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One Coastal, Fenwick Island, DE

One Coastal

4.8
4.8
1356 Reviews
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
We are DEDICATED to supporting responsible agriculture and local waterman, and serving REALLY GOOD FOOD. James Beard Nominated CHEF, Matthew Kern, is chef/owner....uh, no big deal.
How it all began....
Matt worked as a line cook in many places including Pennsylvania, New York, and Philadelphia, years ago knowing that one day he wanted to own his own restaurant. After taking many twists and turns, he ended up in Dela-where? As he would say, his wife suckered him in. (and maybe I did or maybe he suckered me in, but it was all meant to be)
His passion and commitment to the farms and waterman that reside on our menu, and to fortify an edible identity for Delaware is what keeps him going everyday. He is dedicated to his staff and wouldn't be able to do this without them. He is the real deal. Come in, have a drink, eat a meal, and see for yourself what makes this place so special.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Contemporary American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (302) 537-4790

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Matthew Kern

  • Neighborhood

    Fenwick Island

  • Cross street

    Delaware Ave.

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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What 1,356 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Fit for Foodies

  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

    Best Overall

  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

    Best Food

  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

    Best Service

  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

    Best Value

  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

    Fit for Foodies

  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

    Healthy

  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. FD

    FedericoD

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious. Scallops cooked perfectly and as usual, great combination of flavors and textures. Sauce (pumpkin??) phenomenal. . Crab/corn/cavatelli was really good. Expensive but always worth it.
  2. MG

    MikeG

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was amazing. Our pallets were in overdrive! Fun to watch the young up and coming chef working the line too! Owners had fun banter with every table!
  3. u

    unseen18

    Washington DC

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious meal as usual! The food is probably the Best at the beach.!! The wonderful service and ambiance completed a perfect experience. We all look forward to another visit. . Thank you!!!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Our tuna was clearly not fresh. Probably frozen. Totally tasteless. Really disappointing.
  5. AA

    AmyA

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    It was a wonderful experience. Food was fresh and service great!
  6. MW

    MicheleW

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely phenomenal meal at One Coastal. The menu reads beautifully and delivers in taste even better. Farm to table uses seasonal ingredients to fit and flare around perfectly cooked proteins. My drink included “toasted parking lot rosemary”-because yes they grow herbs on their parking lot. The menu is fairly small so if you have a picky eater maybe leave them home.
  7. DP

    DavidP

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another amazing meal at One Coastal. All ingredients are so fresh as they are sourced locally. Quinn was our server and she did an outstanding job in describing the various menu items. The open kitchen is nice as well. Drinks were tasty too! Always a great spot for a wonderful meal and overall dining experience!
  8. AD

    AidanD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I ate here during our vacation and loved every minute of the experience. The hostess was friendly and accommodating, the bartenders we interacted with while waiting for our table (we arrived very early) were friendly and attentive. I got the mezcal negroni (kind of a white negroni) which was excellent; my brother got the smoked fashion and loved it. They were able to seat us outdoors well ahead of our dining time - the sun was just setting so it was perfect timing. I got the pork dish (which our lovely server told us was the fan favorite of the restaurant), and we also ordered the scallops, steak, and tuna. The word that comes to mind when describing our experience is exquisite. The flavors were all distinct but perfectly balanced and the presentation was creative and visually beautiful. And while the dinners were not cheap, the portions were extremely generous. We had a wonderful time and would love to return next time we visit town! Thank you, One Coastal for a memorably delicious experience!
  9. BE

    BarryE

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very unusual food. Somewhat pricey but worth it. Excellent service
  10. DS

    DebraS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite local restaurant! A must try if at the beach!
  11. JC

    JimC

    Baltimore

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Salad not mixed. Dressing on the bottom. Scallops were different sizes. Some very small. Waiter was never around. He had too many tables. Overall not a positive experience
  12. CL

    CaitlinL

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal at One Coastal. We don’t come to OCMD without making a stop here!
  13. a

    aimeeb

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been twice. Tuna outstanding - scallops amazing - salad huge and a must. Can’t go wrong on any dessert . Fresh and presentation is spectacular- can see why he was a James’s beard nominated chef. Perfection.
  14. EH

    EileenH

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed by the variety on this menu. Started dinner with well made manhattan cocktail along with warm and buttery Parker house rolls. Moved on the just right cooked stake with great mushrooms, banana peppers, small potatoes and shaved truffles. My friend had scallops cooked perfectly as usual. Have recommended this little gem to several friends vacationing or who live year round . Worth the 45 minute drive, and make a reservation. Yummy !
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One Coastal…not enough ways to describe how this is hands down the best restaurant I’ve ever been to (and I’m a total foodie and food snob…lol) The owners, servers, bartender, and their amazing chef make this by far a premier dining experience every time!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, drinks and service was phenomenal. Everything inside this building warmed you’re heart and made you smile. It’s a great Delaware story. Had not only amazing service from our server Quinn but the bartender came to our table and asked about our experience and how everything was. The chef and owner came out and spoke with us as well. It was a night to remember and will return. If you want to experience something special this is where you go.
  17. PK

    PKDiner

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacularly delicious dinner as always! Great greeting by manager Laura and privilege of being served by Amber. This is a “must visit destination” restaurant!
  18. IP

    IndiaP

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious . I had the catfish and it was very tasty . I plan to retun here when I am back in the area. I highly recommend. Staff was helpful and accomodating.
  19. KP

    KimberlyP

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Cocktails were amazing. Restaurant a bit hot and smoky since kitchen is open
  20. t

    trafru

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had an amazing experience at One Coastal. We arrived early for our reservation but they accommodated us and sat us anyway. Our server Billy was super friendly. We had the special rolls with honey butter, the field greens salad, the scallops, the tuna and the smoked pimento pasta dish. All were EXCELLENT. I ordered a specialty cocktail called the “Billy Baroo” that was amazing. Will definitely be back! My only very minor complaint is that it was very very smoky in the restaurant (from the kitchen) at first but it dissipated at some point.
  21. LD

    LynnD

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing farm to table selections. The Parker House rolls were perfect. Highly recommend One Coastal.
  22. MB

    MaryellenB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, as always!! One Coastal never disappoints. Our favorite date night spot while on vacation. Can’t wait to come back.
  23. S

    Stevec

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High quality food and service. My wife and I love this place. The last time we ate there we had the pork chop and the steak for our main course. And both were amazing as you would expect when you go here. We have yet to find a place in the area that rivals One Costal. Enjoy!
  24. MW

    MarshaW

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant! Really enjoyed the Paloma Picante and the scallops!
  25. K

    Karenp

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful small quaint restaurant. We sat at the bar and indulged in a few of their fun cocktails over the chicken and biscuits -- biscuits and chicken pate -- one of the best appetizers I've ever enjoyed. The bartenders/servers were excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant. Make a reservation or call and reserve a spot at the bar!
  26. j

    jeffs

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Maybe the best beef tartar I have ever tasted. Excellent and unique cocktails. The salad was top notch and scallops perfect. Best place around IMO.
  27. DK

    DanielleK

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing! Staff is friendly and food is excellent. We come every time we at the beach
  28. GN

    GeorgeN

    Poconos

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was very good. Nice presentation. Dessert was average. Friendly staff who were attentive. A bit pricy but everything is more costly these days. Our third time there and they are consistently very good to excellent. One of our favorite dinner destinations while in Ocean City.
  29. NM

    NoelleM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience as always. Not our first time, but this night we brought friends from Arlington, VA who get to go to DC’s best quite often. They were amazed at the food and the service. My one friend is vegan and chef made him a vegan meal off menu which he said was the best vegan meal he has ever tasted. He was so impressed! My scallops were the best I’ve ever had and my husbands pork chop was so tender and full of flavor! The basecamp to finish the meal was perfection! We love One Coastal!
  30. CS

    CharlesS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always wonderful and very unique dishes. Great service small and intimate setting.
  31. RW

    RichardW

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We LOVE One Coastal! The food is very innovative, fresh and well prepared . The wait staff is very friendly and efficient .
  32. P

    Pghkid

    Baltimore

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One coastal is amazing .One of the very best restaurants I’ve ever been to The food was incredible as was the service Great experience from start to finish
  33. CH

    CindyH

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Small space, limited menu but our meals were excellent
  34. AC

    ArleneC

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding particularly the steak tartare. The service was wonderful. Just a perfect evening
  35. t

    tutter2

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    1st visit here after new owner and chef. Menu has changed from the old standards but prep and presentation are still top notch. chef is a real fan of mushrooms which seem to be highlight ed in every dish. Still a great place to dine.
  36. JP

    JeffP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner and drinks were great! Chef Matt and his crew are offering fantastic, locally sourced, food at an incredible value. We will keep coming back year after year.
  37. G

    Goldie

    New England

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Best meal we have had since moving to the area. Presentation was lovely. Looking forward to our return visit.
  38. PK

    PKDiner

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We love One Coastal - clearly the best epicurean experience at the Delaware beaches. Laura is a fabulous manager, and warmly welcomes all guests, and Noelle is a lovely, friendly professional server well-equipped to offer her personal recommendations. The tomatillo gazpacho was a welcome menu addition on a hot summer day, and a delicious variation to a traditional Spanish favorite. The yellowfin tuna was outstandingly prepared, however, this time both my wife and I were disappointed in that too much cilantro was used to garnish the plate prior to serving, so much so it totally overpowered the fresh fish and cucumber, tomato and peanuts on the plating. Once we removed the cilantro, the dish was delicious. The portions were generous so we had some to take home and enjoy for lunch the next day. Minus the cilantro - it was even better!
  39. SL

    StanL

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent experience. Good is exceptional. Unique variation of dishes and everything was perfect.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Dinner and Drinks! Our favorite spot at the beach.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

One Coastal offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 537-4790.

One Coastal is rated 4.8 stars by 1356 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today
Google Map for One Coastal

101 Coastal Hwy, Fenwick Island, DE 19944

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Delaware Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Fenwick Island

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Contemporary American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matthew Kern

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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