Delaware August 02, 2017
The Unassuming Restaurant In Delaware That Serves The Best Crab Cake You’ll Ever Taste
Delaware often gets overlooked as the crab cake mecca that it truly is – but when USA Today’s Best Crab Cake in Maryland is actually
located in Delaware, maybe we should be taken a little more seriously. There are so many spots in the state to grab some fresh crab that it’s actually hard to find a bad crab cake in our state – but one restaurant in Delaware certainly does stand out among the rest.
Woody's Dewey Beach is one of Delaware's most iconic restaurants.
They've been serving up the best crab cakes around since 2009, at
1904 Coastal Highway
Dewey Beach, Delaware
Woody's is a small bar with a great outdoor patio, but be prepared for a crowd. During the summer, they sell 350-400 crab cakes each
The crab cake recipe here is so sought after that the owner, Jimmy O'Conor, admits someone once tried to pay a server $300 to spill the beans.
All we know for sure is that the jumbo lump crab cakes are made with just enough buttermilk and seem to magically stick together.
The crab cake contains almost no filler and the source of the crab meat is a guarded secret. In fact, Woody's won't even tell you where they get their fresh brioche buns! Talk about keeping it under wraps.
Crab cakes are served either as a sandwich or on their own for $15.50, and they are served with house made Old Bay chips. The seasoning on both the crab and the chips is perfect every single time.
You can make it healthier if you want, by ordering the Raspberry Walnut salad topped with a famous Woody's Dewey Beach crab cake. This might be the most popular salad at the beach.
After you've had the best crab cake you'll ever eat, finish off your meal with one of their rotating specialty desserts - if you're lucky, you'll show up when they're serving this maple bacon bourbon candy bar. It's unbelievable.
So, Delaware, be proud! While we may not have the reputation that Maryland has, it’s clear that we know our stuff when it comes to crab cakes. If you just can’t get enough, here are
16 More Restaurants That Serve the Best Crab Cakes in Delaware – and you’ve got to try them all.