Try These Lobster Rolls Around Delaware Before Summer Ends

Nothing says "summer" like seafood, and these lobster rolls are the epitome of light and delicious seaside dining in Delaware.

A warm buttery roll, chilled fresh lobster salad and bright and refreshing lemon make lobster rolls an easy favorite for summertime lunches on the East Coast. For a little taste of New England right here in the First State, try these mouthwatering takes on the classic handheld.

Lewes Oyster House

In the historic district of Lewes, Lewes Oyster House serves up fresh seafood dishes inspired by tavern fare and regional ingredients. Executive Chef Sean Corea offers a mouthwatering Delaware lobster roll during lunch hours. Lobster knuckle and claw are dredged in butter and mayo, then seasoned with lemon, celery salt and parsley. The lobster is served on a toasted bun with the eatery’s signature boardwalk fries.

108 2nd Street, Lewes

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Trolley Square Oyster House

On Thursdays, enjoy lobster-themed specials at Trolley Square Oyster House. The lobster roll special features a toasty bun, bed of lettuce and delicious lobster salad, served with fries and a pickle.

1707 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington 

Striper Bites

This Lewes bistro features a traditional Maine lobster roll with a light Dijon mayo. While many seafood restaurants feature this New England classic as a lunch special, Striper Bites includes the dish on both the lunch and dinner menu. If a craving hits in the evening hours, Striper Bites is sure to satisfy.

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107 Savannah Road, Lewes

George & Sons

There’s a never-ending debate among lobster roll enthusiasts: butter or mayo? Get the best of both worlds at George & Sons’ Seafood Market and Oyster House. This Hockessin establishment offers diners a choice between mayo or butter, so your lobster roll is served to your liking. If you ask us, either one is a winner!

1216 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin

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Twining’s Lobster Shanty

This Fenwick seafood grill offers a few variations of the classic. For something light and chilled, the Famous Lobster Salad Roll features mayo and a secret seasoning blend. For those who prefer the sandwich toasty and warm, the Hot Old Bay Lobster Roll is made with whole shelled lobster poached in butter. Plus, a Shanty Lobster Salad BLT gives you a fun spin on the traditional sandwich by adding smoked bacon, avocado, lettuce and tomato.

37310 Lighthouse Road, Fenwick Island

Cousins Maine Lobster – Delaware

Find this food truck across the First State at events, breweries and more. This national company allows local operators to start franchise locations all over the United States. Delaware’s food truck serves up lobster straight from Maine, and the result is a flavorful and traditional lobster roll, served either Maine or Connecticut-style.

Various Locations

Banks Seafood

For delicious seafood on the Riverfront in Wilmington, Banks is the place to be. Known for fresh ingredients, innovative cuisine and top-notch customer service, this chef-owned concept serves up a delicious lobster roll. Banks’ take starts with a traditional Maine-style lobster salad with mayo and fresh, light flavors. Served on a grilled bun with a side of Kennebec potato chips, this dish is the perfect summer lunch.

101 South Market Street, Wilmington

Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls

This national chain has a location in Rehoboth Beach, where it serves lobster “the way it’s meant to be prepared and enjoyed.” With lobsters hauled in from Maine, this eatery offers several options from a traditional cold lobster salad to Connecticut rolls and even a lobster BLT roll.

67 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach

Matt’s Fish Camp

Matt’s Fish Camp has three locations along Delaware’s coast. Each location serves a variation of the Maine classic. At the Fenwick Island location, find a “Maine Style” roll that’s chilled, dressed with a lemon mayo and topped with celery. The Lewes and Bethany locations both list the option of either a warm or a cold lobster roll.

34401 Tenley Court, Lewes
28635 Coastal Highway, North Bethany Beach
700 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island


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