Most people don’t think about Delaware as foodie heaven, but then again, most people don’t think about Delaware as anything other than a short stretch of 95 between Philly and Baltimore, or as a drive-through state to get to our great beaches… I digress. Our little state has proven time and time again that some of the best restaurants in the Mid Atlantic are hiding in Delaware’s small cities and towns, so it shouldn’t surprise you that some of the best steakhouses can be found in the First State. These are steakhouses which will never disappoint you – a true cut above the rest! Make your next date night a truly memorable one, or celebrate your birthday or special occasion at any of these incredible, high class steakhouses in Delaware.
This list is not a ranking, by the way, just a collection of some of the finest restaurants in Delaware, where you’ll find the meal of a lifetime. Let us know which ones you’ve tried in the comments!
1. Sullivan's, Wilmington
Sullivan's is a classy steakhouse located off of 202 in Wilmington. Their food and service is first class, but the bar and lively atmosphere make this a unique experience for a steakhouse dinner. They're consistently ranked as one of the best steakhouses in Delaware, and it's obvious why, once you walk in and smell the place. OMG. You'll love the specials they run, like the famous "Sure Thing," where you can get a starter (soup or salad), one of their famous steaks, and a decadent dessert for just $44.
What to Order: The Sure Thing. Start with a Wedge or Ceasar Salad, and then choose the Filet Bordelaise with garlic horseradish mashed potatoes for your entree. Top it off with Black Velvet Cake for a delicious meal.
5525 Concord Pike
2. 1776, Rehoboth Beach
1776 is a classic steakhouse located in Rehoboth Beach. It's one of the finest restaurants on the coast, and you'll be happy with nearly everything you order. Their oysters and seafood are fresh and the cuts they select are tender and well-seasoned. The atmosphere is great, too - there's nothing better than a great steak while you're on vacation.
What to Order: Start with the Scallop Chips - they're unique and a great, light way to start the meal. For your steak, you can't miss The Barrel. It's a cut that 1776 is famous for, 10oz of juicy, flavorful steak served with potatoes and fresh vegetables. Oh, and I'm such a dessert person that I can never skip their creme brulee.
18585 Coastal Hwy
Rehoboth Beach, DE
3. Harry's Savoy Grill, Wilmington
Harry's Savoy is known for being a reliable place to get a great steak. This traditional dark-wood-floor steakhouse is exactly where you want to go when you're looking to indulge in a great cut of beef. Sunday-Thursday they offer a prix fixe menu, where you get a starter, a steak and a dessert for $35.
Wha to Order: You've got to start with a selection of oysters on the half from their raw bar - I love the Potters Moon and Salt Aire variations. Order yourself one of Harry's famous Prime Rib Au Jus for your meal - my mouth is watering just thinking about it! They've truly perfected the prime rib. Harry's has a rotation of delicious desserts available, so ask to see a menu when you get there. 2020 Naamans Rd
4. Brasserie Grill at the Hilton Christiana, Newark
The Brasserie Grill at the Hilton Christiana is Newark's finest steakhouse. Their three course prix fixe rotates weekly and costs $35, so you'll always have an affordable way to get a world-class meal when you're looking to treat yourself.
What to Order: Go for the prix fixe; you won't be disappointed. If you want a more traditional selection, start off with flash-fried calamari, indulge in a filet mignon, and finish off with one of their fresh dessert offerings. 100 Continental Dr
5. RedFire Grill & Steakhouse, Hockessin
RedFire Grill is a modern steakhouse in Hockessin specializing in serving dry-aged steak with some amazing flavors. They've got a full menu of starters that are to die for, and their dessert selection is top knotch as well. Occasionally, you'll be able to catch the Tomahawk Chop on the menu as a special - don't pass that up!
What to Order: I'm traditional, so I usually start with a Ceasar salad. If you're looking for a more substantial starter, their seared scallops are heavenly, and the cheesesteak spring rolls are some of the best I've ever had. For your entree, get the Tomahawk Chop if they have it - if they don't, you can never go wrong with their NY Strip Steak. It is SO flavorful! Their unique S'mores Bread Pudding is a great way to wrap up your meal. 400 Lantana Dr
6. Walter's, Wilmington
If you're super hungry, Walter's needs to be your go-to on Thursdays and Sundays. They've got a complimentary raw bar right now - yes, that's right! Who needs a salad bar when you can load up on Oysters, Shrimp and Clams? The raw bar isn't the only reason to go, though, this Wilmington staple has been serving up some of the best steaks in the state for years. You'll never have a bad meal at Walter's - so make a reservation and get over there for a kicked-up experience at one of the best steakhouses in Delaware.
What to Order: If you go on a Raw Bar night, load up! Their oysters on the half are delicious and SO fresh. Otherwise, start with one of their crabcakes or their rotating cheese board. For your entree, you've go to have a Delmonico here. It's probably the best Delmonico Steak I've had - and I've been to DelMonico's in Manhattan! Round it all off with a Cheesecake or slice of their Chocolate Cake. 802 N Union St, Wilmington, DE
7. Michele's, Dover
Michele's is the steakhouse at Dover Downs Casino, so it's easy to miss in the Dover area. That's a shame, because Michele's is a top-notch restaurant that will always leave you talking about your meal in a great way. Michele's is a great place to start a night out - have a great meal and then explore all that the Dover Downs casino has to offer!
What to Order: Their seasonal soup is always a great way to start here, and they've got traditional steakhouse salads that are farm fresh! You should spring for the Surf n Turf - the lobster tail is delicious and the filet is perfectly prepared. Add one of the 10 unique sauces and toppings that they offer, and you're set. You can also create your own 'surf n turf' by combining your favorite cut with jumbo lump crab meat, crab cakes, jumbo shrimp and more. Their dessert selection varies, but it's all delicious.
1131 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE
OMG – I can’t even stand it – I’m off to go splurge on a delicious steakhouse dinner! Which of these steakhouses in Delaware is your favorite?