Treats for the Rehoboth Family
After a long, long summer, it seems that fall has finally come to Rehoboth. In a blink of an eye, the holidays will be upon us, and that can only mean one thing—FOOD!! Oh sure, there is the season of giving thanks and the season of giving love and joy, but what honest person isn’t thinking at least a little about the season of culinary delights?
Maybe eating out is a better option than the toils of turkey basting and the slog of stuffing. If, as sadly is the case far too often, going home for the holidays is not an option, Rehoboth always has a table or friendly barstool waiting.
35 Baltimore Avenue
Widely regarded as one of the best restaurants in the region, Blue Moon invites diners to celebrate Thanksgiving with the Blue Moon family. Blue Moon schedules this Thanksgiving celebration to show the community they care that there’s a place for everyone to come for the holiday meal. Their Thanksgiving fare includes items from their regular menu plus a few savory extras. There are special hours November 22 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. Reservations are available and are suggested. Blue Moon is closed on Christmas Day, but open Christmas Eve for dining and fun.
Dos Locos Fajita & Stonegrill
208 Rehoboth Avenue
Dos Locos Fajita & Stonegrill has been a Rehoboth staple for lovers of Mexican food since 2001. Nestled alongside the many shops on Rehoboth Avenue, the restaurant offers a huge menu of Mexican delights, plus American fare for those not in the mood for burritos, enchiladas, or other Tex-Mex treats. Dos Locos’ motivation to provide Thanksgiving fare is to make the holiday easier for locals who don’t cook or holiday visitors who are unable (or unwilling) to cook a big meal. They are open on Thanksgiving Day and offer a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. Turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, and stuffing sit alongside Tex-Mex staples, with fun items like pumpkin pie and apple margaritas adding to the festivity. Dos Locos is closed Christmas Day, but up and running on Christmas Eve.
Just in Thyme Restaurant
38163 Robinson Drive at Highway One
Just in Thyme offers gourmet dining at affordable prices in a warm, casual atmosphere. The restaurant has a very special Thanksgiving planned, with a four-course traditional dinner (turkey, stuffing, the classic meal). They think it’s important to serve dinner on turkey day to accommodate people coming to town for the holiday, to give locals an easy option for turkey with all the trimmings, or welcome folks who need a place to go. The experience is all about family. In fact, after the restaurant closes on Thursday, the staff who volunteered to work that day have their own Thanksgiving dinner. Half of the staff serving dinner will be former employees.
Purple Parrot Grill
134 Rehoboth Avenue
Known for their fabulous one-pound burger and half-price crab cake specials, the Purple Parrot Grill is a great place for lunch or dinner anytime, but Thanksgiving is special there. The Purple Parrot Grill is open Thanksgiving and Christmas, both with traditional dinners. On both days, the restaurant is open from 1:00 p.m. until close, offering not only turkey and stuffing but ham and sweet potatoes and other treats as well. The Purple Parrot, of course, has always provided the community with a holiday dining option, but this year wants to celebrate the people we rely on to work on the holiday. The Parrot is going all out on both holidays, catering to our fire fighters, police officers, hotel clerks, and others on holiday duty who may be missing out on celebrations at home. The Purple Parrot hopes these workers will get a chance to stop by for some Thanksgiving and Christmas joy.
Rigby’s Bar & Grill
404 Rehoboth Avenue
Rigby’s Bar and Grill is a neighborhood bistro located near the Lighthouse Circle on the right side of Rehoboth Avenue. They have a different take on the traditional Thanksgiving dinner: they offer a Thanksgiving buffet, with traditional holiday recipes from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on turkey day. The popular eatery requires reservations for the celebration.
10 Wilmington Avenue
Shorebreak Lodge offers coastal gastropub cuisine, eclectic wine, cocktails, and beer, just 133 steps from the Atlantic Ocean. Locally owned and operated, their kitchen’s mantra comes from Julia Child: “you don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces, just good food from fresh ingredients.” On Thanksgiving they will be open until 9:00 p.m., offering a three-course traditional meal, with kids eating for half price off the fixed price menu. Though closed on Christmas Day, they have a lively Christmas Eve planned. They will offer their regular menu and music provided by singer/songwriter John Flynn. Carols will abound. ▼
Michael Gilles is a writer, playwright and theatrical producer, retired to Milton, and gleefully scoping out the culinary coast.