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“Great little crab shack”
Review of The Surfing Crab

The Surfing Crab
Ranked #7 of 94 Restaurants in Lewes
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 20 - USD 45
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: The Surfing Crab is a family tradition of fresh seafood and crabs that was established over 50 years ago. It all started back in 1961, when Henry Vechery opened the Bethesda Crab House. His young son, Donald Vechery began working with him at the age of just nine. Over the years, the crab house became a huge success. Around 2008, Donald wanted to branch out and build something for himself using his years of knowledge and experience. Thus, The Surfing Crab was born, providing Sussex County with 8 years of the most amazing crabs and seafood the area has seen. Come down and try our passionatly crafted dishes using the freshest seafood available!
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Stayed at a B & B just a mile or two away. Saw the crowd at the place on Friday evening when we arrived and thought it would be a good place to check out. Was just as busy when we went on Saturday night. Despite the crowds we were seated within a half hour. Great selection of seafood. All the standards and good specials too. If you're looking for all you can eat crabs this seems like a good place to check out. We didn't pick crabs, but the all you can eat option was reasonably priced and didn't push too much filler/extras on you. We enjoyed steamed clams, crab cakes, fries and hush puppies. Clams we're great, fries were fresh cut (the only kind!), hush puppies were so yummy. Beer and good seafood...what more could you ask for???

Thank phoebus1317
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

If you are all about atmosphere.. This is not the place for you. It’s all about the crab and is is good ..YES

Thank Colleen P
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

This is our go-to for blue crab when we’re at the beach in Delaware. We go twice if we can because you just can’t get crab if this quality anywhere. Order ahead the day of your visit if you want big crabs!!! Order the deviled eggs!
Be prepared to wait -it gets BUSY.

Thank Mary H
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

The crabs are always the best around. Sometimes off season , they would not have crabs until the next day. We would be inpatient and order from a different crab restaurant. Always disappointing. Lightweight, empty crabs. We gave The Crab House 3 chances and they failed. The last time the crabs were like mush, like they were laying in water all day.We can honestly say we have never had one bad crab at Surfing Crab. We will wait until they are available. It’s worth the wait

2  Thank IreneQ879
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

OMG the crabs were out of this world, the service well they have so much fun themselfs that you can't help having a great time. They also teach you about the weight of the crabs. They hand pick their crabs, I can't say enough about this place. Except go see.

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Thank ThreeDollarBill
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