Blue Crab Grill

4.5
660 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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Debbi
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Crab is our newest and favorite find. Have tried several dishes. All of them great. Service - excellent! Love the soft music playing in the background. Not loud, like so many restaurants. You can actually carry on a conversation without shouting.

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Kaycee
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience2

I have been aiming to visit this restaurant for some time. It was well worth the wait. The food was fresh, well-prepared, and delicious. The server and chefs were extremely attentive and accommodating. The atmosphere was clean and safe with proper precautions. I would love to see the decor and atmosphere updated, because it did not match the excellent quality of the food! I am always looking for good restaurants to take out-of-town company. Will return again.

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Sailor
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming to this place ever since opened. Love the seafood. Can not recall ever having a bad meal. Serve has usually Ben Brest. Nicole waited on us this time. She probably does not remember us but she aired us many times over the years and has always been great.

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall1food5service3ambience1

Every thing was good, but to reserve a table you forced me to use this open table which has now sent me at least 4 emails. I wanted to have a good meal, not get inundated with emails. Please stop all emails to me, and do not sell them to anyone else. Likely I will never dine with you again because you didn’t respect my privacy.

Dr. J... May

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Cookie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The service was extremely slow for our table. The people that came in 15 minutes after us got their food and packed to go boxes while we were still waiting for our meals. It was my husband’s 40th birthday celebration and they ruined it.

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vipdmdmdm
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious. Smoked seafood platter was outstanding.

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JohnS
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue crab is our favorite go to place for seafood. Meals are always delicious and the wait staff is friendly and have always given us excellent service.

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Llogin
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is outstanding and the service impeccable. We always enjoy a meal at the Blue Crab Grille.

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DianaC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The food was cold, the server was not up to speed on the menu and very inattentive.

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vipInsomnaKat
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was fantastic but we found ourselves waiting for drinks (water or alcohol) more often than not. Would still dine there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was so disappointing!! We have dined here several times and have enjoyed our experience. This was entirely different. It took over 30 minutes to get our drinks. When our meal arrived, my order was barely warm and my husband’s order of crab legs could not come out of the shell to eat. When we sent back, he ordered a cup of soup (yes they charged) it was not hot!! Overall a terrible experience, and service!!! Doubt we will return after no management interaction for the less than optimal service and food.

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Debbi
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a hidden little gem we found recently. Have had dinner about 5 times now and the food is always excellent. Service always great. And we can actually talk normal, unlike some restaurants that are so loud you cannot even hear the person next to you. Love the coastal decor. One of our new found favorite restaurants.

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kevinb
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very enjoyable, excellent seafood and outstanding crab cakes. Service is a little slow (it is almost as if they are waiting between courses) but overall an excellent experience.

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PhilipP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm a regular customer mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..m

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RocheleJ
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I’m from Maryland and the crab cake doesn’t come close to any Maryland restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience taking our Blue Hen out to dinner for his birthday! The appetizers were excellent and the dinner portions were gigantic, which our boys loved! Thank you for the complementary dessert for our son’s birthday. We highly recommend this restaurant and we will return! Thank you!

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vipKimberly
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The ran bisque was simply a thinned white sauce with large pieces of crab in it. The crab imperial was simply a ramekin filled with crab. The crab meat was very good but the recipes seemed like short cut versions of the real thing, lacking the depth of flavor that each of these traditional dishes generally provide.

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PhillyFoodie
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashley was my bartender/ server and she was awesome!!!!! She works Sat, Sun and Tuesday. I am driving back from Philly with my mom again next weekend as I really enjoyed myself.

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RoseG
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and we will be coming back as offen as we can. The food was outstanding. The service was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Belated birthday- used BOGO offer

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Rachel
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was so yummy!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great although the sword fish portion was extremely tiny for $28.

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vipdmdmdm
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. The four onion soup is a must have (if you like onions).

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AnthonyJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome!
I had their Crazy Jambalaya and it was way better than what I've tasted in Louisiana!
Highly recommend!

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ShirleyJ
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. Pleasant n personable. Food was delicious. I reccomend crab nachos... Have already told my friends about the food. We are planning our next outing here.😋

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DeannaV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

tables were spaced well. slow service, most of the food was good some were at room temp and not hot enough but taste was good

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vipTyaJ
Atlantic City
32 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Ordered the surf and turf & the lobster tail was bad and smelled TERRIBLE ! I don’t how the chef didn’t notice the disgusting smell of the lobster tail ....... no manager or chef came over to apologize for the bad lobster tail . Free dessert should have been in order or money off my bill but it was not ! I won’t be dining here again .

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KatO65
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cute storefront Restaurant in a Shopping plaza. Food was excellent and service was good. Nice decor and comfortable seating.

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vipDude530
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink. Comfortable and friendly atmosphere.

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Boosterbug
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My family loves the Blue Crab! We eat there often. It's a casual atmosphere and friendly staff makes for a really nice time out.

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VincentM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was great. The food was alright but it didn't have much taste. the jimbeylia did not have a lot of spices. the crab was very good but was just crabmeant and not crab imperial. The sweet potatoes were wonderful.

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MecaW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

You get a lot of food for the price. The issues were my potato wedges were cold & hard, the fried crab cake was more like a fried crab ball on the fried seafood platter. The drinks needed more flavor.

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DianeM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent. The food was very good but could have been a little hotter when it arrived. It was just warm and cooled off quickly.

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Sandra
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Crab Grill always gets it right. The food options are fantastic and having been there no less than 30 times, I’ve never had a meal I didn’t love or a drink that wasn’t made to perfection. The service is always impeccable, every employee treats you as if you are the most important person and as of the business we’re their own. You won’t ever be sorry for having eaten in or take out!

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vipdmdmdm
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. The 4 onion soup is delicious and the tuna was spectacular.

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bacon wrapped bbq shrimp app 👍 fried seafood platter 👍👍 house made cheesecake ❤️ all big enough for me and my wife to share. Our server was awesome too. Will def be back!

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BruceV
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Blue Crab is one of those "holes-in-the-wall" restaurants you don't even notice until someone directs you to them, but once you know they're there, wow! The chef is highly skilled, every dish we've ever tried has been beyond great, and the service is as good as any I've ever found in this area. Barely worth noting, were the very few slivers of bones in the rainbow trout I had, but the taste was easily worth picking over it a little. Otherwise, everything from soup to dessert..fantástico! Cannot wait to return, looking forward to tasting those crab cakes and the surf n' turf!

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DonnaA
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The food was good but our server was no where to be found, she never came and checked on us, We had to wave her down for a drink, they could have made more money on us but thanks to her poor service they didn't. There was 6 tables and 3 servers not sure why she kept disappearing. not sure if we would go back.

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JohnS
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place for seafood. Always delicious , staff is friendly just a great place.

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NYCLADY
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Place is nice food is good, comes out very hot

FAQs

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

Blue Crab Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 660 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.