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Reel Fresh Seafood Market & Crab House

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1151 E Lebanon Rd, Rt. 10, Dover, DE 19901-5829
+1 302-698-1015
11:00 - 22:00
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very sad to see that Reel Fresh has closed its doors overnight. The space is for lease and no further information is available. I was hoping they would re-open in another location? Great restaurant and much needed in our area...sorry to say goodbye!

Thank Jon W
Dover, Delaware
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135 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The old Reel Fresh was really hit or miss. It was hard to even tell when they were open their hours we're so inconsistent. The new restuarant is pretty good though. They have fresh selections of fish to choose from and a nice menu, to go along with attentive, personal service. My only complaint would be that their prices seem... More 

Thank TNorla
Dover, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I called for a reservation not remembering it was Valentines Day. They were so pleasant & accommodating and got us in for dinner at the time we requested. The young lady who waited on us was polite and very helpful. Dinner was excellent - , the oysters & crab imperial were absolute heaven, the asparagus & twice baked potato were... More 

Thank Kmsffm
New Jersey
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a must stop if you are in the area. Great menu, had some of the best crabcakes and shrimp while visiting. Everything is fresh, fresh, fresh!!

Thank RomeoFamilyNJ
Dover, Delaware
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Reel Fresh has very good food, and the service is outstanding. Their seafood is always well prepared, tasty, and nicely presented. They have a good wine list, too, and their desserts are scrumptious.

Thank lanisongbird
Peoria Heights, Illinois
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We knew nothing about this restaurant and when we saw it in a strip mall we sort of turned our noses up, boy were we wrong. My wife and I had an excellent seafood meal and the service was excellent. The prices were reasonable for seafood (Crab Cakes and Soft Shell Crabs). We will definitely go back when in the... More 

1 Thank LeRoyGe
Smyrna, Delaware
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 July 2016

I have seen ads for this restaurant, but was reluctant to try it. There are so few "good" restaurants in Kent county. I was taking out family, decided to try something new (to us), so we went. Brelyn, our server, was wonderful, the food was great all around, the dessert,really good. Cannot wait to go back, and tell everyone about... More 

Thank Sharonbeth556
Annapolis, Maryland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We got there and I received a beer that's suggested date was 1 July so it tasted awful. No apology or anything... Then we got out calamari which was acceptable. We put in our order then an hour later someone other than our waitress asked how I wanted my tuna cooked. I said medium well (that should be barely any... More 

3 Thank tiffany062487
Dover, Delaware
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

I paid over $20 for a tilapia that was overcooked and super salty. The calamari was also overcooked and robbery and was served with what can only be called tomato paste. It's very small, nicely decorated, but nothing special. Went once, unlikely to return.

Thank 34009Frank
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

The menu is loaded with a variety of choices. The snow crab legs were some of the best I have ever had. Portions are reasonable, not tiny but not too big either. The seasoned bread they bring to the table is warm and delish! The house made bread pudding and rum sauce was out of this world. We shared and... 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
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1151 E Lebanon Rd, Rt. 10, Dover, DE 19901-5829
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: +1 302-698-1015
Family restaurant serving seafood and steaks daily, brunch on Sundays. Fresh seafood for take home; lobsters, crabs, fish and more.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?