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Visiting Delaware/Dogfish Head in a few weeks.

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by chicano4craft, Jun 25, 2013.

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  1. chicano4craft

    chicano4craft Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2009 Colorado

    I was wondering if anybody had suggestions on where to eat. How's the food at the brewpub? And are any of the other breweries in Delaware worth visiting? I'm not familiar with any of them outside of Dogfish Head. Also, is there anywhere to do a nice morning hike around Milton or Rehoboth?
  2. Syracuse12

    Syracuse12 Devotee (415) Aug 21, 2012 New Jersey
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    My wife and I enjoyed this restaurant. http://www.yelp.com/biz/salt-air-rehoboth-beach If I remember correctly, they had some craft beer, but nothing special. Think I had something by Rogue.

    The brewpub food is average. Nothing great. We liked to drink there but eat somewhere else.

    As far as hiking goes, this isn't far from DFH.

    This isn't in Delaware, but they make good beer and it's just over the border in MD. I haven't been here though.
  3. schteve

    schteve Aspirant (213) Sep 10, 2003 New Jersey

    The food at the brewpub is average with a few better things, like the wood-fried grill stuff/pizzas.

    I'd recommend the Henlopen Oyster House. Not far from the brewpub.

    For a Hike, you can go to Henlopen State Park.

    I visited 16 Mile in Georgetown. A couple of decent beers, the rest were average, but they were really nice people and it's only 15-20 minutes from Rehobeth.
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  4. csurowiec

    csurowiec Devotee (417) Mar 7, 2010 Maryland

    Go to dogfish brewings and eats for beer. Go to big fish grill or bethany blues for food. Henelopen state park for a hike. As far as other breweries, I haven't toured them so I don't have an opinion on tours but evolution makes some damn fine beers
  5. RichardMNixon

    RichardMNixon Zealot (515) Jun 24, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    The DFH brewery sells bottles, but only has 4 beers on tap and nothing you can't buy in bottles. The brewpub is where they sell exclusive draft-only stuff, including a series right now brewing a bunch of 100-year old recipes they found (mostly British I think). I'd agree the food is just average though (and there's a long wait) so consider stopping there for drinks and getting dinner elsewhere.

    I agree Evolution makes some great beer but I haven't been there either. Burley Oak is a very new brewery also in that area.
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  6. dhartogs

    dhartogs Disciple (364) Apr 29, 2010 Virginia
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    I cannot stress dining and drinking at Henlopen City Oyster House enough. Great place. The food at Dogfish brewpub is pretty good, it's gotten better over the last year. Make sure you ask the server what is in the secret stash, they always have 2-3 vintage bottles. Not far from the Dogfish Brewery is 16 - Mile. They don't make anything spectacular, but it's closer to the brewery and a fine place to have a few beers.
  7. stmgl01

    stmgl01 Aspirant (202) Dec 11, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Although I've never been, a friend who has a house in rehoboth highly recommends the Henlopeb City Oyster House for food and drink so I'd have to agree with others that have mentioned it. DFH is fun to eat and drink at as well...try the brewpub exclusives and vintage stuff!
  8. chicano4craft

    chicano4craft Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2009 Colorado

    Thanks for the help! Looking forward to the trip.
  9. jlenik

    jlenik Disciple (374) Jan 22, 2009 New Jersey
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    Do you need a DFH growler to get it filled or will they fill any growler?
  10. cryme

    cryme Initiate (147) Jun 29, 2011 Delaware

    Definitely go to Henlopen City Oyster House. They are by far the best craft-beer centric bar in the area and their food is terrific. Their draft list is constantly updated and they have been killing it lately now that Shelton Bros. is back in delaware.

    Another good place to go is Pickled Pig Pub, it's on route one inbetween brewery in Milton and downtown Rehoboth. Pub food, but done really well, and they usually have a very solid draft list as well.
  11. DeutschesBier

    DeutschesBier Devotee (465) Feb 8, 2009 Maryland
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    They'll fill any growler.
  12. ShanePB

    ShanePB Poo-Bah (1,657) Sep 6, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    I will chime in for Henlopen City Oyster House, too. Every time I'm there they have something on cask which is great. The beer selection is really good and so is the food. You won't be disappointed.

    I thought Nage on Route 1 was a nice little place too. Had a nice dinner there. The cheese plate is good, along with a nice selection of wines and some good local beers.
  13. beerfinder

    beerfinder Aspirant (269) Jan 17, 2008 Pennsylvania

    I enjoy the PIG and Fish and Fins they are not a far walk from the Brew Pub.
  14. Steeeve

    Steeeve Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2010 Pennsylvania

    I will throw in another shout out for HCOC. They have amazing food and a small but well-selected draft list. I also recommend FINS a block or 2 from DFH.
  15. TomFoley

    TomFoley Initiate (198) Mar 19, 2005 Pennsylvania

    Stingray for sushi and a great sake list.
  16. joetouchton

    joetouchton Aspirant (201) Apr 23, 2012 Delaware
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    i second henlopen city oyster house and check out evo good ood good beer good atmosphere
  17. northside

    northside Initiate (17) Apr 16, 2007 Pennsylvania

    The only problem, and I mean the only problem about going to Evo or Burly Oak is going to be the traffic in the summer. If time is on your side, GO! A nice walking tour is Dogfish, Fins, Arenas, and HCOH. It's all the exercise a man or woman needs.. :wink:
  18. dhartogs

    dhartogs Disciple (364) Apr 29, 2010 Virginia
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    Any growler with the government warning.

    Zoggs is a fun place and has more craft beers lately, they always have at least one Evo on tap.
  19. chicano4craft

    chicano4craft Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2009 Colorado

    Thanks for all the help. Looks like Henlopen City Oyster House is a must. We are on a little bit of a time crunch so I don't know if we'll make it to Evolution. I'm hoping to try some of their stuff on tap.
  20. TheNightwatchman

    TheNightwatchman Zealot (512) Mar 28, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I really enjoyed the food at the pub. It gets pretty damn busy in the evenings, so plan accordingly.
  21. Steeeve

    Steeeve Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2010 Pennsylvania

    It's been a while since I actually ate a meal at the brewpub, but they have awesome appetizers. The wings are great and the fried pickles are even better, 2nd best only to Memphis Taproom.
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