Some people go to the beach for the local seafood. Here are a few restaurants that specialize in seafare at some of our closest beaches. Crabs top many of the menus. Abbreviations for credit cards are as follows: AE, American Express; C, Choice; CB, Carte Blanche; DC, Diner's Club; MC, Master Charge; V, VISA; W, Wilmington Savings Fund Society. BETHANY & FENWICK ISLAND FENWICK CRAB HOUSE Route 1, Ocean Highway, Fenwick Island, 302/539-9842. L $1.25-$2.95, D $5.95-$12.95. No credit cards. No reservations. No alcoholic beverages served. (Diners may bring their own). Specialities include crab imperial, sauteed backfin crab meat, broiled or fried flounder or trout, soft-shell crabs. TERRY BEAR Route 1, Atlantic Avenue, Fenwick Island. L $2.25-$5.45, D $6.50-$24. MC, V, W. Reservations suggested. Full bar. Italian and seafood specialities with an emphasis on homemade pastas: lasagna, clams possilipo, linguine. Also, whole lobster stuffed with scallops, shrimp and clams, apple walnut cake, cannoli, rum cake. LEWES ANGLERS RESTAURANT Canal Bank, (overlooking the Lewes- Rehoboth Canal), 302/645-9931. B $1.75-2.95, L & D $5.95-$14.95. MC, V. No reservations. Full bar. Seafood specialities include crab imperial, soft-shell crabs, Alaskan crab legs, frog legs, crab or shrimp salad, flounder, sea trout, steamed shrimp, Maine lobster. THE FISHERMEN'S WHARF LIGHTHOUSE Corner of Angler and Savannah roads overlooking the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal, 302/645- 8991. L $1-$7, D $9-$15. MC, V. No reservations. Full bar. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served in coffee shop; the dining room serves dinner only. Greek and American food: moussaka, calamari, seafood kebabs, lobster, crab cakes, broiled flounder, homemade breads. OCEAN CITY FAMILY FISH HOUSE 11427 Coastal Highway, 301/ 524-1182. D $6-$19. MC, V. No reservations. Full bar. Children's menu: under 6 eat for free. In the Rib Room downstairs there's prime rib and all-you-can- eat spiced shrimp and crab legs. Upstairs specialities include broiled snapper, flounder stuffed with crab, crab cakes, plus all-you-can-eat fried shrimp, spiced shrimp, crab legs, fried oysters, fried scallops. PHILLIPS BY THE SEA 13th Street and the Boardwalk, 301/289-9121. D $6.95-$15.95. AE, C, MC, V. No reservations. Full bar. Open for dinner only. Children's menu. PHILLIPS CRAB HOUSE 21st Street and Philadelphia Avenue, 301/289- 6821. L & D $2.95-$17.95. No credit cards. No reservations. Full bar. Children's menu. ghway, 301/524- 1712. No credit cards. No reservations. Full bar. Children's menu. There are three locations of this perennial Ocean City favorite, serving much the same menu. Phillips Crab House has hard-shell crabs, while the others have them for takeout only. Specialities include clams casino, crab claw cocktail, steamed spiced shrimp, vegetable crab soup, Phillips' crab-stuffed fillet of flounder. REHOBOTH & DEWEY BEACH THE AVENUE 32 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth, 302/227-2770. B $2- $3.50, L $2.50-$10, D $5-$17.95. MC, V. No reservations. Full bar. Specialities include prime rib, roast turkey, fried chicken, roast duck, surf & turf, crab au gratin, scallops, fresh pies, apple brown betty. CORNER CUPBOARD INN 50 Park Avenue, Rehoboth, 302/227-8553. B $.75-$5, D $8.50-$14.75. Reservations suggested. No alcoholic beverages served. (Diners may bring their own.) Specialities include soft-shell crabs, broiled local lobster, scallops in garlic butter, crab imperial, broiled sea trout or flounder, pecan pie, peach shortcake. CRABBERS' COVE (Located in Ruddertowne next to the Ru scallops, shrimp in a basket. DINNER BELL 2 Christian Street, Rehoboth, 302/227-2561. B $1.10- $2.95, L $1.85-$7.95, D $6.95-$16.95. AE, MC, V. No reservations. Full bar. Children's menu. Six dining rooms and an outdoor crab deck featuring hard shells, steamed spiced shrimp and a salad bar. Specialities inside include soft-shell crabs, fried or broiled flounder, strawberry chiffon pie, peach cobbler and shortcake, lemon mousse. THE HAPPY CRAB Route 14, Rehoboth, 302/227-2225. L $2.95-$4.95, D $6.50-$12.50. AE, MC, V, W. Reservations accepted only for large parties. Full bar. Specialities include hard- and soft-shell crabs, crab cakes, steamed spiced shrimp, scampi, stuffed shrimp, whole steamed lobster, stuffed clams, clam strips, stuffed flounder. RUSTY RUDDER Route 1 and Dickinson Street on the Bay, Dewey Beach, 302/227-3888. L $3.95-$4.95, D $8.95-$19.95. AE, MC, V, W. No reservations. Full bar. Children's menu. Specialities include stuffed flounder, soft-shell crabs, crab imperial, backfin crab cakes.