5 of the Best Local Restaurants in Rehoboth Beach

When you’re on vacation in Rehoboth, you might be tempted (at first) to stick with familiar national restaurant chains for all of your meals, but the local restaurants of Rehoboth provide a dining experience unlike any other. We’ve put together a list of a few of the best restaurants in Rehoboth Beach below that you may want to visit during your time here. Bon appétit! 

Café Azafran

Located in downtown Rehoboth just one block from the boardwalk, Café Azafran’s intimate ambiance sets the stage for sensual and palate-pleasing Mediterranean dishes, served up within a cozy yet classically chic space. Beyond its flavorful menu items like grilled baby lamb chops, blackened sea scallops and creamy polenta, roasted pulled duck and pasta sauté, and decadent chocolate gustos, Café Azafran also offers breakfast, lunch, espresso, and a solid wine list to choose from.

Salt Air

Specializing in farm-to-table ingredients and creations, Salt Air is the ultimate surf and turf restaurant, all housed within an atmosphere reminiscent of a picnic on the beach. Whet your appetite with littleneck clams, crab deviled eggs, smoked trout dip, a cheese board, or one of their specialty cassoulets. Then, choose from their selection of dishes labeled as “from the ocean” or “from the farm,” such as the Cuban marinated pork chop, brined chicken half, shrimp and Andouille sausage, grilled Scottish salmon, or pan-seared Atlantic halibut Veracruz. The restaurant also has an extensive wine and cocktail list for pairing with your meal.

Shorebreak Lodge

Shorebreak Lodge has a simple but effective and delicious menu broken down into shared plates, land-based protein, seafood, and sides. Their seafood options include dishes like char-grilled octopus, baby clams in chimmi sauce, shrimp and grits, Maryland crab cakes, and seared yellowfin tuna. Add “turf” to your surf and turf with pork carnitas, lamb and chorizo meatloaf, deckle steak, angus burgers, or shishito peppers and pork belly. With sides and starters like napa kimchee, risotto, grits, edamame, watermelon gazpacho, fried yucca, brie and naan, and potato salad, you can see the diversity of their menu laid out easily.

The Cultured Pearl Restaurant & Sushi Bar

This Japanese-American fusion restaurant is housed in an enormous space that adds to the wonder of its ambiance with a rooftop lagoon and expansive dining areas. Sample miso and cream of crab soups, Osaka spicy tuna and squid salads, ahi poke and street noodles, gyoza and hamaci kama, and everything from curried meats and ramen bowls to just about every sushi roll you can imagine.

Leo’s Modern Mixture

Leo’s Modern Mixture serves Mexican cuisine with a global bent, taking cues from Latin America and beyond. Revel in savory flat iron steak with chilaquiles, Caribbean salmon, seafood chimichangas, argentine steak salad, chicken tortilla soup, and slow-cooked pork carnitas tacos.

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