boy
Chesapeake Bay oysters, house remoulade, tomato, shredded lettuce, pickle.
Classic Corned Beef or Turkey Ruben
Sauerkraut, melted Swiss cheese, thousand island dressing on grilled marble rye.
Charlie Jr.
Cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, red onion, kaiser roll.
Late Night
American cheese, bacon, fried egg, tomato, red onion.
Uncle Charlie's Burger
Cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato & onion on a toasted Kaiser roll.
The New Orleans
Blackened, shrimp, blue cheese, roasted red peppers remoulade, toasted onion roll.
Classic Patty Melt
Swiss, caramelized onion, horseradish-mustard, grilled marbled rye.
Slathered w/ our orange-chipotle BBQ sauce, cheddar, bacon, onion rings, slaw-all on Texas toast.
Whole $20.00
Half $14.00
Orange-Chipotle Glazed Baby back Ribs
Onion rings & coleslaw.
Cast Iron Clambake
Little neck clams, mussels, shrimp, fresh fish, potatoes, cooked in a rich tomato fennel broth served w/ crusty bread.
Shrimp $+23.00
House-Made Pappardelle w/ Jumbo Lump Crab
Fresh tomatoes, basil, roasted garlic, kalamata olives & feta cheese. Tossed in extra virgin olive oil & dusted w/ pecorino Romano cheese. As is
Rib-eye Steak
Sauteed‎ mushrooms, horseradish cream, vegetable & choice of potato.
Fish of the Day
Chef’s daily selection of fresh fish presented in a different fashion daily.
Roasted 14oz Bone-in Pork Chop
Mushroom demi-glaze, mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetable.
Tips & Shrimp
Sauteed tips & shrimp, mushrooms, tomatoes, scallions, penne, veal demi-glace, cream.
Single $15.00
Double $27.00
Broiled Maryland Crab Cake
Corn pudding, seasonal vegetable, basmati rice.
Chicken N' Dumplings
Pan roasted chicken, Mennonite style dumplings, braised greens & gravy.
Pot Roast
Red wine braised chuck roll w/ vegetables.
Baked potato
French Fries
Sweet Potato Fries
Garlic Mashers
Saffron Rice
Vegetable of the Day
National Bohemian $2.50
Domestic Bottle Beers
Budweiser, Bud Light, Miller Light, Coors Light, Michelob Ultra, Yuengling
Fat Tire Beck's Non-Alcoholic $4.55
Imported Bottle Beers
Peroni, Heineken, Corona, Samuel Adams Seasonal, 16 Mile Blues Golden Ale, Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA,
Wines by the glass
Salmon Creek (CA), Cabernet, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, White Zinfandel, Gato Negro, Chile Shiraz.
$8.00 30.00
Kendal Jackson Pinot Gris, California
$6.00 20.00
Two Oceans Sauvignon Blanc, South Africa
$Na 20.00
Monkey Bay Sauvingnon Blanc, South Africa
$Na 40.00
White Haven Sauvingnon Blanc, New Zealand
$6.00 25.00
Fat Bastard Chardonnay, France
$6.00 20.00
Alice White Chardonnay, Australia
$6.00 20.00
Bridgeview Riesling, Oregon
$Na 25.00
Menage a Trois White, California
$8.00 30.00
Purple Cowboy Tenacious Red, California
$8.00 25.00
Casillero del Diablo Merlot, Chile
US$10 - US$25
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Bar
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews bourbon bacon shrimp and grits ice cream burger salad key lime pie poached eggs onion rings beef cioppino roasted garlic unassuming location subway sandwich shop early dinner on site green beans great lunch
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a great time at Uncle Charlies great food and Charlie is a great guy and owner. The food and service was the best.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Francy E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and service. The cioppino was excellent as were the scallops which was a daily special. We will gladly go back.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Rlath82
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

We went here on our first night on a long weekend stay. Looked nice and atmosphere was welcoming. We both liked the diverse menu. My girls meal came out fine but mine was as cold as the beer I had ordered. When I asked them...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Hurl_Grey
Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

Enjoyed a quick meal of fried breaded oysters and green beans. The dessert looked great as well. The oysters were delicate and flavorful and the green beans were not overcooked and were prettily served with carrots and red onions. This is my third time in...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Catherine F
Reviewed 27 December 2018

The perfect place for a casual meal with friends and family. The menu is pretty typical for a friendly pub-like place, but somehow they make it seem much more than typical. Service is excellent and believe me, you won't go away hungry.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Michael A
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Always enjoy good food and considerate, attentive service when having a business lunch. Nice variety on the menu.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank 236brendav
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Most of the locals were taking advantage of the Tuesday burger special. But as visitors to the Chesapeake, we opted for mussels as an appetizer and crab cake and fried oysters for entrees. All were superb. The pumpkin cheesecake was unbelievably delicious. Next time I’ll...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank 812teddym
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Two couples staying in Chestertown were recommended to Uncle Charlie’s Bistro. We were greeted immediately. The owner was so friendly and informative. The onion soup was delicious. The salads crisp and perfect. The crab cakes were all crab and so tasty. It’s a win win...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank newjersey1949
Chuck M, Owner at Uncle Charlie's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Thank you so much Jersey Lady, I hope to see you again. Come when it is cold out and I will fire up the fire place for you this time. I remember that is were I sat you and your friends. Chuck

Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

We have begun to count on the dependable good quality food from Uncle Charlie’s. The crab and spinach dip makes you want to scoop the very last bit, the shrimp and grits are really good, and husbands ribeye was spot on. Keep up the good...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Harletta
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

As if you needed another reason to visit beautiful Chestertown. Uncle Charlie’s Bistro is a terrific little restaurant with fabulous food. You’ll be greeted at the door by Uncle Charlie himself. The place is small, but cozy, and judging by the number of “Reserved” signs...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Emjef
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