SoDel Concepts President Scott Kammerer announced plans to open the company’s brand new restaurant, Matt’s Fish Camp Fenwick, at the former location of Ropewalk Fenwick Island, 700 Coastal Highway.
This will be the third location of Matt’s Fish Camp. The concept has become a favorite with locals and visitors to Delaware beaches over the past nine years with a simple menu that focuses on fresh local seafood and coastal comfort classics.
The owners of Ropewalk, who have enjoyed many years of success at the Fenwick location, will continue to operate the popular restaurant chain in their Ocean City, Chincoteague, Baltimore and Bethany locations.
Matt’s Fish Camp Fenwick’s menu will emulate that of other Matt’s Fish Camp locations with favorites like colossal crab cakes and lobster rolls, but will also feature chef-inspired dishes available only at the Fenwick location. The emphasis will remain on creating simple and beautiful dishes made with fresh, local ingredients.
Kammerer said: “We are really excited about this opportunity as a company. 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 all year round and offer indoor and outdoor dining.
SoDel Concepts is a multi-faceted, award-winning hotel group based in Rehoboth Beach with 12 coastal restaurants: Fish On and Matt’s Fish Camp in Lewes; The Baywood Clubhouse in Millsboro; Crust & Craft, Bluecoast Seafood Grill + Raw Bar, Thompson Island Brewing Company and Lupo Italian Kitchen in Rehoboth; Matt’s Fish Camp and Bluecoast Seafood Grill + Raw Bar at Bethany Beach; Northeastern seafood cuisine with ocean view; and Catch 54 and Papa Grande’s coastal taqueria on Fenwick Island.
Divisions of SoDel Concepts include Haley / Kammerer, a hospitality consultancy firm; and Highwater Management, a hotel management company; as well as SoDel Films; Matt’s Homemade Soda Co., a line of artisanal sodas; and SoDel Salts, a range of gourmet seasonings inspired by chefs.
Chef Matt Haley, recipient of the 2014 James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year Award, founded SoDel Concepts in 2004. Following his death in 2014, Scott Kammerer, President of SoDel Concepts, launched the SoDel Cares Fund in his honor . The association supports local organizations that help children, youth and adults at risk and the elderly. The main mission of SoDel Cares is to positively contribute to the communities in which SoDel Concepts operates. For more information, visit sodelconcepts.com.