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100 Coastal Hwy #7, Fenwick Island, DE 19944
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Price range: $16 - $35
Sun 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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 Crabcake” (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 awardwinning beverages to the table.
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English first
Fenwick Island, Delaware
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We went here for crabs. We got the conbination of crab cakes, crab soup and steamed crabs. It was all very good. A bit on the pricey side, but don't mind that if it is all good. We will go back there again.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I am going to cut and paste the email I sent to the owner of the restaurant. I apologize in advance for the long review. This was truly a terrible meal. "Dear Sir - My name is Shannon Ceccoli. I am on vacation with 6 members of my family and we went to your restaurant for dinner earlier this evening.... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This has been in Fenwick for 30+ years. They have to be doing something right to last this long. Not a foody place but very good down home seafood dinners. Crab cake and deep fried scallops are the best in our opinion. Are they going to get it right every time, nope. Maybe just a little pricey for the atmosphere... More 

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Egg Harbor Town
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We went to this crab house on a recommendation of another tracker at our hotel. It was great! We went for the all you can eat crabs and being it was toward the end of the season luck would have it, they ran out of the medium and large crabs the night before, but what a surprise when we ended... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My wife and I had dinner here. With 2 entrees and 2 beers, the cost of our meal was $75. It was not a good value. My crab imperial was decent. My wife's deep-fried soft shell crab was terrible. My mashed potatoes were cold to the touch. This was an average meal for us, at best.

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Albany, New York
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123 reviews 123 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Returned to the Fenwick Crabhouse after a great experience last year and was terribly disappointed. 4 folks ordered the rockfish entree which arrived so overcooked it was all curled up. One order of the crab-stuffed lobster tail dinners was served without the lobster tail!All the sides were lukewarm or ice cold. The worst part was when the manager came over... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Went here for dinner with my mother. I ordered Crabcakes, nothing to write home about for the price. They arrived COLD! The side of vegetables was good, but also cold! We were in a room with a few larger families with loud children who were moving about the area. It would be better to be in a separate area for... More 

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Ocean View, Delaware
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food is always great. However, the prices seem to be a bit high especially since it is a crab house atmosphere and not a fine dining establishment.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This restaurant has been around forever, and always seems to be very busy at dinner time. Went for my 2nd time here for all you can eat crabs. They were very good, not huge, but definitely had my share. Also included with the crabs is fried chicken, jambalaya and corn on the cob, so much food. It is pricey, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Went there with my aunt and mother. We were told about the place by a local mini golf owner. Said all the locals go here. They dont take reservations but we called ahead before we came around 7 and were immediately sat at our table. The owner came by and chatted for a few minutes and was very nice. Servixe... More 

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Additional Information about Fenwick Crabhouse

Address: 100 Coastal Hwy #7, Fenwick Island, DE 19944
Phone Number: 302-539-2500
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Fenwick Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 35

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