Gary's Surf Spray Cafe

2000 DE-1, Dewey Beach
(302) 227-8519

Recent Comments

Trent T.

I really wanted to give Gary's a great review. However, service here is below par. Meals took extremely long to come out, and the staff were disorganized at best. One surprising thing to note, the menu is certainly a modern/millennial menu. Not a lot of meat/chicken options if any really, with the exception of the cheesesteak (turkey). On the bright side, when the food did come out we enjoyed everything. From the soft shell crab, to the ravioli, pretzel rods and everything. It was hot, crunchy, and full of flavor. Gary's, get your service in check and you can be one of the main players in Dewey beach!

Ric W.

We just left Gary's disappointed! The food was horrible! My husband ordered the hummus platter and I ordered the crab cake sandwich. First, the hummus platter, no flavor, just ground up chick peas and lemon juice, no olive oil, tahinis, garlic, etc., they called it a platter, so he was expecting some olives or something with it. also came with two slices of slimy lemon. Gross, the slimy lemons with white spots were served in the glass of water too! My crab fishy I couldn't even eat it. Waiter asked how things were so we were honest, he said he's going to get the kitchen manager to come out but she never came out. The waiter came back later and told us that the kitchen manager told him that the hummus tasted fine, and the crab cakes..that it was fresh. He just said sorry and brought out our bill. We paid and left, never will we be eating here or returning to Dewey.

Deborah Caiazza

I had a nice dinner and cocktails, the food was Delicious & the cocktails. we're so good. I Love this Place first time here. I recommend Gary's Dewey Beach Grill friends and I will be back again. the service was excellent and the bartender was also excellent didn't have to wait for anything. 5 Stars Rating.

Brenda Shaffer

great food and service! highly recommend!

Steve L.

Just stopped for Drinks. The have an extensive beer menu. I believe at least 10 drafts if not more. They even have their own small batch brewery which they proudly pour. The draft menu was not just cheap everyday beers. It contained many local and regional craft beers. The server at the bar was warm and friendly and we will definitely go back. Many locals and tourist hit this place regularly. I believe it was probably the most extensive beer menu we encountered at Dewey. I may be wrong but didn't find another establishment close that beat it.

Liz Dalton

Went there this weekend. Food was amazing, beer was amazing, and service was exceptional! Will definitely be coming back!

Jeff Kemske

My friends and I have always had a great experience at Gary’s. Friendly staff, great food. Oh and the customers are cool too especially our gang

Rob R.

Gary's is a Dewey beach institution. Laid back vide great drinks. The turkey burger , turkey cheesesteak, tuna and southwest chicken wrap are all outstanding for lunch. Bring a big appetite the portions are large. We always make sure to hit Gary's for lunch or dinner or just drinks when in town. Great vibe great food great service.

Tricia E.

We came across this place when looking for lunch options while visiting the beach. So glad we decided to stop at this little gem! Everything is grilled and they definitely have healthier options than most of the places on the beach. I had the turkey burger which was delicious (many times, turkey burgers tend to be dry, but this one was exactly the opposite)! My husband had the turkey cheesesteak which was also delicious and apparently what the restaurant is known for. I subbed the potato chips for homemade potato salad, which was the perfect side for my 4th of July meal! Our 3 and 1 year old truly enjoyed the face that they had crayons and a good sized kids menu (which they both ate some of the turkey burger and probably didn't need to order anything additional!) The bartender also brought them a bucket of vintage toy cars and dinosaurs to play with while they waited! This gave the hubby and I some time to enjoy our drinks-- the grapefruit crush was AMAZING (you could definitely tell that it was freshly squeezed)! They have a great beer selection as well. The policy is to go up to the counter to order before 3 pm, but the bartender saw that the line was long from people coming in off the beach who just picked up menus while in line (we were sitting at a table already) and he took my husband out of the long line and placed our order! Seriously 5 star service! We received a restaurant guide from our hotel and were very surprised that Gary's isn't in there. We are so glad we stumbled across this little gem!

Rebecca W.

O M G... Mike and Newman are so incredible, i need to have a selfie with them. Food was amazing. Beer selection was perfect, and the bloody was banging. Don't come here, because I want it all to myself and don't need them to be any busier.

Mimi I.

"It's Memorial Day weekend", she shouted after I had told her the potatoes in my potato salad were undercooked. While I can understand that this weekend is busy, I was left wondering if the waitress/bartender was tying to tell me that it took less time to cook potatoes on Memorial Day weekend than any other weekend. The " manager" came over to check in on us after the incident and made matters worse when he defended her rude remarks. The mediocre food is not worth the horrendous service.

Kristin R.

We have eaten here multiple times, both eating in and taking out, and have had good experiences each time. The food is very good, the service is always friendly and professional, and it's vegetarian and even vegan-friendly to boot! Additionally, one weekend as I was waiting for my takeout, I heard one of the bartenders chatting with a regular as if they'd known each other for years. It's clear that people who live here love this place as well - wish we didn't only get to go when we visit!

Katie D.

We stopped in here for carry out so we didn't leave the dog in the hotel too long. This is a nice little bar with some restaurant seating, I would definitely like to watch a sports game here in the future. The service was friendly and fast which was what we needed. We ordered the mozzarella cheesy bread and it was phenomenal! I had the shrimp and crab quesadilla it is was filled with lump crabmeat and freshly cooked shrimp. I was honestly surprised at the quality of the seafood. We also got an order of spinach ravioli which was mediocre, but that's to be expected when you take a vegetarian to a beach bar. We will definitely be back!

Patrick R.

Mediocre food, poor/slow service. Took a shot at this place because it was one of the few spots open in Dewey during the off-season.

Jeff Kirby

I was in a jam yesterday with my work schedule and had to grab something (I left my lunch in the office fridge in Lewes). I stopped in and ordered a turkey burger to go. When I tell you that it was the best turkey burger I’ve ever had in my life, I am not exaggerating. The meat was fresh not frozen and the bun was whole grain. DELICIOUS!

Nan R.

Very beachy kind of dive bar feel, really laid back. Food was good, prices were decent. Had the Sea Scallop ragout special, delightful flavors and just the right size. Also had the Dewey Maki Roll sushi. It was just okay, but it's not like this is a speciality sushi place! My boyfriend enjoyed the catfish he ordered.

Terri L.

It is obvious there is no care about customer service. I notified the manager there is a hair on my potato chip and he simply picked the chip out and threw it across the room. I was shocked there was no replacement until I went to the counter and asked for one. There was also very disturbing blackface statue with a KFC bucket on its head. I wouldn't recommend this place for anyone on vacation and I certainly wouldn't recommend it for any people of color.

Teresa A.

Thank goodness for Gary's! Me and 3 of my girlfriends were in Dewey for a show at the Bottle and Cork and needed to grab a quick bite beforehand and ended up at Gary's. We were running a little late so we were happy to see that they had a few tables open. The server was a young guy with long curly hair, I wish I knew his name because he was the BEST and made our quick dinner memorable! We told him our situation and put in a few apps within the first 30 seconds of us sitting down. He was shocked at our quick decision making and even complimented us on ordering all this favorite things on the menu! So we got... soft pretzels with cheese, the salmon bites, the chicken quesadilla, and the seafood quesadilla. The food came out quickly and it was the perfect meal before drinking the night away! My fav was the salmon bites, it even came on a little bed of seaweed salad. The seafood quesadilla was pretty awesome as well. For just a typical bar with typical bar food it fit the bill for what we needed. Nothing super fancy or anything to write home about but it was perfect for our situation. We ended our dinner with a round of shots and headed off to the show! The next time I am in Dewey I would do this all over again!

Kirk A.

Slow service took, there were only a few customers, tool 45 min for food to come out, waitress came back 20 minutes after food delivered to bring missing item. Food quality low. Alcohol service also slow.

Andrew G.

I am a heath nut. Gary's offers a lot of healthy alternatives for beach goers. You can sit inside, outside, or at the bar. I had grilled buffalo strips as an appetizer, which was non breaded covered in a great hot sauce. For lunch I had a grilled juicy turkey burger with avocado. There were so many healthy choices that intrigued me. I will definitely be going back for another lunch, if not dinner. Definitely recommend for a healthy lunch.

Gary's Surf Spray Cafe

2000 DE-1, Dewey Beach, DE 19971