Since this article was written, there is a new chef and a minor change in ownership at Aqua Grill. This will certainly change the menu and the food. I have left the article for reference, but a new visit and a new review is in the offing.
Aqua is a popular outdoor watering hole smack in the middle of it all on Baltimore Avenue. But there's a hidden surprise tucked into the back: A restaurant! This year the owners moved away from the original entree menu that was in effect when I first wrote about Aqua, so I have removed the original review. We do have plans to return to see what they've done with the food.
The new menu offers a selection of 9 small plates/apps, 11 sandwiches including the original Aqua Blue burger, 7 salads (including a chicken oriental salad that looks interesting) and 6 entree items. One of their most popular items from previous years, the slider trio, is gone. But it looks like some of the new things might make up for the loss.
In-season, Aqua Grill caters primarily (but not exclusively) to boys who like boys and girls who like girls — and those who love them. Show up at Aqua in your best beach togs for a fun time al fresco to see, be seen, and even maybe make a new friend (or two). Friday and Saturday nights at the peak of the season are always packed, and unless you get there early, you might stand in line for a half-hour or so. But you're on crowded and cruisy Baltimore Ave. in Rehoboth Beach on a weekend night. You will still have fun.
The huge outdoor deck/bar is at 57 Baltimore Avenue, on the north side near the intersection with Second Street by the water tower. It's directly across the street from Hobos restaurant. Aqua Grill is open 7 days in-season, with a popular brunch on Sundays. Dinner 7 nights in season, of course. (302) 226-9001 (L. (see previous), D., Bar). Price range: Moderate +.
See the Cheap Eats/Specials list for exact hours and food/drink specials for 2014. A new review is in the works. In the meantime,