One Coastal

4.7
1144 Reviews
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
What makes us special is what's so hard to put into words! We are a farm to table restaurant located in the heart of Fenwick Island, DE. In addition to Fenwick being an amazing seasonal location for thousands of summer visitors in a year, it also happens to be where my husband Scott & I grew up. Our whole lives were spent on this exact beach, making memories with family and eating the local cuisine. As we grew up, moved away, traveled, had adventures, and made memories...we were unknowingly always gearing up to pack our bags and head back home. (and what better place is there than that?!) One Coastal is a serious love affair between food and restaurant magic, as my husband and I bring a combined 35+ years in the service industry and countless other experiences to the plate. We've got the farm, the table and the super rad vibe that only happens when your staff is your family and they truly believe in what you do. We are humbled to come to work every day, that's for sure!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipDude
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This experience was beyond expectations. If we lived closer this would be a staple when going out!! Definitely want to come back and sit at the bar area looked like a lot of fun!! And make sure to save room for the Dessert!!

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Ashley
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The cocktails, the food, the service, it was all delicious! The restaurant was a little smoky from the kitchen, but it didn't bother me much. What a wonderful meal out!

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SandraE
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One Coastal is one of our all-time favorite restaurants here at the South Delaware Beaches. Executive Chef Matthew Kern keeps the menu fresh and innovative with several selections of meat, fish, and vegetarian entrees. Sit at the bar to meet some new friends and watch the mixologists do their magic! We LOVE One Coastal!!!

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OxanaK
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Great place with exceptional food, however current menu was a bit disappointing, without any exciting seasonal options. Cocktails are always amazing! So is the service. Still very smoky inside due to open style kitchen.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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MommaC
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal! The pork chop was delicious as was the flank steak! The cinnamon olive cake was so moist and the red velvet beet cake was very tasty! Can’t wait to come back!

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JillK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Entrees were tasty but cold. Dessert martini was served curdled. Asked waitress about two different whiskey cocktails and she had no idea how to describe them. Should have been waitressing at Denny’s not there. She was pleasant but not super attentive and knowledgeable for the tip that was expected.

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BonnieA
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the service....everything about it is wonderful. This is the third time I have eaten at One Coastal and it will be at least an annual event for me. Casual, friendly atmosphere! Super!

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LoveOC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food is fresh and great care is given to the preparation of each dish. The menu is very limited. This was our 3rd time at One Coastal. The first two times we rated the experience and food 5 stars. This time we would rate 4 star as the selections didn't wow us. Service is excellent and special occasions are celebrated.

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JillP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The flounder was delicious. We sampled each of the 3 desserts and they were all amazing

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CBlair
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our friends and they loved it as much as we do. The food was excellent as was the service.

CB
vipCherylB
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was excellent.

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Justokay
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Loved everything except given the small menu the restaurant should never run out of an entree. I was disappointed and only found my second choice average.

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Patricia
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular dining experience! The food was delicious and the drinks were outstanding!

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RayG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have never been disappointed with the service or quality of the food.

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Panda
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The appetizers were mind blowing. The crab and apple salad was so memorable. The chicken and biscuits were wonderful, and the beet salad was lovely. The entrees were good, but not as good as the appetizers. The corn fried trout was well cooked and tasty, but the sauce was not great and I avoided it. The shrimp and dumplings were also good, but not as good as other entrees we have had. It is hard not to feel rushed. The check was delivered without us asking for it. The service is always good. The cinnamon olive oil cake was good, as was the buttermilk pie, but the real stars of the evening were the appetizers. Next time I will have the pork chop-always memorable.

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AlanA
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. We were greeted quickly and seated right away. I had noted on my reservation the we had a birthday as a special occasion. There was a birthday card waiting on our table. The service was fantastic. The entire staff was friendly and all worked well together. The food was fabulous, fresh well seasoned and cooked perfectly. An excellent restaurant!!!

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended! This culinary team really knows how to build flavors and deliver dishes that delight.

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CarolineJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Did not think the shrimp and dumplings was worth $39. Not much flavor to the dish.

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BaileyBlue
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. This is our favorite place to take visitors for dinner!

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vipJamesB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and drinks were great! Service was very good! A little pricey!

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EMEE
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner! Recommend the shrimp and dumplings and the great chocolate cake.

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vipStephanieM
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are local, and One Coastal is one of our very favorite restaurants. The imaginative, delicious menu choices and superb service are always a pleasure!

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BNJlovefood
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu options were unique and everything we had was very well done and tasty! Service was very good. We very much enjoyed our visit!

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vipTerpfan2300
Baltimore
47 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All great as usual.

This past year it has gotten a little smokey inside - might need to check the exhaust fans.

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Mrich
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, One Coastal did not disappoint! Brandi was our server again and she is incredible. The food was top notch, creative and beyond delicious. The cocktails are amazing too. Thoughtful wine list, fun atmosphere and farm to table ingredients. It honestly doesn’t get much better!

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AXC73
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and wonderful service. This restaurant is consistently great.

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IronChefMichiba
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Drinks were inventive and food was amazing! We will definitely be going back.

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Tinker
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is small and cozy. Staff is friendly and helpful. Our server, Calli, was awesome. The food was great and the way the kitchen is situated, customers can watch their meals being prepared by a chef who was always smiling. Our overall experience was great, will definitely return.

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MariaM
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Crab cakes were not great. Food was delivered to the table at different times with us waiting for everyone to be served before starting our meals. One drink had a chipped glass. Irish coffee was not anything I have ever seen before. The folks who ordered the rib-eye and pork chops had good meals. Limited menu with most items seem to be market price so had to ask which is kind of embarrassing.

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JenniferC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is amazing - from the salads to desserts and the service was excellent! I highly recommend, every dish has been delicious.

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Stella
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was perfect

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love One Coastal, from the engaging, pleasant and attentive staff to the absolutely fabulous fare provided by the chef and his staff. The wife and I have been here multiple times in the last couple weeks and have not been disappointed.
The last thing I will say is Pork Chop.

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VirginiaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One coastal has a limited menu but what they have, is spectacular! I had catfish for the first time and it was superb. My spouse had the pork chop with grits that was cooked to perfection. I took the desert home and it was the best dessert I’ve e had in a long time

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KeithB
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was fantastic, from start to finish! Great drinks also!

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LocalFoodie
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST restaurant for miles and miles! Delicious food, amazing presentation, small, friendly...PERFECT!

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StaceyB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place to eat in Fenwick! A quaint little restaurant with fabulous staff and wonderful farm fresh food!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One Coastal made my birthday/our anniversary celebration feel very special. From the card on our table to the service.

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joeb
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service. Ambience was loud - ate outdoors.

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Nonna4
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

My husband and I had reservations to dine with friends we haven’t seen in a while. Our waitress gave us plenty of time to visit when we told her we wanted to visit a bit before ordering.
I can only speak for my husband’s dinner and mine. We shared the beets and buttermilk. There were plenty of beets for both of us, and they were very good.
I ordered the duck, which was very tough. The squash was filled with way too many pumpkin seeds, and it was dry. Presentation was unattractive.
My husband had the pork chop, which he said was bland. The sauce was very good and he wished there was more. The grits were delicious.

FAQs

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

One Coastal is rated 4.7 stars by 1144 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.