When and Where to Try 3 New Starboard Restaurants, Bethany Blues

Steve “Monty” Montgomery may be the busiest person on Delaware beaches right now.

The owner of legendary Dewey Beach bar The Starboard is opening no less than three new restaurants in the coming weeks, and he’s tackling one aspect of the staff shortage in a new way.

Starboard Sauced, a pizzeria and sub-shop, will be located in Mama Celeste’s former building on the Coastal Highway in Dewey Beach. Starboard Claw, a seafood restaurant, will open across the street in the former location of Hammerheads. Down the street in Rehoboth Beach, Montgomery will open Downtown Blues in the original Nicola Pizza building on First Street.

The three new restaurants join others that Montgomery already co-owns: Bethany Blues in Bethany Beach and Lewes, The Starboard and Starboard Raw in Dewey Beach, and Nick’s Fish House in Baltimore.

Yet there is still a lack of affordable employee housing on Delaware beaches, according to Montgomery and many other business owners. In order to retain the staff who have been crucial to his success, he said, longtime Starboard and Bethany Blues employees are in the process of taking ownership at his three new restaurants.

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