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Ed's Chicken & Crabs

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2200 Costal Highway, Dewey Beach, DE 19971-9801
(302) 227-9484
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Quick and easy

Not the best but quick and easy. It's basically fast seafood. They may close early so be sure to call before you go if it's after 8. We encountered very unhappy worker at 8:20 complaining about how many hours he's worked. All seating is outdoor. Some even standing.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2014
Lilian B
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Bethesda, Maryland
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English first
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This place is a dress as you are......RELAXED! Nothing fancy just good food at a good price. I always get the spiced steamed scrimp. My friend always get the chicken (they don't like seafood), and they say it is good. Try it sometime. Again, don't dress up......go as you are! The picnic tables await for you.

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Ed's is one of the places we just have to visit every summer. We've probably eaten there at least ten times now. It's EXCELLENT as a crab shack goes, but it is just that. It's not fancy in any way. You order at the window and wait to hear your name shouted when your food is ready. The food has... More 

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florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Loved the food and atmosphere. The wait staff is friendly and energetic. We eat here every year and couldn't ask for a better place to dine.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I have gone to Ed's for years. Great people and consistent seafood and chicken. Many of the staff have been there for 20 years. Very basic and you eat outside. I have always brought my own beer in a thermos here and never had a problem. They do not sell and booze.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have always enjoyed this outdoor Crab shake when we visit the beach. This Labor day weekend was not a good experience. The Large crabs were actually Mediums or Small. They were not seasoned properly and did not taste very good. The Mac with cheese was very different than the past and the fries were so bad they did not... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Not the best but quick and easy. It's basically fast seafood. They may close early so be sure to call before you go if it's after 8. We encountered very unhappy worker at 8:20 complaining about how many hours he's worked. All seating is outdoor. Some even standing.

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Serves traditional crab dinners. When you order large size crabs one gets large crabs unlike some highly advertised crab places in the town and area. Crabs are juicy not dry, and perfectly seasoned. Eat indoors or outside. No alcohol served. Fries and other sides are good value. Haven't tried other meal items but seems to do a good business with... More 

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Newark, Delaware
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

They have great food and crabs, however you cannot bring your own beverages. If you enjoy a beer with your crabs forget it you cannot bring BYOB anymore. Disappointed

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We always have crabs on our last night at the beach and Ed's did not disappoint us. We always bring them back to our beach house. We bought 2 dozen large and they were excellent. Very meaty and seasoned well! We also got 1 lb of spiced shrimp large and they were excellent also! The service was quick even though... More 

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Elkton, Maryland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We found this place while driving back from Ocean City and decided to try it. I am glad we did. It doesn't look like much but fits in with the beach experience. We ordered the Seafood Medley which includes a lobster tail, snow crab claw, king crab legs, small scallops, steamed shrimp, cole slaw, ear of corn and a roll... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2200 Costal Highway, Dewey Beach, DE 19971-9801
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dewey Beach
  • Phone Number: (302) 227-9484
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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