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May 22, 2002 11:26 AM

Rehoboth Beach Recommendations?

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I'm off to the beach for a long weekend. Are there any recommendations for a good meal? Most of the places I've tried are expensive and mediocre, or cheap and bad.

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  1. Have you tried Big Fish Grille yet? We had a very good meal there last year - before high season started, so it wasn't packed. The food from the daily specials menu was terrific, though the food from the regular menu seemed a little plain. I've heard some people say it wasn't as fabulous as, say, Blue Moon, etc., but then it is quite a bit less expensive and still serves very fresh seafood. Any thoughts on this restaurant?

    1. Grotto Pizza on the Boardwalk is touristy and usually crowded, but fun. We also like Obie's By the Sea, which is down the Boardwalk a little.

      I'd love to be able to recommend Jake's Seafood, which is a place on 1st St. that was wonderful for years. Then suddenly, last year, their portions shrunk (the crabcakes, especially, are still tasty but almost bite-sized) which put them over the edge on the value-for-$$ scale.

      1. Yum Yum does pretty decent Asian (not authentic but good nonetheless) for less than what you would expect in Rehoboth.

        Places I've really enjoyed (all in the upper ranges price-wise): Blue Moon, La La Land, Planet X. Been to Espuma and Fusion; not horrible, but for that price, I'd go elsewhere. Garden of Eden: wouldn't go for dinner, had a decent lunch there though (salads are pretty good).

        At a lower price point, you MUST have a Nic-a-boli at Nicola's. Lines out the door for a reason. The Back Porch is great for breakfast.

        For good brews, try Dogfish Head. Very innovative stuff there, which can be good or bad. Sometimes their experiments produce really cool stuff, other times it can blow up in your face.

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        1. re: tbear

          Blue Moon and La La Land and you were the only one to mention them. Interesting for this board. They are the best in Rehoboth.

        2. Have you tried Chez la Mer? Classic French. It's going into its 20+ season and has never disappointed. Definitely in the upper price range but well worth it. If you're feelin' adventurous, the sweetbreads melt in your mouth.

          1. Hmmmm....

            Dogfish Head- Have to agree, funky and relaxed but food tends to miss more than it hits. When crowded, service suffers. It's a brewpub so if you're not into smelling smoke while you dine, you may want to pass.

            Yum Yum- Come to watch the beautiful (read pretentious) people and those who want to be beautiful. Food is delicious, can be crowded, not all sections of the restaurant/once a house have atmosphere. Simply depends on what you're after.

            Tijuana Taxi- Service dances around depending on how much staff they have on hand. Food has always been wonderful, prices reasonable, Margaritas HUGE!!!

            Grotto Pizza- Chain, cheap, cheesey, but hey! If you're at the beach you have to.

            Boardwalk Fries- Same as above. You just gotta. Load on the cider vinegar!!!

            Good luck!