Best Outdoor Restaurants

As summer starts to dwindle down, we find ourselves wanting to soak up the final days of warm weather before Fall creeps in. Any excuse to get outside will do. Take advantage of these outdoor restaurants along the shore before summer is a distant memory.

1. Hammerheads Dockside

Best Ambiance

Situated inside  the Delaware Seashore State Park Northside complex, this well-known eatery boasts stunning views of the Indian River Marina where you can sit, sip and eat while watching fisherman bring in their catch from the day. Enjoying a day out on the water? Hammerheads Dockside even has a few slips for you to dock your boat while you stop by for lunch or dinner!

2. Big Chill Beach Club

Best Views

Located at the Southside of the Delaware Seashore State Park, located directly on the beach, this beach club features stunning 360° views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian River Inlet and the Inland Bays. Perfect place to grab a bite, a drink and soak in the view!

3. Fager’s Island

Best Sunset

Enjoy a fabulous meal, cocktail and music while watching the sun go down. Fager’s has made this an eastern shore tradition since 1975, rain or shine, 365 days a year. Each sunset is perfectly timed up with Tchaikovsky’s ‘1812 Overture,’ making it a relaxing experience to enjoy some of the finest food in the area.

4. Good Earth Market

Best Patio

Sit in the garden, surrounded by lush flowers and butterflies while enjoying fresh, local, organic menu options. Serving Lunch or Dinner, they are open year round with a long list of menu items.

5. Captain Mac’s

Local’s Favorite

Off of Route 54, in Fenwick Island, right on the water, this local favorite spotlights the freshest seafood. Stone crabs, hard crabs, crabcakes, tuna, you name it, they serve it. As if this isn’t enough, they have an outdoor deck showcasing remarkable views of the bay, ocean city skyline and Osprey nest right out front! Serving beer, wine, lunch & dinner this local eatery is also dog friendly.