Delaware April 20, 2017
These 11 Delaware Towns Might Be Tiny But Their Restaurants Are Fantastic
The cool thing about living in a state with so many small towns is discovering what these tiny towns have to offer! Sure, most people head to Dover, Wilmington or Rehoboth when they want a big night out, but you shouldn’t skip these small town Delaware restaurants just because they’re not in the middle of a busy, bustling city. How many of these have you tried?
1. Bethany Blues, Bethany Beach
Bethany Blues serves up some of the best BBQ in the state! I love the brisket and can't get enough of their collard greens.
6 N Pennsylvania Ave, Bethany Beach, DE 19930
2. Crabcake Factory, Selbyville
I'm sure some readers will comment about how Crabcake Factory is a Maryland establishment - and to those readers, I guess you've never wanted the BEST bloody mary when you've been in Fenwick, huh? Crabcake Factory, Bayside (in Selbyville) is a great place to grab a relaxing meal during the day or to hang out with friends at night.
37314 Lighthouse Rd, Selbyville, DE 19975
3. Abbott's on Broad Creek
Abbott's on Broad Creek is one of my favorite restaurants in Delaware! The food is delicious and the outdoor deck is a great place to grab a meal in the summer. Plus, the little town of Laurel is
completely surrounded by natural beauty
300 Delaware Ave, Laurel, DE 19956
4. Woody's, Dewey Beach
Woody's isn't quite as serene as the waterfront deck at Abbott's, but the crab cakes here are the best in the state (and better than most Maryland restaurants!) The cozy atmosphere is fun and light, and it's a great place to roll into after a day on the beach at Dewey.
1904 Coastal Highway 1, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
5. Blue Water Grill, Millsboro
Blue Water Grill is a little hidden gem on main street in Millsboro, where they serve up some delicious seafood. If you're looking for the best kept secret of small town Delaware restaurants, this is it.
226 Main St, Millsboro, DE 19966
6. Cantwell's Tavern, Odessa
Cantwell's Tavern is one of the oldest restaurants in Delaware! It's been running, with various tenants, as a tavern for over 100 years. The food here is great, and you can't beat their Ahi Tuna small plate on $5 tapas night.
109 Main St, Odessa, DE 19730
7. Westside Restaurant, Milford
Westside is one of the best diners in Delaware, and they serve up comfort food and homemade dessert that will remind you of home - if your home had a gourmet pastry chef. If you haven't been to this delightful spot, be sure to stop in this spring.
101 S Maple Ave
Milford, Delaware, DE 19963
8. Lewinsky's on Clinton, Delaware City
Does the name "Lewinsky's on Clinton" ever get old? Not to me. This Delaware City landmark serves up one of the best brunches in Delaware, and it's worth the hike if you're coming from elsewhere in the state. I can never seem to get enough of their bloody mary bar or their seasonal, creative french toast.
92 Clinton St, Delaware City, DE 19706
9. The Backyard, Milton
The Backyard is one of the best small town restaurants in Delaware! From their desserts (made from scratch every day!) to their eggplant appetizer, to the unbelievable burgers that'll leave you full and happy - the Backyard has it all.
211 Broadkill Rd, Milton, DE 19968
10. Sambo's Tavern, Leipsic
Sambo's Tavern is the go-to for crabs if you're within an hour of Leipsic! There's a reason this tiny fishing town is the destination for people looking to get their crab fix. They'll steam them to order... no reheating here! Pick your size and pick how many you want - and then get to picking those crabs.
283 Front St, Leipsic, DE 19901
11. JP's on the Wharf, Frederica
JP's is right on the water in the charming little town of Bowers Beach. Fresh seafood comes in right off the boats to the deck you're sitting on. Be sure to try their famous strawberry pie!
201 Hubbard Ave, Frederica, DE 19946
There’s so much to love about Delaware’s small towns, even beyond the charming restaurants that call them home. Did you know there’s an entire utopian small town right in New Castle County? It’s called Arden, and
it’s straight out of a storybook. Check it out!