There are places that over time can feel like home, as if you are in your own kitchen. Bluecoast has become that restaurant for us. Situated on Route 1 in Delaware, about a mile north of Bethany Beach, Bluecoast overlooks the Salt Pond. The dinning room itself is very noisy so the bar is a great option. There is an excellent raw bar and if you are lucky enough to go on a Thursday there are dollar oysters. I would recommend a dozen of the Chincoteague Salts, a small, briny oyster from the north shore of Virginia.
The menu changes daily with a full sheet of specials each night. A few items standout as must have dishes. The fried lobster tails to start are a fantastic dish presented with the shell on but the meat pulled out, almost like a large shrimp. The seared tuna changes seasonally, in the summer it is over a greek salad and in the fall on top of a butternut squash puree. The quality of the tuna is some of the best you will find, coming in fresh from North Carolina a few times a week. The shrimp and grits are a must. The grits are creamy and smooth enough that you could mistake them for polenta – I could eat them every night. Finally don’t forget the tater tots, some nights they might come with vinegar or maybe parmesan and garlic; they will remind you of middle school and oddly taste nothing like it.
Ask Tyler who works the bar most nights to make you a cocktail or pick you out the perfect wine and you might start to feel like you are right at home too.
1111 Delaware 1
Bethany Beach, DE 19930