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“Another great meal at Fish On!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fish On

Fish On
Ranked #67 of 88 Restaurants in Lewes
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Maryland
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Another great meal at Fish On!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

We love the consistency of this restaurant. We have been there many times and have never been disappointed. Our dinner last week did not disappoint. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the soft shell crabs--and my grouper (Baltimore style) was excellent. Fish On has become one of our "go to" restaurants in Lewes. We will return--soon!!!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank oysterpte
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  • English first
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English first
Lewes, Delaware
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great food, great service, reasonably priced...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

We live in Lewes year round and have done so for many decades now ;->

We have several restaurants we frequent in Lewes, but are always looking for consistency, which we often find lacking in our favorite haunts...

And so we tried Fish'On again over the Memorial Day holiday. We had the Captains Platter, which was a nice assortment of fresh seafood (lobster tail, scallops, shrimp, and crab cake). It was broiled and cooked to perfection.

Our salads, drinks and desert were all likewise top shelf. The price was not inexpensive, but then again we had a nice spread. All things considerable it was reasonably priced ...

We'll be back...

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Steve B
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Lewes, Delaware
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40 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fish On Mediocre”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014

On May 25th we had our 3d dinner at Fish On. We had 1] Buttermilk Flash Fried Calamari with Mustard Tartar Sauce & Lemon, [we substituted Marinara sauce for the Tartar]; 2] 10 oz NY Strip Steak Sliced, w/ charred scallion butter, mashed potatoes & asparagus; 3] Captain's Platter with Crab Cake, Scallops, Shrimp, Lobster Tail, green beans, Lemon & Butter; and 4] a special dessert of chocolate cake rolled with a vanilla ganache filling and a strawberry garnish. The calamari were crisp and tender, but absolutely soaked in grease. The napkin underneath the calamari had enough grease in it to fry a chicken. The buttermilk batter had a typical sourness that I appreciated but my wife did not. The steak was grilled and sliced on the bias. The flavor was predominantly that of the grill, not the steak. The asparagus and mashed potatoes accompanying the steak had problems. The mashed potatoes were sweet enough for me to wonder if sugar had been added. The asparagus was improperly trimmed. The bottom of the stalks were slightly woody. The Captain's Platter was probably the best dish we have had in all three visits to Fish On. It was accompanied by clarified butter and green beans. The butter nicely accented the seafood. The green beans were well prepared and quite good, to my taste. The dessert was a pleasant standard common in mid western America in the 1950s. Flavorful but too sweet for modern tastes. This was the best meal of the three we have eaten at Fish On, but I prefer to eat at Matt's Fish Camp, Big Fish, Agave, Nage, Shorebreak Lodge, Amuse, or Arena's. Why eat a $100 meal at Fish On when we can get better food for a little more and equally good food for a lot less. The host and our server tonight were excellent, but the food was merely good. The Sodel chain has a problem with consistency and quality. Nothing is ever totally bad, but the food is seldom excellent. Of the lot Matt's Fish Camp is the best.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank JamesBenson
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Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Always a Great Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

Have visited this restaurant maybe once a year over the last few years and again last Wednesday.Meals are creative with the local fresh foods of the area. Had stuffed claims app and Scallops for dinner with Risoto.. Great flavors and local brew to wash it all down..W lucke ot as Wed nights are 25% of the bill. You cant beat that !

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ed G
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Herndon, VA
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220 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great dinner, great happy hour, great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014

Personally, I like this place for the great food and the easy parking. Anyone in Rehoboth Beach in the summer will value the abundant free parking. Happy hour offerings include the usual $1 oysters and steamed shrimp. But the other offerings include steamed clams, mussels and fish tacos. The dinner menu is also great with shrimp and grits, seared scallops and lobster risotto being my favorites.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank webbuzzard
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Michael D, Manager at Fish On, responded to this review, February 8, 2014
Hi

Thanks for joining us & for taking the time to share your experiences with the TripAdvisor community. I'm so glad that you enjoyed our happy hour and our regular menu equally. If you need anything please do not hesitate to contact me either via TA message or email at mike at sodelconcepts dot com. We hipe to see you again soon!

Thanks
Mike Dickinson
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