These Watermelon Dishes Are Perfect for August in Delaware

National Watermelon Day is August 3. Savor the season with these watermelon dishes at restaurants, breweries and more around Delaware.

These Delaware restaurants, breweries and bars are a great place to spend an August evening. Summer flavors come in the form of watermelon salads, beers, cocktails and more.

Watermelon Fresco Salad – Agave

This refreshing salad is perfect for a hot summer day. On a bed of mixed greens, this salad includes queso fresco, kalamata olives, red onions, candied walnuts and a spiced vinaigrette all finished with a drizzle of balsamic glaze. The sweet, bitter and salty elements come together to create the perfect summer bite. Pair it with a delicious tequila-based cocktail like a paloma or ancho-chili margarita.

19178 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach | 137 2nd Street, Lewes

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THRILLS – Dewey Beer Co.

Dewey Beer Company’s “Thrills” beers are always a hit with lovers of sweet and fruity libations. You can find the strawberry, watermelon and lemonade version at the Dewey Beach location. While you’re there, try the berry melon salad with watermelon, blueberry, feta and mixed greens. Or, pair it with a savory entrée like the southwest burger or carne asada.

2100 Coastal Highway, Dewey Beach


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Watermelon Mead & Watermelon Cider – Liquid Alchemy Beverages

Each year to celebrate National Watermelon Day, Liquid Alchemy Beverages releases a special mead and cider made with fresh fruit and honey. Enjoy a glass or add it to a flight with other summer flavors like the Magenta Dragon cider featuring pink-flesh dragon fruit, mango and mint.

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28 Brookside Drive, Wilmington

Watermelon Salad – Buckley’s Tavern

This salad is light and balanced. On a bed of baby arugula, the melon is complemented by toasted almonds, balsamic dressing and feta cheese. Have the salad as a starter or add grilled chicken to turn it into a full meal. Plus, pair it with 21st Amendment’s Hell or High Watermelon craft beer for a great dining experience.

5812 Kennett Pike, Wilmington


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Glory Days – The Quoin Rooftop

This refreshing summer cocktail is perfect for rooftop sipping in Delaware. This rooftop cocktail is crafted with vodka, Aperol, celery bitters, watermelon and lime. The refreshing sweetness from the fruit perfectly balances the tart and bitter flavors of lime and celery bitters. Spend the perfect August evening on the rooftop with this cocktail and small plates like charcuterie and cheese, East Coast oysters or Maryland blue crab crostini.

519 North Market Street, Wilmington


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