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Two Dopes Small Town U.S.A Travel Guide: Lewes, Delaware


Lewes is an undeniably cute coastal town in Delaware with a charming downtown full of shops and great resturants. Lewes is rich in history and outdoor activities. Its also only 20 minutes away from the Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton, DE. A stones throw away from Cape May, NJ, you can easily escape for a weekend getaway via ferry - side note: also a pretty easy drive from the Delaware Memorial Bridge.


Gate House of Lewes

A french-inspired bistro serving delicious food with a great selection of wine and beer.

Gotta Try: The PEI Muscles


Aptly named Kindle has a cozy dinning room lit by candles and serving an American Fare.

Gotta Try: Rabbit Pot Pie

King's Homemade Ice Cream

Who doesn't love delicious homemade ice cream served in a 1950s style shop?

Gotta Try: Anything


An incredble mexican resturant serving fresh dishes, all made in house. The agave margaritas expertly crafted and insanley delicious.

Gotta Try: Any Of The Guacamole

Nectar Café & Juice Bar

After a night of margaritas at Agave, you'll need to swing by Nectar for some freshly made juice and delicous breakfast.

Gotta Try: The Morning After Juice or Avocado Toast

Half Full

Tasty pizza and wine bar.

Gotta Try: Margherita Pizza


Any beer lover is going to head over to Milton to check out the Dogfish Head Brewery. They offer an extensive tour of the grounds and free beer tastings to vistitors. They sell pints of beer, growler refills and create a great environment to hang out with friends. In the warmer months, the outdoor setup includes botchee ball, corn hole and a food truck.

Gotta Try: Burton Barrel

Educational Fun:

Lewes, home of the first European settlement in Delaware, has rightfully dubbed itself "The First Town in the First State." The area originally settled by the Dutch, the Zwaanedael Musuem, celebrates the history of Delaware and the first European settlers. It's also home to the oldest structure in Delaware: The Ryves Holt House!


Dogfish Inn - owned and operated by the Dogfish Brewery, it’s a great place to stay if you want the complete Dogfish experience. They offer shuttles to the brewery in Milton and to the brew pub in Rohobeth.

Blue Water House- The Blue Water House is a quirky bed and breakfast with funky decorations and spacious themed rooms. Its less than a 10 minute walk from the Lewes beach and the town center. With a communal kitchen stocked with beer, wine and food it provides a home away from home experience.

Hotel Blue - This adults only hotel is a quick walk away from downtown Lewes. It’s a luxury hotel with fireplaces in each room. There is also a rooftop pool and a dry sauna.

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