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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 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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Avon, Connecticut, United States
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place for the lobster rolls and crab cakes. Matt is great in the bar too. Great view thruout the restaurant and can't beat the specials.

Thank Pam W
Selbyville, Delaware
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ambiance, somewhat crowded, tables too close together. Lobster meat in pot pie way, way over cooked. Puff pastry on top very difficult to eat.

Thank chefrobertshaw
Lewes, Delaware
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137 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

We celebrated three birthdays here on closing day! Everything was wonderful--lump crab cakes, twin lobsters, surf and turf, and lobster pot pie! We arrived just as the sun was setting that enhanced our fellowship meal! The rolls and that freshly brewed unsweetened tea were exceptional! We'll see them in March!

Thank Joyce M
Bel Air, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

I was very happy that it was open on Dec 28 as most OC area restaurants were closed for the season. I ordered the lobster tail stuffed with crab imperial on the waitress's recommendation. WOW!!! By far the best I have ever tasted & it was on special for that day so got it for a fabulous price! The yeast... More 

Thank Kay S
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161 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Like this spot, its right on the bay and has a great view. Menu was nice and service was good. Will be back for sure.

Thank hotsauce82
Ocean View, Delaware
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 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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185 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

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 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 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 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

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 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 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, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
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?