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Best Restaurants in Sussex County: A restaurant guide for eating out around Dewey Beach


Grotto Pizza Italian
Del. 1 and Reed St., Dewey, 227-3407, grottopizza.com
Pizzas use a unique blend of cheeses and sauce to please.  $$

Mama Maria Ristorante Italiano Italian
1608 Highway One and McKinley St., Dewey, 227-3242, mamamaria.com
Not your ordinary pizza place. (seasonal)  $$

Nalu Hawaiian Surf Bar & Grille Hawaiian
1308 Coastal Hwy., Dewey, 227-1449, nalusurfbar.com
A rockin’ Hawaiian place specializing in family-friendly fare, plus rum-filled adult beverages.  $$

Ponos Hawaiian Fine Dining Hawaiian
1306 Coastal Hwy., Dewey, 227-3119, ponosfinedining.com
Dine under fiber-optic stars. Enjoy ultra-fresh seafood.  $$$

Qué Pasa Mexican
124 Dickinson St., Dewey, 226-1820
Get yourself a house margarita and some skirt steak and cozy up on a beach chair.  $

Rusty Rudder American
113 Dickinson St., Dewey, 227-3888, deweybeachlife.com
This classic is best-known for its night life, but seafood is king. Frozen drinks and happy hour rule.  $$

The Starboard American
2009 Highway One, Dewey, 227-4600, thestarboard.com
Burgers, sandwiches, crab cakes. This is Dewey’s favorite brunch spot for the famous custom Bloody Mary bar and Best of Delaware breakfasts.  $

Venus on the Halfshell American
Dagsworthy Street and the Bay, Dewey, 227-9292, deweybeachlife.com
Creative American cuisine with an emphasis on seafood.  $$$

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