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Steppin' Up To The Plate

Lewes dining: The outer reaches

By The Rehoboth Foodie | Jun 20, 2013
Photo by: Foodie Get your Taylor Ham fix with egg & cheese at Surf Bagel.

As a preemptive strike against itchy email trigger fingers (you know who you are!), this week’s column spotlights Lewes restaurants that are not located downtown. This is Part 2 of the collectible two-part series (Franklin Mint, eat your heart out!), so I trust that you cut last week’s column out of the paper and will treasure it forever.

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The Villages of Five Points is home to Matt Haley’s Fish On!. Dusk on the patio with DIY S’mores bubblin’ over the firepit is the stuff of legend. Of course there is the always reliable Arena’s Café (5 locations and going strong) – get the California Club Dude (it’s a sandwich, ladies) and the nachos. The perpetually festive Greene Turtle combines creative bar grub with live entertainment and nightly specials. Don’t trek downtown for Italian sweets; Touch of Italy Bakery has it all, and the bread couldn’t be fresher.

Just to the right of the airport-size Food Lion is Mara dePace’s Villa Sorrento. Foodie picks include the chopped antipasto salad, the veal marsala and the stuffed shells. Beware: Classically trained Mara bursts into song without warning.

Stroll down Savannah a few steps for Annabella’s AYCE Italian lunch buffet, tasty dinners and hand-tossed pizzas. Slightly west on Coastal Highway is the bustling Surf Bagel. Get the chicken salad on a toasted sesame bagel (for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Just behind Lowe’s is the friendly Sushi Heaven: Shumai dumplings and tempura lobster rolls from the brothers Shin are must-gets. Just a few steps to the southeast is Alex Kotanides’ Pat’s Pizza. The two sleepers at Pat’s are the soups and the cheesesteaks (get extra meat – trust me).

Over the drawbridge and through the woods is Lewes’ landmark Dairy Queen. A sunset stroll on Lewes beach with a cone slowly melting over your hand will cure whatever ails ya’. Drive along the water to the ferry terminal for dockside delights at On The Rocks. Charcoal grilled burgers and dogs blend with a selection of 16 Mile brews while you’re sittin’ on the dock of the bay, watchin’ the ships roll in and then watchin’ ‘em roll away again. Sorry, couldn’t resist it. If you’re in Lewes, eat! It’s good for ya’.

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