Did you know that pretzels are believed to be the world’s oldest snack? It just so happens National Pretzel Day falls on Friday, April 26 this year, and we can’t think of a better day to celebrate their salty goodness.
No matter if you crave them as an appetizer or in the form of sandwich bun, here are a few restaurants serving up some of the tastiest twisted snacks in the state.
Order the five Bavarian pretzels from 33 West Ale House & Grill, which come with smoked jalepeno queso and beer mustard.
33 Loockerman St., Dover
735-9822 • Facebook
BBC Tavern & Grill serves a basket of hot, soft pretzels that come with your choice of homemade apple and hot horseradish mustards or cheddar cheese sauce.
4019 Kennett Pike, Greenville
655-3785 • bbctavernandgrill.com
The pulled pork sandwich at Chelsea Tavern comes full circle, thanks to the handmade pretzel roll it is served on.
821 N. Market St., Wilmington
482-3333 • chelseatavern.com
Crooked Hammock Brewery’s giant Bavarian pretzel is perfect for sharing and pairs perfectly with the Shoobie beer mustard.
36707 Crooked Hammock Way, Lewes
644-7837 • crookedhammockbrewery.com
The Cottage Café serves an Eastern Shore Crabby Pretzel, which consists of pretzel logs topped with hot, cheesy crab dip, melted cheddar jack cheese, green onions and Old Bay.
33034 Coastal Hwy., Bethany Beach
539-8710 • cottagecafe.com
I probably consumed Deer Park Tavern’s turkey Dijon sandwich—served hot with bacon and Swiss on top of a pretzel roll—at least once a week
while I was a student at UD.
108 W. Main St., Newark
369-9414 • deerparktavern.com
Start off your meal at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats with the pretzel bites, which are served with 90 Minute IPA cheddar sauce and honey mustard.
320 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth
226-BREW • dogfish.com/restaurants/brewpub
Iron Hill Brewery’s housemade soft pretzel sticks are seasoned with malted barley everything spice, served with Vienna Red Lager cheese sauce and Ore House IPA mustard.
Locations in Newark, Wilmington and Rehoboth • ironhillbrewery.com
It’s hard to turn down Pizza By Elizabeth’s hummus or Buffalo chicken dip, but the restaurant’s crab pretzel appetizer is a must.
3801 Greenville Pike, Greenville
654-4478 • pizzabyelizabeths.com
Smitty Mcgee’s decadent crab pretzel is just what it sounds like: a pretzel topped with Crab Dip and Smothered in Monterey Jack and Cheddar Cheese. Woody’s Dewey Beach has one on their menu, too that is hard to pass up.
37234 Lighthouse Road, Selbyvilleâ€‹
436-4716 • smittymcgees.com
1904 Highway One, Dewey Beach
260-9945 • deweybeachbar.com