The attraction of Rehoboth Beach, DE are not just the beautiful beaches, exciting boardwalk, or the variety of activities and trips; I go to Rehoboth Beach to eat. Summers spent at Rehoboth Beach are chronicled by one restaurant after another.
Whether I visit for a month or just one weekend, I make sure to hit every single place on my list. These are only a few of the delicious places in Rehoboth Beach.
Hot, hand-dipped doughnuts could be mouth-watering anywhere, but at The Fractured Prune they take homemade doughnuts to a whole different level—aside from their dozens of already created combinations called Specialty Doughnuts (including Banana Cream Pie, Caramel Bliss, Chocolate Covered Strawberry, Cookies & Cream, French Toast, and S'mores, just to name a few).
The Fractured Prune let's their customers imagine and create their own doughnuts. Walk inside the iconic purple-and-green-painted store (get there early to avoid hour long lines) and choose from nineteen types of glazes and 13 different toppings to create your perfect doughnut.It only takes a few minutes for your heavenly and piping hot doughnuts to be served, dripping in gooey glazed goodness.
I realize that Grotto Pizza is not limited explicitly to Rehoboth Beach, it originated there so it counts as a historical institution—and the most popular pizza place in the Delaware-Maryland area. Grotto Pizza's innovative cooking style sets the bar high for all pizza places around.
Instead of just simply sprinkling cheese and slopping tomato sauce on top of the dough, Grotto Pizza uses sauce guns. The unique spiral that makes Grotto Pizza different is because of the sauce guns. Employees are trained in specifically using the sauce gun for the perfect cheese-to-sauce ratio.I truly do not understand why all pizza restaurants do not utilize this revolutionary technology because it makes a huge difference.
A relatively new place on Rehoboth Avenue is Dreamer Coffee & Juice Bar. Following trends of healthy alternatives to meals and using organic and natural ingredients, Dreamer takes away the extra excessive calories while still providing tasty products.
Taking a walk on the beach in the early morning now tastes better with a fresh squeezed juice or smoothie from Dreamer in your hands.
To shake up your taste buds and take a trip to France, the outdoor cafe in Penny Lane (Google how adorable Penny Lane is) called Cafe Papillion is famous for their authentic French crêpes and pastries.
Every summer, students and adults from France open up their shop and churn out crepes every single morning. From savory crêpes of ham, cheese, tomatoes, and thyme to dessert crêpes of chocolate, Nutella, strawberries, and whipped cream, you can't order something that isn't delicious or genuine French cuisine.
All French fries fail in comparison to Thrasher's French Fries. I will never be convinced that another french fry is comparable or better than Thrasher's.
No summer day is complete without a bucket of peanut greased french fries suffocated in salt and vinegar. Thrasher's French Fries is a classic staple of Rehoboth Beach and hot summer days.
The iconic, orange script sign of Dolle's Salt Water Taffy has been the classic image of Rehoboth Beach since 1927. The booth overlooking the beach is famous for homemade salt water taffy, caramel popcorn, fudge, brittles, and chocolate.
Although the food and sweets and Dolle's is definitely delicious, it is the historical presence of Dolle's that makes it so much more famous. Painters and photographers have captured the bright orange sign which has become a recognizable feature of Rehoboth Beach and it's history.
OYSTERS. An entire seafood bar filled with oysters imported fresh daily from all over the country are shucked and prepared right before your eyes and served in platters. The seafood at Henlopen City Oyster House (named after the original settlement before Rehoboth was adopted) is fresh, locally-sourced, and 100% delicious.
My love for clams, mussels, lobster, crabs, and, of course, oysters all started at Henlopen City Oyster House. (They also have great mac n' cheese and burgers.)
For a crazy fiesta filled night with endless guacamole and salsa, Dos Locos is the place where you'll have the most fun. Dos Locos is not a traditional Mexican restaurant; their menu features fish & chips, steaks, seafood, Alaskan King crab legs, and tons and tons of tacos, fajitas, burritos, and enchiladas.
The fun music and open air seating on Rehoboth Avenue make dining at Dos Locos a party, no matter who you're with.
A staple of Rehoboth Beach is ice cream from Kohr Bros. booths. You can't walk along the boardwalk or Rehoboth Avenue without noticing about four Kohr Bros ice cream stands. The classic, soft-serve swirl can either be dipped in a chocolate coating or loaded with sprinkles and nuts. Either way, a trip to Rehoboth Beach is not complete without, not only one, but many, Kohr Bros. ice cream cones.
These are only a few of the delicious places my family and I love when we visit Rehoboth, but trust me, there are many more.