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16723 Coastal Hwy, Lewes, DE 19958-3653
302-644-4448
Today
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great shrimp large portions

We both got the fried jumbo shrimp and probably could have shared one serving and been full! Especially with the creamy crab soup. Food was excellent. We felt too lazy to break into crabs but seeing the other people go at their crab I imagine it was worth the effort. Staff super fast and friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
LauraLazewski
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We both got the fried jumbo shrimp and probably could have shared one serving and been full! Especially with the creamy crab soup. Food was excellent. We felt too lazy to break into crabs but seeing the other people go at their crab I imagine it was worth the effort. Staff super fast and friendly. Felt like a small town... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

These crabs were cooked to order and so fresh!! The staff was amazing not letting our pile of crabs not get empty and our shells never get too full. I live in Wilmington and will definitely make a trip down just for that.

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Wilmington,De
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Stopped in w children and grandchildren ...Had steamed shrimp and clams and fried oysters ..All very tasty ..Ordered Fish tacos ,Crab soup and a salad ..Plenty for all of us w friendly service at reasonable prices

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Somerset, New Jersey
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We visited here this past Sunday with a group of 10 of us. Wait was about 20 minutes. Not bad. Crabs were fresh and delicious! Even the sides were incredible. If you're down for crackin' some crabs and having a great time with a group of friends, then this is your place!

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Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Wonderful seafood. Very relaxes atmosphere. Service was wonderful. Can't wait to go back with family and friends who visit.

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West Chester, PA
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is a place to eat crab and not worry about table manners. Many locals eat there too. I have never had blue crab and wanted to try a "crab in the rough" place. To make things simple, my husband and I opted for the "all you can eat crabs". The only problem I had with the crabs was there... More 

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Aruba
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Decided to try this place based on a yelp recommendation it was an excellent meal service was wonderful will definitely be coming back. Had crab cakes and blacken tuna, very fresh and well prepared. Highly recommend for great seafood

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

After reading reviews I had high hopes for this place. I could get over the seating, except being short and pregnant the bench seats were uncomfortable, and I had to keep moving to let people in and out around me. The food was ok, but the portion sizes were poor for the price. The service was slow and our server... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I know this place is famous for crabs but when I heard their fish of the day was mahi mahi I got the mahi mahi fish and chips. It was delicious !!! Got the fries and potato salad, both were excellent. Yummy !

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White Plains, New York
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This was a laid back fun experience with a hefty pricetag. The restaurant atmosphere is "crab shack" with shared wooden tables and bright lights. As long as you like your tablemates, that's fine. The food is good, we enjoyed great salads, shrimp, and crabcakes. However, this doesn't come cheap. For the atmosphere, the price is high. $29 for the crabcake... More 

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Additional Information about Surfing Crab

Address: 16723 Coastal Hwy, Lewes, DE 19958-3653
Phone Number: 302-644-4448
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Lewes
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16723 Coastal Hwy, Lewes, DE 19958-3653
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Lewes
  • Phone Number: 302-644-4448

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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