What are your favorite Rehoboth/Dewey/Lewes restaurants?
- Lewes17266 Jul 2, 2009 01:39 PM
I was wondering what DC and Baltimore visitors to the shore like.
re: dining with doc
Arena's is very popular. I was just there yesterday for coffee and a newspaper. There is an Arena's also on Highway One beside Big Fish Grille and then in The Villages of Five Points in Lewes.
I am glad you think so highly of those Bethany restaurants. DeFebo's and Blue Coast are both much loved. In Bethany I also like The Cottage Cafe.
I love Eden at Rehoboth Beach. They started out on the main drag, and did so well they bought a much larger space several years later. They have fantastic, spicy gazpacho, excellent cocktails, and very well done main courses. I've had everything from fish to ostrich to steak there, and it's been done to a turn. Their salads are nice and delicate. I look forward to eating at Eden every time I'm at the beach.
If you get one of the booths with the sheer curtains cocooning you, it can be quite romantic.
Every time I come home, I have to go to Tijuana Taxi. I'm SO SAD it isn't on the avenue anymore, but I will trek to the highway for it. I love their affordable, many flavored frozen margaritas and the little plastic animals that come in them. I have a collection now that I call my plastic menagerie. I love that they've had the same cranky gay waiter forever, and I always get the Delaware nachos (spicy chicken, olives, onions, guac, sour cream). If you go during happy hour, prices are even cheaper. It's just my favorite tacky Mexican place.
You can't visit slower lower without eating at Nicola's (get a Nic-o-boli or their baked ziti), Grotto's (it's an institution), or Louie's (just good pizza).
Arena's is a local favorite and has good sandwiches but I can't wrap my mind around how pricey they are for just a sandwich.
I recently discovered Shag (on Wilmington Ave). Funky, shiny, 70's inspired. I have only been for cocktails on a slow night but it was a lot of fun.