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David Twining's Nantuckets Restaurant

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State Route 1 & Atlantic Ave, Fenwick Island, DE 19944 (Atlantic Ave)
302-539-2607
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best food in the area

We eat our "fancy" meal at Nantuckets every summer at the beach. While it is slightly more expensive than other restaurants in the area, the food is superb, and not hit and miss like other venues in the area. Service is always attentive, and the white table cloth setting is a nice change from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
clb7d
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Durham, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Newark, Delaware, United States
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84 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

You need to fill in this rhyme with Attentive Service, nice atmosphere and food so bland you would think you were eating at "Aunt Tilly's Rest Home." The Seafood Stew which included shrimp, mussels, salmon, crab and scallops was disappointing as it lacked any kind of seasoning to enhance the flavor of the seafood. It completely missed the mark. Cheers!

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We eat our "fancy" meal at Nantuckets every summer at the beach. While it is slightly more expensive than other restaurants in the area, the food is superb, and not hit and miss like other venues in the area. Service is always attentive, and the white table cloth setting is a nice change from beach spots. We had the scallop... More 

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Maryland
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent food and service. One of the better meals we've had. Oysters, salads, steaks, YUM! We decided next time we'd make a reservation for after 8:00 pm. Our reservation was for 7:30 and we were promptly seated but the place was very busy (weekday). By a little after 8 it was less busy and quieter.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

we ate at both the bar and the restaurant both were outstanding but we leaned towards the bar with its great atmosphere and fine food

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Excellent steak and fish entrees. The dining room is a bit stiff and outdated, a throw back to an older "more formal" style perhaps, but the menu is fresh and innovative and food preparation is excellent. The more casual "pub" side of the establishment is a bit crowded but comfortable, and has the same menu as the dining room. This... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is one of my favorites restaurants. Everytime I go to the beach, I vist Nantuckets and I am always impressed. The food is excellent and the service is just as good. I enjoyed sitting in every part of the restaurant. Had the special -- fresh rockfish, which was great. The salmon, though, remains my favorite. Avocado appetizer is awesome... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My family and I enjoyed our meal so much last year my daughter selected Nantuckets for her birthday this year. We ate in the dining room last year as because one of our party was not 21. The bar side has a few more appetizers and sandwiches but you must be 21. The steaks, crab cakes and salmon were all... More 

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This place was kind of a mixed bag for me. I loved the lighting in the place - they used rose colored bulbs in the lamps - it was very soothing. We we were shown into a small, intimate room which was lovely in the rosy light. The first problem I had was that there was a tray table planted... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

So, don't know where to start with this review because the entire experience was horrible. We had the most miserable waiter, he clearly hates his job, never cracked a smile, and made me feel like I was causing him a great deal of angst. Then, the food arrived.......everything was just not good. My rock fish was old, tasteless, dried out... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The only place to go in Fenwick. Food is great! Service is fantastic. Happy hour at the bar side is just as good. Maryland crab to fresh salmon. Steaks look good but I came for the fresh catch.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: State Route 1 & Atlantic Ave, Fenwick Island, DE 19944
    (Atlantic Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Fenwick Island
  • Phone Number: 302-539-2607

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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