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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%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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100 Coastal Hwy Unit 7, Fenwick Island, DE 19944-4474
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for supper with husband at about 7 pm. There were still a number of families present, but that's fine. We were quickly seated. Our server, as great and attentive as he was, couldn't answer many questions about the bar or wines since he was...More

Thank Spzjlb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited the Fenwick Crab House several times but the food was not as good as past visits. Crab cakes use to be the best around and to die for but I was disappointed. They were dry & hard as if they were days...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

I went to Fenwick Crabhouse tonight with my daughter for light fare. We ordered a crab pretzel, warm crab dip in a bread bowl, and avocado shrimp ceviche. We were seated immediately and had prompt service by our waiter, Connor. The food came out quickly...More

Thank birthdayvacation
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Family of 10 had dinner mid-week. Crab legs were delicious and hard shell crabs were large and tasty. Will go back next time in area.

Thank Anna M
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We headed out to another place for Crabs in Bethany and there was a 2-hour wait so we got back into the car and heard a radio ad for Fenwick crabhouse. They were out of XL Crabs so we got Large Crabs. These were some...More

Thank piper858
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Just finished eating here on the 5th of July. We had great food and great service. We ordered one of the feasts and spilt it between 3 people. Everyone left stuffed and happy. This nice locals spot sits right on the md Delaware border so...More

Thank Justin B
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We are crab pickers. Restaurants cringe when we come in for AYCE. 3 hours is our usual time frame and we have been to all of the places in Rehoboth, Lewes, Bethany, and Fenwick Island. This place is by far the best. No time limit,...More

Thank tms012016
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Food is always great at this restaurant. The service is good also The crab cakes are excellent . There are great specials offered daily.

Thank casey0723
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Looking for local fresh crabs - Fenwick Crab House is a go to place for locals and tourists for local fresh cuisine. Recently remodeled and expanded due to new ownership and management this place has been and will continue to be a Fenwick Institution for...More

Thank ThunkWhat
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Loved the lemon martinis, seared blackened scallops, and the crab cake sandwich was out of this world.

Thank Autumn H
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25 June 2017|
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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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
04:00 - 10:00
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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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