One of my favorite writers here in Rehoboth Beach opined that the Frogg Pond, "...like a chameleon, changes with the times...." She was waxing philosophical, of course (nothin' like a good waxing), but change can be good or bad, and over the years the Frogg Pond has certainly shuttled between good and bad when it comes to their menu. If the last couple of seasons are any indication, they are presently in "good" mode. One thing always remains the same, though: It's a fun place to hang out, sip a cocktail or a beer right out of the bottle, enjoy live music and nosh on OK bar food. Frogg Pond caters primarily (though by no means exclusively) to girls who like girls, and the general bent of the place (especially in the off-season) reflects that proclivity.
Owner Pete Borsari (of MIXX fame) keeps the place hoppin' with an interesting lineup of bands and DJs. The marquee changes weekly, of course, and on one of our visits we were fortunate to catch local crooner Viki Dee [pictured, right], complete with her expertly programmed computer sequences, great voice and beautiful smile.
We started with the Quesadilla and the Frogg Wings (the elusive Delaware Winged Frogg is indigenous to First St.). Flightless amphibians notwithstanding, the wings come with a choice of thirteen (count 'em- 13) sauces. As a wing purist, I had the "lethal." It's hot, alright, but The Foodie handles hot just fine. The not-so-pure ordered the Chesapeake (Old Bay) and Teriyaki. The key is delivering the wings while they're still crispy, and the Frogg Pond succeeds at that. Regulars here at RF know that The Foodie treks all the way to Fenwick Island for his preferred wings, but Frogg Pond's wings have flown almost to the top of the list. The Quesadilla was OK, but the tortilla was flaccid and could have been cooked a little longer. The star of the show in the salad department is the Frogg Cobb Salad (with the required bacon, egg, bleu cheese, etc.). A polite dollop of guacamole played well with the grilled chicken.
The burgers and the cheesesteaks are the things to get at Frogg Pond. One of my primary Foodettes had the Bacon Cheeseburger (generously portioned, juicy, and on a nice soft roll). On another visit two of my Foodies-in-Waiting had cheesesteaks: One beef (chopped "Philly" style), and one chicken. Both came out piping hot on a fresh roll with lots of darkly caramelized onions. Make the burgers and cheesesteaks your own with a choice of cheese and assorted toppings.
We've never ventured into the "dinner" menu. The place just screams burgers, cheesesteaks and wings. Have you had any of the entrees? If so, post your thoughts below (unless I get there first and beat you to it). At lunchtime (11am - 3pm) they tout "Lunch-O-Nomics": $5 burgers, cheesesteaks, sandwiches or a 10-pack of wings.
This is bar food, beer neons, a pool table, a very noisy crowd and loud music. So what could be more beachy!?! The Frogg Pond is at 3 S. First St., just off Rehoboth Ave. next to the Candy Kitchen and directly across from the side of First St. Station. Give 'em a call to find out what's happening (302-227-2234). Click here to check out the burger menu. (L., D., Bar) Price range (lunch & bar food): Moderate -.