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Reviewed June 28, 2022

Thursday evening we enjoyed a great seafood dinner and comedy show in the Pavilion .... the Wait Staff was very attentive, food delicious, comedy show Hilarious. Good Time Had by All!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 28, 2022

I was there on Thursday night for dinner & the Comedy show. Crabby Dick’s has the best food in the area. Our group of friends enjoyed the shrimp& crab rolls and of course a bowl of “the best of Both crab soup”! Yum. There were...4 comedians and one was better than the other. I’ll definitely be coming back again 😍More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 7, 2022 via mobile

It was taking a while to get our food and the wait staff brought a basket of popcorn to us. The meals were good and there was a fella playing music and singing while we were there.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 22, 2022 via mobile

I’ve been to this restaurant several times before, but this visit was very disappointing. It took 20 minutes for our table to receive our drinks. When our food arrived, we had 3 out of the 7 orders wrong. One order didn’t arrive until all the...other diners were finished eating. We asked for the last diners meal to be comped, the manager told us since she was eating it, it wouldn’t be comped. I did receive a small discount on my meal since it wasn’t cooked to order. I rarely, if ever, give a business a low rating, but I was so disappointed with the service and the food. I suggest if you are in the area, go to New Castle and have lunch there instead. I would stay away from here until new management takes over this place.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed August 31, 2021

So we had heard of this place from family. I was very surprised that the inside was so dark. We had to ask to sit outside. Service was fair. Food disappointing. The soup which was the best of both is something I really wanted to...try and while it was delicious it was warm. Hush puppies were burn and hard. Fish and chips we got overcooked, the one rice bowl would have been good with more bourbon sauce but sad it was so dry. The inside was not clean, sticky and not welcoming. Now I realize its near the water but I have to other places with great atmosphere. It seemed like so many other places they were under staffed. Food was not warm. I would really have to think twice about going again sad I had high hopes for a good fish meal. I do have to say the stuffed rock fish I was told was delicious.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 4, 2021

Couple of friends and I did another bike ride from Chesapeake City to Delaware City and stopped in Crabby Dicks for a bite and drinks before heading back. It was just after 11am and I believe we were the first customers of the day. We...sat outside on the nice, large covered deck to keep our bikes in view. Our waitress was nice and got us water and menus quickly. I ordered a Mojito, cup of Cream of Crab and Crabby Balls. The drink was good and the crab balls also pretty good, but the cream of crab soup was a real disappointment. Almost no crab meat was present until the very last couple of spoon fulls and the taste was nothing special. I would not recommend this at all. One friend got a beer and Hush Puppies. Beer was fine and the Puppies were okay but again nothing special. Nice deck, nice service but the food seems to be hit or miss. Next ride we'll probably check ot someplace else.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 1, 2021 via mobile

My friend and I were in Delaware City and stopped at Crabby Dicks for lunch. We were seated outside on the porch. I had the crabcake sandwich with fries and it was good

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 12, 2021

Ate here on July 4 and had the crab cakes which were fantastic and the service was great. Ate here again on July 11 and had rockfish which was very good, but the service not so good. We waited over an hour to get our...food. Tables that were seated same time as us finished and paid before we got our food. The food came out hot so it was not the waitress's fault. Also brought us someone else's food at one point. We complained and just got lip service from the manager.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 23, 2021

Terrible food, terrible service, and disgusting owners lmao. Worst place to ever encounter. The food tastes like garbage. The servers are lazy as f. And the owners are just terrible people lol

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 17, 2021 via mobile

Their cream of crab soup and crab cakes are insanely good. The crab cakes were flavorful and moist and perfectly fried. The soup was thick and creamy and quite filling. The service was courteous and attentive. Diane was a pleasure and the store had reasonable...pricing. My only take would be to remodel the restroom as it needs an update. Got a shirt and some of their sauce for the trip home. A must for those who enjoy their seafood.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 13, 2021

Since 2017, as a friend and I have biked from Chesapeake City to Delaware City along the canal, Crabby Dick's is our midpoint. We stop for lunch and a beer to fuel the return trip. There is always room on the deck and the wait...staff is great. Yesterday, I had a great chicken cheesesteak while my friend enjoyed the soft shell crab sandwich once again.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 3, 2021 via mobile

Can’t go wrong with the crab fluf and the drinks are always good. We have been here four times and it looks like they have done a lot of remodeling to the place and the decks are a great place to sit. Our server was...very nice as always and we enjoyed walking off the meal seeing the shops along Main Street.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed November 24, 2020

Average pub food (and that's not a bad thing) in a bustling pub/restaurant with views of the water from the porch. Dinged a point as the Oysters seemed missing from the Po'Boy' - mainly batter unfortunately. Recommend the Hush Puppies.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 16, 2020

After traveling approx 17 miles by bike on the Ben Cardin bike trail originating in Chesapeake City Md., we needed a rest, food and drinks. Crabby Dick's had a large, nice outdoor patio that looked inviting. We had to enter the building to find a...waitress, but she greeted us quickly and took our drink order and passed out menus. She was also very friendly. We all got beers and they were having a fish n chip special for $9.99 and two of our group selected that. They both said it was good. I opted for a large bowl of cream of crab soup which was okay. Taste was good but very little actual crab meat to be found. I would visit again but probably try something other than the soup. Maybe the fish n chips?More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 3, 2020 via mobile

Our 1st venture out...excellent choice! We sat on the deck very distanced from others. Servers were all masked. Caitlin was very friendly, efficient and professional! Friends had the fish and chips and the crab cake sandwich. All our choices were excellent...and we plan to come...back!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Yes there is a large deck overlooking a park and the water. There was a lovely breeze the day we were there. There were no dogs there when we went so I am not sure about their rules.
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Crabby Dick's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5