Hotel du Pont
11th & Market streets, Wilmington, 594-3100, hoteldupont.com
2009 Highway One, Dewey Beach, 227-4600, thestarboard.com
Deerfield Golf & Tennis Club
507 Thompson Station Road, Newark, 368-6640, deerfieldgolfclub.com
After Sunday service, go to foodie heaven. At Deerfield, the buffet tables stretch for miles, piled high with fresh shellfish, cheeses, pastries and desserts, omelet and waffle stations, every kid’s favorite cereal, ice cream and more. The view of the golf course is gorgeous.
The Buttery Restaurant, Victoria’s Restaurant
The Buttery, 102 Second St., Lewes, 645-7755, butteryrestaurant.com
Victoria’s, 2 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-0615, boardwalkplaza.com/victorias-restaurant
You won’t find a stampede to a buffet at The Buttery. You will be waited on, all the while marveling at complimentary pastries and breadstuffs and delighting in fresh fruits delivered post haste. The loaded buffet at Victoria’s is only half the story. The other is feeling the sun as it rises over the ocean—and you have a perfect seat for watching.