American classic is a coastal mainstay

By Pam George | Photographs by Scott Nathan


On Mondays, it can be hard to snag a seat at the Summer House. But despite the restaurant’s location not far from the ocean in Rehoboth, the customers aren’t coming for the crab cakes, lobster rolls or seafood pasta. Monday is burger night, and for $6 you can have a half-pounder made with beef, turkey or vegetables.

At this resort hot spot, burgers regularly outsell crab cakes — the signature sandwich along the coast — on most days. “Everyone loves a great-tasting burger,” says Eric Sugrue, managing partner of the Big Fish Restaurant Group, which owns the restaurant.



What draws golfers to these five courses? Local pros tee up a sampler of reasons.

By Rob Kalesse | Photographs by Scott Nathan
From the September 2019 issue


Driving along Route 1 from just north of Lewes to Fenwick Island offers a wealth of beautiful vistas and plenty of alluring things to do to the east. But look to the west and you’ll find other enticing options, especially if you’re a golfer. There you’ll find a handful of public golf courses enjoyed by visitors and residents alike, regardless of skill level.


Erased by storms and a broader boardwalk, Surf Avenue was once Rehoboth’s place to be

By Michael Morgan


Today, Surf Avenue is a quiet residential street at the north end of Rehoboth just beyond the boardwalk. Beginning in the shadow of the Henlopen Hotel, the tree-lined street runs alongside the beach for five blocks before it becomes Zwaanendael Road at Henlopen Acres. What remains of Surf Avenue today is only a hint of the glory it enjoyed as the early resort’s most prestigious address.