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Too Hungry to Wait? Here Are 18 Reservation-Friendly Restaurants at the Beach

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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.

 

Heirloom

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 Buttery

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

 

Kindle

If you have six people or more, you can make reservations.

111 Bank St., Lewes  645-7887

 

Fork + Flask at Nage

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

 

1776 Steakhouse

This is the perfect date-night spot for a classic steak dinner.

18585 Coastal Highway, Suite 6, Rehoboth Beach  645-9355

 

Back Porch Café

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

 

Blackwall Hitch

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

 

Blue Moon

Time your reservation align with one of the Blue Moon’s popular shows.

35 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach  227-6515

 

a(MUSE.)

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

 

208 Social

You can go global at 208 with a Korean hotdog, a banh mi salad and steak frites.

208 Second St., Rehoboth Beach  227-6700

 

Shorebreak Lodge

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

 

Eden

Just steps from the beach, Eden has atmosphere inside and out.

23 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach  227-3330

 

Ristorante Zebra

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

 

La Fable

The intimate French bistro has all the favorites, including French onion soup and trout almandine.

26 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach  227-8510

 

Houston White Co.

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

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

 

99 Sea Level

This gorgeous restaurant is worth a visit for the views as well as the food.

99 Hollywood St., Bethany Beach  539-0299

 

David Twining’s Nantucket’s

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

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