The Pond set to open new location April 5

Popular music venue returns in old TGI Fridays location on Route 1
March 31, 2021

Story Location:
The Pond
19266 Coastal Highway - Unit 1
Rehoboth Beach  Delaware  19971
United States

The Pond, one of the Cape Region’s most popular live music venues and bars, is set to open in its new digs Monday, April 5.

Founded in 1982 by Lee and Eileen Smutz as the Frogg Pond Tavern, the restaurant spent the first 40 years of its existence on South First Street in downtown Rehoboth Beach. The new home is in The Shops at Sea Coast, in what used to be TGI Fridays, which closed in July 2019.

Current owner Pete Borsari purchased the business in 2002, turning it into a well-known venue for live music. In an interview March 30, Borsari said he was very excited to be reopening.

“We hope we captured the feeling of The Pond,” he said.

According to The Pond’s Facebook page, reservations are required for opening week. 

“We will do our very best to accommodate everyone!” reads the restaurant’s opening announcement. “At this moment, we are limited by law to tables of four adults or tables of six with two children. We hope Governor Carney loosens the Covid restrictions soon!”

To make a reservation, call The Pond, 19266 Coastal Highway, at 302-227-2234. For more information go to or go to the restaurant’s Facebook page.

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