New Bites at the Beach

Delicious dishes are awaiting you this summer.

The more things change, the more they stay the same. That’s a perk when it comes to coastal dining. Along with a bevy of debuts, there are plenty of established restaurants, giving diners a range of choices. Here are a few of the newbies, along with some grand dames of dining.

Hari Cameron was expected to open grandpa(MAC) in a space formerly occupied by Taste of Italy, which is seeking a larger location. With about 15 seats, the restaurant targets the takeout crowd. Choose from chef-suggested combinations or blend your own pasta, protein or vegetable and sauce. “The sky is the limit,” says Cameron, whose partner is his brother, Orion. The menu also includes soups and salads. Vegan and gluten-free dishes are a specialty. (33 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-7107)

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DiFebo’s opened a second location in Adriatico Italian Restaurant’s old site. Outdoor seating remains; the interior got a redo. (30 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 226-4550,

The Dough Roller, an Ocean City favorite, has its first Delaware location. The original restaurant specializes in pizza and pancakes. Due to size, this site only offers pizza, subs and salads. (44 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-1141,

Tried-and-true: The list of Italian eateries and beloved pizza spots could occupy a magazine. The original DiFebo’s has grown from a deli to a full-service restaurant destination with recipes from owner Lisa DiFebo’s family. (789 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, 539-4550,

Lupo Italian Kitchen is an anchor in the Hotel Rehoboth. The restaurant recently received a cosmetic redo and name change over winter. Chris Parks, who’s worked in New York, is now in the kitchen. (247 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 226-2240,

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