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₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, Seafood
283 Front St, Dover, DE 19901-1736
+1 302-674-9724
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good39%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
1 Feb 2018
“Quaint does not mean quality.”
22 Jul 2016
“A great find!”
American, Seafood
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
283 Front St, Dover, DE 19901-1736
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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Food was good, nothing special. Our waitress was efficient but apologetic of the management. Owner of place, I assume, was rude. They were rushing everyone, as though they had crowds of people coming. Needless to say no one else was coming. I was very annoyed...More

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

As others have written, Sambo's Tavern is a great place - this is the real thing as far as great local crab houses. I've been to the Eastern Shore many times over many years, but somehow never made it to Sambo's Tavern until this trip...More

Thank Umberto44
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Sambos is an old Watermens tavern that has pretty much gone unchanged for the last 50 years. The décor is what a Seafood tavern should be old tables covered in newspaper, pictures of old stock car celebrities adorn the walls, and old beer signs. Actual...More

Thank allteal
Reviewed 2 July 2016

The view was of a typical back water fishing village, the restaurant sits right on the banks of the water. I ordered the lightly dusted fried shrimp and I thought they were good but the platter came with 2 sides which came in very small...More

Thank jerseyj0e
Reviewed 9 September 2015

The food was well prepared but a bit pricy. We sat near the window and the view was really nice. I called the day before for reservations and the hostess couldn't find it when we arrived. She found a table for us near the window....More

Thank Joanne B
Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

The tavern is off Rt. 9 and word to the wise no children. They have a tavern license and if your not of drinking age you are not allowed. The seafood was fantastic. Steamed clams, steamed shrimp in Old Bay, fried string beans (unreal), fresh...More

1  Thank Ultimategreek
Reviewed 3 September 2014

food -shrimp a little different crabs are the best and being able to look out the window friendly folk

Thank smoky11
Reviewed 10 August 2014

It was our 1st time here because we have a child & had to wait until she was with family so we could eat here (over 21 only). It was well worth the wait. We went on a Sat evening at 5:25pm & didn't have...More

Thank ILuvVacationing
Reviewed 6 August 2014

While vacationing in Dover, we stopped in to Sambo's for crab dinners. The atmosphere inside the restaurant is uninspiring although the view is nice. The food was just OK, we had the crab cakes and the hardshell crab boil. It was quite expensive for the...More

Thank travelinphan4
Reviewed 7 July 2014

I can't prove that our credit card was hacked through the waitress at Sambo's…BUT it's never happened before and the waitress kept hanging around and asking us lots of questions….where we were from, etc. Three days later we received notification that someone was using our...More

1  Thank Pamela F
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 283 Front St, Dover, DE 19901-1736
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: +1 302-674-9724
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