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16723 Coastal Hwy, Lewes, DE 19958-3653
302-644-4448
Today
12:00 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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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 27
    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
Off the beaten path yummy!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Maureen G
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Middletown, Delaware
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Middletown, Delaware
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I had the crab cakes and they were nice, full of lump crab meat. Unfortunately, our server didn't mention the specials board or I would have had the AYCE crab legs they had advertised. Perhaps another time. I'm not sure this place is worth a trip out if you are staying in Rehobeth, but we are staying in Lewes and... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This place was run super-efficiently and everything we ate was delicious. Service was great. Our waitress was a real pro: very friendly and had great suggestions.

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Lewes, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Top Crab House around. You can order ahead (suggest this) and the crabs are delivered daily and sorted and priced per size. There is an AUCE route but I am not sure I would do that unless you can really chow down. The side dishes are awesome!The crab soup and grilled shrimp are pleasing and delicious. The non-crab plates are... More 

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Fallston, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Visited for the second time today in order to pick up the excellent crab cakes to take home for family. I called ahead to place my order since we were traveling and I was given a pick up time. I arrived right at that time and had to wait another 20 minutes; the lateness was blamed on my choice of... More 

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Wonderful crab soup and crab cakes. Reasonably priced. The location is perfectly away from all the craziness closer to the shore.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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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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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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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