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Ed's Chicken & Crabs - CLOSED

2200 Coastal Hwy, Dewey Beach, DE 19971-2315
+1 302-227-9484
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good22%
  • Average17%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible14%
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“corns” (12 reviews)
“chicken” (16 reviews)
“seafood” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Seafood
2200 Coastal Hwy, Dewey Beach, DE 19971-2315
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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I was one of Ed's first customers! This place was a hit in the late 70's and all throughout the 80's. As of the last ten years, everything from food quality to prices to customer service went completely downhill. I'm sort of glad there will...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We ate there the last night about 6 hours before a drunk driver plowed into a propane tank and blew it up burning Eds to the ground. Excellent eat messy crabs on paper outside place. Great prices too. RIP

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We ate there the day before the crash and the food was ok. I probably wouldn't have recommended it but the place was iconic and you had the eat there just to say you have eaten there.

Thank Tracey H
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Ed's is (or should I say WAS) a fun little chicken-and-seafood place along Route 1; for many it was one of the first landmarks looked for as they entered Dewey Beach on vacation. It was there for about 40 years, and unfortunately the owner (who...More

Thank PatMcC333
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Ed's Chicken and Crabs in Dewey Beach, Delaware, burned to the ground early Tuesday morning after a car ran into it. The owner says he's not likely to rebuild. The end of an era!

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Fried shrimp is good. Slaw is good. French fries are awful. Greasy, limp, soft. Fried oysters smell. lobster roll is a lot of bread and not much else. Snow crab legs were small and overcooked. There's a guy taking orders who's rude and paranoid.

1  Thank jpatter1
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

This isn't the place for you if looking for a fancy dressy up restaurant. It's actually a shack with outside seating. No alcohol on premises. However, it's definitely the place for you if you're looking for fantastic crabs and all other seafood! We had the...More

Thank Andrea K
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Can't go to the Delaware beaches without at least one stop at the famous Ed's, an outdoor eatery/drive-in that serves the best grilled chicken. No plates. Just paper trays that holds the succulent and briny half chicken that is seasoned to perfection. Accompanying the chicken...More

Thank jeannem52
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

I was a regular here for decades (since the 70's) and I won't be coming back. The quality of food has badly declined in the last few years and the prices keep going up and up. Who would pay $50 for a dozen small crabs...More

3  Thank John G
Reviewed 8 June 2016

This place is basically why my family and I come to Dewey haha. The seafood is SOOO fresh!! I normally get the crabs (which are amazing), but my family has also tried and loved the po boy, crab balls, and seafood medley. The atmosphere is...More

Thank Wendy9712
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2200 Coastal Hwy, Dewey Beach, DE 19971-2315
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dewey Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 302-227-9484
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