The Best of Delaware 2009

From crab cakes and cheesesteaks to prime rib and clam bakes, little Delaware is packed with great places to eat and terrific places to shop. Here’s the cream of the crop.



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Best Crab Cakes

  Readers, upstate: Valle Cucina Italiana (4752 Limestone Road, Wilmington, 998-9999)
  Readers, downstate: Big Fish Grill (4117 Highway One, Rehoboth Beach, 227-9007)
  Critics, upstate: “We love the crab cakes from Movable Feast,” Karibjanian says. “There’s jumbo lump, a lot of meat and a great combination of flavors. It’s not like eating crab, but a crab cake as it should be,” says Steve Horgan. “We start with the best crabmeat we can find and let it speak for itself. It’s a light seasoning and a dusting of panko bread crumbs before we bake them.” (2510 W. Fifth St., Wilmington, 656-8892)
  Critics, downstate: The burly all-lump crab cakes at Jake’s Seafood are made according to a well-guarded 70-year-old family recipe that, we have on good authority, involves a hint of tangy mustard. “I’ve known [owner] Bill [Klemkowski] for years, and his handed-down family recipe has plenty of big, flakey crabmeat,” Meoli says. “I get mine broiled.” (29 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-6237; 19178 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, 644-7711)
  Critics, over the line: Sometimes Borin feels like eating crab cakes. Sometimes she feels like a drive to the country. When she feels like both, she escapes to The Farmhouse, one of three quaint dining facilities at Loch Nairn Golf Club. “The delicious crab cakes are served inside or out on the patio,” she says, “and the fresh, chunky crabmeat is the restaurants’ claim to fame.” (514 McCue Road, Avondale, Pa., 610-268-2235)
 

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