Shorebreak Lodge

4.5
386 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Our multiple award winning restaurant serves local, coastal cuisine. We are an ocean and farm to table American, seafood restaurant with a fusion twist. Our menu is seasonally inspired and offers weekly specials including fresh fish, meats, and seasonal soups. We offer a 5 course Fall Tasting Menu of small plates with 5 wine pairings customized to your personal tastes. We have over 80 wines by the ounce or by glass! Wine Flights available. HAPPY HOUR nightly 4 - 7 PM Bar and Patio. We have two dining rooms which allows us to have large groups or celebrations, call for details! Our kitchen’s mantra comes from Julia Child: You dont have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces, just good food from fresh ingredients.
In other words, we choose not to get in the way of the food—we’d rather let the ingredients speak for themselves.
There you have it: Shorebreak Lodge Restaurant
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Farm-to-table
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm
Happy Hour
Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
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Phone number
(302) 227-1007
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Robert Stitt
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Private party facilities
Shorebreak Lodge restaurant offers Private or Semi Private bookings. We have two dining rooms. Projection screen available. Customized 3 and 4 course prix fixe menus. Social or cocktail hour with appetizers. Bookings Available for Brunch, Lunch and Dinner. www.shorebreaklodge.com
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Private party contact
our Private Event Coordinator: (855) 413-3177
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Catering
Pre-fixe Menu is available for special events and private parties. Give us a call
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
1st street and boardwalk
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Parking details
Sept to May Free Street Parking. Meter Parking in season. You can also catch the Jolly Trolly. Uber drivers are available in the Rehoboth area. DART Park and Ride Greater Rehoboth Beach area. Recommend parking several blocks south and taking a nice stroll on the boardwalk to Wilmington Ave.
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Public transit
Off Season free street parking, Sept to May. Uber drivers available in the greater Rehoboth Beach area. DART, Rehoboth Beach Bus Service is available during season for Park and Ride. Jolly Trolly Avail in town. just one block south of the main street and 133 steps off the boardwalk
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Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Early Bird Special 25% off Entire Check

Early Bird Special Daily Get 25% off Entire Check with purchase of Entrée per person. Daily 4pm - 6 pm. Children's menu available $10.00 includes entrée, soft drink, dessert scoop of ice cream.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 12, 2018

Ends: November 13, 2117

Availability: Tue-Sat 4:00PM-6:00PM

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Special Christmas Eve Dinner and Christmas Carols with Live music, John Flynn on Piano singing Christmas Carols in bar. Join us for dinner early bird special 4- 6pm 25% off entire check with purchase of entrée pp.

Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

New Years Eve 4 course Prix Fixe Dinner with Champagne Toast! Live Music 7pm - midnight. Dinner Served 4pm - 11 pm. Call to make your reservations now. 302-227-1007 Reservations require credit card to hold seats. check out our NYE Dinner Menu at www.shorebreaklodge.com

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 386 People Are Saying
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L
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experiences at Shorebreak have always been consistent and fabulous! Shorebreak has great food and a wonderful wine list! An added bonus on Friday’s is being able to listen to John Flynn! We brought 2 couples who have never been there with us tonight and they loved it. This truly a hidden gem in Rehoboth!!!

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T
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food, but not if you’re in a hurry. Had a 7:45 reservation and didn’t get sat until 8:15. 30 mins is a bit excessive. Not to mention I was there to have dinner again to remedy the last experience I had that was terrible due to service. The food was a 10, the service prior to being sat was a 5.

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VS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great energy, music, service, and food.

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BM
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

2nd time to Shorebreak within a month. Both times had disappointing service. Food was great, but it took forever. So did the drinks. It took a good 15 minutes before the waiter took our drink order. Then it took nearly half an hour to get the drinks. Food came out pretty slow as well. Will give it another chance or maybe just avoid weekend nights. Restaurant needs to work on training the staff. Too many servers hang out in the corner of the bar when instead they should be checking the tables and the customers and delivering food when it’s ready.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed the interesting and unconventional menu items. Cocktails were great.

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DN
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first trip here was on Thanksgiving Day. Wonderful holiday meal, drinks and service. Would definitely go here again the next time we are in town! Great find!

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BB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was very nicely prepared and the owner was pleasant, informative and engaging. Waitstaff told us a Demi sec wine was “very dry” (not true) and was not as attentive as we expected given they were not terribly busy, even bringing the check before we were offered the choice of dessert which was included in our 3-course pre fixe meal. We’ll be going back, however. Value, food, atmosphere and Sean sealed that decision.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an awesome dinner! The staff and owners were very friendly and accommodating. We will be back soon!

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OT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. Maybe a few more choices would be nice.

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MW
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my wife there on a date this weekend. Very cozy restaurant and the food is off the charts good. My wife and I both loved our choices and would definitely go back!!!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience at Shorebreak. We went for Dinner for Two Thursday’s and had a great time. Fantastic food, great wine list, and terrific atmosphere.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was awesome...highly recommend the tasting menu!

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TJ
Baltimore
65 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner during jazz fest weekend! Food was awesome! Brian was a great server

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J
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Menu was not too big but had a lot of variety. Prices were reasonable for what you got, although they were on the higher side. Like that some of the appetizers could be an appetizer or main entree. I would not recommend the pies, however. Portion was small for $10.

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L
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem in Rehoboth! Food, wine and atmosphere is exceptional!

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JG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent welcome addition to fine dining in Rehoboth beach. Rates in top 2-3

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R
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife, son, his girlfriend and I had a very enjoyable dinner at Shorebreak Lodge Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach. The menu, food, wine, service and atmosphere were amazing. The owner, Sean Pusateri, mingled with guests, assuring complete satisfaction.

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ES
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BEST meal ever in Rehoboth - this amazing gastropub deserves every good comment it gets. Great happy hour with just the right amount of HH food choices. A great dinner menu - the short ribs and scallops over risotto are to die for. This is our new favorite and we'll be back many times.

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d
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent - all 9 of us loved our choices! Service was outstanding including lots of personal attention from the friendly owner. Have to admit that the restaurant name didn’t appeal to me but they were able to take a reservation for 9 of us and we went for it based on many good reviews - so glad we did!

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BK
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent. Service was great. Kitchen lost our entree order, but Sean (owner) stepped up and made it right. Overall a wonderful experience and we’ll definitely go back. One of the best we’ve been to in RB!

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BK
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shore break is one of our favorite places. It is a great atmosphere, excellent food, great service and just a wonderful place to dine. Looking forward to our next visit.

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SC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was our Inst time there. Service was excellent and feed was very tasty.

I would go lighter on the glaze for the steak. I would like to see rolls served instead of the garlic bread.

I would like to see some lighter broth soups as I have heart issues and GERD.

Onion Soup and chicken tortellini, etc.

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OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, knowledgeable & attentive service. Fun atmosphere.

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l
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food!

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p
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Shorebreak Lodge was a pleasant surprise. The location is right off the boardwalk with food fit for foodies. The chef rivals some of the top chefs in Philly and NYC. The farm to table rings through in the freshness of food. Extensive list of wines and unique cocktails are a bonus.

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DM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our second meal at Shorebreak Lodge (we liked it so much the first time, we returned again). We even had the same waiter who was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and beer selections. We enjoyed our second visit as much as the first. A creative salad with grilled peaches as very tasty. My scallops were very good and my husband enjoyed his ahi. We finished off our meal with a chocolate lava cake w/ ice cream. We will definitely return again.

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CI
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

We had a very negative experience at this restaurant. Our dinner reservation was for 8:30 pm, we witnessed the hostess sit the 8:45 pm reservation before us and then proceeded to offer us a table in the back of the restaurant, that was not even ready. We politely declined and were told there was a 15 minute wait for another acceptable table. It was 8:34 pm when we approached the bar to wait for our table, and we did were not serviced at the bar. It was close to 9:30 pm when we sat down at our table, over 45 minutes waiting. To add insult to injury, we witnessed the hostess eating dinner and enjoying a glass of wine before we even ordered a drink from the waiter. Dining is an experience, not just a meal, and this was the worst experience we have ever had at a restaurant. In 5 years of using the OpenTable App this was the first time we had an issue at a restaurant. Needless to say we will never return.

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JM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

My husbands steak came out undercooked. He had it sent back. It literally came back out in minutes and it went from bloody to well done and steaming. Microwave.... which they denied. We weren’t charged, which is fine. The waiter tried to explain that the grill is really hot. My husband is a GM at a DC steak house..... it doesn’t cook that fast. Tried it once but won’t be going back.

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SB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We go to this place every year when we are in Rehoboth. It always seems like we are arm wrestling for the seats in the window. Be sure to be specific where you want to sit in your reservation. Our waiter remembered us from the year before which made up for the hosts being less than respectful. The food and drinks are great. Not a seamless dining experience, but the best we have found in Rehoboth.

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a
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Disappointed. After hearing good reviews we broken from our favorite Salt Air and made reservations for Shorebreak. We ate outside with our kids and ordered ALOT. We sampled it all. Food was good, better than good, but not great. And prices leaned on great. I recommend the scallops!

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TT
Philadelphia
145 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Shorebreak was a nice casual place. Fish tacos, shrimp and grits and octopus were tasty. In my opinion they skimped on the octopus and gave extra sides to fill in. The high end wine listing was terrible as they gave a price for the more expensive bottles but did not give a price for a glass or by the ounce pours. Regular wine offers were quite limited.

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BR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

After reading all the great reviews I expected a great meal. I left disappointed. It was just ok. Service begrudgingly accommodated a change in sides. Don’t need to go back.

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TP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Over priced and underwhelming. Way too noisy and bright, server was very slow.

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M
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Loved the food, cocktails needed a little work, will return!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The ambiance was odd on this place. The carpet tiles were dirty and pulling up and the space just didn’t feel cozy or chic.

Our waiter was wearing too much cologne and spoke so quickly it was hard to understand him. He was friendly and efficient enough.

The food was hit or miss and we should have known something was a bit awry when, next to the Spicy Shrimp on the menu it said, “a gut-buster.” We asked the waiter what this meant and someone (the owner/chef?) said its bc too many people sent it back for being too spicy. Maybe a bit more eloquent way of saying “yes, this is very spicy.”

Our salads were fine. I had the peach salad and the grilled flavor was more the flavor of gas than grilled. The mixed greens had some slimy parts and there was too much of one spice (cumin?) in the dressing. Nice salad portion and mostly enjoyable.

I had the crab cakes with edamame/corn succotash. The succotash was amazing and I would have enjoyed this more with one crab cake and double succotash. There was a sauce for the crab cakes and I asked for more considering there were two cakes and my sauce was gone after eating one. When we got the check I noticed a $2 Open food charge. I could not believe they charged me $2 for extra sauce when the entree was $32.

I was also shocked to see that my child’s penne with butter and Parmesan was $12. That dish is basically zero effort and cost about $1 for the ingredients. There was no printed kids’ menu so I would have never have expected to pay $12 for pasta for our child. Other local restaurants serve a kids’ salmon with fresh veggies for less than $10.

I have no problem paying well for good food. My husband and I had multiple alcoholic drinks, an appetizer, two salads, two entrees and our child’s meal (plus a veggie side for her). Why would a Restaurant ever nickel and dime a patron under these circumstances?

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RC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Without a doubt one of the best restaurants in Rehoboth.

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F
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My meal was outstanding.

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R
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

The table where we were sat had gnats flying all around.
We ordered an appetizer of deviled eggs, received three halves, and paid over $7. The food was entirely average.
The food is overpriced and the scene extremely pretentious. Avoid.

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JK
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Disappointing evening here. Musty odor, somewhat unwelcoming bartender, and very slow service (while we weren't in a hurry, it was one hour and 10 minutes into our seating before we had only received the first course). Food was average. There were several other places we tried during our stay which we would rate much higher than Shorebreak.

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BT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

On vacation. Enjoyed our experience there. Would go again if we came back to Rehoboth.

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