Dishing and Dining

There are SO many great places to dine & visit when visiting the Delaware Beaches!

UPDATE Spring 2021

New in the Neighborhood! Shipwrecked Mini Golf & Ice Cream opens up across the street! - or Across Atlantic Avenue - within walking distance of the Cottage. There's even a street bypass trail up by the Canal Bridge so you don't have to cross that busy road with beach traffic.

Want Ice Cream even closer to the Cottage? Try Bonkey's! Right behind the Ocean View Deli & family restaurant.

Dining Options? Covid has brought more food delivery apps like Door Dash & ChowNow to Bethany Beach & Ocean View! Bethany Blues will deliver through Chownow - their food is amazing! Favorites are their BBQ, Pigs on the Wing, Lime - Crab Avocado Deviled Eggs, homemade chili, and their crab cake sandwich is amazing and a great deal at only $17. 

Nearby Northeast has lovely outside patio dining with widely spaced tables & booths and a great curbside pickup program also through Chownow.  We've stayed away from dining out & do more delivery & pickups these days. But, we have eaten outside at Northeast Seafood Kitchen (pictured above) under the sweet pergola. Northeast is a family favorite, so close -  it's almost across the street. Call for reservations
or show up when they open. 

Through DoorDash right now (and this could change - more options are added & some drop off during on-season) there is Bethany Diner, Finn's Alehouse & Seafood (seafood pasta is crazy good), WaWa, Royal Farms, and another perennial family favorite & home of the amazing Peanut Butter Pie, the Big Fish Grill in Ocean View.

Want a Sneak App Peek? Download the ChowNow or DoorDash app & put in 1 Richard Court Ocean View DE to see available choices. Just don't know how much in person dining people will wanting to do this summer - but it's great that there are SO many other options.

Grocery Delivery: Groceries are also now available for delivery through Shipt & Instacart.

Shipt has Harris Teeter and Instacart has Giant in Millville (gets really busy & crowded during the summer!). Fresh There's also Bed, Bath, & Beyond, CVS, Rite Aid Pharmacy, & BJ's Wholesale Club Delivery through Instacart. Here are the other local Instacart offerings (but again, things change on apps all the time) I have been very pleased with this convenience. Only costs a few dollars more and about 2 hours wait, & it's delivered onto the porch!

I only have 3 weeks left available to rent this summer - so check availability through the Vacasa Listing.

Best to you & yours,

Big Fish Grille Comes to Ocean View!
The Big Fish Grille of Rehoboth fame has opened up a sister restaurant in Ocean View! The best deal Big Fish Grill Happy Hour is awesome! It's only a hop skip and away from the Cottage in Ocean View. The specials are amazing and the handsome bartender Matt is the BEST! Tell him the redheaded Google shirt wearing Gwyneth sent you. (they don't know me from Daring)
is their Happy Hour! If you're part of an all grownup group (kids can't sit at the bar) The

It's worth getting there early, because seats at the main bar (not raw bar) fill up FAST with regulars already seated by 4:05. So, we get there (don't laugh!) at 3:50 and wait at the door. I do try not to trample anyone when we rush in to get my fav and best seat at the corner of the bar.

Most bites are only $6 bucks. But we sometimes splurge and get a pound of 16/20 steamed & chilled shrimp to share for $22. And my favorite thing ever is the shaved Brussel's Sprouts & Cauliflower salad with candied pecans & pomegranate seeds with a lovely light citrus vinaigrette! Mmmmm
The main dining area is great for families & kids. But, they don't take reservations, so if you come on a summer Saturday after 5pm be prepared for a big of a wait -- but it's totally worth it! 
My Yelp Review of Big Fish Grill in Ocean View

 Best Pizza at the Beach - Bethany Grotto

If you have kids or you just like pizza, you can't beat Grotto Pizza, also on 26!  They even have a little arcade for the kids to play in and they've just been recently renovated. (It's right next to Di Febo's - more on them below) Grotto's also has great Italian Gelato to go, too! But there's also a Rita's next door. That darn custard is to die for. I've been trying to be more healthy-ish since January so only a wee small cup for me!
Another great Pizza option is Fox's in Millville next to the Giant.

DiFebo's Is Worth the Splurge! 

For one of the BEST Italian meals ever and a bit of a splurge, try Di Febo's Bethany Beach. They take, and you will probably need, a reservation. If you can, ask for a table in Sandy's section, she is our favorite server there! (Although, everyone is nice!)

Let me first rhapsodize about the bread there....served with their house made Parmesan & herb cheese blend - just stir that together with their olive oil for dipping, and it's heavenly! My favorite starter is their Anti-pasta appetizer to share. NOM!

"Antipasto AWARD WINNING !  an assortment of d ilusso salami, imported Italian ham, pro sciutto, cheese, house roasted peppers,  artichoke hearts, olives, egg wedges, tomato, asparagus, marinated mushrooms over a crisp green salad   with our house vinaigrette | $17"
A splurge would be the filet - that's my birthday choice. Pretty spendy, but it's amazing!

"8oz Center Cut Filet Mignon 38  topped with Blue Cheese and fig chutney, Creamy Asiago mashers fresh seasonal vegetable sautéed with roasted garlic.  add crab or shrimp $48"

Another sure choice would be the Cioppino fish & seafood stew. It comes with Linguini and is delicious. Plentiful seafood, mussels, shrimp, and fish in a savory tomato garlicky broth. Gluten free? Watching your carbs?  For a few dollars more you can substitute Zoodles! So good I had to ask, are you sure these are made from Zucchini?

Save room for desert and try either the chocolate cake or peanut butter pie.  Beautiful atmosphere, outstanding authentic Italian dishes, and great service, really -- totally worth the splurge!

Nearby Grocery Stores

G & E Hocker's grocery store is on that same street - Cedar Neck Rd (you turn right at the light near the bank just a block or so up 26 (away from the ocean) very close to Savannah's Landing.

G& E Hocker's has an unfortunate name but they're a great grocery store. There's also a HUGE Giant food up 26 in Millsboro about a mile and a half away.  Bank's Liquors in the same shopping center as Giant has better prices anywhere near the beach, but if you're having a party or want to save $$ - it's worth the trip to go to
The Fresh Market in Rehoboth is similar to Whole Foods.
There's also a Harris Teeter in Selbyville which is not too far from Bethany Beach.

Atlantic Liquors on Coastal Hwy in Rehoboth has the BEST prices. We like the Pinot Grigio - The Beachhouse Wines

Closer, and still pretty good prices on things tipsy, Banks up by the Giant.

Banks Wines & Spirits | The Best Liquor Store on the Shore

Here are some of my reviews!


Touch of Italy - Rehoboth 

Bethany Beach Reviews

Ocean View  Reviews

Fenwick Island Reviews

Trip Advisor


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