Eggs…with a gourmet twist.
Egg Rehoboth now occupies the space formerly known as McQuay’s Market in Rehoboth Beach, Del., serving Acai Bowls, Egg Burgers and Lemon Curd Crepes, among many other gourmet inspired dishes.
Egg Rehoboth is the first business Missi Moore has owned but she says it has been a dream for as long as she can remember.
“I’ve always had it in the back of my head that I’ve wanted to open my own my restaurant,” Moore says. “I love decorating and design just as much as the food aspect.”
Moore, originally from Newcastle County, spent her summers traveling to the beach and took a liking to Rehoboth. During her many trips to the resort town, the restaurant scene stood out to her but she couldn’t find a breakfast spot to catch her eye.
About four years ago, plans for Egg Rehoboth started to form. Moore knew what she would serve and she was searching for the perfect destination.
“I looked and looked until I found this spot,” Moore says. “I always liked the history of McQuay’s Market and I loved the building so I thought I can make it really cool inside.”
Moore enlisted the help from her Uncle Charlie, a local Carpenter, and turned Egg Rehoboth into her dream location.
After just four weeks in business, Moore says she’s ‘tickled’ with the local response, claiming she’s had as many as 300 guests in the restaurant on an off-season Sunday morning.
“The most exciting part was actually getting open and seeing the response from the public and my customers. I always thought this was a great idea but I’m so glad to see my customers think so too.”
According to Moore, a crowd favorite on the menu is ‘The McQuay,’ barley sauteed with fresh spinach, roasted gold and red beets, carrots & panko-crusted goat cheese topped with sunnyside-up egg & toast.
“It’s something healthy but interesting at the same time,” Moore claims.
Another popular menu item is the ‘Not Your Average Biscuits and Gravy,’ Merrie’s housemade buttermilk biscuits with “super sagey” sausage gravy.
The Rehoboth Beach bushiness owner says she is very particular about the ingredients used in her dishes, stating freshness is everything and everything is made in house.
Moore says since the business is small, Egg Rehoboth is able to use all family recipes and incorporate specials daily. In addition, Moore says most of the restaurant’s staff includes close friends, friends of her children and locals.
“It’s been a successful upstart and I hope it goes up from here,” Moore says.
To learn more about Egg Rehoboth, visit www.eggrehoboth.com.