Delaware is famous for its crab. Watermen catch them fresh from the bay every day and deliver them direct to the state’s many awesome crabhouses for happy diners to enjoy.

It’s easy to find incredible places to eat crabs in Delaware, and some spots take the experience up that extra notch. But don’t take our word for it. Check out what customers had to say (between bites of delicious crab). 

We’ve also included suggestions on fun attractions to make a full day out of a visit to one of these great crabhouses.

Delaware Steamed CrabsLestardo’s Crab House – New Castle
Margaret L. (Manhattan, NY): “Crab and crab cakes are delicious. We drove from Philadelphia to Delaware, and it’s worth the drive.”
To do nearby: Historic New Castle

Wiso’s Crabs – Delaware City
Sarah L. (Wilmington, DE): “Their crabs are great. You don't even need butter the crabs are so good.”
To do nearby: Fort Delaware State Park

Sambo's Tavern ExteriorSambo’s Tavern – Leipsic
Steve W. (Phoenix, MD): “The food was outstanding and service was courteous and excellent.  This place is truly a hidden gem.”
To do nearby: Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

Meding’s Seafood – Frederica
Eric M. (Danville, KY): “This place Rocks! Why Guy Fieri hasn't been here is beyond me.”
To do nearby: Mispillion Riverwalk

The Surfing Crab – Lewes
View of the Rehoboth Beach BoardwalkBill N. (Rye Brook, NY): “Best place for crabs in DE. Always have to make a stop for the best hard shell crab experience.”
To do nearby: Cape Henlopen State Park

The Crab House – Rehoboth
Kathy O. (Pottstown, PA): “We love this place for seafood. Every single thing was delicious… The crabs were really large and seasoned with old bay.”
To do nearby: Iconic Rehoboth Boardwalk

Old Mill Crab House – Delmar
Viking Golf Water Park FenwickMike Z. (Bethesda, MD): “Great place for blue crabs! We had the mini crab feast, and it was awesome… Definitely would recommend this place!”
To do nearby: Trap Pond State Park

Fenwick Crab House – Fenwick Island
Annette P. (Bowie, MD): “I would recommend Fenwick Crab House for anyone looking for some good, meaty, well-seasoned crabs!”
To do nearby: Thunder Lagoon Water Park