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Fenwick Crabhouse

100 Coastal Hwy Unit 7, Fenwick Island, DE 19944-4474
+1 302-539-2500
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (29 reviews)
“hush puppies” (17 reviews)
“crab” (52 reviews)
Open Now
04:00 - 10:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 Coastal Hwy Unit 7, Fenwick Island, DE 19944-4474
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought they had and excellent crab cake. The last time I visited I ordered a crab cake and it was too salty I asked about it and I was informed the l they changed their seasoning. The same goes for their fried green tomatoes....More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting from England and ate here ! The. Tabs were outstanding ! The hush puppies brilliant !and owner and staff outstanding ! Very highly recommended ! Don't miss out !

Thank gadey1973
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

And the Lobster Roll was all Lobster:barely any mayo:Wow!My daughter had shrimp salad&together,we shared a tuna-wasabi appetizer,with seaweed salad,which was really good!Ive reviewed three restaurants on Fenwick Island&was not disappointed once.

Thank lisakaye291965
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our 3rd summer vacation to Fenwick, but our first time here. We wish we discovered this place sooner! We got all you can eat crabs and they were great! The all you can eat crabs also came with corn, hush puppies and the...More

Thank KimAnns04
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I usually come here once a year as a special dinner on our yearly trip to Bethany Beach. This year the restaurant is under new management. The website online is still the old menu and apparently there is a legal battle with the previous owner...More

Thank Bramble24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing crabhouse. Doesn't take reservations but can call ahead. Always is crowded. The all you can eat Crab special is excellent. Unlimited crabs, fried chicken and hush puppies. Crabs are delicious and service was excellent. If you love crabs, this is the place to...More

1  Thank wstmd
Reviewed 18 August 2017

My brother- and sister-in-law liked this place so much, they recommended it and went back with a group of 11 of us a couple days later. A few of our number consider themselves all-you-can-eat Maryland crab connoisseurs, and they agree that this is their new...More

Thank TravelingFromOhio
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

All of the food was great. My personal favorite was the cream of crab soup, but you could order anything and it would be delicious. The crabs were great, (and the sweet potato fries). The service was amazing because everyone was so nice and fast,...More

Thank Ekaterina M
Reviewed 16 August 2017

10 adults, two children, and one toddler. A recipe for restaurant disaster. Not here! Wait staff was friendly and attentive. Our waitress, Ali, was great. Appetizers were brought out in a timely manner. Regular and large sized crabs were slightly bigger than expected, reasonably priced...More

Thank RichF81
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here. Ordered soft shell crabs. It was a little slow arriving to the table. The server was attentive and friendly. The soft shell crabs were just ok. They were smaller than expected and needed a little more crispiness. Seasoning was good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
04:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 22:00
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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