Surf’s Edge Deli & Pizzeria

Surf's Edge Deli“Energized Food for Serious Appetites”

When Brian Lesniewski opened Surf’s Edge Deli & Pizzeria in Fenwick Island, it quickly became a favorite for both locals and vacationers. Surf’s Edge is not your usual sub and pizza place at the beach. Brian created a menu filled with innovative sandwiches, subs, wraps, pizzas, salads and panini’s.

You can order a fresh garden salad, but why not tickle your taste buds with the Rip Curl Salad?   The Rip Curl is made with field of greens, thinly sliced apples, bleu cheese crumbles, bacon, sugared walnuts and homemade croutons.

If you are craving a grilled chicken sandwich, try the Undertow. The chicken breast is flavored with Montreal seasoning and topped with havarti dill cheese, sprouts, plum tomatoes and a wasabi cucumber dressing. Or maybe you would prefer your grilled chicken breast with BBQ sauce and bacon and smothered with smoked cheddar cheese. Getting hungry yet?!

The hot Italian cold cut, the X-Factor, has Italian meats, plum tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, oregano, olive oil and vinegar and is baked open-faced to a golden brown. One of my many favorites!

You can also create your own sandwich or wrap with your choice of bread, meats, cheeses and condiments.  Add a side of one of the homemade salads or choose a soup or appetizer.


You may not have room for dessert after enjoying a satisfying meal at Surf’s Edge, but be sure to take home some chocolate-dipped cookie dough

chocolate-dipped cookie dough balls
These are truly a yummy treat. If you’ve never has chocolate-dipped cookie dough balls before you should certainly give these a try.

balls or chocolate-covered strawberries.  Pure decadence!

I have been ordering from Surf’s Edge Deli for years as well as many of my friends, and we have never been disappointed. The ingredients are always fresh and the employees are friendly and efficient.

There are tables and counters for dining. Be sure to notice the colorful and cute beachy décor!

Dining area at Surf's Edge
Informal and very cute “eat in” tables at the Surf’s Edge.

Surf’s Edge has delivery and will also deliver directly to the beach in the surrounding area.

Surf’s Edge Deli & Pizzeria
100 Coastal Highway
Fenwick Center #4
Fenwick Island, Delaware


Open Year ‘Round.

Sweet Tooth Corner – Route 54 and Coastal highway

Little did I know when I moved off of Route 54 in Fenwick Island, that my willpower would be subjected to incredible temptation every time I stop at the light on the corner of Rt 54 and Coastal Highway (Route 1).

Fishers Popcorn in Ocean City and Fenwick Island
The Fenwick Island location of Fisher’s Popcorn is at the intersection of Coastal Highway (Rt. 1) and Lighthouse Road (Rt. 54).

As I sit waiting for the light to turn green, I am assaulted with signs that speak directly to my stomach. And no, they are not signs that advertise fresh vegetables or health food stores. These signs engage my sweet tooth and ensure that my middle-age spread will continue to spread unless I move to a deserted island!

  • On the southeast corner is the Fisher’s Popcorn building. Even from across the street, I can smell the sweet caramel mixed with the saltiness of the popcorn. Have they no mercy? Isn’t it illegal to sell addicting substances?
  • My eyes stray to the northeast corner. There sits a big ice cream cone advertising Kohr Bros. I console myself with the fact that their creamy frozen custard is at least lower in fat than regular ice cream. And just a few steps away is Candy Kitchen. An entire store filled with candy and FUDGE! Let’s just not go there.
  • On the northwest corner, the little Fenwick Boardwalk is just one sweet treat after another. The Hershey Island Creamery with its milkshakes and sundaes, the Funnel Cake Factory (If I get fruit on top would it be considered a healthy meal?), The Boardwalk Popcorn Company and Dunkin’ Donuts. Guess I might as well pick up a dozen for breakfast while I’m here!
  • The southwest corner doesn’t look like a problem at first glance. But wait a minute, “Free ice cream when you play unlimited games of golf” at the Down Under Miniature Golf Course. Now this could work. I consider walking the golf course while swinging at the little balls a form of exercise. You are engaging the whole body, especially when you’re bending over trying to fish your ball out of the pond.
chocolate covered dough balls confection
The Chocolate Covered Dough Balls at the Surf’s Edge Deli are a real melt–in-your-mouth treat.

Even if I make it through the area without stopping, Surf’s Edge Deli right next to the corner sells chocolate dipped strawberries, chocolate covered cookie dough balls and Smith Island cake pops. Just north of that is The Village of Fenwick, which contains a candy store called Sweets ‘n’ Treats, Ha Ha’s frozen yogurt and The Book End Café with home-baked scones, cinnamon rolls, and pastries.

But that’s another story for another day!

Yeah, I know…I have to move.

Lewes, Delaware – Quaint but Not an Antique

Lewes offers so much more than sand and ocean to the beach vacationer.  Known as the “First Town in the First State,” Lewes was settled by the Dutch in 1631 and home to one of Delaware’s oldest buildings erected in the 17th century.

Lewes Delaware Aerial Picture
Down town Lewes, as seen from the air, shows the “heart” of downtown clustered near the canal bridge.

A must for every visitor, is a trip to Cape Henlopen State Park. The park is located where the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay meet, with over 5000 acres of beautiful ocean and bay beaches. There is a three mile paved trail around the park for biking or walking, camping, a WWII observation tower and it is also home to Fort Miles. Fort Miles was built in 1941 to protect oil refineries and factories during World War II. You can see the concrete gun battery, barracks and artillery.

If you are in the mood for more history, take a stroll on Fisherman’s Wharf along the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal. Tour the US Lightship Overfalls, a floating lighthouse which aided in navigation at night. The Lightship Overfalls is one of only 17 remaining Lightships in the United States.

Another interesting and scenic day trip is the 17 mile, 80 minute trip across the Delaware Bay on the Cape May Ferry. You can board the Ferry in Lewes and dock in Cape May, New Jersey. Spend the day exploring this beautiful Victorian town. The entire town is designated as a National Historic Landmark. There is plenty of shopping and dining available too.

Lewes is also home to Delaware’s first farm winery. The grapes are grown, made into wine and sold at Nassau Valley Vineyards. Located just a few miles from the beach, they also offer free tours and tastings.

However, you spend your day in Lewes, be sure to end it enjoying an ice cream cone, relaxing on a bench outside of King’s Ice Cream on Second Street. It is the best homemade ice cream at the beach!

Cape may - Lewes Ferry Terminal Aerial Picture
The Cape May – Lewes Ferry Terminal lies along the southern shore of the Delaware Bay.

Article contributed by Helen McElvaney.

Rehoboth Beach – a Shopping and Sun Worshiping Paradise

Rehoboth Beach is the largest of Delaware’s Atlantic resorts. With its beautiful beaches, one mile boardwalk and over 200 shops and restaurants in downtown Rehoboth, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy.

Besides the boutique shops and galleries in downtown Rehoboth, there are 130 Tanger outlet stores located in three malls along Route 1. With the abundance of stores and the fact that Delaware has no sales tax, Rehoboth Beach is a shopper’s paradise.

Rehoboth Beach Aerial Photograph
An aerial photo of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware lets you see that there is more than just beach. The town goes back to the shopping corridor along Route 1 – home of the famous Rehoboth “Outlets.”

Rehoboth isn’t only about shopping. Save some time for sunning and swimming on the clean, sandy beach, or take a trip to the Delaware Seashore State Park. The park is bordered on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and on the west by Rehoboth Bay and the Indian River Inlet. The park has two ocean swimming areas, bathhouses with showers and changing rooms, surf fishing, a surfing beach, sailing and windsurfing.

If biking or walking is on the top of your list for vacation activities, be sure to spend some time on the Junction & Breakwater Rail Trail. The 6 mile long trail connects Rehoboth Beach and Lewes, taking you through forests, coastal wetlands and farmland.

Kids will love Jungle Jim’s water park. It’s the largest water park in Delaware with plenty of slides, bumper boats, go-karts, mini-golf and batting cages.

Steamed crabs are a tradition at the shore and what goes best with crabs? Beer, of course! Take a free tour of The Dogfish Head Brewery in nearby Milton, or enjoy one of their many tasty brews at the Dogfish Brew Pub in downtown Rehoboth.

After a day in the sun, you can dine in one of Rehoboth’s many fine restaurants, dance the night away to live entertainment, take a stroll on the beach or boardwalk, enjoy free concerts at The Rehoboth Beach Bandstand or watch the kids get their thrills on the rides at Funland.

The fun doesn’t stop at the end of summer. If you prefer the quieter off-season, Rehoboth has activities and events year-round.