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16723 Coastal Hwy, Lewes, DE 19958-3653
302-644-4448
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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: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Yummy crabs, friendly local service!

We had excellent crabs there on August 25. They were meaty and well seasoned. Liked the French fries and excellent hush puppies. My mom enjoyed the fried oysters. And our server, Sonya was really fun! Always available, but not obtrusive. Its a great local spot, crabs are reasonably priced... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
MelanieDallas_Texas
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Lewes, Delaware
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Lewes, Delaware
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We had excellent crabs there on August 25. They were meaty and well seasoned. Liked the French fries and excellent hush puppies. My mom enjoyed the fried oysters. And our server, Sonya was really fun! Always available, but not obtrusive. Its a great local spot, crabs are reasonably priced, and we will be returning before the end of the season.... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We are lucky to live in Lewes, and we go to Surfing Crab as often as possible for perfect crabs! Their crab cakes are the best ever! BE SURE TO CALL AHEAD TO RESERVE YOUR CRABS! Having grown up in Maryland and Delaware, I can say that Surfing Crab is the best!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Fresh seafood and all you can eat crabs. The food was excellent and wait staff were attentive. Definitely would go back!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Ate here with the whole gang - 9 including a toddler. They were busy! And the service reflected it. But the crabs were heavy and good (pro tip: call ahead and reserve your dozens around 4 before you go for dinner) and the crab cakes, shrimp and soup were so good! It can be a long wait, but it's worth... More 

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Powhatan, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We did not actually discover this hidden gem until this Summer. Still kicking ourselves for not stopping in over the last two years. They are always crowded and that should have been our sign. This incredibly busy place is actually a family run joint. Two brothers, a Mom, and maybe even more family members are always there. But the rest... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This was the first time I visitied the Surfing Crab, but it will not be my last! I can't wait until I in the area again and can visit the Surfing Crab. I stopped to pick up some steamed crabs to take out but when I got there they were out for the day. Rather than just letting me leave,... More 

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Middletown, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

A couple things were great about this crab house...location and the CRABS! Since it's not directly in Lewes or Rehoboth, you can beat the beastly crowds by getting here a bit earlier. The atmosphere is simple, clean, casual, and comfortable. Our waiter was spot on when waiting on our 15 person party....courteous and quick. The food was delicious. The highlights... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Been wanting crabs for months. We travel 50 miles to eat crabs with our 7 month old. We arrive 20 min after opening, first customers there for dinner. When tying to place our order we are told we can only get "All you can eat" crabs! We always get a dozen plus tons of sides and oysters,shrimp, and other menu... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

2nd time here in as many months. party of four with everyone VERY happy with their meals. Not cheap, but a great value considering the quality of the seafood served...not to mention a level of friendly, attentive, service not typically expecteded in a crab place. The staff at this popular eatery really make the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Enjoyed our visit. My husband had the rockfish stuffed with imperial crab. I had the steamed shrimp. Very nice meal in a casual atmosphere. Wished pets were allowed to enjoy with us!!

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children
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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