Barbecue in Bethany Beach

Bethany Blues BBQ

For a nice change of pace from the usual seafood fare, this spot has falling-off-the-bone ribs and pulled-pork sandwiches. There's also a general boozy vibe, constituting one of the few nightlife-y options in Bethan…
Deli in Wilmington

Leo & Jimmy's Deli

This deli is a Wilmington standby, well-loved for its excellent sandwiches and service – friendly with just the right touch of endearing surliness.
American in New Castle

Jessop's Tavern

Serves up Dutch pot roast, 'Pilgrim's Feast' (oven-roasted turkey with all the fixings) and Belgian beers in a colonial atmosphere.
Seafood in Lewes


Across the drawbridge, the Wharf has a relaxing waterfront location, and serves a big selection of seafood and pub grub. Live music on weekends.
Seafood in Rehoboth Beach

Henlopen City Oyster House

Seafood lovers won't want to miss this elegant spot, where an enticing raw bar and mouth-watering seafood dishes draw crowds (arrive early; no reservations). Good microbrews, cocktails and wine selections.
Pub Food in Wilmington

Iron Hill Brewery

The spacious and airy multilevel Iron Hill Brewery is set in a converted brick warehouse on the riverfront. Satisfying microbrews go nicely with hearty pub grub.
American in New Castle

Dog House

This unassuming counter-top diner on the outskirts of New Castle might be the best dining option in town. Don't be fooled by the name; while this place does hot dogs and does them exceedingly well (the chili dogs ar…
Indian in Dover

Flavors of India

To say this place is an unexpected delight would be the grossest understatement. First: it's in a Super 8 Motel off the highway. Second: it's great. The standards – vindaloos and kormas and tikka masalas – are all w…
Pub Food in Dover

Golden Fleece

The best bar in Dover also serves up some good food. First priority is maintaining the atmosphere of an old English pub, which meshes well with the surrounding red-brick Dover historical center. Has an outdoor patio…
Latin American in Delaware

Restaurante Mi Laurita

Georgetown has a big Latin American population, and this is where they eat. Dishes are as cheap, delicious and fresh as the best street food south of the border – that's a compliment. Give 'em credit for serving tac…