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Twining's Lobster Shanty

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American, Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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Route 54, Fenwick Island, DE
+1 302-436-2305
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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Must like Lobster

We have visited the Lobster Shanty before. I forgot how good it was. You can get Lobster many different ways and it is all good. The bartenders and wait staff make you feel at home. Portions are good size and you may want to share with someone. I will be back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Jim T
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Bowie, Maryland
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  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
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Waretown, New Jersey
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95 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Our large group had the best time here. Had to wait a bit (go early to get a spot in the parking lot and to catch happy hour at the outside bar) but well worth it. Everything we had was excellent and served in a timely manner. The steamed clams could not have been better. Highly recommend.

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

This is the little sister of Twining's Nantucket restaurant on Route 1, and the same attention is given to the menu although it is significantly more simplified. Lobster appears in many forms, but fish, crabcakes, burgers are all on the menu and tasty. The view is amazing, overlooking marsh and open water, so be sure to arrive during daylight. Outdoor... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We have visited the Lobster Shanty before. I forgot how good it was. You can get Lobster many different ways and it is all good. The bartenders and wait staff make you feel at home. Portions are good size and you may want to share with someone. I will be back.

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Hackettstown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This was our second visit and we all enjoyed it. My husband got the hot lobster roll last time and I had to try it this time. So happy I did, it was a great treat. My daughter's chicken sandwich wasn't so great, but I think with a place like this you have to go with fish. Our waiter was... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We love Nantuckets so decided to try their Lobster Shanty. Sat in the bar area. We like the fresh air/outdoor seating when at the beach. The Twining family has done it right once again. Great meals - we visited twice during our vacation. Much more relaxed atmosphere outside. Will be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We decided to sit outside in their covered deck even though it was a bit windy. We ordered the lobster roll, lobster mac & cheese, and a couple of beverages. The wait staff was very attentive without being overbearing. The food was delivered quickly and was very good. My wife said it was one of the best lobster rolls she... More 

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Southeastern, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Had a so so dining experience last night. Food was good but the atmosphere was loud from kids screaming to.a large table trying to talk over everyone which took away from the overall ambiance.I had the Lobster Newberg and friend had lobster special for 29.99 which was 1 lb lobster five shrimp corn on the cob and cole slaw.Service seemed... More 

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Ocean City, Maryland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The food was excellent! We had both appetizers and dinner entrees. The service was great. Our waiter helped with some recommendations based on our tastes, and he was 100% right. The atmosphere was perfect, and the view was incredible. We really enjoyed everything. We would highly recommend it and we will definitely go back!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Food was warm or cold; quality was poor overall; service was ok and seating was good as we had several changes in our party; Normally a great place, but not tonight. Will probably not visit again for awhile.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Meal was excellent and service was good !! Great place to take the family for dinner. Ordered the Lobster roll and my wife had the lobster bisque and both were good !! Definitely will go back on our next visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Route 54, Fenwick Island, DE
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Fenwick Island
  • Phone Number: +1 302-436-2305

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Chowder, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

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