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Thu, 6/21
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Shorebreak Lodge

4.4
308 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Our multiple award winning restaurant serves coastal cuisine featuring the seasons freshest and choicest bounties from sea to land! Locally sourced ocean and farm to table sustainable foods. Our menu changes regularly to provide the freshest produce, meats and fish available. HAPPY HOUR nightly 4 - 6 PM Bar and Patio. Our patio is doggie and stroller friendly. We offer an extensive wine by the glass list.
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Farm-to-table
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm
Dinner
Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Happy Hour
Tue–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
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Shorebreak Lodge can accommodate all of your special event needs. We have two dining rooms and offer the back dining room for private or semi private events. Good for weddings, Birthday parties, corporate meeting dinners. Projection screen available. Custom menus. Available for Brunch, Lunch and Dinner or social gatherings.
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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
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Parking details
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
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. Recommend going several blocks south during summer and take a nice stroll on the boardwalk to Wilmington Ave!
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 308 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.0
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great service and wine offerings!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food and great service. Very pretty restaurant.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

I really hated to rate Shorebreak as simply "good". Out of our party of 4, 2 of the meals were "OK" and 2 were very good. The salads were DELICIOUS! My biggest complaint, and I hope you hear me Shorebreak, is playing " food auction" when the meal comes. That means a server comes and says," pasta?" or "steak?", and the guest has to raise their hand or say,"thats me!" It does not take a rocket scientist to come up with a system that would make it easy for a server to know who gets what! Especially in a restaurant with higher prices, the server should know where the meals go! Love the atmosphere in the front room.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

We had a really nice dinner. Shrimp and grits, halibut special, scallops. Cooked and seasoned well. Owner Kate is lovely, helpful about the food, wine offerings, etc. Menu is priced well too.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

This was our early summer mid-week getaway..We’ve been to Shorebreak many times and they’ve never disappointed us. Service was excellent - food was delicious. I had salmon - perfectly done; my wife had shrimp and grits - deliciously prepared. We had such a great time I forgot to take my credit card when we left. But no worries - they held it for me till next day. We will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Just too loud to have a decent dinner conversation with a date.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Nice restaurant week menu

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We made a reservation at this restaurant based on feedback and were not disappointed. We started with sprouts, smoked bacon and fig and then we ordered the crab cakes and short/ribs & scallops. Great dining experience and will definitely come back next time in Rehoboth.

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3.0Dined on June 6, 2018

had the $45 5 course restaurant week special. the app consisted of 5 items, so small they all fit on one forkful. my 2nd course arrived 30 minutes later, a small but good cream of something soup. 30 minutes later my 3rd course of 2 scallops arrived (You're seeing the problem here) every table near us was having the same problem of long,long delays between courses. my 4th course of shortribs was served after yet another long delay and they were only half edible. my server was stopped as he was running to another table and asked how my dinner was. l showed him the mound of fat and he said " sorry about that"
with disgust we left as very, very unhappy guests. all of our other trips there was very satisfactory.
Good Bye Shorebreak!!!

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Great first visit to Shorebreak Lodge. We dined there for Coastal DE Restaurant Week. We will return to try more of their dishes and cocktails!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Absolutely delicious meal and perfect service. Will go back again and again!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Once in a while one finds a place that is a real gem. Shorebreak is this kind of place. We have been coming to Rehoboth for several years and there are a few places where the food is predictably good as is the service.
Shorebreak is definitely our new favorite place in Rehoboth. The food was superb and the service, if not absolutely perfect,it was so friendly and pleasant.
We cannot wait to go back.
The octopus and the crab cakes are out of this world.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Excellent dinner! We enjoyed the sea bass special which was fantastic. Highly recommend Shorebreak and will be back!!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Service was very good! Food was awesome! Menu is different from other local restaurants.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Great food fresh flavors.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Terrific meal consisting of bay scallops for me and lamb chorizo meatloaf for my wife. Appetizer of shrimp and grits also very good. Salads were also very tasty. Significant upgrade over last time we were there a few years back. Creative food, great service, very good wine pairings added up to a great meal!

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Anniversary dinner. One of the best dinners we’ve had. Crab cakes were large and without any filler. Scallops were also amazing. Octopus cooked perfectly. Highly recommend bread pudding for dessert.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Another wonderful meal! Starting with cocktails at the bar - Charles is a great guy. And just want to mention are excellent server Billy. And can't forget to mention the always charming Dante who served us our apps at the bar. Love this place. Kudos to Kate - you have an awesome establishment.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

I took my husband Shorebreak Lodge for his birthday. The service was wonderful! The atmosphere was nice (a bit loud but overall ok). The food was phenomenal!!!!! We will definitely return!

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2.0Dined on May 18, 2018

We have enjoyed Shorebreak for several years. We are both primarily seafood eaters and the fish has always been fresh and simply prepared. This year the menu had a lot of seafood entrees as always but many of them had pork involved in the preparation in one form or another. As I do not eat meat the result was a very limitied menu, and I was disappointed . Our server was very good and knowledgeable about the wine and menu

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Used to be excellent, but not so good this time. My fish special (Boston Sea Bass) was bland and tasteless. The entire entre needed flavor and seasoning. Probably won’t go back. It was one of our favorites. Many choices in Rehoboth Beach/Lewes area. We are year round locals who dine out a lot

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Always great food and great service.

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The appetizer, salad, and main courses were good though could have used a bit more flavor. If you get seated in the from room, the ambiance is good. Seated in the back room - it's boring & dulling especially if you are near the back door. The view out the back door is like looking out at a garbage dump - broken down and moldy plastic tables and trash.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Friendly and excellent quiet live music. Perfect way to begin the weekend!

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1.0Dined on April 21, 2018

First time here and very disappointed. Place was extremely noisy. Seated in the hallway leading to the backroom, probably worst table in the place. Every time a waiter walked by or someone went to the restrooms in the back the floor shook and we were interrupted. Food mediocre at best. How do these places get overall 4.5 star ratings on Open Table only to be so bad?

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3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Expected more based upon the reviews and research.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Had many small plates to share. Grilled octopus is the best I've ever had.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Great food as usual. It was a slow night during the week, so we ate at the bar and had a great time.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was delicious. My friend and I couldn't decide between the Oso bucco and the grilled Octopus so we ordered on of each and shared.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Very good food, good friendly service, nice atmosphere. Drinks are a bit pricey, but it is Rehoboth Beach. Ceviche appetizer was delicious. Surf and turf was a fun change up with short rib and scallops, and the rissoto was excellent. Hubby got the charges octopus, perfectly seasoned a not a hint of rubbery.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Nice to eat for change of pace. However very noisy atmosphere from staff cleaning and banging dish ware. Will try again. Great food and server was exceptional.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Wonderful experience, as always!!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

I reluctantly write this review because I hope I can get a table in the future! The food and service at Shorebreak Lodge is Perennially Par Excellence -- Whenever we travel to Rehoboth, we always eat here. The food is consistently great and not your run of the mill menu for tourists. So many good choices that we often get several dishes in appetizer portions. We were a party of three and had the grilled octopus, shrimp and grits, bruschetta, and scallops. (no room for the kim chee mashed potatoes on this trip) Yum! Classic dishes ramped up with a local twist. The service is always friendly and accommodating (waiter Donte) and Kate, the manager on duty, was the sweetest. The beer is always cold and the wine choices make for great pairings. The live music is an added bonus. And, nice Art Deco ambience. Enjoy!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Wonderful food - had the Tasting menu with wine pairings. It is “off season” and we were able to meet other diners and talk with the owner. I would definitely go back for another visit!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

My first visit to Shorebreak. Server was pleasant, friendly and was able to give a good explanation of the food. The dinner itself was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

This was our first visit to Shorebreak Lodge, but certainly won't be our last. We liked that they encourage sharing of plates, and we did just that. I had the short-rib soup and an appetizer portion of scallops while my wife had the angus burger. We also shared a plate of brussel sprouts with bacon and figs. Everything was cooked to perfection. The soup was delightful, very hearty and flavorful. The scallops were tender with a slightly spicy sauce that finished with citrus. I am not a huge fan of sprouts, but they were tasty and I ate more than my share. The burger was a bit over cooked, but still full of flavor. Our server, Michael, was friendly and attentive, but not pushy. A delightful evening, which we hope to repeat soon.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Wonderful! Always great quality food and experience. Great wine selection from a knowledgeable sommelier. Love Shorebreak!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Food was amazing and the staff couldn’t have been more accommodating and friendly. Would go back again for sure.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

We LOVE Shorebreak Lodge. Great Service and AMAZING food! The octopus appetizer was amazing and tasted more like lobster than octopus. I absolutely love their Surf & Turf with amazing scallops and delicious short ribs with to die for Parmesan risotto - and if you make the perfect bite of scallop, short rib and risotto in 1 bite you will have the most amazing food experience - all of the flavors together are amazing. We'll be back soon!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We had an 8pm reservation for four. You wouldn’t have guessed it was the off season or a late dinner - the place was lively when we arrived, and only became more lively as the evening continued. We picked a nice booth further from the festivities in the back dining room, but the room filled up shortly.
We started with a the soup of the day: a creamy tomato and mushroom bisque that everyone raved over. We continued with the burrata and the seasoned olives - both were appetizing but simple snacks for our party of four. I had the surf and turf of day boat scallops and short ribs over grits, which I enjoyed, although the short ribs may have been too salty for my liking. Our table had two orders of the steamed baby clams - another home run. My husband had a spicy shrimp dish; when they say spicy, they were not kidding around, the chili flavor overwhelmed the shrimp so he soaked them in the leftover broth from the steamed clams to make them palatable. My in-laws enjoyed their scallop entree and the beet salad - no complaints and they ate every bite. The service was impeccable, everything arrived in a manner where we felt neither rushed nor neglected, and our drinks were always full. We will definitely return.

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