Outdoor dining areas enhanced at SoDel Concepts restaurants

July 19, 2020

To take advantage of the coastal weather and meet the increased demand for alfresco meals, five of SoDel Concepts’ 12 restaurants have enhanced their outdoor dining areas.

Improvements were made at Catch 54 in Fenwick Island, NorthEast Seafood Kitchen in Ocean View, Matt’s Fish Camp in Bethany Beach, Matt’s Fish Camp in Lewes, and Fish On in Lewes.

“Our guests love to sit outside and eat fresh seafood, and many of our restaurants have incredible views,” said Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts. “From beer gardens to landscaped terraces, we already have some of the best alfresco spaces along the coast. We decided to create even more opportunities for our guests to eat outside.”

Catch 54 in Fenwick, which is nestled along the water, already boasts magnificent scenery. Delaware Today readers named it Best Vista-Downstate in the July issue of the magazine. The building’s exterior recently underwent a full renovation. Both decks were entirely redone, and planter boxes with lush plants now surround the outdoor dining spaces. Adirondack chairs on the dock give guests a picturesque place for cocktails or a casual meal. The outdoor areas also have new café lighting, outdoor rugs, and artwork featuring local artist Leah Beach.

NorthEast Seafood’s back patio has long been a hit for guests who want to enjoy a summer evening outside. The newly expanded space now has more flower-filled planters, an herb garden, Adirondack chairs, rugs and two bar rails. Guests may choose to enjoy a refreshing cocktail here or a full meal.

Just a few miles up the road, Matt’s Fish Camp in Bethany now has an outdoor patio on one side. It has beach-style picnic tables, café lighting and blue beach umbrellas that offer shade on sunny days.

In Lewes, Matt’s Fish Camp has a revamped front deck. Frequent guests may have noticed that there are more tables and chairs, a pergola with an awning, flower boxes and a bar rail so guests can sip a drink outside.

In the Villages of Five Points, Fish On’s patio has undergone a complete renovation that includes outdoor booth seating, awning-covered pergolas, a custom stone fire pit with seating, and beautiful landscaping and flower boxes.

These attractive spaces are an alfresco complement to dining areas at Bluecoast Seafood Grill + Raw Bar and Thompson Island Brewing Company. Both Rehoboth restaurants feature enclosed outdoor sections.

The Clubhouse at Baywood boasts a terrace overlooking the award-winning landscaped grounds. Bluecoast Seafood Grill + Raw Bar in Bethany is situated on the water, and Papa Grande’s Coastal Taqueria in Fenwick shares the same view as Catch 54.

SoDel Concepts’ 12 restaurants are open for dine-in service or carryout. For more information, go to

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