Delaware June 02, 2018
10 Hometown Restaurants In Delaware That Will Take You Back In Time
When it comes to dining, these hometown Delaware restaurants serve up meals made from scratch in familiar surroundings. Stop by and enjoy dinner and be whisked away to a time when local, family-owned restaurants ruled the state.
Please note, Captain Mac’s Fish House is temporarily closed.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:
1. Attilio's, Wilmington
Ristorante Attilio - known to locals just as Attilio's - is one of the best Italian restaurants in the country! Enjoy their homemade lasagna or any of their pasta dishes for a treat that will bring you straight back to your grandma's Sunday kitchen.
Address: 1900 Lancaster Ave., Wilmington, DE 19805
2. Angelo's, Wilmington
Angelo's is another Wilmington legend. The pancakes here are always perfect, and you can get a club sandwich that seems like it's a mile high if you stop by for lunch. Enjoy this spot from the counter for a truly nostalgic experience.
Address: 1722 N Scott St., Wilmington, DE
3. Frederica Pizza & Pasta House
In a state that can make it difficult to find good pizza (no thank you, Grotto's), you can always count on a delicious, handmade pie or turnover here. Frederica Pizza and Pasta house is one of the most underrated spots in the state.
Address: 1491 Frederica Rd., Frederica, DE 19946
4. The Buttery, Lewes
Please note, The Buttery has permanently closed.
The Buttery is a classy, old fashioned bistro in the heart of Lewes. You'll want to stop by every time you're in town to relive your childhood memories of visiting this place while on vacation. Address: 102 2nd St., Lewes, DE
5. Southern Grill of Ellendale
Southern Grill is about as iconic as you can get when it comes to small town Delaware restaurants. Join them for their musket dinner, if you're brave enough...
Address: 711 Main St, Ellendale, DE 19941
6. Captain Mac's Fish House
Captain Mac's is a fish house that is so loved by locals. Forget the touristy places, sit down on a picnic table in their colorful porch room and pig out on fresh caught fish all summer long.
Address: 37320 Lighthouse Rd. Selbyville, DE 19975
7. Sambo's Tavern, Leipsic
Sambo's is a good, old-fashioned crab shack where you'll pick crabs over newspaper and make a huge mess. Pair your feast with some cheap beer and you'll feel like you're at a family crab fest any time.
Address: 283 Front St., Leipsic, DE 19901
8. Mrs. Robino's, Wilmington
Mrs. Robino's Italian Restaurant has been serving up classic Italian dishes for longer than I've been alive! Their homemade pastas and sauces will bring you back in time.
Address: 520 N Union St, Wilmington, DE 19805
9. Westside Restaurant, Milford
Westside Restaurant is a classic, old-fashioned diner where you can sit at the counter or in a comfortable booth. Come here for a breakfast featuring scrapple, eggs, hashbrowns and bacon and leave with a full stomach and happy tastebuds.
Address: 101 S Maple Ave, Milford, DE 19963
10. The Backyard, Milton
The Backyard is the place to relax on a warm summer night! Enjoy yard games and delicious American food while you sit out on their grassy patio. You'll want to save room for desserts - they make them from scratch!
Address: 211 Broadkill Rd., Milton, DE 19968
What’s your favorite hometown spot in the First State? There’s always a great dining spot waiting to be discovered here! For some of my favorite best-kept-secrets, read
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