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Fenwick Crabhouse

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100 Coastal Hwy Unit 7, Fenwick Island, DE 19944-4474
+1 302-539-2500
04:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 22:00
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16:00 - 22:00
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Ocean City, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Delicious fried chicken. Nothing spectacular about the bar menu. Heard they had a good happy hour but was not impressed.

Thank dthocmd
Dahlonega, Georgia
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533 reviews
381 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

My friend took me here. First she swore it was good. Did not check reviews. Trusted my friend This was one of the worst dinners we ever had. The crab cakes ( expensive for 2 broiled ) were cold. I didn't want to offend my friend. But she looked at me and we both were yuck. Fries over cooked and... More 

Thank ms.go-go
Clearwater, Florida
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

During a recent trip to the Delmarva peninsula, I lunched with a friend... we chose Fenwick Crab House. I ordered an appetizer of grilled scallops, side salad and crab bisque. Upon ordering, I had the idea that this would be a hearty lunch, not so. The portions were so small, it was more like a bite to eat. The scallops... More 

Thank World T
Laurel, Maryland
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Food and service is great. Lacks some character for a beach restaurant but the food makes up for it. AYCE crabs are great but if you're not crab person you're left sitting and waiting after you finish your meal.

Thank FinsTravelAgency
Catskill, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Great food, Great prices, great service! Would definitely return. Very busy when we were there but everything was handled well.

Thank Linda O
Milton, Delaware
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Went on a recent Sunday afternoon for crabs, crab cakes and fried chicken. The restaurant was practically empty. So we get a dozen steamed crabs which were piping hot and excellent. EVERYTHING else - fried chicken, corn on the cob, crabcakes, and French fries were not even warm. The corn was not edible it was so old and dry. The... More 

Thank Mike P
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Should have went with my first instinct to get up and leave. Dining room was smelly, soda was flat. They did change the soda and it was ok after. We all got the AYCE crab feast...every single crab was missing legs and they were basically flavorless except for the old bay seasoning. We had crabs at the crab bag the... More 

Thank Regan R
New Windsor
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105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Had an excellent meal of crabs. There menu offers a wide variety of entries and selections. Prices were reasonable. Casual dining.

Thank mr2turtle
Boca Raton, Florida
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

4 of us went for dinner because I wanted steamed crabs. I called first to see if they had "jumbos", and the gentleman who answered the phone told me there were maybe a half dozen. I ordered 3 of them, and it was too much for me to eat. They cost 150 a dozen and were FABULOUS. Shared a great... More 

Thank llbalto1947
Annapolis, Maryland
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Went with a friend and had the best crab cake. Not a lot of filler and not filled with that Old Bay Seasoning some restaurants use to hide a less than superior product. Preferred their crab cake over the ones at the Crab Cake Factory.

Thank wintergull

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$35
American, Bar, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
04:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Coastal Hwy Unit 7, Fenwick Island, DE 19944-4474
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Fenwick Island
  • Phone Number: +1 302-539-2500
Notably the last restaurant on Coastal Highway in Fenwick Island, Delaware before entering Ocean City, Maryland, Delaware may have saved the best for last. The award winning Fenwick Crabhouse has been an icon in the resort for almost 50 years. Though being named a "favorite seafood dive in the US" for an unprecedented fourth straight year by Coastal Living Magazine, the Fenwick Crabhouse is hardly a dive. While the atmosphere is casual, they have an appealing menu of carefully prepared meals catering to a variety of tastes. You will find great wines, craft beers, their hallmark "The Perfect Crab cake" (NY Times), Delaware Magazine's 2011 "Best Ribs," and of course, those wonderful steamed crabs. Their mission is to provide a unique blend of creatively prepared dishes using fresh, locally grown foods and award-winning beverages to the table. The Fenwick Crabhouse is a seasonal restaurant off-season hours change before Memorial Day and after Labor Day. Call for hours.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?