• MICKEY'S FAMILY  CRABHOUSE

  • Bethany Beach, DE

  • Established 1990

Welcome to Mickey’s Family Crab House in Bethany beach, Delaware!

Who We Are and What We Do

Mickey’s Family Crabhouse is a casual, family friendly eatery! We take great pride in acquiring the very best quality seafood money can buy! Our guests are of primary importance and hospitality is our focus! Mickey’s Crabhouse was established on May 25th 1990. Owners Michael Walker and Amy Rice have built a loyal and passionate core team of employees who strive to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for diners and for them to have a genuine taste of the Eastern Shore! We utilize as many of our local farmers, fisherman, and purveyors as we can to ensure the freshest, delicious produce and seafood possible will be served to our customers! We greatly appreciate and anticipate the seasonal crowds as well as strive to reach out and support the local needs of the community whenever possible. We take the time to house make our dressings, sauces, crab cakes, and other menu items with a backbone of love and care going into everything that we do! Quality is of utmost importance to us and we attempt to display that in all we do

Owner Michael Walker, much better known as “Mickey” moved to Bethany Beach from Olney, Maryland in 1989. His parents had a beach house in Ocean City, Maryland where he spent many summers along the shore. In the 1980’s Mickey began working around steamed crabs at the Olney pub. This is where he began his experience to what would later propel him into owning his very own crab house. Additionally, his mother Mary was a caterer and Mickey would often help her. She has been a tremendous influence and inspiration for the beginning of Mickey’s. When Mickey had discovered the property in Bethany Beach for sale, he knew it was time to begin a new venture in life! Formally an icecream shop, with only a handful of picnic tables, his dream began to develop and grow. He couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Besides making improvements to the crabhouse in the off-season, Mickey loves fishing and football- Go Redskins! He also has three beautiful children whom he also enjoys spending time with.


Amy Rice is a native of Sussex County who was raised in Selbyville, De and moved to Bethany Beach as a teenager. She began working at Mickey’s in 1994 and later entered into business partnership with Mickey. She is a culinary graduate of L’Academie De Cuisine in Gaithersburg, Md and also has a bachelor’s degree from Liberty University. Her passion for food as well as serving and helping people is something that has always been with her. She has worked in various local restaurant establishments throughout her life from the time she was just 15 years old. Amy has four children of her own and enjoys spending time with her family. She believes that no matter what she is doing, that it should be done wholeheartedly and that is something she tries to instill in others. Outside of the restaurant, Amy loves learning new things and doing mission work. Currently during the off-season she is pursuing a graduate degree and loves to travel.