Fresh from the bay, steamed and sprinkled with just the right amount of Old Bay, Delaware’s delicious crabs are synonymous with summer. 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 crab! During your visit, be sure to treat yourself to this seasonal specialty by dining at one of Delaware's top crabhouses.
Lestardo’s Crab House :
Lestardo’s serves their crabs in a variety of flavors including garlic butter and Cajun.
Wiso’s Crabs & Seafood :
At Wiso’s you can enjoy either hard or soft shelled crabs on their deck with a waterfront view. Or call ahead to get their crabs to go.
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.
Meding’s Seafood :
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.
The Surfing Crab :
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.
Old Mill Crab House :
Customer who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty come from far and wide to this local crab joint to enjoy savory crabs piled high.
Fenwick Crabhouse :
Order the Captain’s Crab Haul, a favorite among visitors to Delaware beaches, to sample a little bit of everything from the menu.
In Delaware the blue crab holds a place of honor. For locals, the experience of sitting by the bay, crabbing with string in hand, or sitting down at a crab house to a pile of freshly steamed crabs, is one they'd be happy to share.