Think back to the best meal you’ve ever had – what made it so good? Was it the flavor, the texture, the freshness? Did the atmosphere of the restaurant make the experience extra special? If you want to relive that, try a tasty meal at any of these delicious Delaware restaurants that consistently serve up amazing food.
1. The Backyard, Milton
The Backyard serves up farm fresh meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but where they really shine is dessert. Their bakery might be the best in the state, and you've got to try their mudslide cookies! Be sure to visit in the warmer months so you can enjoy lawn games in their backyard.
Address: 211 Broadkill Rd, Milton, DE 19968
2. Striper Bites, Lewes
Striper Bites Bistro is one of the best little restaurants in Lewes.
Enjoy fresh seafood dishes and off-season specials like tasty sushi, or indulge in a seasonal farm to table dish. Every meal you have here will be one you'll remember!
Address: 107 Savannah Rd
3. 33 West, Dover
33 West is an ale house and pub that has taken Dover by storm. Enjoy hearty soup or an enormous burger at this hole in the wall on Loockerman Street that's sure to impress.
Address: 33 Loockerman St, Dover, DE 19904
4. Blue Moon, Rehoboth Beach
Where else in the world can you enjoy a gourmet dinner featuring unique dishes
and enjoy a drag show?
Blue Moon is a once in a lifetime experience,
and the food is out of this world. Address: 35 Baltimore Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
5. Bonz, Harrington
You may not have even realized this lovely steakhouse was hiding right in the Harrington casino!
Bonz is one of the finest steakhouses in the state, and you'll have an unforgettable meal here. Their surf and turf is delicious!
Address: 19952 US-13, Harrington, DE 19952
6. Capers and Lemons, Wilmington
This lively Italian restaurant and market is a Wilmington landmark. Fresh salads, homemade pasta, and savory sauces combine to make this classic Italian eatery one of the best. You can shop in the small Italian market on your way out and try making some of their tasty dishes on your own.
Address: 301 Little Falls Dr, Wilmington, DE 19808
7. The Green Room at the Hotel DuPont, Wilmington
Every Delawarean deserves to treat themselves once in a while, and a meal at the Green Room is the ultimate treat. This internationally recognized restaurant is Delaware's finest restaurant, and your mouth will be watering from the time you walk in.
Address: 42 W 11th St, Wilmington, DE 19801
8. Woody's, Dewey Beach
On the other end of the fanciness spectrum is Woody's in Dewey Beach. What it lacks in fancy decor it makes up for by serving the best crab cake in the country. If you don't believe me, you clearly haven't tried it.
Address: 1904 Coastal Hwy, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
9. Cantwell's Tavern, Odessa
Enjoy an old fashioned meal in this historic building in Odessa. Once the home of a stopover hotel for train travelers and shipbuilders, it's now a classic American tavern. The raw bar is a favorite of guests year round.
Address: 109 Main St, Odessa, DE 19730
10. Cool Springs, Dover
Cool Springs Fish Bar is the place to go for seafood in Dover. Enjoy fresh dishes made with the catch of the day, perfectly cooked scallops, and creative seafood entrees that will make you feel like you're on an Island in paradise.
Address: 2463 S State St, Dover, DE 19901
11. The House of William and Merry, Hockessin
The Chef at the House of William and Merry is always serving up creative dishes, like the mantis prawn and squid-ink gnocchi dish pictured above. While you may try to shy away from the more unusual dishes, you would be doing yourself a disservice not to try any of the daily specials that are whipped up just for you.
Address: 1336 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707
Of course, there are many more delicious Delaware restaurants where you might just have the best meal of your life. Take a look at our
2018 Delaware Restaurant Bucket List for some more dining inspiration!