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“Chuck felt like family!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Uncle Charlie's Bistro

Uncle Charlie's Bistro
Ranked #5 of 43 Restaurants in Chestertown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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
Avondale, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Chuck felt like family!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

If you are ever in Chestertown you need to stop in here... The service was great and the food was unbelievable... Don't let the small location fool you... The owner "Chuck" nephew of uncle Charlie, was a wonderful person to speak with, and he and his staff take special pride in their business....My wife ordered the Special Salad with a vingerette on the side, the chef was so proud of his Special dressing that he sent out a small sample for my wife to try prior to her having the vingerette...she loved it!!...Everything is homemade, please give it a try.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tdkd2009
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English first
Dacula, Georgia
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best crab cakes!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

My brother, a resident of Kent Island, MD, travels regularly to this restaurant which is a wonderful find in an unexpected place. The crab cakes are the very best I've ever had (also from MD originally) and the key lime pie is to die for-as good as I've had in the Florida Keys. This restaurant was discovered by accident one evening when my brother, his wife and their children were turned away from the Subway (it was late evening) which is in the same parking lot. They saw the sign and tried it out. Since then this has been their go-to spot both as a couple and with their children. We were thrilled that they took us there. You can't go wrong with any number of their items and the presentation is beautiful. Their staff is friendly and patient (one of the kids spilled some water and they were lovely about it).

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chestertown, Maryland
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Uncle Charley is Da Man!”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MikeHeff49
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Wilmington, Delaware
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“You gotta eat here!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Tom G
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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?”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RGBREW
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