One Coastal

4.7
1126 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
What 1126 people are saying
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CarolineJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJamesB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

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EMEE
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipStephanieM
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
2 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always SPECTACULAR! Amazing foodie experience, kind folks, great mixologist. Small safe environment.

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vipMojo
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved the "chicken and biscuits" appetizer (chicken liver mousse with biscuits) and the Ocean City scallops. Great local vegetables.

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SuzanneR
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, outstanding service. Thank you so much!

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vipRzee
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food. Was hoping after two new chefs and 18 months that we would see some menu changes/additions. Nonetheless a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Highly recommend

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Dendy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good but not superb like past visits. Beet appetizer was superb. Got med rare duck as recommended by chef, but too chewy. Medium would have been right. Otherwise very flavorful. Crab cake and catfish good. Cream pie great but choc cake only ok. Ate outside so noise level perfect.

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vipBonnie
Naples
129 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, except for the duck breast which could hardly be cut with a steak knife. (they discounted it) Our server , Callie, was very good and attentive.

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Joan
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly people and wonderful food

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vipjedc
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always PERFECT!!

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RanG
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything on the menu was fabulous and the service was great!

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bradm
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a wonderful meal once again!

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KarenJ
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh and delicious from appetizers to their amazing desserts and everything in between! It’s a very special place!

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Mderby
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food very good. Very noisy. They should turn the music off because people are talking and trying to hear each other.
The liver pate and homemade biscuits were incredible. The crab cakes were good but not jumbo lump.

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cajintl
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We each had the ribeye steak. It was wonderful, one of the best steaks that we have ever had. Service was wonderful, helpful, and courteous. We had the chocolate cake for dessert and it was special - save foom for it - it is worth it. Small place, in a strip mall, but the food and service is excellent. Make sure you make reservations, check on the openings and closings of this great restaurant. When you are in Fenwick Island, make sure this is one of your stops.

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LaurelA
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience1

We were very excited to take some out of town family to this restaurant. We took a late reservation (8:30pm) for 4. We had to call the day before to add 1 person, and the restaurant allowed it by putting 5th chair at a 4 person table, which we were fine with.

Unfortunately, I had RAVED and RAVED about the parmagian roll that had been on the menu for some time. It was SO delicious that my family was dying to try it. After walking into the restaurant, which was unusually loud that night, and being seated right at the door, we found out the roll was no longer being served. Geez, bad start so far. Then, our waiter arrived at our table looking like he had just left the gym. This was in contract to the bartender, who was dressed very nicely (almost old school bartender style). We felt rushed to place our order with little niceties from our waiter. FULL STOP - our food was very good. NO complaints about the food. But, once dinner came we wanted to order wine. Waiter took wine order from my BF and BIL and started to walk away fast. Welp, I wanted wine too, so had to call him back to order that. It came well into starting our entrees. I know that restaurants are struggling with a lot these days. I get that, but we were not wowed with our last experience by comparison to prior visits.

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StephanieS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we’ve had in Delaware
Outstanding service
Loved it

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just fabulous!!! Always a top choice for an excellent dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall good as usual. They had run out of flounder. Scallops very tasty and crab cakes and slaw great.

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 1126 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.