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Woody's Dewey Beach has been serving the best crab cakes and burgers at the beach since 2009. Located at the heart of Dewey Beach, our friendly staff is here year round to provide great service and our award winning food in a fun and friendly atmosphere! Stop by and sample our menu - from homemade chips to the best authentic crab cake around, and check out our daily specials and events. Whether you stroll off the beach to have lunch on our porch, or came back at night for dinner and entertainment, you'll see why we were named the Best of Dewey in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. Delaware Today Magazine Voted Best Crab Cakes 2014-2019, Voted Best Restaurant in Dewey Beach 2014-2019. Coastal Style Magazine
US$5 - US$28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I wii never come back here again. Stopped in to get one crab cake to go, like I have done before for many years. This time I was told I couldn't get my order to go. They weren't doing carry out, but I could eat...in. What!!!! I'm in a high risk group and I don't feel comfortable eating in a small crowded restaurant just yet. Totally inconsiderate.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is true what you read about Woody's having excellent crab cakes. All 4 of us had the crab cake entree. Wow, as Woody's puts it "all killer, no filler". Perfect!!!! We all totally enjoyed our meals. The crab was perfectly prepared and large lump.... You will not go wrong. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading other reviews we decided to give this place a try for dinner. We had great service, the food came quickly and was very good. Definitely suggest going before 6pm for dinner to avoid long wait times!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend of mine told me about this place, so I took my Mother there a few days ago. My Mother and I agreed that we had never had crab cakes anywhere as good as Woody's. Amazing! Oh, and it's dog friendly, so you can...bring your friendly dog. 😉More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend of my wife’s recommended we try Woody’s during our vacay at Dewey Beach. In short, it was great. Small but friendly staff and the place was jumping and it wasn’t even Memorial Day yet. We were seated in seconds, friendly wait staff. We...had the deep fried green beans as an appetizer - addicting! My wife had the crab cake sandwich and I had breaded shrimp and Mac and cheese. Delicious. Crab Cake sandwich was huge and loaded with crab and almost no filler. My shrimp were deep fried and crispy and good sized. We were stuffed and definitely would come back. Being dog people we saw people coming and going with their dogs and they didn’t bat an eye. We really liked that. Dogs just sat under the table. They even brought water bowls out for each table that had a dog! Again, just a really nice thing to do.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A decent bar/restaurant to meet the local crowd. Crab cakes are famous there, and are very good. But very expensive. $35 for two. Good idea to split the entree, and get something else to complement your dinner.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 30 April 2021 via mobile

Went here as recommended. First of all, some dude was at a table & we weren’t allowed to be seated at the table behind him b/c he wasn’t finished yet. Opted to sit elsewhere which proved better in the long run. Got the crab cakes...as recommended. It came with two sides. As regal as the crab cakes were the sides were not. Same with hubby. I doubt that I would go back based on that.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 29 April 2021

The place is small and I thought the tables were a bit too close together amidst a pandemic. The single crab cake was a good size and delicious, mostly all crab meat. My friend had a cheesesteak, the roll was burnt! The waiter was just..."ok" and kept pulling his mask down to talk. The bus boy took my friends plate before she was finished. We felt rushed although it was later on a Sunday evening and no one was waiting to get in.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 23 April 2021

Went to this restaurant last month on vacation, the food was not bad but meeh, nice drinks do!!! The crab cake was just sad, maybe because we thought that it was very good there... Would give 4 bubbles, however the jimmy was rude when were...asking for the bill and demanding indirectly that we should give better tips to his employs, like pay better no?More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 25 January 2021 via mobile

Wow !! Such an amazing experience. Small enough to be very personal in spite of how busy they are. We had to go back a 2nd time after such a memorable 1st time. Celebrating my grandson's birthday earlier this month and we had crab pretzel,...peel and eat shrimp and crabcake. Our waitress Mae, made such an impression the kids asked for her the next time. Salads (I had grilled chicken on mine) are big enough for a 2nd meal. The friendliness of all the staff (including the brand new busser) is amazing. My son in LA can hardly wait to try Woody's when he comes back east for a visit (he's wearing their t-shirt out there) We will be back soon.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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21 June 2020|
Response from DfHRB | Reviewed this property |
Don’t think so. They are not open for dining anyway. Just take out.
3 October 2019|
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Response from Irene V | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if it is dog friendly.
Where do you wait with a baby after being skipped over on the wait lis by your hostess after waiting 45 minutes and the hostess admittiningly telling us we got skipped over by accident after ordering drinks and kids food at the bar just to be told an ABC agent is here now and we can no longer sit at the bar after waiting patiently,while it’s raining and all the outside seats are taken? Do we stand in the middle of the restaurant In The way? Also, I shouldn’t have to ask where the kids food is after 30 minutes at 530 to be told it’s really busy, just to have it come out 1 minute later after the bartender goes to check, I’ve worked in the food industry and any respectable establishment knows to bring kids food out as soon as possible. So basically his food was forgotten about because he wasn’t drinking or ordering shots.
24 August 2019|
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Response from Jimmyo291 | Property representative |
Hi Kenny, 1st of all maybe if you had the common curtesy to return my call after the email you sent asking for a response (which I did called and left a message) you would have these answers. You were not skipped over by... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Woody’s Dewey Beach Bar & Grill

Yes, Woody’s Dewey Beach Bar & Grill offers takeout services.

Yes, Woody’s Dewey Beach Bar & Grill offers delivery services.

Woody’s Dewey Beach Bar & Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5