There’s no question that crab dip is one of Delaware’s most iconic foods – whether it’s served in a ceramic bowl or in a bread bowl, Delawareans eat a ton of the stuff. While it might be hard to top your mom’s crab dip recipe, here are 11 places where you can find some of the best crab dip in Delaware.
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1. Sully's Irish Pub, Middletown
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Yes, a divey Irish Pub takes the top spot here for a few reasons. The creativity that this little Main Street spot puts into their crab dip special
- serving it with deep fried soft pretzels instead of traditional crostini - and the huge chunks of delicious, fresh crab meat mean this is a dish you'll never want to pass up.
12 W Main St
Middletown, DE 19709
2. FINS Fish House, Rehoboth Beach
FINS is well known for being a top seafood spot in Rehoboth Beach, and their crab dip is one reason why. Served with fresh tostada chips and made cheesy and with delicious, fresh crab, it's hard to beat.
243 Rehoboth Ave
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
3. Claws Seafood House, Rehoboth Beach
Claws is often overlooked in a town full of seafood establishments, but their crab dip is one reason to stop by for a meal. They serve it up with tri color corn chips and it's made with fresh crab. The crunchy crust on top is the perfect compliment to the crab below.
167 Rehoboth Ave
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
4. Cantwells Tavern, Odessa
There are many things that Cantwell's Tavern does right, and crab dip is high on the list. Served with fresh crostini, this baked dish is one of my favorites away from the coast.
109 Main St, Odessa, DE 19730
5. McGlynns Pub, Dover
McGlynn's Pub in Dover is another place where you may not expect to find great crab dip, but you'll be surprised by how well they pull it off. It's creamy and flavorful, and you'll love their take on this traditional Delaware delicacy.
800 N State St
Dover, DE 19901
6. JB Dawsons, Newark
JB Dawson's might be a small chain, but I've never had crab dip here that's disappointed me. It's always hot from the over, served with fresh chips, and full of flavor and crab meat. Try it next time you're out shopping at the Christiana Mall.
315 Christiana Mall
Newark, DE 19702
7. Big Fish Grill Rehoboth
course Big Fish Grill in Rehoboth makes our list of best crab dip in Delaware! This iconic spot serves up some of the greatest seafood dishes you'll find in Delaware, and their crab dip is seasoned perfectly to start your meal off right. 20298 Coastal Hwy, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
8. Harrys Seafood Grill, Wilmington
Harry's is the place to go for outstanding crab dip in Wilmington. Their hot crab and artichoke dip is the best of both worlds. You'll be coming back again and again for this famous appetizer. Enjoy water views and some amazing lobster dishes here, too.
101 S Market St
Wilmington, DE 19801
9. Two Stones Pub, Newark
Two Stones Pub serves some incredible crab dip. It's seasoned with just the right amount of Old Bay, topped with gooey, melty cheese and served with warm, fresh pita bread. Pair it with one of the many options off of Two Stone's beer list and you can't go wrong.
2-3 Chesmar Plaza, Newark, DE 19713
10. The Brick Hotel on the Circle, Georgetown
The Brick Hotel is one of the most historic restaurants in the state, and they serve up some excellent, mouthwatering Delaware dishes. Try the crab dip - served here with perfectly baked bits of salty soft pretzels - and you'll see why they made our list of best crap dip in Delaware.
The Circle, Georgtown, DE
11. Crabby Dicks, Delaware City
Crabby Dick's in Delaware City seves their gigantic, jumbo lump crab dip in a bread bowl. I don't know about you, but to me, there's no better way to serve the dish! Once the dip is all gone (it's also served with fresh tri-color corn chips) you can gobble up the bread that's soaked up all of the dip's flavor. Yum!
30 Clinton St
Delaware City, DE 19706
Man, now I’m hungry! Along with crab dip, Delaware’s also known for making some of the best crab cakes on the east coast. If you don’t believe that the First State can make them as good as Maryland can, then you need to try each restaurant on our list of
these 16 Restaurants that Serve the Best Crab Cakes in Delaware.