Wonderful fresh crab special!
A great place to go when you want excellent food and to be able to carry on a quiet conversation. Prices are very reasonable!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a good meal
The new Maryland Crab is excellent. The staff is very attentive.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have eaten here many times for breakfast and lunch with an occasional dinner. Love the new chef and his creations. Totally remodeled interior with warm tones of wood and greens. Much relief from the previous dinner menu of diner food. We had Taste of Lobster with sauce-done perfectly. Jerk Chicken salad with cilantro dressing-fresh and innovative. Maryland Crab cake broiled-no filler here with potatoes and the Thai Curry saute over risotto-prefect. We were so full with 4 taste-no room for the tempting housemade bread pudding-warm peach with vanilla ice cream. Looking forward to coming back.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not a "crab house"!
IF you've enough of the shore area "crab house" menu, then this is the place for you. The owner greeted us and give us an overview of the new menu (due to new chef). Buffalo meat (extensive creative burger menu but also steaks and an Olso Bucco special) is featured along with chicken and other fresh seafood. Salads were enjoyable and 2 large served our family of 4 adults along with 1 bowl of the soup of the day which we all shared too (excellent seafood chowder). We also shared some fresh oysters which were as fresh as they get and served perfectly. Almost every entry has a "Taste" and "Main" option which enabled our lighter eaters to enjoy a whole meal but with smaller plate size (luncheon). The place is freshly decorated + clean too.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not just a diner!
formerly a diner, this place serves an awesome dinner so don't be fooled by the facade. Had a group of 7 and meals ranged from blackened shrimp/grits, to osso bucco, to sword fish. Everyone loved! When you don't want to hassle with parking in Rehoboth but want a great meal, this is your place!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful dining
We had a wonderful dining experience. Service was terrific and food delicious. The only negative is that we had a special request for a simple dish but they couldn't accomodate us.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Such a mixed bag at this place...
Such a mixed bag at this place... Our waitress struggled to understand the wine flight setup, didn't know they had a children's menu despite the crayons and coloring pages the host had supplied my nephew, spilled oyster shells and ice cubes on one diner, came back to clarify orders multiple times, and generally seemed highly confused. Had she acknowledged that this was her first night on the job, we would certainly have been forgiving, but mistake after mistake was simply apologized for with a smile. That being said, the food was FANTASTIC. The three entrees that were ordered garnered sighs and mmmm's of appreciation from all the diners at the table.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
JD's is well known for breakfast,
JD's is well known for breakfast, which is fantastic. But with a new Chef, menu and decor update, it is a go to place for dinner with specialties every night.
If you go for lunch, which is also teffic, you must try the Savannah Burger.
I am a resident and have not ties to this restaurant. Lots of great restaurants in Lewes, and you should add this to the list.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Taste & Mains???
Father's Day we brought a party of 5 into JDs as it was recommended by friends. We were totally BLOWN AWAY! Love this taste and mains thing they have here. basically full and half portions-I like to taste many entrees and this gives you the opportunity to do such a thing. My niece had Bison Burger and totally enjoyed it. Dad had fish & chips was not on the menu-asked and the chef did prepare for us. Mom had the fresh breaded oysters and thought the meal was perfectly done-not over cooked! I had the NY Strip steak-done just right-Tuna appt was tasty and delish. The homemade bread pudding was and is creative not to mention the chocolate cake. We are looking forward to coming back to JDs on our next visit to Lewes.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food in a Charming Area
Don't miss this neighborhood gem in a charming, historic 1940's refurbished gas station near the DE beaches. Food was excellent and beautifully prepared. The bar had noteable beers and wines. We had a perfect and elegant early dinner with great service after a long day in the sun and they welcomed casual attire.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new dinner menu although JD's is historically known for breakfast and lunch. A new hit for dinner.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food in a tourist town
The food was delicious and very well priced. Our waitress was friendly and made helpful suggestions.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great "new" dining spot in Lewes DE
We have eaten at JDs many times over the years and always enjoyed it and recommended it to others. New this year is a nice remodelling, scaling back greatly on the garage theme, and now a new chef and new simpler menu with an emphasis on healthy entrees and optional small portions on almost all the dinner items, good for the waistline as well as the budget. Combined with an extra friendly staff, it's hard to beat choosing to dine here. And we dine out frequently at all the spots in Lewes and environs.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our 6th visit here and we are amazed at the food-service and overall feeling of this place. Oyster Rockefeller WONDERFUL-Tuna Tata-something delishes...Blackened Shrimp still want more... Can not wait to go back.. You would never know that this place does a full breakfast and lunch then serves this kind of food for dinner....
7/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful dinner and dessert. Service was attentive and professional. Will definitely return.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
New Dinner Choice in Lewes
JD's has been known as a breakfast/brunch/lunch place. But now it's a great dinner place at reasonable prices. Their new chef produces delicious, heart-healthy dinners that make you want to come back. And it's one of the FEW places in Lewes to take reservations!!! A good bet.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great find!
What a find! The food was so good and the service was fast and attentive. The local food was so fresh it literally was like eating fish caught that afternoon. The manager explained their process of going to the docks and buying small beaches for the night's dinner special. The crab soup was great as were the oysters. Another diner had the chicken mafioso and the prime rib and both were happy. The small plates allow for a healthier portion and more appetizer to try. I wild definitely come back!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cool place! The food was excellent. There were 6 people in our group and they all enjoyed their dinner. The overall experience was great!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food in Plain Surroundings
Don't be put off by the lack of fancy trappings as you drive by or walk up. The dishes were imaginative and expertly prepared. And the portions are ample. (The Rockfish special I ordered was available as a "main" or as a "taste" and when we asked about the sizes, it was obvious that the smaller portion on top of an appetizer would be plenty.)
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have dined here several times and decided to bring our friends from out of the area. 5 Total and we were all blown away from the way the food and presentation was delivered! The chef prepared each of our taste impeccably-not needing anything extra. We orders 3 apts to split...2 bottles wine...(very nice wine list and reasonable. 6 taste plates for dinner and 2 mains. then shared a dessert of warm blueberry bread pudding. We were so stuffed but had such an array of items.. Pan seared scallops...ny strip...blacked shrimp...lobster ravioli..cheese plate and so much more.... the Tetake salad was the best around! Can not wait till we can go back.
8/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a very good experience at JD's. Greeted warmly at the door and shown promptly to our table. Surprisingly, it was very quiet although it was a Monday night in the summer. Best sale of the day-half price bottles of wine. Good deal!!
Anyway, the waitress was pleasant but not able to answer all our questions but went to the kitchen for a quick consultation. Food was good-nice to have tasting plate sizes as we were not famished.
Nicely appointed dining area-in fact better than we expected. Will surely consider returning for another pleasant meal, especially given the variety and the portion sizes.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner in Lewes Beach.
Great dinner in Lewes Beach. Our diubke stuffed lobster tails and shrimp with spinach over linguine was outstanding. This restaurant is a real find.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food reasonably priced
Specials were terrific and their prime rib and steak rate high.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food at the beach
My husband and I really enjoyed our meal. I have celiac disease and the host was knowledgeable, and they were flexible as far as altering menu items to accommodate. We'll be back.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Birthday Celebration
Celebrated our Mom's birthday. She loves the taste menu here. Five of us for dinner. Had two bottles of wine-perfect temperature and server knew his stuff. Ordered 2 soups-Clam Chowder-hot and very tasty. taste caesar salad and chicken-outstanding. Two Chopineao specials were wonderful! Lobster ravioli with the sauce-perfect. Neice once again had the bison burger and looked great. We had a cheesecake-light and delicious, Chocolate cake and bread pudding-all housemade and perfect. We have been here many of times and this place always amazes us on what an outstanding and creative job they do here! Looking forward to coming back next week, for Dad's birthday with a slightly larger group.
9/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fill er up
JD's Filling Station maintains the casual ambience of its gas station legacy with numerous license plates and car memorabilia throughout. My wife had garlic chicken with mashed potatoes and a nice green salad with goat cheese. She enjoyed her meal considerably. I had the scallops with spinach and risotto. The scallops and spinach were tasty but the risotto was a bit ordinary. I had a really good French green bean salad as my appetizer. Neither of us had room for the desserts. We'll have to try them next time. Our server was Russian and he was very attentive and we had a nice conversation with him about his home country. All and all, we had a very pleasant evening and will keep this on our list for future trips to Lewes.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food!! The building
Great food!! The building does not have much curb appeal, but the inside is nice and the food was awesome!!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM