Fenwick Crab House, Fenwick Island
This family-owned restaurant maintains a relaxed, rustic spirit and serves huge portions of seafood, such as Alaskan snow crab legs, in metal buckets. The meaty backfin crab cakes are famous; 302/539-2500 or fenwickcrabhouse.com.
Mickey’s Family Crab House, Bethany Beach
Mickey’s has offered classic fried fare for 20 years. Our readers can’t resist the all-you-can-eat blue crabs; 302/539-5384 or mickeysfamilycrabhouse.com.
Ed’s Chicken & Crabs, Dewey Beach
“Chicken Ed’s” enjoys a cult following for its fresh steamed blue crabs dusted with Old Bay seasoning; 302/227-9484.