I'm a Dewey Beach - Rehoboth Beach - and even Bethany Beach "regular," having come from the DC area for many years to spend time in beach houses and now to purchase my own home there. The restaurants are important to the region with some of the best eating in downtown Rehoboth. But Two Seas is a special place - one of the oldest, in a building designed by the architect husband of Emily, the owner, who at a spry 76 still makes up batches of the best crabcakes on the Eastern Seaboard. And it is truly the ONLY fine restaurant in all of Dewey - you really don't want to eat that stuff from the buffet across the street anyway.
You could miss this place because of its location -- it almost looks like a beach house set back against the residential properties across from Ruddertown. So look hard and go inside - at least for a drink. because what's coolest about this place is it's rooftop view - where you can see the "two seas" - the bay over Ruddertown and the ocean to the back. We always go to the roof and order drinks - and if the weather is just right and we have watched an awesome sunset, we sometimes order dinner.
Many of the locals know about this place and on any Saturday night in the summer, you will see the Delaware gentry out in force after a day at some club somewhere. Their pinks and greens and navy blazers harken back to a bygone era, and when the food service starts, you get the idea of a retro feel that Emily will maintain for a long time to come. The meal prices are slightly higher than some comparable places in Rehoboth, but the salad always comes WITH the meal, like in an old-fashioned establishment, and the salad is just big enough to start your meal, rather than consume it. There are hot rolls and foiled butter and plenty of vegetables on the side of your meal. There's also usually enough to take home and enjoy the next day if you want. When you order desert, feel free to share because they come in big portions.
You won't find twisted chemical contortions or fushion mixed food like some of the newer types of places in Rehoboth, but you will find local dishes like Rockfish and some of the heavier meals like lamb shanks. If you need advice on wine, ask Emily's co-owner - her daughter Jill, who knows plenty about the subject and is happy to share her knowledge with you.
Sit upstairs and enjoy the view if you can or on the porch downstairs if there's a spot available. My experience is that Sunday nights are really slow and a great time to grab a bite even in the height of the season.
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