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Fenwick Crabhouse

100 Coastal Hwy Unit 7, Fenwick Island, DE 19944-4474
+1 302-539-2500
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (29 reviews)
“hush puppies” (15 reviews)
“clams” (86 reviews)
Open Now
04:00 - 10:00 Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
100 Coastal Hwy Unit 7, Fenwick Island, DE 19944-4474
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We weren't that hungry but wanted a quick bite. We didn't know they would be that huge. All of them were awesome, we had the watermelon salad, 1/2 lb of shrimp, seafood mac and cheese and the crab dip. We left stuffed. We were very...More

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our tradition has always been to eat there the first night we arrive for our yearly vacation. Arriving last week, we found it has been expanded- fine- no paper on the tables- whatever- and wait, no crackers and cheese dip?! We order the crab bread...More

Thank bjveraldi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been coming to Fenwick for over 25 years and the Crabhouse was a classic; packed every night. Best crabs, steaks and more! But now it’s empty for good reason! Cream of crab was a bowl of salt. The fried shrimp was too salty as...More

Thank njltraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Crab cakes are very good, steamed crabs are very good but pricey. Was given tarter sauce as ranch once but the waiter was very nice and fixed the problem with new salad to take home.

Thank Tayler B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worst crabcake by far. Crab nachos were just grocery store crab dip and came out cold. Bathrooms were disgusting. I will never return.

Thank Jim F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We started dinner with an order of Old Bay Honey wings....what a flavor combination, perfect combination of sweet, salty and spicy. The seafood platter was full of seafood including shrimp, clams, crab cake and soft shell crab. Very good experience for dinner.

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having been going here for years, I expected something completely different than what my family received last night. My Crab Bisque was bland with little crab meat to be seen. My wife's Fenwick feast came with a cheap supermarket fish/meat seasoning caked onto the crabs...More

Thank john n
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food always consistent, family friendly, wait staff attentive to our needs, be they refills or more AYCE crabs.

Thank Islandtime1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten here yearly for many, many years but something has changed this year. Not just the decor, which was pleasantly eccentric but is now just bland, but the service (slow) and most of all, the food. My crab cakes were salty, and nothing...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

My wife had shrimp tacos. I had the fish tacos...salmon I believe. My 2yo had the fried shrimp. Everything was delicious. The shrimp tacos were my favorite.

Thank Dennis C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
04:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 22:00
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16:00 - 22:00
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16:00 - 22:00
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04:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Coastal Hwy Unit 7, Fenwick Island, DE 19944-4474
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Fenwick Island
  • Phone Number: +1 302-539-2500
  • E-mail
Notably the last restaurant on Coastal Highway in Fenwick Island, Delaware before entering Ocean City, Maryland, Delaware may have saved the best for last. The award winning Fenwick Crabhouse has been an icon in the resort for almost 50 years. Though being named a "favorite seafood dive in the US" for an unprecedented fourth straight year by Coastal Living Magazine, the Fenwick Crabhouse is hardly a dive. While the atmosphere is casual, they have an appealing menu of carefully prepared meals catering to a variety of tastes. You will find great wines, craft beers, their hallmark "The Perfect Crab cake" (NY Times), Delaware Magazine's 2011 "Best Ribs," and of course, those wonderful steamed crabs. Their mission is to provide a unique blend of creatively prepared dishes using fresh, locally grown foods and award-winning beverages to the table. The Fenwick Crabhouse is a seasonal restaurant off-season hours change before Memorial Day and after Labor Day. Call for hours.
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