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Ropewalk - A Fenwick Island Oyster House

700 Coastal Hwy, Fenwick Island, DE 19944-4408
+1 302-581-0153
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good32%
  • Average26%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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“oysters” (75 reviews)
“egg rolls” (8 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
700 Coastal Hwy, Fenwick Island, DE 19944-4408
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Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

Ropewalk is no longer in Fenwick. They have their large facility in ocean city. I haven't been there to eat but it holds a lot of people.

Thank Scs0216
Reviewed November 30, 2017

Being long time Fenwick visitors, we were ecstatic to see Ropewalk when it was a new spot. Previously, the location had somewhat of a revolving door of so-so restaurants. The first two or so years, the food was solid and the place was packed as...More

Thank Anywhere_on_the_road
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

very disappointed in the change they had this year. we loved going here before as we could walk and went often. they took a lot of the things we liked off the menu and seems a lot more expensive. it's tropical themed and honestly i...More

Thank Meredith R
Reviewed August 27, 2017

My husband and I stopped in around 9 one night for a drink. I ordered the house drink-DELICIOUS. I could drink these all night. Asked to see the menu, and although we had already eaten dinner, we had to order the Jamaican jerk smoked wings....More

Thank FoodieTraveler67
Reviewed August 27, 2017

This is now a Caribbean-themed restaurant. Oyster menu is much smaller now. We ate here twice because we love raw oysters, but we also tried other entrees and were impressed.

Thank tlzocco01
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Good place for families with kids under 12. Sandbox out front to keep them occupied . Service at the bar was slow due to being understaffed. Drinks were good. Food is above average bar fare. Recommend the street tacos. Waiter was attentive and on point...More

Thank M.B. Y
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

It's now called Big Eyed Jacks. And the menu is vastly different than Ropewalk. I regret allowing my family visitors 'treat' me to dinner here. I made 4 mistakes yesterday: 1) coming here for dinner 2) ordering the chowder 3) having more than 1 bite...More

Thank Sometimessara
Reviewed July 12, 2017

We stopped here for a snack and a drink around 9pm. The appearance is very nice - plenty of things on the walls to look at, and fun painting. The bartender was nice, but really anxious. She was clunking down drinks and wiping and rewiping...More

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Reviewed June 19, 2017 via mobile

I'm not understanding the bad reviews about this place. We stopped here for dinner because Harpoon Hanna's had an hour wait. It was a more than pleasant surprise. The blackened red snapper was excellent, as were the shrimp tacos. Recommended.

Thank Greg U
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

We ate there last night and had fresh oysters and enjoyed the dinner. My daughter ended up leaving before she ordered because they didn't have any vegan options outside of a plain salad.

Thank AnnieMF
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June 6, 2015|
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Response from nsmith2 | Reviewed this property |
The Fenwick Ropewalk does not have a Bay view. But check out the new Ropewalk on 82nd St. in Ocean City, just a mile or so south of Fenwick. It has a magnificent Bay view and lots of outdoor seating -- both on sand and on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Coastal Hwy, Fenwick Island, DE 19944-4408
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Fenwick Island
  • Phone Number: +1 302-581-0153
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Ropewalk Fenwick at the beach offers open air dining on two floors with an oyster bar and deck bar. Bring the kids and enjoy our beach playground that is in site of our bar, dining tables, and the upstairs deck. Parents can relax and still supervise the playground close by. Our menu reflects the seasons with local ingredients. Our Chef Frank Campanella calls fish orders in nightly to see what is the freshest fair possible off the docks. Make sure you visit our bars and taste from our seasonal fresh fruit crush selection and specialty drink menu.
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