Delaware Bay oysters are some of the best you’ll ever have, and they’re famous around the country for their flavors. There are so many places throughout the state where you can track down delicious, fresh oysters that it’s hard to narrow it down to the best oyster bars in Delaware… but we had to give it a shot. Here are the top 10 places to feast on fresh oysters in the First State.
1. Henlopen City Oyster House
Henlopen City Oyster House serves up fresh seafood at their award-winning raw bar. Try an oyster sampler featuring 9 different oysters, or order a whole bunch of your favorite type! You'll love the beachy vibe here.
Address: 50 Wilmington Ave, Rehoboth Beach
2. Trolley Square Oyster House
You've got two chances to go ham on dollar oysters at Trolley Square. Their happy hour runs from 3 pm- 6 pm, and then again for late night from 10 pm - 1 am. On their regular menu, find several oystery options like oyster stew, fried oysters, and baked stuffed oysters.
Address: 1707 Delaware Ave, Wilmington
3. FINS Fish House and Raw Bar
FINS should be opening up soon for the 2018 season, after they've spent all winter renovating. When they do open up again, you can expect to find the same amazing deals on steamed and shucked oysters during happy hour, and a full raw bar that's one of the most impressive in Delaware.
Address: 243 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach
4. JP's on the Wharf
JP's is about as fresh as you can get. Watch the watermen bring in oysters by the barrel as you sit on the dock and snack on these salty treats.
Address: 201 Hubbard Ave, Frederica
5. George and Sons Seafood Market
George and Sons Seafood Market features some of the best local and national oyster selection you'll find in New Castle County. Try some oysters from Alaska, and compare them to ones from our own Delaware Bay. Each one brings unique flavors and textures to the table.
Address: 1216 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin
6. Chesapeake and Maine
Chesapeake and Maine may be best known for their lobster rolls (which are the best you'll find - anywhere!), but they also have a killer raw bar. Like anything with the Dogfish Head name behind it, you can expect freshness and flavor from these oysters, along with a memorable experience at this quirky spot.
Address: 316 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach
7. Feby's Fishery
Tracking down fresh seafood in Wilmington can be hit or miss, but Feby's always does it right. The Oyster Rockefeller is out of this world, and their raw bar is impressive, too.
Address: 3701 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington
8. Bluecoast Seafood Grill
Head to Bluecoast in Bethany Beach on Thursday for their Oyster Night happy hours. Enjoy buck-a-shuck specials and perfectly paired drinks at this classy spot with a view to die for.
Address: 30904 Coastal Hwy, Bethany Beach
9. Just Hooked
Everything at Just Hooked is locally sourced, so you've got to wait until the Delaware and Chesapeake Bay Oysters start coming in. When you catch them in season, though, you'll be delighted at how fresh these raw bar bites can be.
Address: 1500 Coastal Hwy #1, Fenwick Island
10. Captain Mac's Fish House
In season, you'll find fresh-off-the-boat oysters by the dozen at Captain Mac's! Try them fresh and raw, or enjoy them fried as part of an enormous, market-fresh seafood lunch or dinner.
Address: 37320 Lighthouse Rd, Selbyville