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Twining's Lobster Shanty

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Route 54, Fenwick Island, DE 19975
+1 302-436-2305
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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West Virginia
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72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Starting off, they accepted our reservation for party if 10. No other area place accepted any reservations. Next, we were seated immediately upon arrival. It only gets better. The staff was attentive and the food was awesome. Not your typical OC food, which we have grown tired of over the years due to declining quality. Everyone loved the lobsters and... More 

Thank D_Hanshew
Millersville, Maryland
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family went to Twinings Lobster Shanty for the first time this year and I ordered the Surf & Turf. It was an 8oz Flat Iron steak and either crab cake or lobster tail. I got the lobster tail and it was great, the steak was grilled perfectly, corn on the cob was eastern shore perfect. Others got Jumbo lump... More 

Thank Richard G
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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179 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Flew my wife to OCNJ for her birthday weekend. Got stuck for an extra day due to weather (life is ROUGH I tell ya). Since we had planned so well for food the fridge was bare (except for beer) the extra day so we decided to do a dinner out .. Had a little trouble finding the place. If you... More 

Thank ddissent
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first time at the restaurant and it will go on our annual list now! What a great local spot. We loved the interior atmosphere and the food was wonderful. My husband said his clam chowder (kuahog and scallop chowdah on the menu) was one of the best he's ever had; my lobster and shrimp bisque was also... More 

Thank Laura W
Washington, DC
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First time at this restaurant and it was great! It looks like a shack from the outside but it has a very pleasant atmosphere inside and beautiful views overlooking the bay/marsh. I'm a crab lover at the beach but I sure don't mind having some lobster as well! I got the Shanty Feast which included a 1 lb lobster, 1/4... More 

Thank nancydt
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner was great. Chowder was great. I haven't crab stuffed lobster tail. Directions on this app were bad. Great views. Parking was tight.

Thank Matt F
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176 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most tables have a good view of the marsh land next to the restaurant. The food is reasonably priced and they have something for everyone. We were there for an early meal and had no issues with parking or getting a table, but the presence of a parking attendant suggested it could get busy during peak times.

Thank maxpaste
Arnold, MD
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, reasonable prices for the amount of lobster in the dishes. Nice view. Only reason I didn't give it a 5 is the noise. A lot of ambient noise in a large open space, tough to hear.

Thank Zooterp81
Selbyville, Delaware, United States
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really good seafood with one of the best views of the bay in the area. Great place to have a friendly cocktail only a few feet from the water. Outside dining all summer with great service.

Thank TermiteBrasure
Great Falls, Virginia
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent lobster and seafood in a very casual restaurant sitting on the bay with beautiful views. The sangria was really good. Does not take reservations so be prepared to wait if you don't come early or late. There is a nice open air deck on the side.

Thank arneapen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $25
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Route 54, Fenwick Island, DE 19975
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Fenwick Island
  • Phone Number: +1 302-436-2305

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Selbyville, Delaware, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?