The crab options are so good in Delaware, it’s challenging to narrow things down to just 10. Seafood lovers are sure to rejoice at the sight of some of these mouthwatering menus. Whether you’re feeling like Chesapeake Bay blue crabs or yummy jumbo lump crab cakes, you’ll find it at the best crab places in Delaware!
Despite rumors of hauntings and spectral spirits, Crabby Dick’s still brings in throngs of people for their delicious seafood offerings, like fresh crabs delivered daily and topless oysters. But being shacked up in the historic Delaware City Hotel, built in 1826, probably does come with its share of ghosts, so Crabby's Dicks offsets this with a tongue-in-cheek menu offering dishes like Crabby’s Famous Balls and Crab Fluff.
In 2008, Donald Vechery decided to carry on the crab legacy of his father by opening up a crab shop of his own. Known for their steamed blue crab, the Surfing Crab soon became the spot to go to in Lewes for fresh seafood, and you’ find items on their menu like imperial crab dip, fried oysters, and all-you-can-eat crab. Plus, you won’t find better crab for a better price.
Fresh seafood, steamed crab, and a raw bar pretty much round out what the Crab House has to offer. Oh, and did we mention 36 draught beer taps? Right. Well, there are 36 draught beer taps and you will find like crab fries, crab dip, crab cakes, and crab sandwiches. Plus, you can get raw oysters, Maine lobster, po’boys, blue claw crabs, king crabs, snow crabs, Dungeness crabs, and more.
Opened in 1962 by Casher Evans and Mabel Evans, this award-winning crab house has been offering up crab feasts for over 50 years. With a farm-to-table mission, FCH offers fresh, local dishes like blackened scallops, clams casino, crab dip, and fried chicken. But their most famous dish, not surprisingly, is the crab cakes, which is so popular that it is available for purchase online and ships nationwide.
Lestardos is a family-owned-and-operated crab house where you will find fresh seafood, blue claw crabs, king crabs, snow crabs, Dungeness crabs, and more. Plus, you’ll always find a stocked bar and the game playing on the large-screen TV, as well as dishes like fried shrimp, fried scallops, Maryland crab cakes, crab soup, crab dip, and more.
Featuring steamed blue crab, crab sandwiches, and fresh, local crab cakes, Ike and Elva Burrows have been procuring fresh crab from fishermen a stone's throw for where they cook it for more than a decade. Call it the ultimate river-to-table philosophy or call it just plain good eats, the upshot is fresh jumbo lump crab meat crab cakes with very little filler that melt in your mouth.
This small seafood restaurant does not overlook a river and it is not located on the bay. It is housed in a strip mall, and its only view of the water is through it ocean-themed decor. But it has fresh seafood and cold microbrews, and that is a great start. Plus, they offer dishes like crab cake platter and shrimp and grits, which makes it a winner in our book.
Established in1990 by Michael “Mickey” Walker and Amy Rice, Mickey’s uses fresh ingredients from local farmers and fisherman to provide the freshest, healthiest crab dishes to its loyal customers. From house-made jumbo lump crab cakes to hand-made dressings and sauces, Mickey’s is committed to quality in everything that they do.
Specializing in fried flounder, crabs, and beer, Kathy’s has been shelling crustaceans since 1982. This no-frills iconic fisherman’s house cooks up seafood & American classics with a focus on Chesapeake Bay blue crabs. Basically, this is a fry shack with indoor seating in the best way possible, and Kathy’s combines everything that is important in a crab house: fresh seafood and cold beer.
At this small, seasonal fish market, the catch of the day is proudly provided in giant display cases for all to view. Make your selection from the case and have Captain Wiso cook it up right there. Eat in on the deck, or take it to go. Specialties include blue crabs, flounder, shrimp, clams, scallops, and more.