Fresh from the bay, steamed and sprinkled with just the right amount of Old Bay, Delaware’s delicious crabs are synonymous with summer from north to south. Ask any local watermen and they will be sure to tell you that lifelong memories can be made out on the water searching for the perfect catch. And, ask any local seafood enthusiast in Delaware and they will be sure to tell you that there is no other feeling than that first big bite of buttery blue crab! During your visit, be sure to treat yourself to this seasonal specialty by dining at one of Delaware's top crab houses. 

Claws Seafood HouseLestardo’s Crab House : New Castle 

  • Lestardo’s serves their crabs in a variety of flavors including garlic butter and Cajun. 

Kathy’s Crab House : Delaware City 

  • This restaurant is perfect for the entire family with its cozy atmosphere. Enjoy a hearty warm crab while surrounded by good company. 

Sambo's Tavern : Leipsic 

  • Dine at communal tables, admire the river at window-side seats and see boats bring in the day’s catch all while enjoying a pile of freshly steamed crabs at this iconic Delaware restaurant. (Don’t forget! This one is cash or check only, no credit cards accepted.) 

The Crab ConnectPleasanton’s Seafood : Dover 

  • With the Delaware Blue Claw Crab as their specialty, visit Pleasanton’s market for live crabs and fresh fish to take home, or you ask them to cook it for you!  

Meding’s Seafood : Milford 

  • Meding’s is the perfect stop, going to or from the Delaware beaches, with fresh crabs featured in dozens of their menu's seafood dishes. Crushers

The Surfing Crab : Lewes 

  • The Surfing Crab’s passion for seafood, especially for blue crab, is evident by their menu, which features an all-you-can-eat option for those looking to get their fill. 

The Crab Connect : Lewes 

  • This take-out spot is a hidden gem as locals love to get crabs from The Crab Connect! Grab some crabs and take them home to beSambo's Tavern cooked back at the beach house. 

Crushers : Rehoboth Beach 

  • Enjoy a plate of steaming seafood partnered with a fun bucket drink! On top of a large food and drink menu, check out their outdoor patio featuring seafood and hard-shell blue crabs. 

Claws Seafood House : Rehoboth Beach Bushel's Sports Bar

  • In walking distance of local hotels on Rehoboth Ave, Claws Seafood serves everything from delicious lobster to filet mignon, making it the perfect place for the family. 

The Crab House : Rehoboth Beach 

  • Casual, relaxed and fun, The Crab House welcomes all to enjoy fresh seafood, a raw bar and bushels of crabs to go!  

Starboard Claw : Dewey Beach 

  • Enjoy only the freshest of ingredients and locally caught seafood at Starboard Claw! Stop in on Medium Monday to enjoy oneFenwick Crab House dozen medium crabs, one order of corn dodgers and two ears of corn for $60! We also recommend their Famous Starboard Orange Crush! 

Mickey’s Family Crab House : Bethany Beach 

  • Enjoy quality seafood at Mickey’s, known for its delicious crab cakes. Established in 1990, this family-friendly crab house welcomes all! 

Fenwick Crab House : Fenwick Island 

  • Order the Captain’s Crab Haul, a favorite among visitors to the Delaware beaches, to sample a little bit of everything from the menu. 

Old Mill Crab House : Delmar 

  • Customers who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty come from far and wide to this local crab joint, enjoying savory crabs piled high.