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December 29th, 2012

Fractured Prune, The Donut Shoppe, Specialty Donuts, Bagels, Breakfast Sandwiches, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Beaches, Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday


Fractured Prune opens at 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, during the winter.  I thought about them because when I looked at the house next door…..relatives visiting.  Lots of them for this holiday week-end.  When you have so many guests, and everyone gets up at different times of the morning….I guess brewing coffee and a box of donuts could calm them until the next meal.

I forgot to tell you that it is cold and rainy.  A long day.

Fractured Prune started in Ocean City, Maryland around 1976.  The one in Rehoboth Beach is owned by Jody and Diane Smith.  It is located on 20214 Coastal Highway (Rt. 1).  Tel. 302-227-0747.  Website?  You will not miss this location.  Purple and bright green colors!!  You can also find them on Facebook.

Besides donuts, they also have bagels and breakfast sandwiches all day long.

The donuts are hot-hand dipped donuts.  They are made to order. They are also the perfect size.


They offer specialty donuts, but, you can also create your own using a variety of glazes, toppings and sugars.


You can check their menu by visiting

Still in the Holiday mood, I chose Rainbow Sprinkles and Coffee Cake donuts.


The only problems with these warm delicious donuts is that they can become an addiction!

Have a great week-end….talk to you later.

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February 6th, 2010

Surf Bagel…”A Solid Menu and A Cool Place to Hang Out and Eat”…Restaurant…Review…Delaware Beaches…Lewes…



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While preparing for the impending blizzard, I decided that having lunch at Surf Bagel would be the thing to do on a gray day like Friday.  You could feel it in the air.  Groceries stores were packed; customers buying the necesssary staples for a snowed in week-end.

I only found out about Surf Bagel this past December when one of my sons got a bagel sandwich for breakfast.  It was delicious, so I put it on the back of my mind for a future post on this blog. 

Back on October 25th, I wrote about Ocean Side Pizzeria in Fenwick Island, and the substance of the blog, besides that establishment, was that all coastal towns have beach eateries.  They are dependable and we all love them.  In that same post I mentioned a few of the other beach eateries that I have enjoyed in the past.  For example in Ocean City, Maryland you will find Tommy’s Sub on 28th St. and Coastal Highway, also in Ocean City there is Anthony’s, and how can I forget the hamburgers and milk shakes at Hodad’s located on Newport Ave. in Ocean Beach, California.  Growing up in Puerto Rico the place to go was El Gaucho Burger on Ashford Ave.  Their Cubanos and Media Noches were tremendous.

So, to that group of beach eateries, I have to add Surf Bagel.


Surf Bagel is located at 17382 Coastal Highway, Lewes, DE.  It is at Five Points, between Best’s Ace Hardware and the Rock Pile.  The tel. is 302-644-1822.  The website is Hours of operation are weekdays from 6:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., Saturdays from 6:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. and on Sundays from 7:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

It is a colorful place greeting everyone with that big surfboard displaying their name.  Surf Bagel?  The Vitella brothers are natives.  Dave combined his love for surfing and bagels and the rest is history.  He then invited his brother, Tom, and this beach eatery has continued to thrive. 

During the so many years of surfing, a constant has been bagels; fuel for the body.  You know a bagel is a bread product, usually shaped by hand into the form of a ring.  It is first boiled for a short time in water and then baked.  It comes out dense, chewey, with a doughy interior and sometimes a browned and crispy exterior. 

The basic roll, with a hole design is hundreds of years old and besides providing for a more even cooking and baking of the dough; the hole is used to thread string or dowels through groups of bagels, allowing for easier handling.

It was invented before 1683 in Poland, for Lent, and in the 16th and first half of the 17th centuries it became a staple of the Polish national diet.

Surf Bagel is bigger than you think.  Plenty of seating to eat in but they do a big business with their carry-out service.   They offer business deliveries to lcoal establishments in the Lewes area, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., but only during the week.  You may fax your order to 302-644-8214. There is a $25 minimum.  Another service they provide is catering and you may call ahead for a variety of party trays.

Surf Bagel is very involved in the community, sponsoring sports events; the wall pictures and trophies can attest to that.

Bagels are only part of what you can get in this beach eatery.  There are breakfast sandwiches, subs, cheese steaks, pastries, wraps, salads, daily soups, all natural smoothies, coffees, and even a kid’s menu.

Today I chose one of their Tubular Wraps; the Flyin’ Hawaiian Wrap, which had grilled chicken, onions, pineapple and peppers, sauteed in Surf Bagel’s own Teriyaki BBQ sauce, topped with tomatoes and their 3 cheese blend.

While I was waiting for my wrap which really took no time at all, customers kept coming in.  A gentleman was sitting by himself enjoying his lunch and I started talking to him.  His name was Tom Vitella, one of the owners.  He was so nice and gracious and he told me that they had been in the business for about 6 years. Where have I been?  Too many places to discover in all these beach towns.

My wrap arrived and I will tell you that it was a messy one but it was worth it. Come on, some things like this wrap, or corn on the cob or ribs you have to get your hands dirty.  Look at the picture. I hate to admit it, but I ate the whole thing. The sauce was not too thick and not too thin, perfectly seasoned.

Flyin' Hawaiian Wrap

Flyin' Hawaiian Wrap

Inside the restaurant I felt like it was Summer, but then I opened the door and reality set in.

It reminded me that I still needed to get some salt for the driveway….Talk to you later….



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October 18th, 2009

At the Delaware Beaches…in the town of Rehoboth Beach…You will find Fractured Prune…Not your regular run of the mill Donut Shoppe…


Their Motto:  “You Create “em”, we Make “em”. You are not kidding!!  This donut shoppe is different and soooo good.

Fractured Prune is located on 20214 Coastal Highway (Rt. 1) in Rehoboth Beach.  Tel. 302-227-0747 and fax is 302-227-0748.  E-mail address: and website is:

Last night I wrote about that the only thing on my mind after the bad weather we were experiencing was breads and muffins. 

Then, this morning, as we woke up with the same type of weather, I thought that a drive over to Fractured Prune would be the start of a good day.

This business has been in operation in this area for 4 years.  As with other establishments, I pass by it every day.  I have not stopped in because I really did not want to eat donuts. Well, today I made for lost time. Really!!

You cannot miss Fractured Prune because the colors are purple and green.  Plus, with that name, your mind wonders….how did it get its name?  The following is a quote from their printed information:

“Back in 1976, when Tom Parshall purchased Josh’s 46th Street Market, he was thinking about a new name for his enterprise.  Several friends gave him suggestions, but he felt they all lacked imagination and individuality.  He had been reading through the abstract of the land he had bought and an unusual name caught his eye.  In the late 1800’s a woman named Prunella Shriek had owned much of the land in that area.  Tom didn’t think too much about it until one day he was browsing thru the Baltimore Library and came across a book titled “Ocean City Lore”.  As he looked through it, he was thrilled to see Prunella Shriek’s name with a paragraph devoted to her.

Even though she was in her seventies, Prunella was the only woman who competed with men in traditionally men’s sports such as ice skating races and skiing competitions.  She was an excellent tennis player and was county ping pong champion circa 1895.  Being older and somewhat brittle, she often returned from some of the more vigorous competitions in a wheel chair or on crutches.  Thus the township began to lovingly refer to her as “Fractured Prunella”.  When Tom read this, a voice in his head said,  “Hello”; he would name his new enterprise after this wonderful and spunky old lady and call it “Fractured Prune”.  And, there you have it, just in case you have been wondering about the name.

Fractured Prune is larger than you would expect with plenty of tables and even a large T.V.  You and your family can make yourselves comfortable here.000_0001

Donuts are made to order, in front of you; so warm; toppings and glazes are custom made.  No cold donuts are served.  I got to see how the process worked and here are a couple of the pictures.000_0005000_0006

000_0007For your first visit, you will be rewarded with a free donut.  Their signature donut is the O.C. Sand, which is a honey glaze, and cinnamon sugar.  So good, it melts in your mouth.

They have t-shirts and sweatshirts for sale with their logo and if you wear it, you will get a free donut.

At this time of the year, besides their 23 specialty donuts, they have added the Mom’s Hot Apple Pie & Pumpkin Spice with a choice of glazes:  Apple Butter Glaze or Pumpkin Spice Glaze, Graham Cracker Crumbs, Cinnamon Sugar.

One of their newest donuts soon to be on their menu, and I was lucky to try, was the Upsidedown Cake Donut.  It has the honey glaze, and cinnamon sugar and a pineapple ring on top.  The sweetness and the tartness of the fruit is a winning combination.

Coffee, juices, milk and other cold beverages are available, as well.

Believe it or not, they also have breakfast sandwiches and bagels and during the height of the summer season, it accounts for 12% – 15% of their sales.  This time of the year the warm donuts is what customers want.

Another type of sandwich to have in mind is the Prunewich, which is an egg sandwich made on a split donut.

This company is a franchise, all individually owned and operated.  My review is of the one located in Rehoboth Beach.  There are 10 in Maryland, 2 in Delaware, one in Florida, Mississippi and Ohio, 2 in PA, and 2 in Virginia.  For more info., please go to or call 866-369-3668.

It does not matter what business I go to review, always what stays in my mind is how the owners and employees have treated me during my visit.  Jody and Diane are the owners and operators and Judy works for them.  Their warmth and total belief in their product was a treat to see.

On this Sunday morning, on a gray day in the Delmarva Peninsula, the customers are coming in….Good Job!!


See you sooon…..

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