16 Incredible Waterfront Restaurants in Delaware That Offer Scenic And Delicious Dining
As soon as the weather starts to warm in Delaware, people flock to the waterfront to relax, to play, and best yet, to eat! With miles of coastline along rivers, bays, marshes, and the ocean, you don’t have to look too far to find scenic restaurants in Delaware. Some are open year round and others are seasonal, so it’s important to check before heading down to dine.
These establishments might have fine dining with fancy linens or might have plastic chairs and newspaper as a table covering. Either way, we think food tastes better with a great view! Visit any of these waterfront restaurants in Delaware for a memorable meal that shows off the beauty of your own backyard.
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Where are your favorite waterfront restaurants in Delaware? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll be sure to get out there for a scenic seafood meal.
Address: 38931 Madison Ave, Selbyville, DE 19975, USA
Address: 101 S Market St, Wilmington, DE 19801, USA
Address: 2 Olive Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971, USA
Address: 113 Dickinson St, Dewey Beach, DE 19971, USA
Address: 720 Justison St, Wilmington, DE 19801, USA
Address: 213 Anglers Rd, Lewes, DE 19958, USA
Address: 27344 Bay Rd, Millsboro, DE 19966, USA
Address: 30904 Coastal Hwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930, USA
Address: 283 Front St, Leipsic, DE 19901, USA
Address: 32580 River Rd, Millsboro, DE 19966, USA
Address: 300 Delaware Ave, Laurel, DE 19956, USA
Address: 39415 Inlet Rd #2600, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971, USA
Address: 37310 Lighthouse Rd, Fenwick Isle, DE 19944, USA
Address: 39064 Harpoon Rd, Fenwick Island, DE 19944, USA
Address: 30 Clinton St, Delaware City, DE 19706, USA
Address: 201 Hubbard Ave, Frederica, DE 19946, USA
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waterfront restaurants in Delaware
January 23, 2020
Where can I find the best seafood in Delaware?
Since Delaware is located right along the Bay and the Ocean, it’s easy to find great seafood in Delaware. Elegant steakhouses on the Wilmington River, like Banks’, are legendary for dishes like lobster and fresh fish. More casual places, like Sambo’s in Leipsic or Woody’s in Dewey Beach, are known for serving up the best crabcakes around. If you’re looking to pick crabs, head to the beach towns and wander in to any crab shack you see, because they’re all absolutely amazing. Old Mill Crab House offers the best all-you-can-eat crab deal in the state.
Where can I eat right on the beach in Delaware?
Dewey Beach offers several beachfront restaurants that are lively and offer delicious dining with a view. If you’re looking for something quieter, head to 99 Sea Level in Bethany Beach and you’ll be just steps away from the sand. Paradise Grill also offers casual beachfront dining in Delaware.
Which restaurant in Delaware has the best view?
Big Chill Beach Club offers one of the best views in Delaware from high above Delaware Seashore State Park. You’ll also find lovely views at Papa Grandes in Fenwick Island, Catch 54 in Fenwick Island, and Abbott’s on Broad Creek in Laurel.
Katy is a life-long Delaware resident who grew up on a small grain farm and spent her summers enjoying time at the beach. A full time public relations professional by day and a content specialist with OIYS at night, Katy loves sharing her love of her home state with fellow Delawareans and others. Loves: local food, dachshunds, horseshoe crabs, hiking, farmers markets, bourbon.
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