Delaware locals know that their tiny state has a deep and delicious seafood culture, and our favorite seafood dives are proof of that. Bet you can't visit just one!
Bethany Beach, Delaware
Weary of fried seafood? Bite your tongue! Or bite into the many broiled and steamed options available at Mickey's, including a nice broiled crab cake; 302-539-5384, mickeysfamilycrabhouse.com
“Chicken Ed’s” enjoys a cult following for its fresh steamed blue crabs dusted with Old Bay seasoning (and yes, barbecued chicken). There's no water view, but the people watching makes up for it; 302-227-9484
This family-owned restaurant maintains a relaxed, rustic spirit and serves huge portions of seafood, such as Alaskan snow crab legs. The meaty jumbo lump crab cakes are famous; fenwickcrabhouse.com, 302-539-2500