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Fenwick Crabhouse

100 Coastal Hwy Unit 7, Fenwick Island, DE 19944-4474
+1 302-539-2500
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“hush puppies” (16 reviews)
“crab” (54 reviews)
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100 Coastal Hwy Unit 7, Fenwick Island, DE 19944-4474
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

Most meals are around $30, but crab and lobster tend to be pricey. The crab was so-so. I got 4 and by the time I got to the fourth it was cold. Not much good meat on them. I got a chunk of crab shell...More

Thank drsheri
Reviewed 27 June 2016

So fun! We were a party of 9, 5 of them being 16 and under. We had several appetizers that were tasty. But the best was the steam crab. Two dozen of them. All the kids learning how to break them open and get to...More

Thank ThePixieLaLa
Reviewed 23 June 2016

The restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside but the food & service are well worth going for. Our waitress, Mary, was on point!! She had our 2nd dozen steamed crabs on the table just as we finished the last of the first tray....More

Thank SJG113
Reviewed 18 June 2016

We ave been coming to this restaurant for 11 years. This restaurant is under new ownership. They have shortened the menu which I really think makes for a better dining experience. We were a party of 6, 4 of whom ate steamed crabs. The crabs...More

Thank MDJ14
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

This is my 3rx time visiting this restaurant. The waitresses are friendly. Service is super. There are a variety of crab sizes to pick. I would definitely recommend this place.

2  Thank Sussette F
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

This is a standard go-to restaurant for our family on OC trips. It did not disappoint on this trip. Fried shrimp sandwich - very good! Crabcake sandwich - a 7 on a scale of 10. Pimento horseradish spread as a complimentary appetizer was very tasty...More

1  Thank tough1-2please
Reviewed 24 January 2016

If you want the best taste of the Delmarva Peninsula, and Eastern Shore, The Fenwick Crab House is the place! Been around for decades. Best Crab Cakes, Crabdip and Fried Chicken you will ever eat! If Seafood is not your thing, Scoot works hard to...More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 19 January 2016

My family and I have been going to Fenwick Island every summer for years. When we're in town, we make sure to eat at the Fenwick Crabhouse at least once! The food is fantastic, and if you're not a fan of seafood don't worry, they...More

1  Thank StevensMaddie
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Ordered 10 crab cakes for a holiday dinner and they were absolutely wonderful. Scott is always very accommodating and made sure that we had them in plenty of time. Thank you again for your friendship, delicious food and wonderful customer service

1  Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

The Fenwick Crabhouse has been a vacation dining choice for my family for years. We especially love the crab cakes, blackened scallops, stuffed shrimp, ribs, and fried chicken. The bar that they put in a few years ago is a great asset. A nice place...More

Thank TimMead
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 35
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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