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~Marylands best Crab House ~ Serving Crabs all Year long! 



Enjoy delicious crabs, seafood, fine and casual dining — with an exceptional view

Located in Historic Charlestown, Maryland, The Wellwood is a convenient weekend or mid week getaway within 1 hour of Baltimore and Philadelphia, and 45 minutes from Wilmington. The Wellwood is ideal for:

  • a delicious and quick weekday lunch; plus exciting weekday specials.
  • an impressive business luncheon or dinner.
  • a chance to entertain family or friends with fine and casual dining.
  • special occasions such as weddings, retirement parties, and reunions.

360° View of The Wellwood Entrance

Panoramic View by Jim McCarthy

A Unique Dining Experience at Our Crab and Seafood Restaurant with a View of the North East River

Owned by the Metz family for over 50 years, The Wellwood offers our guests two unique settings.

The Historic Wellwood is a beautiful water view venue that delivers elegant dining for weeknights, weekends, special occasions, and more. We offer:

  • crabs all year long in Maryland
  • an outdoor brick patio with live music. (in season)
  • fireside seating. (in season)
  • casual & comfortable pub seating in our Club Room.
  • private dining rooms for corporate events and social occasions.
  • a wedding venue like no other.

At the Historic Wellwood in Maryland, we serve crabs all year long. We also host bridal and baby showers, class and family reunions, business meetings and banquets, holiday gatherings, bar and bat mitzvahs, retirement and anniversary parties, and more. No matter what celebration brings you together, let our dedicated staff make it an experience you'll remember.

Don't miss The River Shack, where you can eat crabs with a water view. The River Shack has been cheerfully described as the 'ideal hidden local spot' and a 'crab hunter's dream come true'. It is open during the warmer months, May through October. The River Shack is our 'traditional Maryland Crab House atmosphere' featuring steamed crab specials and famous fried chicken. It's a great place when you want a delicious meal without the fine dining setting. Watch for our "All You Can Eat" crab specials!

Fine Dining Crab and Seafood Restaurant with a Great Water View

The Wellwood Club offers a delicious dining experience for every taste with a casual fare menu (including nightly specials) as well as a fine dining menu to rival none. In addition, we cater private parties at The Wellwood or at your place. View our events calendar to make plans with family and friends. You can also join our VIP Club through Facebook or our website for special discounts and promotions.

For reservations please give us a call at 410-287-6666 or contact us online. To stay up to date on events and entertainment visit our Facebook page or our events page for more details.

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45 Minutes from Philadelphia, Lancaster and Baltimore!


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Wellwood Lunch & Dinner
Thursday - Sunday
11:30am - Close

River Shack
Closed for the Season

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523 Water Street Charlestown, MD 21914    410-287-6666
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