Small town living is a staple of Delaware life, and we’ve got the boutique shops and Main Streets to show for it. Luckily for us, we’ve got amazing restaurants in even our tiniest towns, making Delaware one of the best states for foodies looking for hole in the wall restaurants.Next time you’re looking for a great meal, try one of these 9 Delaware Mom and Pop restaurants! They each serve up unforgettable, mouthwatering food in a small town atmosphere, and they’ll make you feel right at home.
1. Hall's Family Restaurant, Wyoming
Hall's Family Restaurant has been in Wyoming for as long as I can remember, and every time I've visited, I've had a hearty homestyle meal. No question, though, they shine when it's dessert time. I think I've driven all the way out to Wyoming just for their strawberry shortcake more times than I can count.
108 N Railroad Ave
2. Patty's Deli, Georgetown
Patty's Deli in Georgetown makes some of the biggest, juciest sandwiches in the state! You'll be greeted by friendly staff who will quickly whip up an order to help you put together an unforgettable picnic to bring to the Circle. Everything here is homemade and fresh, and they sell gourmet spices and sauces as well.
517 S Bedford St or 113 Market St
3. The Back Burner, Hockessin
The Back Burner is a historic restaurant that came to life when a couple wanted to recreate an old trackside train maintenance buidling. I guess it was a good idea, because the Back Burner still serves up delicious gourmet meals in a truly unique setting.
425 Hockessin Corner
Hockessin, DE 19707
4. Southern Grill of Ellendale
What can you say about the Southern Grill of Ellendale?
It's a Delaware favorite, and it always will be one of the best Delaware mom and pop restaurants. Try the muskrat, or just come home with a big slice of one of their homemade cakes.
13239 South Old State Road, Ellendale, DE 19941
5. Patsy's Restaurant, Bethany Beach
Patsy's Restaurant is a little off of the beaten path in Bethany Beach, so it's easily overlooked. Be sure to make a point to stop in, though, becaus they serve up fresh homemade dishes (like fried scallops over pea risotto) that will blow your tastebuds away.
121 Campbell Pl Bethany Beach, DE 19930
6. Warren's Station, Fenwick Island
Warren's Station presents itself as sort of a modified diner - you can choose from all of the homestyle classics you would expect, but don't discount their fresh seafood and delicious fish tacos. Plus, they make the best peach pie in a state that's known for making incredible peach pie.
1406 Coastal Hwy Fenwick Island, Delaware
7. The Odd Fellows Cafe, Smyrna
The Odd Fellows Cafe nearly gave me a heart attack earlier this week when it posted a "goodbye" on Facebook - luckily, they're just moving! This locally owned restuarant has been serving up the best dishes in Smyrna ever since Chef Willie took over the kitchen a few years ago, and it's no wonder they've got to move up to a larger space.
34 S Main St, Smyrna, Delaware 19977
8. Main Street Cafe, Harrington
Main Street Cafe is owned by two lovely ladies that have made it their goal to serve fresh, homemade food to everyone in the Harrington area. Their coconut pie is one of the best I've ever tried, and their pancakes are light and fluffy every time. Give them a visit for breakfast or lunch!
29 Commerce St
Harrington, DE 19952
9. Uncle Johns Smokehouse
Uncle John's Smokehouse is one of the best places in the state to grab brisket or a BBQ sandwich. In fact, I don't think I've had a better cheeseteak outside of Philly than the ones I've had here! Get ready to pig out when you visit this local hidden gem.
914 NW 10th. St.
There are so many amazing hole in the wall restaurants in Delaware that you’ve just got to make a list and dive right in – try starting with this one, and then moving along to
any of our other hole in the wall lists.
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