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All 66 Bethany Beach Restaurants

The Cottage Cafe Restaurant

Route 1, Bethany Beach, DE 19930
302-539-8710
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Ranked #19 of 66 Restaurants in Bethany Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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English first
St. Catharines, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed this Restaurant.It had daily specials which the wife and I took advantage of and a host of special beach drinks.Highly recommended and glad we went off season because we hear there is a two and a half hour wait in peak season/

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DuneFries, Owner at The Cottage Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You Holidayer7!! Come try us in the summertime also. We now have call ahead seating. More 

Joppa, Maryland
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Not only was the food execellent our waiter, Laric, did an outstanding job with a group of 19 people. Plenty of dinner specials and several of us tried & enjoyed them.

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DuneFries, Owner at The Cottage Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Targated!!!! More 

Fairfax, Virginia
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This place is a year round staple of the limited options in Bethany Beach. The food is always lukewarm to just plain room temp. Doesn't matter -- their signature turkey dinner, the Poffen Burger, the pot roast, the pasta -- just plain old cold. Go to the Cottage Café only for 1. salads; 2. the fiery fingers; 3. drinks. As... More 

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DuneFries, Owner at The Cottage Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Mike, I read about your cold Dune fries complaint in our manager log book from Sunday. As you can see we take every complaint seriously and do our best to address all concerns. I have gone over with our staff the importance of making sure all food is hot and fresh coming out of the kitchen. I believe you... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The best place I have ever dined, The food was great and also the service.We have dined their several times and is alwasy great. I only wish it was much closer to our house. When we are at the beach we alswayd eat at the Cottage Cafe.

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DuneFries, Owner at The Cottage Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Joseph!!!!! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

There is nothing special about this place. It is a tourist trap. It has a good location, but it is downhill from there. The food is passable, and the service is weak. My food was supposed to be hot, but was serve iced cold. A request to heat it up, returned the food overlooked. There are many other restaurants in... More 

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DuneFries, Owner at The Cottage Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Mary Dot J, Thank you for the great review! It is really appreciated! More 

Owings Mills, Maryland
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89 reviews 89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Even on a Wednesday in December at a mid Atlantic beach resort, (temperature around freezing!) this restaurant was busy! The food is always good, generous portions, and well prepared. The service is friendly, quick, and attentive. Will always go back when in town!

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DuneFries, Owner at The Cottage Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Mary Dot J, Thank you for the Great Recommendation! We appreciate your business. The great reviews help us know that while it is important to constantly evaluate what we are doing wrong, it is equally important to receive the pat on the back for all the things we do right! I know when I share your review with my... More 

mays landing, NJ
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My mom lives in Ocean View. When my husband goes down to repair something on her house, he lives for the end of the weekend because he knows she is taking him here to eat. I miss out on it because I almost always work weekends. I love the crab soup as did my dad before he passed. If they... More 

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DuneFries, Owner at The Cottage Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello kerrysirish, Thanks for the kind words. We strive to make sure each guest leaves the restaurant happy. We take every comment we receive and use them to try to improve. We really appreciate that you took the time to let everyone know how much you enjoy the Cottage Café! It makes all the hard work we put into our... More 

Destin, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We find the dinners a little pricey but the brunch is just right. You have to be prepared to stand in a line when busy, but a good selection, good food, prices right!

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DuneFries, Owner at The Cottage Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Todd R, Thank you for the great review on the Sunday Brunch! We also have a happy hour menu in the bar that offers discounted food specials everyday till 6:00 PM. More 

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Well I decided to give this place a second try. I must tell you that it was a completely different experience. The waiter was excellent and the food was very good. I forgot to mention in my previous review but the muffins were delicious.

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DuneFries, Owner at The Cottage Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Mark K, Thank you for giving us another opportunity. I am so glad you enjoyed your dining experience! More 

Bucks County, PA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We love the Cottage Cafe and always stop when we visit Ocean City, MD or close by. Since we stayed in Berlin this time, we visited for lunch on our way home. I had the broiled crab sandwich and hubby had the pecan crusted talapia along with the "Asian chicken noodle" - food was delicious. Michell, our waiter, was great!

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DuneFries, Owner at The Cottage Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello mygardenhome, Thank you for dining with us whenever you are in the area. We really appreciate it! Thanks for helping us spread the word. I will let Mitch know you gave him a shout out. More 

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Additional Information about The Cottage Cafe Restaurant

Address: Route 1, Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Phone Number: 302-539-8710
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Bethany Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Seafood

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