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Rehoboth Beach Delaware--Long Weekend

jmol11 Sep 18, 2012 07:37 PM

Hello foodies! First time in Rehoboth this weekend, from NYC; looking for foodie recommendations. Interested in pubs/casual to fine dining suggestions.

Thank you!

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    xena1441 Sep 18, 2012 07:41 PM

    Not cheap, but Blue Moon was phenomenal when we went last year. This year, we had a new 2 month old addition so we didn't feel comfortable going. I highly recommend. Get fish dishes- only thing that was forgettable was the lamb sausage appetizer. Everything else was great.

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      kmcdonne Oct 2, 2012 10:18 AM

      From NYC? Boy are you going to be disappointed. We were just down there for a few days and only decent meal we had was at the Back Porch in Rehoboth. Other than that I would try the Buttery in Lewes. We did not go to Blue Moon this trip and in the past have had some very good meals and then some that were ok. Good luck, I hope you like pizza.

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        Bob W Oct 2, 2012 10:28 AM

        So where were the less-than-decent meals you had? Rehoboth/Lewes/Dewey/Bethany is widely considered to be one of the best beach areas for food on the East Coast. You might not have chosen well. We spend a week down there every year, and rarely have more than one bad meal.

        I don't think many people expect the food in any beach town to be as good as the food in NYC.

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      ClockworkOrange Sep 19, 2012 09:03 PM

      Lunch - Dogfish Head Brewings and Eats
      Dinner - Henlopen City Oyster House

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        bluehensfan Sep 20, 2012 06:27 AM

        The fudge and ice cream at Kilwin's is very good.

      2. Rilke Sep 20, 2012 08:51 AM

        Not what you requested, but I would not miss Gelato Gal on rt 1. Every single flavor we've had has been a winner.

        Also, Touch of Italy just off the boardwalk makes fantastic subs. I am partial to the #18. The main character there is a trip, and a really nice guy too.

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          dining with doc Oct 13, 2012 01:49 PM

          Too late but Nage', Stingray, Blue Moon, Zebra in Rehobeth, Defibo's and blue Coast in Bethany and Striper Bites in Lewes are all excellent.

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            jmol11 Oct 14, 2012 07:00 PM

            Hello everyone! A bit delayed but just wanted to report back on our dining experiences in Rehoboth. Overall, we had a wonderful time and enjoyed every meal! Nage was a favorite, with a very inventive menu and our meals were executed to perfection. Oyster House was also delicious, as was our dinner at the Shorebreak Lodge (exra points for creative menu). Highly recommend both. We enjoyed good beer and oysters at Happy Hour at Fin's. Looking forward to our return! Thanks for the suggestions.

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              laststandchili Oct 17, 2012 11:39 AM

              If you enjoyed Nage, next time around try their former Exec Chef Hari Cameron's new restaurant A(muse) downtown on Baltimore Ave. Excellent, locally sourced ingredients and some very impressive preparations.

              Shorebreak is another new favorite of ours. I'd never seen a tuna collar on a menu as an app before, but we tried it when there last month and were very impressed with this large prehistoric looking dish. You're right about the creativity. Order the strangest sounding thing on the menu, and you'll be glad you did.

              We were also pretty happy with lunch at FishOn near the boardwalk. Very serviceable fish and chips, and black and tan onion rings finished with Guinness.

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