Romantic restaurants in Delaware are easy to find – from the upstate Brandywine Valley farmland to the quaint downtowns of Smyrna and Milford, you’ll find a great place to bring your date in every corner of the state. In most of these towns, you can spend a day exploring the streets, shopping, and enjoying nature before settling down at the table for an unforgettable meal. Next time you’re trying to think of a great date night spot, check out one of these cozy, romantic restaurants where you can enjoy some of the finest food in Delaware.
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1. Krazy Kat's, Montchanin
Located in The Inn at Montchanin Village and Spa, Krazy Kat's is a fine dining establishment that makes the perfect luxury date night. The food here is top notch, and the beautiful village of Montchanin is an incredible place to spend the day before your dinner out. You and your partner will love the atmosphere, and the attached Inn is perfect for an overnight getaway to top it all off.
528 Montchanin Rd, Montchanin, DE 19710
2. Eden, Rehoboth Beach
3. Timothy's of Newark
Hidden off of E Cleveland Street in Newark is Timothy's, a great place to take a date - if not for their amazing food, then at least for their amazing dessert!
4. 1861, Middletown
5. Caffe Gelato, Newark
6. Domaine Hudson, Wilmington
Please note, Domaine Hudson has permanently closed.
Sit down, relax, and enjoy wine pairings at one of the nicest restaurants in Delaware with your date. Domaine Hudson's atmosphere is quiet and romantic, and the food is out of this world!
7. The Drummer's Corner Jazz Lounge, Smyrna
Please note, The Drummer's Corner Jazz Lounge has permanently closed.
Jazz and romance go hand-in-hand, and you'll certainly agree once you step into the Drummer's Corner Jazz Lounge in Smyrna. Smooth music will accompany you and your date on an evening at the Drummer's Corner, making it unlike any other restaurant on this list. The food and service are top notch, and a night at Drummer's Corner is sure to be a hit. 4793 Wheatleys Pond Rd Smyrna, DE 19938
8. The Buttery, Lewes
Please note, The Buttery has permanently closed.
Sometimes, you and your date just want a great steak after a long day on the town. At the Buttery, you'll enjoy the quiet, cozy atmosphere after spending a day in Lewes, the best little town in Delaware. Make it a full day date and explore all that Lewes has to offer, and you'll be so glad that you did. Topping it off at the Buttery is a no-brainer - with some of the best food in Lewes located in an adorable, historic house, you really can't go wrong here. 102 2nd St, Lewes, DE 19958
9. Eclipse Bistro, Wilmington
Eclipse is a cozy, romantic restaurant where talented chefs will wow you and your date with their new takes on classic American dishes. A great wine selection and a commitment to "good, honest food" makes Eclipse Bistro a winner for romantic dining in Delaware.
1020 N Union St Wilmington, DE 19805
10. The Green Room at the Hotel DuPont, Wilmington
There's no other way to say it - the Green Room is breathtaking. Walking into the Hotel DuPont will make you feel like you've stepped back in time to the 1920s, and the ornate decor and impeccable service are the icing on the cake at this famous, classy establishment. After dining at nearly every fine restaurant in Delaware, I can say that nothing really compares to the entire experience at The Green Room. Romantic, quiet, cozy and perfect.
11th & Market Streets, Wilmington, DE 19801
11. Abbott's on Broad Creek
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Abbott's on Broad Creek is one of my favorite restaurants in Delaware, and the atmosphere is perfect for a romantic evening out. Incredible food and a view to die for make Abbott's a winner, every time.
300 Delaware Ave
Laurel, DE 19956
12. Bon Appetit, Seaford
Bon Appetit is the place to go for a romantic dinner in Seaford. The friendly, personal service is a highlight of this place - be sure to let them know if you're celebrating a special occasion, and the staff will go all out to make sure your night is perfect. The appetizers and entrees are always cooked perfectly, and you'll want to return to try everything on their menu.
312 High St, Seaford, DE 19973
13. Bacchus Wine Bar of Milton
Great dining and fine wine come together at this Milton masterpiece. Order some of their tapas to start and share delicious appetizers with your date before moving on to a full, freshly made entree. The fare here isn't as heavy as in some traditional restuarants, so you'll have plenty of room to sample wine along with your meal.
106 Union St Milton, DE 19968
Please note, Bacchus Wine Bar has permanently closed.
Great dining and fine wine come together at this Milton masterpiece. Order some of their tapas to start and share delicious appetizers with your date before moving on to a full, freshly made entree. The fare here isn't as heavy as in some traditional restaurants, so you'll have plenty of room to sample wine along with your meal. And of course, don't forget to find the perfect wine pairing for the gourmet chocolates they feature regularly! 106 Union St Milton, DE 19968
14. The Inn at Duck Creek, Smyrna
Please note, The Inn at Duck Creek has permanently closed.
This historic building is a great place to bring your date in downtown Smryna and is certainly one of the most romantic restaurants in Delaware. Reserve one of the tables with a view that overlooks downtown and enjoy incredible food that will have your taste buds jumping for joy. The cozy atmosphere is perfect for a night where you want to take your time and enjoy each others' company over a glass of wine and a delicious plate of fresh, gourmet food. 2 N Main St
Smyrna, DE 19977
Now, if fine dining establishments aren’t your cup of tea, be sure to check out our
top hole in the wall restaurants in Delaware. And, if you’re looking for the best of steak or seafood, we’ve got you covered, too. Here are seven of the best steakhouses in Delaware, and a dozen of the best seafood restaurants in Delaware. We like to make it easy for you to find the restaurant of your dreams, so you can spend less time searching and more time eating!