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“A long ago kind of service!”

Uncle Charlie's Bistro
Ranked #3 of 49 Restaurants in Chestertown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$25
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 30 May 2014

I've never been to a restaurant that had better service and tried so hard to make the dining experience memorable. The owner, Chuck, is a rare breed these days. He actually cares that his customers are satisfied! Have a problem? Make it known to the staff and it will be fixed. NOT like some other local establishments. Yes, they've had issues with their previous chefs, or cooks. We know, because this is not our first rodeo at Charlie's, and we continue to frequent this restaurant because of the earnestness of their efforts. But now, they are on the road to making themselves the premier dining place in Chestertown. It's such a pleasure to be greeted by smiling, efficient staff. The cuisine is fresh, interesting and solid. Don't let the location fool you. Enjoy real service and great food!

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Thank John C
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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.

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Thank tdkd2009
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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).

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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!

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Thank MikeHeff49
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

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!

Thank Tom G
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