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One Coastal, Fenwick Island, DE

One Coastal

4.9
4.9
1809 Reviews
$50 and over
Farm-to-table
Indulge in an extraordinary dining experience, where we wholeheartedly champion responsible agriculture, local watermen, and the art of serving really good food. Led by James Beard Nominated chef and owner, Matthew Kern, our restaurant is a testament to his culinary expertise and unwavering dedication to showcase the best of Delaware.

Beyond the kitchen, Chef Kern's commitment extends to our exceptional staff, making every visit a memorable exploration of the heart and soul that sets our gem apart. Join us to enjoy a drink, savor a meal, and see for yourself what makes this place so special.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Farm-to-table, Contemporary American, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sun 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, Vegan, Wine

Offers

  • Reservation Availability

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM,Tue - Sat - 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    If you don't see an available reservation time/table to accommodate your party size, please call us at the restaurant.

What 1,809 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Best Food

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Innovative

  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

    Best Overall

  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

    Best Food

  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

    Best Value

  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

    Innovative

  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

    Lively

  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

    Most Booked

1,809 Reviews
  1. OakCove

    Greater Boston

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Absolutely delicious beet salad, duck breast with lentils and a yummy sauce, and blue catfish. Service was speedy and attentive. One section was adequate. Can’t wait to go again and try everything on the menu.

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  2. Mitty

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was beautifully prepared and plated. Was fantastic meal

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  3. ChrisS

    New York City

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time eating here. A bit of a quirky vibe at first but welcoming staff, interesting food and drink options with attentive but not overbearing service. Food was expertly prepared, look forward to going back soon.

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  4. Jack

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The focus here is on the food and it shows. Room is relatively small and tables are close, so if you are looking for a quiet meal not your place, but if you are looking for a creative and delicious approach to food this should work pretty well. Appetizers and entrees are all thought out extremely well, all adding a variety of flavors and textures to the main ingredient to excellent results. Service is casual but professional making the dining experience exactly what you would want it to be. Definitely on the pricier side, but if you are looking for chef driven cuisine in this area you would be hard pressed to top this one.

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  5. KarenW

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious - from the wine, to the Two If By Sea appetizer, to the fried catfish entree and the cacio de Pepe entree and ending with the carrot cake cinnamon bun and the buttermilk lemon pie. Service was welcoming, efficient but never rushed. Chef Matt Kern puts together ingredients and makes them sing. Also need to shout out about the snowflake rolls - they are like clouds melting in your mouth. As local residents we appreciate Chef Kern’s support of sustainability and use of locally grown and sourced ingredients. One Coastal is a gem!

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  6. JohnH

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I enjoyed our first visit to One Coastal and really enjoyed our experience. The bartender introduced himself to us and welcomed as did the wait staff. We were expecting good food since Mr. Kern is a recent Beard finalist and we were not disappointed. We had the steak tartare as an appetizer - delicious. My wife had the flank steak and enjoyed it and took some home for another meal. I had the tuna and it was cooked perfectly and enjoyed the white bean and fennel accompaniments. Our cocktails were also very good and I shouldn’t leave out the dessert - flourless dark chocolate cake - just great!.. Will be coming back soon to try other dishes.

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  7. MarshaE

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    EXCELLENT! When you go to a fine dining restaurant you expect to Not just eat and get full. You expect an experience. From the food to the service to the atmosphere. One Coastal delivered. The chef should be a James Beard Finalist. Oh! That's right! He is! God bless him.

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  8. CherylH

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first experience and it was wonderful. We felt very welcome, decor was homey, our table was a little too close to others but we didn't mind too much, most important - the food was outstanding. We are still talking about the chicken liver pate and biscuits - do yourself a favor and try that. Our server was lovely and helpful, not overly intrusive. We will be back - can't wait to go back and try everything we did not order this time!!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great spot for creative dining experience. Food was excellent!

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  10. BlueDiamond

    Richmond

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exquisite tastes! We had the chicken pate…the best I’ve ever had. Also had the tuna entree. This is a must try. The tuna was cooked to perfection. The accompanying white bean salad was the perfect compliment. We also had the steak entree. The steak was fabulous. The most impressive part of the meal was the combination of flavors. If you are looking for the best flavors and tastes, this is the place.

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FAQs

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

One Coastal is rated 4.9 stars by 1809 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 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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, Vegan, Wine
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