Blue Crab Grill

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$30 and under
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Seafood

Blue Crab Grill in Newark, Delaware is known for offering a giant menu filled with seafood options. Though much of it is seasonal, you can always count on some items at Blue Crab Grill. For example, there is the steak and cake. You get a grilled beef tenderloin and jumbo lump crab cakes.

Another standby at Blue Crab Grill is the surf and turf. This includes a five-ounce beef tenderloin steak and a five-ounce lobster tail that is served stuffed with crab imperial. The crazy jambalaya is very popular as well. It comes with crab legs, crawfish, clams, mussels, scallops, chicken, shrimp and andouille sausage.

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kevinb
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very enjoyable, excellent seafood and outstanding crab cakes. Service is a little slow (it is almost as if they are waiting between courses) but overall an excellent experience.

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PhilipP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm a regular customer mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..m

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RocheleJ
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I’m from Maryland and the crab cake doesn’t come close to any Maryland restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience taking our Blue Hen out to dinner for his birthday! The appetizers were excellent and the dinner portions were gigantic, which our boys loved! Thank you for the complementary dessert for our son’s birthday. We highly recommend this restaurant and we will return! Thank you!

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vipKimberly
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The ran bisque was simply a thinned white sauce with large pieces of crab in it. The crab imperial was simply a ramekin filled with crab. The crab meat was very good but the recipes seemed like short cut versions of the real thing, lacking the depth of flavor that each of these traditional dishes generally provide.

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PhillyFoodie
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashley was my bartender/ server and she was awesome!!!!! She works Sat, Sun and Tuesday. I am driving back from Philly with my mom again next weekend as I really enjoyed myself.

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RoseG
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and we will be coming back as offen as we can. The food was outstanding. The service was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Belated birthday- used BOGO offer

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Rachel
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was so yummy!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great although the sword fish portion was extremely tiny for $28.

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vipdmdmdm
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. The four onion soup is a must have (if you like onions).

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AnthonyJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome!
I had their Crazy Jambalaya and it was way better than what I've tasted in Louisiana!
Highly recommend!

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ShirleyJ
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. Pleasant n personable. Food was delicious. I reccomend crab nachos... Have already told my friends about the food. We are planning our next outing here.😋

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DeannaV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

tables were spaced well. slow service, most of the food was good some were at room temp and not hot enough but taste was good

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vipTyaJ
Atlantic City
32 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Ordered the surf and turf & the lobster tail was bad and smelled TERRIBLE ! I don’t how the chef didn’t notice the disgusting smell of the lobster tail ....... no manager or chef came over to apologize for the bad lobster tail . Free dessert should have been in order or money off my bill but it was not ! I won’t be dining here again .

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KatO65
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cute storefront Restaurant in a Shopping plaza. Food was excellent and service was good. Nice decor and comfortable seating.

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vipDude530
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink. Comfortable and friendly atmosphere.

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Boosterbug
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My family loves the Blue Crab! We eat there often. It's a casual atmosphere and friendly staff makes for a really nice time out.

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VincentM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was great. The food was alright but it didn't have much taste. the jimbeylia did not have a lot of spices. the crab was very good but was just crabmeant and not crab imperial. The sweet potatoes were wonderful.

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MecaW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

You get a lot of food for the price. The issues were my potato wedges were cold & hard, the fried crab cake was more like a fried crab ball on the fried seafood platter. The drinks needed more flavor.

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DianeM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent. The food was very good but could have been a little hotter when it arrived. It was just warm and cooled off quickly.

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Sandra
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Crab Grill always gets it right. The food options are fantastic and having been there no less than 30 times, I’ve never had a meal I didn’t love or a drink that wasn’t made to perfection. The service is always impeccable, every employee treats you as if you are the most important person and as of the business we’re their own. You won’t ever be sorry for having eaten in or take out!

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vipdmdmdm
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. The 4 onion soup is delicious and the tuna was spectacular.

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bacon wrapped bbq shrimp app 👍 fried seafood platter 👍👍 house made cheesecake ❤️ all big enough for me and my wife to share. Our server was awesome too. Will def be back!

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BruceV
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Blue Crab is one of those "holes-in-the-wall" restaurants you don't even notice until someone directs you to them, but once you know they're there, wow! The chef is highly skilled, every dish we've ever tried has been beyond great, and the service is as good as any I've ever found in this area. Barely worth noting, were the very few slivers of bones in the rainbow trout I had, but the taste was easily worth picking over it a little. Otherwise, everything from soup to dessert..fantástico! Cannot wait to return, looking forward to tasting those crab cakes and the surf n' turf!

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DonnaA
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The food was good but our server was no where to be found, she never came and checked on us, We had to wave her down for a drink, they could have made more money on us but thanks to her poor service they didn't. There was 6 tables and 3 servers not sure why she kept disappearing. not sure if we would go back.

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JohnS
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place for seafood. Always delicious , staff is friendly just a great place.

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NYCLADY
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Place is nice food is good, comes out very hot

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Gigi
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you like crab, this is your place! We had crab nachos. I'm not a a nacho fan, but these were great! Crab cakes and our server went out of her way to get me a lime for my sweet potatoes! Would go back there for sure next time I head that way!

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DonaldS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic! We will go back. Friendly greeting and we requested a booth and they accommodate us.

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DenishaE
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The food was not seasoned. Atmosphere was nice and clean. Workers did not have masks on in the back where food was being prepared.

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vipEmilyS
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time-wont be the last.
Outstanding food and service. I had the drunken clams to start. Thankfully they provided delicious garlic bread to dip so I didn’t embarrass myself drinking out of the bowl. It was that amazing.
The tuna and lobster were both delicious too.
Our waitress was friendly and gave us some great tips for the menu.

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BillM
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So many great items on the menu it was hard to decide what to get! So my wife and I ordered one meal to eat at the restaurant and one to go! Great solution and highly recommended.

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KeithB
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed everything. The food was very good, and large proportions. Could not finish, brought food home. The service was prompt and attentive. Really enjoyed the experience

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MikeM
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent, menu was large with many great options. Food was overall quite good. My rockfish and crab special was excellent as was our Bailey's chocolate chip cheesecake dessert. Only blemish was that the crab legs did not seem fresh as it was difficult to pull out the crabmeat in one piece. Restaurant was clean with proper social distancing. Overall I would recommend.

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ShireeT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were wearing mask. We were seated every other booth. I would suggest taking away some of the chairs at the bar. Other than that it was very clean. Thanks!

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MikefromJoppa
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was polite and had great timing as to when her assistance was needed. Visiting from some distance in Maryland, but will go back if in area.

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GeorgeR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always are pleased with our meals at Blue Crab Grille. Glad you are open.

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Debbi
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere, food, service and the nice music in background. So nice to be able to carry on a conversation without having to yell.

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vipJuliaH
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful seafood. Nice vegetable medley. Always a treat!

FAQs

Blue Crab Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 737-1100.

Blue Crab Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 648 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.