Eggcellent. Photo by Tabitha Curry.

Did someone say acceptable day drinking?

Whether you’re hoping to grab a quick bite, or a bottomless mimosa, we rounded up some of the best breakfast and brunch spots to try.


Serving up a solid blend of traditional and creative dishes, this popular downtown Rehoboth Beach eatery is known for its inviting atmosphere and friendly staff. The Eastern Shore Benedict with crab is top-notch. The outdoor patio is also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your pooch! 

The Starboard 

In the mood for a boozy brunch? Located right on route 1 in Dewey Beach, this bustling spot is famous for its iconic Bloody Mary bar and crushes. With pancakes, omelets, waffles, and so much more on the menu, you can count on fantastic service and an extra memorable time. 


Located in Rehoboth Beach and Lewes, Eggcellent offers a wide selection of flavorful omelets and breakfast sandwiches that will suit every preference. The restaurant also opens at 8 am and serves breakfast until 3 pm, accommodating both early risers and those who prefer to snooze. 

Surf Bagel 

If you’re looking for a fast and convenient spot to hit before the beach, Surf Bagel is the perfect solution. With multiple locations in Lewes, Midway, Milford, and Long Neck, this family-owned restaurant has tasty bagels in every flavor under the sun. You can also opt for a breakfast burrito, sandwich, or refreshing smoothie. 

Bethany Blues 

Found in Lewes, Rehoboth, and Bethany Beach, go all out with Bethany Blues’ delicious brunch menu. From build-your-own-omelets to Belgian waffles, there’s something for everyone. Enjoy bottomless coffee with your meal or get your buzz on with a Kentucky Sunrise. 

Atlantic Social 

Featuring bright and airy interiors, this trendy Rehoboth Beach spot is ideal for a fun weekend brunch with friends. Stick to a classic breakfast sandwich or shake things up with a coastal-inspired dish, like the Chesapeake frittata. 

Fractured Prune 

Craving hot donuts that go above and beyond? The Fractured Prune in Rehoboth Beach is a must-try. With a wide variety of glazes and toppings to choose from, you can design your own unique creation or try one of their specialty flavors. The Strawberry Shortcake is always an amazing choice! 

Bramble & Brine at the Buttery   

If you’re on the hunt for a sit-down restaurant with more of a fine dining feel, check out Bramble & Brine in Downtown Lewes. Featuring an upscale atmosphere with superb hospitality, indulge in the signature Bramble omelet or fuel up for the day with the Wake-up Burger. 

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