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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%
  • Average12%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (27 reviews)
“hush puppies” (12 reviews)
“crab” (48 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
100 Coastal Hwy Unit 7, Fenwick Island, DE 19944-4474
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Thank Autumn H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had seafood galore and enjoyed every morsel. It's an unassuming restaurant when you first walk in but the food was awesome. I spent my vacation eating crab cakes all over and these were my favorite!

Thank Sara P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Fenwick Crab House all the time as a kid. Literally every night during beach season. Place is nowhere near where it used to be. Not the best crab cakes, and bucket of clams which used to be one of the best deals in...More

Thank sjohnmassoud
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been eating at Fenwick for over 20 years and have yet to have a bad meal there. After any ownership change, you always question whether or not the food and atmosphere will remain the same. We arrived around 1:30 pm and there were...More

Thank STTmania
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This place is awful! It reminded me of a chain restaurant called Pappy's but instead of pizza they serve old frozen seafood that is bland and 🤢! It is supposed to be a crab house and the crabs and seafood at our table were nearly...More

Thank bluetang20
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This is an okay place. Food was alright, but not at those prices. Service was okay. But again, not at those prices.

Thank cebgel
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

If you are a crab cake aficionado - this will become your go to place - also known for the Epic Deep Fried Chicken - when available all you can eat hard shell crabs are offered - and crabs to go - my favorite are...More

Thank ThunkWhat
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Delicious fried chicken. Nothing spectacular about the bar menu. Heard they had a good happy hour but was not impressed.

Thank dthocmd
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

My friend took me here. First she swore it was good. Did not check reviews. Trusted my friend This was one of the worst dinners we ever had. The crab cakes ( expensive for 2 broiled ) were cold. I didn't want to offend my...More

Thank ms.go-go
Reviewed 2 October 2016

During a recent trip to the Delmarva peninsula, I lunched with a friend... we chose Fenwick Crab House. I ordered an appetizer of grilled scallops, side salad and crab bisque. Upon ordering, I had the idea that this would be a hearty lunch, not so....More

Thank World T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$35
Breakfast, 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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
04:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 22:00
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16:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 22:00
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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