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Oct 6, 2011 09:05 AM

Dewey/Rehobeth Restaurants in mid-October

Looking forward to heading down to the DE shore in crisp Octoberl. I have have never been to this area and was wondering if I could have recommendations for the following. I will do my own search, but wanted some updated opinions. Can you recommend some places that are the best for:
coffee house
Sandwiches/bar food
baked goods.

Thanks in advance

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  1. The wife and I spend time there year round and love the restaurant options. Recently found this site, and it's a good reference:

    Personally I'm a Grottos fan, so I'm probably missing a lot of more "authentic" options in terms of pizza.

    For bar food, I've heard good things about Dogfish Head on Rehoboth Ave, but I haven't been.

    I've heard Lupo Di Mare on the Avenue is very good upscale Italian, but I haven't made it in there yet. Touch of Italy is a great Italian style deli, with sandwiches/ices and pastries.

    A few weeks ago I did try the Shorebreak Lodge on Wilmington just off the Boardwalk, and was very pleased. The space is a little awkward, but features a bar. Food is contemporary American and very well done. Prices are also very reasonable probably as a concession to being a new venture.

    I had a pork belly and baby clam in asian broth as an app. It was full of clams and pork and the broth was very flavorful. Very easily an entree sized portion. Entree was scallops and short ribs over risotto. Scallops were perfectly cooked, and the short ribs were the best I've had anywhere. Perfectly glazed and meltingly tender. Risotto was a bit stiff, but it was tasty.

    Also a huge fan of Nage up on coastal highway.

    Its a great area for all types of dining, most are open year round, and there is lots to choose from beyond run of the mill touristy options.

    19730 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

    1. Casa DiLeo is a great place for pizza if you don't want Grotto. Louie's is also very good.
      For seafood Big Fish Grill never disappoints and in Lewes there's Fish On. Fins has a very popular Happy Hour and Go Fish has the best fish and chips.
      The Bake Shop on Second Street in Lewes is my favorite coffee house/baked goods spot. Cafe Azafran isn't a coffee house but I always love their coffee and breakfast offerings but everything they serve is wonderful.
      For Italian, think about A Touch of Italy for sandwiches and fresh baked bread and desserts. Lupo Di Mare on Rehoboth Avenue is modern and lovely. Villa Sorrento and Gallucio's in Lewes are both very good.
      Consider Dogfish Head for craft beer and burgers and a hat or t-shirt. Kindle in Lewes has half-priced burgers on Wednesdays but so many area restaurants are offering off-season specials so be sure to pick up a Cape Gazette when you get into town.
      I really like the sandwiches at Arena's.
      The Rehoboth Foodie offers up-to-date restaurant advice so be sure to look over his website.

      Big Fish Grill Restaurant
      Highway 1, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

      Go Fish
      24 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

      Cafe Azafran
      109 W Market St, Lewes, DE 19958

      1. You got good recs.
        Stingray for Latin Asian fusion and interesting sushi
        Zebra for Italian
        Nicobolli's for strombolli
        Grotto for beach pizza
        Arena's for great sandwiches
        Big fish grill for great fish tacos
        But my 2 fav places are a short drive south to Bethany beach and are Blue Coast for excellent fresh seafood and DifEbos restaurant for upscale Italian

        Hero's for great sandwiches

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        1. re: dining with doc

          Thanks everyone. We ended up eating at Henlopen Oyster House and North American Seafood Kitchen in Bethany. Excellent meals. alos grabbed pizza from Louie's and had breakfast at Cafe Azafran. Thanks so much!