One Coastal

4.9
1008 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1008 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food. Recommend reservations

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nrussell31
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievably fresh food, fantastic cocktails and service. The crab cakes and duck were superb, and the chocolate cake and key lime pie were way too delicious! Such an inviting ambiance and we will be back when we are down in OC!

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BrianB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish stew was amazing!

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Froggy
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service and the food were outstanding. The cocktails and desserts were amazing. A little pricey , our server was very attentive. Definitely go back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure!

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DeannaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic surprise! Food was fabulous, staff was super friendly and accommodating. Space was Covid safe and made you feel at home. We really didn't want to leave a review because we would like to keep it our own hidden gem!

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RickS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice small place with great food and drinks. Pork chop was very big and tasty

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NancyR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding experience at One Coastal. The food was absolutely delicious and the service, including the hostess and waitress Kate, was excellent. My husband said it was the best short ribs he ever had. Our friends that dined with us also raved about our experience.

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ShannonT
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about our first time here!! Food and drinks were amazing, CANNOT WAIT to come back.

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GreggT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food and service. The crab cakes and grits were excellent.

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MichelleLW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a great experience at One Coastal! There were three of us dining. Two of us got the blackened sea bass and one of us got the bone in pork chop. All three dishes were divine! For dessert, we shared a double layer chocolate cake (split in our own separate plates), oh my GOD! Yummmmm! The cocktail menu is really creative and their wine list is good too! Can't recommend it enough. Go!!

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Cyreviews
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have been her a number of times. I would have to say previous meals were more enjoyable - sea bass and quinoa were a little dry - and caesar salad had no anchovies or garlic and was bland. One meal will not keep us away!
Overall this is an outstanding restaurant and we look forward to our next visit.

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Kebohs
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful all around! We were seated right away, not rushed, friendly and knowledgeable servers. Delicious and creative cocktails, perfect food and a large piece of cake fir desert that was enough fir 4 people to share. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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DianeW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One Coastal is my first stop when we arrive in OC. The staff and service is like dinner with friends. So nice to see the same faces year after year and always the BEST food and creative cocktails. The food is always so fresh and prepared perfectly every time! Absolutely the place to try something new! My personal favorite!

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rwl08540
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One Coastal has managed through the pandemic and is still one of the fabulous restaurants on the DE beaches. Their chef, Stu, is still with them and cooking up wonderful dinners. The atmosphere is charming and the staff makes you feel at home. We enjoy sitting at the bar and chatting with Callie. The cocktails and food are excellent. Would highly recommend it.

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AdeleS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was friendly and courteous as always and the food was delicious.

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PriceK
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had a 7:15 reservation and were seated promptly when we arrived. (Our initial reservation was for the bar but I asked if we could be moved to a table if one should come up. We did get a table, but where the table was located, the bar would have been much nicer. Not their fault, it was our fault.) I asked for a beer and they only had 3 choices and they were all very odd. So, we stuck with wine. They were out of the 1st bottle we chose. 2nd choice was ok, but we would not order it again. We both had the Filets. They were good. Kept looking at the Choc cake desserts go by our table and they looked wonderful. Had one for dessert and it was not as good as it looked, very dry. It was not bad, we did eat most of it, but being homemade, we thought it would have been better. Half way through dessert, the check was dropped. They were not in a hurry for the table because there were 2-3 open tables. Also, the music was a little loud and the type of music did not fit the setting. All and all, dinner was good, just not the 'Wow, that was a great dinner" that we had hoped for.

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jill
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been wanting to go here for quite some time and found an open time slot. It was my husband’s birthday so it was perfect. Food was excellent. Andouille catfish sausage was delicious as was the short rib with cheesy grits entree. Very fresh and flavorful. My husband particularly enjoyed the smoky old fashioned cocktail. We will definitely go back.

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the scallops and the cabernet sauvignon which were both excellent. Will definately be back. It's good to have reservations.

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Grams
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a gem. One of the best dinners we've had in years in Ocean City MD area. The food was fabulous, drinks delicious and service excellent. Inside the restaurant is quaint.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our pork chop was overcooked and manager did not offer any compensation, disappointed...

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vipJimT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent

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jeffe
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One coastal never disappoints. We go there a few times a year (when we can manage to grab a table) mainly off season and it is one of our top spots in OC/Fenwick. Awesome food, service and atmosphere. Keep it up One Coastal!!

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vipkg82806
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing everything on the menu was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so good!

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LocalFoodie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another wonderful dining experience...thank you. Interesting and delicious menu, nicely developed flavors and the Blue Catfish Italian Sausage!!! Yes, we drive through three towns to eat here...always a winner!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as usual

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DirkB
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Everything we saw come from the kitchen looked excellent. We had the goat cheese app and it was fantastic. Crab cake was good, as well as shrimp and grits.Just a tasty great experience.

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Jefferee51
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe! Great food! Great people!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Best quality meal in Fenwick Island. Been here on multiple occasions and always a special experience.

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Lucy
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were rushed to leave. Only reservation I could get was at the bar even though there were several empty tables available and no one was seated at them for the 1 1/2 hours we were there. Otherwise the entrees were delicious but the chocolate cake was a little dry.

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vipsandrak
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food great cocktails! The bread is the bomb!

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BurkMarissa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite spot in Fenwick Island

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vipMelissaB
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience! Service was excellent, food was delicious, loved the wine selection & craft cocktails.

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vipStephanieM
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dined with husband and friends for birthday dinner. My crab stroganoff was fantastic, and my husband’s scallops were served hot and were delicious. This is one of our favorite area restaurants. Definitely will be back!

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RussellB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was good but needed to be hotter. Service was good.

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ShaneJohnson
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was very knowledgeable and attentive. The food was delicious. Great farm to table experience.

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vipRugbymom
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best meal we have had all year. With both of us on weight watchers, eating out can be a treat yet a challenge. The chef accommodated us beautifully by letting us switch out starches for vegetables and the dishes were beyond superb. The fish stew with flounder was incredible; lovely meaty portions of flounder, seared to perfection and yet moist and flaky with a broth that was so simple, yet amazingly tender. The shrimps were spectacular and the chicken dish was likewise so flavorful and yet all dishes helped us stay within our weight loss points goal. This allowed us to enjoy some adult beverages and they didn’t disappoint. Our server was friendly, attentive and again, understood we needed to be watchful of what we ate to reach our goals. I could never have believed we could lose weight and yet be soooo satisfied.

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HelenW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Food is delicious and the service was terrific!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You could feel the love for farm to table at One Coastal. The food and drinks were everything and more. We were greeted and taken care of with such warmth that we felt like regulars. Whenever we are in Fenwick we will be back.

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 1008 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.