At Melissa’s

36 Delaware Ave
Rehoboth Beach, 19971
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We had the nicest overnight stay At Melissa's. (Best name ever.) First of all, I wanted the trip to be a surprise, and Melissa was so accommodating in setting me up with a last-minute stay in the middle of the week when I was sure it would work out for us to get to Rehoboth. I really appreciated her help, nice communications, and flexibility. We got the prettiest room, decorated beautifully, with its own bathroom and lovely windows. Melissa is available but leaves you to your own devices. We had just enough time for a nap before dinner in town, and the place was super quiet at night, too. Complimentary beer and wine is available whenever you'd like it, which is a nice touch, as well as sodas and water from the free vend machine outside. The breakfast is self-serve and filling. Beach stuff is available to use as well. I would love to come back when we had more time to actually take advantage of this, as well as the great front porch, but for a celebratory one-night getaway, it was just as perfect. Wi-fi is free, which is great for geeks like us. I of course left my raincoat in the closet when I left, and hadn't gotten a chance to check to see if Melissa had found it. It arrived in the mail today. Little touches like this -- along with a great experience for an inexperienced b&b traveler -- made me a fan. I hope to go back sooner than later.
My wife and I returned from our second visit to Melissa's at the end of August...very reluctantly I might add! We stayed in a cozy room on the first floor (last year we were upstairs) and it was always very quiet and relaxing. Melissa thinks of everything from your time on the beach (towels, beach chairs and water bottles) to your time spent relaxing in her home (shampoo and blow dryers in the rooms, a plentiful supply of games, books and magazines, and the wine and beer flow freely)! She also gave us great restaurant recommendations. The charming house is located within easy walking distance from the boardwalk but retains a very peaceful atmosphere. It's fun to have breakfast on the front porch and watch cyclists go by or the families on their way to the beach. Speaking of breakfast... everyday there is something new set up buffet-style! Waffles, sausages, bacon, hard boiled eggs, fruit, waffles, all kinds of juices, little homemade quiches, waffles... :) It's also hard to resist the outside shower.. so invigorating! There is a grill out back and plenty of space for gathering and eating. Needless to say, we look forward to continuing to make At Melissa's our favorite beach vacation spot for years to come!
Booked here for 25th anniversary getaway and clincher was the all gluten free breakfast for the wife with a wheat allergy. Do NOT let that deter you non-gluten free eaters! The breakfast was fabulous. Lots of fresh fruit, granola, 3 types of pure fruit juices, hot egg casserole and/or fresh made waffles, oatmeal, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, cranberries, slivered almonds, muffins and bacon and/or sausage links. Melissa, the B&B owner, is such a personable & tireless hostess. Fresh coffee & tea is available 24/7 as is white & red wine, sodas and bottled or filtered water. The room was very comfortable & exceptionally clean. Just an all-around awesome place to stay & Melissa gets all the credit.

(302) 227-7504

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The Royal Rose Inn Bed & Breakfast

41 Baltimore Ave
Rehoboth Beach, 19971
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This is a great place if you like being at the beach. It's only one street away from the main street. It's a way of being in the action of Rehoboth Beach without having to deal with the crowds. The rooms are small, but the porch makes up for it. The owners are extremely nice and serve a great breakfast. They also provide cold drinks, crackers and coffee all day. They provide towels, coolers and chairs for the beach also.
My partner and I just got back from a week in Rehoboth and can't say enough good things about Royal Rose Inn. Andy, the owner, is what every B&B owner should be--warm, friendly, helpful, yet never intrusive or overbearing. Great guy. The location is amazing, the price point is excellent, and the breakfast is delicious with many options. The rooms are cozy, comfortable, and clean. I loved hanging out on the enclosed porch--great place to relax, read, or people watch. Parking for each guest behind the building. We can't wait to go back!
Husband and I stayed at the Royal Rose Inn for a couple nights last week, and we had an awesome stay! This was my first b&b experience, and I definitely came into it with some vague fears re: overbearing innkeepers and mandatory group meals. RRI is NOTHING like that! Andy, the owner, was very friendly and available to help with anything we needed, and all the other guests seemed lovely. But mostly we just had a wonderful home-base we could return to between beach excursions -- a home-base with delicious breakfast, a fridge to keep our beers cold and a supply of towels, beach chairs, and coolers for our use. All the things you wish you had when you're staying in a hotel at the beach. In addition to a great atmosphere and lovely amenities, the location just can't be beat. 1 block from the beach, 1 block from Rehoboth ave, a 5 minute walk from everything you can imagine. And all that for a price that was less than any hotel or motel in the downtown Rehoboth area. I'm already thinking about my next trip!

(302) 226-2535

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Bonkey’s Ice Cream & Snoballs

20200 D Coastal Hwy
Rehoboth Beach, 19971
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All I can say if you will not be disappointed. Homemade ice cream and they have like 80 flavors with wacky names. It's a fun board walk spot and totally worth however long you need to wait.
Homemade ice cream! The best around. I've been going to their shops in PA for 16 years! So happy to be able to have delicious ice cream and friendly customer service while on vacation too! Too many snoball choices to choose from. Try snoball and ice cream together! Outta this world!
This ice cream shop has incredible flavors. All the ice cream is fresh. They have pumpkin ice cream, chocolate raspberry truffle, grasshopper, chocolate Oreo, toasted coconut, pralines and cream. They have snowballs. Milk shakes are immensely popular. Try the banana split. For a little over 5 bucks two or three can share.

(302) 727-6576

Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

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Otto’s Sandwich Shop

4 N First St
Rehoboth Beach, 19971
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I chose not to carbo-bomb myself this morning with donuts, pancakes and sugar, which is all too prevalent on the Rehoboth Beach main drag. Ice cream at 10am?!? "Noooooooope." - Lana Otto's delivered on a delicious protein-rich sausage egg and cheese English muffin breakfast sandwich and a tall cup of good coffee with REAL half-and-half. So satisfied right now!
Being a Rehoboth summer local for over twenty years now, we are always looking for new places to try, and Otto's is one we hope survives the constant restaurant turn over. At first glance the food is pricey but once you see the sizes, it's definitely worth it. We got subs and the old bay crab fries....so good. I would give this five or even six stars if I could but I was disappointed that on a holiday weekend (even before the holiday) they ran out of a staple-burgers! And they didn't even know until they had already taken someone's order and were going to cook it. No Bueno.
The good: Staff was super friendly, decent portions, fresh food The bad: Unclear what toppings can be added to sandwiches, cost (9 dollars for a wrap), limited drink choices

(302) 227-6100

Salad, American (Traditional), Sandwiches

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Palate Cafe & Catering

19266 Coastal Hwy
Rehoboth Beach, 19971
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Having seen the menu and sampling at the open house I would highly recommend Palate to anyone who likes clean, fresh and brilliantly prepared food! I can't wait to have dinner. Congratulations and good fortune! Richard from Notting Hill Coffee Roastery
We love the philosophy of Palate of farm to table and local sourcing and were very please to find that the food is terrific. Fresh ingredients, great taste combinations and desserts to temp even those who might think they can resist. All the salads we had were delicious and the the strawberry rhubarb pie was amazing. We will be back!!
I stopped by this place with my mother for a Saturday lunch. The food was really good, and the service was exceptional. Only a few tables were filled; it was relatively slow for lunchtime on a weekend. We each ordered salads; she ordered chicken salad over arugula and I ordered the quinoa salad bowl with fresh lump crab (can't remember the specific dish name). It was really devine--all of the veggies were flavorful and the crab meat was worth the added cost. My mom's arugula was so tender and fresh--and the chicken salad was really good quality meat. Our server Ty was very attentive and friendly and gave us the backstory behind the restaurant and catering business. We also had someone from the kitchen staff come over to chat with us and ask us how our meal was. Super nice people. The location is not ideal, as it's tucked away in the Safeway shopping center off Route 1. While I think this place could absolutely crush it with a prime location downtown, for now this spot can remain a hidden gem.

(302) 248-5458

Cafes, Sandwiches, Salad

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Lori’s Cafe

39 Baltimore Ave
Rehoboth Beach, 19971
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I've been going to Lori's for ages! Love local business and supporting one is great! Her food is fresh and made to order! Coffee is hot and fresh also! Small ... Very small cafe! Even if you don't know her, she makes you feel like an old friend! This is a can't miss spot!
We found this place tucked away near the hotel we stayed at. Great coffee and bagel; we hope to try more on their menu !!!
Yum! Chicken salad awesome. Fresh, friendly service. It's always a return spot for lunch

(302) 226-3066

Cafes

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Homestead At Rehoboth Bed & Breakfast

35060 Warrington Rd
Rehoboth Beach, 19971
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My girlfriend and I spent just a couple of days at the Homestead near the end of summer and we had a terrific experience all around! Some of the neat perks that we enjoyed were a mini refrigerator in our unit, beach towels and beach chairs if we needed them, a screened in porch to relax in the mornings and evenings, ample parking space, and complementary coffee at all times (not to mention fresh water and ice as well)! The decor was quite nice and the rooms were impeccably clean. And the breakfasts were quite good, with ample continental choices along with a different specialty each morning. And then, of course, Joe and David were very hospitable to all of the guests, many of whom brought their dogs, which for us was an extra added bonus! I can't think of one thing we didn't like about our experience. They've covered all the details! We would/will happily return to the Homestead!
Dog-Friendly Bed and Breakfast This place was amazing. Joe and David were very accommodating and the stay was incredibly comfortable. The breakfast area was very nice and had ice, water, coffee, tea etc available 24 hours a day. The room was very nice and we slept great. Everything was immaculate and the whole house was decorated very very nicely!! There was a fenced in patio, and a fenced in play area. The play area also had a brand new gazebo for the dog owners to sit and watch the dogs play. The gazebo also had strings of lights around the top which made it very cozy at night too!! There's a doggy shower outside and they provided doggy beach towels which was very handy. The gardens and landscaping are amazing. Everything about this place feels planned out and very neat/organized. I can't say enough about how welcoming Joe and David are and how beautiful Homestead is. I really hope we get a chance to come back again!!
Joe and David have carved out a little slice of awesome. I'm really impressed. I typically don't care for B&B's, but was booked here as a member of a wedding party. The place was very cleaned, smelled great, the linens and towels smelled fresh, and were very soft. The breakfast was tasty, and the internet held out (for the most part). The bathrooms were immaculate. The dog park looked great, and I can imagine a dog feeling very comfortable here. They have a variety of dog towels and gear for pups in the main dining room in the house. I did not have a chance to stay with a dog, but, so long as your dog is well behaved, I'm sure it'd be a pleasant stay for him too. Highly recommend this place.

(302) 226-7625

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The Ice Cream Store

6 Rehoboth Ave
Rehoboth Beach, 19971
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So many different, creative, homemade flavors to choose from! Ordered two scoops of Rose Petal for myself, a bit disappointed that it tasted predominantly like mango. Had a few bites of Crack, too, and despite its creaminess still found it to be pretty bland. Sorry, but this place is a tourist trap. The most interesting part about The Ice Cream Store is that they offer a Ghost Pepper flavor, which requires you to be 18+ and sign a waiver.
This is a hole in the wall shop with the most amazing assortment or flavors. I haven't gone too far off the beaten path in terms of flavors but have fond memories of their salted caramel and "third trimester". Their variety is overwhelming but worth searching and sampling to find the right choice. There is almost always a line but they have a ton of staff moving as quickly as they can to move it along and its a great people watching spot. We don't visit this area without a stop here. Plus they have a self service sprinkle bar!
My family just happened to come across this ice cream place while exploring the boardwalk at Rehoboth beach. Of course the most appealing factor was the fact of the 100's of different ice cream flavors and different choices they had! Many of the flavors were homemade giving an extra appeal to them. In addition, their creative names can give a good laugh. I tried three different flavors that day, "I Don't Give a Fork" "Stifler's Mom" and "Hella Good Lavender". Among these, I'd say "Hella Good Lavender" was really hella good and interesting taste It's a very strong lavender taste with some of the actual flower in it! And although some might think it would taste bland or herby, the ice cream was just the perfect balance of sweet and lavender XD If I ever visit Delware again, this is the way to go for ice cream *3*

(302) 227-4609

Desserts, Fast Food, Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

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Royal Treat Breakfast & Ice Cream Parlor

4 Wilmington Ave
Rehoboth Beach, 19971
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I think my family visited this place every day during our vacation this summer for breakfast and/or ice cream. The staff is extremely friendly, and the breakfasts are great! We never had more than a five minute wait for a table, and our food arrived pretty rapidly after our orders.
Very friendly service and great atmosphere. Very reasonable prices. Get the French toast with Italian bread! Its fantastic!
I went here for the first time a couple weeks ago. The line to get in was long but there were only two of us so we were seated very quickly. The breakfast was delicious and the service was great. I would definitely go back again.

(302) 227-6277

Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

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K&H Hot Bagels

18675 Coastal Hwy
Rehoboth Beach, 19971
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These bagels are the real deal- made fresh every day and open early (6AM) so we were able to stop by on our way home from the beach (and they were open on Labor Day, which was nice). They mixed up our order but were very nice about it and gave us free bagels. The ambiance and decor are pretty much what you'd expect for a strip mall bagel shop, and the air conditioning was broken, but the bagels get five stars- just grab them and go.
(3.5) ~ Good overall food & service. OUR MENU: * Cornmeal Bagel = (3.5) good * Bialey = (3.5) good * French Toast = (3.5) good * Bacon, Egg & Cheese = (3.5) good * Plain(mini) Bagel = (3) ok NOTE: They take Credit Cards for orders over $10. And they are located behind the Candy Kitchen.
Better than store-bought. Worse than good. Capers are oversized, which isn't bad or good. Just something I'd want to be aware of when choosing a bagel establishment. Also they don't take credit cards which is unfathomable in August of 2015.

(302) 645-1535

Bagels, Breakfast & Brunch

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