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American, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Late Night
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0.1 miles from Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We've been visiting this standout Breakfast and Ice Cream parlor for the 40 years it's been in existence and it still never fails to impress. Even though the building is old, it has a charm that can't be replaced. The Hershey's Ice Cream were all...great, hot fudge is pleasantly memorable, and the experience fun! Thanks for another great year; see you in 2022!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 6, 2021

Great Food, Great Service! I had a cheese omelette with Bacon, perfectly cooked and way too big to finish. Great Coffee! My waitresses, Olivia and Molly were sweet as pie! Our Hostess, Deb, was so nice and accomodating! Very spotless, well cared for, Rehoboth Institution....On the beach block of Wilmington Ave, a great location. I will be back oftenMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed June 9, 2021 via mobile

This is the BEST breakfast place around! We love their French toast and pancakes! We always get their crispy bacon and home fries. Scott (the owner) is wonderful. Dan (the cook) is great, too! Everyone that works here is so accommodating. Deb is so sweet,...as the hostess. I have Celiac Disease and they are always careful with my food! Love this place!!💗More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed August 27, 2020

I just enjoyed a wonderful hot fudge sundae at Royal Treat, one of our favorite places in Rehoboth. It is open in the morning for breakfast and then later for ice cream treats! Highly recommend a trip there to sit on one of their 2...screen porches and watch what’s going on outside.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 11, 2020

This is the one place I insist on having every year. We went last week and I got my annual scoop of moose tracks. Prices are a little high for 1 scoop of ice cream, but it is worth it. The staff are always so...incredibly friendly and they have a big front porch to eat on. You must come here!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 10, 2020

COVID-19 Review I have been coming here for years for their wonderful ice cream, but I had my first experience today with their breakfast and was pleasantly surprised. It is a basic menu ... eggs, protein, and toast ... with some sweeter options like pancakes...and french toast. I went for one of their larger combos which combined several of these items (eggs, bacon, whole wheat toast, and pancakes). Let me start off by saying that their portions were quite generous. For example, my order of bacon came with six pieces (basically double what I expected). And my daughter had scrambled eggs which were supposed to represent two eggs, but looked like three or four. So the food really hit the spot in all ways!!! And the service was great (as usual) ... with a wonderful screened in porch for a relaxing outdoor eating experience. They only offer breakfast until 11:30AM ... so make sure you plan ahead!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 22, 2020

The food especially the ice cream is great along with the customer service. One of my children left their AirPods in the restaurant and the manager was kind enough to send to our home in NJ.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed March 3, 2020

First, you're going to see a line. Don't worry, this place has a lot of tables and the line moves pretty quick. I've been eating at Royal Treat since I was a little kid, so there are a lot of fond memories made here. For...me, the classic breakfast is two or three massive pancakes with whipped butter and syrup, followed by a side of ham (not bacon, the ham is where it's at) and a tall sundae glass filled with orange juice. Top it off with a coffee or three! The best spots are the porches, no question. You get to watch beachgoers go to and from the boardwalk, plus the sea breezes and the sound of the waves are relaxing, Make sure to allocate 1 - 1.5 hours for here to account for the line. Also come back for ice cream after the breakfast / brunch is over - the ice cream is great and topping a day at the beach with a root beer float or malted milkshake is ridiculously nostalgic.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed October 6, 2019

We've been eating at Royal Treat for many years when on vacation in Rehoboth. Every time we eat there (either for breakfast, or for ice cream in the evening), we come out with smiles on our faces. The restaurant is located in an old building...where, in the 1930s, my dad and his friends stayed while vacationing in Rehoboth. It's quite an historic structure. The wood floors are in excellent shape, and everything is nicely kept. You can sit out on the porch, or inside. We enjoy soaking up the traditional American ambience and watching (and listening to) the happy folks dining there. It's a nice crowd: lots of families, plus retirees and some couples and singles. Service tends to be excellent. However, when there's a big summer crowd, there can be some delays. About breakfast: the offerings are straight-up American food. No trendy "foodie" items. We find the menu comforting. I especially enjoy the pancakes (always nicely cooked) and the link sausage. My wife swears by the Italian french toast. About ice cream: you can get cones (hard ice cream only), sundaes, sodas or shakes. Hershey ice cream is great, and there are all the "old reliable" flavors plus (each year) a few new ones to try. The counter staff work hard and are courteous. Some folks are freaked out by the fact that Royal Treat doesn't take credit cards. Big deal.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed September 6, 2019

Does not accept credit cards. Would have been nice to know before waiting in a long line. People were leaving and running to ATM’s. Crazy!

Date of visit: September 2019
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I am a customer. It opens on the weekends about Memorial Day
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Royal Treat is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5