Delaware May 31, 2018
10 Restaurants In Delaware With The Most Amazing Dockside Dining
Now that it’s summertime, Delawareans are dropping their boats in the water and getting ready for their days on the water. While it’s a blast to fish, sail, and boat out on Delaware’s bays, the best part of a day on the boat is feasting afterwards. While plenty of us set crab traps and have our own beachfront dinners, there are going to be days when the crabs aren’t falling for it. On those days, you’ll want to head to one of these delicious dockside restaurants in Delaware.
Please note, Hammerheads Dockside and JP’s on the Wharf are temporarily closed.
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1. Hammerheads Dockside, Indian River Inlet
Hammerheads is a Dewey Beach bar and restaurant, and their Indian River Inlet location is the perfect spot to dock and dine. Enjoy entertainment in the evenings or just refuel with a hearty lunch during a day on the water. You'll float back over again and again this summer!
Address: 2600, 39415 Inlet Rd., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
2. JP's on the Wharf, Frederica
Enjoy fresh-off-the-boat oysters and world famous strawberry pie at this dockside small town gem. You'll have a great view of the boats along the Murderkill River and the Delaware Bay as you snack on First State favorites.
Address: 201 Hubbard Ave, Frederica, DE 19946
3. Sambo's Tavern, Leipsic
Sambo's is the place to go for crabs in Kent County. Grab a seat that overlooks the docks and watch the boats bring in fresh catch as you pick crabs on newspaper tablecloths.
Address: 283 Front St, Leipsic, DE 19901
4. Crabby Dick's, Delaware City
Crabby Dicks isn't a place to dock-and-dine, but it offers waterfront dining with a great view of the Delaware City ferry dock. Watch the boats come back and forth from Pea Patch Island as you feast on crab-themed goodies. Be sure to try their crab dip!
5. Harpoon Hanna's, Fenwick Island
Harpoon Hanna's is a slower lower landmark. This dockside spot draws people from all over Delaware and Maryland to enjoy dockside dining, kayaking, boating and more on the the Cove.
Address: 39064 Harpoon Road, Fenwick Island, DE 19944
6. Irish Eyes, Lewes
Irish Eyes is the place to go for dockside dining in Lewes. Enjoy bar food favorites with a nautical twist, like these fried haddock tacos, or just chow down on some of the best wings around while you catch a sunset from the deck.
Address: 213 Anglers Rd., Lewes, DE 19958
7. Grain H20, Bear
Grain is located right at the Summit North Marina, so upstate boaters can enjoy a great meal after a day on the water, too. This new, trendy spot is known for delicious burgers and the freshest ingredients around.
Address: 3006 Summit Harbour Pl., Bear, DE 19701
8. On the Rocks Dockside Grill, Lewes
On the Rocks is located right near the Ferry terminal, so it's a great place to dine when you're waiting for a ride. Try their crispy wings or their loaded fries if you feel like treating yourself to some tasty bar food.
Address: 43 Cape Henlopen Dr., Lewes, DE 19958
9. Catch 54, Fenwick Island
Catch 54 is one of the best waterfront dining spots in Delaware. You'll love the beautiful views and the seafood is some of the best in the area. Dock and dine here all summer long when you feel like treating yourself to a memorable meal.
Address: 38931 Madison Ave., Selbyville, DE 19975
10. Papa Grande's, Fenwick Island
If you're looking for something a little more lively, you'll find Papa Grande Taqueria right next door to Catch 54. This modern taco spot serves up the best cantina food in Fenwick Island, and the dockside dining really makes the atmosphere perfect.
Address: 38929 Madison Ave., Selbyville, DE 19975
What’s your favorite place to dine and dock in Delaware? If you don’t have to worry about parking the boat, you can head (on foot or by car!) to these
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