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Here Are 5 Ways to Enjoy an Affordable Meal on the Delaware Coast

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Enjoy top-tier cuisine without breaking the bank this season with these five inexpensive ways to dine down at the Delaware beaches

Our seaside towns are brimming with rave-worthy restaurants, but not every meal comes at resort prices. Here are five ways to enjoy inexpensive meals on the coast throughout the spring and beyond.

Dine in the off-season

Through spring, Monday sushi night returns to The Cultured Pearl. For $15, choose from three rolls and edamame. 301 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-8493, culturedpearl.us

At SoDel Concepts, check the landing page for daily specials at their various restaurants—like 25 percent off or half-price bottles of wine. sodelconcepts.com

Sunday fun day

Start the week off with DiFebo’s family meal for four. For $40, enjoy an entrée, side salad, bread and dessert. 789 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, 539-4550; 121 N. First St., Rehoboth Beach, 226-4550, difebos.com

On Sundays, Sazio offers specialty baked pasta, plus garlic bread and Caesar salad, for $24. Also find discounted bottles of select wines. 32 Lake Ave., Rehoboth, 226-1160, saziorehoboth.com

Hari and Orion Cameron’s grandpa Mac is known for pasta, but that’s not all. When you order wings on Sunday, fries come free. (While you’re there, pick up 2 pounds of cooked pasta and a homemade sauce for $25.) 18756 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, 313-4751, grandpamac.com

On Sundays, The Parkway downtown offers delicious dishes—fish, lamb and beef—for $20.20. 114 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, 537-7500, parkwaydana.com

Eleven of SoDel Concepts’ restaurants have a Sunday Supper program—three courses, including appetizer and entrées, ranging from $19 to $25. sodelconcepts.com

Thompson Island Brewing Company is the exception to the SoDel Sunday Supper program, instead featuring fried chicken. Enjoy four pieces for $20; eight pieces are $40. 30133 Veterans Way, Rehoboth Beach, 226-4677, thompsonislandbrewing.com

On Sundays, Patsy’s family restaurant pays homage to its matriarch with a fried half-chicken and tasty sides starting at $22. 121 Campbell Place, Bethany Beach, 537-2433, patsygourmet.com

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SoDel Concepts offers the Sunday Supper program at 11 of its eateries, including Baywood Clubhouse Restaurant. Patrons can enjoy three-course meals at discounted rates./Photo courtesy of SoDel Concepts

Weekday steals

Beach restaurants often offer weeknight deals to encourage traffic, especially in the off-season. At Eden’s, Wine-O Wednesday includes bottles at 50 percent off, plus a $35 three-course prix fixe meal. 23 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-3330, edenrestaurant.com

Eden’s sister restaurant, JAM, has turned Thursday into bistro night. Pick an app and an entrée for just $22. (The menu changes weekly.) 21 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 226-5266, jambistro.com

On Thursdays, $40 gets you three courses (a small plate, an entrée and a dessert) at Raas, which serves authentic Indian, vegan and Pan-Asian cuisine. 210 Savannah Road, Lewes, 644-1747, raaslewes.com

The Pines showcases its comfort food on Thursdays. Among the $18 selections are meatloaf, crab cake and mushroom stroganoff. 56 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 567-2726, thepinesrb.com

Let them eat steak

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At The Cultured Pearl in Rehoboth Beach, sushi lovers can get their fill with discounted rolls and edamame on Monday nights during the off-season./Adobe Stock

Although it’s tempting to order seafood at the beach, there are some juicy bargains on beef. Take prime rib night on Sunday and Thursday at The Summer House: For $28, you get three courses, including salad and dessert. The restaurant is also famous for its $8 burger night on Mondays. On Fridays, enjoy steak night. 228 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-3895, summerhousesaloon.com

Also bite into burger night at Dewey Beach Country Club, where the thick, juicy patties are half-price. Prime rib night is Thursday. 1705 Coastal Highway, Dewey Beach, 227-1614; facebook.com/DeweyBeachCountryClub/

At Woody’s Dewey Beach Bar & Grill, Thursday is steak night. The $14 special includes a New York strip with salad or veggies and potatoes. Add a crab cake for what owner Jimmy O’Conor calls “the best $29 steak and cake anywhere!” 1904 Coastal Highway, Dewey Beach, 260-9945, deweybeachbar.com

Grain on the Rocks at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal highlights prime rib on Wednesday nights. A small cut with a starch is $14.95; the “king” cut is $19.99. 43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, 291-3900, meetatgrain.com

On Thursdays, Kindle is a destination for carnivores with good taste. Sink your teeth into an 8-ounce filet mignon and a glass of select wine for $27. 111 Bank St., Lewes, 645-7887, kindlerestaurant.com

Wine and dine

Harvest Tide Steakhouse Restaurant offers a generous tapas-style selection that includes gourmet tacos (oysters, shrimp, cod or dry-aged steak), baked cheesesteak tots and blue-crab nachos with bechamel. On Sundays, the fun goes on until close. 410 E. Savannah Road, Lewes, 644-2600, harvesttide.co

Wednesday at Big Fish Grill is lobster night, and also one of the area’s best happy hours. Consider $8 sushi rolls and a half-pound of mussels for $6. The $7 salmon Napoleon is large enough for sharing. 20298 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, 227-3474, bigfishgrill.com

Fins Ale House & Raw Bar’s locations emphasizes seafood at happy hour: steamed clams, peel-and-eat shrimp, fish and chips and fish tacos. Available for dine-in only. 19269 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, 227-3467; 33544 Market Place, Bethany Beach, 539-3467, finsrawbar.com

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