You bet-have fun
Thanks so much for the info. First thing we’ll do!
The license is required year round to allow the dog on the beach.
Now THAT sounds like a great reason to go there in January![:)]
Just to clarify, the dog license is needed off season as well?
After September 15,the Town of Dewey Beach allows dogs "under control" on the beach all day.Before that date its only before 9:30 AM and after 5:30 PM.A 5 dollar permit (per animal) must be purchased from the town.Thats pretty neat,no other beaches around here give you that privilege.In October they have a big Greyhound convention,people from all over bring their dogs to town.They are such amazing animals and its fun to see so many of them in one place.
The "season" at the Delaware beaches seems to go later every year.Im told by those who are natives that the place used to just die after Labor day,but things are different now,traffic at the beach is a year round thing.The tourism business keeps busy with events every weekend to keep the coffers full.But the partying in DB does slow down considerably when summer is over,the kids have to go back to school,but theres a healthy contingent of locals who are enamored of the beach-and-booze lifestyle,you see them wearing their shorts in January pretending to be Jimmy Buffett in the midst of an ice storm.
I’ve heard about Dewey being a party town. We’re not really into the party scene. We’re a married couple (40ish) with 2 dogs. I’ve read that Dewey is a really pet friendly beach, and since we have no kids, we travel off season. We have reservations for a long weekend mid September. Is it still party central in the off season?
Thanks, and thank you to everyone for the helpful suggestions.
Not really so much a restaurant as a bar,a really crowded bar.They do serve food till 10 PM and breakfast till 2 PM.Dewey Beach is an interesting place,a tiny town that seems to revolve solely around drinking and partying.I probably would have really liked it 30 years ago.
Yup, that’s it.
Never been there, but sounds interesting.
That would be the Starboard in Dewey Beach.
The place I’m thinking of with the hot sauce is a restaurant. I think it is known for Sunday Brunch esp. for its Blooody Mary’s with your choice of hot sauce. I think its near the beach and like a steak-seafood-burger informal sort of place. Still can’t remember the name, but Thrasher’s sound like a find, too.
I agree, Thrasher’s is great. As far as Grotto goes, their pizza seems to be better if you dine in. Maybe it’s sitting on the boardwalk looking out at the people and the ocean as you eat that does it! It’s not up to Jersey standards, but it’s pretty good. Also, don’t miss Kohr Brothers on the Rehoboth boardwalk for very nice soft ice cream, and, although it’s out on Route 1 and looks like a tourist trap, Crabby Dick’s actually has a really nice "beachy" atmosphere and the food is very good. Almost right across the street from Crabby’s is a place called Maria’s Italian Seafood. I’ve never had a bad meal there, either ordering Italian or seafood. They do them both very well; very good ingredients, nice portions and cooked perfectly. Also, there’s a place on Rehoboth Ave on the right hand side right before the beach (unfortunately can’t remember the name, but it’s easy to spot)that serves fantastic fish and chips. I’ve had them all over the U.K., and these want for nothing. Irish Eyes in Lewes (not the Rehoboth location) has great views of the canal and they serve a very good burger. You might want to pick up a copy of The Cape Gazette or a The Coast Press when you get there…lot’s of good dining info in there.
"Peppers" is located in the Tanger Seaside Outlets on Rt 1 near Rehoboth.Its the biggest hot sauce store I have seen.
I know there’s a place there ?Dewey Beach? known for its hot sauce collection, like hundreds of hot sauces from all over the world. Does anyone know the name of the place?
Thank you for all of your suggestions. Will definitely check out Crabber’s Cove…and Dolles for sure!
My husband and I are traveling on a tighter budget than usual, so unfortunately we won’t be trying any upscale restaurants this time around. We’re looking for good, affordable eats. Definitely not into the frat boy scene![:)]
I had Thrasher’s fries in Ocean City many years back. Loved them with that vinegar! I’m delighted to hear they’re in Rehoboth!
We can’t wait to get there. I’ve read so many wonderful things about the area.
Thank you again!
This is my favorite place in the world. There are lots of upscale dining options and a plethora of great junk food. For the former, we like Chez La Mer a lot, and while I’m not sure they have crab cakes they do a great Crab Louis appetizer and grouper topped with crabmeat – their seafood is excellent. Sydney’s used to have great crab cakes but as they are under new ownership I’m not sure what the deal is now. Stay AWAY from the Summer House unless you are into the frat-boy crowd – the food is overpriced and mediocre. Crabber’s Cove in Dewey has reasonably priced good seafood in a family atmosphere – there are a couple different restaurants there. The Buttery in Lewes (couple miles before Rehoboth off of Route 1) is a very nice upscale restaurant in a beautiful old Victorian.
As for junk food, don’t miss Thrasher’s french fries on Rehoboth Ave near the boardwalk. (Watch out for the seagulls though – my niece put her order down on the beach and it was attacked and devoured by a dozen seagulls within seconds.) Don’t expect ketchup – they are purists about their fries but will provide malt vinegar. Dolles (on the corner of the boardwalk and Rehoboth Ave., you can’t miss their huge sign, it’s a local landmark) is a must for caramel corn, fudge, and salt water taffy. Good ice cream, funnel cakes, etc. are available widely. Grotto Pizza has gone downhill somewhat but still makes a respectable pie, and their boardwalk locations have big windows on the boardwalk that are great for people watching.
Have a great time!
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