While the vacationers have been away, coastal Delaware has been busy. Visitors will find more restaurants than ever to satisfy their palates. There's also a new concert space and a bowling alley with food.
Dining and nightlife
Atlantic Boardwalk Grille, Atlantic Sands Hotel, 1 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 302-227-2093, atlanticsandshotel.com. Look for a new raw bar at the oceanfront restaurant.
Beaches Seafood Market & Restaurant, 18226 Coastal Highway, Lewes, 302-644-9329, beachesseafoodmarket.com. The market features seafood and prepared items, while the restaurant offers steamed crabs, sandwiches and entrees like snow crab clusters and fried shrimp.
Big Chill Beach Club, 27099 Coastal Highway, Bethany Beach, bigchillbeachclub.com. The Indian River Inlet will be the home of a rooftop restaurant and bar with a sweeping view of the surrounding water.
Big Fish Grill, 30415 Cedar Neck Road, Ocean View, 302-829-8163, bigfishoceanview.com. The restaurant features seafood, including fresh lobsters, in a laidback setting.
Bluecoast Seafood Grill, Rehoboth Gateway shopping center, 135 Country Club Road, Rehoboth Beach, 302-302-3022, bluecoastrehoboth.com. The second Bluecoast location (the other is in Bethany Beach) is scheduled to open this summer.
The Blue Hen, 33 Wilmington Ave., The Avenue Inn, Rehoboth Beach, 302-278-7842, thebluehenrehoboth.com. A new venue from the owners of Henlopen City Oyster House offers a New American menu, wines and craft beers.
Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, 320 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 302-226-2739, dogfish.com/restaurants/brewpub. The remodeled restaurant, which has remained open during construction, is expected to be completed late this month. The 6,300-square-foot space will feature a bar area separate from the 180-seat dining room and have a large stage for live music performances.
Egg, 510 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 302-227-3447, eggrehoboth.com. The country-themed bistro focuses on breakfast, brunch and lunch.
Fuego to Go, 4 N. First St., Rehoboth Beach, 302-227-8226, fuegofoodtrucks.com/contact.html. The taco shop will offer 20 different kinds of tacos and more than 100 items on the menu, including vegetarian and vegan options, with late-night hours.
G Cask Kitchen, 234 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, grehoboth.com. The upscale dining spot is expected to open this summer in the former Lula Brazil space.
Kaisy's Delights, 1548 Savannah Road, Lewes, 302-313-4241, kaisysdelights.com. The shop, with another location in Rehoboth Beach, specializes in an Austrian pastry called Kaiserschmarrn, which is like a fluffy, shredded pancake. And there's a drive-through.
Mason's Famous Lobster Rolls, 67 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 302-727-0411, masonslobster.com/locations. The shop, a spinoff of the similarly named Annapolis restaurant, specializes in lobster rolls and other items.
Our Harvest, 1106 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island, ourharvestde.com. A new restaurant from Ocean City's Liquid Assets will offer a constantly changing menu of little bites, small plates and large platters to share family-style in a modern American barn setting.
The Pig & Publican, 516 E. Savannah Road, Lewes, 302-313-4487, pigandpublican.com. The new restaurant from the owners of The Pig + Fish Restaurant Co. and The Pickled Pig Pub, both in Rehoboth Beach, offers upscale casual fare with a raw bar.
Rosenfeld's Jewish Delicatessen, 18949 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, 302-645-1700, rosenfeldsjewishdeli.com. The popular Ocean City Jewish deli has expanded to Rehoboth Beach.
Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery, 32512 Blackwater Road, Frankford, 302-436-1500, saltedvines.com. The former Fenwick Wine Cellars has opened a new location with a tasting room and vineyard.
The Vineyard Wine Bar & Bistro, 28 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach. The Havre de Grace wine bar is opening a Rehoboth Beach location in a space formerly occupied by Espuma.
Highway One Presents Hudson Fields, 29977 Eagle Crest Road, Milton, 302-645-9464, hudsonfields.com. The owners of Dewey Beach's Bottle & Cork have opened a large-scale, outdoor concert space.
Lefty's Alley & Eats, 36450 Plaza Drive, Lewes, 302-864-6000, iloveleftys.com. The entertainment center offers bowling, laser tag, an arcade, a restaurant and big-screen TVs.
Beach Goes Blue — Red & White, Too! Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach, beach-fun.com. June 10: The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce and USO Delaware celebrate police, firefighters, paramedics, the military and others who serve with a daylong service and recognition day. Activities include free musical entertainment and a light show set to music.