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Lestardo's Crab House

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Bar, Pub
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135 Christiana Rd # 7, New Castle, DE
+1 302-328-5070
16:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 23:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Very friendly people. I choose it to take out because of the smell. The food was good quality and the beer was cold. The crab cakes were not lump crab, but it was solid crab with great flavor with very little filling and large size.

Thank GoliadRich
New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Ultimate Dive... Not pretty but excellent food...Should be on Triple D... We came for the Blue crabs and were not disappointed... Definitely a dive but the food is great- crabs are fantastic... Had the Large blue crabs, half bay seasoning and half their garlic sauce ... Can't wait to go back 👍👍👍👍👍

Thank JJFlash7
Cape May, New Jersey
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221 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Kind of a hole in the wall. What you would expect for a crab place. If looking for Maryland crab they don't have them. Crabs are from the Gulf. We had mussels and crab cake and Clam chowder. Food was excellent. Service was friendly. Only complaint was only one waitress and it was busy. We had to wait 25 minutes... More 

Thank Rod V
New Castle, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

I found this restaurant while searching "Yel"p for a decent seafood place in New Castle and stumbled across Lestardo's. I am glad I did... There is nothing special about the location or decor, however, the staff is very friendly and the food was good. I had the BEST crab cakes ever at Lestardo's. Tuesday is $.50 wing night and the... More 

Thank MsGetThere
New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

This place is nothing amazing. The only reason I gave it 2 stars is because one staff member was really friendly. The place is old and gritty. The food is nothing special either. I think Chick Fil A would have been nicer and cheaper. Plus it is extremely red neck.

Thank Yinka S
Haddonfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

My son recently moved to the area, we were looking for a quick dinner and a cocktail. Lestardo's is just a few minutes from his new apartment, we thought we would give it a try. It is a very casual spot, in a small strip mall, right on Christiana Rd. Nothing fancy or special, but the crabs were great!!! The... More 

Thank PaulaD34
Wilmington, Delaware
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

Lestardo's is a neighborhood taproom with a rough around the edges crowd. Very Red Neck kind of place but very friendly. Food is pretty much limited to Blue Crabs, brought in fresh every day when they can get them. Clams, steamed, Shrimp - Steamed an great french fries. A few other items on the menu. Prices are generally very fair... More 

Thank Herm B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

being from Ma.we never get Maryland crab cakes so that is exactly what we want when we are in this neck of the woods. I was here with my other half and we were both very happy with the crake cakes platter that came with crab soup which was hearty and delicious.We will be back on our next trip to... More 

Thank Allan F
Columbus, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015

It;s a crab shack! They have cold beer, hot crabs and plenty of Old Bay. No, it is not plush or elaborate... They put down paper and dump crabs on laminate top tables. I thought the prices were fair and the people friendly. If you want crabs, go here. If you want lobster thermadore on white linen, go somewhere else.

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Bear, Delaware
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

Don't waste your money!!! I ask for larger crabs. Paid for the a dozen large crabs. When I got them looked into the they looked small and helded up the bag again. These crabs has no weight!!!!!!!! I ask for refund they say no. So buyer beware!!!

Thank pabrown1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Christiana Rd # 7, New Castle, DE
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  New Castle
  • Phone Number: +1 302-328-5070

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