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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After reading some of the other reviews, I guess we were lucky and had absolutely zero wait. Counter server(s) was extremely friendly, patient and helpful. The crabs were fairly priced, not like the tourist spots in OC. Great outdoor seating with a view over the...back back, perfect for families as it has picnic tables. The main cook/chef did, "table touching" checking on our satisfaction. The Captain also made the rounds and I asked him for a quick crab picking technique, which he obliged. He also offered his preference of dipping the crab in apple cider, which I appreciated, thanks Captain! Considering the current labor-stricken climate we all live in today, I found the staff extremely friendly and welcoming and the crabs were spot on. Highly recommend and look forward to coming back again!More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed October 12, 2021 via mobile

Captain Mac’s was great. Super fresh fish, cooked with care and knowledge of the best ways to prepare it. We had grilled swordfish, mahi-mahi, rockfish (a new one for us and a hit), broiled and fried flounder and steamed little necks, all with sides of...old bay chips cooked in-house and fresh corn on the cob. Didn’t have the crabs, but they looked good. Nice vat of iced tea - home made- to wash it down. Will be back next time We’re in the OC/Fenwick area.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 28, 2021 via mobile

Outstanding fish. Very fresh, perfectly prepared. Reasonably priced for the beach. Order was completed on time. Close to the beach. Homemade deserts. Pick up some fresh fish while you are there.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 1, 2021

Great food, really good and fresh. Seating was limited, but we snagged a table just opposite the osprey nest (the restaurant hosts an osprey cam!). That was well worth the somewhat slow service, but they were very busy, so we gave them a pass on...that. We both had the captain’s platter, with an extra crab cake, and the portions were a nice size. The restaurant is very casual - you order at the counter and your name is called when they trays of food are ready. The counter folks were very friendly, and you could occasionally catch a glimpse of the steaming room, where some of the real magic happens!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 24, 2021 via mobile

I was very disappointed with this place. We waited 50 minutes for our meals - 1 piece of corn, 1 crab cake entree, 1 scallop entree and 2 crab cake sandwiches. The crab cakes were awful in both taste and texture. The rest of the...items were mediocre. Not a place Od recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 23, 2021 via mobile

Family of 4 dine in - took 50 min to get our food and we wanted to love it but just didn’t. Fried shrimp (light batter was nice but small shrimp), friend clams (heavy batter over powering), wonderful fresh corn on cob, slaw was good,...cute salad eh! My son loved his rockfish and raw oysters. Pricing was very fair, service average.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 18, 2021 via mobile

Been there twice in the last few weeks. Great both times. First time was during covid so outdoor seating only. Ate at the end of the porch, very beautiful view. Both had mahi mahi sandwiches which both had huge piece of mahi that was much...bigger than the roll. Delicious! Recently ate there again, seated inside since it was breezy. All seating is at picnic tables, very casual. You order at the counter and they call you when ready and you pick it up at the counter. This time had tuna sandwich which was absolutely delicious. Hugs piece of perfectly grilled tuna that was so moist, absolutely the best piece of tuna I have ever had. Came with homemade chips. This place is so clean, we will be back!!!! They also have a seafood market inside, it all looks so fresh. We will be buying some of their fresh tuna next time!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 18, 2021

Awesome place with a very nice outdoor seating area with incredible views of the bay and marshland. Soft crab sandwich was awesome. Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed May 13, 2021

My wife and I stopped here on a whim for a spot of lunch on a sunny Saturday and it was wonderful! She got the seared tuna sandwich (they'll make it rare or to your liking) and it was the biggest piece of fish I...ever saw on a bun! I got the blackened tilefish sandwich and it covered both halves of the bun as it was served open faced... Not only was the food great, we sat out on the porch which is literally on the bay, with an incredible view. We'll be back SOON!!!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed August 25, 2020 via mobile

Family vacation for 9 at Fenwick. Dinner take out first night. Good food good prices convenient. Will do again.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 24, 2020

Just picked up a dozen jumbo crabs and they were delicious! Just enough Old Bay to dip the crab meat into.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 10, 2020

The fresh seafood that they offer is great. It is on the expensive side but you pay for the freshness of the product. I highly recommend.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed June 25, 2020 via mobile

My husband wanted a fresh fish sandwich. I wanted a shrimp salad sandwich. And we both wanted carry out. His rockfish was exceptional, lightly breaded and perfectly fried. Shrimp salad was a good value, with great home-made, waffle-cut potato chips. Cucumber and tomato salad could...have used a bit more vinegar.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed June 22, 2020

We've been eating at Mac's on a regular basis since Bruce converted the bait and tackle store into the restaurant. Quite simply, nearly every other establishment in the area gets their seafood from Sysco whereas, as a result of his deep connections in the fishing...business, Bruce gets his right off the boat. Try a blackend tile fish sandwich and jonah claws. If it's not up to your standards, go back to red lobster, it's more your style. PS: The parking lot can get full because the food is awesome and people flock to Bruce's kitchen, so if parking next to another car is a negative criteria of your review, please consider your go to red lobster Spalding as malls usually have exceptional parking options.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed January 8, 2020

Disclaimer - sorry, they are closed for the season but the anticipation of their Spring opening is worth it. Great fresh fish options and scallops dishes. VERY clean with some view of the bay.

Date of visit: October 2019
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May 19, 2017|
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Response from kim06784 | Reviewed this property |
Nope its a walk in, and you can normally find seating very easily
Lisa T
September 4, 2015|
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Response from kim06784 | Reviewed this property |
37320 Lighthouse Rd, Selbyville, DE 19975 they are opens seasonally so you may want to check if your there in the off season.
August 5, 2015|
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Response from kim06784 | Reviewed this property |
They have lots of tables inside and out, with tables large enough for a large party of people
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Frequently Asked Questions about Captain Mac’s Fish House Seafood Market & Dining

Yes, Captain Mac’s Fish House Seafood Market & Dining offers takeout services.

Captain Mac’s Fish House Seafood Market & Dining is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5