The Eating Rehoboth tour also visits specialty food shops and beachy outdoor venues. As you stroll along the Boardwalk and through the streets of Rehoboth Beach, our seasoned guides will bring you up-to-date on local history and restaurant lore. Combined experiences add up to a delicious lunch, some great memories and take-home items.
During this 3-hour, 21 and older only tour, you will visit foodie destinations such as:
- a(MUSE.), up-to-the-minute molecular gastronomy from James Beard-nominated and Chef Of The Year Award-winning toque, Hari Cameron.
- The Back Porch Cafe -- 40 years of country French dining just steps from the Atlantic.
- Mariachi Restaurant -- Upscale Spanish cuisine with a Mexican and Salvadoran accent. Owner Yolanda will welcome you with, "Mi casa, su casa!"
A sip, a bite, and a chance to meet an owner or a chef, all add up to a great lunch, lots of fun and brand new friends. And ... you're now free to return to your favorite place knowing what to expect and what to order!
Please note: We are sorry, but EatingRehoboth and EatingLewes tours are unable to accommodate any dietary restrictions, allergies or food substitutions.
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Lots of fun!
|suziqmetz||Sun, Jun 14 1:00 PM||Female||60-69||Domestic Tourist(s)||Group of Friends|
A friend who has a beach house in Bethany knew we were going to Rehoboth and recommended the Eating Rehoboth walking tour. We signed up with another couple and all of us thoroughly enjoyed it. It was great that the restaurant owners/managers came out to talk to us. All of them were very enthusiastic and so proud of the food and drink they were providing. The guides were very personable and knowledgeable about the history of Rehoboth and the restaurants. Only suggestion would be for a wireless mic for the leader and headsets. There was a group of 17 and it was almost impossible to hear if you were in the back of the group when we were on the street with all of the traffic noise. Would highly recommend! Thank you for a wonderful time.
Foodie Pleasantly Surprised
|wolownrj||Sun, Jun 14 1:00 PM||Male||50-59||Local||Couple on a Date|
The restaurants on your particular tour are a surprise, but you will not be disappointed. There is a wonderful mix of different types of places and the proprietors are anxious to impress you and meet or beat your expectations. Your tour guides are knowledgeable and engaging (and fun !). You will want to return to these places again. Do not hesitate to book this tour as soon as you are able.
Our particular tour included an Italian restaurant where we had freshly-made pasta with a mint pesto and baked pecorino cheese "chips". It was paired with a wonderful white wine. We then enjoyed a couple of Latino-style restaurants, but they could not have been any more different. The first served a "signature" margarita with a spicy sea salt on the rim. They also served lobster and crab ceviche, with salsa and guacamole - yum! The 2nd Latino-style restaurant had a choice of sangria or a margarita and served a great salsa and whole-wheat tortilla chips. They also served their signature pupusas, all while making you feel right at home. The next place was a Mediterranean-style restaurant where we were served an unusually tasty citrus-ginger "martini" and freshly made veal sausage on a navy bean ragu and the house specialty Haricots Verts with gorgonzola. Another surprise was a visit to a Tasting Room, where many in our group made purchases of their favorites. The final restaurant featured the chef-owner demonstrating carving a whole chicken and explaining the many local wild edibles that were to be used in the dish served. The cocktail served was a pomegranate and gin drink with edible spruce. The chef served the most delicious chicken dish that he poached at 150 degrees for an hour and then quickly deep-fried to crisp the skin. It was garnished with the local wild edibles that were previously explained. For dessert a goat cheese and local fresh strawberry was garnished with a liquid nitrogen frozen EVOO. A wonderful surprise finish to a spectacular tour.
This is a must do tour in Coastal Delaware!
|LyndaCBTS||Sun, Jun 7 1:00 PM||Female||50-59||Combination||Family With Children|
Do not miss this tour!
Delicious, informative and fun!
|DianeThomas||Fri, Jun 5 1:00 PM||Female||60-69||Local||Group of Friends|
My group of six friends had so much fun trying the variety of restaurants and a specialty spice and tea shop. The restaurant hosts were very informative, the cuisine varied and delicious, and our host, Bob, very fun. We already went back to one of the restaurants with other visits planned throughout the summer. We highly recommend this activity for a unique Rehoboth time!
Great way to spend the day
|Crspoonire0||Fri, Jun 5 1:00 PM||Male||20-29||Domestic Tourist(s)||Couple on a Date|
The weather was less than ideal so I jumped on the chance to do this. Normally tickets are sold out in advance but due to the poor weather we were able to get these last minute. This is a great way to spend the day and it worked out well for us since it wasn't a beach weather type of day. This is well worth the ticket price and with the revolving places and samples we would do this again.
|Casowa||Fri, Jun 5 1:00 PM||Female||60-69||Domestic Tourist(s)||Family Without Children|
It all started with Bob, an amazing food critic with my sense of humor. Our purpose of signing up was to experience new restaurants and experience different food and drink. The afternoon was a culinary delight and ended with chocolate. Who could ask for more. Hope to go again this summer!
|jbudney||Sun, May 24 1:00 PM||Female||60-69||Combination||Group of Friends|
We have taken many food tours both here in the US and abroad and this one was exceptional. Collette did a great job leading the group and giving us all kinds of information that even regulars to the Rehoboth area didn't know. The restaurant owners were happy to share their love of Rehoboth, their feeling of community and passion about what they do. This tour is a lovely way to spend the afternoon getting to know Rehoboth.
A must do when in Rehobath! Amazing
|lmcgeary||Sun, May 24 1:00 PM||Female||50-59||Domestic Tourist(s)||Couple on a Date|
Wonderful time was had by everyone on this tour. You should not miss this as part of your vacation, the host was very knowledgable and the food was fabulous. Run don't walk to sign up for this one.
Amazing Food, Fun Time, & Exceptional Value
|lyndalou52||Sun, May 17 1:00 PM||Female||50-59||Domestic Tourist(s)||Group of Friends|
This tour was so much fun! We met a great group of people and thoroughly enjoyed amazing food and drinks. The owner or general manager of each of the six restaurants told us a bit about their restaurant and food we were going to taste. The price of the tour was an exceptional value. Our tour guides were knowledgeable, personable, and fun. I would highly recommend this tour and have every intention of participating in such a tour again.
Excellent overview of selected restaurants
|allanhacton||Sun, May 17 1:00 PM||Male||60-69||Domestic Tourist(s)||Family Without Children|
This was an informal, friendly way to see a side of the resort town that we otherwise would have missed. Presentations by the restaurateurs were gracious and informative. The pace was measured, and the overall experience was very pleasant.
- Do I have to purchase tickets in advance? Can I pay with cash?
- Advance purchase is required, since tours can often sell out. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling Zerve with a Visa, Mastercard, or American Express. Cash is not accepted. Book in advance to maximize your chances of getting the day and time you prefer. Tickets are non-refundable and can only be used for the stated date and time you selected. If your desired date/time is unavailable, another tour might still be available on another day.
- Is there an age requirement for the tour?
- Alcohol is served at some of our stops, so our age minimum is 21. If there is a question, we will ask for proper government issued ID.
- What if it rains?
- The tour is held rain or shine. But don’t worry! Some of our best tours have taken place in less-than-perfect weather! And we will provide umbrellas for your use during the tour.
- Can I get a refund if I can't make the tour?
- Your space is guaranteed, so tickets cannot be refunded or rescheduled. No partial credit or rescheduling is allowed for partial attendance, no-shows or late arrivals. It is your responsibility to join us at the right location and at the right time. Tours depart promptly.
- How much food will I eat on the tour?
- There are typically 5 stops where you will be served small specialty tastes. Most participants will not find it necessary to eat afterwards. But you will probably have room for a late evening bite– preferably at one of the restaurants you visited!
- What types of food are served on the tour?
- The chefs decide what you will be sampling. Sometimes it’s a surprise! Typically it will be a seasonal item, from soups to an appetizer, a small salad or a taste of the restaurant’s specialty.
- Are beverages served on the tour?
- Water is supplied or is available at all restaurants. Some also provide samples of specialty cocktails, beers or wine. Please do not bring any outside food or alcohol to the tour.
- Are gift certificates available?
- Absolutely! Gift certificates are available and they make perfect gifts for holidays, birthdays or any other occasion! To purchase a gift certificate please click on the "Contact EatRehoboth" link to the left of the page to send an inquiry. One of our staff members will respond to your request as soon as possible.
- How long is the tour?
- Approximately 3 hours. During the summer when the parking meters are in effect, we strongly recommend you arrange to park for at least 4 hours.
- Is there a lot of walking on the tour? What about wheelchairs?
- The tour covers about 1.5 miles (10-30 minutes total walking.) We walk at a leisurely pace and include several stops. While many of the stops on our tour are wheelchair-accessible, some may not be. Please click on the "Contact Rehoboth" link to the left of the page if you have additional questions about wheelchair accessibility.
- What if I have dietary restrictions?
- Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate any dietary restrictions at this time.
- Are there vegetarian options on the tour?
- Unfortunately we do not offer vegetarian options at this time. However, we are planning vegetarian tours for the future.
- Does the tour have anything to offer to locals?
- Absolutely! You will learn more of the area’s history and have the opportunity to meet behind-the-scenes owners and managers from the area's restaurants.
- How many people will there be on the tour?
- The maximum number of people per tour guide is 16.
- Do we just walk around and sample food?
- Eating Rehoboth combines a culinary tour with a narrative of Rehoboth’s history and whimsical tidbits to give you new insights into downtown Rehoboth Beach. Tours also include opportunities to interact with chefs or proprietors and/or restaurant staff.
- Are restrooms available during the tour?
- Yes. Bathrooms are available at each of the restaurant stops.
- Where does the tour finish?
- Tours end within easy walking distance of our starting point.
- Can I shop on the tour?
- In deference to other participants and our restaurants’ schedules, we ask that you wait until after the tour to shop so we can ensure an enjoyable experience for all.
- Can I bring my dog (or cat, parrot, gecko, etc.)?
- Health department regulations prohibit all animals in restaurants, other than service animals.
- What should I wear?
- Casual and comfortable is the order of the day. But please, no swimsuits. You will be visiting some of the finer restaurants in town, so “No shirt, no shoes, no service” definitely applies.
- Is parking available near the meeting location?
- Parking can be challenging in the downtown area. Participants should arrive with plenty of time and patience to find parking. Detailed meeting location and parking details will be provided immediately upon ticket purchase.
- What about gratuities?
- Gratuities for the restaurants are included in your ticket price. Tips for your tour guide are not required, but are always appreciated.
- Do you offer private tours?
- Yes! To learn more about Private Group Packages, please click on the "Contact EatRehoboth" link on the left of the page to send an inquiry. Please include your preferred date, time and party size.
- Non-refundable, cannot be rescheduled.
- Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded and cannot be rescheduled because your space is being guaranteed at the event.
- Activity takes place rain or shine.
- The activity runs regardless of weather conditions. In the rare situation where the seller is forced to cancel the event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule to another time (subject to availability).
- Dietary resrictions
- We are sorry, but EatingRehoboth tours are unable to accommodate any dietary restrictions, allergies or food substitutions at this time.
- All participants must be age 21 or over with valid ID.
- Each attendee must be age 21 or older and have proper government-issued ID (US or International drivers' licenses, passports, or other government issued ID). Refunds will not be provided for those under age 21 or without sufficient ID.
Deb Griffin, Paul Cullen and the Rehoboth Foodie want you to experience the dining delights of Rehoboth Beach, the recognized culinary destination on the Delaware Coast.
Eating Rehoboth lets you sample some of the best eateries in town during the ultimate Rehoboth food tour.
The Rehoboth Foodie is a restaurant reviewer and columnist, published up and down the Delaware and Maryland coasts. He maintains RehobothFoodie.com, the definitive restaurant review and commentary website, and is the author of the popular travel app, Rehoboth In My Pocket. If it's in Rehoboth and it involves a restaurant, he'll know about it!
Deb Griffin is a real estate agent by day and Rehoboth explorer by night! In 2006 Deb got her Real Estate license and loves exploring all that Delaware has to offer. She uses that info to publish The Local Buzz, a newsletter that keeps everyone in the know about what’s new in Rehoboth Beach.
Paul Cullen is the former bass guitarist for the rock band Bad Company and now follows his passion for guitar, wine and food! He recently released 3 CDs that feature cool, Latin jazz. His Cullen-ary skills shine as he pairs the perfect wines with the perfect foods. Explore Rehoboth and find Paul playing in a posh eatery, performing a cooking demo and pourin' delicious wines.