Delaware May 19, 2018
These 9 Small Town Delaware Restaurants Will Serve You The Best Meal Of Your Life
When it comes to delicious dining experiences in Delaware, you don’t have to travel to Wilmington, Newark, or Dover! Our small town Delaware restaurants really show you the heart of Delmarva cuisine, and you’ll appreciate the hospitality of these hidden gems. Each restaurant on the list below serves up tasty food that has made them local legends.
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. JPs on the Wharf, Frederica
JP's Wharf is one of Delaware's iconic waterfront restaurants. Enjoy fresh-from-the-boat oysters and a handful of delicious entrees here, but be sure to save room for their famous strawberry pie!
Read more about this waterfront spot here
2. The Backyard, Milton
The Backyard is a family-friendly restaurant in Milton, where you can enjoy tasty burgers, fresh baked cookies and cakes, and lawn games out on their fenced in, grassy patio. This is a favorite, for sure!
Address: 211 Broadkill Rd., Milton, DE 19968
3. The Back Burner, Hockessin
The Back Burner is an elegant, historic restaurant in Hockessin. Treat yourself to a meal here to taste dishes you won't find anywhere else in Delaware, like this juicy, flavorful rhan duck breast
Address: 9586, 425 Hockessin Corner, Hockessin, DE 19707
4. Sully's Irish Pub, Middletown
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Sully's is a favorite stop for those who drive through downtown Middletown! They're famous for their half-and-half crab soup and their crab dip, which is served with deep fried pretzels, rather than chips.
Address: 12 W Main St., Middletown, DE 19709
5. Abbott's on Broad Creek, Laurel
Abbott's on Broad Creek is one of Delaware's most scenic spots to dine. Enjoy an elegant meal or a big, juicy burger here and it will be one of the highlights of your summer!
Address: 300 Delaware Ave., Laurel, DE 19956
6. Blue Water Grill, Millsboro
The Blue Water Grill is a hidden gem among small-town Delaware restaurants. Here, behind a humble storefront, you'll find the best pork chop in all of the state. They serve theirs baked, seasoned with seven spices, and bacon-roasted brussels and hand cut chips accompany it. There are plenty of other tasty seafood and steak dishes on the menu, but if it's your first time visiting, you've got to try the pork chop.
Address: 226 Main St., Millsboro, DE 19966
7. The Buttery, Lewes
The Buttery is an iconic spot in the small town of Lewes! Treat yourself to a gourmet meal while you're at the beach, and it'll just make your vacation that much better. You can try anything here and it's bound to delight your taste buds.
Address: 102 2nd St., Lewes, DE 19958
8. Woody's, Dewey Beach
There's no doubt about it — Woody's makes the best crab cakes in Delaware. When you visit this charming beach bar, you'll want to order up and see why this famous secret recipe has the whole state talking.
Address: 1904 Coastal Hwy., Dewey Beach, DE 19971
9. Sambo's Tavern, Leipsic
You can't get any better than picking crabs by the water, and Sambo's is the place to go for a crab feast in Delaware. Enjoy this 21+ tavern on a warm summer night and realize how lucky you are to live in this state.
Address: 283 Front St., Leipsic, DE 19901
Each of these restaurants is bound to become one of your favorites, so get started visiting them all! If you can’t get enough of Delaware’s small town, charm, gather your friends or family and
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