Restaurant Row – The Surfing Crab

by Dave on August 22, 2009

You know that place? The one that everyone’s talking about with the crabs that are THIS big that have claws THIS big?

Well, it’s called The Surfing Crab and it’s located on Coastal Highway just north of Lewes.

Donald Vechery and his wife Dawn opened the place this year and
rave reviews abound. (I even talked to one guy who ate at the Surfing Crab three times in one week.)

Vechery is the son of Henry Vechery, the longtime owner of the Bethesda Crab House in Bethesda, Maryland. So crabs run deep in his family.

The airy, indoor/outdoor feel of a crab house aptly describes a meal at the Surfing Crab: screened-in picnic tables with mallets banging away near pitchers of draft beer and the wonderful smell of seafood seasonings in the air.

Besides the top-notch crabs, be sure to enjoy the oyster, shrimp or fish Po Boy sandwiches, soft-shell crab sandwiches (in-season, of course) and, of course, the crab cakes.

The Surfing Crab
16723 Coastal Highway, Lewes

This article first appeared in Coastal Sussex Weekly, July 2, 2009.

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