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Ed's Chicken & Crabs

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2200 Costal Highway, Dewey Beach, DE 19971-9801
(302) 227-9484
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 23
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 10
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  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Just OK.

The shrimp didn't taste fresh, the hush puppies looked like they were packaged and heated up. There are lots more places to eat, so I'd skip this next time I'm in the area or try something different.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 10, 2015
JoAnn C
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Crofton, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The crabs are awesome! They vary in size depending on the day and or time of day. It's fun to eat there or take the to go. We eat there at least twice a week when we are at the Beach!

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Thank Ashley F
Millersville, Maryland
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Eds has been servicing the Delaware beach for more tan 30 years and his inexpensive menu is as delicious as short. The chicken is great, the corn local and the best low brow lunch you can have!

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Thank meanbear410
Crofton, Maryland
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The shrimp didn't taste fresh, the hush puppies looked like they were packaged and heated up. There are lots more places to eat, so I'd skip this next time I'm in the area or try something different.

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Thank JoAnn C
Jersey City, New Jersey
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

OK, so as we walked by we determined this place was a dump however, my son and daughter were starving and I had to feed them. Avoid eating inside as the tables are a bit gross, stay away from their chicken however, their shrimp was great!

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Thank Pcosta0913
Jamestown, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Good fresh seafood! The best place on the beach for fresh boiled seafood. Shrimp and crab were wonderful.

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Thank Jennifer M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

My group says the crabs are really good (large, which were $65 a dozen). The issue I had was the blonde order taker, who said they did not have an oyster po' boy and could not tell me the difference between a po' boy and a sandwich. Once I discovered that the po' boy is on a hoagie roll and... More 

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Thank AlbanyCathy
Fairfax Station, VA
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Crabs are great, prices are fair - get them to go and take your time eating at home. Ask for extra spice on the side. The staff is awesome.

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Camden, Delaware
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Ed's is a traditional crab house type restaurant with great seafood and especially good crabs! Crack them on paper with mallets the traditional way inside in the A/C or outside for a real crab cracking experience. Steamed shrimp, French fries its all good at Eds!

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Thank kferrell56
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

Saw this place while walking and decided to try it out. The food was decent I ordered a shrimp po boy sandwich which was okay. I wish the sandwich was bigger.

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Thank Robert C
Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

After spending $125 on crabs the mean Russian girl would not even refill my tea!! Told me NO REFILLS and to wait in line ( 1/2 hour ) NEVER AGAIN!!'n

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2200 Costal Highway, Dewey Beach, DE 19971-9801
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dewey Beach
  • Phone Number: (302) 227-9484

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 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

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