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 Beach Classic
Critics, downstate: The Fenwick Crab House opened soon after the Storm of 1962 and, like the G-scale model railroad that chugs around its dining room, the landmark business is still going strong. The restaurant is traditionally open from Easter to Columbus Day, but its crab cakes are so popular, they are shipped to customers year-round. Scott Fornwalt, who bought the place 26 years ago, says he sold more than 5,000 crab cakes last Christmas. For almost half a century, the Fenwick Crab House has been known for its steamed crab specials and other crab dishes. Fornwalt added the soft shell crab club sandwich when he took over and the crab dip baked in French bread about 20 years ago. Even a classic has to stay current, so this summer, look for the new 10-ounce prime rib burger served on a pretzel roll. (100 Coastal Hwy., Fenwick Island, 539-2500)