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Twining's Lobster Shanty

Route 54, Fenwick Island, DE 19975
+1 302-436-2305
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“lobster roll” (71 reviews)
“chowder” (36 reviews)
“seafood” (42 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Route 54, Fenwick Island, DE 19975
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Off season here is good - not too crowded and not real loud - so you can talk to your dinner companions - we love the soups here!! Service is always good and food choices can please pretty much our group! great sunset views too!

Thank french4us
Reviewed 2 November 2017

When in Fenwick Island, DE - there's little finer an establishment for surf-n-turf dinners than the Lobster Shanty. Just be careful when walking in, the wooden doors are too easily slam-able. Once inside, though, the service is fresh, the crowds are hopping, and the view...More

Thank Zach G
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Located on the bay west of Fenwick Island, the Shanty is related to Nantucket’s... but much less formal... food quality is excellent in a bar-like setting... Lobster roll was akin to Cape Cod quality... Went for lunch and enjoyed it - we plan to bring...More

Thank Wiggleglass
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Group of 10, off-season, served quickly, friendly, and accurately. Everyone enjoyed the meals very much. Food was hot and cooked to the satisfaction of all. Deserts were ordered and also impressive. Good portions and appealing presentation. My first time. Highly recommended. Jennifer, our server, was...More

Thank Jeffrey R
Reviewed 19 September 2017

we went on a Wednesday night about 7:30 pm and it was not very busy. we were seated immediately and waitress came right over for drink order.We ordered drinks and got them very quickly. Ordered crabby cheese fries that were very good. I got the...More

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Have been coming here a number of years and am never disappointed. Casual dining with a beautiful view of the bay and the OC skyline. Food served hot and always tasty. Favorite is always the lobster roll, but crab cakes very good are a number...More

Thank Grumpyone88
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Quaint atmosphere but the food was very good. I had Lobster Mac & Cheese which was actually an appetizer but could barely finish it as my entree. My Husband tried the lobster & shrimp bisque soup & Oysters with crab imperial & said it was...More

Thank Dale R
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We went on a Friday night around 6pm. We were seated right away outside in the bar area. Inside was crowded and we wanted to see the sunset. Had the lobster tail and lump crab meat and lobster Thermidor. Both had garlic mashed potatoes and...More

Thank dianem0425
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Spectacular bay views and a wonderful selection of seafood and assorted drinks will make you return for more. You will "have" to try the lobster guacamole or the lobster role. Great setting for family, friends, or just a romantic dinner for two.

1  Thank Sanhanmar
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Good restaurant for small or large groups. Servers are friendly and efficient. Food came out quickly and children were served first which was a help.

Thank David C
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Jesse F
1 March 2016|
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Response from Mary Dot J | Reviewed this property |
The above answers cover it well! Everything I've ever had has been good.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Route 54, Fenwick Island, DE 19975
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Fenwick Island
  • Phone Number: +1 302-436-2305
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