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Fenwick Crabhouse

100 Coastal Hwy Unit 7, Fenwick Island, DE 19944-4474
+1 302-539-2500
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“fried chicken” (30 reviews)
“hush puppies” (16 reviews)
“crab” (54 reviews)
Closes in 5 min
4:00 AM - 10:00 AM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 Coastal Hwy Unit 7, Fenwick Island, DE 19944-4474
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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

I like the new approach in the Restaurant, the new owner right away ad a great dynamic and excellent options. I tried the Alaskan king crab legs were great, my wife tried the steam crab and really enjoyed. Also we had an excellent Sauvignon Blanc...More

Thank Almono61
Reviewed 15 July 2016

This venerable joint is apparently under new ownership and they immediately removed some of the best menu items, especially the onion rings, which is what kept us coming back. They also haven't figured out that steamed mussels with dipping bread ought to be served with...More

Thank Weinberga
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

My fiancé and I visited this restaurant on our last visit. I have been going here since I was a little girl and the food is still as good as I remember. I am super picky when it comes to crab cakes as I grew...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit since Fenwick Crabhouse changed owners, and service, menu, and food quality have greatly improved. Among us, we had the broiled crabcake sandwich, fried fish sandwich, fried oysters, and the Steamed Crab Dinner. The steamed crab dinner included vegetable crab soup,...More

Thank Sue A
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We felt it a bit pricey but the food was very good. I had Md. crab soup and my husband had cream of crab soup which were both enjoyed. Not too heavy on the Old Bay. Cheese and crackers are complimentary and the horseradish cheese...More

Thank Fenwickgal
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Three couples all ordered the Captains Crab Haul and shared. The dinner was amazing, the freshness and quality of the seafood was outstanding. The service and value of the meal is the best!

Thank Joseph D
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Fenwick Crab House is located almost on the Delaware-Maryland line in Fenwick Island, DE. We have had the steamed shrimp before and found them to be huge and very tasty. My wife ordered the crab cake. The crab cake did not have a lot of...More

Thank hoopscoach-dmar
Reviewed 30 June 2016

While on vacation last week. my husband and I re-visited Fenwick Crabhouse for dinner after a number of years away. The restaurant was not busy. at first glance, it was clear that the decor was very dated. After talking to our waitress, we learned that...More

Thank Sandra D
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We wanted crabcakes, so we figured this must be the place. We were right! There was NO filler! We had pure, gluten-free crabcakes that were awesome! We also ordered the Steamed Mussels for an appetizer; they practically melted in our mouths. The 4 oz. Crabcake...More

Thank CarolF1711
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Large seasoned crabs with accompanying vinegar and butter, mallets and pail, white paper on the table and a roll of paper towels...all the makings of a perfect crab fest. Very good. Helpful server. Went for lunch. $7 a crab, ordered 3 pp...perhaps should have done...More

Thank PlatinumHoney
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
4:00 AM - 10:00 AM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 AM - 10:00 AM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 AM - 10:00 AM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 AM - 10:00 AM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 AM - 10:00 AM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 AM - 10:00 AM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 AM - 10:00 AM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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