1. The Lobster Shanty in Fenwick Island. It's casual and fun and has a great view, but the food is also fantastic (unsurprising, since David Twining owns it). The highlights of our meal there included the sangria, the lobster guacamole, and Cooper's seafood stew - which had such great flavor that we had to ask for another spoon after Dixon hijacked Cooper's.
It gets crowded early, though, so either go at an off time, or be prepared to wait.
2. This fresh corn pesto and bacon pasta dish. It's billed as an appetizer, but we had larger portions for dinner the other night and it never got boring. It even reheated nicely the next day. Actually, for that matter, it was pretty good cold. The flavors are super fresh and just a little sweet - it's an excellent late summer dish that makes the most of what's in the garden.
3. The Dogwood Restaurant wine club. We went for the first time this past Monday and had a wonderful time. For one thing, the people are fun. For another, the food is amazing. But most of all, the selection of wines and the pairings are so thoughtful and Galen and Bridget Sampson, the owners of the restaurant, are obviously committed to sharing everything they've learned about wine. The packet of information that came with dinner warmed my researchy heart...and the gigantic pours warmed, well, everything else.
The club takes place on the fourth Monday of every month, and it does fill up, so it's important to make reservations early. Seriously, you won't regret it.