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Twining's Lobster Shanty

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

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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
Lobster! Lobster! Lobster!

After driving and looking for a restaurant near Bethany or Ocean City beach that served steamed lobster, we decided to try Lobster Shanty. Two people order the Lobster feast, one order the salmon and I order the grill cheese/bacon and tomato. OMG...The food and drinks were excellent. Everyone... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Spencerport, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We bought two kids meals and they charged us extra for milk? Seriously, and more for chocolate milk, I think it was 2.50 and 3.00, an extra 5.50.. Anyplace that does that will never have me back. Food was OK but both our changes to orders were not done..

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Bowmanville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Great place that isn't too small and isn't too big. The chowder is amazing and to die for... The views amazing and was a great place for my family to enjoy a meal. A fantastic gem with amazing seafood and great dish options!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Mussels were terrific but other food was just ok. I would not go out of my way to eat here again. We are outside, which had a beautiful view of the marshes. Overall, the food and drink were overpriced. The service was great, though.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

After driving and looking for a restaurant near Bethany or Ocean City beach that served steamed lobster, we decided to try Lobster Shanty. Two people order the Lobster feast, one order the salmon and I order the grill cheese/bacon and tomato. OMG...The food and drinks were excellent. Everyone was so happy. The atmosphere was lively but not too loud. We... More 

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Virigina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had a short wait for our table, but it was well worth it. We sat in the bar with a beautiful view facing the bay. The raw oysters were excellent. Three of us had lobster dishes which were very good. The lobster salad on rye was the best!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Food and service here was exceptional. Great dining experience. Only downfall is we should have made reservations. This was our fault, waited 1 hr to be seated on the inside. Well worth it we had a beautiful view of the water. Definitely a place to try.

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Really like the food and drinks here. They have an extensive cocktail menu and the Lobster Bloody Mary really is worth the dough if you are a bloody mary fan. The menu seems like it is almost, but not quite, too big because they offer a lot in each category. Plenty of salads, burgers, sandwiches/wraps and entrees all incorporating, you... More 

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Ocean View, Delaware, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Try Twining's Lobster Shanty on Rt 54 in Fenwick Island DE. It is a busy place and the food is terrific and the atmosphere a little like Maine Coast inside, even with a talking deer head, but the view is beautiful back bay DE and MD. Your likely to see egrets and blue heron on occasion. But one goes here... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Had lunch on the outside bar area, the food was very good although a little pricey, but you get what you pay for. Two cups of chowda, and two lobster rolls was around 56 dollars. Great veiw of assawoman bay.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

Called to make reservation as Facebook and website stated they take them. Was told, not unless for a party of 10 or more. Asked about happy hour and given hours of 3-6. Arrived at 5 with party of 8 for dinner. Informed that Happy Hour specials don't apply to patrons not at bar (even though you will spend on avg... More 

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Address: Route 54, Fenwick Island, DE
Phone Number: +1 302-436-2305
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Fenwick Island
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
Cuisine: American, Chowder, Seafood

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

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