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Fenwick Crabhouse

100 Coastal Hwy Unit 7, Fenwick Island, DE 19944-4474
+1 302-539-2500
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
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“fried chicken” (29 reviews)
“hush puppies” (15 reviews)
“clams” (86 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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100 Coastal Hwy Unit 7, Fenwick Island, DE 19944-4474
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Great beach food well prepared by the kitchen. No groups is too large or small. The crabs and crab cakes are terrific and fresh.

Thank jrwginger
Reviewed 25 September 2018

We have gone here for 20 years, but it now has new ownership. The redo with bare walls has left the rooms extremely noisy. New menu, many things removed. The food was not hot. This is the second time we have tried but it will...More

Thank TravelLover629
Reviewed 17 September 2018 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

1  Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 16 September 2018

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 30 August 2018 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 26 August 2018 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 24 August 2018 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 21 August 2018

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 21 August 2018

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 19 August 2018

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

Thank Islandtime1
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
04:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 22:00
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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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