Delaware’s small towns are hiding some amazing restaurants. It’s possible to drive through all of Delaware and never realize these hidden Delaware restaurants are right around the corner. Try someplace new this year and dine at these little-known, hard to find First State spots.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Krazy Kat's at the Inn at Montchanin
Krazy Kat's is a French, cat-themed restaurant hiding at the Inn at Montchanin Village. You don't have to be a guest to visit the restaurant, and you'll love the fresh and flavorful gourmet options they'll prepare for you.
Address: 528 Montchanin Rd, Montchanin, DE 19710
2. Market Bar at the Hilton Christiana
When it comes to a great brunch, can you really top this bananas foster cheesecake french toast? Market Bar, hiding at the Hilton Christiana hotel,
really knows how to do brunch! Their happy hour specials and bar food is great,
too. You'd be surprised at how amazing everything at this hotel restaurant tastes.
Address: 100 Continental Dr, Newark, DE 19713
3. St. Georges Country Store
St. Georges Country Store is a tiny, hard to find general store that's actually hiding an entire cajun restaurant. There's often live music, and the crab bisque is among the best you'll ever have.
Address: 1 Delaware Street in Saint Georges, Delaware 19733
Boondocks is quite literally in the boondocks! Though it has a Smyrna address,
it's really in the middle of a cornfield miles from town. It's worth the drive for their famously seasoned crabs and signature "swamp water" drink.
Be sure to bring a designated driver!
Address: 825 Lighthouse Rd, Smyrna, DE 19977
5. Sambo's Tavern
Sambo's Tavern is another middle-of-nowhere crab shack on the Leipsic River.
It's a 21 and over establishment and the crabs come in right off of the boats that dock here,
which makes their crabs some of the best in the state. You'll love the rowdy atmosphere as you pick crabs with friends and family.
283 Front St,
Leipsic, Delaware 19901
Farm A Sea is a farm to table restaurant hiding in the Four Points Hotel in Newark. The lively bar is busy during happy hour, and the dinner specials will make your mouth water. Everything here, from the seafood to the tacos, is locally sourced and the menu is seasonal.
Address: 56 S Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702
7. Nora Lee's French Quarter
Nora Lee's isn't exactly hidden, but it's easy to walk by on busy Delaware street. If you don't step in here,
you're really missing out. The lively, New Orleans themed restaurant serves up delicious cajun dishes in a setting that will make you feel like you've traveled down to the gulf!
Address: 124 Delaware St, New Castle, DE 19720
8. The Grille at Back Creek
The Grill at Back Creek is located at Back Creek Golf Course, way out in western Middletown.
If you didn't know about it, don't feel bad - it's really hidden! The food they serve here - from fresh, award winning crabcakes to burgers the size of your face - will keep you coming back for more. Plus, you can't beat the serene view of the scenic course.
Address: 101 Back Creek Dr,
Middletown, Delaware 19709
9. Wilson's General Store
Wilson's in Georgetown is a family-run general store that sells chips, snacks, drinks and guns.
What you might not know, though, is that their griddle cooks serve some of the best breakfast sandwiches in the state! Try their scrapple and egg sandwich on Texas Toast and this will quickly become your favorite breakfast stop.
Address: 24730 Springfield Rd