sensational places to eat in Delaware. Article by Charles McCool for McCool Travel

Sensational Places to Eat in Delaware

On a couple of recent trips, the variety and quality of dining options in Delaware really surprised me. By no means is this an exhaustive list or represents the best places to eat in Delaware. I did not even include all of the great places I have eaten at in Dewey Beach and Bethany Beach. This is just a sampling of places I enjoyed and now share with you.

Some Sensational Places to Eat in Delaware

Krazy Kat’s

Montchanin Village is a very cool slice of Americana in the heart of Wilmington. The village is a restored 19th century hamlet created by the DuPont family, now with 11 historic buildings and 28 rooms to stay in. Krazy Kat’s restaurant resides in one of those buildings and offers eclectic fine dining featuring fresh and seasonal local cuisine. Their steaks, pork tenderloin, sides, and cocktails are krazy amazing.

sensational places to eat in Delaware. Article by Charles McCool for McCool Travel

welcome Kat at Krazy Kat’s in Wilmington, Delaware

sensational places to eat in Delaware. Article by Charles McCool for McCool Travel

Krazy Kat’s in Wilmington, Delaware

sensational places to eat in Delaware. Article by Charles McCool for McCool Travel

pork entree at Krazy Kat’s in Wilmington, Delaware

Krazy Kat’s: 528 Montchanin Road, Wilmington, DE 19710 Facebook

Abbott’s on Broad Creek

Everyone in my group—some first time diners and some frequent locals—raved about their food at Abbott’s. The crowd was lively during our visit with one large room hosting a murder mystery party. Sunday is prime rib/crab cake dinner but some locals probably go to Abbott’s every night.

sensational places to eat in Delaware. Article by Charles McCool for McCool Travel

shrimp and grits at Abbott’s Grill in Laurel, Delaware

Abbott’s on Broad Creek: 115 Delaware Avenue, Laurel, DE 19956 websiteFacebook

Brunch n’ Lunch

For some Southern yumminess from an up and coming chef, stop at Brunch n’ Lunch for a great lunch sandwich. No one in my group ordered the flagship Piggy Mac Ride, a burger topped with mac & cheese and bacon. My order, the Hot Chick—a crispy chicken sandwich with a spicy kick—was delicious.

sensational places to eat in Delaware. Article by Charles McCool for McCool Travel

classic burger and house made chips at Brunch n’ Lunch in Dover, Delaware

The Brunch n’ Lunch: 25 W Loockerman Street, Dover, DE 19904 | websiteFacebook

Crooked Hammock Craft Brewery

For a little slice of Jimmy Buffett in Delaware, head to Crooked Hammock. Crooked Hammock has great craft beer, live music, outdoor games, and yes, hammocks. My lunch Carolina pulled pork with a side of asparagus was very tasty. Oh, yeah, remember to order one of their craft beers.

sensational places to eat in Delaware. Article by Charles McCool for McCool Travel

front entrance to Crooked Hammock in Lewes, Delaware

sensational places to eat in Delaware. Article by Charles McCool for McCool Travel

pulled pork sandwich at Crooked Hammock Brewery

Crooked Hammock: 36707 Crooked Hammock Way, Lewes DE 19958 | websiteFacebook

Jimmy’s Grille

Peace, love, and chicken is the motto at Jimmy’s Grille, a local restaurant chain with three local locations. Mom said do not eat anything bigger than your head but the exception is the meringue on these pies.

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Jimmy’s Grille in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

sensational places to eat in Delaware. Article by Charles McCool for McCool Travel

lemon meringue pies at Jimmy’s Grille in Rehoboth Beach

Jimmy’s Grille: 19724 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 | websiteFacebook

The Drunk n’ Baker

Being 30 minutes early for a tasting appointment at the nearby Painted Stave Distillery (try their scrapple vodka!) gave me time to explore the small downtown in Smyrna. Glad I did because I found this place. Drunk n’ Baker creates baked good masterpieces the regular style and infused with alcohol.

sensational places to eat in Delaware. Article by Charles McCool for McCool Travel

baked goods at Drunk n’ Baker in Smyrna, Delaware

The Drunk n’ Baker: 1 N. Main Street, Smyrna, DE 19971 | websiteFacebook | Instagram

Chesapeake & Maine

Dogfish Brewery operates the Chesapeake & Maine restaurant in downtown Rehoboth Beach, known locally as C&M. True to its name, C&M serves classic seafood dishes from the local Chesapeake region AND from Maine, along with the complete line of Dogfish craft beers. Regretfully we did not order lobster rolls because we just came from Cape Cod but they looked magnificent.

sensational places to eat in Delaware. Article by Charles McCool for McCool Travel

appetizer at Chesapeake & Maine in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Photo by Julie from FuninFairfaxVA.com

Chesapeake & Maine: 316 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 | websiteFacebook

 


Let me know your suggestions of other sensational places to eat in Delaware.

For more Delaware funness, please see:

Surprising Delaware!

Fun Places to Kayak in US

Uniquely American Road Trips

Fascinating Small Town Museums in Northeastern US

A Delaware Getaway to Discover the First State

 


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