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What are your favorite Rehoboth/Dewey/Lewes restaurants?

Every time I come home, I have to go to Tijuana Taxi. I'm SO SAD it isn't on the avenue anymore, but I will trek to the highway for it. I love their affordable, many flavored frozen margaritas and the little plastic animals that come in them. I have a collection now that I call my plastic menagerie. I love that they've had the same cranky gay waiter forever, and I always get the Delaware nachos (spicy chicken, olives, onions, guac, sour cream). If you go during happy hour, prices are even cheaper. It's just my favorite tacky Mexican place.

You can't visit slower lower without eating at Nicola's (get a Nic-o-boli or their baked ziti), Grotto's (it's an institution), or Louie's (just good pizza).

Arena's is a local favorite and has good sandwiches but I can't wrap my mind around how pricey they are for just a sandwich.

I recently discovered Shag (on Wilmington Ave). Funky, shiny, 70's inspired. I have only been for cocktails on a slow night but it was a lot of fun.

Sep 12, 2009
RVA_via_Reho in Mid-Atlantic

Suggestions for Rehoboth?

Nicola's is actually the name of the restaurant. Nic-o-boli's are the stromboli food they serve.

Sep 12, 2009
RVA_via_Reho in Mid-Atlantic

Rehoboth Beach, DE Fine Dining

I ate at the bar at Porcini house in August, so the experience was not quite the same as if you got a real table. I had the BLT flat bread pizza and Parmesan fries which were both outstanding. It was a slow night and the bartender Stephanie was charming and lovely.

Sep 12, 2009
RVA_via_Reho in Mid-Atlantic

Lewes DE Trip Report (a little Rehoboth and Dewey too)

I grew up in Rehoboth and was back this week to the area. Went to Agave in Lewes for the first time based on a review I read in the Coast Press, plus I love tequila. The place is decorated warmly though it is fairly small. We sat at the bar for drinks. The place was hoppin and the bartender was moving at warp speed. While I appreciated her speed, she made it feel frantic, and we were hesitant to ask for things or make conversation, less we disrupt her pace. I would have liked to have more friendly conversation. The kitchen area is open and right next to the bar, and so the smoky smell from the grill frequently wafted onto us, which I did not like at all.

Went to Cafe Azafran for midday coffee to escape the rain. I ordered a cappuccino which tasted burnt. The place was pretty full for a rainy day in the off season. The person who took my order seemed new, and it took quite awhile for my drink to be made. My boyfriend loved his drinking chocolate-Chocolate a la Taza(?). The place is a little too small for it to feel comfortable being a "fine-dining" place.

I like all 3 (Grotto's, Nicola's, Louie's) pizza options equally--they all serve a different product. Had a Nic-Spin-Oli (Spinach and cheese boli) this week which was as yummy as I remembered.

Ate at Pig+Fish in Rehoboth where the salads were amazing but my flatbread pizza was hugely disappointing. I still like the atmosphere of the place and will return for their reasonable prices.

Stoney Lonen in Rehoboth has the best happy hour ($2 any bottled beer) and is low-key, frequented by locals, and Chester the bartender is an institution.

Sep 12, 2009
RVA_via_Reho in Mid-Atlantic