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The 14 Most Amazing Restaurants in Bethany Beach

January 24, 2023

As the first state ever created in the USA, Delaware boasts many charming towns along the coast, including Bethany Beach. While this great town is known for its wide, boardwalk-backed beach, it’s also a substantial culinary hotspot. With that said, we wanted to share some of the best restaurants you’ll want to check out while living, or visiting, the area.

People Sitting at a Table Eating Dinner

DiFebo’s Restaurant

Ciao Bella! If you’re looking for an incredible Italian experience, you must visit DiFebo’s. This place offers fresh seafood, farm-grown vegetables, distinctive pasta combinations and much more. Offering a friendly and fantastic atmosphere, DiFebo’s is a hit with Bethany Beach tourists and residents alike.

Off the Hook

When it comes to seafood, this place is “off the hook.” This place is a new restaurant that takes the “farm to table” notion to a new level as it provides fresh dishes thanks to local farmers and food vendors. Combined with a full beer, wine and spirits selection and an elegant twist on a seaside atmosphere, this is a place you won’t want to miss!

The Parkway Restaurant

For over 20 years, The Parkway Restaurant has continued to serve casual fine cuisine to the fine folks of Bethany Beach. With its incredible selection of seafood and hand-cut steaks, along with its world-class service, the Parkway has dedicated itself to creating a second-to-none experience that anyone can enjoy.


Located on the boardwalk, this Caribbean-themed restaurant offers tropical-inspired dishes and provides an experience that caters to the whole family. Whether it’s dishes for the kids or the infamous “No Shower Happy Hour” for the adults, you’ll feel as if you are whisked away to Jamaica, even though you’re in Bethany Beach. 


Like many of the restaurants on our list, Patsy’s prides itself on serving high-quality ingredients and local produce. What makes them different is that they provide the best Key West and Southern-inspired meals. This well-decorated restaurant is well-visited year-round and should be on your list if you want to take your flavor palette to a new stratosphere.

Bethany Blues

So fine dining isn’t your thing. If you’re feeling some good ole’ barbeque, then Bethany Blues is the place to be. It offers a real wood-fired smoker, succulent sauces, mouth-watering appetizers and a wide variety of BBQ and sandwich platters that make you want to slap your knee and say, “hot dang, that was a good meal!”


Sedona is their name, and creative American cuisine is their game. From its salads to its desserts, this restaurant promises that all its meals will be creative, delicious, nutritious and respectful to our planet. So if unique and healthy is on your agenda, Sedona is your calling.


Simply put, Ropewalk is the best restaurant for a family-friendly brunch, lunch or dinner, with an oceanside view to boot. Need to grab a drink? Feel free to take advantage of their Happy Hour specials every Sunday through Thursday.

The Blue Crab

Are you feeling crabby? The Blue Crab is the perfect restaurant to satisfy your need for crustaceans and shellfish. Try their blue crab special, or split some half-shelled oysters with a loved one. Whatever floats your boat, The Blue Crab has it.

The Cottage Cafe

Starting at 11 every morning, The Cottage Cafe Restaurant and Pub prides itself on serving excellent lunch and dinner dishes at great prices. They’ve not only got the best burgers in town, but they also serve some delicious crab cakes around. If that’s different from what you’re in the mood for, then don’t worry because they also offer other entrees and sandwiches.

The Penguin

This cozy little establishment has many people every year waddling down to try its incredible Eastern Shore cuisine. The Penguin offers a variety of coffees, breakfast items and melts for patrons to try. And yes, adults, they do have a drink menu as well!

DBs Fries

Seriously, is there anything better than the aroma of freshly cooked fries while on the boardwalk? For many residents of Bethany Beach, DBs Fries are a way of life. These delicious fries are made with the highest-quality hand-cut potatoes and peanut oil and are best served with ketchup or vinegar and the smell of the ocean breeze.

Fins Ale House & Raw Bar

This unique dining experience combines fresh seafood, hand-picked raw oysters and local craft beer. But the dining scene is far from the only thing that makes Fins different, as patrons can participate in team trivia and bingo events held weekly!

Baja Beach House

Don’t worry; we remembered Mexican food! The Baja Beach House is perfect if your taste buds want to go south of the border. Open during the summer, you can enjoy some great-tasting food and pair it with one of the many Mexican or craft brews they have on tap. And yes, if you are searching for your lost shaker of salt, then give one of their excellent margaritas a try.

As you can see, Bethany beach provides more than just a fantastic oceanside view. This breathtaking town also boasts some of the best restaurants on any of the Delaware beaches. If Bethany Beach sounds like a great place for you to live, you should consider living at Friendship Creek; one of Mckee’s newest communities of 133 brand-new homes, just minutes from Bethany Beach, Delaware. Here, we offer three distinctly different floor plans, each exhibiting McKee’s award-winning designs. Residents will enjoy a community pool and dog park in the perfect location for enjoying all there is to love at the beach. Is this the community for you? Contact us today and schedule your tour!

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