Delaware April 02, 2018
Delaware Is Home To The Best Crabcakes And Here Are The 10 Places To Find Them
Delaware is known for amazing crabs – and we can really make a crabcake! No need to head into Maryland for one of the freshest, filler-free and flavorful crabcakes because you can find them right here in the First State. Each of these 10 restaurants has earned its spot on the list by serving up the best crabcakes in Delaware.
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. Woody's, Dewey Beach
Woody's might serve the most famous crabcakes in the state - and the recipe is a closely guarded secret! Patrons have been known to offer wait staff hundreds of dollars for the information, but they'll never tell.
Read more about their award winning crabcakes here
Address: 1904 Coastal Hwy, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
2. Feby's Fishery
Feby's serves up some of the freshest crabs and oysters in the state, and their crabcakes are made with almost no filler. This is a must-try spot if you're dining in Wilmington.
Address: 3701 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington
3. Famous Crab Cakes by Rigatoni
This New Castle landmark serves up some of the tastiest crabcakes in Northern Delaware. Though you might not expect a place named "Rigatoni's" to serve anything but pasta and pizza, don't let the name fool you. You'll be blown away by their flavor and freshness.
Address: 651 Naamans Rd, Claymont, DE 19703
4. Crabby Dick's
Crabby Dick's in Delaware City is one of the quirkiest restaurants in the state. Not only are the menu items named, uh, with a sense of humor, but the restaurant is in one of the most haunted buildings in the state! Even if you're not a fan of dining with ghosts, their crab dip and crabcakes make this worth a visit.
Address: 30 Clinton St, Delaware City, DE 19706
5. Crabcake Factory Bayside
Yes, the "best crabcakes in the world" are actually right here in Delaware! No need to go to the other, overcrowded Crabcake Factory locations when this Selbyville spot serves them up just as fresh as the Maryland restaurants.
Address: 37314 Lighthouse Rd, Selbyville, DE 19975
6. The Starboard
This Dewey Beach landmark isn't just a beach bar - it's actually a great place to get crabs. When Woody's is too crowded or you feel like trying something new, you can never go wrong here.
Address: 2009 Highway One, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
7. Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront
Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront is one of the nicest restaurants in Wilmington, and they're famous for their seafood dishes. Try their double crabcake entree for a delicious and fresh crabby treat.
Address: 720 Justison St, Wilmington, DE 19801
8. Fenwick Crab House
This famous crabcake spot is known for shipping their cakes all around the world. You'll have to wait until they open for the season, in May, to indulge.
Address: 100 Coastal Hwy, Fenwick Island, DE 19944
9. Old Mill Crab House
Old Mill Crab House is known for their enormous all-you-can-eat crab feasts, but don't write off their crabcakes. They are made with fresh-from-the-bay crabs and almost no filler. The flavor is juuuuust right.
Address: 8829 Waller Rd, Delmar, DE 19940
10. FINS Ale House & Raw Bar
Fins Ale House is one of the better places in the state to snack on oysters and clams, but their crabcakes shouldn't be overlooked. Try the crabcake sliders for a unique twist on a classic sandwich.
Address: 19269 Coastal Hwy, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
For more of the best of Delaware’s crabby restaurants, check out
These 11 Restaurants in Delaware That Serve The Most Mouthwatering Crab Dip and Eat At These 7 Crab Shacks In Delaware As Soon As They Open For The Season.