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Diners' Choice: Innovative restaurants in Ocean City / Delaware Shore

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are fit for foodies in Ocean City / Delaware Shore? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of One Coastal restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1899)
$50 and over
Farm-to-table
Fenwick Island
About the restaurant
Indulge in an extraordinary dining experience, where we wholeheartedly champion responsible agriculture, local watermen, and the art of serving really good food. Led by James Beard Nominated chef and owner, Matthew Kern, our restaurant is a testament to his culinary expertise and unwavering dedication to showcase the best of Delaware.

Beyond the kitchen, Chef Kern's commitment extends to our exceptional staff, making every visit a memorable exploration of the heart and soul that sets our gem apart. Join us to enjoy a drink, savor a meal, and see for yourself what makes this place so special.

Top review
CarlN
Dined on Jul 16, 2024
I only wished that there was more room between tables. I was bumped multiple times unfortunately, which slightly spilled my drink. There was also no where to stand when entering the restaurant, so I felt bad for people by the door and bar. Overall, spectacular food and service.
A photo of Shorebreak Lodge restaurant
4.8
4.8 (913)
$31 to $50
American
Rehoboth Beach
About the restaurant
Shorebreak Lodge offers high quality fresh and seasonal menu items, hand crafted cocktails, an eclectic wine list, and exceptional service all in a comfortably chic and welcoming setting.

One of the elements that makes the Shorebreak menu unique is the option to order appetizer size or full size entrees. Ben, owner and creator of the cocktail menu, has been bartending in downtown Rehoboth since 2019 and has won several cocktail awards, most recently First Place at the War at the Shore. The cocktail program at Shorebreak presents carefully crafted cocktails based on classics with unique twists to challenge the guests with new experiences.

Shorebreak has a 12-seat bar, two dining rooms and a covered outdoor patio. Many seating options for a romantic date night, special celebrations, family gatherings and company dinners.

We are 133 steps to the Atlantic Ocean on Wilmington Ave Downtown Rehoboth Beach.

Winner of Traveler's Choice 2021 on Trip Advisor.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Delicious food and great dining experience, as always.
A photo of Heirloom restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2060)
$31 to $50
American
Lewes
About the restaurant
RESERVATIONS:
Heirloom is open for dinner Tuesday - Saturday starting at 5pm; closed Sunday & Monday.
We accept dining reservations 30 days out, simply meaning today's date plus 30 days.

CANCELLATION POLICY:
If you cancel or no show within 12 hours of your reservation, your credit card will be charged $25/per person.
All proceeds go towards the Heirloom kitchen squad’s continued culinary education, research & development.

We do not offer child seating (high chairs/booster seats) of any kind, nor a children’s menu, and we are unable to accommodate strollers in the dining room.

PATIO:
Our patio is located outside, in full sun, with umbrellas provided.
Please take note if you are uncomfortable with sun exposure and outdoor elements.
Patio tables are entirely weather dependent, and therefore released the day of.
However, if the weather is looking magical for a few days at a time, tables will be released for booking.



Top review
KayC
Dined 5 days ago
We were a table of five Two had steak Wonderful presentation The pork chop was juicy and tender with an array of vegetables Goat cheese ravioli were delicious Also had octopus appetizer and soft shell crab special We will recommend to our friends and look forward to a return visit
A photo of The Federal Rehoboth restaurant
4.8
4.8 (401)
$30 and under
Unspecified
Rehoboth Beach
About the restaurant
What started as a food truck concept in 2019 then became a beachside bistro in 2021. The Federal, located just a short block from the famed Rehoboth Beach boardwalk has become a full-service, beach casual, fine-dining bistro. The demure restaurant now hosts the two concepts in one space - you can enjoy fritters before dinner, for a happy hour snack, or go for a boardwalk stroll. Federal Fritter menu features a variety of crisp, poppable & snackable fritters, while The Federal menu expands on a way of eating that best defines Todd & Ellen's culinary style, the menu reads like a postcard from the Mid-Atlantic. Chef Gray pays careful attention to the seasons, honoring what the Delmarva region harvests.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 5 days ago
It's always phenomenal!!! The drinks, food, and service were on point last night.
A photo of Drift- Seafood & Raw Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (724)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Rehoboth Beach
About the restaurant
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.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Highly recommend! Wonderful food, staff, ambiance!
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4.8
4.8 (295)
$30 and under
International
Rehoboth Beach
About the restaurant
OUR MANTRA
Travel through the moon gate to Bodhi Kitchen, modern Asian cuisine with a twist located in Rehoboth Beach, DE. Bodhi's brand is minimal yet bold, utilizing the iconic shape of the moon gate to transport diners through the garden and into the escape that is Bodhi.

THE BODHI KITCHEN PHILOSOPHY
Bodhi Kitchen features an innovative Asian-inspired menu with flavor-forward dishes riffing on Thai, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese flavors to create something entirely new. This is our modern take on street food and Asian night markets.

Please note that the Bodhi Kitchen staff will try to accommodate any request(s) made but all requests are not guaranteed.

Top review
VS42
Dined 7 days ago
Chris's cocktails were delicious. The dumplings were all great.
A photo of Lewes Oyster House restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1214)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Lewes
About the restaurant
Located in the historic district, Lewes Oyster House honors the rich heritage of ubiquitous and democratic oyster consumption in 18th and 19th century Middle Atlantic taverns and oyster houses. We serve inspired tavern fare, expertly prepared with fresh, regionally-sourced ingredients along with crisp lagers, interesting wines, and artisanal cocktails. All that, and a whole lot of love.

Please join us for lunch Tuesdays through Saturdays in the Tap Room, Oyster Bar or Main Bar. We do not accept reservations for lunch.

Walk-ins for dinner are always welcome first-come first-served at the Oyster and Main bar areas, all evening long beginning at 5 p.m.

Online reservations for dinner are VERY STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for the Walsh Room and Tap Room.

Top review
StuartMvip
Dined 6 days ago
Lewes Oyster House always delivers great food and excellent service. The chef came to our table to make sure everything was to our liking and the servers couldn’t be more friendly and efficient. I highly recommend Lewes Oyster House and make sure that you make reservations.
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4.7
4.7 (312)
$50 and over
Speakeasy
Rehoboth Beach
About the restaurant
PLEASE NOTE: We are a 21+ establishment. Thank you for your understanding.

The Libation Room is a speakeasy-style ultra lounge in the back room of the famous Summer House in Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. The Libation Room offers full Summer House menus plus a secret craft cocktail & tapas menu. Walk-ins are welcomed after 9:30pm.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
We got an earlier reservation which was lovely so It was dark and quiet when we arrived. By the time we left It was fairly noisy. Food and drinks were amazing !
A photo of Starboard Claw restaurant
4.6
4.6 (34)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Rehoboth Beach
About the restaurant
Nestled in the heart of Dewey Beach, Delaware, you'll find an upscale crab and seafood restaurant that exemplifies coastal elegance and culinary excellence. Upon entering Starboard Claw, you're greeted by a charming ambiance that combines contemporary design with coastal elements. We take pride in sourcing the freshest ingredients, with an emphasis on locally caught seafood. Whether you’re craving jumbo lump crab cakes, succulent lobster tails, steamed blue crabs, or a perfectly prepared whole grilled fish, Starboard Claw offers a diverse range of dishes to cater to every customer.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
We were seated immediately at our reservation time. Service was very quick and friendly. Food was good, seafood was fresh. Only critique is that they still only serve a spicy red sauce for kids’ pasta.
A photo of Sirocco Restaurant restaurant
4.5
4.5 (237)
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Rehoboth Beach
About the restaurant
Welcome to our vibrant and inviting restaurant, where the culinary treasures of Greece, Italy, Spain, and France blend harmoniously with an exquisite and unique selection of wines. Get ready to sip on an array of playful cocktails that will take your taste buds on a whimsical adventure. Prepare to embark on a gastronomic journey that will delight your palate and ignite your passion for our Mediterranean flavors.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Service was great, food was delicious and the atmosphere was cool. Kids enjoyed their meals too which is always a plus!
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