Lewes: Striper Bites

by Dave on July 23, 2008

One of the area’s finest, most consistent restaurants is Striper Bites, a cozy bistro on Lewes’ Savannah Road across from the entrance to Second Street. Complete with patio seating, porch seating and indoor seating, there’s something for everyone this time of year at Striper Bites in Lewes.

The lunch menu begins with traditional appetizers like nachos and wings, along with the “Lewes Beach Bruschetta,” described as ‘a warm tower of grilled squash, tomatoes, & asiago cheese on crisp sourdough bread topped with a basil pesto & balsamic reduction.’ Quite tasty. Great soups and salads appear as well.

The main lunch offerings include the Striper Bites Club, featuring rockfish; grilled fish tacos; jumbo lump crab cake & ahi tuna.

For dinner, prepare to feast on Lewes Fisherman’s Stew (homemade seafood fume, halibut, mussels, shrimp, tomatoes and potatoes all topped with a mini crabcake), Asiago Scallops (grilled jumbo sea scallops with asiago cream sauce , marinated tomatoes, grilled zucchini and basil pesto), or the locals’ (me included) favorite – the blackened tuna pasta (lightly blackened tuna over penne pasta tossed in a tomato and braised fennel cream sauce). Striper Bites is known for their consistency, and I’ve never had a bad meal there in five years.

The decor is particularly appealing. Having spent a lot of time in some of New England’s harbor towns as a child, there is a distinct New England-meets-Key West feel to Striper Bites that you really ought to experience for yourself.

Take the time to visit Striper Bites this summer. You’ll be glad you did.

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