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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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Good for:
Families with children
Scenic view

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    Very good
  • 31
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  • 13
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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
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The kids loved it, perfect view. The food was great, waitstaff was attentive. A fun place for a family night out. Easily located.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
  • Late Night
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Baltimore, Maryland
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188 reviews 188 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW 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
97 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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171 reviews 171 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
73 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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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: Families with children, Scenic view

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