Delaware February 05, 2017
9 Wildly Famous Restaurants In Delaware That Are Totally Worth The Hullabaloo
Most restaurants in the First State seem to fall into the “
best kept secret” category, because many people pass up our great state for restaurants on the Eastern Shore of Maryland or the Philadelphia area. That’s not a bad thing – it means we’re able to put out list after list of great hole in the wall restaurants. However, it does kind of mean that our best known restaurants are often looked at by Delawareans as touristy or cliche. There are a handful of famous Delaware restaurants, and they’re really worth the hype.
1. DiFebo's, Bethany Beach
DiFebo's in Bethany Beach is one of the most recognizable Italian restaurants in Delaware, and it's one of the best restaurants on the coast. Their signature veal chop, shown above, is always seasoned perfectly and cooked better than any I've ever had. There's a reason DiFebo's has been so popular for so long - check it out and find out for yourself.
789 Garfield Pkwy, Bethany Beach, DE
2. Charcoal Pit, Wilmington
There's no better place in Delaware to grab a classic sandwich, a big plate of fries, and a milkshake in an old fashioned diner setting. The Charcoal Pit makes amazing BLTs, burgers, and more.
2600 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803
3. Border Cafe, Newark
The giant EAT sign that you see as you head into Delaware is more than just a landmark - it's the sign for one of the highest rated restaurants in Delaware! Order the swordfish tacos or a giant quesadilla and you'll leave Border Cafe full and happy.
483 Stanton Christiana Rd
Newark, DE 19713
4. Caffe Gelato, Newark
Caffe Gelato, on Main Street in Newark, is famous throughout the state for their homemade ice cream and gourmet italian dishes. Everything that's served here is amazing - and yes, the gelato is worth a trip to Newark!
90 E Main St
Newark, DE 19711
5. Gus and Gus Place, Rehoboth Beach
Gus and Gus place in Rehoboth Beach has been serving up burgers, fried chicken, hot dogs and cheesesteaks for decades, and everyone who steps onto the boardwalk knows they need to stop by and grab a bite to eat. It's so worth it, even if you're full of fries and salt water taffy before you get there.
6. The Brick Hotel Restaurant
The Brick Hotel is historic hotel and tavern on the Circle in Georgetown that serves up great dishes in an unforgettable setting. Whether you join them for brunch, lunch or dinner, you'll love the view of the Circle and all of the happenings in Georgetown. This restaurant is worth stopping by on any trip down to Georgetown.
18 The Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947
7. Harry's Seafood Grill, Wilmington
Harry's Seafood Grill in Wilmington is one of the best known seafood spots in a state with a reputation for fresh catch. Try the seared tuna and you'll quickly see why Harry's Seafood Grill stands out.
101 S Market St
Wilmington, DE 19801
8. Jessop's Tavern, New Castle
Jessop's is Delaware's only themed restaurant, where servers dress in colonial clothes and serve colonial fare in historic New Castle. This tavern is more than just a tourist attraction, though, and the pot pies, oysters and shepherd's pie they serve are mouthwateringly delicious.
114 Delaware Street, New Castle, DE
9. The Green Room at Hotel DuPont, Wilmington
The Hotel DuPont is one of the most famous buidlings in Delaware, and their signature restaurant is also very well know. The Green Room is every Delawarean's first thought when it comes to truly gourmet dining, and it has been internationally revered since it first opened decades ago. Honestly, The Green Room can do no wrong - even the macaroons are out of this world.
11th & Market St
Wilmington, DE 19801
We’re lucky to live in such a foodie state. If you enjoy these restaurants and love the Delaware history and tradition of a landmark restaurant, you might want to tackle the
Delaware Culinary Trail. Eat at enough iconinc Delaware restaurants, and you’ll earn a First State Cookbook.