Delaware is known for delicious seafood restaurants serving up fresh catch from the bay and ocean, and many of these charming little spots are located within a stone’s throw of the water. But beachfront restaurants aren’t the only places to get fresh, mouthwatering seafood. There is one spot far from the waves that serves up some of the best crab in Delaware – and you’ll find it in the middle of a cornfield. In fact, this hidden gem restaurant in Delaware is as aptly named as they come.

For some of the best crab in Delaware, head to the most unexpected of places! The quirky atmosphere of Boondocks is hard to replicate, but fortunately, this charming crab shack stays open through October. Check out the website to stay on top of Boondocks’ latest specials and hours.

Smyrna may not be right on the sandy coastline, but that doesn’t mean this charming town doesn’t have waterfront views of its own! When the temperatures rise, check out the town’s favorite swimming hole. Or, for another foodie adventure, drive and dine your way down Delaware’s Culinary Coast.

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What are the best seafood restaurants in Delaware?

It's no secret that Delaware knows seafood — the First State is overflowing with coastal eateries that serve up fresh day-caught fish, shrimp, lobster, and so much more. From simple and flavorful to over-the-top creations, here are just a few of the most popular seafood restaurants in Delaware:

  • Alex's Seafood Restaurant and Clam Bar, New Castle
  • Banks' Seafood Kitchen and Raw Bar, Wilmington
  • Big Fish Grill, Rehoboth Beach
  • Catch 54, Fenwick Island
  • Chesapeake and Maine, Rehoboth Beach
  • Cool Springs Fish Bar, Dover
  • DiFebo's, Bethany Beach
  • Feby's Fishery, Wilmington
  • JP's Wharf, Bowers Beach
  • Just Hooked, Fenwick Island
  • Lestardo's Crab House, New Castle
  • Matt's Fish Camp, Lewes
  • Sambo's Tavern, Leipsic
  • Seafood City, Felton
  • Skipjack, Newark
  • Striper Bites, Lewes
  • Woody's, Dewey Beach


Who serves the best crab in Delaware?

Maybe you're craving a fully loaded seafood tower or maybe you want to tuck into a table full of steamed crabs — some of Delware's best crab is served up here:

  • The Blue Crab, Bethany Beach
  • Boondocks, Smyrna
  • Claws Seafood House, Rehoboth Beach
  • Fenwick Crab House, Fenwick Island
  • Kathy's Crab House, Delaware City
  • Old Mill Crab House, Delmar
  • The Surfing Crab, Lewes


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