June 30, 2016
TOP TEN HIDDEN SPOTS IN REHOBOTH BEACH
RehobothBeach, Delaware is known for their outlets. OK OK we get it…BUT after you snag those bargains, check out some of our sassy, lesser-known favorites!
1. Big Chill Surf Cantina & Taco Reho Food Truck, 19406 Coastal Hwy
SHHHHHH… this is one of the best kept secrets in all of Rehoboth. Right off route one, the Big Chill has a variety of beers and chillers but touts one of the coolest outdoors spots in town! Come chill, check out a local band, play beer pong or corn hole and make sure you order a fresh made taco from the Taco Reho Food Truck. They will hand deliver the goods right to your spot at the bar or on the patio… my favorite is the fish taco! YUM! Plus, this outdoor bar is dog friendly!
2. Accents, 18389 Olde Coach Dr. # 2
This boutique is full of budget friendly and fashionable jewelry for every taste! Grab a velvet tray when you walk in the door and fill it with colorful, trendy pieces to enhance your fall wardrobe. Accents is an accessories HEAVEN, bring some friends and family to spice up your shopping. The women in my family have spent many an hour shopping together in this fun and sassy space!
3. Rehoboth Toy and Kite Company, 1 Virginia Ave.
If you’ve ever spent time on the beach in Rehoboth, you’ve seen the their kites flying high over the beach everyday after 5pm. One cannot help but smile at the colorful variety of high and low flying kites, windsocks, whirligigs and toys offered in both the Virginia Avenue and North Boardwalk locations. My wife and I recently purchased some sky lanterns that we lit and let fly over the ocean in memory of her parents and my grandparents. Check out the Toy and Kite Company, you won’t leave empty handed.
4. Snyder’s Candy Shop, 60 Rehoboth Ave.
Do you like old fashioned candy? Fudge? Chocolate covered goodness? Pez Dispensers? Tons of Jelly Belly Flavors? Then this is the shop for you! Snyder’s may be one of Rehoboth’s smallest candy shoppes, but it’s full of yummy goodies and fun! I have fond memories of my grandmother taking my sister and I to Snyder’s for old fashioned vanilla Cokes—a treat I can still get today!
5. Crystal Diner, 37300 Rehoboth Ave #1
For the best chipped beef breakfast in Rehoboth, check out the Crystal. A hot morning spot, this diner is only open for breakfast and lunch and is always full of people. I order the chipped beef, yum, but I’ve been told their eggs, waffles and french toast are wonderful too… and don’t forget a side of scrapple! With a full bar in the back, you can sip on a bloody mary and chat with friends while you wait for your food. Sounds like a great start to any morning! Order up!
6. The Purple Parrot Beach Haus & Biergarten, 134 Rehoboth Ave.
Our favorite spot at the Purple Parrot is the beachy Biergarten. Sit outside under the trees, take off your shoes and put your feet in the sand, listen to the sounds of Rehoboth and chill. This is a great spot to grab a bite to eat, drink some beers and plan the rest of your weekend getaway. If you’re into a louder, action packed scene, then step into the Beach Haus for nightly entertainment, karaoke and a bustling bar.
7. Papa Grande’s, 210 2nd St.
The winner of Coastal Style Magazine’s Best Happy Hour for 2015, Papa Grande provides fresh, simple Mexican fare. Their Rehoboth location has an amazing rooftop bar and quick service during happy hour. Margaritas are sweet, beers are chilled and appetizers are savory! Check out this rooftop location for a great spot to chill and enjoy the beach breeze above the bustle.
8. Cafe Papillion, Penny Lane Mall, 42 Rehoboth Ave.
Don’t feel like ice cream or a funnel cake? Stroll down Penny Lane to Cafe Papillon’s walk up Crepery for a lighter treat! Fill your crepe with all kinds of salty or sweet goodies and eat “frais” amid the charm of Penny Lane’s shoppes and visitors. I enjoy a strawberry, Nutella crepe topped with whipped cream, what’s your favorite?
9. Fin’s Ale House & Raw Bar, 19269 Coastal Hwy.
Seafood (with a specialty in oysters) and beer, the best beach combo! Don’t miss their happy hour specials, available from 11am – 6pm on Fridays and Sundays—a great place to stop after a day on the beach! Fin’s also offers a fabulous Sunday brunch until 3pm. Plus, they’ve recently launched Big Oyster brewery, so you can try some great local brews as well!
10. Pasqualini’s Bakery, 37560 Atlantic Ave.
Pasqualini’s is a tradition in my family…every weekend we’re at the beach, we stop by to get some doughnuts—sprinkle doughnuts to be precise, though we also can’t forget about their peanut butter filled either! This family bakery offers everything from pies to handmade bread—even gourmet dog biscuits. Definitely a great way to get your sweet tooth fix while at the beach!
BY CHRISSY MOORE