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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

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4
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (13)
Good for Birthdays (11)
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Quiet Conversation (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Cozy (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Authentic (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Fun (5)
Great Beer (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Business Meals (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Spicy (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Romantic (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

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 4 days ago

Good meal with good service as always.

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·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 23, 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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·Dined on December 22, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·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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·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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 (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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·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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·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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·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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 (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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Went for brunch and pleasantly surprised by this nice little gem! Had egg dishes for our meal and enjoyed the atmosphere. Would definitely return - recommend to friends too.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Always consistently great food. Never had a bad meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Fish selection was wider than expected and we enjoyed the dinner very much. We were there early on Sunday evening and there were not many diners. When the room is full, sound level could be much higher. Our waitress was attentive but not intrusive.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Excellent food and service. I would recommend this place to anybody.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 11, 2017

We are long time customers at this restaurant. The last time we were there, I didn't care for the shrimp and grits. The server was not happy with me, and begrudgingly brought me a different meal, which I was happy with. This night I asked for risotto, as I had seen mushroom risotto on the menu. They came out with many vegetables and a very strong provolone oder. I mentioned that I thought I was getting mushroom risotto. He took them away and brought out mushroom risotto. Again a strong provolone smell. I didn't like the taste, but just didn't eat them, not asking for a replacement. The woman who served us before came over to our table and told us we we're complainers and told us not to come back!!!! We have eaten at this restaurant 50 times!!! I will never go back. I wonder how many other people she has driven away?

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Food was good. Service started out good, but as the meal progressed the waitress's service diminished. The waitress said she would looked for another Crab claw cracker for us, she didn't come back to indicate whether she found one or not. I had to ask her again as she passed our table. She said that she would bring another water, napkin and hand wipes. Well, she didn't and I had to ask for the hand wipes again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Normally, we have a very positive experience here. Maybe because it was a special occasion, I had higher expectations. I wanted lobster tails. The only thing they would offer me was two stuffed 5 oz tails for $45. I passed. I just wanted the tails, not the stuffing. I chose the shrimp and grits. The description seemed like they would be good. However, when they came out they were covered with some brown sauce filled with celery, which I don't like. My husband had finished before anyone came to check. The first time they checked, I had not taken a bite. So, I brought home a crabcake. I took a bite, and it had a shell in it, so I just didn't have a good night. On a higher note, the wine was good!!!

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Food was tasty & service was great 👍🏻
Would definitely make a return visit

Tags: Quick Bite, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Fun, Business Meals, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Went with wife and teen aged daughters. Food was quite good. The Jambalaya was tasty though not spicy at all. Good amount of clams, mussels and sausage though shrimp and chicken were over cooked.
Fried softshells were excellent too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

The creamy crab bisque was amazing! We had the bisque and some appetizers, and made a meal of it. Everything was superb.

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

was disappointed with the quality of the food. We've been here on and off over the last few year and food vs quality not there

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