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Fenwick Crabhouse

) #15 of 25 Restaurants in Fenwick Island ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Seafood
100 Coastal Hwy Unit 7, Fenwick Island, DE 19944-4474
+1 302-539-2500
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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“fried chicken” (27 reviews)
“hush puppies” (12 reviews)
“crab” (49 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
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100 Coastal Hwy Unit 7, Fenwick Island, DE 19944-4474
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

I have been visitng Fenwick Island/Ocean City almost every summer for 20 years - each time I go I eat at the Fenwick Crabhouse at least once! The service is great, we never wait long and the food is amazing! Whether I am eating well...More

Thank MustardMo
Reviewed 14 January 2016

The Restaurant is family friendly and the owner and staff work hard to give you great service and food!! There Maryland Crab Cakes are the Best not only on the Eastern Shore but on the East Coast!! There Menu has something for everyone! Wonderful Shrimp...More

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 28 November 2015

My family was so excited when I pulled out the Crab Cakes to cook this afternoon for lunch. Wow, full of Lump Crab Meat all 8 of them. I have to say it is the best Crab Cake that I have had in a very...More

Thank IslandDreamsMaryland
Reviewed 23 November 2015

If you enjoy Maryland Blue Crabs this is the place to go eat your fill. They are always sweet, steamed to perfection and accompanied by great sides, The wait staff is very attentive and knows just when to bring your next helping. If you have...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 22 November 2015

True Eastern Shore crabhouse. Probably the best crab cakes on the shore and the crab balls are awesome. And the best fried chicken I have ever had - spicy with a kick!

Thank OceanCityLocal01
Reviewed 7 October 2015

we visited "after season" and our group of 8 enjoyed very good food and service as well as the convenience and accessability to where we stayed

1  Thank justplainBob
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Restaurants come and go at the beach, but Fenwick CrabHouse is still standing strong! Great services, old fashion charm of past with great food! Must try the Crabcake, and if you are not in the mood for crabs, two of my friends went for the...More

1  Thank IslandDreamsMaryland
Reviewed 17 September 2015

our waitress was charming ... the food selection was varied ... food was delivered without an exceptionally long wait ... it was hot where needed, and cold where needed ... a ver nice experience ...

Thank loisbt
Reviewed 17 September 2015

We stopped by to get fried chicken to go but lingered for a drink. The drink was outstanding. Glenmorangie single malt on the rocks. The chicken made it home hot and to our table and was devoured. Wish we had the time to eat in,...More

Thank Frank325
Reviewed 8 September 2015

We used to go here for a decent meal but now I'm not so sure. Ribs were dry with bland sauce. Fried chicken was dry, spicy (which they don't tell you) and overcooked. Crabcakes were average but had a taste that neither my wife nor...More

Thank Doug S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
04:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 22:00
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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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