Delaware May 10, 2018
This Tiny Town Is The Seafood Capital Of Delaware And You’ll Want To Plan A Visit
You know, Maryland and Maine both get a lot of credit in the seafood world. Sure, the Chesapeake Bay is known for delicious crabs and Maine’s lobster rolls are famous, but Delaware has a lot to offer, too! Delaware Bay oysters are some of the best in the world, and the Atlantic Ocean is an amazing place to pick up some wild-caught fish. If you’re ever doubting that Delaware can stand up to any other state in terms of seafood offerings, you’ve got to visit the seafood capital of Delaware.
Lewes is a unique town that is situated at the point where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean.
Thanks to this unique location, the restaurants around Lewes have access to the absolute freshest seafood around. From bay oysters to fresh Atlantic fish, you'll find a little bit of everything in this town. Check out why Lewes is the seafood capital of the state below.
Matt's Fish Camp is a little off the beaten path, but their fresh seafood and raw bar is always amazing.
They offer oyster specials every Wednesday night, featuring local oysters pulled right from the bay.
There's plenty of outdoor seating at this vintage-inspired fish house!
Address: 4401 Tenley Court, Lewes, DE 19958
For something unique, stop by Striper Bites.
Not only do they make the best cippolini in town, but their sushi is a creative twist on a by-the-sea dining spot.
You can find some delicious scallops and fish tacos here, as well!
107 E Savannah Rd., Lewes, DE 19958
The Buttery is the place to go if you're looking for an elegant seafood meal.
You'll find out just why this local landmark is always near the top in "Best of Delaware" lists!
From scallops to lobster tail and everything in between, you'll find scrumptious dishes being served right here.
When only a water view will do, head over to the newly renovated Gilligan's.
Though the restaurant may no longer be an old repurposed boat, the new place has its perks. The cuisine - including the grilled salmon BLT pictured below - is still as delicious as ever.
Locals are thrilled that Gilligan's did not shut down! The new renovations make this spot airy and welcoming.
Address: 134 W Market St., Lewes, DE 19958
For a great pub that serves up fresh fish dishes, you can't go wrong at Wheelhouse.
This new spot took over the historic Wharf and serves up beautiful views with delicious, fresh seafood bites. Try the Fisherman's Platter!
The Wharf is looking great with its new facelift, and you'll feel like you've been whisked away to tropical paradise.
Address: 7 Anglers Rd., Lewes, DE 19958
Of course, if you're still the type that likes to catch, clean and cook your own seafood... Lewes can help with that, too.
one Woody’s makes the best crab cakes in the world seafood dish you’ll want to travel outside of Lewes for – crab cakes. If you really want a great crab cake, head south to Dewey Beach, where .