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Surfing Crab

16723 Coastal Hwy, Lewes, DE 19958-3653
302-644-4448
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Ranked #13 of 73 restaurants in Lewes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Lewes, DE
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91 reviews 91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I wanted to love this little crab shack but alas---will never return. I expected menu options to be limited but not as limited as they were. This was a dilemma!! Whereas my husband picks crabs, I generally only eat the claws and get a different entree. This place is adamant about a two hour time limit and no sharing. Okay--we... More

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Lewes, Delaware
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We have visited many, many Crab Houses in the Delaware, Maryland & DC areas and we must say, this is the very best of them all. We called earlier in the day and reserved a dozen of the largest crabs they had available for 6PM that evening. If you want the best crabs, this is the procedure you must follow.... More

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This was by far one of the best experiences we've had a crab house, EVER! The wait staff was so friendly, the price was great and the crab was DELICIOUS!! We had been in Lewes for a week and were so ready for good seafood, we definitely came to the right place! We will be back for sure!!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Service was great but if you walk in for crabs you may have wanted to call first. All you can eat was all they were serving because of folks reserved dozens or supplies were limited. Can't just get a dozen. All you can eat is time limited and you have eat the whole crab. No happy hour prices on beer,... More

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Downingtown
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

quick service, great selection and good food. we always stop here on our way home for dinner after a fun day at the beach. its worth it, let traffic go up the road. all u can eat crabs or crab cakes, good beer as well.

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MD
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We arrived to the restaurant just after opening on a Friday. We ordered a crab cake, cream of crab soup, and a spinach salad. Everything was very good, especially the soup. The atmosphere is relaxed. Lots of people were getting the steamed crabs, must be good.

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Milton, Delaware
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7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Surfing crab is a great place for seafood! Their crabcakes are wonderful, and I always get blackened mahi mahi when it is available. It is very, very good.. The fresh vegetable of the day is always a pleasant surprise. Tasty and well prepared.

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Lewes, Delaware
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28 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Lunch: Salads with crab cake. Crab cake was crisp without being overdone. It had good crab character with minimal or no filler. One of us had the basic green salad and the other had the blue cheese, bacon, and walnut wedge. Good crisp fresh salads, but the stand outs were the crab cakes. We also shared a Smith Island Cake... More

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east coast
Top Contributor
180 reviews 180 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

First off the place is really small so probably always a wait at dinner time. The rooms are noisy. No Ac but they had ceiling fans. It was cold, damp and clammy in there. Service was very slow. Took a good 15 mins for some to come and take drink order. We both were ready at that point for all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

I love crabs, seafood and casual dining so the Surfing Crab is my favorite place for dinner in Lewes and Rehoboth. I have tried just about everything on the menu and have enjoyed all of it. My favorites are the mussels, crab cakes and the Caesar salad. The burgers are great, too. Dawn and Donnie are great to talk to... More

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