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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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Hours:
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
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 22
    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
Best crab cakes, crabdip and fried chicken ever!

If you want the best taste of the Delmarva Peninsula, and Eastern Shore, The Fenwick Crab House is the place! Been around for decades. Best Crab Cakes, Crabdip and Fried Chicken you will ever eat! If Seafood is not your thing, Scoot works hard to offer other outstanding specials! Great service... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Karen L
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Milton, Delaware
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Milton, Delaware
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want the best taste of the Delmarva Peninsula, and Eastern Shore, The Fenwick Crab House is the place! Been around for decades. Best Crab Cakes, Crabdip and Fried Chicken you will ever eat! If Seafood is not your thing, Scoot works hard to offer other outstanding specials! Great service, warm atmosphere and VERY clean!!

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Thank Karen L
Glastonbury, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I have been going to Fenwick Island every summer for years. When we're in town, we make sure to eat at the Fenwick Crabhouse at least once! The food is fantastic, and if you're not a fan of seafood don't worry, they have something for everyone. The crab dip is one of a kind and a staple.... More 

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Thank StevensMaddie
Ocean City, Maryland
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ordered 10 crab cakes for a holiday dinner and they were absolutely wonderful. Scott is always very accommodating and made sure that we had them in plenty of time. Thank you again for your friendship, delicious food and wonderful customer service

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Thank Sharon B
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Fenwick Crabhouse has been a vacation dining choice for my family for years. We especially love the crab cakes, blackened scallops, stuffed shrimp, ribs, and fried chicken. The bar that they put in a few years ago is a great asset. A nice place to hang out and wait for carry out food, or watch a baseball game while... More 

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Thank TimMead
Lineboro, Maryland
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been going to this restaurant for many years and they have never disappointed me . Great food and staff and the owners are always involved in making your experience great. There are always new twists on traditional favorites and you can always tell the there are a lot of families that return to this location again and again. Crab... More 

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Thank CAC997
Newfields, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been visitng Fenwick Island/Ocean City almost every summer for 20 years - each time I go I eat at the Fenwick Crabhouse at least once! The service is great, we never wait long and the food is amazing! Whether I am eating well and order the crab salad or indulge in the cheesy crab dip, I always have... More 

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Thank MustardMo
Lutherville Timonium, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Restaurant is family friendly and the owner and staff work hard to give you great service and food!! There Maryland Crab Cakes are the Best not only on the Eastern Shore but on the East Coast!! There Menu has something for everyone! Wonderful Shrimp Dishes and the Best Fried Chicken!! We love their Crab Cakes so much we order... More 

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Thank Mary W
Maryland
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47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

My family was so excited when I pulled out the Crab Cakes to cook this afternoon for lunch. Wow, full of Lump Crab Meat all 8 of them. I have to say it is the best Crab Cake that I have had in a very long time. Full of flavor and it doesn't get better than this! I pan fried... More 

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Thank IslandDreamsMaryland
Newark, Delaware, United States
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123 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

If you enjoy Maryland Blue Crabs this is the place to go eat your fill. They are always sweet, steamed to perfection and accompanied by great sides, The wait staff is very attentive and knows just when to bring your next helping. If you have a choice, go during the week and eat upstairs. Cheers!

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Thank Robert H
Ocean City, Maryland
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

True Eastern Shore crabhouse. Probably the best crab cakes on the shore and the crab balls are awesome. And the best fried chicken I have ever had - spicy with a kick!

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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 - 35
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?