Earlier I had the pleasure of posting about ways to simplify Thanksgiving by dining at a restaurant or ordering all kinds of dishes from restaurants and grocery stores offering carry-out options. This post is even more fun for everyone who wants to cook a little less and enjoy all kinds of wonderful cuisine throughout the off-season months at the beach.
Take $15 off your second entre with the Cape Gazette Dining Card
Your first stop should be the Cape Gazette Shop https://shop.cgextra.com/product/cape-gazette-dining-card/, where you can buy a card that will net you significant discounts at several beloved restaurants from Milton to Bethany. Once you receive your card in the mail (usually within 3 to 5 days of placing the online order), you’ll be able to take it to restaurants offering diners the opportunity to take $15 off the price of a second entrée of equal or lesser value.
You’ll love the list of options for the 2023-24 season, which include:
- Above The Dunes, Rehoboth
- Backyard Cafe, Milton
- Bethany Blues, Bethany
- Downtown Blues, Rehoboth
- Bluecoast Seafood Grill & Raw Bar, Rehoboth
- Bodhi Kitchen, Rehoboth
- Cafe Azafran, Rehoboth
- Eden, Rehoboth
- Grain Craft Bar & Kitchen, Lewes
- Harvest Tide Steakhouse, Lewes
- Jam Bistro, Rehoboth
- Lupo Italian Kitchen, Rehoboth
- Mariachi Restaurant, Rehoboth
- Red, White and Basil, Rehoboth
- Rose & Crown, Lewes
- Shorebreak Lodge, Rehoboth
- Sirocco, Rehoboth
- Rääs Indian Fusion, Lewes
- The Café on 26, Ocean View
- The Dough Bar, Milton
- The Pines, Rehoboth
You’ll use the same card at all of these restaurants – but please make sure you visit their web sites or call ahead to determine if the discount is only for certain days. The first card you buy will cost you $25. Additional cards are $20.
Check out this list of 50+ restaurants and discounted specials every night of the week
The Cape Gazette’s decision to offer this card seems especially smart given the wider off-season offerings from more than 50 restaurants around the beach. Thanks to the folks who create the Visit Rehoboth magazine and portal, I’ve attached a comprehensive list of about 50 spots offering discounts all week https://www.visitrehoboth.com/things-to-do/seasonal-specials-2023-2024?fbclid=IwAR178a3sjAuypB0rSGSIvraaFm-iE-KKBoP0sIFIO_Pc16zkycoufxshWrE.
As you’ll see, there are fine-dining options at Café Azafran, Eden, The Blue Moon and Shorebreak, fun pub fare at places that include the Purple Parrot, The Summer House and Starboard, and all kinds of wonderful seafood and local favorites that include Big Fish, Fins, Chesapeake and Maine, and Fish On. One important note: even though it’s the off-season, these restaurants are enormously popular and often fill up quickly – especially the Cultured Pearl, which offers amazing 3 sushi rolls for $19 on Monday nights for the next few months. So please check to see if your favorite destination takes reservations.
Final note: Look for Black Friday discounted gift cards from your favorite places.
There’s a quirky and very cool tradition around the beach, whereby local restaurants offer steep discounts for people who purchase gift cards ahead of the winter holiday season. The restaurants typically offer the cards on one specific day, or during a short period of time. Some offerings – including those at Mexican favorite Agave https://www.agaverestaurants.com/ – are tremendously popular and often require significant waiting in line for the rewards.
So check in with your favorite places to see if this is an option for discounted dining – and festive giving – as well. Click here https://www.visitrehoboth.com/things-to-do/seasonal-specials-2023-2024 for a quick list of the opportunities we know about right now.