Delawareans love their family owned eateries, and these simple Delaware restaurants will make a lasting impression not because of their decor or elaborate architecture, but because their food will have you coming back for more, again and again.
1. 2 Fat Guys, Greenville or Hockessin
If you love fried food, you'll love dining at 2 Fat Guys. Their wings are my favorite in the state, their burgers are piled high with greasy, delicious toppings, and their milkshakes are delicious.
They do offer healthier options, too, and their salads are delicious.
Address: Greenville Center,
3801 Kennett Pike, Suite E120,
Greenville, DE 19807
701 Ace Memorial Dr.,
Hockessin, DE 19707
2. Goat Bar And Grill, Wilmington
When it comes to simple Delaware restaurants, Goat always comes to mind. This tiny hole-in-the-wall serves up some of the best, freshest food in the state! It's all hiding behind a nondescript storefront in a Wilmington strip mall. Once you've seen their menu and tried any of their creative dishes, you'll be sure to come back again and again.
Address: 1845 Marsh Rd
3. Sully's Irish Pub, Middletown
Sully's is one of those places that you drive by a million times... but when you do finally stop, you become a lifelong fan. Their crab dip is some of the best in Delaware, and everything they make is tasty and flavorful.
Address: 12 W Main St,
Middletown, Delaware 19709
4. Uncle John's Smokehouse, Milford
This roadside BBQ stand is one of the best simple Delaware restaurants you can find. Their delicious BBQ sandwiches and brisket are always perfectly smoked, and their homemade sides are always tasty.
Address: 914 NW 10th. St. Milford, Delaware
5. Hall's Family Restaurant
When you're looking for comfort food, head down to Hall's in Wyoming. This cozy spot serves up delicious diner standards and seasonal, homemade desserts. Their soup is the perfect way to warm up on a cold winter day.
Address: 108 N Railroad Ave,
6. Southern Grill of Ellendale
The Southern Grill of Ellendale is another local favorite. You can find just about anything to suit your tastes here, and you'll always feel welcome in this inviting restaurant. Fun fact, it's one of the only places in Delaware to still serve muskrat!
Address: 13239 South Old State Road, Ellendale, DE 19941
7. Locale BBQ Post, Wilmington
Locale BBQ Post is a hole in the wall spot in Wilmington that serves up some of the juciest, smokiest brisket you'll ever taste! Their ribs and chicken are delicious, too, and you'll want to come back here time after time to fulfil your BBQ cravings.
Address: 1014 Lincoln St Wilmington, DE
8. The Pickled Pig Pub, Rehoboth Beach
The Pickled Pig is a tiny bar in a Rehoboth Beach strip mall, and it's easy to drive right by! Be sure to make time to stop here for lunch or dinner, though. They serve up the best reuben in the state,
and their beer list is impressive.
Address: 18756 Coastal Hwy, Unit 3
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
9. Mariachi, Rehoboth Beach
Mariachi is a charming little Spanish and Mexican restaurant right in Rehoboth Beach. The lively atmosphere jives well with the tasty and colorful food that you'll love. Be sure to try their chile rellenos, they're some of the best you'll ever have.
Address: 14 Wilmington Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971