Rascals BBQ & Crab Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 1102 N Dupont Hwy

    New Castle, DE 19720

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  • 302-328-8200

About Rascals BBQ & Crab Restaurant

Hours
Mon., Wed. - Thu. 4pm - 10pm;Tue. CLOSED;Fri. - Sat. 12am - 10pm;Sun. 12am - 9pm

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I remember eating at Rascals with my Father when I was 12 years old. It was a very cool place. I had my fill of crabs, and my Father would eat his steak. Well that was over twenty five years ago. Fast forward to October of 2011. My

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I remember eating at Rascals with my Father when I was 12 years old. It was a very cool place. I had my fill of crabs, and my Father would eat his steak. Well that was over twenty five years ago. Fast forward to October of 2011. My

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.My Family, and I were looking for a place to eat seafood. My Husband heard of a new place that just opened. It is called Beach Bum restaurant in New Castle, Delaware. We live in Christiana, so we decided to take a ride, and try them out. We arrived on a Friday night. They had five tables eating crabs. The smell of fresh steamed seafood filled the air!!! If you love crabs....you know what a turn on it is. My Husband remarked how clean, and new the place looked. We were greeted by a nice, friendly hostess. She welcomed us, and sat us immediately. My Husband ordered Jumbo crabs. My son ordered BBQ ribs. My daughter had jumbo fried shrimp. I had the crab cakes. All I can say....the food was great! Portions were huge. We had enough to eat the next day. I highly recommend Beach Bums! We hope after their grand opening (scheduled for April-May) they don't get too busy. Try them when you crave fresh seafood. I hope you have as good a time as we did!!!

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.My Family, and I were looking for a place to eat seafood. My Husband heard of a new place that just opened. It is called Beach Bum restaurant in New Castle, Delaware. We live in Christiana, so we decided to take a ride, and try them out. We arrived on a Friday night. They had five tables eating crabs. The smell of fresh steamed seafood filled the air!!! If you love crabs....you know what a turn on it is. My Husband remarked how clean, and new the place looked. We were greeted by a nice, friendly hostess. She welcomed us, and sat us immediately. My Husband ordered Jumbo crabs. My son ordered BBQ ribs. My daughter had jumbo fried shrimp. I had the crab cakes. All I can say....the food was great! Portions were huge. We had enough to eat the next day. I highly recommend Beach Bums! We hope after their grand opening (scheduled for April-May) they don't get too busy. Try them when you crave fresh seafood. I hope you have as good a time as we did!!!

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My Family, and I were looking for a place to eat seafood. My Husband heard of a new place that just opened. It is called Beach Bum restaurant in New Castle, Delaware. We live in Christiana, so we decided to take a ride, and try them out.

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My Family, and I were looking for a place to eat seafood. My Husband heard of a new place that just opened. It is called Beach Bum restaurant in New Castle, Delaware. We live in Christiana, so we decided to take a ride, and try them out.

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Ok so my husband our fiend and I decided to go and check out this place. They said under new managment so we figured why not. We walked in and there was only one other diner we waited for about 5 minutes to be seated when we picked a table

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Ok so my husband our fiend and I decided to go and check out this place. They said under new managment so we figured why not. We walked in and there was only one other diner we waited for about 5 minutes to be seated when we picked a table

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I too saw this restaurant featured on "Kitchen Impossible" on Aug 10, 2011. I have never seen such filth...for the life of me i don't understand how or why the health depart let them stay open. Now, Robert Irvine got things cleaned up

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I too saw this restaurant featured on "Kitchen Impossible" on Aug 10, 2011. I have never seen such filth...for the life of me i don't understand how or why the health depart let them stay open. Now, Robert Irvine got things cleaned up

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While this is not a review on Rascals BBQ & Crab..I wanted to comment on Chellenise's review of the restaurant. I also posted it on Chellenise comments. There is always some idiot that will talk negative about everything. (Chellenise).

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While this is not a review on Rascals BBQ & Crab..I wanted to comment on Chellenise's review of the restaurant. I also posted it on Chellenise comments. There is always some idiot that will talk negative about everything. (Chellenise).

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Awesome BBQ. This is hands down the best BBQ food in the tri state area. This is R-E-A-L BBQ food not typical bland northeastern chain restaurant style BBQ that you get at Famous Daves or Chilies. We had a great time and the food is

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Awesome BBQ. This is hands down the best BBQ food in the tri state area. This is R-E-A-L BBQ food not typical bland northeastern chain restaurant style BBQ that you get at Famous Daves or Chilies. We had a great time and the food is

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My friend and I were going out for lunch today. We usually go to the Dog house once a week. After getting out of the car, we noticed that Rascals had a few cars in their lot. So we decided to check it out. When we entered Rascals we

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My friend and I were going out for lunch today. We usually go to the Dog house once a week. After getting out of the car, we noticed that Rascals had a few cars in their lot. So we decided to check it out. When we entered Rascals we

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OMG! have you seen this restaurant...it was featured on Kitchen Impossible...this year 2011...... said it is the Dirtiest Restaurant that he ( Robert Irvine) every saw. He had over 13 dead mice/rats in his kitchen. I cant believe they

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OMG! have you seen this restaurant...it was featured on Kitchen Impossible...this year 2011...... said it is the Dirtiest Restaurant that he ( Robert Irvine) every saw. He had over 13 dead mice/rats in his kitchen. I cant believe they

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We were parked at Rascals. I got out of the car and was immediately engulfed in the powerful smell of hickory smoke. I had a feeling this could be good

Rascals goes one step further in proving my BBQ theory. You can get high quality,

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We were parked at Rascals. I got out of the car and was immediately engulfed in the powerful smell of hickory smoke. I had a feeling this could be good

Rascals goes one step further in proving my BBQ theory. You can get high quality,

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I have been going to Rascals for years....since the reopening...The food is outstanding, but the real reason I and my husband go there is because of Chrissy. She is the best server at any restaurant that we have been to...We go there every week and we will only go there when we know she's working. We think she is wonderful and we will continue going there as long as she is working there....Steve...make sure you keep her around....

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I have been going to Rascals for years....since the reopening...The food is outstanding, but the real reason I and my husband go there is because of Chrissy. She is the best server at any restaurant that we have been to...We go there every week and we will only go there when we know she's working. We think she is wonderful and we will continue going there as long as she is working there....Steve...make sure you keep her around....

Pros: Best service I've had out in years

Cons: Not open all week

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My family, and I moved from Texas to New Jersey due to my job. We have eaten at many of New Jersey's fine restaurants, Some good, some so-so. We were sitting in a restaurant talking to another couple when the subject of Barbecue came up. My Wife was stating, since we moved to the East coast, we haven't eaten a decent southern meal. The couple recommended Rascals. They said they ate the beef brisket, and it was so tender, that they didn't need a knife!!! In Texas we know Beef brisket! Well we had to give it a go. Saturday evening we packed up and drove 1 1/2 hrs to eat at Rascals. I got to say....it was worth the trip!!! There was five of us, we LOVE it! The service was great, the place was very clean, and most of all the barbecue was amazing. I haven't had such good Q since I left Texas!!! My sons had fresh steamed Jumbo crabs. They were so big, they filled up, and took the rest home. I must say.....If you are ever in Delaware.....try Rascals, you will feel like licking the plate!!!

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My family, and I moved from Texas to New Jersey due to my job. We have eaten at many of New Jersey's fine restaurants, Some good, some so-so. We were sitting in a restaurant talking to another couple when the subject of Barbecue came up. My Wife was stating, since we moved to the East coast, we haven't eaten a decent southern meal. The couple recommended Rascals. They said they ate the beef brisket, and it was so tender, that they didn't need a knife!!! In Texas we know Beef brisket! Well we had to give it a go. Saturday evening we packed up and drove 1 1/2 hrs to eat at Rascals. I got to say....it was worth the trip!!! There was five of us, we LOVE it! The service was great, the place was very clean, and most of all the barbecue was amazing. I haven't had such good Q since I left Texas!!! My sons had fresh steamed Jumbo crabs. They were so big, they filled up, and took the rest home. I must say.....If you are ever in Delaware.....try Rascals, you will feel like licking the plate!!!

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My family, and I moved from Texas to New Jersey due to my job. We have eaten at many of New Jersey's fine restaurants, Some good, some so-so. We were sitting in a restaurant talking to another couple when the subject of Barbecue came up. My Wife was stating, since we moved to the East coast, we haven't eaten a decent southern meal. The couple recommended Rascals. They said they ate the beef brisket, and it was so tender, that they didn't need a knife!!! In Texas we know Beef brisket! Well we had to give it a go. Saturday evening we packed up and drove 1 1/2 hrs to eat at Rascals. I got to say....it was worth the trip!!! There was five of us, we LOVE it! The service was great, the place was very clean, and most of all the barbecue was amazing. I haven't had such good Q since I left Texas!!! My sons had fresh steamed Jumbo crabs. They were so big, they filled up, and took the rest home. I must say.....If you are ever in Delaware.....try Rascals, you will feel like licking the plate!!!

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My family, and I moved from Texas to New Jersey due to my job. We have eaten at many of New Jersey's fine restaurants, Some good, some so-so. We were sitting in a restaurant talking to another couple when the subject of Barbecue came up. My Wife was stating, since we moved to the East coast, we haven't eaten a decent southern meal. The couple recommended Rascals. They said they ate the beef brisket, and it was so tender, that they didn't need a knife!!! In Texas we know Beef brisket! Well we had to give it a go. Saturday evening we packed up and drove 1 1/2 hrs to eat at Rascals. I got to say....it was worth the trip!!! There was five of us, we LOVE it! The service was great, the place was very clean, and most of all the barbecue was amazing. I haven't had such good Q since I left Texas!!! My sons had fresh steamed Jumbo crabs. They were so big, they filled up, and took the rest home. I must say.....If you are ever in Delaware.....try Rascals, you will feel like licking the plate!!!

Pros: Owner is there everyday. Super nice staff. Great food!

Cons: I live over an hour away!

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My Family, and I have been dinning at Rascals since 1981. I remember this because the first time we ate there was my son's Birthday. He wanted crabs, so we treated him to his first time eating crabs! He was a very happy 10 year old that day! My friends,and co-workers also love Rascals. It is a wonderful family run business since 1965. Recently nine of us from work, the American Cancer Society, met there, and had a blast. We ate BBQ ribs, pulled pork, Steamed shrimp, and of course BIG heavy Louisiana steamed Crabs!!! I can honestly say the waitstaff are very efficient, and helpful. They have a very nice casual atmosphere at Rascals. I highly recommend Rascals for fresh seafood, and smoke BBQ.

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My Family, and I have been dinning at Rascals since 1981. I remember this because the first time we ate there was my son's Birthday. He wanted crabs, so we treated him to his first time eating crabs! He was a very happy 10 year old that day! My friends,and co-workers also love Rascals. It is a wonderful family run business since 1965. Recently nine of us from work, the American Cancer Society, met there, and had a blast. We ate BBQ ribs, pulled pork, Steamed shrimp, and of course BIG heavy Louisiana steamed Crabs!!! I can honestly say the waitstaff are very efficient, and helpful. They have a very nice casual atmosphere at Rascals. I highly recommend Rascals for fresh seafood, and smoke BBQ.

Pros: Smoked BBQ, Fresh Seafood, Crabs Year Round.

Cons: Highly addictive!!!

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It's obviously not the family place it used to be.

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It's obviously not the family place it used to be.

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A group of us from Wilmington College decided to meet at Rascals last night. The server suggestion was the in house smoked BBQ. They won the 2009 readers choice from the Wilmington News Journal We were there for the seafood (crabs). Some of us ordered pulled pork sandwiches, and beef brisket. WOW! What a shocker. The barbecue melts in your mouth. They have three different bbq sauces. I loved the Devils blend. The prices were right in line with the large portions. We all agreed Rascals has fresh crabs, and great BBQ! Cold beer, Big screen tv's....one of my best picks.

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A group of us from Wilmington College decided to meet at Rascals last night. The server suggestion was the in house smoked BBQ. They won the 2009 readers choice from the Wilmington News Journal We were there for the seafood (crabs). Some of us ordered pulled pork sandwiches, and beef brisket. WOW! What a shocker. The barbecue melts in your mouth. They have three different bbq sauces. I loved the Devils blend. The prices were right in line with the large portions. We all agreed Rascals has fresh crabs, and great BBQ! Cold beer, Big screen tv's....one of my best picks.

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The meal was excellent. our server were very attentive but not over bearing. I had the crabcakes which were very good. I was told they make them with fresh jumbo lump crab meat. It shows, big chunks of sweet crab with no filler. My wife had a steak which she almost finished (unusual for her). She loved the homemade bbq beans. Prices are right in line of what the meal was worth. We live in Newark Delaware, we definitely will recommend this super find to all our friends.

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The meal was excellent. our server were very attentive but not over bearing. I had the crabcakes which were very good. I was told they make them with fresh jumbo lump crab meat. It shows, big chunks of sweet crab with no filler. My wife had a steak which she almost finished (unusual for her). She loved the homemade bbq beans. Prices are right in line of what the meal was worth. We live in Newark Delaware, we definitely will recommend this super find to all our friends.

Pros: Very good food, super service, clean atmosphere.

Cons: No lobster on menu.

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Bushel for the price of a dozen! The to go prices were much better, so I decided to eat in, and get to go as I leave. There were only about 12 customers in the restaurant. The menu stated beef ribs with a succulant description, so our palettes were ready! We started to order & the waitress said, oh, that's a misprint, they are pork. Ok, after the shock of the crab prices, not being able to enjoy beef ribs, I ordered buffalo wings & fries. Waitress comes back again, oh, we don't have chicken. normally I would have walked out, but I was hungry, so I searched the menu again. I asked about the size of thier salads & she assured me that they were really big & that I would not need to order anything else. Voila! I'll take it. lo & behold, here she comes again! they do not have the chicken for the salad & would I like them to put chicken fingers on it. I should have walked out, but my friends food was already ordered & I was looking at the big Voted Best in Delaware sign flapping outside. Salad came back with no cheddar cheese as stated on menu. She said, oh, thats another misprint, the salad was average size . By this time I was famished & tried to eat. The fries were cold on the inside & my friends corn on the cob was so tiny she could pick it up with 1 finger & was cold! The beef brisket had more fat on it thatn meat & tasted like they boiled it with no seasonings. The bar b q sauce was good. I am a secret shopper, therefore I stuck thru this entire ordeal.That was the worst meal by far that I have ever experienced in the 7 years that I have been a secret shopper. Fortunately for them, I was not on a mission,& will never visit this place again. One reviewer stated that the owner did not come out, the owner should have been ashamed come out & shut down the restaurant portion & only sell crabs (if they are as good as they say). Best in Delaware sign was a misprint too. Our meal should have been discounted or free!

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Bushel for the price of a dozen! The to go prices were much better, so I decided to eat in, and get to go as I leave. There were only about 12 customers in the restaurant. The menu stated beef ribs with a succulant description, so our palettes were ready! We started to order & the waitress said, oh, that's a misprint, they are pork. Ok, after the shock of the crab prices, not being able to enjoy beef ribs, I ordered buffalo wings & fries. Waitress comes back again, oh, we don't have chicken. normally I would have walked out, but I was hungry, so I searched the menu again. I asked about the size of thier salads & she assured me that they were really big & that I would not need to order anything else. Voila! I'll take it. lo & behold, here she comes again! they do not have the chicken for the salad & would I like them to put chicken fingers on it. I should have walked out, but my friends food was already ordered & I was looking at the big Voted Best in Delaware sign flapping outside. Salad came back with no cheddar cheese as stated on menu. She said, oh, thats another misprint, the salad was average size . By this time I was famished & tried to eat. The fries were cold on the inside & my friends corn on the cob was so tiny she could pick it up with 1 finger & was cold! The beef brisket had more fat on it thatn meat & tasted like they boiled it with no seasonings. The bar b q sauce was good. I am a secret shopper, therefore I stuck thru this entire ordeal.That was the worst meal by far that I have ever experienced in the 7 years that I have been a secret shopper. Fortunately for them, I was not on a mission,& will never visit this place again. One reviewer stated that the owner did not come out, the owner should have been ashamed come out & shut down the restaurant portion & only sell crabs (if they are as good as they say). Best in Delaware sign was a misprint too. Our meal should have been discounted or free!

Pros: Barbeque sauce

Cons: didn't wat was on menu & not tasty

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My Daughter and her Husband decided to take my Wife and I to a crab house to celebrate our 42nd. wedding anniversary. He used his GPS to find a place somewhat close to Philly. He found a place in Delaware called Rascals. When we arrived the place was clean, and the hostess was very welcoming. We asked her if the crabs were big. she said the crabs arrived at 4pm and were ??Fat, Heavy Jumbo??s?. We asked our server what was a good appetizer, she recommended the appetizer combo. WOW! All I can say is, it fed all four of us. We also tried their homemade crab bisque, OUTSTANDING! It had big chunks of crab meat, and was very creamy. The crabs arrived at our table, fresh steamed. They were so hot, we had to wait a few minutes so that they could cool down! I must say, I have eaten crabs for over 40 years, they were as close as ??Ocean fresh? as they could be. My son in law said the beer was ice cold. Needless to say we told all of our friends to go to Rascals for the best crabs ever! I highly recommend them for the fresh broiled seafood, also. We plan on going back in December.Our server told us they have fresh steamed crabs year round!

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My Daughter and her Husband decided to take my Wife and I to a crab house to celebrate our 42nd. wedding anniversary. He used his GPS to find a place somewhat close to Philly. He found a place in Delaware called Rascals. When we arrived the place was clean, and the hostess was very welcoming. We asked her if the crabs were big. she said the crabs arrived at 4pm and were ??Fat, Heavy Jumbo??s?. We asked our server what was a good appetizer, she recommended the appetizer combo. WOW! All I can say is, it fed all four of us. We also tried their homemade crab bisque, OUTSTANDING! It had big chunks of crab meat, and was very creamy. The crabs arrived at our table, fresh steamed. They were so hot, we had to wait a few minutes so that they could cool down! I must say, I have eaten crabs for over 40 years, they were as close as ??Ocean fresh? as they could be. My son in law said the beer was ice cold. Needless to say we told all of our friends to go to Rascals for the best crabs ever! I highly recommend them for the fresh broiled seafood, also. We plan on going back in December.Our server told us they have fresh steamed crabs year round!

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Let me start off by saying "If you are ever in Delaware...EAT AT RASCALS". I promise, you will be one happy crab eater. They almost always have BIG, Jumbo crabs. I was raised in Maryland, and we ate crabs most of the year.

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Let me start off by saying "If you are ever in Delaware...EAT AT RASCALS". I promise, you will be one happy crab eater. They almost always have BIG, Jumbo crabs. I was raised in Maryland, and we ate crabs most of the year.

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I never,ever wrote a food review about a restaurant so please bear with me. Let me start off by saying "If you are ever driving thru Delaware...EAT AT RASCALS!!!". I promise, you will be one happy crab eater. They have other items, such as the vast seafood offerings (Homemade crab cakes, soups, fresh fish), but they almost always have BIG, Jumbo crabs! I was raised in Maryland, and we ate crabs most of the year. Being 58, I guess I ate crabs for over 50 years. I would venture to say I ate more then my share! Let it be said.....Rascals has the best Blue Claw Steamed Crabs that me and my family have ever eaten. I was told the crabs are flown in fresh, daily from Louisiana, and are served year round. My son does not eat crabs, he lives in St. Louis, and he said Rascals in house smoked BBQ was GREAT! My Daughter had a huge Fire Cracker salad. She was very Happy. My Boss (my Wife) said the Crab Cakes were FANTASTIC! All in all, my Family and I highly recommend Rascals BBQ & Crab House in Delaware. I would like to add the service was also great! They make you feel right at home, even though we live in New England we will be back. If you get a chance, check them out. I hope this helps you when you are looking for a great place to eat Blue Crabs.

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I never,ever wrote a food review about a restaurant so please bear with me. Let me start off by saying "If you are ever driving thru Delaware...EAT AT RASCALS!!!". I promise, you will be one happy crab eater. They have other items, such as the vast seafood offerings (Homemade crab cakes, soups, fresh fish), but they almost always have BIG, Jumbo crabs! I was raised in Maryland, and we ate crabs most of the year. Being 58, I guess I ate crabs for over 50 years. I would venture to say I ate more then my share! Let it be said.....Rascals has the best Blue Claw Steamed Crabs that me and my family have ever eaten. I was told the crabs are flown in fresh, daily from Louisiana, and are served year round. My son does not eat crabs, he lives in St. Louis, and he said Rascals in house smoked BBQ was GREAT! My Daughter had a huge Fire Cracker salad. She was very Happy. My Boss (my Wife) said the Crab Cakes were FANTASTIC! All in all, my Family and I highly recommend Rascals BBQ & Crab House in Delaware. I would like to add the service was also great! They make you feel right at home, even though we live in New England we will be back. If you get a chance, check them out. I hope this helps you when you are looking for a great place to eat Blue Crabs.

Pros: GREAT CRABS, YEAR ROUND!

Cons: My Family and I drive thru Delaware only twice a year.

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Didn't try the crabs - they were out of jumbo's. The next size down were the same price as the jumbo's, which didn't make sense to us. We had called ahead first to make sure they had fried clams. They confirmed that they did have them. Ten minutes after we were there and ordered, the waitress came out and said they didn't have clams. She never once was civil about it - not once did she say "sorry". There was no air conditioning, the doors were wide open, and there were flies in there. A sign outside said "crabs - $19/dozen", but when I asked about the large crabs, she said they were $35 a dozen. We both thought the way they run their business as well as how they treat customers was horrible.

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Didn't try the crabs - they were out of jumbo's. The next size down were the same price as the jumbo's, which didn't make sense to us. We had called ahead first to make sure they had fried clams. They confirmed that they did have them. Ten minutes after we were there and ordered, the waitress came out and said they didn't have clams. She never once was civil about it - not once did she say "sorry". There was no air conditioning, the doors were wide open, and there were flies in there. A sign outside said "crabs - $19/dozen", but when I asked about the large crabs, she said they were $35 a dozen. We both thought the way they run their business as well as how they treat customers was horrible.

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I pass Rascals on the way to work (Discover Bank) everyday. I have never eaten there until recently. One of my co-workers was promoted to a Management position, so a large group of 20 met after work at Rascals. We called ahead, and were greeted promptly. I was surprised at the selection of items on the menu. We started with several different appetizers. They were so big, you could eat one as a meal! Most items, including the fries, were prepared in their kitchen. We ordered 4 dozen Louisiana Monster crabs. I have eaten crabs all my life, but I have never had crabs that big! Packed solid with sweet tasting meat. Everyone in our group loved them. What surprised us most of all was the Barbecue. It has got to be some of the best this side of St. Louis. The ribs were tender, finger lickin good! All in the group agreed to meet at Rascals for our next affair. I plan to take my wife and children to sit outdoors on thier new patio. I was told it will be open in July. If tou get a chance, I highly recommend Rascals

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I pass Rascals on the way to work (Discover Bank) everyday. I have never eaten there until recently. One of my co-workers was promoted to a Management position, so a large group of 20 met after work at Rascals. We called ahead, and were greeted promptly. I was surprised at the selection of items on the menu. We started with several different appetizers. They were so big, you could eat one as a meal! Most items, including the fries, were prepared in their kitchen. We ordered 4 dozen Louisiana Monster crabs. I have eaten crabs all my life, but I have never had crabs that big! Packed solid with sweet tasting meat. Everyone in our group loved them. What surprised us most of all was the Barbecue. It has got to be some of the best this side of St. Louis. The ribs were tender, finger lickin good! All in the group agreed to meet at Rascals for our next affair. I plan to take my wife and children to sit outdoors on thier new patio. I was told it will be open in July. If tou get a chance, I highly recommend Rascals

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A group of 16 from work, met at Rascals Friday night. As soon as you enter, the place smells great! It reminds me of when I would visit my Mother, and walk into the house only to follow the wonderful smell coming from her kitchen. That is the way you will feel when you enter Rascals. We were sat promptly. The appetizers were huge! The crabs were bigger. Beer was ice cold. Need I say more? This place is a hidden treasure! We all loved it. We will be back. Highly recommend. A very special Crab house.

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A group of 16 from work, met at Rascals Friday night. As soon as you enter, the place smells great! It reminds me of when I would visit my Mother, and walk into the house only to follow the wonderful smell coming from her kitchen. That is the way you will feel when you enter Rascals. We were sat promptly. The appetizers were huge! The crabs were bigger. Beer was ice cold. Need I say more? This place is a hidden treasure! We all loved it. We will be back. Highly recommend. A very special Crab house.

Pros: Crabs were packed with sweet meat. Outdoor Patio!!!!

Cons: I live in New York.

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Finally Rascals' opened. Dropped by Sunday and they were out of Jumbo Crabs, but we were told the crabs are flown in daily and are 1st come 1st serve....We have been craving JUMBO crabs so, I called Tuesday and was informed the Jumbo Crabs would be arriving around 5pm. I inquired about reservations and if we could reserve a dozen ($59) and again was told 1st come 1 serve. No problem, I arrived around 6 and asked about the Jumbo Crabs, which I was told would be ready in about 1/2 an hour. I was waiting for my husband and enjoying the last 2 Mike's Hard Lemonade they had in the entire restaurant . There were 3 other tables in the restaurant when my husband arrived, we placed our order for one dozen Jumbo Crabs. About 10 minutes later our waiter came to us and stated "We have a problem" it seemed that there were only 8 dozen of the Jumbo Crabs and they were requested and going to be served to a large party coming in. I explained the situation that I called earlier and was told 1st come 1st serve, we were there 1st and our order was in before the large party arrived. He was sympathetic and said he would let the owner know. The waiter, not the owner, returned to inform us that they would see what they could do, but they couldn't make any promises. Having just re-opened my husband and I expected a little more professionalism in the handling of the situation, our money is just as good as anyone's money and above and beyond that insult, the owner should have done one of two things, ordered more than 8 dozen or had the decency to resolve the issue himself rather than through our waiter. The situation was left unresolved and we left to give our money to another "crab" establishment. I have been in the restaurant business for many years and what happened with our situation at Rascals is certainly not the way to treat a "first-time" customer during a grand opening, but I assure you that was our last time we will walk through the doors at Rascals. What a shame.

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★☆☆☆☆

Finally Rascals' opened. Dropped by Sunday and they were out of Jumbo Crabs, but we were told the crabs are flown in daily and are 1st come 1st serve....We have been craving JUMBO crabs so, I called Tuesday and was informed the Jumbo Crabs would be arriving around 5pm. I inquired about reservations and if we could reserve a dozen ($59) and again was told 1st come 1 serve. No problem, I arrived around 6 and asked about the Jumbo Crabs, which I was told would be ready in about 1/2 an hour. I was waiting for my husband and enjoying the last 2 Mike's Hard Lemonade they had in the entire restaurant . There were 3 other tables in the restaurant when my husband arrived, we placed our order for one dozen Jumbo Crabs. About 10 minutes later our waiter came to us and stated "We have a problem" it seemed that there were only 8 dozen of the Jumbo Crabs and they were requested and going to be served to a large party coming in. I explained the situation that I called earlier and was told 1st come 1st serve, we were there 1st and our order was in before the large party arrived. He was sympathetic and said he would let the owner know. The waiter, not the owner, returned to inform us that they would see what they could do, but they couldn't make any promises. Having just re-opened my husband and I expected a little more professionalism in the handling of the situation, our money is just as good as anyone's money and above and beyond that insult, the owner should have done one of two things, ordered more than 8 dozen or had the decency to resolve the issue himself rather than through our waiter. The situation was left unresolved and we left to give our money to another "crab" establishment. I have been in the restaurant business for many years and what happened with our situation at Rascals is certainly not the way to treat a "first-time" customer during a grand opening, but I assure you that was our last time we will walk through the doors at Rascals. What a shame.

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I have been eating blue crabs since I was a kid. I've tried all the tri-state area's crab joints and I always keep coming back to Rascals. Their sizes and freshness stand out from the crowd. I've been going here for a number of years and have yet to be dissapointed. They are currently under renovations now but I can't wait till they reopen this spring.

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★★★★★

I have been eating blue crabs since I was a kid. I've tried all the tri-state area's crab joints and I always keep coming back to Rascals. Their sizes and freshness stand out from the crowd. I've been going here for a number of years and have yet to be dissapointed. They are currently under renovations now but I can't wait till they reopen this spring.

Pros: Huge Crabs, Taste The Best, Get's Messy

Cons: No one else has them, Get's Messy

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Looked for days on Citysearch to find the perfect place for some family and friends to meet. Wanted a place with decent food, service, beers, ambiance, and above all, wanted to feel comfortable and relaxed. After reading many reviews, settled on Rascals and it did not disappoint! First I called the restaurant with a couple of questions and the girl that answered the phone was very pleasant and helpful. Making a reservation about an hour before our arrival was not a problem either. When we first got there I loved the feeling of the place. Cozy, not cramped. Busy, not loud. The person I spoke to on the phone greeted us, and let us know it would be a few minutes until they could seat us. When she did seat us, it was to a booth where the table moved. If you have ever sat at a booth where the table did not move, you'll understand why this is appreciated. The skinny's could move it closer and the not so skinny's were given more room. Then there was the service. Our server was great. On top of things but not always interrupting, very helpful with the menu also. Only one small things bothered me. She didn't give her name, until asked. But that didn't detract from the very good service she gave us. The food: tried the wings per other reviews and while the were very good, I can't say they were the BEST I've ever had. I also didn't like the very thick blue cheese "sauce" served on the side. Taste was good, but like it thinner. We also ordered a pound of jumbo shrimp. OMG! The shrimp were HUGE! BBQ ribs at Rascals are fantastic. We also had steamed crabs. Unbelievable! Big fat crabs. All in all, can't wait to go back. Won't wait for a visit from family next time!!

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★★★★★

Looked for days on Citysearch to find the perfect place for some family and friends to meet. Wanted a place with decent food, service, beers, ambiance, and above all, wanted to feel comfortable and relaxed. After reading many reviews, settled on Rascals and it did not disappoint! First I called the restaurant with a couple of questions and the girl that answered the phone was very pleasant and helpful. Making a reservation about an hour before our arrival was not a problem either. When we first got there I loved the feeling of the place. Cozy, not cramped. Busy, not loud. The person I spoke to on the phone greeted us, and let us know it would be a few minutes until they could seat us. When she did seat us, it was to a booth where the table moved. If you have ever sat at a booth where the table did not move, you'll understand why this is appreciated. The skinny's could move it closer and the not so skinny's were given more room. Then there was the service. Our server was great. On top of things but not always interrupting, very helpful with the menu also. Only one small things bothered me. She didn't give her name, until asked. But that didn't detract from the very good service she gave us. The food: tried the wings per other reviews and while the were very good, I can't say they were the BEST I've ever had. I also didn't like the very thick blue cheese "sauce" served on the side. Taste was good, but like it thinner. We also ordered a pound of jumbo shrimp. OMG! The shrimp were HUGE! BBQ ribs at Rascals are fantastic. We also had steamed crabs. Unbelievable! Big fat crabs. All in all, can't wait to go back. Won't wait for a visit from family next time!!

Pros: Nice, helpful staff, good food and brews.

Cons: Want thinner blue chesse.

 

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