Third location for popular seafood/coastal comfort eatery
From: Cape Gazette
SoDel Concepts President Scott Kammerer announced the plan to open the company’s newest restaurant, Matt’s Fish Camp Fenwick, in the former location of Ropewalk Fenwick Island, 700 Coastal Highway.
This will be the third Matt’s Fish Camp location. The concept has become a favorite of locals and visitors to the 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 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.
The menu at Matt’s Fish Camp Fenwick will emulate that of the other Matt’s Fish Camp locations with favorites like colossal crab cakes and lobster rolls, but will also feature some chef-inspired dishes available only at the Fenwick location. The emphasis will remain on creating beautiful, simple food using fresh, local ingredients.
Kammerer said, “We are really excited about this opportunity as a company. With this new restaurant, we can continue to pay tribute to our founder Matt Haley, the restaurant’s namesake, and serve great food in a beautiful space along Delaware’s coast. We will be open year-round, and will offer indoor and outdoor dining.”
SoDel Concepts is a multifaceted, award-winning hospitality group based in Rehoboth Beach with 12 coastal restaurants: Fish On and Matt’s Fish Camp in Lewes; The Clubhouse at Baywood 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 in Bethany Beach; NorthEast Seafood Kitchen in Ocean View; and Catch 54 and Papa Grande’s Coastal Taqueria in Fenwick Island.
SoDel Concepts’ divisions include Haley/Kammerer, a hospitality consulting firm; and Highwater Management, a hospitality management company; as well as SoDel Films; Matt’s Homemade Soda Co., a line of artisanal sodas; and SoDel Salts, a line of chef-inspired gourmet seasonings.
Chef Matt Haley, the recipient of the James Beard Foundation’s 2014 Humanitarian of the Year Award, founded SoDel Concepts in 2004. After his death in 2014, Scott Kammerer, SoDel Concepts president, started the SoDel Cares Fund in his honor. The nonprofit supports local organizations that assist children, at-risk youth and adults, and the elderly. SoDel Cares’ primary mission is to contribute in a positive way to the communities in which SoDel Concepts does business. For more information, visit sodelconcepts.com.