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Twining's Lobster Shanty

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American, Seafood, Chowder, Family Fare
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Route 54, Fenwick Island, DE
+1 302-436-2305
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Dining options: Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Scenic view
Late Night

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  • 66
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    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 13
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Appetizers for DINNER! (and Dinner again, AND lunch!)

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2014
Rita Jim G
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Obernburg, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
  • Late Night
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Obernburg, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Frederick, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Our family (all adults) ate at this restaurant and it was very good. They sat us on the deck, with a nice view of the bay. Lots of families with small children made for a loud room, but otherwise the service and food was great.

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Selbyville, Delaware
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

scenic view from the porch and even inside. A great look at the bay and the shore birds. Service was good and the menu is more than ample. Great deals now during the winter months. Our "go to" place.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We stepped into the place on a weekend in November and it was so crowded we headed to the bar to wait. The bartenders were very friendly and alert and I got served a very good Bloody Mary with lots of olives and celery just the way I like them. We thought the food was a bit expensive so we... More 

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Fenwick Island, Delaware
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Very nice view of the bay, nice proch, but the food and drinks are overpriced. I like their Lobster salad on a New England type hot dog roll, but it is way overpriced for the amount you get.

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Baltimore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The happy hour specials are awesome & you can enjoy them while looking at a breathtaking view. Bartender kept the drinks coming & gave us tips on fun things to do during our vacation.

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St. Leonard, MD
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53 reviews 53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Lobster Shanty is a wonderful place to watch the sunset and have a nice meal. My party of 6 dined there for dinner and had an enjoyable time. The food was very good - not the best I've ever had but worth returning again. I had the stuffed lobster tail and the lobster was delicious, the crab stuffing so-so and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

Tried it for the first time will never come back. Tastiest thing on the plate was the chips. Not worth the money. Got hamburger and it was what you would buy already made up in the frozen isle in grocery store. Bread not fresh and cold. Tastless. Should have gone to TGIF lot cheaper and tastier.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Four of us went to Twining's Lobster Shanty Wednesday, October 14th. Since the season is coming to a close, they had specials to die for! My husband had the Flounder with Crab Imperial and I had the crab cake sandwich. The crab cake was perfectly cooked to perfection - very little filler and loads of lump crab. My husband's flounder... 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, Seafood, Chowder, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?