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Twining's Lobster Shanty

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American, Chowder, Seafood, Family Fare
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Route 54, Fenwick Island, DE
+1 302-436-2305
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 31
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A must stop for lunch

Lobster bisque & Lobster pot pie are to die for. They make a mean bloody mary also. Nice atmosphere with excellent views of the bay marsh and wildlife.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Maryland
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
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Elkton, Maryland
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90 reviews 90 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We had dinner at Twining's Lobster Shanty for the first time tonight. It was a great expierence, good food at a reasonable price. Our server Joey was attentive and prompt. We tried the stuffed lobster and the lobster Newberg specials. $19 Monday thru Friday. Drinks were reasonable and the views were just what we needed for our first night of... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The last place before heading home and what an ending. We had the best Lobster roll sandwiches since the 1990's in Noank, Ct.

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Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Lobster bisque & Lobster pot pie are to die for. They make a mean bloody mary also. Nice atmosphere with excellent views of the bay marsh and wildlife.

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Ocean City, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is our new favorite Friday/Saturday afternoon happy hour place. The staff is friendly, the drinks are oh so tasty and they have a fantastic happy hour menu

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Baltimore, Maryland
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206 reviews 206 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We had a party of 6 for a birthday meal. Hostess was not at all pleasant. Despite the hostess having issues, we got a wonderful seat next to the window on the water. You are looking at a small marshy area which is nice. Menu offers mostly seafood, and mostly lobster for that type of food. Found it to be... More 

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212 reviews 212 reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The kids loved it, perfect view. The food was great, waitstaff was attentive. A fun place for a family night out. Easily located.

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Dagsboro, Delaware
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182 reviews 182 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is simply a great place. The atmosphere is particularly great and the view of the bay and distant Ocean City is spectacular. They bring in lobsters from Maine and offer local seafood as well. We started with their "Quahog & Scallop Chowdah" served in a big mug. Stir as you eat because lots of pieces of clams and scallops... More 

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Washington, DC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We've actually never been disappointed here. Have been for only lunch, but their menu is quite extensive and well worth the drive. Great view.

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Obernburg, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Without our GPS we might have never found Twinings Lobster Shanty on Fenwick Island! But find it we did - and were we ever glad! Usually in most restaurants, an appetizer is just an appetizer - operating on this premise, we decided to order 3 appetizers and a couple of sandwiches instead of one of the entrée "bundles" on the... More 

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Ocean View, Delaware
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129 reviews 129 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

First, it is late December, and Lobster Shanty is closed until spring as usual (reopens in March 2015). Anxiously awaiting its reopening as it is a favorite of ours, year after year. Crab cakes are most excellent and I just love the seafood duo salad (enormous salad with shrimp and lobster salad, fresh greens, melon, berries, cucumbers, tomato, and restaurant-made... More 

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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, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

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