Delaware October 30, 2016
The Tiny Town In Delaware With The Most Mouthwatering Restaurant
Milton, Delaware is a tiny town in Sussex County that’s most famous for being the home of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, and for the charming Broadkill river that winds through downtown. The town itself is just over one square mile, and there are about 2,500 people living in Milton.
Milton was an important shipbuilding town in the late 1600s, 1700s and 1800s, but slowly faded in both population and business until very recently. Even just in the year 2000, the town had about half if the population it has today.
Milton may be tiny, but it certainly is not lacking in charm and, actually, food. One of the best restaurants in Delaware is located on the north end of town.
The town's location on the Broadkill River is what made it such an important and long-lasting town.
Because it was developed on the river, Milton has been home to many industries over the years - most notably, shipbuilding.
Milton's historic charm is preserved on the main street through town.
Rt. 5, or Union Street, divides the town and is the central hub of the beautiful "Main Street" area.
The reason most newcomers venture into Milton is the Dogfish Head Brewery Tour.
Flickr / Bernt Rostad
Called one of the top tours in America by USA Today, it's no wonder so many people visit Milton to get a taste of arguably the country's favorite Delaware export.
But the reason they keep coming back is The Backyard.
Visit this ridiculously awesome Delaware restaurant at
211 Broadkill Rd, Milton, DE
When you walk inside, you'll first notice the rustic 'farmhouse' decor...
...and then, you'll notice the incredible smells coming from the kitchen. Talk about mouthwatering!
In nice weather, the restaurant's eponymous back yard is open.
Facebook / The Backyard Milton
You can sit on the patio and enjoy a warm fall day or a just-chilly-enough fall night.
Of course, you'll notice the yard games all around.
From cornhole to lawn darts, the crew at the Backyard are all about having fun, and there are fun yard games that guests can play in the backyard.
But really, the kicker here is the food. From killer appetizers like this eggplant stack...
To mouthwatering entrees like this filet over risotto...
...or this incredible brick-oven pizza that might be the best in Delaware.
One thing that The Backyard takes pride in is their incredible homemade dessert selection.
With fresh baked cakes (like the Dr. Pepper cake above) and cookies (see below), the Bakery at the Backyard is the best one in Sussex County, for sure.
One other thing is for certain - you'll never leave The Backyard hungry, or in a bad mood.
Get yourself down to Milton, Delaware and see all the charm this tiny town has to offer, and while you're at it, stop by the Backyard for a meal you won't soon forget.
Do you love visiting small towns in Delaware for the incredible hidden treasures you’ll find there? If so, be sure to check out our list of
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