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The Blue Crab Restaurant

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210 Garfield Pkwy # D, Bethany Beach, DE (Elkton Road)
+1 302-537-4700
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I can't blame this review on the staff. They were courteous and pleasant. So the rest...atmosphere not good, bright lights, not relaxing. The Maryland crab soup was probably the worst I've ever had. Eight dollars for a bowl of vegetables (with mushrooms?) with strands of crab meat. Crab cakes ok but will never return.

Thank livmas
york, pa
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We had the crab cakes, Maryland crab soup and crab dip. Food is fresh and hot. Staff is friendly and attentive. Prices were good. Would go back again.

Thank angiehYork_Pa
Shaker Heights, Ohio
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We arrived with a large group during busy 4th of July week. The great staff seated us surprisingly quickly and took excellent care of us throughout the meal. While the décor is a bit plain, you won't notice. You will focus all of your attention on the great crabs and fried chicken! We all left satisfied and very happy!

Thank griestse
Cumberland, MD
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We needed a break from the sun, and the Blue Crab provided. Our food was excellent, and our server was attentive. Can't wait to return!

Thank RutherfordB
Centreville, Virginia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

There is a group of ladies (average 20 of us) who meet once a month in the off season for lunch. We ask for separate checks which so many restaurants are not happy to do. We love to go to the Blue Crab for so many reasons. Separate checks, yes, but more than that we are welcomed by the owner... More 

Thank BBeachBum29
Rockland, Maine
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Always fresh, always great service, good prices, good beers, outside seating is best. On the shady side of the street so it's good for a break from the beach sun.

Thank Mike S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Most delicious, food I have had in twenty years. Excellent service! Love the laid back Atmosphere, flies were a pain, but food spectacular. Must treat yourself to this delight! Thank you Gabriela your were absolutely the best!

Thank Slick717
Bethany Beach, Delaware
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103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Whether you order by the dozen or go for the all-you-can-eat feast you will not be disappointed. There's two sides to the restaurant, one is an oyster house the other more for crabs, however, both types of food can be ordered in either room, as the rooms are connected. The all you can eat dinner starts with hush puppies, corn... More 

Thank TommyRo
Baltimore, Maryland
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Our waitress was great. The food was yummy. We ordered a few appetizers because we weren't feeling any of the entrees. The cream of crab was delish. The kids pasta was enough for 3 kids. Would definitely go back.

Thank BBunney
Rome, Italy
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We go for lunch- excellent crab cakes (no filling) and hush puppies. Good beer selection and perfect iced tea. And great tunes.

Thank AnabelleRome

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 Garfield Pkwy # D, Bethany Beach, DE
    (Elkton Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Bethany Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 302-537-4700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?