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Drift- Seafood & Raw Bar, Rehoboth Beach, DE

Drift- Seafood & Raw Bar

4.8
4.8
582 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Drift specializes in exceptionally sourced and prepared seafood which reflects the rich culinary traditions of our region. We have created a unique and intimate atmosphere as well as a carefully curated beverage program. We hope you enjoy every aspect of your dining experience with Drift.

Drift brings to Rehoboth Beach a premier raw bar and seafood restaurant in an elevated dining environment. Our daily menu varies as we focus on sourcing only the freshest local and seasonal ingredients. We communicate directly with our network of providers to ensure only the best ingredients are selected. We believe the geography of Rehoboth Beach provides an opportunity to showcase the truly unique and diverse seafood and produce found in our area.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (302) 567-2744
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, Persons with Disabilities, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women
  • Executive chef
    Thomas Wiswell
  • Neighborhood
    Rehoboth Beach
  • Cross street
    On Baltimore Avenue, between 1st and 2nd Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 582 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Innovative

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Seafood

  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

    Best Overall

  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

    Best Food

  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

    Best Service

  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

    Innovative

  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

    Hot spot

  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

    Lively

  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

    Most Booked

582 Reviews
  1. JohnT

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite restaurant! Wonderful food, service, and experience!

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  2. IgnacioG

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely, Drift is a restaurant that I would score beyond 5 stars. Chef Tom and the entire crew at Drift provide an incredible atmosphere and experience from the moment one walks into the restaurant. They assure from the moment one walks-in that you arrived to the right place, for the right meal, and for the right experience. Chef Tom is a Michelin Chef in the making.

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  3. lindzzzze

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and delicious food. Went above and beyond to make sure our group had a memorable dining experience. Highly recommend Drift!

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  4. Peterd

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    One of our favorite Rehoboth Beach restaurants. We have been multiple times in last few years. This visit was a disappointment for us. Service was off - our entrees (2) were delivered very late - at least 30 minutes. We asked a server other than ours for a status - our server had not checked on us. Manager visited to state they would be out shortly. Entree's arrived with no explanation for delay. Restaurant was not that busy - a Thursday night in early April. We feel an explanation should have been provided, one of our entrees should have been comped or other consideration offered for the delay. We left believing our order got misplaced, or delivered to another table. Drift is a quality restaurant and we would expect they desire their customers to have had a better experience.

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  5. Shawn

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    We are big fans of Drift, but our dinner there last night was not enjoyable. The drinks, food, and service were excellent as usual. However, we were seated next to a table of eight that was incredibly loud, which ruined our date night. We could barely hear one another from across our table. Drift is a small space and large parties should not be allowed as they disrupt the entire restaurant.

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  6. Charm

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cocktails were very well balanced and appetizers were outstanding—- our favorite was the grilled satay oyster mushrooms. It was pasta night, and the homemade pasta was spot on! We also ordered the lobster French toast which was decadent with plenty of lobster meat. This is now our favorite restaurant not only at the beach, but also in Delaware! I

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  7. MelissaC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The oysters and pink champagne sauce were wonderful and the Tuesday night gnocchi special was some of the best gnocchi I've ever had. Service was top notch too!

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  8. JenniferR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We were there for Easter brunch. It was our first time there. We were greated promptly, the table was not ready, which was fine. We sat outside at the bar and waited maybe 10 minutes. No problem. We ordered drinks. They were average. A rye Manhattan basically, they had a name for it, and a bloody Mary. They were fine. Nothing really special. We ordered the oysters and the tuna app. They were fine. The entree was the homemade egg noodles with the cheese and pepper. It was fresh pasta but the consistency was off and the entree was subpar. I would not reccomend it. It had a chew to it. Neither one of us could finish it and the portion was quite small. I guess I heard so many good things about this place I was expecting something special and it was not. It was ok. It may have been an off day, we did not take any of the servers recommendations. Maybe if we did the experience would have been better. Service was good. Brunch for two was 115.00.

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  9. DavidJ

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food at Easter brunch. Potatoes were over salted, but otherwise portions and quality were fine. Service was frankly too slow. There was at least a 45 minute wait period between the appetizer and entree and waiter or manager never mentioned it.

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  10. ElizabethC

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, Drift served up and excellent experience! We've never been there for brunch and it didn't disappoint. The crab benedict, and smoked salmon benedict were perfection!

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Drift- Seafood & Raw Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 582 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Drift- Seafood & Raw Bar

42.5 Baltimore Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    On Baltimore Avenue, between 1st and 2nd Street
  • Neighborhood
    Rehoboth Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, Persons with Disabilities, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women
  • Executive chef
    Thomas Wiswell
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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