Blue Crab Grill

4.4
756 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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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Victoria
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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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KathyR
Atlantic City
1 review
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
5 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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vipKlev
Philadelphia
14 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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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
19 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
8 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanks Great time

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vipEmilyS
Philadelphia
43 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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Dev55
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Shrimp Sambuca

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vipLunch
Philadelphia
86 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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Dev55
Philadelphia
13 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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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 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

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vipEmilyS
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place for seafood. Love the clam appetizer and get it every time. Tried the crab cakes for the first time and so good- no filler. Ribs were really good too. Great service. Consistently good food and service which is why we are repeat customers!

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vipElizabethP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service! It was our first time there and we will certainly be coming back! Thank you!

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WandaG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food as always and server was outstanding. Love their crab imperial

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DaveS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience4

Love this place, bad night, service super slow on this night. I hope they get this straightened out, normally it is our favorite place. Best food, bad night for service

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vipTomM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience2

The food was completely different than from a previous visit in March which had oysters and chiopino and other delicious items on the menu. That visit was very enjoyable. The menu on 6/6/21 was different. The crab cakes on 6/6 were not good. The jumbo fried shrimp were excellent however. We realized we likely came on the wrong day and at the wrong time. The live music was good but quite loud so it was difficult to have a conversation. Will try again sometime.

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Drac
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

Horrible! Jumbo shrimp cocktail with lump crab was a disgrace! They served only two shrimps that were floppy , the crab meat was stringy.
My husband had surf and turf, no good!
We live in NJ and came for a show, searched on internet for a good seafood restaurant, this was 4.3 stars.
In a strip mall, no atmosphere at all and the music was putting us to sleep.
We will not go back sorry

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RobinF
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The BEST food! The BEST service! We're here from Indiana and will be eating there again!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

This restaurant is a hidden gem... the people were nice and I will definitely return.

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ChrisR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience2

Had a reservation. After being seated we waiting 15 minutes without a server even acknowledging us. A server, who was not our server, stopped by and said she would notify our server that we were still waiting. Another 10 minutes passed and we left.

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KevinK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The service was excellent . The food was good especially the cioppino but the crab soup needed lump crab in it.

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vipHerm
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

A graduation party behind us about 12 or 14 people made it very noisy. After they left the noise level dropped to normal. Blue crab is consistent and reasonably priced for the meal you get

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vipPaula7209
New England
25 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favorite eating spot on our road trip back and forth from MA to FL

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vipJody
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time with good friends & food was delicious!

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ErikaS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We wanted a nice, non-rushed dinner and that’s what we got! Our server was very professional, gave great food recommendations and sensed we didn’t want to rush through dinner and she accommodated! She was very patient with us and made our dining experience very enjoyable. The food was hands down fresh and delicious.

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Larry
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Fries were very good. Nice & Hot. The crab Melt was slightly warm, but tasted good.

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vipHowardA
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We wanted a nice seafood meal after shopping at Christiana Mall, and on the way back to PA and found the Blue Crab. The food and service were excellent and well beyond a typical strip center restaurant next to a Subway sandwich place. The waitress was very friendly and helpful with full knowledge of the menu and what would work for me since I am gluten free. Everything tasted good and was well priced for what we had. I would definetly go back and would recommend this to others

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DeniseH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

A bit pricey for what you get, but very good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice! The waiter was available right away! Food was Delicious!

FAQs

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

Blue Crab Grill is rated 4.4 stars by 756 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.