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Fenwick Island

The population dwindles during the off-season, but with its proximity to Ocean City, Md., and restaurants on Del. 54, things stay lively. A slew of newish good restaurants adds to a dining scene formerly defined by the excellent Nantuckets, Mancini’s, Oceanside Pizza, the Dairy Queen and a handful of other landmark places. Almost every house on the bay side of Del. 1 fronts the water. Owners hope recent beach replenishment keeps oceanfront homes safe from Sandy-sized storms. Looking for laid-back? Head to the incorporated northern end of town. The unincorporated end abutting Ocean City is palpably busier.
School District: Indian River
Taxes: 5.2691
Median home cost: $592,900
Commute: 28
Safety: 2-2
Arts and culture: 2
Shopping and dining: 3
Nightlife: 2

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  • Phillips All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet

    2017.06.22

    All you can eat breakfast buffet for $14.99! Hot and fresh, start your day with all the right ingredients!

  • Alternatively True Facts by Colette Gaiter

    2017.06.02

    Alternatively True Facts, an exhibition of mixed media work by Colette Gaiter, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from June 2-30, 2017. An...

  • Spring into Summer ~ Group Show

    2017.06.02

    Oil paintings by Jim Barwick, Ed Bronstein, Gay Freeborn, and Bhavisha Patel. Philadelphia city scenes, still lifes, figures in interiors, and...

  • In The Dark

    2017.06.24

    The dark—a place of mystery. Sometimes scary, but always intriguing, darkness beckons exploration and represents the unknown. But it’s also a...

  • Delaware Museum of Natural History's "In the Dark" Exhibit

    2017.06.24

    The Delaware Museum of Natural History's summer exhibit: In the Dark, from June 24-September 4. The dark is mysterious. Sometimes scary, but...

  • Keeper Talks at the Brandywine Zoo

    2017.06.01

    Keeper Talks Daily, June–August Join our zoo keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change...

  • Outlooks Exhibition Series - Assemblage: A Regional Collective of Women Artists

    2017.05.13

    Assemblage is a group of 17 women artists from the greater Philadelphia area. While the artists exhibit individually throughout the region, they...

  • Assemblage: A Regional Collective of Women Artists

    2017.05.13

    Assemblage is a group of 17 women artists from the greater Philadelphia area. While the artists exhibit individually throughout the region, they...

  • Squeaky Wheels

    2017.03.01

    First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and...

  • Creature Feature @ Brandywine Zoo

    2017.06.12

      Creature Feature is a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend; ask questions and learn...

  • $19 Crab Feast

    2017.06.01

    Get your crab pickin' skills ready - we're offering up a $19 Crab Feast at the Seafood House in Ocean City! Your Crab Feast includes: 5 medium...

  • Phillips Seafood House Now Open

    2017.05.30

    Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet,...

  • Phillips Crab House Now Open

    2017.06.14

    Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet,...

  • Phillips Crab House Now Open

    2017.06.06

    Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet,...

  • $10.17 OFF FOR 2017 GRADS

    2017.06.20

    Did you graduate from high school or college this year? Congratulations! Celebrate your achievement with special savings on our all-you-can-eat...

  • Phillips Early Bird Special

    2017.05.24

    Catch the early bird each day at Phillips for special savings on our buffet and menu dining at Phillips Crab House in Ocean City! BUFFET...

  • Phillips Early Bird Special

    2017.05.30

    Catch the early bird each day at Phillips for special savings on our buffet and menu dining at Phillips Crab House in Ocean City! BUFFET...

  • Harry's Summer Lobster Special

    2017.05.30

    Our summer lobster special is back!  Every Tuesday night from Memorial Day through Labor Day, join us for a 1.5 lb whole lobster, shipped fresh...

  • Phillips Seafood Crabs for Grads

    2017.05.11

    During the months of May and June, high school and college graduates will receive a complimentary entree with a group reservation booked through...

  • Party on the Patio

    2017.05.11

    Enjoy sunset cocktails and creative food offerings on the Patio at the Hilton Christiana. Live acoustic entertainment takes place every Tuesday,...


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