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Child-friendly suggestions in Rehoboth area - also bakeries and groceries

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alba17 Jul 24, 2010 07:13 AM

I'll be visiting Rehoboth this week with our kids. We haven't stayed in Rehoboth before. I'm particularly interested in more healthy options, but tell me about any place you like. I'm also interested in good bakeries. I remember a really good one in Lewes that was kind of hidden. Also, where's the best place to shop for groceries? Thanks!

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  1. Sensuous RE: alba17 Jul 24, 2010 06:12 PM

    Hi alba17. You and your children really ought to visit the Rehoboth Beach Farmer's Market on Tuesday afternoon. You would enjoy it so much.
    I like Giant and Safeway for grocery shopping. There is a Food Lion on every corner though and sometimes for convenience it will do.
    Pasqualini's Bakery behind Crystal is wonderful. The one in Lewes you mentioned is probably Dibonaventure's on KIngs Highway. The Bake Shop on Second Street in Lewes is one my favorite places but their baked goods selection is small while their coffee selection is huge.
    The ladies at Nourish in Rehoboth provide such delicious, healthy, and fresh food that is better than homemade. If you are on Facebook be sure to check them out there because I don't think they have a menu on their website.
    I don't have small children anymore so I am a little at a loss in that department. Children do love Grotto's and Nicola's and The Greene Turtle but I don't think their food is exactly healthy.
    Fish On in Lewes has a very nice children's menu and that makes me think their Rehoboth restaurant, Lupo Di Mare, might as well.
    Betty's in Midway is new and is a big hit with locals.
    Children love to sit outside at The Cultured Pearl where they can feed the koi. I have to mention that twice this summer I have read about negative experiences there however. The Cultured Pearl is my family's favorite Rehoboth restaurant but it gets so busy this time of year.
    Go to localsonlyblog.com for some good tips and be sure to do a search on this board too. There are several Rehoboth discussions that you might find helpful.
    Welcome! I hope you and your family have a great beach vacation.

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    The Cultured Pearl
    301 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

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      alba17 RE: Sensuous Jul 26, 2010 05:29 AM

      Thank you so much. Yes, I think that was the bakery I was remembering in Lewes. It was just off Rt. 1. I'll check out your suggestions. We're here now and ate lunch at The PIg and Fish in Rehoboth on a friend's suggestion and liked it very much. FYI they have a kid's menu and a flatbread pizza that my son raved about. I had a crab cake sandwich and my partner had Asian salad topped with salmon and we were all very happy. They're very good at refilling your drink, which thrilled my son since we told him he could have one soda yesterday and it turned into 3. LOL

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        Sensuous RE: alba17 Jul 26, 2010 07:32 AM

        Good morning, alba17! I am going to Pig and Fish soon to try that Asian salad! It has been awhile since I was there.
        Another commentor recently mentioned how fun Ruddertowne in Dewey can be. That view of Rehoboth Bay mixed with the shabby-beachy-open-air deck, mixed with the live music really does make it a special place. I was there recently with my husband and another couple and there were several children on that stage dancing joyfully around. We ordered side salads and shared an order of steamed shrimp and Old Bay fries and it was fine. The beer was ice cold and we all had a good time. It is a great picture-taking spot too. I think you might like Ruddertowne with your son DURING THE DAY so keep that in mind. We were in our swimsuits when we were there!

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