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Ropewalk - A Fenwick Island Oyster House

700 Coastal Hwy, Fenwick Island, DE 19944-4408
+1 302-581-0153
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good33%
  • Average26%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“oysters” (74 reviews)
“egg rolls” (8 reviews)
“wings” (15 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
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700 Coastal Hwy, Fenwick Island, DE 19944-4408
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

We had to return the white wine for its acidic taste and smell. My son ordered the flounder, which felt and tasted like a piece of cardboard. It must have been cooked while still half frozen. We returned it. I ordered steamed shrimp that were...More

1  Thank Fulvia M
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed our appetizers and meals at Big Eye Jacks during a recent August night. We did go early at 5 pm to assure no wait for our party of 10 and it worked. Service was good. The food came out in a reasonable time. Tacos...More

Thank CTgirl66
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This place is so attractive and has so much potential! Great big TVs too so we decided to grab a bite and watch baseball. Unfortunately the food is just so so. We ordered a bunch of appetizers to share. Chicken tenders were flat,thin and over...More

Thank Erin W
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Apparently, this place used to be called Ropewalk, which is now the name of a huge restaurant farther south, in Ocean City. This place is now called Big Eye Jack's, and is located in Fenwick, DE. I had low expectations after many lackluster meals in...More

Thank Chuck O
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

We sat down to eat, ordered a few appetizers and our dinner. Appetizers came out so fast and before we finished our appetizers our dinner was out! We were in and out of there in an hour! Food was good, wait staff was friendly, and...More

Thank Sandy F
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is huge with a bay view. It's always crowded but there's so many tables it doesn't take long to sit. There's a nice playground in the sand for the kids to play and outdoor seating with firepits to enjoy a beverage while you...More

Thank gdoyle77
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

We come here every time we visit OC and it never disappoints! The family friendly atmosphere is fantastic and the food is delicious. We have never had a bad dish here. This most recent trip we ordered our usual crab egg rolls which always rock!...More

Thank RavensRule27
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Ropewalk is no longer in Fenwick. They have their large facility in ocean city. I haven't been there to eat but it holds a lot of people.

1  Thank Scs0216
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Being long time Fenwick visitors, we were ecstatic to see Ropewalk when it was a new spot. Previously, the location had somewhat of a revolving door of so-so restaurants. The first two or so years, the food was solid and the place was packed as...More

2  Thank Anywhere_on_the_road
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

very disappointed in the change they had this year. we loved going here before as we could walk and went often. they took a lot of the things we liked off the menu and seems a lot more expensive. it's tropical themed and honestly i...More

3  Thank Meredith R
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6 June 2015|
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Response from nsmith2 | Reviewed this property |
The Fenwick Ropewalk does not have a Bay view. But check out the new Ropewalk on 82nd St. in Ocean City, just a mile or so south of Fenwick. It has a magnificent Bay view and lots of outdoor seating -- both on sand and on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Coastal Hwy, Fenwick Island, DE 19944-4408
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Fenwick Island
  • Phone Number: +1 302-581-0153
  • E-mail
Ropewalk Fenwick at the beach offers open air dining on two floors with an oyster bar and deck bar. Bring the kids and enjoy our beach playground that is in site of our bar, dining tables, and the upstairs deck. Parents can relax and still supervise the playground close by. Our menu reflects the seasons with local ingredients. Our Chef Frank Campanella calls fish orders in nightly to see what is the freshest fair possible off the docks. Make sure you visit our bars and taste from our seasonal fresh fruit crush selection and specialty drink menu.
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