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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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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
Tourist trap

Food here is good, however the prices are very high. Seating is outside which is fine as long as there is no rain. Staff was nice and the service was fast. This place can get crowded during peak summer season and summer hours.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Food here is good, however the prices are very high. Seating is outside which is fine as long as there is no rain. Staff was nice and the service was fast. This place can get crowded during peak summer season and summer hours.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The seafood was fairly good, but the chicken was dry and tough. The staff was friendly, but the place is a little hole in the wall. Great cole slaw!

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Been eating here all my life. I think it's delicious. However, competing with the flies outside is tough. Lots of noise on rt. 1. Conditions are less than sanitary. Dirty community sink to wash your hands in. Prices are extremely high, in fact, much higher than they should be. Portions are small too. Parking is limited. Go, but don't expect... More 

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Hyattsville, Maryland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Ed's is open for the season and this no frills restaurant is one of our favorites. Great Food and service. Sure wish they would get a liquor license. A cold beer would go great with the food!

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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3 helpful votes 3 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
80 reviews 80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
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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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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Additional Information about Ed's Chicken & Crabs

Address: 2200 Costal Highway, Dewey Beach, DE 19971-9801
Phone Number: (302) 227-9484
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dewey Beach
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
Cuisine: Seafood

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
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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