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“Uncle Charley is Da Man!”

Uncle Charlie's Bistro
Ranked #5 of 46 Restaurants in Chestertown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Chestertown, Maryland
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Uncle Charley is Da Man!”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

We visit Uncle Charley's Bistro fairly often and have never, ever left disappointed! The menu is pretty good, mostly American fare (even shrimp and grits which you rarely see on a menu this far north and its GOOD!!) The prices are fair and the atmosphere is nice. I've had their burgers (huge!), the salad with the ahi tuna (excellent if you know that the tuna should be served very rare), ribs (very good) and the afore mentioned shrimp and grits. And if you don't get a personal visit to your table by Uncle Charley making certain everything is just as you expect it, it must be because he's either very ill or dead. Start a conversation with him and he'll sit right down at your table with you and treat you like an old friend.

Yeah, we love Uncle Charley's Bistro!

  • Visited March 2014
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English first
Wilmington, Delaware
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“You gotta eat here!”
Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

Great food, great service, casually eclectic atmosphere! Don't miss this place! If you are about the Chestertown, MD area or just passing thru, Uncle Charlie's Bistro is A must.

So, those are my wife's comments. Now for mine - We found Uncle Charlie's last year and have eaten there at least 6 times and not had a bad meal once! The place is great - they really care about you and the food they serve. We have recommended them to friends who have agreed this little secret deserves 5 stars.

We have eaten a variety of the "regular menu" and been pleased every time. And found their specials to be truly that: SPECIAL!

Give them a try I know you will have a great meal at a comfortable place!

Visited April 2014
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Boyertown, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“crab anyone?”
Reviewed 6 April 2014

Stopped here on the recommendation of our hotel clerk. She was right on the crab cakes and oysters were fresh and plentiful. Try any of the seafood specials you won't be disappointed, cocktails and service were on par with the food. It's a little funky to find behind the subway.

  • Visited April 2014
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Chestertown, Maryland
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good honest food”
Reviewed 2 April 2014

We often eat at Uncle Charlie's, and I always have the ahi tuna, rare salad which I love. My husband has shopped around the menu, and has always been pleased. Recently, breaking my habit, I had the fried oysters which Imthoroughly enjoyed. About a month ago we ate at Mason's in Easton. Their ahi tuna salad did not compare in flavor to Uncle Charlie's, a sit was several dollars higher. Overall we do like Uncle Charlie's but it seems to have an identity crisis. There are TVs all over the room, some tuned to sports, some to food and eating. A Bistro should be more intimate IMHO.

Visited April 2014
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Annapolis, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Keep going back”
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Uncle Charlie's is a restaurant that only keeps improving. When new places open, it seems as though the focus is a great launch and things start to suffer about 6 months later. The service, the food and the atmosphere has only gotten greater. We have picked up the frequency and typically eat here once a week. Staff is friendly without being invasive, knowledgeable and great with recommendations. Crabcakes are amazing. They are delicate and soft but firm. The taste of the crab is highlighted instead of drowned in seasoning. They have never been overcooked, dry or mushy and underdone. They nail them every. single. time. Happy to report we will continue to be frequent customers.

  • Visited March 2014
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