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What's new in Rehoboth-Lewes?

I'm calling on our intrepid beach hounds to help me prepare for our annual week at the beach next month. We certainly have enough old standbys, plus places we know about to fill up our dance card, but I'd certainly like to know about new and worthwhile places.

One question: Is Saketumi a worthwhile choice for sushi?

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Saketumi
18814 Highway One, Rehoboth, DE 19971

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  1. I've been thinking about trying Saketumi as well, but haven't as of yet.

    I was in town a couple weeks ago, and tried Betty's http://www.bettyspureandsimple.com/,
    The place was deserted on a Tuesday night. Crabcake special was good (and huge), cakes were respectable, and the fries and corn on the cob that accompanied were both top notch. Also had the mac and cheese which was solid. Retro theme was kind of fun, and the high end diner type fare was well done. Nothing to complain about. Prices were reasonable. Service may have been a little perfunctory, but what are you gonna do?

    Also went to Thursday's farm to table dinner at Nage. Exceptional meal there as usual. The peachs featured in the FtT dish we ordered were a week or so short of being really ripe, but the dish itself was beautiful. Otherwise had a number of shared apps to include the carpaccio (tremendous, and happily served free of a giant damned pile of arugula), ricotta gnocchi w/ peppers and Italian sausage, which I'm still dreaming about, olives, truffle frites etc. My veal cheek entree was amazing. This remains my favorite place in the world.

    Found this after the fact: http://rehobothfoodie.com/ Seems like a very active and current local resource.

    Also, Nage Chef Hari Camerons blog: http://thecombandwattle.com/ which features some nice photos of Nage fare.

    I'm currently planning a week at Rehoboth in mid-late September. Great time of year to hit some new spots and revisit favorites.

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    Nage
    19730 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

    Saketumi
    18814 Highway One, Rehoboth, DE 19971

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    1. re: laststandchili

      Thanks last -- the rehoboth foodie site is very good. Looks like Betty's got some sort of makeover -- bigger portions? Dear god, just what I need. LOL

      1. re: Bob W

        We boxed up enough to have a well balanced breakfast of crabcake, fries (there was a mountain of them), and mac n cheez the next morning.

        Oh and the onion rings were very good. We asked them to bring them with the entrees. They arrived as an app, but were still welcome.

    2. We are lucky to have The Rehoboth Foodie here. That's a good way to stay up-to-date. I like the Foodie's Facebook page. I guess he is "Bob" too!
      Bob W., the face of Second Street in Lewes continues to change. Several shops are different, Agave has expanded, we have our own Cake Bar now, and A Touch of Italy feels like it has always been there. Definitely consider A Touch of Italy if your dance card needs take-out sandwiches.
      Fish On and Big Fish are still our go-to places for seafood. There is a brand new Sodel restaurant called Matt's that I look forward to trying soon though. I am sure you've read about it. Oh, and thanks for the Go Fish recommendation because it is one of our off-season favorites! My husband loves their fish and chips.
      Saketumi is worthwhile. My son and his friends like their Happy Hour. The decor and menu are very modern. I like the dining room in the back where there is a beautiful bar and where they often have live music. I had my birthday dinner there one year and almost had to be carried out after one cocktail! I actually like miso soup and their's is the best in town.

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      Go Fish
      24 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

      Saketumi
      18814 Highway One, Rehoboth, DE 19971

      1. Hello to one of my favorite RI ex-pats! My husband and I are in Cambridge (MD, not the People's Republik!) for a family event. We'll head to Ocean City and Rehoboth afterwards. My first time in this area and the last time hubby was here, he was in college and wasn't into food yet (only after meeting me did he start paying attention). He tells me we have to have beach fries from Thrashers! I saw in another post that you have extensive reviews...I can't wade through all of your posts! Would you mind directing me to a couple of them? I'll be keeping my eye on this thread, too.

        Have you been to the Dogfish Head brewpub? That is tops on our list in Rehoboth. What should we expect of the food?

        Thanks if you can help! Cheers!

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        1. re: digga

          Hi digga! Definitely check out the Rehoboth Foodie website. His reviews seem very credible and are more current than mine since we haven't been back since last August. He's hit all the places we'd be considering.

          As for Dogfish Head, foodwise I have to give it a meh. For some reason I expect an excellent brewpub to have excellent bread and pizza, but it always lets me down. I would say eat at the Summerhouse, and then move to Dogfish Head for some of their wonderful beers.

          Also note that Dogfish Head gets great live music from time to time. A couple of years ago, I saw the legendary Fleshtones there. Of course they saved "Girl From Baltimore" for the encore. Great show!

          1. re: Bob W

            Thanks Bob. You were spot-on re: Dogfish Head. I posted a long report about our trip...B was quite impressed with Claws's crab. But then again, that boy is so deprived of crab in Boston, who knows?! :)

            We saw Saketumi and the name alone brought a giggle...but we didn't have time to try it. Henlopin Oyster seemed more up my alley. All the more reason to return...although we have a week on Block Island to look forward to this summer. We liked the Provincetown feel of Rehoboth! Welcoming to all!

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            Saketumi
            18814 Highway One, Rehoboth, DE 19971

        2. Hi all,

          I'm looking for a recommend in Rehoboth for a special birthday dinner. On our visit last year we went to Salt Air and I loved it but the Yelp reviews at present are BAD....:(

          We are seeking a nice/fine dining experience with vegetarian options which also has exceptional seafood. If the place has only one or two veggie and seafood options this won't be enough. I'm looking at Nage, Salt Air's new location in Lewes which looks a bit too casual for a 40th b-day dinner (we're already shelling out a lot for babysitting that night so a more "adult" atmosphere would be good). Any recommends are greatly appreciated!

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          Nage
          19730 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

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          1. re: squire100

            Nage would probably be the right choice and I really think if you called in advance they would work with you and make some special entrees.

            Consider Baywood. I love to dine on their veranda. It is lovely.

            If you want to dine around Rehoboth Avenue then consider Lupo Di Mare, The Back Porch Cafe and Blue Moon.

            Kindle in Lewes is nice and so is The Buttery.

            Go to this website: http://rehobothfoodie.com/index.php/H... I think he has been to every restaurant in the area. Recently he gave Fresco's in Ocean City high marks. That could be your spot. Italian restaurants are usually a good pick for vegetarians.

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            Back Porch Cafe
            59 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

            Blue Moon Restaurant
            35 Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

            Nage
            19730 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

            1. re: Sensuous

              Second Nage. I was surprised at the negative comments on the Rehoboth Foodie site. I've been a number of times a year for the past few, and have never had an outright bad experience. The pluses have always outweighed the minor missteps I've experienced. Waitstaff are all knowledgeable and very professional, and the specials are well thought out, seasonal, and usually ballsy as all get out.

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              Nage
              19730 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

          2. My favorite place in Rehoboth is Lupo di Mare (love the mushroom pasta and the shaved brussels sprouts). I have tried Saketumi and liked it -- the name is ridiculous though. It's worth trying. I also like Salt Air a lot.

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            Saketumi
            18814 Highway One, Rehoboth, DE 19971