With Delaware being so near many rivers, the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, many of our restaurants come with jaw-dropping views and stunning outdoor patios. Enjoy some fresh-caught seafood or delicious dessert while you dine near the best views in Delaware.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Bluecoast Seafood Grill, Bethany Beach
BlueCoast is a fun, eccentric spot that serves up fresh seafood with a stunning water view. Come here in time to sip some cocktails and watch the sunset.
30904 Coastal Hwy
Bethany Beach, Delaware
2. Victoria's Restaurant, Rehoboth Beach
Victoria's Restaurant at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel not only serves one of the best brunches in the state, but the view you'll get overlooks the boardwalk, beach, and ocean. Enjoy oyster shooters, eggs benedict, or freshly cooked bacon while you sip mimosas by the sea.
2 Olive Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
3. Catch 54, Fenwick Island / Selbyville
Catch 54 in Fenwick Island serves up gourmet seafood and landfood dishes that are memorable on their own. Pair that with a stunning view from the dock and outside dining area and you have a truly unforgettable dining experience.
38931, Madison Ave, Selbyville, DE
4. The Green Room at the Hotel DuPont
The Green Room doesn't feature a water view, but because it is located in the elegant Hotel Du Pont, you'll be treated to a view of one of the fanciest buildings in the state. Enjoy gourmet food from the internationally recognized kitchen while you begin to understand what it's like to be treated like royalty.
42 W 11th St
Wilmington, DE 19801
5. At The Rail, Wilmington
At the Rail at White Clay Creek Country Club offers a great view of the world-class golf course while you dine on classic American fare. Their brunch spread is impressive, and it's a very relaxing place to meet up with friends for mimosas and brunch food.
777 Delaware Park Blvd
Wilmington, DE 19804
6. Hammerheads Dockside
Paddle up to Hammerheads Dockside to enjoy the best views in Delaware over the Indian River Marina and Bay. Dip your toes in the sand at their outdoor beach bar and enjoy some great beach food in this vacation paradise.
39415 Inlet Rd
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
7. Que Pasa, Dewey Beach
*Please note, Que Pasa is permanently closed.
Que Pasa in Dewey Beach serves up some of the best tacos and margaritas in Delaware. The atmosphere is unique - you'll be dining in picnic tables right on the beach. The umbrellas keep the harshes sun away, so nothing will get you down while you overlook the sunset and sip your tequila. 124 Dickinson St, Dewey Beach, DE
8. The Cultured Pearl
The Cultured Pearl's rooftop deck provides jaw-dropping views of Rehoboth Beach, koi ponds, and stunning gardens. Plus, they make the best sushi at the shore, and have a saki list that's seemingly miles long. Win-win-win.
301 Rehoboth Ave
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
9. Paradise Grill, Long Neck
Paradise Grill is hidden in Long Neck, but the lively bar feels like you're miles away from it all. Enjoy delicious tropical drinks, creative bar food, or stop at a food truck by their outside tiki bar. You'll return here again and again all summer long.
27344 Bay Rd
Long Neck, DE 19966
10. Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront, Wilmington
Big Fish Grill is located on the Wilmington Riverfront and serves up some of the best seafood in our largest city. The fresh caught dishes are arranged in such creative ways, but classics are a hit here, too. This is one great place to grab some lobster and watch the view on a nice date night.
720 Justison St
Wilmington, DE 19801
11. Crooked Hammock Brewery, Lewes
Crooked Hammock is the family friendly brewery located in Lewes. Their outdoor seating provides a great view and lots of fun. Enjoy yard games and table games with your friends while sipping on craft beer, or order up a full meal and pig out. Crab bruschetta?
Yes please. When you're full, claim a hammock and relax while you watch a pretty sunset.
16989 Kings Hwy, Lewes, Delaware 19958
12. 99 Sea Level, Bethany Beach
99 Sea Level is an elegant Bethany Beach restaurant that overlooks the boardwalk, beach and ocean. This romantic spot will soon be a favorite of couples from around the state. Order up some fresh seafood or their Wagyu beef burger, which is high on my personal list of "best burgers in Delaware" and enjoy the view.
99 Hollywood St
Bethany Beach, Delaware
You might want to stop by any of these restaurants after you’ve spent some time in Delaware’s own slice of paradise,
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge.