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

Annabella’s Italian Restaurant Italian
1201 Savannah Road, Lewes, 645-1980, annabellasrestaurant.com
Fresh-made and creative pasta creations.  $

Béseme Eclectic
142 Second St., Lewes, 645-8108, beseme.biz
Flavors from around the world presented as crepes, omelets, soups, salads and small plates.  $$

Bethany Blues of Lewes American
18385 Coastal Hwy., Lewes, 644-2500, bethanyblues.com
Southern barbecue, seafood, steaks and St. Louis-style ribs with award-winning sauce. Homemade birch beer.  $$ 

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The Buttery American
102 Second St., Lewes, 645-7755, butteryrestaurant.com
Inspired global cuisine executed with a commitment to supporting local farmers. The Buttery is as inviting as a friend’s house. The fireplace and garden room are part of the allure. Impressive boutique and small-batch wines.  $$$

Café Azafran Mediterranean
109 W. Market St., Lewes, 644-4446; 18 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth, 227-8100; cafeazafran.com
Espressos and coffee in the morning, Mediterranean salads and sandwiches at lunch, then tapas on summer evenings.  $$

Fish On American
Villages of Five Points, Lewes, 645-9790, fishon.bz
The delicious spoils of the Chesapeake, including blue crabs and oysters, are prepared expertly, along with perfectly marbled steaks and succulent lobster.  $$$

Grotto Grand Slam Italian
17467 Shady Rd. and Del. 1, Lewes, 645-4900, grottopizza.com
Pizzas use a unique blend of Wisconsin cheeses and California sauce to please. The Grand Slam sports bar carries all the big games on big TVs  $$

Half Full American
113 Market St., Lewes, 645-8877, halffulllewes.com
An intimate downtown spot dedicated to great wine and crispy handmade pizza. Check in frequently for featured wines to accompany the pizzas, made with whole milk mozzarella.  $$

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Irish Eyes Pub & Restaurant Pub
213 Anglers Road, Lewes, 645-6888, irisheyespub.com
Diverse menu ranges from ribeye tacos to bangers and mash.  $$

Jerry’s Seafood American
108 Second St., Lewes, 645-6611, jerrys-seafood.com
Crab cakes of all shapes and sizes, including the signature Crab Bomb, are joined by plump fried oysters, crispy calamari, steak, chicken and more.  $$$

JD’s Filling Station American
329 Savannah Road, Lewes, 644-8400, jdsfillingstation.com
This family-friendly restaurant serves everything from omelets to burgers to Mexican dishes, seafood and steaks.  $

Kindle Restaurant & Lounge American
111 Bank St., Lewes, 645-7887, kindlerestaurant.com
Regional American with a French slant.  $$$

Lazy Susan’s Seafood Deli Seafood
18289 Coastal Hwy., Lewes, 645-5115
A favorite for crustaceans and other seaside fare for more than 25 years.  $$

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Striper Bites American
107 Savannah Road, Lewes, 645-4657, striperbites.com
The menu gets an overhaul three times yearly, but some things at the cottage-style restaurant are constant: the nautical decor, great seafood dishes and burgers.  $$$

 

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