A diner's oversize booths and oversize pies have long been a beacon of hope for teens dumped after prom and frowny clowns looking for new novelty-size props. Take refuge in the crispy crust of an old-fashioned eatery with today's Groupon: for $17, you get $35 worth of comfort fare and drinks at Betty's Pure and Simple in Rehoboth Beach.
Created by restaurateur Matt Haley and staffed by talented chefs, Betty's Pure and Simple refines classic American comfort fare for the palate of the present. Start the meal with crab-stuffed mushrooms with lemon mayonnaise ($9) or a savory serving of bacon and cheddar tots ($6). Move forward with the braised beef short rib stroganoff ($18) or the buttermilk fried chicken on waffles with ham gravy, which captures taste buds in its vaguely belgian embrace ($16).
In keeping with the spirit of modernized Americana, pop art by local painters and diner-style booths line the spacious eating area and all diners are required to refer to each other as "Daddy-O." Thirsty Clydes can chose any bottle on the extensive wine list to help wash down the fare, along with cocktails such as Girl Friday, made of Bombay Sapphire with olive juice and olives ($11) or a Porch Swing, which rocks sweet-tea vodka and house lemonade ($8).
18585 Coastal Highway
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971Get Directions