Too Hungry to Wait? Here Are 18 Reservation-Friendly Restaurants at the Beach
Reference this roundup as the coast becomes increasingly crowded with visitors.
Getting a table at your favorite beach restaurant often requires patience. But there are several spots along the coast that take reservations—including Houston White Co., the new Rehoboth Beach steakhouse that officially opens on Thursday, April 19. Here are some of our favorites.
This Lewes fine-dining spot accepts reservations seven days a week. A farm table that seats 12 is available in a private area. At the bar it’s first-come, first-served. There’s also a patio with a view of the Zwaanendael Museum.
212 Savannah Road, Lewes • 313-4065
The grande dame of fine dining is a landmark in downtown Lewes. Try to reserve a seat on the porch of the Victorian mansion.
102 Second St., Lewes • 645-7755
If you have six people or more, you can make reservations.
111 Bank St., Lewes • 645-7887
To make sure you get a table, reserve one. But most regulars belly up to the big square bar.
19730 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach • 226-2037
This is the perfect date-night spot for a classic steak dinner.
18585 Coastal Highway, Suite 6, Rehoboth Beach • 645-9355
The iconic Back Porch doesn't open until May, but be sure to make your reservations as soon as it does. The restaurant fills up quickly with longtime fans.
59 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 227-3674
The third location of an Annapolis-based restaurant group, Blackwall Hitch is known for seafood. Try the Maryland crab soup.
52 Rehoboth Ave Rehoboth Beach • 226-0550
Time your reservation align with one of the Blue Moon’s popular shows.
35 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 227-6515
If you’re ordering one of the popular tasting menus, it takes time. Plan accordingly. (Or, be like the locals and take your chances at the friendly bar.)
44 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 227-7107
You can go global at 208 with a Korean hotdog, a banh mi salad and steak frites.
208 Second St., Rehoboth Beach • 227-6700
Don’t let the name fool you. Check in to Shorebreak not for a room at the inn but for a great meal.
10 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 227-1007
Just steps from the beach, Eden has atmosphere inside and out.
23 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 227-3330
The building is beachy Victorian. The atmosphere is safari-like. The food is Italian. It all adds up to a fun experience.
32 Lake Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 226-1160
The intimate French bistro has all the favorites, including French onion soup and trout almandine.
26 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 227-8510
The new kid on the block, officially opening on April 19, is a steakhouse with a twist. Delmarva favorites like fried chicken and crab cakes will also be available.
315 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 227-8511
The Cultured Pearl paved the original path for sushi at the beach, and it continually breaks new culinary ground.
301 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 227-8493
This gorgeous restaurant is worth a visit for the views as well as the food.
99 Hollywood St., Bethany Beach • 539-0299
Nantucket’s is a vacation must-do for many regular visitors to the southern beaches. Maybe it’s the scallop-quahog chowder that keeps 'em coming back.
601 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island • 539-2607