1. Karibbean Grill, Smyrna
Please note, Karibbean Grill has permanently closed.
My mouth is watering just THINKING of the jerk chicken at Karibbean Grill. I think it's the best thing to ever come out of a smoker. Absolutely try this place. Like, today.
3114 S Dupont Blvd
2. Masala Kitchen, New Castle
Excellent Indian food is hiding at this tiny but popular restaurant. They have incredible deals and are always happy to serve their customers!
110 N Dupont Hwy
New Castle, DE 19720
3. Restaurant 55, Dover
Another great place to check out on State St. in Dover. Restaurant 55 updates its daily specials every day and is a great place to go for a drink and an incredible burger any time.
2461 S State St
4. Reel Fresh, Dover
Please note, Reel Fresh has permanently closed.
Reel Fresh is the local seafood hole-in-the-wall for everyone in Dover. Try the crabs and the burgers - you won't be disappointed.
1151 E Lebanon Rd
Dover, DE 19901
5. Sharky's Grill, Dewey Beach
Locals rave about nearly everything that's served at Sharky's Grill in Dewey Beach. Try one of their famous Cuban sandwiches - yum!
1508 Coastal Hwy.
Dewey Beach, DE
6. K & H Bagels, Rehoboth Beach
Please note, K & H Bagels has permanently closed.
It can be hard to find a hole-in-the-wall in a town that has such a tourist-driven economy, but K & H hides itself fairly well. If you've never eaten one of their bagels, you're in for a real treat. They're made fresh daily and they have an awesome variety each day. There's no better place to get breakfast sandwiches at the beach.
18675 Coastal Hwy
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
7. Meat Mechanics BBQ, Dover
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This tiny BBQ restaurant serves ribs straight out of the smoker and they're some of the best I've ever had. The rub and sauce they've figured out has lead to their BBQ being famous in the area. The other meats they make, as well as their side dishes, will have you coming back for more!
1040 S State Street
Dover, DE 19901
8. Taqueria Los Compadres, Newark
I think that I eat Mexican food way more than the average person, so I feel extra qualified to tell you that Taqueria Los Compadres cannot be beat. Absolutely amazing, authentic Mexican food - but the restaurant itself is easy to miss driving around Newark. Set aside time to check this place out - you'll be SO happy that you did.
2675 Kirkwood Hwy
Newark, DE 19711
9. Sakura Japanese Restaurant, Wilmington
Elsmere is a great neighborhood with many hole-in-the-wall restaurants, but Sakura stands out. They have excellent Japanese food and a super welcoming environment for everyone who walks in the door. Try this place for your next sushi date night!
1203 Kirkwood hwy
Wilmington, DE 19805
10. Kabab Corner, Dover
Who knew Dover had all of these great hidden gems? Kabab Korner is the epitome of hole-in-the-wall and you MUST check it out. You'd never expect to have the best Indian food in a tiny restaurant hidden on a busy highway, but here it is, in the fabulous little restaurant on Rt 13.
706 N DUPONT HWY
I’m so hungry now! I think I’ll stop by one of these places this weekend and treat myself. It’s a holiday weekend, so eating everything in sight at a Delaware hole in the wall is totally okay, right?
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