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About Blue Crab Grill

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.

322 Suburban Dr
Newark, DE 19711
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 10:00am - 9:00pm; Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Elkton Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(302) 737-1100

Website:
http://www.bluecrabgrill.com/

Catering:
Private parties, wedding receptions, business functions, holiday parties

Executive Chef:
Dick Schmidt

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Blue Crab Grill Ratings and Reviews

5
4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.0

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Comfort Food (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Cozy (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Authentic (7)
Business Meals (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Fun (5)
Great Beer (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Romantic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
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Disabled Access (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
Spicy (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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Paleo Friendly (1)
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Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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+.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Casual, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 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.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Good meal with good service as always.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Healthy, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 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!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Casual, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly, Sunday Lunch, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 23, 2017

It was okay. Nothing spectacular.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Lunch with friends

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Great service

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great Menu options Excellent food and service ! Casual ambiance.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Mobile)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Waitress was very distracted, slow service,we even got help from another waitress, then she forgot to place our order so there was an extra 30 min wasted

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Sooooo slow. Restaurant was not crowded on a Sunday night and it still took forever to get our food. Second time it has been this way for us. Food is very good so we went back, but 2 strikes, I'm out.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My wife and I really enjoyed our evening, especially the choice of food we had. DELICIOUS! service was great and drinks were good too! We will definitely return again!!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We had some of the best seafood available in the Chesapeake Bay Area. The fried oysters are worth the trip from almost anywhere. Food was excellent we prepared well served and a good value.

Tags: Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Short staffed. Waitress was not seen for quite a while after we received our food. All of our glasses were empty needing refills but we were never asked. Took a long time to get the bill as well.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We celebrated my daughter‘s birthday. And restaurant special for my daughter. However, it was still a really good time and meal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

My friends and I routinely enjoy dinner here before we go to a REP play at the University of Delaware. We have had this tradition for years and consider it part of our play night experience. The food is always great, service is warm and friendly, and the environment is conducive for conversation.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Service was excellent. My blackened catfish was rubbery and food was lukewarm (veggies and baked potatoe).

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 29, 2017

A very nice, friendly restaurant. The staff are great, very attentive without hovering. I had the hummus appetizer, the snapper turtle soup (nicely spiced without overwhelming the delicate flavor of the turtle), and the fried seafood dinner. Everything was good. The "garlic" bread was delicious, as bread, but the garlic aspect might as well not have been added (it was all but impossible to taste it). Their dessert menu is nicely diverse. I'm definitely coming back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Went for dinner with friends and had a terrible experience. The service was horrible. After our food was delivered by someone else, our server disappeared and when we finally found her there was no apology just a smirk. Our dishes were not cleared, water was not refilled, we had to beg for drink refills and the dessert menu. Our meal took forever because she obviously didn't care. The food was average at best and very expensive for what we got. Never again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Liked the variety of food choices as we were there for brunch. Some people in our group wanted lunch while others were pleased with all of the breakfast offerings. Service was efficient and server was pleasant.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch
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