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Fenwick Crabhouse

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100 Coastal Hwy #7, Fenwick Island, DE 19944
+1 302-539-2500
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4:00 am - 10:00 am
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Sun - Sat 4:00 am - 10:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: Notably the last restaurant on Coastal Highway in Fenwick Island, Delaware...
Notably the last restaurant on Coastal Highway in Fenwick Island, Delaware before entering Ocean City, Maryland, Delaware may have saved the best for last. The award winning Fenwick Crabhouse has been an icon in the resort for almost 50 years. Though being named a "favorite seafood dive in the US" for an unprecedented fourth straight year by Coastal Living Magazine, the Fenwick Crabhouse is hardly a dive. While the atmosphere is casual, they have an appealing menu of carefully prepared meals catering to a variety of tastes. You will find great wines, craft beers, their hallmark "The Perfect Crab cake" (NY Times), Delaware Magazine's 2011 "Best Ribs," and of course, those wonderful steamed crabs. Their mission is to provide a unique blend of creatively prepared dishes using fresh, locally grown foods and award-winning beverages to the table. The Fenwick Crabhouse is a seasonal restaurant off-season hours change before Memorial Day and after Labor Day. Call for hours.
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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Quick lunch!

We were just strolling in the area, and decided to stop for lunch. Was glad we did. I had the cabecake sandwich, very good. My husband had the softshell crab club, with bacon,lettuce and tomato. He was very satisfied. Good quality food, right down to the slice of perfectly ripe tomato on both... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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New York, NY
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is a great place for crab and seafood dinners. We all enjoyed our meals including the Alaska crab legs, crab cakes, crab meat lasagna and crab dinner. Each dish was plentiful and well prepared. Service was excellent and made our whole family happy we ate there. We also had the family salad and coconut shrimp before our dinners... More 

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Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We were just strolling in the area, and decided to stop for lunch. Was glad we did. I had the cabecake sandwich, very good. My husband had the softshell crab club, with bacon,lettuce and tomato. He was very satisfied. Good quality food, right down to the slice of perfectly ripe tomato on both sandwiches. Looking foward to trying it for... More 

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mid-Atlantic region
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Before writing this review, I was surprised to read so many recent negative comments about Fenwick Crab House. This was our first visit to Ocean City, and we didn't know anything about the history of the restaurant. It just looked like a quiet, unassuming place to eat. Maybe our ignorance was a good thing, because we had a great lunch... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Remember this restaurant from long ago. Sadly the food is not as good as it was before. The restaurant is dark, dated and dirty. The cream of crab soup was good. Dinner was crab cakes , crab imperial, crab legs, and crab stuffed flounder. The crab cake was good. The crab imperial was ok, way too much sauce. The stuffed... More 

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Dix Hills, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Went for dinner. Great Service, nice atmosphere. The kitchen was busy and the owner came around to each table to let us know why there would be a delay, very nice. The food was very good. I would recommend for a nice night out.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Last review of this restaurant was good. This time not so much. The patient seems to be on life support, with the bad things staying bad (arctic conditions on the south side of the restaurant) and the acceptable things going south. Cream of crab soup was good, but just good - not $7.50 a cup good. I had the chicken... More 

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Washington, D.C.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This restaurant is not particularly fancy, but we enjoyed our meal there. We were in a hurry so we did not get hard shell crabs, instead opting for entrees of crab imperial and crabcakes. Our entrees were very good. The side dishes could be improved on - there wasn't a huge selection to choose from. I got a cocktail that... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This place is a tradition for decades of summer vacations. It specializes in crab, although all the fish we've tried is fresh and good. I love the broiled crab cakes. It gets crowded and noisy and there's a line any night of the week, so arrive early or call ahead. No greasy or heavy fried food - nicely done and... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Chose them due to seafood combo specials they were advertising on menus they headed out when we asked. When we arrived with the family, there was a totally different menu and we were told those combos weren't available...that those menus we were given were "3 years old". Stayed because we were hungry and already seated but what a huge mistake... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We have been coming to this restaurant for the last 20 years and it seems to have lost its charm in the last years. The food is ok but nothing exceptional, The staff is not particularly friendly and they keep the temperature was too low.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Coastal Hwy #7, Fenwick Island, DE 19944
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Fenwick Island
  • Phone Number: +1 302-539-2500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 to 35
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

Notably the last restaurant on Coastal Highway in Fenwick Island, Delaware before entering Ocean City, Maryland, Delaware may have saved the best for last. The award winning Fenwick Crabhouse has been an icon in the resort for almost 50 years. Though being named a "favorite seafood dive in the US" for an unprecedented fourth straight year by Coastal Living Magazine, the Fenwick Crabhouse is hardly a dive. While the atmosphere is casual, they have an appealing menu of carefully prepared meals catering to a variety of tastes. You will find great wines, craft beers, their hallmark "The Perfect Crab cake" (NY Times), Delaware Magazine's 2011 "Best Ribs," and of course, those wonderful steamed crabs. Their mission is to provide a unique blend of creatively prepared dishes using fresh, locally grown foods and award-winning beverages to the table. The Fenwick Crabhouse is a seasonal restaurant off-season hours change before Memorial Day and after Labor Day. Call for hours.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 am - 10:00 am
Monday
4:00 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 am - 10:00 am
Thursday
4:00 am - 10:00 am
Friday
4:00 am - 10:00 am
Saturday
4:00 am - 10:00 am

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