Crabs, crabs, succulent blue crabs have clawed their tasty way to the top of many a menu along Delaware’s coastline, a stretch of beach watered by the salty Atlantic Ocean and blessed with balmy breezes. In fact, visitors to this popular part of the state can pretty much count on fresh seafood at large to dominate many a dinner table, from those irresistible crabs (in cakes, sandwiches, pastas, dips and so on) to fried oysters, seared scallops, fried bluefish, roasted salmon, halibut, steamed middle-neck clams, jumbo shrimp and even batter dipped fresh cod, served with melt in your mouth chips (aka french fries) of course.
For those less fond of seafood there is also an abundance of less-fishy alternatives from which to choose, whether you’ve a hankering for pizza, something vegetarian or a pile of wings (courtesy of Delaware raised chickens) but for a real taste of what’s local, the sea is where it’s at.
And nothing says summer and the sea like a bottle or three of a Dogfish Head brew. With evocative names like Lawnmower and Raison D’Etre, you’ll be hard pressed to find cause to stop at just one. To sweeten the deal, Dogfish Head also has a small distillery, which produces rums, vodkas and their own special gin, Dogfish Jin. Bottoms up!