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Fenwick Crabhouse

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100 Coastal Hwy Unit 7, Fenwick Island, DE 19944-4474
+1 302-539-2500
04:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 22:00
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16:00 - 22:00
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

Last review of this restaurant was good. This time not so much. The patient seems to be on life support, with the bad things staying bad (arctic conditions on the south side of the restaurant) and the acceptable things going south. Cream of crab soup was good, but just good - not $7.50 a cup good. I had the chicken... More 

1 Thank phsinv
Washington, D.C.
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

This restaurant is not particularly fancy, but we enjoyed our meal there. We were in a hurry so we did not get hard shell crabs, instead opting for entrees of crab imperial and crabcakes. Our entrees were very good. The side dishes could be improved on - there wasn't a huge selection to choose from. I got a cocktail that... More 

Thank blondie63
Annandale, Virginia
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65 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

This place is a tradition for decades of summer vacations. It specializes in crab, although all the fish we've tried is fresh and good. I love the broiled crab cakes. It gets crowded and noisy and there's a line any night of the week, so arrive early or call ahead. No greasy or heavy fried food - nicely done and... More 

Thank Norma Jo S
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

Chose them due to seafood combo specials they were advertising on menus they headed out when we asked. When we arrived with the family, there was a totally different menu and we were told those combos weren't available...that those menus we were given were "3 years old". Stayed because we were hungry and already seated but what a huge mistake... More 

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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

We have been coming to this restaurant for the last 20 years and it seems to have lost its charm in the last years. The food is ok but nothing exceptional, The staff is not particularly friendly and they keep the temperature was too low.

1 Thank Catherine F
York, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

The main item on the plate was acceptable, but the sides (potatoes and vegetables) were both undercooked and lacked any flavor at all. For the price of an entree one would expect better food than we received. Wish we would have chosen another restaurant!

Thank suehew7
Ocean City, Maryland
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

Although we live in the area for much of the year, this was our first time here. We chose it because they have soft shell crabs on the menu, which one of our party loves. We had a small wait to be seated, not a problem and the hostess was very pleasant and efficient. Once we were seated, the problems... More 

Thank traveler21042
South Bethany, DE
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55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

The Fenwick Crabhouse has been on our list to try for several years now. Wish we had left it on the list instead of eating there. We went specifically for the crab cakes. Both of us ordered crab cake sandwiches, which came with fries and a pickle. They looked delicious upon arrival. However, when we tried to eat them, they... More 

Thank beach_fever_4ever
White Haven
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96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

a stand-by for us when we do our annual visit to the area. crabcakes are top notch, as are their scallops, very fresh and well prepared. if you like bread puddings, ask the waitress when you sit down if they have the coconut bread pudding that nite. if so, save room for dessert !! its awesome

Thank tutter2
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

Deep fat fried everything. I'm not necessarily apposed to fried food, but this was over the top. The soft shell crabs were so fried, I really couldn't tell what they were. Not cheap either and the service was shaky

Thank Eric_W844

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$35
American, Bar, Seafood
Breakfast, 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
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
04:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 22:00
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
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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