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Apr 4, 2012 09:35 AM

Inexpensive lunch on road from Philly to Rehoboth Beach, DE

Any recommendations for food along the way? I would prefer places 1 to 2 hours out of Philly (we're leaving Philly at 11 AM Friday).


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  1. There really isn't much once you get past Wilmington (1/2 hour out) and the beach towns (2 hours out with no traffic). Best to wait til the beach and there are tons of threads on good places right on Rt. 1. The Pickled Pig is my favorite right past the Lewes exit. Have fun!

    1. Take the cape may lewes ferry and you can eat lunch in cape may at one of the numerous great restaurants

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        1. re: bluehensfan

          Philly to cape may 1.5 hrs. Lewis to rehoboth 15 minutes plus you get a nice boat ride

          1. re: dining with doc

            But how much time does it add and how much else would they be paying in ferry fees?

            1. re: bluehensfan

              I think about an hour, don't know how much but it is a pleasant experience and no one said they weRe in a rush. Think of it as an adventure

      1. Two hours and you're almost there. However, little further up the road in Milton is Po Boys Creole and heading south on 1 won't be horribly out of the way. (Milton is also the home of Dogfish Head.) An hour or so away might put you near St. Georges- St. Georges Country Store. More Cajun food. In Odessa is Cantwell Tavern.

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        1. re: RC51Mike

          I'll second the PoBoys rec. If I were you, I'd just keep on going and grab lunch there. If you don't have any thing planned in mid-afternoon, you can schedule a tour at the brewery for after lunch. That right there one of my favorite Fridays!

          1. re: jessicheese

            Since the wife and I love Creole/Cajun food, we went with PoBoys and were not disappointed! Delicious crab cake po'boy and gumbo! And very inexpensive. Thanks for the recommendation!

            1. re: gazerrant

              so glad that you enjoyed it! Thanks for reporting back. I only wish that it were closer to me because we'd be there all the time.

        2. Cantwell's in Odessa is quite good, although it's not what I'd call inexpensive (although it's not particularly expensive, either). If you don't stop there, it's pretty slim pickings from there down to the Dogfish Brewpub in Rehoboth itself (which would be my next choice!)

          1. Dover has an great, cheap Thai place called Bangkok Thai Cuisine. I work down the street and cannot seem to break my addiction to their Thai fried rice. With shrimp.