We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Old Mill Crab House
Old Mill is a Delaware landmark that's packed during the summer as people feast on all-you-can-eat crabs, crab legs, and scallops. This is one of the best places to pick crabs in Delmarva, and you will leave feeling so so full you may pop. Make a reservation by calling 302-846-9000.
8829 Waller Rd, Delmar, DE 19940.
2. Striper Bites, Lewes
Striper Bites in Lewes is a favorite of many, and there's good reason why! Their seafood and sushi are among the best at the beach, and you can really tell their food is as fresh as it gets. If you spend any time at the beach, you've got to have at least one meal here.
107 Savannah Rd, Lewes, DE 19958
3. Paradise Grill, Long Neck
The hidden Paradise Grill is tricky to get to, and the lively beach bar will make you feel like you're on your own private island. The cool tropical drinks and bar food just make the illusion stronger, and the food trucks mean you can enjoy a variety of treats here all summer long.
27344 Bay Rd Long Neck, DE 19966
4. 99 Sea Level, Bethany Beach
99 Sea Level might feature the best view in Delware! You can look out over the beach and boardwalk as you scarf down one of the best burgers in Delaware, or share a romantic meal with the love of your life.
99 Hollywood St Bethany Beach, Delaware
5. Crabby Dick's, Delaware City
Crabby Dick's is a classic! The restaurant is fun and cheeky, and they serve up great crab dip! The waterfront views and spooky haunted history make this a great place to bring a fun crowd.
30 Clinton St Delaware City, DE 19706
6. Mrs. Robino's Italian Restaurant, Wilmington
Mrs Robino's Italian Restaurant in Little Italy might serve up the best spaghetti and meatballs in Delaware. The restaurant has been making Italian classics for decades now, and you'll leave feeling happy and nostalgic.
520 N Union St, Wilmington, DE 19805
7. Nora Lees, New Castle
Stop in to Nora Lee's in New Castle for a taste of New Orleans! You won't find better gumbo or creole anywhere else in the state, and the atmosphere is so much fun.
124 Delaware St
New Castle, DE 19720
8. Blue Moon, Rehoboth Beach
Blue Moon is the quirkiest restaurant in Delaware! They serve up incredible gourmet food like squid ink pasta and the best fried green tomatoes you'll ever have. Their famous dessert Moon Pie is a highlight of a trip here, and so are the drag shows that happen on weekends and certain weeknights.
35 Baltimore Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
9. Cultured Pearl, Rehoboth Beach
The Cultured Pearl is the best sushi restaurant at the beach, and their rooftop deck offers some great views as well. Enjoy the koi pond beneath your feet and the huge selection of sake!
301 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
10. 33 West, Dover
33 West is a nice break from the many chains in the Dover area. Try fresh seafood, delicious burgers, and a ton of other classic American fare, and you'll leave understanding why Delawareans can't stop raving about this little hole in the wall.
33 W Loockerman St
Dover, DE 19904
11. Hammerheads Dockside, Dewey Beach
Paddle up to Hammerheads Dockside for a waterfront lunch or dinner that you won't soon forget. They're well known for serving up great crabcakes and delicious sandwiches and you can't beat the view!
39415 Inlet Rd, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971