Well, Isn’t That Special?
While I adore all the Delaware Beach towns, I especially love the Rehoboth and Lewes area for pulling out all the stops to make this a year round town. There’s nothing like fall festivals and amazing restaurant specials to keep this place a happening space!
Eating here during the off season is so affordable, you might as well pull a Carrie Bradshaw and park your sweaters in the oven ‘cause you won’t be cooking till spring!
At the newly renamed JD’s Café on Savannah Road, enjoy breakfast specials for just $3.99 or have brunch at Big Sissies on Sunday for just $10.95. For lunch you can try any number of specials under $7 at the Purple Parrot, or have an entree, salad, and a spring roll for just $8.95 at Lily Thai.
There are dinner specials galore! For $10 or less, you can enjoy a pork chop, mashed potatoes, and green beans, Sunday nights at Rigby’s Bar & Grill; or steamed shrimp and salad, or maybe fish and chips, Tuesday nights at The Brick Restaurant and Tavern. If you’re a burger aficionado, there’s a special for you almost every night of the week (like Wednesdays at Mixx when the burgers are just $8 and their mouthwatering martinis are half off!)
Even fine dining becomes affordable on Wine-O Wednesdays at Eden—just $35 for a three course prix fixe menu; or the Back Porch Café on Thursdays where the same deal is just $38.
I’ve saved the best for last ‘cause no one does happy hours better than a beach town! The food and drink specials are crazy good—check out Saketumi’s sushi deals, or the uber fabulous happy hour at A(muse) where house reds, whites, featured cocktails, and chef bites are just $5!
The very best place that I have found to keep track of all
this deliciousness is the Off Season Specials list online at RehobothFoodie.com. Bookmark it now!
Fall festivals abound and here they come! First up is the Rehoboth Jazz Festival, October 17-20, spread out over five different venues. During those four days bars and restaurants around town offer jazz as well, and it’s free!
The following weekend, October 25-27, is the 24th Annual Sea Witch Festival celebrating Halloween. And what fabulous person doesn’t love to dress up? For all you festive femmes, there are two women’s Halloween parties: a dance at Beachcomber on Saturday, October 26 featuring DJ Nan; and a dance party/Halloween contest at Saketumi on Thursday, October 31, featuring Viki Dee and DJ Nan.
Don’t miss the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival, November 6-10. This festival just gets bigger and better every year and always includes some of the latest LGBT offerings.
A few other buzzworthy items to report: Eating Lewes has arrived! The Eating Rehoboth group is offering just four Lewes culinary walking tours this fall, so get your tickets now. The business mixers are back Wednesday nights at The Pond. This is a great venue in which to promote your business, enjoy good food and great service.
Parking meters and No Turn on Red signs are gone from Rehoboth, but the 30 minute parking signage is enforced year round. Dogs are now allowed (on leash) on the Boardwalk and Rehoboth and Lewes beaches until May 1.
Dogfish Head will take over the 16 room Vesuvio motel in Lewes and turn it into the Dogfish Inn. The Cape Gazette reports that La La Land on Wilmington will be torn down, possibly as early as October 21. Plans for the site are still being worked out. See you next time!
Deb Griffin lives at the beach with her honey, Greer, and two Jack Russell terrors. Email Deb Griffin