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Blue Crab Grill

4.4
355 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine

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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Sunday: 10:00am - 9:00pm; Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(302) 737-1100
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Dick Schmidt
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Catering
Private parties, wedding receptions, business functions, holiday parties
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Elkton Road
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 355 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
3.9
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food and service ... enjoyed beer battered haddock with vinegar aioli sauce!! So good!!!!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

My wife and I went there fir the first time and enjoyed it very much.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Fabulous meal

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We ended up sitting at the bar for dinner, Angel was our bartender/waiter, he was awesome. This was our first visit to Blue Crab Grill, another family for UofD baseball had recommended. Everyone was very friendly and the food and drinks were all delicious. Will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed the Sunday Brunch. We ordered the Crab, Tomato, Scallion and Goat Cheese Omelet and the Poached Egg and Salmon, both with Lemon Ricotta Pancake on the side. They also served an excellent Lemon Poppy Bread. All were very good.

This is a very comfortable restaurant with a great little menu. We recommend it and will definitely dine there again.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Went for my wife's birthday. Thoroughly enjoyed the food. Excellent service from Mary.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Service was a little slow with drinks and ordering. Everyone was polite and professional. Food was just average. Dessert was amazing.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We are local to the Blue Crab and go there frequently. This time we were entertaining guests from NYC. Thought we had the restaurant decision made until they arrived and made a statement about loving seafood, which they said is VERY expensive in NYC. We immediately opened OPENTABLE and made a reservation for a late lunch at 2pm.

Even though the oysters our guest wanted were not available at that time, both were very satisfied with their crab cake luncheons. I had the Seafood Bouille and husband had a broiled seafood special.

In short, we love this place, recommend it often and go there whenever we can.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I really liked the vibe, but my food was cold (I had ordered a hot dish) and the waitress was nice but didn't see much of her/didn't check on our table very much.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We enjoyed not only the food but also an opportunity to hear the band, "Nice Like Dat"!

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

The Caesar salads were just so-so the mixed vegetables were crisp and delicious. My salmon on my salad was a small cut but tasty, my son’s crab cake was amazing. My husband ate his fried shrimp but didn’t rave about it at all.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The waitress was super sweet and made very good recommendations as this was our first trip. Looking to go back soon for blur crabs!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The neighborhood location makes it ideal for the working couple. The food is delicious too!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We were there Valentine's Day at an earlier seating. While the food came out fairly fast, I never felt rushed at all and they seemed to handle the reservations really well. I also appreciate that while they had special Valentine specials, you could also order off regular menu and prices were not inflated. Leanne, our server, was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Our waitress and meal was wonderful!!!!! And will go back again!!

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

The lemon ricotta pancakes are amazing! They were a little discombobulated getting us seated but our waitress turned out to be lovely. The food was pretty darn good.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

We frequent Blue Crab Grill as a family favorite for some of the best seafood in the area. The food and service are always excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

I have been to this restaurant 3 times, twice they had turtle soup, delicious. They have seafood, steak, ribs, all the best. I haven't had a bad dish yet. The service is also A+.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We were really glad we found this place! The food was amazing and so good. Only dislike was our table, however we choose to stay there. Service was good and there was a nice atmosphere. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

This is our new favorite restaurant! We just moved here and we're having trouble deciding on one but this one is definitely the winner!

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Nice friendly service but mediocre food. Location is in a strip mall and you can still feel it when inside the restaurant. One of our fish dishes was slightly overcooked and dry.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

We have been enjoying Blue Crab grill for years. Still a top rated facility for a cozy dinner for 2 or for a party of 6. Keep up the great job.

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food and great service. I prefer the regular lunch menu over the Sunday Brunch menu which has somewhat limited choices... (although they told me I could order off the regular menu if I wanted.)
Server was attentive and pleasant. The food came promptly as ordered and was almost too hot.
Clam bisque was very good.
Only downside, the bathroom was clean but VERY cold.

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4.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Good meal with good service as always.

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Outstanding food with a nautical ambiance to set the mood. Excellent service as well as a generous portions.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Alex is a SUPERIOR server. He is awesome and makes sure you have a GREAT experience.

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5.0Dined on January 2, 2018

Four couples went to Blue Crab on my recommendation for a holiday wrap up lunheon. The food was outstanding, our waitress pleasant and most accommadating, and atmosphere perfect for a relaxing afternoon get together. They never disappoint! Everyone is looking for an excuse to do it again.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

The service is always good as well as the food. The crafted Bloody Marys are exceptionally tasty.

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We were seated at a temporary table near the bar. The table wobbled terribly and our waitress tried to fix it. The noise level was so bad it was hard to enjoy and our food and we did not order dessert because we could not wait to get out of the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was excellent. our server was so nice and did a great job. Other servers also assisted with serving and clean up.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Local restaurants were closed for New Year's Eve so my husband suggested Blue Crab Grill. Called and discovered they were open so we drove 35 miles to eat there again. Food was delicious as it was the first time we visited. Tender clams fried in a very lite batter with a delicious side sauce. My lobster was sweet and filet perfect. Husband had prime rib cooked just right. So full we took a dessert home and ate it at midnight. Look forward to returning! Happy New Year to the friendly staff!

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Food was good service was great. First time there and would definitely go back.

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3.0Dined on December 23, 2017

It was okay. Nothing spectacular.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

We are regulars and always have a great time. Servers even recognize us sometimes and always make us feel welcome. Food was particularly amazing this time, I had the steak & cake and hubby had the surf & turf. Cocktails were delicious and we often start with fresh oysters. It’s a warm family friendly restaurant appropriate to celebrate special occasions or for a casual meal.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

This place never disappoints! Delicious food, great portions and reasonable price.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Lunch with friends

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

What awesome entertainment for a Sunday. The food was fabulous as normal. The roasted red pepper soup was creamy deliciousness and the crab omelet was so good I ate the whole thing! The signature Christmas drinks were fantastic. Thanks again for an awesome dining experience

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2017

Great service

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

Blue Crab Grill is one of the best places around to eat. The food is always great and service is always spot on. We went for brunch and everything was delicious. I highly recommend the lemon ricotta pancakes! The bloody marys were like a meal with everything that came in it. Whenever I go for lunch, I have a tough time not ordering their seafood chef salad. It's awesome! I highly recommend this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on November 27, 2017

Great Menu options Excellent food and service ! Casual ambiance.

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