Blue Crab Grill

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$30 and under
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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.

What 587 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PhilipM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Decades if going, you can't go wrong. Staff are super, food the best, appreciate your business.

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TammyO
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, attentive service, clean, welcoming atmosphere. Great Value. Not my first time here, definitely won't be my last! Highly recommend.

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WilliamO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Previously lived at both the beach and Annapolis and this seafood is on par with that. Very fresh and flavorful.

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CB81
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We would have walked right by this place had it not been recommended, as the outside is very nondescript, but that would have been our loss as it was an all around excellent experience and we will definitely return.

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KathyH
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The short ribs were fall off the bone tender. The scallops with linguini were superb! Very tasty meal.

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suebenfran
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem, located in a strip mall. The food was fantastic. Ambience and service, fantastic!

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GregoryH
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time here, & will definitely come back! Great food, great service, can’t ask for more!

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vipCLee
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great local place for quality seafood. I highly recommend the "crazy jambalaya!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife have been here a few times before and have never been disappointed.

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vipKlev
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was very well with an extremely knowledgeable staff
The food was second to none.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good service

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EddieK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience3

The food wasn't that good and for us to have reservations we didn't have good seats and we ask to be move the host told that they couldn't move us

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PamelaN
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely and we do! We have never had a disappointing meal. They have changed the menus somewhat and added a few new things. Cocktails and everything was great! We especially enjoyed our server Mary, she is very knowledgeable, attentive and timed the appetizers and entrees very well!

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WyattF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Even with it being busy for the holiday we were sat right way and served promptly

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JaneB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've always enjoyed the food at The Blue Crab. When my neighborhood ladies' group was looking for a place to have lunch, I suggested it. We all enjoyed our meals...the Lemontinis were delicious! We stayed for quite a while talking and laughing. Our server was great and fun! Can't wait to go back!!

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KenH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience at the Blue Crab Grill!

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JenniferK
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big menu. Southwest steak salad was delicious. Everyone in our party enjoyed their food, even their beautifully presented desserts.

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vipQuirkyBlackMan
Philadelphia
119 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Second visit and we'll be back. The food and value were on the verge of being outstanding, but don't let that dissuade you because this place is a hidden gem since we're not from the area and go out of our way to visit. If we lived near, we'd be regulars.

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DebraM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took my parents for their 59th anniversary dinner. They thoroughly enjoyed it!

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vipFran
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very nice meals for us. Salads large and fresh greens. Shrimp added to my salad could have been more and I’d pay more. My husbands fish special look Ed great. A sea bass. Friends Jambalaya was huge and packed with so much food even he couldn’t finish it! You guys need to charge a bit more for all that’s there!
We will come back again for sure. Not our first visit either.

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ShireeT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab nachos are the best!

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Appetizer was excellent
Meal was
Awful
Dessert was good
Went for a gift card
Won’t return

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vipColonel
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic little hole in the wall strip mall restaurant. Food was delicious. Service was top notch. Highly recommend! We will come back.

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PamelaN
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This places never disappoints! The food was outstanding and brought to the table piping hot. Service was excellent too! I don’t know what we don’t go there more often.

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BryanP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn't have asked for anything better. Food was fantastic, service was quick and friendly. It was steady busy, yet there wasnt a delay with cooking times or anything. We will definitely go back.

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PattyB
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection! Sandwiches are reasonably priced. Everything was good!

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Roxfood
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Took friends here for the first time, all of our meals were great. Will definitely be back!

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vipjlminv
New York Area
188 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great crabcKes

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Teamwork
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always enjoy having meals here with coworkers. Plenty of parking space, food is B+

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Definitely worth returning

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Blue Crab Grill has hosted our family twice now for very special occasions and we hail from all over the country. Some of us are used to the finest restaurants in manhattan, and others frequent hidden gems in small towns down south. The Blue Crab offered a wide array of choices, all of which were delectable. Each dish was prepared as though it was the “House Specialty” and comprised of the freshest and highest quality ingredients. Our orders were served perfectly constructed, cooked to our personal specifications, and served by a polite, well versed, and professional staff. I give this restaurant my highest recommendation and look forward to my next visit.

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The911
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was the second visit for my husband and I, my salad was delicious as it was the first time. My husband’s catfish was very mild in taste, and one small very small filet that cost almost $10 more than my salad which was filled with smoked salmon, shrimp, deviled eggs and delicious calamari!!! So we were a quite disappointed in comparison to our first visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, Food and Atmosphere was great. Our server Alex was very attentive but not overbearing. Our food was cooked perfectly.

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vipjlminv
New York Area
188 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a surprise find. Great crab imperial, great service

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JoanF
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Every one in our group liked their food except me. I ordered calamari. It was more coating than calamari. I saw the waiter pass with someone else calamari. I saw nice rings. Mine was some little rings and just chips of coating. I was not happy.

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vipJosZebley
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Service excellent. Food disappointing.

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NancyM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food in a low key environment

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vipStephen
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly service, good menu selection specials. Recommended for everyone

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Pretty good food. Will definitely return. Service was a bit slow, but the waitress was accommodating. Food came out cold, but was corrected in a timely manner.

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Blue Crab Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 737-1100.

Blue Crab Grill is rated 4.4 stars by 587 OpenTable diners.

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