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Fenwick Crabhouse

100 Coastal Hwy Unit 7, Fenwick Island, DE 19944-4474
+1 302-539-2500
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (27 reviews)
“hush puppies” (12 reviews)
“crab” (48 reviews)
Closes in 14 min
16:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
100 Coastal Hwy Unit 7, Fenwick Island, DE 19944-4474
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81 - 90 of 227 reviews

Reviewed 26 July 2015

Chose them due to seafood combo specials they were advertising on menus they headed out when we asked. When we arrived with the family, there was a totally different menu and we were told those combos weren't available...that those menus we were given were "3...More

Reviewed 26 July 2015

We have been coming to this restaurant for the last 20 years and it seems to have lost its charm in the last years. The food is ok but nothing exceptional, The staff is not particularly friendly and they keep the temperature was too low.

1  Thank Catherine F
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

The main item on the plate was acceptable, but the sides (potatoes and vegetables) were both undercooked and lacked any flavor at all. For the price of an entree one would expect better food than we received. Wish we would have chosen another restaurant!

Thank suehew7
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Although we live in the area for much of the year, this was our first time here. We chose it because they have soft shell crabs on the menu, which one of our party loves. We had a small wait to be seated, not a...More

Thank traveler21042
Reviewed 21 July 2015

The Fenwick Crabhouse has been on our list to try for several years now. Wish we had left it on the list instead of eating there. We went specifically for the crab cakes. Both of us ordered crab cake sandwiches, which came with fries and...More

Thank beach_fever_4ever
Reviewed 18 July 2015

a stand-by for us when we do our annual visit to the area. crabcakes are top notch, as are their scallops, very fresh and well prepared. if you like bread puddings, ask the waitress when you sit down if they have the coconut bread pudding...More

Thank tutter2
Reviewed 18 July 2015

Deep fat fried everything. I'm not necessarily apposed to fried food, but this was over the top. The soft shell crabs were so fried, I really couldn't tell what they were. Not cheap either and the service was shaky

Thank Eric_W844
Reviewed 7 July 2015

We have visited this restaurant for over 20 years. It is a great family place but is going down hill. All restaurants face rising costs, but they have reached a all time low. They now add $3 to the children's meals after 4 pm. Mind...More

Thank TravelLover629
Reviewed 29 June 2015

We arrived at approximately 8:00 p.m. on a weeknight. Upon entering we noticed many empty tables which was the first warning as this is during "the season" with most restaurants doing a booming trade After a short wait a server appeared and did bring us...More

Thank guglielmotti
Reviewed 3 June 2015

We came in for dinner on sunday. I ordered crabs my wife ordered a steak. The service was slow. The business was steady that day. I have been here in the past based on the crab cake review they got. It was not good then,...More

3  Thank mouseskin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$35
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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
04:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 22:00
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16:00 - 22:00
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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
  • E-mail
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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