Blue Crab Grill
Blue Crab Grill
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Blue Crab Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bluecrabgrill.com/
  • Phone: (302) 737-1100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm. Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Dick Schmidt
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Private parties, wedding receptions, business functions, holiday parties

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Elkton Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Blue Crab Grill
The Blue Crab offers creative cuisine in a casual setting. We feature many fresh specials daily, always changing to capture the best of the market. Chesapeake Bay crabs are available in season. A full bar, highlighting local craft beers & wines compliment our unique food preparations. Close to the University of Delaware campus with ample parking, let us be your dinning destination when you visit Newark. Our professional & friendly staff is at your service.
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Blue Crab Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Another rocking time
    Heather
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Good music, fabulous food. The scallops were to die for!!!! Which explains why everyone at the table ordered to same dish. I am surprised they did not run out of scallops because of our table. The risotto was perfectly cooked and the veggies melted in my mouth.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An unexpected find
    DRWC
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    I've driven past this restaurant HUNDREDS of times and I had no idea what was inside. Walking in, the environment is open and welcoming. Despite many tables, accommodating ~ 200, the tall ceilings and open floor plan make for great ambiance. Additionally, though not while we were present, they have a stage where they welcome live music. I will visit again and look forward to it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Regular
    Heather
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    The crab and artichoke dip were delicious and the dungeonous crab legs are always my favorite. Wine was great. The music could have been better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • St. Patrick's Sunday Funday
    Heather
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    I love this restaurant. It's fun, energetic with the band on Sundays. The food is always delicious. The lobster & shrimp wedge salad had a beautiful presentation with the correct amount of flavor. Perfect lunch for a Sunday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blue Crab Grill
    Junglemom1
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The food is delicious. Loved the soft shelled crabs!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Twice as nice!
    DCHolder
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    My boyfriend and I have started calling Blue Crab Grill "our spot" as we were going to dinner here almost weekly. I deceided to take a friend and her mother there for dinner and they loved it! It was soooo good that me and my children had plans for dinner the next evening that I went right back with them and they loved it as well!! The chocolate swirl cheesecake was awesome!! And the crab nachos, simply delightful! And the seafood Bouille, to die for!! Great place and great prices!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised!
    Jojo
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    We were in Town for a meeting And the clerk at the hotel recommended to Blue crab grill. We had lunch. There were wonderful sounding choices and I chose the Crab Cake platter. It was delicious! The veggies were fresh & had great flavor, the Crab Cake was wonderful! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good but it took
    Jeff
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Food was good but it took 1 hour and 15 minutes to be served. The food was warm but not hot.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    Frenchmbp
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Every meal we have had has been delicious! Blue Crab Grill is our favorite local restaurant. The seafood is always perfectly cooked and the dishes memorable. We tried the seafood nachos as an appetizer and will be back to order that as a meal in itself.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stick with the appetizers
    SLJB
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Priced as if it was fine dining, quality sub par. Slow service, overpriced, overcooked. Stick with the appetizers which are fantastic. Skip the overpriced drinks and poorly cooked entrees and frozen desserts. Go to Harry's Seafood instead where you pay just a little more for high quality seafood.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delish!
    Shelby
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We had a great experience at the Blue Crab Grill! The food was absolutely delicious! We have always wanted to try it and finally did. Wish we had tried it years ago! We realized what we have been missing all this time. We will go back time and time again! The food was delicious and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Review
    friends
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We've been to the Blue Crab many times and enjoy it every time we've been there.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Suprize find
    divascuba
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    While on a business trip I wanted a good seafood restaurant in Elkton/Newark. Hotel suggested Blue Crab. Was a bit reluctant since this was a strip mall, but found the food and service to be more than expected. Large beautiful Manhattan. Total for two with drinks, appetizers and entrée was $84.00. The Seafood Salad was perfect and loaded with goodies. A bargain. Other diner had Crab dish that was one of the best ever and he loves Crab. Not loaded with cream and fillers, just good lump crab.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Fair
    Dink
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    This was my first visit to this restaurant all the reviews I read were good so I decides to give it a try... I had to ask for our dinner rolls and when the waiter brought it out it was a stale roll the soup was too salty for my husband and I wasn't asked what I wanted for my side order with my dinner so they just assumed... They food was good but it took awhile.. They need to do a lot of remodeling and more cooks are needed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Down on the Bayou
    Heather
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    So we decided to have an appetizer lunch. So we ordered the steam shrimp (yummy), sauteed spinach (sultry), bruschetta (cheesy), and crab quesadillas (decadent). All the while the band played till 4pm. What an awesome afternoon. I keep returning to this restaurant because of the atmosphere and the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good, restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Food was good, restaurant appeared to be clean. My only complaint is that they were out of two of the items that we ordered. The waiter was oblivious and after taking my order had to come back to the table to tell me that the kitchen was out of steak ( not sure how a seafood restaurant runs out of steak at 6pm on a Saturday). Whatever, I went with another entree that was very good. Same scenario when we ordered dessert. He offered his apologies... So I guess that's worth something. That said, I would probably give it another shot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blue Crab
    erbob
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Great brunch with nice Bloody Mary bar. Picked a day with Beatles impostors so that was cool. Usually go there for dinner which is always great; our first brunch there was also super.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Newark Restaurant
    newarkfavorite
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Another outstanding experience at the BCG. I really enjoyed the music on Sunday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good selection of seafood
    Seafoodlover
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Good selection of seafood dishes. Food was excellent, service was great. I was catching up with a friend, we were there for a good 2 hours , they did not push us out the door when we were done eating. Great choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great crab bisque!
    zaxoma
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Best crab bisque we've tasted. Service was very good. The restaurant is located in a strip mall and the decor is somewhat dated, however the food we had was well prepared.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Elkton's Seafood Sensation
    Najla26
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    I chose Blue Crab Bar and Grill because I wanted to take my boyfriend to a great seafood restaurant for his 38th bday. I had not read any previous reviews so I did not have any expectations whatsoever. Blue Crab and Grill blew me away. I ordered a chicken Ceasar Salad as an appetizer and my boyfriend ordered the Alligator Sausage with Salsa. Both dishes were amazing!! For our entrees we decided to order the Pan Seared Sea bass with vegetable stew and Duck with Mash Potatoes. Both of these dishes were sensational!. I have not had seafood this amazing since I lived in Florida. Our waitress was extremely polite and attentive. I will be bringing my parents back to Blue Crab Grill! Please feel free to post my review on Social Media.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Hemlock
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    Went for the Brunch and music. Soups were very good but the Brunch meals were delivered stone cold. Our server just abandoned us when the band arrived and we had to flag another server down just to get a coffee refill. Servers were articulate and pleasant - but - need more training to rise above Golden Arches levels. The 2 member band was good but the drummer finally drove us to leave. A drummer in a confined space - who would have thought - or didn't?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise - surprise
    Hemlock
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    We normally hit restaurants in Wilmington or North of the MD boarder when returning from the Opera or Ballet in Wilmington. Found Blue Crab on the Open Table reservation site. Good reviews so we tried it for dinner. Good reviews for a reason: completely comfortable atmosphere, great & friendly service, with well prepared foods. Tried the soups and two seafood dishes. All were perfect. Don't be put-off by the strip mall, remember the snow and ice are removed from the parking lots.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    CNAJr
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    I wanted good seafood, and I got it. The appetizer and meal were excellent. It's in a strip mall, but that didn't make the experience bad in any way. I look forward to going there again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jazzy
    Heather
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    This was my first time on a Sunday for lunch and it was great! The jazz music was soothing. We ordered the shrimp cocktail with crabmeat which was tasty and perfect for sharing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lucky Pick!
    Maur
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    We were up at UDel for parents weekend and wanted to try someplace different. We were late for our reservation but the hostess kept apologizing to us for having us wait. The food was great, but the staff really seems to be the shining stars! They were friendly, energetic and they seemed to really enjoy serving us! We will go back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Every Table Filled ... at Lunch
    SaniDel
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    The word must be out about the Blue Crab Grill ... every table was filled for lunch. We've gone several times recently and haven't gotten past the daily specials as they are inevitably so interesting and so tasty. Get there early and ask for a table in the front on the raised section by the windows ... not for the outside view, but for the isolation from the bar in the back ... unless you like a bar scene. While you are at the Blue Crab Grill, check out their spotless aquarium dividing the bar from the front of the restaurant ... the table in front of the aquarium may be their best, but it is only for two and it is on the bar side. Wherever you sit, you will have a great meal!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find
    NTZ62
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    A quiet, comfortable Sunday night dinner place. The attentive server knew the menu well and food matched the white-tablecloth-atmosphere. Good sized portions of excellent seafood. Will definitely go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently Perfect Food
    Happy2dine
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    This little gem located within a shopping center is our go to place for lunch or dinner and never have we been let down. The food is prepared as if they really care and the hostess to the wait staff our always on their toes. We searched for a place that was high scale for our 39th wedding anniversary and The Blue Crab kept being the place we knew would be better over any other that I was trying to come up with. They even surprised us with a delicious dessert to share for the occasion. I had oysters Rockefeller and the surf n' turf and must say the tenderloin was like butter in my mouth...sooooo good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eat here often
    susieg
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    The food and service are always good. Hard to find great restuarants in this area, but Blue Crab never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    luv2eat
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    My family really likes Blue Crab Grill ! My kids give us gift cards to there for gifts and love to go with us when we dine there! The food is consistently great and it has a nice atmosphere. We like being able to see into the kitchen and all the servers we've encountered are friendly and extremely competent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The drunken snow crabs are
    hans
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    The drunken snow crabs are spectacular. This restaurant has an extensive wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood restaurant
    Grandma
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    This restaurant is tucked away in a shopping center; complete with Home Depot. It was much more upscale than this would indicate. The service was average, but not attentive. Food was good but not outstanding. Were we to come back to this area we would probably try this again; but only after inquiring about other options in the area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Memorable Time
    tree
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    We have never been disappointed in the Blue Crab. Family and friends come a long distance knowing that they will enjoy a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT FIND
    MARK
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    The food is excellent and at a reasonable price. Friendly service with an excellent selection of food and beverage on the menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappoints mostly in all
    Food
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Disappoints mostly in all respects for the prices charged.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decadent
    Heather
    Dined on 7/29/2013
    An awesome meal of lobster and drunken dungeoness crabs. The sauce for crabs bursts with flavor in your mouth. The wine was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poor service
    easytoplease
    Dined on 6/20/2013
    I don't think I have ever had to wait an hour and a half to get lunch. The waitress kept saying "It will be right out" then disappear. The food was not good enough for me to give it a second chance.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Always a good meal. One of our favorite places..ESP for seafood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service, fresh food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Crab Nachos fresh, delicious crab, perfect avocado slices.. The shrimp/crab cocktail came in a martini glass with lovely, vibrant pico de Gallo, delicious large shrimp, fresh lump crab meat. Seafood salad - great presentation with fresh greens. Their fresh steamed crabs were large and were offered at 12 for 40 dollars. The location in in a strip mall so not the best ambiance looking outside. The staff was friendly, knowledgable and efficient. Our bill was 70 dollars for 3 appetizers, a salad (entree sized), Oyster sampler (which the others in my party stated were very good) and a glass of wine. Meal is also served with complimentary fresh baked bread with a plate of herbed olive oil. Chef also gave us a complimentary tasting appetizer
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate