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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 - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Ocean View, Delaware
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have had a fair amount of lobster in my life but this was some of the sweetest and best. My wife had the salmon and it was equally as good. While the wine pour was stingy the meal outshines the rest. This place was highly recommended to us and rightfully so. It is a small restaurant and really good.

Thank bobwineguy1
Hartford, Connecticut
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181 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had the lobster tail stuffed with crab, broccolini, and their yummy hot, crusty rolls. Can't remember what my husband ordered, but he enjoyed his as well. The restaurant was decorated - in great detail - for Halloween. Looks like they had fun with it!

Thank MsCasualTravelor
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53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While I rated this a 3 on this occasion, it was really a 3.5 since I can not give half points, in past trips it had been a 4. Took a family go up of 7 to lobster shanty over thanksgiving weekend. Pros, we got seated immediately and had a very good server; drinks were good, chowder as good as... More 

Thank Rick R
Marietta PA
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten here numerous times and the food is always great. We definitely recommend the lobster guacamole. Have never been disappointed with any of their selections so feel confident for anything on the menu. They also have a great off season happy hour. We try to time our visits in late afternoon to watch the amazing sunsets over the... More 

Thank Will0928
Monkton, MD
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Nantuckets, their other restaurant, and the Lobster Shanty has many of the the menu items. They are open for lunch and have their wonderful chowder, but the menu is very pricey for lunch. There are no lunch specials and the menu is the same as the dinner menu. The atmosphere is wonderful and the service is fantastic.

Thank teritique
Westminster, Maryland
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I come here quite often when in our Ocean City, MD condo. This has upscale food in a family friendly and casual setting. It is owned by the same family that owns Nantucket's, which is a fine dining restaurant on Coastal Hwy not too far away. Some of the selections are the same, including the chowder which... More 

Thank Paul W
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135 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We make it to the Ocean City area a few times a year, and this has become one of our new go-to spots for both the food and the atmosphere. I can’t imagine a bartender having a consistently better view out over the marshes and onto a bay just off the ocean. The good news is that it’s a view... More 

Thank SWN
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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Outside deck sunny and oh what a view. Light lunch. Oysters. Lobster bisque and garlic parmesian wings. Wait staff attentive unfortunately hostess must have been having a bad day. Lovely to sit in the sun and enjoy nice food.

Thank goodbyegirl
Tabernacle, New Jersey
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We happened to stop in on a Thursday night for dinner and found that all the Big Bite entrees were $19. This includes lobster stuffed with crabmeat, surf and turf just to name a few. The service and food were excellent and we plan to go back this Thursday.

Thank Karin V
Cranford, NJ
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Twinings has two restaurants on Fenwick Island:, this one and Twinings Nantucket. Clearly, Twinings wants to pull in hard-core seafood "junkies". Okay, we fit into that marketing niche and we often find ourselves in coastal New England, the land of quahogs and lobsters. Is the Lobster Shanty situated in Fenwick Island, DE up to seriously challenging New England? Yes! I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $25
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Bar scene
Open Hours
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?