Along Del. 1, in an unassuming shopping center off Miller Road, Michy’s Relaxed Dining has been quietly winning fans since opening in May. Richard and Michelle Davis own the restaurant, which features what Richard calls “relaxed, contemporary American food.” Hits include a roasted golden and red beet salad with baby spinach, pistachios, goat cheese, mint and lemon; Szechuan-style calamari; tempura-battered firecracker shrimp with Sriracha mayo; and day boat scallops with wild mushroom-truffle-pea risotto. 19287 Miller Road, No. 17, Rehoboth Beach, 227-0999, www.michysrelaxeddining.com.
Also on Del. 1, The Crab House is owned by Eric and Norm Sugrue, who are responsible for Big Fish Grill, Salt Air and the Summer House, as well as Firestone on the Wilmington Riverfront. The seafood-centric menu features steamed crabs, raw-bar offerings and more. 19598 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, 227-2019, www.crabhouserehoboth.com