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825 Lighthouse Rd, Smyrna, DE 19977-3331
+1 302-653-6962
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Overview
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good33%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (8 reviews)
“clams” (33 reviews)
“cole slaw” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Bar
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
825 Lighthouse Rd, Smyrna, DE 19977-3331
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1 - 10 of 62 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Fried food that is apparently cooked in the same oil all season long. this place is only open april-may to october and the availability of their signature crabs is spotty at best. Owner runs the place like a plantation which results in very unhappy staff...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We went at 12:15 on a Sunday & it wasn't crowded, got seated right away. Kevin, our server was right there asking for our drink order & explaining the menu. We shared 1 fishermans platter, cream of crab soup, 2 doz steamed clams, and Dungeness...More

Thank sunbern52
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Had a family lunch and had a great time. Service prompt and got all the orders right!! Drinks are fun, seafood options are from crab cake to a sampler big enough to share. All hot and good! The cole slaw is the best I've had...More

Thank Quilterbee2016
Reviewed 23 August 2017

This place took a dive years ago, but now seems to be on a slight uptick due to their AYCE crabs on Friday nights in the summer. It needs a serious overhaul. Firstly, the disgustingly insipid bras in both restrooms need to GO. They are...More

Thank Pip1128
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We had a party of 30 and the waitress did a great job, getting everyone taking care of for their food and drinks. Had a problems with mistaken bills, it wasn't the waitress falt , it was the person using the computer, switching what was...More

Thank mbluehen
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Soft shell and crab cake both excellent. Also the Cole slaw and hush puppies are good. Nice Dungeness crab too. Not fancy, just good food.

Thank Grizz99
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We went to this local crab house with our kids and grandkids. We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the crabs. This is not a fancy place and it's out in the middle of cornfields, but it is worth the visit. Come early for...More

Thank Marcy M
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Wednesday night visit Not many people and service was slow and inconsistent Ordered soft shell crab sandwich Worst I have ever had Looked like a frozen fish fillet with heavy breaking Other fried seafood was heavily breaded as well Stick to crabs and steamed seafood...More

Thank ricktull
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Very disappointing. Lobsters were very small; in fact, if in Maine, they would be illegal, I believe. And, extremely very salty water they were cooked in. However, the price was $13+ for a lobster dinner so shouldn't have expected anything more, I guess. But, coming...More

Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Fun place to eat! Crabs were big and meaty for $40 /doz. Service is great! Highly recommend It is a little out of the way but well worth it.

Thank longoflongneck
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 825 Lighthouse Rd, Smyrna, DE 19977-3331
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Smyrna
  • Phone Number: +1 302-653-6962
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