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

Photo courtesy of SoDel Concepts.

Get outside and enjoy the spring weather 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.

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

So Del Food

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


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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