An open-air family restaurant with Pacific Island fusion cuisine, Nalu opened in 2008 and now has two locations, one in Dewey Beach and one in Rehoboth Beach. They serve food created from high-quality ingredients including sashimi-grade fish and Wagyu beef. The atmosphere is fun and tropical, with tiki huts, totem poles, bamboo and island music. They are located at 1308 Coastal Highway in Dewey.
The Rusty Rudder has been a local’s favorite for decades. Located on the bay, they have a large indoor dining room offering fine dining options like seafood and steaks. They also have a large outdoor deck with live Calypso music every afternoon. The lounge also offers live music on occasion. Be sure to try one of their famous Crushes or the Sunset Rum Punch. Find them at 113 Dickinson Street in Dewey.
Creating locally crafted foods, Sharky’s is the place for breakfast and lunch. The restaurant is family-friendly with the goal of serving high-quality menu items. You can enjoy one of the best burgers in the area, a Cuban sandwich, and more for lunch. Breakfast items include eggs, creamed chipped beef, omelets, pancakes, French toast, sausage gravy and more. Find Sharky’s at 1508 Coastal Highway in Dewey Beach.
Anyone who visits the Delaware beach area insists on having at least one pizza from Grotto’s. There is a location in Dewey Beach as well as several in Rehoboth Beach. The restaurants are beach staples with their hand-tossed pizzas with a variety of toppings. They also offer some of the best salads in the area along with subs, sandwiches, and wraps. The Dewey Beach location is at 1603 Coastal Highway.
Serving country-style food in a casual atmosphere, Jimmy’s Grille is a fun place to grab something to eat. The restaurant is open-air and also has a full bar, offering beer, wine and cocktails. During the summer, they also have live entertainment every night. Their fried chicken is a favorite of the locals. They are located at 1911 Coastal Highway in Dewey Beach.
If you are seeking authentic Italian food, look no further than Mama Maria’s. Owned and operated by Franco and Sal Laragione, who took over after their father, Giuseppe retired, were born and raised in Italy, following their father to the United States when he took over a sub shop for a friend. Their sauces and pasta are all house-made as are the rolls served with every entrée. They are located at 1608 Coastal Highway in Dewey Beach.