Bethany Blues, with two locations in Delaware, one in Bethany Beach and one in Lewes, is well-known for their unique sauces and wood grilled barbecue meats. One Friday, the Lewes location was our choice for our weekly family dinner out. We arrived fairly early, around 5 PM, and the parking lot was already filling up. We were seated promptly when we arrived and there did not appear to be a wait.
Location and Hours of Operation
The Lewes location is on Route 1 at 618285 Coastal Highway in Lewes. The building is fairly new and the inside is designed like a large barn with wooden booths and tables and a sign at the entrance warning of “Flying Pigs”. The hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 11:30 AM to 11 PM; Saturday 11:30 AM to 12 AM; and Sunday brunch begins at 11 AM.
We started with an order of nachos, which arrived promptly. The portion size was very large and, in fact, was more than three of us could eat. The cheese was melted perfectly and they were topped with the restaurant’s signature beef brisket, which was delicious. They also bring warm, homemade rolls prior to the meal that were absolutely melt-in-your-mouth delicious. One of us chose the Pick Any Two meal plan, ordering pulled pork and beef brisket with a side of baked beans. Two of us chose the Shrimp and Cow Combo, which consisted of an 8-ounce prime sirloin and a skewer of grilled shrimp, one with macaroni and cheese and the other with cole slaw.
The food arrived fairly quickly and everything was delicious. The steaks could be cut with a fork they were so tender. The only drawback is one we encounter whenever you order grilled shrimp on skewers – they are difficult to remove from the wooden skewers without fearing you may throw a shrimp at someone across the table. But the flavor of everything was perfect. The cole slaw was creamy and sweet and the macaroni and cheese was not just elbow macaroni and unidentified cheese. The noodles were spiral noodles with a delicious creamy cheese sauce. It would be nice if they offered a larger selection of barbecue sauces on the tables, as the two that were on ours didn’t seem to be a hit with the pulled pork or brisket.
We were too full to even attempt the dessert menu, so we will try to get back there soon for a dessert sampling.
The dinner menu has prices ranging from $14 to $36, and they do offer a wide variety of sandwiches, soups and salads as well.
We will definitely return to Bethany Blues in Lewes and hope to be able to visit the Bethany Beach site sometime this summer. We highly recommend them for the service and the food. For more information on Bethany Blues, visit them online at http://lewes.bethanyblues.com/bethany-blues-lewes