July 4 is just made for picking crabs. If you’re looking for someplace to sit and pick, or take out a half-bushel, check the following:
At the beach: Claws Seafood House (167 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-2529, 227claw.com), The Crab House (19598 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, 227-2019); Fenwick Crab House (100 Coastal Hwy., Fenwick Island, 539-2500, fenwickcrabhouse.com); Lazy Susan’s Seafood Deli (18289 Coastal Hwy., Lewes, 645-5115); Mickey’s Family Crab House (39610 Jefferson Bridge Road, Bethany Beach, 539-5384 mickeysfamilycrabhouse.com); The Surfing Crab (16723 Coastal Hwy., Lewes, 644-4448, thesurfingcrab.com).
In Western Sussex: The Old Mill Crab House (Del. 54 and Waller Road, Delmar, 846-2808, oldmillcrabhouse.com)
In Kent: The Boondocks (825 Lighthouse Road, Smyrna, 653-6962); Sambo’s Tavern (283 Front St., Leipsic, 674-9724)
In and near New Castle County: Hill Top Crab House (8980 Gap Newport Pike, Toughkenamon, Pa., 610-268-2766, hilltopcrabhouse.com); Lestardo’s Crab House (135 Christiana Road, New Castle, 328-5070); The Taproom (201 Bohemia Ave, Chesapeake City, Md., 410 885-2344, taproomcrabhouse.com)
Prices tend to go up on holiday weekends, but aren’t they worth paying? Get crackin’.