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Ed's Chicken & Crabs - CLOSED

2200 Coastal Hwy, Dewey Beach, DE 19971-2315
+1 302-227-9484
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good22%
  • Average17%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible15%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (16 reviews)
“seafood” (19 reviews)
“crab” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
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American, Seafood
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2200 Coastal Hwy, Dewey Beach, DE 19971-2315
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1 - 10 of 90 reviews

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Sadly Ed's is no longer in business. Last yr 2016 someone in the early morning hours drove her car into Ed's which caused it to catch fire. It was a total loss and Ed decided to not rebuild. It's just sitting there so with hope...More

Thank Beachlover92253
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I was one of Ed's first customers! This place was a hit in the late 70's and all throughout the 80's. As of the last ten years, everything from food quality to prices to customer service went completely downhill. I'm sort of glad there will...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We ate there the last night about 6 hours before a drunk driver plowed into a propane tank and blew it up burning Eds to the ground. Excellent eat messy crabs on paper outside place. Great prices too. RIP

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We ate there the day before the crash and the food was ok. I probably wouldn't have recommended it but the place was iconic and you had the eat there just to say you have eaten there.

Thank Tracey H
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Ed's is (or should I say WAS) a fun little chicken-and-seafood place along Route 1; for many it was one of the first landmarks looked for as they entered Dewey Beach on vacation. It was there for about 40 years, and unfortunately the owner (who...More

Thank PatMcC333
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Ed's Chicken and Crabs in Dewey Beach, Delaware, burned to the ground early Tuesday morning after a car ran into it. The owner says he's not likely to rebuild. The end of an era!

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Fried shrimp is good. Slaw is good. French fries are awful. Greasy, limp, soft. Fried oysters smell. lobster roll is a lot of bread and not much else. Snow crab legs were small and overcooked. There's a guy taking orders who's rude and paranoid.

1  Thank jpatter1
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

This isn't the place for you if looking for a fancy dressy up restaurant. It's actually a shack with outside seating. No alcohol on premises. However, it's definitely the place for you if you're looking for fantastic crabs and all other seafood! We had the...More

Thank Andrea K
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Can't go to the Delaware beaches without at least one stop at the famous Ed's, an outdoor eatery/drive-in that serves the best grilled chicken. No plates. Just paper trays that holds the succulent and briny half chicken that is seasoned to perfection. Accompanying the chicken...More

Thank jeannem52
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

I was a regular here for decades (since the 70's) and I won't be coming back. The quality of food has badly declined in the last few years and the prices keep going up and up. Who would pay $50 for a dozen small crabs...More

3  Thank John G
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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2200 Coastal Hwy, Dewey Beach, DE 19971-2315
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dewey Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 302-227-9484
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