Rehoboth Beach in D.C. & DelMarVa: Dining Posted August 24, 2005 There were some things that sucked. Traffic! I could never have a weekend place that was as nerve racking to get to as our Friday afternooon/evening drive from DC. I suspect that if I had been able to arrange my life to arrive 3 or 4 hours earlier, I would have been a lot calmer when I arrived. The traffic would have been more tolerabe had I been staying longer than 2 days also.Well, yeah, as a resident I agree about the traffic. Particularly on Highway One, which resembles a parking lot. But that brings up the other problem: the parking! There ain't none! But, as you said later, if you can park and hoof it, things are much better.Sticker shock! Specialty foods were all at least 30% higher than I am used to paying. Limes, for example, were 3.5 times what I pay for them (in a store very similar to where I shopped in Rehoboth) -- good thing I only needed to buy 3 dozen!I'm working at one of the grocery stores now, on the highway. Prices are lower there. (Of course, that means facing the traffic on the highway, and probably losing your parking place at your home base...)Restaurant. We had dinner Saturday at Zebra. I don't feel comfortable criticizing based on one Saturday night visit in a large party. Let's just say I was underwhelmed.Any restaurant in Rehoboth, on Saturday night during the season, faced with a large party, will not shine their best. It's too bad you couldn't have been in town for a longer stay; mid-week is a better dining experience, IMO.What I really liked. Once I parked the car and got onto foot or a bike, I loved the town, the homey feel and the people I saw and met.Had my first visit been in winter, I probably would tell Mark S. that he is nuts. I suspect that if I get a chance to visit in winter, I will fall in love with the place.Michaeledited for speling←Most places are open through the year these days. Rehoboth is increasingly a town where people come to live, instead of stay for the weekend or a summer week. And yeah, there's the specials that the restaurants run, which can save you some bucks.Frankly, we locals look forward to the end of the season, when we can actually get to downtown ourselves again! There are lots of events, such as the Film Festival and the Sea Witch Festival, the Cabaret Festival...you get the idea. The town doesn't die out after the summer crowds are gone.And the traffic is much better during the winter.