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Dorchester County is known for its delectable seafood–jumbo lump crab, rockfish, oysters, and more–fresh from our local waters. Many of our restaurants are waterside, and some are accessible by boat. You’ll also discover some surprises here, such as sophisticated restaurants tucked away down country lanes and in small towns. Review our Dorchester Dining Guide online. Dorchester County is also home to a personal shopping service called Beat the Rush Delivery that provides delivery of food from local restaurants and markets.

Whether you’re dining dockside, riverside, downtown, or in the country, you’ll enjoy that classic Eastern Shore hospitality. We’re also home to the Mid-Atlantic’s first craft winery – Layton’s Chance Vineyard & Winery. And a popular microbrewery, RAR Brewing.

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Top picks for delicious crabs, oysters, and fish

Seafood is big here in Dorchester County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Our watermen harvest crabs, oysters, fish, and more. Crab and oyster season Crab season is April through Dec. 15; oyster season is Oct. 1 through March 31, but you can get crabmeat and farmed oysters all year long.  You’ll find crab and oyster dishes in many of our restaurants – crab cakes, crab soup, crab dip; plus oysters on the half shell, fried oysters, oysters Rockefeller, and more.  Enjoy the goodness in our restaurants or bring a cooler so you can take some local seafood home. A few ideas: