Though Fish On opened in Lewes over 10 years ago, the off-season Thursday night special ($1 raw oysters and $2 off all beers) started about two years ago according to Matt Patton (Director of Operations for SoDel Concepts).
It’s been a very popular event since and the enthusiasm for the off-season (roughly the end of September through the beginning of May) special and the crowd that filled the spacious restaurant located in the Villages of Five Points in Lewes, Delaware had no problems letting us know how appreciative they were when we spoke to them on camera.
We tried a variety of fresh oysters during our visit – all delicious. And we may have even made a potential convert out of our young assistant cameraman Evan Ulsh who braved the raw, regional delicacy for the first time.
Fish On Executive Chef Maurice Catlett discussed the difference between the oysters (the house oyster is called the Sweet Jesus – a milder oyster, with a clean, sweet taste) before we sampled one of the newer offerings – an out of this world dish, Scalloped Oysters prepared with bacon and béchamel sauce.
Like all of the SoDel Concept restaurants, there is a very strong work ethic that compels the staff to not only present delicious, non-pretentious and easily approachable entrees, but that also keeps them focused on loftier goals that reach into the community. For example, in 2014, Fish On partnered with Meals on Wheels of Lewes & Rehoboth – the homebound meal program who delivers over 100,000 meals each year to clients living in eastern Sussex County.
So, based on our experience, Fish On is a place where not only can you enjoy good food, you can also feel good about what you’re eating – on several levels.
For more information on Fish On, visit them online at www.fishon.bz.
Thanks to TwinFin Media’s Alexis Shaak for the evening’s photographs!