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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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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

3.8

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (5)
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Tasting Menu (4)
Authentic (3)
Fun (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Cozy (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Seasonal (2)
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 (Mobile)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Everyone was wonderful. I thank each and every associate, there for me.

There with friends, to see a friend's band. The loudness was natural to the band activity... and loved every moment.

Tags: Waterfront, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Our first visit was for my birthday in Sep 2016. We were just back for my husbands birthday. We come from Steelton , PA and make a weekend of it. Alex provided great service along with the rest of the amazing staff.
Great place over all.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on July 21, 2017

My favorite restaurant by far.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on July 8, 2017

I have never written a negative restaurant review before, but our experience the other night was so disappointing that I have to share. We have eaten at the Blue Crab Grill every time we travel through the area several times a year. Saturday night after we were seated we recieved no attention fron the wait staff until we had been there a half an hour and We had asked the hostess twice for service. . We were told the computers were down so they could not put orders in. There were diners at no more than 10 tables. Couldn't they write things down? We were told we could order appetizers and wine. My soup arrived, and I was told to be careful it was very hot. It was barely warm. My husband enjoyed his oysters, but would have preferred a glass of wine with them. We had to ask twice more for our wine before it was served. Also, no bread was placed on the table until we requested that several times. This all went on while our waiter sat at one of the tables with other diners. After an one and a half hours we got our entrees, they were so so. Clearly, we will not be dining there again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 6, 2017

The service and food was fantastic. Our waiter was very attentive by frequently checking in to see if we needed anything and to refill our beverages (in a way that never felt like he was intrusive). I absolutely loved the seafood salad, which was very ample. Everything we ordered was fresh and definitely made to order.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

My wife really loves seafood, they did not disappoint!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Good Shrimp. Alful bread and butter (hard) soup came out warm. Had to send back. The Catfish was average certainly not worth the price. Two dinners no drinks 65.00 one of the dinners was an appetizer Will prob go back but not in the near future.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Never had a bad meal here. Husband and mither raved about ribs and crabcake. I always have either boulle ( with spicy red sauce instead of white) or seafood chefs salad. Yummy!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 24, 2017

First time. Will definitely return. Every part of our meal was great. Our waitress, Mary was very pleasant and attentive...

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 23, 2017

As always, we had a wonderful meal at the Blue Crab Grill. The Blue Crab's calamari appetizer is by far the best we have ever eaten. Always crisp, hot and not over cooked. The chipotle dipping sauce is fantastic. We also ordered the halibut and cobia fish specials and they were wonderful as well. We don't usually order dessert but we got the Smith Island Coconut cake to go. Wow, so glad we took it home for later. The Blue Crab Grill is always a good choice with a variety of meal options that are not seafood. My husband and son love the smoked ribs too! Other favorite choices are the Crab Nachos, Seafood Chef Salad and the Linguini with White Clam Sauce. We are lucky to live close by!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 23, 2017

We were looking for a place that served soft-shelled crabs and found this lovely restaurant in a strip mall through both the Internet and Open Table. The experience was delightful.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The Halibut Chowder was outstanding,it came with clams and mussels!!Also recommend steamed mussels as an appetizers!!You cannot go wrong with shell fish at Blue Crab!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Our meals were delicious and our server was fantastic! We definitely plan on coming back

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Great food ALL the time! Great service. Friendly wait staff

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on May 26, 2017

Went there for my eldest son's graduation from college. Good selection f food, especially since my youngest cannot eat fish. Apetizers were good, but not as good as the main courses.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Enjoyed our first time at Blue Crab Grill. Appetizers were good, as were the drunken crab legs. Fish was so overcooked that I had to cut it with a knife. Totally not a good thing for fish. I suspect whether you like the food or not depends on what you order.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 16, 2017

The raw oysters were to die for. Also the fried oysters...so good. Crab/shrimp cocktail- divine. Id go back!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Went for Mother's Day with family. All 4 of us had a terrific meal. One was better then the next. A bit pricy but extremely enjoyable!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Casual, Happy Hour
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