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 or Domaine Hudson, staples 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.