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Inexpensive lunch on road from Philly to Rehoboth Beach, DE

gazerrant Apr 4, 2012 09:35 AM

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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    liddy Apr 4, 2012 05:29 PM

    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!

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      dining with doc Apr 4, 2012 06:36 PM

      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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        bluehensfan Apr 5, 2012 06:06 AM

        How is that along the way? :)

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          dining with doc Apr 5, 2012 05:51 PM

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

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            bluehensfan Apr 6, 2012 12:22 PM

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

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              dining with doc Apr 6, 2012 09:27 PM

              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

      2. RC51Mike Apr 5, 2012 06:28 AM

        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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          jessicheese Apr 5, 2012 09:33 AM

          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
            gazerrant Apr 9, 2012 12:22 PM

            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
              jessicheese Apr 9, 2012 01:00 PM

              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.

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          travelmad478 Apr 5, 2012 01:44 PM

          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. Rilke Apr 6, 2012 04:54 AM

            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.

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              FriedClamFanatic Apr 7, 2012 09:11 PM

              If it's still there.....Helens Sausage House in Smyrna DE can't be beat!..................on rt 13. I have also heard good things about the dutch Restaurant in Middletown DE

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