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Captain Mac’s Fish House Seafood Market & Dining

37320 Lighthouse Rd, Route 54, West Fenwick Island, Selbyville, DE 19975-4453
+1 302-436-2445
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fresh seafood” (13 reviews)
“clams” (29 reviews)
“cole slaw” (6 reviews)
Closes in 10 min
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
37320 Lighthouse Rd, Route 54, West Fenwick Island, Selbyville, DE 19975-4453
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

If you are looking for fresh fish dinner or steamed crabs this is the place to go. The only thing I can say negative is they are not open all years. Great people and food. You can also purchase the fresh fish should you want...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Great find! We stopped here for lunch and had a excellent meal. The staff was friendly and very helpful in answering our questions as we studied the menu as there are so many great choices. We finally settled on fish tacos, fried clams, Maryland crab...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

We wanted something light to tide us over until dinner. We had read about this place and decided to try them. We ordered steamed shrimp, fried oysters and Maryland Crab soup. Soup was basically a vegetable soup with little crab meat or flavor. Oysters were...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We were on our way to our rental home in Bethany Beach and decided to try this restaurant. What a get place we ordered at the counter, then went out to the deck to enjoy the view and wait for our lunch to be brought...More

Thank Lawrence M
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Can't beat good seafood at a reasonable price. Casual and great steamed crabs. Thanks! It's our go to place at the beach!

Thank Dana R
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We stop here when in town. We get fresh steamed seafood to go. This time we had steamed shrimp, corn on the cob and cole slaw. They steam it while we wait and we take it home to enjoy. Friendly staff and the place is...More

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We would have gone there 3 nights in a row but they are closed on Wednesday. Fresh seafood without a heavy batter. They have a seafood item for everyone in the family.

Thank artie69
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We ended our vacation with a trip to Captain Mac's. Read the reviews on Trip Advisor and decided that's where we would go. Simple decor, open and having outside seating if you want, we walked in not knowing the how-to's of ordering but quickly figured...More

Thank milkglassmaven56
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

I've been to Captain Macs at least 6 times. Each time has been incredible. I've tried several of their fresh fishes broiled/grilled - tuna, shark, snapper all were great but my favorite was the swordfish. I've also had a wonderful oyster po boy. While I...More

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 6 September 2017

My wife, in-laws and I enjoyed a crab dinner at Captain Mac's Fish House while we were in the area. Parking can be incredibly challenging during prime dining hours but quickly eases. There are no servers here so order at the counter when you arrive...More

Thank Sandro M
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Questions & Answers
19 May 2017|
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Response from Kim B |
No they don't.... it's a relaxed setting on the bay. never been a time that's it's been a wait... they also have a fresh caught selection of fish daily that they bring in after 3 it's one of the best places to show for fresh... More
Lisa T
4 September 2015|
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Response from kim06784 | Reviewed this property |
37320 Lighthouse Rd, Selbyville, DE 19975 they are opens seasonally so you may want to check if your there in the off season.
David G
6 August 2015|
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Response from kim06784 | Reviewed this property |
They have lots of tables inside and out, with tables large enough for a large party of people
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Kids, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37320 Lighthouse Rd, Route 54, West Fenwick Island, Selbyville, DE 19975-4453
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Selbyville
  • Phone Number: +1 302-436-2445
OUR STORY Bruce McGuigan grew up near the water, spending his time recreational and commercial fishing until his passion led him to open Captain Mac's Bait & Tackle. Opening the doors in 1983, Bruce and his father, Charles "Mac" McGuigan, provided Fenwick Island with professional equipment and expert advice for 32 years. In 2012, Bruce and his family chose to grow their passion for fresh, local seafood and opened Lone Mullet Seafood Market next door. Specializing in freshly caught fish, local stone crab claws, and steamed-to-order Maryland blue crabs, Bruce began the transition from catching to cooking. Having spent much of his life fishing in small towns from the Florida Keys to Baja, Bruce noticed a correlation between fresh fish and good food. With his "simple-is-better" mindset, Bruce began planning his next move. After the 2013 season, with a little push from Hurricane Sandy, the McGuigans tore down the old tackle shop and began a new. After a 20-year dream, the doors opened just in time for Memorial Day weekend of 2014, and Captain Mac's Fish House quickly became a local sensation. We specialize in fresh, local seafood that comes right from the boat to our showcase. Here at Captain Mac's, we believe that fish should never be frozen, farm-raised, or shipped across the country. We strive to carry the freshest possible product, sourced from local fishermen here in the DelMarVa area whenever possible. We have a FRESH SEAFOOD MARKET carrying a variety of fish, shrimp, clams, oysters, stone crab claws, live crabs, and lobster ready for you to take home and cook yourself. We also steam to order crabs, shrimp, lobster, and clams. If you're not in the mood to cook, let us do the work for you! Place your order at the counter, grab a seat at your favorite colored picnic table, and enjoy the beautiful view of the Assawoman bay and Ocean City skyline while you wait. Or, see if you can identify the many shorebirds that frequent the marsh. Our goal is to serve fresh seafood, cooked to order the way you like. We serve a full LUNCH AND DINNER MENU consisting of our fresh catch of the day prepared fried, blackened, or grilled. Try our delicious homemade crabcakes, customer-favored fish tacos, appetizers including shrimp and shellfish, and many more dishes. We also serve wine by the glass or bottle as well as beer, emphasizing our local craft breweries. Please come in and see us and try a taste of the freshest possible local seafood from the man that knows best.
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