Here's one benefit of staying in a smaller, quieter resort: Vacationers can get around to many of the best eating places in a matter of a week or two. Those would no doubt include:

  • Warren's Station, 302-539-7156, Route 1, Fenwick Island, Del. Family-style Continental.

  • Captain Pete's, 302-537-5900, Route 1, Fenwick Island, Del. Greek casual.

  • Cottage Cafe, 302-539-8710, Route 1 (across from Sea Colony), Bethany Beach, Del. Casual, family-friendly American.

  • DiFebo's Restaurant & Deli, 302-539-4550, 789 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, Del. Casual Italian eatery.

  • Mango's, 302-537-6621, Garfield Parkway and the boardwalk, Bethany Beach, Del. Caribbean-themed, family-friendly.

  • Patsy's, 302-537-CHEF, 121 Campbell Place, Bethany Beach, Del. Key West-inspired casual eatery.

  • redfin Seafood Grill & Fish Market, 302-537-0100, Route 1 (one mile north of the Route 26 intersection), Bethany Beach, Del. Upscale seafood.

  • Salsa's, 210-C Garfield Parkway, 302-541-4911, Bethany Beach, Del. Mexican cuisine, steaks and seafood.

  • Sedona, 302-539-1200, 26 Pennsylvania Ave., Bethany Beach, Del. Upscale fusion in a romantic setting.

  • Shark's Cove Restaurant, 302-436-8600, Route 20, Fenwick Island, Del. Waterfront upscale seafood.

    For a more complete list of restaurants, try these addresses on the Web:

  • The Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce, www.bethany-fenwick.org

  • The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal's online beach guide, www.delawarebeaches.com

  • Beach-Net!, the online guide to the Delmarva beach resorts, www.beach-net.com/dining/DinerestaurantsDel.html