Blue Crab Grill

4.5
725 Reviews
$30 and under
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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ErikaS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted a nice, non-rushed dinner and that’s what we got! Our server was very professional, gave great food recommendations and sensed we didn’t want to rush through dinner and she accommodated! She was very patient with us and made our dining experience very enjoyable. The food was hands down fresh and delicious.

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Larry
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fries were very good. Nice & Hot. The crab Melt was slightly warm, but tasted good.

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vipHowardA
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We wanted a nice seafood meal after shopping at Christiana Mall, and on the way back to PA and found the Blue Crab. The food and service were excellent and well beyond a typical strip center restaurant next to a Subway sandwich place. The waitress was very friendly and helpful with full knowledge of the menu and what would work for me since I am gluten free. Everything tasted good and was well priced for what we had. I would definetly go back and would recommend this to others

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DeniseH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A bit pricey for what you get, but very good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice! The waiter was available right away! Food was Delicious!

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AlanR
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food

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RitaR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great menu! It was a nice diverse choice of items.

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KrisE
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fabulous! Our server was very good, she brought the food as soon as it was up at the window.

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WilliamO
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Crabcakes were very good, family and I have been here 4 times and all were high quality experiences, casual but food at fine dining level

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DonaldS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! Seafood is always fresh. Great value.

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WandaG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I’ve been coming to Blue Crab Grill for years and I love it...Came yesterday on my birthday and had a good time...servers are awesome just forgot to bring condiments but we caught another waitress...we still enjoyed ourselves....thank you...Missed my Drunken Crabs on the menu 🙄

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Larry
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, it was quiet and server was on top of things.

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painter216
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It is worth the drive to the Blue Crab Grill for the delicious seafood. The crab, mussels and even dessert were all outstanding. The service was very good and our waitress was attentive on a Saturday evening. The location in a small strip mall ( near a Home Depot) should not put you off of this small gem of a seafood restaurant. The French style steamed mussels, crab cakes and crab imperial we had were all terrific. Very good Key Lime pie was great for dessert. Nice wine list and bar add to the appeal of this small restaurant.

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vipRandP
New York Area
144 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice coming from out of town

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vipEmilyS
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Huge and varied seafood menu.
Everything was fresh and delicious. I highly recommend the drunken clams! The salmon is also delicious.
Interesting cocktails to try and a superior waitress last night.
We were also very happy to see the hostess wiping down the tables and all the menus!
We have only been here a few times but have never been disappointed in the food or service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The pescatori and steamed clams were amazing!

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vipKlev
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, service and atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really good food. Reasonably priced. Attentive service.
I will eat there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Waitress was pleasant and timely! Food was amazing.

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HopeW
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Blue Crab Grill this week. I ordered the filet and stuffed lobster tail and can honestly say that they both were the best that I have had in a very long time! Even the veggies were delicious!!! I would highly recommend BCG for a nice dinner out! :)

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vipPaula7209
New England
22 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our go-to restaurant every year on our road trip from Boston to Florida. We repeat during our return to Boston road trip. Love the Crab Imperial!

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vipjennifert
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The greens on the salad weren't fresh. The seafood pasta was spoiled. When the server brought the pasta dish I did smell something bad. I thought it was the scallop (i don't order scallop so i thought that maybe it); barely touched my food and just boxed it ) Getting off the car, open the box and the smell was really really really bad. I should have said something from the beginning. I have to ask if they have bread coz I saw the other tables were being served and our waiter didnt bring any!!!

March 21, 2021 @5:00 We seated at the high table by the bar

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JoseR
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!!! Looking forward to our next meal!!

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Clifford
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate there on 03/19/21. Hadn’t been there in about 4 years and was very pleasantly surprised with the experience. The food was out of this world and our server (Melissa) couldn’t have been better. Will be back!

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DebM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious! ( the food is always delicious!)Had to ask for butter for our roles which came fairly quickly. Only bad things was it was the worst Irish coffee I’ve ever had. It came out room temp. I asked to have it heated and it came out so hot that it was a good 5 minutes before I could even sip it. Also it wasn’t really Irish coffee. It had a lot of Bailey’s in it. No whipped cream either.
I still highly recommend The Blue Crab !

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RobertD
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Just had crab bisque and salad. Both were very good.

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DiannaT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful! She had long dark hair. I think her name was Michelle or Melissa.

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vipMichaelH
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We love the Blue Crab Grill and try to go each time we visit my son at UD. My son and I always seem to order the Seared Scallops with risotto. We love it. But if we can offer one tiny piece of advise.....it's just a bit too cheesy. The flavors are amazing but we just can't finish it because the cheesy taste just proves too much.

Otherwise, HIGHLY recommend!!!

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vipCarrieM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is such a little hidden gem! Everything I ever order is so good. There are always very friendly servers every time we go. The booths are very well suited for Covid separation, so you feel comfortable while you're there.

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TraceyR
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would highly recommend dining at this location. Service and food were fantastic. Plan to visit again.

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Shelly
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Blue Crab Grill to check out the seafood. I ordered the surf and turf and was not disappointed! The steak was thick, tender, and tasty! The lobster tail stuffed with crab imperial was sweet and succulent. The portions were generous. I loved the ambiance, too. It was tastefully decorated (pun not intended) with a maritime decor. Blue Crab Grill is my new go-to seafood restaurant without having to go to the beach! You gotta try it.

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Karen
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit, and we will definitely go back. Food was great, large portions and good service.

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MichaelO
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner, Dick, has maintained a high level of service, gastronomic excellence, and economic thrift. Covid-19 has destroyed other food establishments but Blue Crab Grill prevails because of a relationship of customer loyalty built on years of extreme dedication to client satisfaction. The menu items include the finest seafood delights including my favorites of calamari, scallops, fresh catch, and a chef's seafood salad that includes salmon, cheeses, deviled eggs, calamari, olives, and other tasty treats. My special interest is soft shell crabs (in season), Cajun seasoned fried fish, and varied sandwich specials. The ambiance is perfect with soft music, large, clean, bright aquariums, and cozy tables/booths. The wait staff is highly attentive and friendly: the twins have been there forever (and still look so young), Sarah is quite adroit at getting what you need even before you realize you need it and Miranda never lets a glass get empty (just to name a few). If it sounds like I am a familiar - it is so. We all are. We love coming here and we will for decades to come!

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vipMLHEM
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Seated at 7:40 for a 7pm reservation. No hostess. Noted that the chef behind the line wore his mask below his chin, below his mouth, below his nose...didn’t make me feel good about their COVID policies. Also, at at least 3 tables of 6 adults and a huge 10-top in the middle of the floor. Max table is 4 adults + 2 children. I get that things are tough, but you’ve got to follow the guidelines! I’d hesitate to return until after COVID is over because I just would not be comfortable, especially when there are places following the rules. Server told us they could do this because “gathering” sizes had increased. That’s private parties, not open restaurant dining.

This is too bad, too, because the food was great. We went for Newark Restaurant Week and had a really flavorful goat cheese dip, rockfish w/crab imperial and creme brûlée. All delicious. Server was friendly and sweet. Staff overall was friendly.

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vipLauC
Columbus
21 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jen at the bar was Awesome!

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JaniceL
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Soup was cold, tomatoes were mushy, waitress was not very attentive.

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LisaG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Not our first time - we go at least once a year - usually Valentine's day weekend or for my birthday. Not cheap but the food is always awesome. Highly recommend.

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SwissMiss
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines dinner, as always, Blue Crab was fantastic. Delicious food and excellent drink options. We will be back soon!

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FrankB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The portions were very small and the prices were hefty. The food itself was good but not for the price and the crab imperial was simply crabmeat nothing else. I also heard from a table next to us that they had run out of some items.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Staff n food was great

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 725 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.