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December 28th, 2009

Nantuckets Restaurant…Fenwick Island…Delaware Beaches…Restaurant…Review…Seafood is their specialty…



In the past I have told you that all the beach towns, from Lewes to Ocean City, Maryland, are within driving distance from each other.  Fenwick Island is a half way point for some of us that get together for dinner from time to time.  Fenwick Island is right on the Maryland/Delaware line.

One popular restaurant in this beach town is Nantuckets Restaurant.  This restaurant has two seating options.  You can choose to sit in their more formal rooms or you can choose the Tap Room.  The Tap Room is the one I am going to be reviewing because I like it the best.

Nantuckets is located on 601 Coastal Highway (Rt. 1), Fenwick Island, DE 19944.  Tel. is 302-539-2607.  The website is  The e-mail address is

I have to be honest with you, but I really don’t think that often about this restaurant.  I have had both good and o.k. meals in the past years.  You might have a different opinion, but I have gone enough times that I can certainly say it.  Remember, this review is my opinion only.

It is in their Tap Room where I have had the best meals.  I think that particular side of the restaurant is cozy, great for lite fare, even though you can get full entrees. And don’t worry because if you are a sport aficionado there are t.v.s to keep up with the scores.  Definitely a room with atmosphere.

Right before Christmas we met Ross and Cindi.  It is becoming our annual Holiday dinner before it gets hectic.  We have been getting the same table in the corner of the room.  Full view of who is coming or going.

We did not know they had a great special that day.  I believe it was around $19 for a lot of their entrees.  I was originally going to get their steak salad, which is, by the way, the best.  Instead, I got the strip steak which was delicious.  Cindi got the crab cakes, which Nantuckets is known for and Ross got chicken, which he raved about.  My husband, on the other hand, decided to order the soft shell crabs.  I would not have ordered them, because they are frozen this time of the year.  He said they were o.k.  We really did have a nice evening, and plenty of laughs, which are the nicest things about sharing meals with friends.

Nantuckets has on-line shopping. Visit their website if you would like to order some of their specialties like the Quahog Chowdah, Lobster Mac N’ Cheese, Crab Cakes, Eastern Shore Crab Meat, and Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette.

Chowdah?, Chowdeur? or Chowder?  Anyway you say it will be fine and Nantuckets has a good one. Thick and rich.

Another dish to try is their lobster claws.  It is big enough for an entree. Tasty and sweet.

The restaurant has the space for large parties.  For more info. give them a call.

Since 2009 is coming to an end, Nantuckets offers New Year’s Eve fare.  And, if you go by 5:45 p.m. you will get $5.00 off.


About 10 years ago, I got the following recipe from Nantuckets:


Lobster and Scallops Dijon


2 (1-1/2 lb.) lobsters

1 lb. bay scallops

4 tblsps. butter (or margarine)  I like butter the best for this dish.

3 tblsps. chopped green onions

1/4 tsp. thyme

1/2 cup cream sherry

1 cup cream

4 tblsps. Dijon mustard


Cook lobsters in boiling water for 10 minutes; remove and let cool.  Remove lobster claws, crack and clean out meat; reserve.  Split lobsters from head to tail; remove meat and all the “goodies”; add to reserved claw meat.  Slice lobster and save.

Note:  To save time have your store steam the lobsters.

Saute onions with thyme in 2 tblsps. of butter.  Add sherry and reduce liquid by 1/2.  Add cream and mustard; bring to a boil.  Boil 1 minute; remove from heat and keep warm.

Pat dry scallops and sautee them in remaining 2 tblsps. of butter for 4 minutes.  Add lobster meat and cream sauce; mix well.  Cook 3 minutes.

Serve immediately over wild rice.

Serves 4.

 Note:  Please adjust this recipe to your liking and make it your own.

Talk to you later…  I am almost finished with the 15 lb. rib roast I prepared for Christmas Eve.  Now it is in the stew stage…

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3 Responses to “Nantuckets Restaurant…Fenwick Island…Delaware Beaches…Restaurant…Review…Seafood is their specialty…”

  1. Roberta says:

    Nantuckets is our favorite!! Our opinion-is that
    the Tap Room is the way to go. Have to get there
    during season before 630 if want a tablein
    bar area. We eat there at least 3xmonth in summer.
    Daves favorite is quahog chowder and
    the field of greens salad is my favorite along
    with crab cakes. The atmosphere is great
    and you never miss the end of a golf tournament !

  2. admin says:

    Hello again!! Happy New Year. I agree with you. The Tap Room is the way to go. Those lobster claws are very good too. Thanks for commenting on the blog.

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