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The Cottage Cafe Restaurant

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33034 Coastal Hwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930
+1 302-539-8710
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Luther is a cool waiter doing a great job!

I like this place. There is nothing I can eat but my friends enjoy the food. Atmosphere, staff and location are excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Fresno, California
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  • Families with children
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English first
Townsend, Delaware
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130 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are long time advocates of this food stop. We even PLANNED our trip to pass through on TUESDAY CHICKEN NIGHT!! The best tasting chicken ever!! And at 10.99,probably the best value ever! Hanna did a great job. Can't wait to return.........

Thank HonestGuyDelaware
Fresno, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I like this place. There is nothing I can eat but my friends enjoy the food. Atmosphere, staff and location are excellent.

Thank RaymondtheRidge
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place, good food, good prices, great service. Cream of crab soup full of crab and tastey. Not too many choices in S Bethany, but this a good choice.

Thank buytobys
Millsboro, Delaware
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 12.99 Sunday Brunch proved to be a good value - a great assortment of choices, most of which were very tasty. Not a fan of the frozen french toast sticks or the tater tots (a very poor substitute for home fries), but the sweet potato casserole was to die for! The scrambled eggs and the fritatta were also delicious.... More 

Thank margarita6272015
Berlin, Maryland
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The desire to stop at Cottage Cafe and get the roast beef, Cuban Press & Dune Fries is always an excuse to go shopping in Rehobeth... Even if we don't shop in Rehobeth.

Thank Rick T
Baltimore, Maryland
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Bethany Beach on Halloween and decided on dinner at The Cottage Cafe. I'm glad we did, and I will return. The staff was into the holiday that night. The servers wore cute costumes (the best was the jellyfish), and the chef served pumpkin soup and roasted ham with a baked sweet potato. It was a chilly evening, so... More 

Thank LouiseQ
Bethany Beach, Delaware
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here before and had decent service and food but tonight was awful. Our server Emily was spacy and absent, she never checked on us, basically just took our drink and food order and disappeared. Someone else delivered our food, our plates were empty for 15 minutes before we were questioned about our check which we were in... More 

Thank Greggofbethany
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I stopped in on a rainy day to warm up a little. I asked our waiter if a shrimp scampi dish could be made without the spicy sauce, just grilled shrimp and pasta in a lemon butter sauce. He checked for me but said the cooks would not do that. Looked at the menu a second time... More 

Thank MrsBee73
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another delicious meal tonight at The Cottage Cafe and great service by Ritch. He makes it worth coming in. Knows our drinks without asking. The creamy pumpkin soup was, how do I put this nicely, awful. Everything else was superb. Mini muffins rock!

Thank Cindy L
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881 reviews
507 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,479 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was not my first visit to the Cottage Café. It is one of my favorites in the area, but I rarely make it down to Bethany Beach. The other day we were in Ocean City, MD and decided to stop at the Cottage Café for lunch on the way back to Rehoboth. We went in side and were seated... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33034 Coastal Hwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Bethany Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 302-539-8710

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?