With fresh fish arriving every day from the Atlantic Ocean, the Chesapeake Bay and our local streams and rivers, "boat-to-plate" dining is one of the hallmarks of our regional cuisine and restaurant scene.
Banks Seafood Kitchen and raw bar prints a new menu every day to ensure freshness among its sashimi, oysters, lobsters and more. (One thing you can depend on: The lobster mashed potatoes are a menu staple, for a reason.) Big Fish Grill on the Wilmington Riverfront is more casual and great for families, while a creative and fresh fish item can always be found on the menu La Fia Bistro a staple in the downtown restaurant scene.
Some think no trip to the Mid-Atlantic in season is complete without a stop at a Local Crab Shack, but if a few hours of pickin' crabs aren't in the cards, you'll still find wonderful crab cakes in restaurants throughout the area - made from real crab, with little to no filler. Because that's the local standard.