A third branch of Matt’s Fish Camp is arriving this summer at Fenwick Island.
The SoDel Concepts group’s seafood restaurant will open on the site of the former Ropewalk Fenwick Island at 700 Coastal Highway (Route 1). No date has been set.
The flagship location of Matt’s Fish Camp opened nine years ago in Bethany Beach. A second branch arrived in Lewes in 2016.
The idea for the restaurant was created by the late Matt Haley, the former chef of SoDel Concepts, who wanted an establishment with a focus on fresh, local seafood and coastal comfort classics.
Haley, who received the James Beard Humanitarian of the Year Award, died in 2014.
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Like the other two Matt’s Fish Camp locations, the Fenwick Island site will feature a menu that includes favorites such as colossal crab cakes and lobster rolls.
“With this new restaurant, we can continue to honor our founder Matt Haley, the restaurant’s namesake, and serve great food in a beautiful space along the Delaware coast. We will be open year round and offer dining inside and out, ”SoDel Concepts President Scott Kammerer said in a prepared statement.
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The owners of the Ropewalk restaurant chain plan to continue operating locations in Ocean City, Maryland; Chincoteague, Virginia; Baltimore, Maryland and Bethany.
The SoDel Concepts hotel group now operates 12 coastal restaurants in Sussex County.