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Cuisine here is an art of its own and important things are happening with food in Southern Delaware. It's the place that real foodies know about and the Travel Channel will uncover soon  Each restaurant has a flare that makes it different from the last. So you ask, "Where should I eat?" What are the best places to go?"

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99 Hollywood Street

Bethany Beach, DE 19930

Phone: (302) 539-0299

99 Sea Level sources from local fisheries, farms, and orchards to bring excellence and innovation together on the plate. From select meats to local seafood and vegetarian fare, freshness meets inspiration that is perfect for everything from romantic evenings to lively gatherings. Experience our extensive, rotating wine list by the glass or bottle, which pair perfectly with our seasonal menus. 


57 Baltimore Ave

Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Phone: (302) 226-9001

Rehoboth's most fun & attractive meeting spot. Aqua Bar & Grill is a friendly and casual dining place recognized by its unique and spacious outdoor deck which enables wonderful gathering at the beach and memorable moments with your loved ones. Featuring an inspired menu, must-have cocktails, brunch and exclusive events. It's a great place to hang out in the afternoon for happy hour and the space to celebrate at night, where delicious food & drinks are always served. 


18385 Coastal Highway, Lewes, DE 19958

Phone: (302) 644-2500

6 N. Pennsylvania Ave,

Bethany Beach, DE 19930

Phone: (302) 537-1500

From Carolina-style barbecue to Texas-style beef brisket to our St. Louis ribs and our own “Delmarva-Q”— You can have it all! Our highly-skilled team of chefs, innovate new ways of blending southern tradition with beach flavors. You can count on favorites like hearty ribs, no-filler crab cakes, or a juicy burger. Our Sunday Brunches are the ticket to a well-rounded view of the menu. We elevate barbecue to places you never anticipated. We have over 120 whiskeys, 50 from private stash collection!  

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27099 Coastal Highway

Bethany Beach, DE 19930

Phone: (302) 402-5300

The Big Chill Beach Club is the premier ocean-front restaurant, concert / wedding / event venue in Southern Delaware. From reggae + rock concerts, to casual lunches, bustling dinners and a daily sunset celebration, this is an experience your not going to want to miss. Enjoy 360 degrees views of the Atlantic Ocean, Indian River Inlet, and Indian River Bay. Our food and drink offerings consist of traditional beach fair, lush + healthy salads, tacos, nachos and more. Open Seasonally.

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19406 Coastal Highway

Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Phone: (302) 727-5568

The Big Chill Surf Cantina is your go to surf bar in Rehoboth Beach. Relax & Unwind in the most chill bar at the beach. Offering a full bar and great food ala the famous Taco Reho food truck. Our outdoor patio and stage hosts great music & sports throughout the week. Indoors reminds you of a 1970's surf shack stacked w/ your favorite beers & drinks. It's a favorite among area locals & tourists. Come experience The Big Chill today!

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20298 Coastal Highway

Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Phone: (302) 227-3474

The secret ingredient of the Big Fish Grill success story is a commitment to providing fresh, great tasting dishes, unsurpassed hospitality and impeccable customer service. Big Fish Grill offers a diverse menu featuring not only hand selected seafood at its absolute freshness but also delicious steaks and pasta in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Big Fish Grill has something for everyone!


30415 Cedar Neck Rd

Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Phone: (302) 829-8163

The Big Fish Grill has drifted south and landed in Ocean View! Bringing our great seafood, unsurpassed hospitality & stellar dining experience to the Ocean View & Bethany area, Big Fish Grill continues to be the premier spot for casual dining. Stop by for Big Fish favorites & our Big Fish Grill Ocean View house specialties. Relax in our comfortable beach atmosphere & share in our love of great food and drink at Big Fish Grill.


30115 Veterans Way

Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Phone: (302) 539-7111

A staple for locals and visitors in the Bethany area, Bluecoast serves fresh, simple, beautiful & local seafood. Overlooking the scenic salt pond in Bethany, Bluecoast has been named one of the "Top 10 Destination Restaurants" by Attache Magazine. It boasts an award-winning wine list hand crafted by SoDel Concepts' Sommelier Mike Zygmonski, a selection of house cocktails and locally crafted ales. 


30904 Coastal Highway

Bethany Beach, DE 19930

Phone: (302) 278-7395

Bluecoast Rehoboth is a hip take on the local seafood house, serving fresh, beautiful local seafood prepared in simple ways to allow the flavors of Southern Delaware to shine. We have unique interior dining areas in addition to outside dining in a spacious patio complete with a fire pit, bar and small acoustic stage. The wine line mimics that of SoDel Concepts' flagship restaurant, Bluecoast Bethany, with many additions carefully selected by Sodel Concepts Wine Director Mike Zygmonski.


18500 S Dupont Hwy

Harrington, DE 19952

Phone: (302) 398-5348

Upscale dining awaits! Visit the locals go-to venue for steak, as recognized in Delaware Today’s “Best of Delaware.” Upscale dining awaits with seasonal al fresco dining. Menu favorites include the bone-in rib-eye & fork-tender filets. Sit back, relax and enjoy a drink with friends or party late into the night with Delaware’s best FREE live entertainment! Get the most out of summer on our shaded patio with seasonal live entertainment, drinks specials & more!


38931 Madison Avenue

Selbyville, DE 19975

Phone: (302) 436-8600

Recently named the best waterfront restaurant in the state of delaware, catch 54 is committed to serving beautiful simple coastal cuisine in a beautiful setting overlooking the bay. House specialties include our signature crab cake, buttermilk fried oysters, and our famous 54 burger, all accompanied by an extensive wine list and a great selection of craft ales and cocktails. Winner of 2018 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 


32267 Clubhouse Way

Millsboro, DE 19966

Phone: (302) 947-9225

The Clubhouse at Baywood is one of the Best Restaurants in Millsboro, Delaware. The restaurant, conveniently located next to Millsboro, Long Neck & The Peninsula, is a unique clubhouse restaurant that is open to the public 7 Days a Week all year round for lunch & dinner. The restaurant overlooks the award winning gardens & grounds of Baywood Greens. As a SoDel Concepts restaurant, the Clubhouse at Baywood follows the SoDel tradition of showcasing locally sourced seafood, produce and butcher favorites. The menu always features steak, fresh fish & seafood.


18 Rehoboth Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Phone: (302) 212-0224

Question: What do you get when you combine hand-crafted coffee and vogue cuisine with a laid-back beach vibe that, oh, by the way, also happens to include an Instagrammable showroom experience? Answer: The Coffee House in Rehoboth. The Coffee House is powered by Schell Brothers and features locally roasted beans, old-world breads, cake pops, and more. 


19598 Coastal Highway

Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Phone: (302) 227-2019

Craving fresh, delicious seafood? Ice cold, just shucked oysters and local craft beer on draft? Spicy steamed shrimp and jumbo crabs? The Crab House is the place to be! We offer a full Crab House style dinner menu showcasing the bounty of the ocean! We can also take care of the landlubbers in your group! The best crabs in Rehoboth. Fresh steamed crabs, daily fresh seafood & raw bar at the forefront of The Crab House. Eat in or Carry Out! We also deliver!

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36707 Crooked Hammock Way

Lewes, DE 19958

Phone: (302) 644-7837

Everyone looks forward to an escape away from their busy lives to take a break and catch their breath. Crooked Hammock offers a great environment for those who love a trip to the beach, with friends and family, where special moments unfold in a familiar backyard…with great beer and cookout food, sharing old stories, new conversations, laughter, and cherished memories…


18701 Coastal Highway

Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Phone: (302) 313-5029

Crust and craft is an artisanal wood fired pizza restaurant located on coastal highway in Rehoboth. At crust and craft we believe in using fresh local ingredients and serving delicious flavorful dishes. Our menu consists of hand crafted wood-fired pizza and pasta, salads, and a selection of fresh appetizers. We have an extensive local beer list served in bottles, cans and on draft along with a great nightly happy hour, and weeknight specials.

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320 Rehoboth Avenue

Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Phone: (302) 226-2739

Epitomizing the soul of Dogfish Head since 1995, Brewings & Eats originated as the smallest commercial brewery in the United States and the beginning of the Dogfish Head story. Brewing only two or three 10 gallon batches a day on a glorified homebrew system, Dogfish founder Sam Calagione had the flexibility to indulge his off-centered whims, wandering into the brewpub’s kitchen to grab handfuls of raisins, a cup of maple syrup and even a scoop (or two) of roasted chicory. 

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316 Rehoboth Avenue

Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Phone: (302) 226-3600

Inspired by founder Sam Calagione’s summers spent in Maine and Dogfish Head’s connection to the Chesapeake region, Chesapeake & Maine is our geographically enamored seafood restaurant. With seafood sourced exclusively from the Chesapeake and Maine region (starting to see where the name came from?), you’ll find our off-centered take on coastal dishes, handcrafted cocktails and Dogfish beers in a casual, nautical-themed atmosphere.


17300 N. Village Main Blvd

Lewes, DE 19958

Phone: (302) 645-9790

Step into Fish On where our chefs transform the flavors and fare of the Chesapeake Bay and local Atlantic coastline to satisfy roaring fans and newcomers alike. From fish freshly caught just miles away, to fresh lobster and soft-shell crabs, Fish On boasts a consistent, nine-year reputation of high-quality, creative dishes at a superb value. Our excellent service team will ensure a superior dining experience each and every visit.


410 E. Savannah Rd.

Lewes, DE 19958

Phone: (302) 644-2600

As the only steakhouse in downtown Lewes, our goal at Harvest Tide is to provide you with the finest quality food, as well as service that far exceeds your expectations. Explore our expertly crafted menu, sip some of our unique signature cocktails and local draft beers, all while sitting back and enjoying the relaxing atmosphere.Our dry-aged, USDA prime steaks pair perfectly with our selection of the finest bourbons and wines. Even better- don’t stress the parking, its always free for our guests.


36450 Plaza Drive

Lewes, DE 19958

Phone: (302) 864-6000

Come for the food, stay for the fun! Lefty’s offers an upscale twist on American style dining, and everything that comes out of our kitchen is made from scratch. Our menu includes mouthwatering appetizers, burgers, authentic New York style pizza, and delicious entrees. Our restaurant was nominated for 11 Best of Delaware awards in 2021.


247 Rehoboth Avenue

Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Phone: (302) 226-2240

Lupo Italian Kitchen is located in the elegant Hotel Rehoboth in Downtown Rehoboth Beach. We serve both traditional and not so traditional coastal Italian cuisine, pairing mediterranean flavors with locally caught seafood and local produce. Lupo has an extensive all Italian wine list and a courteous, friendly and knowledgeable staff. All of our pasta is fresh and homemade in house, and popular dishes include shrimp carbonara, lobster bucatini, traditional clams and linguini.


34401 Tenley Court, Lewes, DE 19958
Phone: (302) 644-2267

28635 Coastal Highway, Bethany Beach, DE 19930

Phone: (302) 539-2267

Matt’s has become a favorite of locals and summer visitors to the area who crave traditional seafood favorites or something a little more creative. Some of the menu staples include the lobster roll, crabcakes, fried shrimp and ipswich clams, a daily fresh fish selection, but also a few chef inspired specialties like shrimp & grits and day boat scallops. Matt’s is the place for an easy night out or lunch on a rainy beach day. 2 Locations! Lewes & Bethany!


29F Atlantic Avenue

Ocean View, DE 19970

Phone: (302) 537-1785

At northeast we feature the freshest seafood crafted in a classic New England style cuisine with a Delaware twist. We serve favorite classic seafood dishes like fried ipswich clams, classic lobster rolls, crab cakes, but also pride ourselves on our chef inspired dishes and specials. 

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1 Olive Avenue

Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Phone: (302) 227-6261

Obie's By The Sea is located right on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, with one-of-a-kind views of the beach, dunes and ocean. Known for our laid back open-air dining and full bar. Try our beach eats! Featuring fresh Maine lobster rolls and enticing fish sandwiches. Live Music. Open Seasonally. 

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38929 Madison Avenue

Selbyville, DE 19975

Phone: (302) 436-7272

At papa grande’s we serve fresh coastal Mexican cuisine with specialties like blackened fish tacos and short rib cheesesteak burritos.  Our garage door bar is one of the best indoor/outdoor dining spots on the coast. We serve great happy hour specials including our famous agave crush, homemade margaritas, and house nachos.

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27334 Bay Road

Long Neck, DE 19966

Phone: (302) 945-4500

Welcome to Paradise Grill, where we bring the ISLANDS to you!  We are located directly on the Indian River Bay in Pot-Nets Bayside in sunny Long Neck, Delaware.  Our mission is to make sure you have a fun, relaxing time here while providing you with the most amazing food and service out there!  Here you can leave your problems at our door and enjoy the warm breeze, the sound of palm trees blowing in the wind, and the smell of salt air all around you! Open Seasonally.


17644 Coastal Highway

Lewes, DE 19958

Phone: (302) 644-9070

For over 40 years, Pat’s Pizza has been known and loved for serving the best pizza in town. Family owned and operated, our guarantee is that your order is “always fresh, always on time.” Whether you’re craving pizza, pasta, sandwiches, or salads, we’ve got something for everyone on our menu. Stop in for a lunch special, savor our homemade lasagna, or order a pizza delivery for the whole family to enjoy. In no time, you'll be savoring a slice of of something amazing, fresh out of the oven.


56 Baltimore Avenue

Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Phone: (302) 567-2726

The Pines modern tavern offers a winning combination of sensational interior design, a lively atmosphere, creative American cuisine, crafty cocktails and first-class customer service. The restaurant features a full farm-to-table menu in the dining room and a thoughtfully crafted lite fare menu upstairs in the lounge.


18949 Coastal Highway
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Phone: (302) 645-1700

34444 Coastal Highway
Bethany Beach, DE 19930

Phone: (302) 539-8550

When Rosenfeld’s opened in 2013, it was the only Jewish delicatessen within a 2-hour drive of Ocean City, in any direction. They offer a traditional, kosher-style, full-service Jewish deli restaurant, open year-round. Whether you want to eat in, take out, or order a platter for pick-up, Rosenfeld's offers delicious deli sandwiches,1/3lbs kosher dogs, and legendary rubens.

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113 Dickinson Street

Dewey Beach, DE 19971

Phone: (302) 227-3888

The Rusty Rudder is a long-time Dewey Beach local's favorite, known for it's live entertainment at night, and by day, it's a beautiful seafood restaurant with a large deck overlooking the Rehoboth Bay. Come for our famous surf 'n' turf, all-you-can-eat buffet and stay for the live band and DJ. For information on Rudder Concerts check out the Rudder Live Concert website. Many shows are free to the public. Home of the Delaware Music Fest and Dewey Beach Chili Cookoff. 


50 Wilmington Avenue

Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Phone: (302) 227-3744

…a Delaware beach picnic highlighting the best our region has to offer. Located in the heart of downtown Rehoboth Beach, Salt Air offers farm to table fresh cuisine, an upscale atmosphere and great hospitality. Check out our locally inspired menu (subject to change daily) featuring fresh seasonal produce, sustainable seafood, organic meats and poultry. Visit our fun, cozy bar and sample our creative libations, great wines and micro brews on tap.


32 Lake Avenue

Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Phone: (302) 226-1160

Sazio Coastal Italian Seafood Kitchen, offers creative Mediterranean coastal Italian cuisine, with the freshest seafood and homemade goodness that the Big Fish Restaurant Group is famous for. Our menu delights in homemade pasta, sauces, fire-stone pizza, fresh baked bread, and so much more! Bringing back a few favorites from Zebra, and introducing an assortment of fresh fish, whole fish and many seafood & raw bar items, Sazio pleases a diversity of palates!


32580 River Road

Millsboro, DE 19966

Phone: (302) 945-3600

Casual waterfront dining in Oak Orchard on the Indian River Bay. Beautiful views and homemade food! Including a mix of American, Italian and Polish cuisine. Known for their delicious rich red sauce, homemade meatballs and the unbelievably huge lasagna. The unique, colorful and ever changing decor, the breathtaking views of the bay and the pleasant and helpful staff all give you the sense that you are somewhere special.


2009 Coastal Highway

Dewey Beach, DE 19971

Phone: (302) 227-4600

Dewey’s most famous venue for fun, great times, and tremendous service! A Home-away-from-home for most Dewey Beach visitors over our 55+ year history. Award winning menu (we’ve been voted Best Sunday Brunch and Best Downstate Breakfast by Delaware Today) has something for everyone – whether you’re here for Breakfast (try the Eggs Delmarva or Hangover Helper!), Lunch (our burgers, sandwiches & wraps can satisfy the biggest appetites), or just need a snack we’ve got something for you!


2000 Coastal Hwy, Unit 102

Dewey Beach, DE 19971

Phone: (302) 227-9000

The Starboard Restaurant Group presents a raw bar in Dewey Beach like only the Starboard can. Starboard Raw is where a Baltimore style oyster bar intersects with Dewey Beach flair for a one of a kind raw bar experience. Offering a ton of beers poured from the most unique tap handles at the beach, customs design meets succulent oysters, fresh seafood, and other tapas inspired delectables.


59 Lake Avenue

Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Phone: (302) 227-6476

Stingray has been a well known establishment in the Rehoboth Beach area for over ten years, offering seating on our beautiful patio and deck as well as at our large indoor dining space. Offering a variety of chef inspired Asian dishes, there is something to please every palate. Stingray is well known for it’s large, fresh rolled sushi and sashimi, using only the freshest seafood, ingredients and local produce. We offer a wide variety of hand crafted cocktails & fine wines and rare sake.

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228 Rehoboth Avenue

Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Phone: (302) 227-3895

A Rehoboth Beach tradition, the Summer House is known for its fresh, well-prepared food presented in an upscale yet relaxed atmosphere with prompt and friendly service. Jumbo lump crab cakes, tender barbecued ribs and chicken, just-ground burgers, veal and wild mushroom meatloaf, and monster steaks are just a few of the restaurant's specialties. A varied selection of salads, soups, starters and yummy side dishes round out the menu, and specials change daily.


18784 Costal Highway
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Phone: (302) 226-8226

After 7 years, the award-winning, Taco Reho food truck has found a permanent home to serve their So-Cal inspired tacos, burritos, and street food to Southern Delaware. Complete with a torteria making fresh tortillas daily, the Brick-n-Mortar location exudes a love for tacos & music, with a rocking interior aesthetic.


30133 Veterans Way

Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Phone: (302) 226-4677

Independent Craft Brewery & Restaurant that celebrates the Coastal Delaware Lifestyle. Located in Rehoboth Beach, next to sister restaurant, Bluecoast Seafood Grill + Raw Bar, Thompson Island is named after an island in the Rehoboth Bay and is reminiscent of a beach picnic & bonfire from your childhood. A visit here will compliment a day of kayaking, paddle boarding or relaxing on the beach with friends. Featuring a dining room, bar, porch, & beer garden with ping-pong and bocce ball. 


2 Olive Avenue

Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Phone: (302) 227-0615

Victoria’s Restaurant in the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel offers fine dining in an intimate setting overlooking the beach and boardwalk. Beyond breakfast, lunch and dinner, you can enjoy a traditional Victorian afternoon tea. The three-tiered dining room affords a view of the Atlantic from every table all year round, while outdoor dining on the boardwalk patio is an option during the warmer months.


1904 Coastal Highway Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Phone: (302) 260-9945

Woody's Dewey Beach has been serving up the best crabcakes and burgers at the beach since 2009. Located at the heart of Dewey Beach, Woody's is perfect to stroll off the beach for lunch on their porch or to enjoy a night of dinner and entertainment. Their claim of best crabcakes by the beach is backed by The Best of Delaware - Best Crab Cakes & Best Restaurant in Dewey Beach Awards from Delaware Today (2014-2017) & voted Best Crab Cakes by Coastal Style Magazine for the past 3 years!

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