These Delaware Restaurants Serve Friday Specials Ideal for Lent

From permanent menu items to seasonal Friday night specials, these restaurants offer seafood dishes perfect for Lent.

As the season of Lent unfolds, Delaware’s culinary scene offers an impressive array of food specials that cater to those observing this period of spiritual reflection. There’s certainly no shortage of seafood options in Delaware’s coastal towns. Beyond that, local restaurants are also embracing the spirit of Lent by offering flavorful specials alongside the regular menus. Whether you’re a devout observer or simply seeking a top-notch culinary experience, these Lenten offerings are sure to satisfy.

Limestone BBQ & Bourbon

If you’ve grown used to a satisfying barbecue dinner on Friday nights, there’s no need to switch up your routine. Limestone BBQ & Bourbon serves up an 8 oz smoked salmon special on Fridays during Lent. Served with Sambal green beans and Limestone’s popular roasted trucker potatoes, this fish is sure to satisfy. This salmon delivers all the smoky flavor of authentic barbecue, without the red meat.

2062 Limestone Road, Wilmington

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Columbus Inn

This Wilmington mainstay offers a variety of seafood options. The pan-seared Jail Island salmon is served with wild mushroom and Swiss chard risotto, maple pumpkin puree and pepita brittle. The flavors are delicate, fresh and perfectly balanced. In the mood for scallops? The pan-seared diver scallops with cauliflower agrodolce and creamy cauliflower puree are another great option. Or, ditch the knife and fork and grab a crab cake sandwich with lettuce, tomato, pickle and house-made tartar sauce.

2216 Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilmington


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Hamilton’s on Main

If you’re looking for a flavorful scallop dish to enjoy on a Friday night, the seasonal menu at Hamilton’s features a flavor-packed creole scallop dish with wild mushroom risotto. Plus, the new features menu includes maple-bourbon halibut with rice vermicelli, coconut curry with sriracha honey, scallions and bell pepper.

102 East Main Street, Newark

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Lore Modern Woodfyre

Celebrating a special occasion or craving a high-class night out? Lore Modern Woodfyre located within St. Anne’s Club in Middletown offers many seafood and plant-based options for lunch and dinner. To start, try the oysters, crispy calamari or the Woodfyre cauliflower gratin. Plus, there are plenty of meat-free, wood-fired pizza options to enjoy. The Fungi Tartufo, for example, is topped with a truffle garlic cream, local mushrooms and mozzarella. Entrees like seared salmon and winter risotto round out the experience.

1100 St Anne’s Boulevard, Middletown


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Touch of Italy

With two coastal locations in Delaware and plant-based and seafood options, Touch of Italy is perfect for Lenten Italian food. Not in the mood for seafood? Try the eggplant parmigiana, fettuccini alfredo or gnocchi Calciano. You also can’t go wrong with the salmon with citrus sauce or scampi.

19724 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach
101 2nd Street, Lewes

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Drift Seafood & Raw Bar

For a seafood-centric Friday night dinner, you can’t go wrong with Drift Seafood & Raw Bar. A variety of seafood crudos, plenty of plant-based options and seafood entrees make this a no-brainer for Lenten dinner plans.

42.5 Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth Beach

Bluecoast Seafood Restaurant & Grill

With a seafood-centric menu, plenty of raw bar specials and great ambiance, Bluecoast is another ideal option for Lent. Enjoy entrees like shrimp and grits, clams and spaghetti, seared dayboat scallops and more. Plus, with half-priced bottles of wine every Friday, this is the perfect spot for a group gathering.

30115 Veterans Way, Rehoboth Beach
30904 Coastal Highway, Bethany Beach

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