Best of Delaware 2010
You told us your favorites. We have a few of our own. Herein, the great big list of winners.
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Best Crab House
READERS, UPSTATE | Feby’s Fishery
3701 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington, 998-9496
READERS, DOWNSTATE | Lazy Susan’s Seafood Deli
18289 Coastal Hwy., Lewes, 645-5115
CRITICS, UPSTATE | Lestardo’s Crab House
135 Christiana Road, New Castle, 328-5070
It’s hard to find steamed blue crabs year-round—especially when the worst oil spill in history threatened the Gulf Coast. That’s why people are so grateful for Lestardo’s Crab House, a Hare’s Corner classic. Apps include fried clams and peel-and-eat shrimp. Shellacked trophy fish hang on the wall and friendly servers offer fresh, plump crabs doused in a housemade spice blend.
CRITICS, DOWNSTATE | Old Mill Crab House
8829 Waller Road, Delmar, 846-2808
The all-you-care-to-eat specials are legendary at the Old Mill. You know the drill: paper-covered picnic tables, mallets, cold beverages and unlimited steamed, spiced Maryland blue crabs—plus delicious fried chicken, fried shrimp, clam crisps, hush puppies and local sweet corn on the cob (in season).
CRITICS, OVER THE LINE | Hilltop Crabhouse Restaurant
8980 Gap Newport Pike, Toughkenamon, Pa., (610) 268-2766
Hilltop Crab House Restaurant has it all—the brown paper-covered tables, all-you-can-eat steamed blue crab specials, wooden mallets and Harbor Spice Co. seasonings. There’s also great peel-and-eat shrimp, fried clams, wings and roast beef.