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All 37 Dewey Beach Restaurants

Ed's Chicken & Crabs

2200 Costal Highway, Dewey Beach, DE 19971-9801
(302) 227-9484
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Ranked #21 of 37 Restaurants in Dewey Beach
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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English first
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Food is all good here, awesome fried fish; husband loves the peel- and eat shrimp. Fun with rolls of paper towels and sheets of brown paper on the tables.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Decided to try a new place for crabs this year. Did a little research and came up Ed's. WOW what a deal compared to our regular place. More convenient to get to from Rehoboth. Better selection of sizes, better price and cooked to perfection. I should know as I have been eating Maryland Blue Crabs since before I can remember.... More

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