Thompson Island Menu

/ Updated on October 14, 2019

SoDel Concepts tells me that they will be opening their 12th Cape Region Restaurant, Thompson Island Brewery in October 2019. Located adjacent to Bluecoast Rehoboth (between that and the Wawa), the restaurant will feature craft brews and mostly non-seafood items, including some amazing concoctions from SDC VP Doug Ruley himself. They are working very closely with Troeg’s Brewery in Hershey, PA to make sure the brewing system is perfect.

Check out the personnel and the menu: Chefs Doug Ruley (left) and Lou Ortiz are heading up the culinary team. Ruley is vice president of culinary operations. Sous chefs include Efrain Martinez, Brenton Lyman and Joe Charles. Pastry Chef Dru Tevis will supervise the dessert menu.

Thompson Island Brewing Company will feature foods that pair well with beer, such as pasta with clams and sausage. The classic crab Rangoon will be a novel nosh at Thompson Island Brewing Company, and fried chicken, a Sussex County favorite, is one of the dishes that will pay homage to the area’s culinary heritage. Octopus is among the grilled options that will also be available.

 “As with all of our restaurants, the menu will focus on ‘beautiful, simple food,’” says Ruley. “We look for fresh ingredients and then highlight their flavors with interesting combinations. Consider Sloppy Joe eggrolls with beer cheese and buttermilk ranch dipping sauce. Other dishes will include fried chicken; tater tots topped with bulgogi short rib, kimchi and beer cheese; house-made Cracker Jack-style caramel corn; roasted mussels; Thai-and-peanut-smoked yard bird; pork shoulder meatloaf; and house-made beer bratwurst. The brewpub will also offer wood-fired steaks and chops, lobster and rockfish. Desserts will include “birthday cake,” a classic vanilla cake with rainbow sprinkles and vanilla cream frosting, served with ruby chocolate ganache. The custard in the Cold Brew Cream Pie, a version of chess pie, incorporates Thompson Island Brewing Company’s stout and cold-brew coffee. It’s topped with whipped cream and served with malted milk ice cream, which will also contain some for the brewpub’s beer.”


Thompson Island Brewing Company is scheduled to open in October.

Get the whole story! CLICK HERE to listen to the Sip & Bite broadcast with SoDel Concepts Marketing Director Nelia Dolan, Dir. of Ops Matt Patton and VP Doug Ruley. They talk Thompson Island beers, brewing, menus and recipes!

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  1. Avatar Kevin N says:

    Can’t wait for this to open. One request: Please include a few healthful options on the menu. Fried chicken is a once-in-a-while treat. For those who eat out regularly, we need some low-cal choices please. Thanks!

  2. Avatar Jack Bostic says:

    SoDel is a fantastic success story of quality and excellent in the food/drink industry. I so look forward to the fall when Thompson Island opens…likely another turn to gold venture.

  3. Avatar SHIRLEY ORFANELLA says:

    Very excited to see this Breaking Chew! We love the idea of a pub/craft beer addition to Bluecoast Seafood, all within walking distance to our Keys of Marsh Harbor neighborhood.

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