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“Go early”

Old Mill Crab House
Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Delmar
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located off Route 54 in Delmar, Delaware just minutes from the beach areas and Salisbury Maryland. Can accomodate parties of any size in a legendary family friendly atmosphere.
long neck, DE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Go early”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

Arrived about 6:30 on a Saturday night with a party of six and waited an hour to be seated, then we were offered a round table or a longer wait. The waitress was very friendly and fairly attentive though very busy. The first tray of crabs were outstanding, fat, well seasoned and hot. The second tray....... Don't know if it was getting late or if this is typical, but they were not as full, soggy and unseasoned. Really seemed like they had been dug out of the bottom of the steamer. Maybe earlier in the night you would have keep receiving first rate crabs.

  • Visited July 2013
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Clermont, Florida
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“What a great find. Good good, great service!”
Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

Our team of 53 visited this "off the beaten path" local restaurant. Very accommodating for our large party. The food was phenomenal. Just what we needed after a long day. Our waitress, Ashley, was the best. She was on it all! She was attentive, friendly, all orders were spot on! The food was more than enough. Some had problems with the lobsters being dry in the steampots, but immediately Ashley noted it and offered replacements. We were all thoroughly impressed.

  • Visited July 2013
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Mount Kisco, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“The real deal: Maryland blue crabs”
Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

BIG FAT BLUE CRABS -- perfectly steamed and seasoned, absolutely packed with sweet meat, piled high on table, alongside great sides and ice cold pitchers of beer, with great and friendly service. If you order by the dozen (rather than all you can eat) you get the largest size crabs they have. Order in smaller batches and re- order more so they stay piping hot. Expensive and worth every penny, really the ultimate crab experience. They go thru about 5,400 crabs on a Saturday night and you can see why, it's the bomb. A must-hit restaurant if you are in the area.

Visited July 2013
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seaford, de
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“If you are a steamed crab lover you gotta try this!!”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

The only time we have ever been disappointed is when the crabs were light due to shedding and our bad timing (nothing they can do about mother nature!). Otherwise we spend hours picking crabs and talking, good family fun. It can get a little loud as everyone is enjoying themselves...people watching is unbeatable, hush puppies are the best around,,,they give you chicken, corn, shrimpies and clams with the all you can eat but we come just for the crabs. Service is pretty good too. Don't show up after 8 for all you can eat crabs, they won't give them to you. We see others getting king crab legs and all you can eat other stuff as well as the newly offered New England Lobster Pot.

  • Visited July 2013
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Bethesda, Maryland
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“Mountains of Great Food”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

This is a perfect example of those mythical eastern shore crab houses featured in the movies, only better! This place is in the middle of nowhere! Delmar, DE. Right on the MD/DE line, 15-20 minutes north of Salisbury. Yes, they have the all you care to eat deal and I've had that....it's just too much food! But it's good food! Fried Chicken, Ribs, Crabs, Fried Shrimp, Fried Clams, Fries, Hush Puppies and they just keep bringing it until you burst! Only come here if you haven't eaten in 3 days...The food is great. It's clean. And this is NOT a tourist place...Saturday night is the busiest. This is the place the locals go. Get there the wrong time on Saturday night and you'll wait an hour just to get in.

  • Visited July 2013
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