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The best dewey beach bars and restaurants

While the eateries of nearby Rehoboth Beach tend to focus on a laid-back and gourmet atmosphere, the restaurants of Dewey Beach keep the cuisine party ready and suited for the town's fun personality. It is easy to pop in while taking a stroll on the beach to enjoy a cocktail, burger, or crab cake, and stay for a music festival with top known music acts.
Check out some of the most popular hangouts for locals and visitors alike in and around town.  
Rusty Rudder at Dewey Beach

Rusty Rudder

Enjoy a relaxing beachfront atmosphere with all-you-can-eat surf 'n' turf buffet and live entertainment - all year. Home to the Delaware Music Festival, DJ Fest, Dewey Beach Country & Americana Festival, and Dewey Beach Popfest, the Rusty Rudder is one of Dewey Beach's most popular destinations for music.
Bottle & Cork in Delaware

Bottle & Cork

Located right along the Coastal Highway in the heart of Dewey Beach, the Bottle & Cork is a hot spot for concerts and nightlife along the Delaware coastline. Every weekend brings great music acts to the area showcasing different genres, including Gavin Degraw, Eric Church, Neon Tree, and Miranda Lambert.
The Starboard of Dewey Beach

The Starboard

An age-old establishment in Dewey Beach, The Starboard is best known for the tastiest Bloody Mary's on the Delaware coast and an award-winning Sunday Brunch. Stop by to enjoy fantastic food, great drinks, live music, and fun with friends on the patio.
Woody's Bar and Grill at Delaware

Woody's Bar and Grill

Situated in the heart of Dewey Beach, Woody's Bar and Grill serves award winning food in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Best known for their crab cakes, you'll also be blown away by their homemade chips and burgers. Take a break from the beach for lunch or stop in for dinner and enjoy the live entertainment.
Dewey Beer Company at Dewey Beach

Dewey Beer Company

Dewey Beer Company is an inviting hangout serving craft beers and a daily menu of American bites in a cozy, rustic interior. Hang out with friends on the patio or just inside the roll-up garage doors and taste end result of the on site, 7-barrel brewing system. The restaurant menu is inspired by traditional local recipes made with fresh ingredients.


  • Is Dewey Beach a party town?

    Dewey Beach is a fun destination town with many unique and interesting options to explore. From the Sea Witch Festival and the Autumn Jazz Festival to the Chocolate and Film Festivals, Dewey Beach, Delaware is abuzz with exciting activities and great places to eat and drink.
  • Where can I find late night food in Dewey Beach?

    After a day at the beach and partying with friends, your search for a late-night bite starts along the coastal highway. A few of the most popular stops include Woody’s Bar and Grill, The Starboard, Nalu Hawaiian Surf Bar & Grille, Henlopen City Oyster House, and Thrasher's French Fries.
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