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Big Oyster Brewery, the seafood-driven brewpub concept from Rehoboth Beach-based Fins Hospitality Group, is set to open at Rookery North this September as part of the once-ailing golf course’s massive redevelopment project, according to a recent article in the Delaware Business Times.
A representative of Fins Hospitality Group could not immediately be reached for comment.
Affectionately referred to as Big Oyster at the Links, the restaurant is due to open in conjunction with the first nine holes of the course, with plans to finish the back nine by June 2024.
In an interview with the Delaware Business Times, Fins Hospitality Group owner Jeff Hamer said, “We’re going to need complete renovations for the kitchen and the existing pro-shop, because it’s going to need some work,” adding, “I’m really excited about this, because Milford is an exceptional community that needs a place to go and gather, and we’re hoping to fill that need.”
Fins Hospitality Group – which also operates Fins Fish House & Raw Bar as well as Claws Seafood House – opened the first Big Oyster Brewery in 2015. Within three short years, the brewery portion of Big Oyster was named the second fastest-growing craft brewer by none other than The Brewer’s Association.
The new location, which will inhabit a $2 million renovated clubhouse, is said to have 200 seats, where guests can tuck into the restaurant’s reliable menu of seafood and comfort food classics such as Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, a Famous Fried Oyster Po’Boy, the Steam Pot Combo, or any of its signature B.O.B Mac & Cheese Bakes.
“I don’t think the amenities are quite there for the population in Milford,” Hamer told the Delaware Business Times. “So many people have been priced out of the beach, and yet they have to drive either there or to Dover for a nice restaurant. And the beach communities are getting a little saturated with these concepts.”