Blue Crab Grill

4.1
752 reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

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Casual

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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VincenziaC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I specifically wanted to go to Blue Crab for my birthday. What a disappointment. The waitress was aloof , the crab bisque wasn’t at all like it used to me and my entree surf and turf was not even hot. The coleslaw wasn’t prepared right either. Was so let down by the Blue Crab experience.
It will be a long time before I go back.
An unhappy customer

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Cigarfan
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place never disappoints, excellent food excellent service

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional from the hostess, service and the Food is delishes. Definitely will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Just wanted to have lunch with a girlfriend nothing special. It was a huge disappointment, we’ll never come again. The waitress was nasty nice, the food taste horrible, the place was dull.

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vipMimiP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of my favorite restaurants. Definitely have a delicious food

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vipDev55
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite the shortage of staff, the service and food were excellent as usual. That is why we keep returning.

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UDELVisiting
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great appetizers and food. Service was amazing!

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vipCindyD
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Great atmosphere & staff. BBQ pork sandwich was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always! Our go to place for a nice dinner and date night

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Tuscany
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great seafood choices. Plenty of wait staff on a Saturday night. We did have to wait a little longer for the entre although the drinks and appetizers were very prompt. Food is good. Plenty of crab nachos for two people.

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Tank
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went to celebrate a birthday, I had the fried shrimp fries slaw all very good two guest had crab cake and smoked ribs, they were very good since I tried the ribs, the meat fell off the bone with a good smoke taste. the 9 year old has mac and cheese and a side salad and she really enjoyed. the have a children's menu. service was excellent

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Karen1984
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good. I am a garlic lover but they had so much in two of our meals that it was overpowering. Service was good. Nice evening out.

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TamiaF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

The food wasn’t too good and they didn’t refund my husband for his dish that came out disgusting

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vipRichW
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good seafood restaurant in Delaware-will return. Costs have risen due to CoVID. Wine was only average

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vipDev55
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food as usual which is why we keep going back.

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Goodeats1
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been there before and had a less than great meal. Recently received an offer for birthday dinner and decided to try again. The service was excellent, the special cocktail was delicious, the meal was also excellent. Both my husband and I decided we would come back for more.

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KELLYROBERTO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

conveniently located near my business. excellent seafood for good price

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MelissaE
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

The website didn’t mention live music on Sunday. It was so loud we had to shout at our server to be heard and conversation was almost impossible.

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Victoria
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The food was not worth the money. I go to seafood restuarants for fresh seafood not previously frozen food. My appetizers were crab deviled eggs with NO CRAB, my entree was a $30 seafood bread bowl that get this was a regular bowl of previously frozon salmon, 2 little scallops, and a teaspoon of crab meat. I could get over the fact they didn’t use a real bread bowl if they hadn’t tried to pull a fast one and put a loaf of bread cut in half in the bowl. And the “bisque” should be taken off the menu, it had NO lobster in it and was the consistency of pudding. Clearly I won’t be returning

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KelleyS
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I had the Crazy Jambalaya & the snow crab was bad. It had an ammonia taste. The chicken pieces were over cooked. My fiance loved the shrimp & grits w/tomato gravy.

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Kathy
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, delicious cocktails with a large selection of both! Wait staff was friendly and attentive! I had passed by this restaurant for years without going in, and I’m so glad I finally dined there! I will definitely go again!

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WilliamS
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We got the ribs and crabcake with mixed vegetables and potato wedges. Ribs were just OK, nothing spectacular. The crab cake was painfully mediocre at best, there was no way it was fresh. The veggies tasted like they were cooked with the fish, broccoli was okay, everything else was awful. The potato wedges were good but so greasy. The free bread in the beginning was the star of the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and drinks were great! Ordered a steak rare, came out well done but was still juicy. Service was also great! We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing I loved it ... Everything was fresh

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heidih
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Surf and turf was disappointing, steak wasn’t even a filet and tiny spot of crab on the lobster tail. Usually I love this place, guess I should’ve stuck with fried shrimp which are usually great. Service was pretty slow and waitress was inattentive.

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Klev
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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MimiB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Got the special Bronzino fish it was delicious and the vegetable soup was excellent -the Blue Crab grille has consistently the best soups I've ever had.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Decent meal.. didn’t read the menu beforehand. In town visiting. Thought they would have more crab options based on the name. Not bad though. Service was good, got right in even though it was pretty busy.

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Hdsnboat
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent crab legs and the jambalaya was delicious.

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vipDerf
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks Great time

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vipEmilyS
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal-never disappoints! Recommend the shrimp and grits. Best seafood restaurant!

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vipHighlyRecommended
Baltimore
58 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Normally we are not ones for restaurants in plazas, but upon entering we were pleasantly surprised. We were quickly seated in a large comfy booth and waited upon almost immediately. The service, food and ambience were all amazing! The handcrafted cocktails were a big hit with my wife. This may become one of our new favorites :-)

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FilipM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The food was not seasoned well. It tasted bland and for the money not that great. We had a crab bisque soup and there was very little if any crab in it and it tasted more like heavy cream then crab bisque. I had a rainbow trout that seemed to be steamed rather then pan seated. The service was the best part of the experience. Mary was very upbeat and made the evening feel better.

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vipDev55
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Shrimp Sambuca

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vipLunch
Philadelphia
88 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bbq bacon wrapped shrimp as an Appetizer was delicious. Muscles diavolo never disappoints. The soft shell crabs were amazing. Julia-Thanks for excellent service. Melissa- great job on the drinks.

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vipDev55
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service was great as usual.

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vipMalettaV
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Went to celebrate Fathers Day. The food was okay. The crab bisque and Caesar salad had no flavor. The bread they brought out was hard as a rock. The service was very slow, there were times we didn’t see our waiter for 20+minutes. The food is typically great here so I was surprised. Overall wasn’t worth what I paid, not happy with the quality of the food. Probably won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was excellent except for the pasta dish which was too oily and abut heavy on the garlic. Service was choppy with delays in drinks and bread. The waitress was excellent and courteous.
I will return

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vipCozyandclassy
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very large portions. Great value. Best restaurant in the area. Good for families. Lots of seafood options and decor reflects it. Our server was very attentive and they worked like a team from checkin through service and checkout. The salads were delicious as were all crab things we got

FAQs

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

Blue Crab Grill is rated 4.1 stars by 752 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 bookings at the moment.