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Anyone have any tid-bits about Rehobeth Beach in Deleware?

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By kcmom on Fri, 04-04-03, 05:04

We are headed there for a few days this summer and I just wondered if anyone has any info to share about Rehobeth? Any places to avoid with PA dd? Any safe restaurants to eat at? Any tid-bits would be very much appreciated!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

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By Sarahfran on Tue, 04-08-03, 17:48

I go to Rehoboth with the kids on daytrips pretty frequently, but I'm not going to be much help for you because I don't know the names of the businesses we've gone to. Our experiences have been mixed--there's a fries place on the lower end of the boardwalk where we've eaten with no problems. On the other end, there's a sit-down/open front restaurant where we got soft-serve ice cream two years ago, again with no problem. But there's another ice cream (central, on one of the side streets just off the boardwalk) place where my DD *did* have a bit of a reaction last year. It was hard to tell if it was a super-mild peanut reaction or not. We supervised the worker while she washed an ice cream scoop (and she was happy to do so and very understanding), but after eating the cone, my DD's nose started running a bit and she looked flushed--no other symptoms and it could very well have been just from eating cold ice cream after being in the sun all day. But we gave her Benadryl anyway and she was fine within 15 minutes.

Usually, since we just do day trips, we bring our own food and just have one "treat" while we're there, so as I said, I'm no help. But have fun--I love Rehoboth!!


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By kcmom on Wed, 04-23-03, 15:38

Thanks Sarah for the info! DD cannot wait to go to the beach, she is 2 and this will her her first time, she is so excited!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Anyone else have any tidbits? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

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By Scruffy on Mon, 05-12-03, 06:17

Rehoboth... ahh yes...

the place that sells the Orange Creme soft ice cream has never been a problem for me.
Also the Grotto's Pizza has been fine.
Bull on the Beach has been a good place to eat too.

Those are the places I can think of off the top of my head that I have eaten without any problems. Usually, I just made my own food and ate on the beach though.

My family used to vacation there every summer until 2 years ago when they moved to the beaches in North Carolina. I miss Delaware sometimes...

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By tando on Wed, 07-23-03, 20:46

Grotto's Pizza told us that their pizza contained no peanut but that they fried foods in peanut oil. That was enough for me to rule them out but you may want to call and ask more questions.

It seems many of the restaurants use peanut oil for frying, so I'd definitely ask about it.

On the plus side, there are lots of chain restaurants in the area and also grocery stores.


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By sidni on Wed, 06-18-08, 01:15

I'll be in the area (Dewey Beach not actually Rehoboth) for a few days this summer. Haven't been there since I was a kid, and remember most places using peanut oil to some degree. Anyone been there or have any info that might help? thanks!

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By wenrace on Fri, 06-27-08, 00:44

going there myself in a few days and some places do use peanut oil, in particular jake's seafood on highway one... and that's the only nut thing on their menu! duh for them.
Big Fish also on one called me back and they use soybean oil (vegetable oil) and Go Fish downtown rehoboth uses veg. oil as well and their menu posted online seems pretty safe... waiting for call or e-mailback from 2 other places.
we ate at
you can check out most restaurants menus online... aside from some using peanut oil seems most of the restaurants don't have many nut items on their menus. good luck.

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By stimpsjd on Thu, 07-17-08, 16:00

Just got back.

Eddie's on the boardwalk is absolutely awesome when it comes to Peanut Allergies. They opened up new Italian Ice for me, washed the scoop, was willing to provide ingredients...really got the allergy thing.

All french fry places use Peanut Oil. It is really prevalent there. Also, most of the taffy is off limits. There is a little cafe on the main drag near the beach that was okay, but it was kind of tough finding a casual restaurant that would have been okay.

Cloud 9 (nicer restaurant) was very good with my peanut allergy.

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By Dina-RN on Tue, 02-16-10, 18:46

I know this is an old post, but I know sometimes I search for subjects already discussed when I have a question. I thought I'd add my two cents, just in case someone is looking for info on Rehoboth. We live in Pennsylvania, and travel to Rehoboth most weekends in the summer. We have a 9 year old PA child. We're lucky that my parents live there, so we don't have to hit too many restauarants, but we do have a few that we love. The Big Fish Grill (actually in nearby Dewey Beach) is very safe. Our son eats there all the time. Food is great! Good selections for picky kids-- chicken fingers, shoestring fries, etc. Love it there. They also own a restaurant called The Summer House in Rehoboth--- we haven't gone there because Big Fish is a fave of ours, but it's same owner, same head chef, so I would bet they are safe as well. Most ice cream near boardwalk is unsafe--- lots of warning signs about peanuts. We usually go to Rita's on Route 1. Not as much fun, but very safe. Grottos does use peanut oil on some things, but there pizza is made in a separate kitchen, and is not made with peanut oil. My son has eaten there several times, and we feel comfortable with it. Thrashers is the big french fry place in Rehoboth-- stay away, made with peanut oil. We have eaten at a diner called The Robin Hood (I think that's it) they were safe as well.

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By avery1 on Tue, 06-15-10, 20:31

I thought I would help update this topic, as we are frequent visitors to Rehoboth:

- We just discovered El Dorado taco/burrito place off of Route 1 on Route 24. No nuts on site. Great, fresh food. Takeout/dine-in place.

- Nicola Pizza on Rehoboth Avenue was peanut free last time we visited. In any event, the pizza is peanut/tree nut/sesame and egg free.

- Rita's ice cream is on Route 1.

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By sidni on Fri, 07-09-10, 22:24

I didn't end up going after my post in 2008 but *this* year I *am* ! :)
Glad to see all these updates, I will post my experiences when I get back... in August :)

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