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Twining's Lobster Shanty

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Route 54, Fenwick Island, DE
+1 302-436-2305
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Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 39
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  • 14
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun, good food

Been here a couple of times with family. Casual, friendly service. Good food. I like the music , too ! - classic rock and pop just loud enough to hear if you listen. Typical seafood dishes at beach prepared a click up from the casual atmosphere . Recommend!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
Steve S
via mobile
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Been here a couple of times with family. Casual, friendly service. Good food. I like the music , too ! - classic rock and pop just loud enough to hear if you listen. Typical seafood dishes at beach prepared a click up from the casual atmosphere . Recommend!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Be sure to check the hours before going as every travel website lists different hours and most are wrong. They closed at 9 on Sat night when we dined. Food was good but options on the kids menu are limited.

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Thank Bstruckm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Noted for their Lobster Pot Pie and it's worth a try. Fills you up on cold winter days. They cut back on their Sunday Lobster special by eliminating the steamed shrimp and kept the price the same. Boohoo. Service runs hot and cold, sometimes it's A-1 and other times, the server seems to go into hiding. It's no longer one... More 

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Thank M5470LZtonys
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We visited the Lobster Shanty four or five times this past summer. Food is very good (not excellent), well priced and consistent. Our family loves the lobster special, lobster rolls, burgers, steamed shrimp and more. They have a lot of seating, inside and out, so we have rarely had to wait (they take reservations as well). My only negative would... More 

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Thank Jackie F
Preston, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Wanted a great salad with seafood on top of it. Had the Ceaser Salad with broiled Lobster tail on top. It was wonderful! The lobster tail was so tender. one of the best ceaser salads I ever had. First time there, will go back again soon!

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Thank Carol S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Food was average, not impressed but most of all another waiter brought out our food, everyone but me got there food. Our waiter never came and checked to see how things were, we had to get up and get the hostess to get our waiter so I could get my food. Food was ok but nothing special. Doubt I will... More 

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Thank poollady25
Annandale, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We stopped here for the happy hour specials and to watch college football on a recent Saturday. We sat at the outside bar. The bartender was excellent. The happy hour prices are great and the food was fantastic. I wished we lived closer, as this would be a regular hangout for us. TIP: try the lobster guacamole. There is a... More 

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Thank Patty1229
Bel Air, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

We ordered the lobster bisque and the surf and turf special (flank steak and lobster tail). It was outstanding. Our waitress recommended the lobster Newburgh which was filled with chunks of lobster. Best we ever had, including going to Maine for 35 years!!!! Get there before they close for the winter months.

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Thank kevin o
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled across the lobster shanty on the way back from another restaurant that had such bad service we walked out on. To our surprise the other restaurant did us a favor. We had some of the best food for the money we had on the trip. Our appetizers were so big we couldn't touch our main meal. Great place... More 

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Thank jpindilli
Columbia, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Wonderful seafood. Fresh and moderately priced. Try the crab cakes or the stuffed flounder! Service was great! Great view of the bay from window side table. Will definitely go ther next time in the area.

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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, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?