Reviews of Captain Mac's Fish House & Seafood Market (Fish Shop)

37320 Lighthouse Rd, Selbyville, DE 19975, United States

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REVIEWS OF Captain Mac's Fish House & Seafood Market IN Delaware

Patricia Abelson

The best crabs with a great view.

Jerry Lynch

If you go to Fenwick Island or Ocean City area for a weekend getaway or a vacation week. Make sure you go to Captain Mac's. Great food and Great people. Very well worth the trip. i would give it 6 stars if i could.

Joseph Nieves

Seafood was sooooo good! Ordered fried soft-shell crabs, Blackened Scallops (SO GOOD) and the Captains Platter (Fried) -- All of the food was sooo good. God bless -- Thank you!!

Mark Neumann

Very good fresh seafood

Jaime Deangelis

Captain Mac's had quickly become one of my family's favorite while vacationing in the Delaware/ocmd area! The prices are on the higher end but worth every penny because your paying for freshness. Everything, even fried food, taste clean and fresh. My children (4 and 2) ate their weight in fish in various forms. We will continue to go any chance we get! Environment friendly and accommodating for children and families. Seems like a hidden gem!

roger mecca

Great fish-perfectly cooked, and awesome views.

Deborah Mcdill

Great food! Great atmosphere!

Terry Acra

Very nice lunch on the deck. Everyone was more than satisfied with their meal. I ordered a half dozen steamed crabs to go. They were good. Should have ordered a dozen Will certainly be back! Signed " the nice lady"

Lour Dabaj

The fish is always so fresh and delicious. I usually order the platter and try different fish every time I go there, it comes with two sides so the meal is pretty big. The place has a really nice view I highly recommend going there

Nicole S

Great food, reasonable prices, lovely atmosphere and dogs allowed on the deck! One of my favorite places when we come down here!

R. Austin

This place is the absolute best! Every time I'm down at the shore I make an effort to buy either some prepared food here or get some fresh seafood/shellfish. I'm only upset when they close for the offseason because I can't get enough of their stuff : )

Meredith Askey

Some of the best salmon I've ever put in my mouth. All the seafood here is the freshest of the fresh!! Wish there was more outdoor seating tho.

David Henry

Best restaurant in Fenwick area. No table service, but food cooked to perfection. Views of the bay incredible and casual atmosphere make the experience enjoyable. Had softshell crab sandwich and blackened wahoo with crab fries and cucumber tomato salad. Key lime pie pretty good, not excellent. Good beer selection. Also has seafood market for at home cooking.

james Horak

Local seafood, friendly staff, great views of the bay. Much better than all the chains in OC

John Salvanti

Awesome seafood spot. Great outdoor seating with nice view of the bay. Food is terrific

Antonio Lopes

Always to come back

Sharon Neiss

Best place to buy crabs


The prices are reasonable and the food is delicious. As a matter of fact, the food was so good I wished the portions were bigger. I had a party of 5 and we all got the captain's combo. I and my wife both thought the flounder portion could have been bigger.

Rebecca Trudeau

Our scallops came right off the boat. They were delicious!

Shawn Murray

Great food

Hanibal Mahdi

Fresh food. Tasty. Parking is an issue. Serve yourself. You wait. Family oriented.

Neil Bro

Awesome seafood great views of the bay.

Mr. Too EZ

Great seafood and wonderful desserts great staff. A must stop by place. Love everything about this.

Barry Porch

Great service & food will be going back on my next trip to OC

George Hartwell


Alexi Bernard

The food , the ambiance and the nice view on the balcony ❤️

Terri Schaefer

Delicious food, great atmosphere, friendly folks!

Virginia Nicholson

Excellent local spot for a casual lunch or dinner. Also great for picking up seafood, like steamed crabs

Jim burden

The shrimp were fresh and delicious. The market is very clean and the staff are perfectly friendly. We will be going back.

Tom Finn

Dog friendly on back porch. Good crab cakes

Bob Budget

Great local seafood, wonderful views of that bay and marsh. We have been there many a times and it is always an enjoyable experience!

Amber Falck

Loved it! Seafood is so fresh!!

Arlene Monroe

The owner of this place is genuine and kind. He isn't complicated or fancy, and neither is this restaurant. The seafood is fresh and cooked right before you eat. Seating is arranged in long wooden benches, and has a community feel. Prices are standard, very family friendly, and a beautiful view in the summer.

Cheryl Kapocsi

Delicious lunch. Highly recommend the calamari and oyster poboy

Gary Cook

Excellent, fresh, friendly- not fancy...a perfect beach seafood spot for lunch, dinner or take out!!

Lori Henderson

This is our favorite seafood place in Delaware!! Even my kids ask to go there when we know we are headed to DE!! Very casual atmosphere. Picnic table seating. There is seating on the deck outback with a very pretty view. One suggestion I could make is they need roll down, vinyl windows for on the deck. The day we were there recently it was raining and it really limited the seating outside so we sat inside. There were empty tables that were unusable because of the rain. But, the food is fantastic!! Very fresh and you get a lot for your money!! And the prices are very good for fresh seafood!! We can't wait to go back again next summer!!

Amici Jeff

One of the best! Sit down or take out! Always good! Highly recommended!

M. Yaghi

There is no calamari in the calamari plate. Just got back from Italy where we had the best seafood. I really thought seafood on the beach would be close. What a joke. Instead of fried calamari, we got fried crumbs and peppers. I would not feed it to my dog.

Charlotte Gilliland

Excellent and authentic meal. Sat outside and enjoyed our meal while watching an osprey family. Accommodating of my gluten allergy. Highly recommend

Christopher Halstead

Shrimp and swordfish we're the best I ever had. So fresh and the staff was super friendly . Great atmosphere is what a shore restaurant should be !

Jeffrey Yorker

Excellent fresh fish. The cooked meals are well prepared and served up hot and fresh in a relaxed, informal setting with a beautiful view of th marsh. They will cook your tuna steak as rare as yo want it, though they don't offer wasabi or soy sauce. You can buy fresh seafood to take home and it is all excellent. Their tuna, scallops, and snapper are standouts.

Edwin Gienger

Great meal. Awesome deck.

Brian Vargo

Be warned up front: if you want crabs on a weekend, this is not the place. THEY DO NOT SELL CRABS ON THE WEEKEND! it is on their website but hard to see. After standing in one line only to find they had a separate line for ordering in vs. carry out, we were informed they didn't sell crabs on the weekend. And out the door we went. For the rest, they sell food and beer. There are wooden picnic tables to sit on and eat if you are dining in. No idea how the food is. Unlikely that we will return.

Thomas Lukmann

Always a pleasure to drop in on Captain Mac's Fish House when vacationing in Ocean City. Today I had a delicious blackened Mahi sandwich, which was moist and cooked perfectly. It was a large fresh slice accompanied by lettuce and tomato spilling out of the bun. A tangy key lime pie made for a perfect lunch.

Fran Simon

Down home delish. Great soft shell crab, corn, crabs, fish. Skimpy sides, though. The place is cute with a great view of marshland.

Krista Furgala

The outdoor seating was fantastic with a great view. The but her was overdone and very heavy on the pepper. My husband's seafood platter was pricey for the small amount he got. The fish tacos were great, and my son's chicken fingers and grilled cheese platters were tasty. The best part was the corn on the cob!

Alexander Evans

Crabs were sold as mediums but they were very small full but small


A real fresh fish restaurant and market. Great food and people. Our favorite restaurant.

William Brouillette

Just awesome. A really nice casual restaurant overlooking the bay that has terrific fresh seafood

Harvey Clay

Not impressed at all. We traveled to Fenwick Island, DE for a brief vacation. One of the locals we met raved about Captain Macs. He called it the "Locals best kept secret." I couldn't disagree more. My wife and I shared a Captains Platter with a crab cake. The portions were very small. The fish was overdone and salty. The shrimp were overdone and the crab cake was mostly filler. Not worth the price. ($29.95)

Delmar Sutton

Fresh seafood, great service and the best view in DE.

Michael Barkley

FRESH, FRESH, FRESH. Nice menu and great food. Dine in our take out. Food served on paper products from the counter. Get there earlier as this spot is popular. Also no take out orders over the phone as they are too busy. You must go there to place your order.

Shelby Hayes

Staff was very friendly and the seafood was very good and very fresh!

Ajene Palmer

Food was very good, but " Bruce McGuigan" wasn't very friendly. The place was nice and clean.

Terri Stiffler

Always a delicious meal. My absolute favorite in Fenwick

Walt Beal

OUTSTANDING SEAFOOD, service, and atmosphere! Will definitely be back!

Edward Haywood

Great food, nice people!

Marcia Snyder

Large portions Friendly staff Good food

William Stephenson

On this night, my large crabs were medium in weight.

Joel W

We've never been disappointed at Captain Mac's!

John Hagerty

Best Crabs at the Beach. Bruce and the crew made it a perfect night. They were able to seat 20 of us at a large table on their deck overlooking the bay. Crabs were fat. View was great. We'll be back!

Lorena Tant

First day of our honeymoon we wanted steamed crabs! We split a dozen large crabs. They were very tasty, seasoned well. The only draw back is you have to get your own drinks. So in the middle of dirty hands you have to go back inside for a refill.

Emily Barry

Some of the best seafood I've had in a long while. We ordered the fried oysters as a starter, then had the special blackened rockfish, the banging shrimp, crab cakes, and dozen medium sized crabs. It was all to die for. The flavors were amazing, remarkable quality fish, and it was all prepared wonderfully. Plus, the staff were some of the kindest people. They helped us with everything we needed and beyond. If I'm every back in the area, I will definitely be back here.

Mike Nager

Great place to get super fresh seafood in a casual setting with nice bay views!

Jake B

Overpriced food and over fried but nice spot

Scott Friedman

Great fresh seafood players and sandwiches! Casual place with counter service and cozy indoor and outdoor seating with awesome views on the bay.

Mike Norelli

Very, very solid. 1st visit was impressive. Would come back for sure!

Marianne Adomanis

Best crab cakes ever!!!!! Great view, great people and great good. Wish I lived closer!

David Kukor

Very good food, not full service restaurant, order at counter. But worth the trip.

Shawn Henry

Awesome food and super friendly staff. Definitely coming back.

Kelly Hemmings

Love this place for the view and the food is decent. Walk-up seafood market / restaurant. Order your fresh seafood and wait for it to be freshly prepared while sitting on the Bayside deck taking in marsh life... Gorgeous sunsets too! Sides include corn (my fave) on the cob, cuke & tomatoe salad, mediocre coleslaw and the usual fries which BTW are predictably kinda bland. Would love to see them add a side salad and baked potato to up their game.

Amy Pinsk

Fresh perfectly cooked seafood. Nice and low key. Fast service.

ElzeinFam Elzein

I can't explain how happy I am that we came across Captain Mac's Fish House! All I can say is this is the BEST seafood in the Ocean City/Fenwick/Bethany/Dewey/Rehoboth area! We've gone to a ton of places and I can't believe we just discovered this place! Amazingly fresh and straight out of the water! We went a little over board bc we wanted to try a lot! The Md crab soup was awesome because it wasn't like eating a salt bowl! Right spice, just enough salt and lots of crab. The flounder both broiled and fried were awesome! You choose the cut of fish and they make it how you want it! The scallops were plump and juicy and even better with the crab cake on top! The corn was fresh and a tad sweet... Straight from the farm! The crab cake had minimal filler and simple as a crab and should be! We will be coming here often! They have fresh fish to go and pre-prepped to go meals, like their famous crab dip! A must go to spot! The staff is the most friendly in the area! They work hard,know their stuff and are so nice!

Keith Boschetti

If you want crabs, it's good. Other options are pretty basic.

Stacy Fletcher

Everything I have ever ordered including my steamed crabs, fresh market items always 100% top notch!! Try the fresh shucked hand breaded fried clams!!

Richard Bell

Everything is great, from the fresh fish to the awesome crabs, and everything in between. Eat in or take out. You can't go wrong. The entire staff is just as awesome as the food.

Debbie Thorp

Interesting way of service, casual seating in the restaurant as well as out on the decks, ... delicious food!

Lindsay Read

Hidden gem!

Макс Р

Best seafood on the shore

Tracy Fickett

Had the fish tacos, cucumber and tomato salad, and cold slaw. Nicely done. Yummy

R Sauers

Friends told us about this place, parking was an issue and it was stand in line, your turn up order, find a table then wait for name called, felt rushed to order since approx 16 people in line behind me, and never saw staff wipe tables off after customers left guess everyone should get a second chance..just not sure Hurry ordering,then waiting,guess with the money spent I'd rather have staff take my order and serve food isn't that why it's a treat to be able to have dinner or lunch out?


Best outside views Ever..crabs are good

Nicole McCann

Beautiful view, delicious food, good fresh crabs. If you go on a Friday, they will not let you eat crabs there but will do take out.

Clive Durose

Fresh, local fish and excellent sides. Reasonably priced with friendly atmosphere. Take the family.

Joseph Nelson

Food was very good. Service was good

William J Orsi Jr

Fantastic local seafood , fresh catch Daily specials.........

Jim Samm

We had the stuffed flounder,crabcake and rock fish sandwich. Excellent :)

Catharine Carlin

Great crabcake sandwich and loved the outdoor seating. Beautiful view of the bay.

Matthew Smith

Great food for the price I recommend the stone crab claws. With a hammer that is...

Norman Washick

Best seafood dinner we had in oc. Prices were great too. Will definitely be back.

Pat Maslowski

Exactly what I was looking for

John Hein

Love this place! Great Carry out! Casual eat in. Best crab dip in Delaware!

Marcie Lowe

Less impressed than I hoped, oysters in starter were very small and soggy. Crab soup was okay but nothing special. Steamed shrimp were the highlight of our early afternoon snack.

Frank Taurozzi

Crowded but good seafood. Crabs are expensive but fresh

fabiola leon

I love the crab ceke sandwich

Kathy Schmidt

Their soft shell crab sandwiches are great tasting and the views of the marsh are superb.

Kari Thacker

Food was great, and quick! I didn't realize it was a counter service place until we got there, but I'm glad we decided to give it a try anyway. We had our dog with us so we sat on the deck, which has a nice view of the bay.

Jerry Connolly

Great crabs. Lines can get long but worth the wait.

Noel Walker

Visit every time, great food and great location

Michael Pierce

Had a fish that I never had before. I'm very picky about that and asked for a suggestion. I was very happy with their suggestion. Oh and it looks like a cool place to hang out and the staff were great, even the kitchen staff said so long. Going back the next time I'm in town.

Sandy Sciullo-Baughman

Good food, fun casual. Parking is definitely an issue.

Christopher Dombrosky

Excellent food and nice views with wonderful family

Jeff Wible

We love the food and the staff is friendly. The only thing that keeps it from a 5-star is the fact that they won't take pick up orders, claiming they are "just too busy", but when we arrived there, that were not busy at all.

Jason Tart

By far the best and freshest seafood in fenwick island and OC md. Everything is very good.

Tina Tennyson

Great food, also got crabs to go and they were taste and heavey!

Jessica Harding

39$ steamed dozen medium crabs

Jean Calloway

No frills but fresh tasty fish..grilled, broiled or fried

Robert DiPalma

Always consistent and served with grace.

kerry nixon

We always come here when we go to the beach. The fish tacos are amazing, the service is always great and we love the back deck where you can watch the osprey. Totally cool.

Kim DuBosq

Excellent fresh and delicious food, great staff and clean environment!

tara speece

Delicious food, fresh seafood, just caught, locally. Beautiful atmosphere. Perfect recommendation from our awesome captains at Sharks Cove Marina, Sam and Jeff.

Adam Decker

Picnic table style seafood shack with outdoor seating. Extensive menu with lots of seafood options.


The best seafood anywhere! I've loved this place for decades. The crabs are cooked to order which is surprisingly more difficult to find in OC than you would think. But try EVERYTHING at least once if you can tear yourself away from the last dish you absolutely loved. And with the restaurant thriving the atmosphere is very inviting and the views delicious themselves! Tell Bruce how dee!

Ron Stepanek

Cool place. Nice people. A little slower than it needed to be.

Brenda Evans

Very good seafood. Very casual dining, self seating. Will go again.

Helton Santiago

Great food.

Sheldon Schwartz

Great No Lobsters Soft Shell Crabs delicious

Michele Cramer

Fresh seafood with a great view!


Friends told us about this place recently, so my wife and I tried it out, a scouting party for our friends and family who visit us in O.C. It's a refreshingly different concept, and I really wanted to like it, but... You place your order at the counter and pick it up when it's ready. I knew that going in, but it's handled pretty poorly. There's only one cash register to handle restaurant orders. If there's 10 or 15 people in line, it can take quite a while. I got over that and joined my wife at a picnic table to wait. It took longer than I expected to get the food, but I could live with that. Any issues I had with the ordering process or the wait would have been eradicated by good food. Alas, such was not the case. The fried shrimp platter was a bunch of medium sized shrimp thrown into a fryer - no breading, no seasoning - just bland. The stone crab claws tasted like they'd been defrosted, very watery. The claws were pre-cracked, but not well enough, and I had to go back and ask for something to crack them with. If you don't ask, you don't get. The banging shrimp was very ordinary - plain shrimp dipped in a slightly spicy sauce. And the crab soup tasted like warm water with Old Bay seasoning and some veggies. The corn on the cob shriveled and half was inedible. I won't be bringing people back.

Lisa Lorden

This was our 1st visit. We enjoyed it. Very casual. Our food was good and the view was beautiful. Our dog was allowed on the patio outside. Captain Mac even spoke to us and asked how everything was.

Fran Simon, M.Ed.

Always fresh and always superior.

Jason Throckmorton

Wonderful crabs. Well priced. Friendly hole in the wall that I'll recommend to everyone. Also, if you like oysters it's $15 for shucked dozen. Fantastic taste and big.

Johnny Money

Excellent food,incredibly fresh, reasonably priced. Order at the counter, have a seat, get your food. Incredibly clean,very casual.

Judi Kemp

Great seafood and service. Highly recommend. Steamed shrimp were perfect.

Marlene Washburn

Great food! Employees, very friendly and accomodating. I would highly recommend Captain Mac's Fish House.

gunther landmann

Friendly staff, quick service. And amazing views from the deck

Joyjit Ghosh

Fresh crabs and fish. Friendly staff.

Keith Cahee

The seafood was fresh.i had the steamed clams, fried clams platter, and a soft crab. It was all amazing. Sat on the deck had a great veiw. The back door was a little hard for the kids to open. Great price for the quality and quantity.

Melora McHale

The food and service were amazing. The breeze from the bay felt amazing as well. Great little place and worth the visit.

Carol Houck

Can't wait to be there again! Food and friendliness is awesome!

John Burke

Love this place. Fish sandwich is the way to go, preferably blackened. Great view from the patio too.

StylnFly .

Ordered the burger platter, with fries and old bay chips. The burger was huge, absolutely delicious. They gave me tons of fries and chips, and now I'm pregnant with a wonderful food baby.

Jason Cole

This place is great. A bit small, but it honestly is nice because it gives off a homey and chill vibe. The crabs are great and a good price, and so were the shrimp and also the French fries here. It’s really nice that you can come here and it won’t feel like a real touristy place. Very no-frills, and I’d definitely recommend.

Jason b

The food was pretty good for the prices but there was not a lot of it. It is a market style restaurant where you order at a counter and seat yourself. Did not get the crabs there because the prices seemed a little high.

Nicole Sistrunk-Lewis

Visited for the first time while vacationing in Ocean City. Captain Mac's sells raw and cooked to order seafood. They have indoor and outdoor seating. The restaurant is quaint and very clean. The bay view is beautiful. The young lady who took our order was very helpful. We ordered clam strips, blackened Mahi Mahi sandwich and the soft shell crab sandwich. Everything was exceptionally fresh and absolutely delicious!

Marie Grenchik

Got the shrimp platter with fries and a cucumber and tomato salad. Was absolutely delicious!!! Will definitely go back here again. The portions were great, the staff was friendly, and the restaurant itself was really cute.

Sabrina Hensel

There was a good selection of fresh seafood and adult beverages. Slightly expensive for what you receive, but that's how seafood goes! They have indoor and outdoor seating, but parking can be a nightmare.

William Brabitz

Great fresh fish.

Phillip Valle

Always enjoy the food here...fairly priced...friendly staff

Tonya Hussey

Fresh caught fish every day

J. Richard Carothers

One of only a few places in the area that gets fresh fish daily. And the best crabs in the area as well, both live or steamed.

James Mullen

Fantastic views down the bay. Soup was cold. Blackened cod fish sandwich was so-so. Beer was cold though.


Great view. Fantastic service

Joseph Schwartz

Not one to typically review, but after such a positive experience I felt that it was necessary. Everyone there was super helpful and the fish was outstanding (sliced salmon and tuna for homemade sushi). Will definitely be back soon!

Steve Farnsworth

First time on the East Coast staying in Ocean City, MD. We were talking with a local couple about some good food and they told us not to miss Captain Mac's. We gave it a shot and forever grateful that we did. Had flounder, shrimp and crab. All outstanding. Nothing compares here on the West Coast to the East Coast seafood, and particularly Captain Mac's. Had the pleasure of meeting Mac and his daughter that was about to head to California for a job. Very pleasant people, excellent food. It's a must if you're ever in the area.

Patricia C

Great local, fresh seafood. Beautiful views of the bay, sunsets are stunning here!

Sean Roche

We picked up crab claws, steamed shrimp, crab legs, corn, and Cole slaw. Everything was delicious and very reasonably priced. The place was super busy, but they did a good job quickly taking orders. The parking attendant was helpful, friendly, and appeared to be the happiest man in the world, too, despite no parking spots being open. Hopefully he gets a healthy percentage of the tips. Definitely recommend!

Rich Schoengold

Highly recommend fresh seafood

Ed Harman

Good stu5

Steve Berg

Absolutely love this place. It's a real fresh fish market and restaurant. The owner and employees are extremely helpful. We go there almost every week for the food and views.

Rich Weaver

Best fresh fish in Fenwick De. They cook it how you want it. I get a pound of seared tuna with a touch of bangin sauce.

Cam Lewis

The stone crab and blackened tuna are amazing. Like the outdoor seating. The views 9f the water are great.

Cameron Servais

Great service, atmosphere, prices and superb quality food!

michelle abell

Absolutely delicious. Extremely fresh. My husband and I eat here as often as we can. Fantastic sea food. Great friendly staff.

Daphnee Momperousse

Great service. The views are amazing. Had the shrimp Po' Boy. Really delicious!! They packed a dozen live crabs in a cooler with ice for me to take on a 4 hr drive at no extra charge. The cost of the shrimp was very reasonable and the shrimp was fresh! Can't wait to return. Location was a little tricky to find because the signage is nondescript, but worth the effort. Near residential area, away from the hustle and bustle of Ocean City and touristy areas.

Adrienne Martincic

Had lunch here and it was very good. There is only partial table service and that was good too. I expect this to be one of my new favorite places.

Steve Sherman

Great Bay view and food too!

millie2981 .

If you come at a busy time, the parking can be a little tricky, but it is worth it! It's a no-nonsense place where you order at the counter and sit at picnic tables, but the food is freshly caught and freshly prepared, which makes it so much better than so many other seafood restaurants in the area! The views outside on the deck are stunning. While we sat and ate (the scallops were prepared perfectly, as was the fresh catch), the owner was walking around talking to everyone. I appreciate a place where that happens - they are invested in your experience! Very much enjoyed the food and the views and will definitely return!

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