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.

For more of the tastiest beachfront dining in Delaware, read These 11 Beachfront Restaurants Are Out Of This World.

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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.