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 Raw Bar
Readers, upstate: Harry’s Seafood Grill (101 S. Market St., Wilmington, 777-1500)
Readers, downstate: Fins Fish House and Raw Bar (243 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 226-3467)
Critics, upstate: “Walter’s Steakhouse offers the ultimate in surf-and-turf fare,” Poppiti says. The raw bar, which brims with shrimp, clams Casino, mussels, oysters and excellent caviar, is offered Sunday, Monday and Thursday. (802 N. Union St., Wilmington, 652-6780)
Critics, downstate: Along with fresh clams, mussels, crabs, shrimp and lobster, the raw-steamer bar at Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House features 16 varieties of oysters at any given time. And, like the C-17s at the nearby airbase, those oysters fly in from all over the world. The raw bartender, if you will, is like a sommelier of oysters, educating customers about the varieties. The best time to sample these slurpers are on Buck-a-Shuck Mondays, when they go for $1 apiece from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Manager Adam Gottlieb rotates his oyster roster early and often. “I buy seafood in limited quantities,” he says. “I want to run out of four or five types every night so that we’re always getting different varieties in.” Talk about pearls of wisdom. (1131 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover, 857-3223)