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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 139
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    Very good
  • 56
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  • 23
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice place

Food was good, service was prompt and friendly. We were seated much faster than they predicted. This was our first visit, but we plan to return when we are back in Ocean City. Soup was superb, salad was fresh and delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
AvaksELO
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East Liverpool
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  • Families with children
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English first
Phoenix, Arizona
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Horrendous! My wife and I went here with our three kids because we had heard from some family that it was a pretty decent place, especially for families. I will say we were sat quicker than anticipated which was the one positive. If you have more seafood than meat on the menu, I shouldn't be afraid to order seafood. I... More 

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Dagsboro, Delaware
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

they have gr8 food, gr8 service and good prices, the bartenders were all very friendly, the brunch items are so good

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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We always visit the Cottage Cafe two to three times a visit. I found the waitstaff very polite and the food terrific. It is wonderful for children and accommodating for singles or others wanting a quiet place to eat. The seafood is very good, and the salads are exceptional.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Having grown up working for years as a Waitress at the beach, I have always had an appreciation for good service, good food and great tips. In fact, that wonderful work experience allowed me to better understand and accept short-comings where dining is involved, but this was just too much. I am compelled to now write my very first negative... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place used to be my favorite restaurant and I would make a point to eat there every year while down the shore. A few years ago they changed the menu and it hasn't been the same since. They used to have some really delicious entrees, but now it's just mostly sandwich type meals that you can get anywhere. They... More 

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I've eaten at the cottage cafe before, as a matter of fact I've had to meet people there on several occasions and had the Sunday brunch once. The food has always been nothing more than average fare, buy on occasion is been quite terrible. Stopped in today just to have a margarita but I decided to nd brave and have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Just a charming place with exceptionally wonderful food. Vast menu, served with these little muffins that, alone, are worth the stop. Their seafood is prepared well, exceptional quality at a fair price. The outdoor dining area is a perfect trip to the shore experience.

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

Thank you Kerry1213!! I'll pass the compliment on to Tony. He designed the seafood bake! More 

East Liverpool
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Food was good, service was prompt and friendly. We were seated much faster than they predicted. This was our first visit, but we plan to return when we are back in Ocean City. Soup was superb, salad was fresh and delicious.

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

Thank you AvaksELO! We appreciate that you took the time to give us a good review! More 

Elkridge, Maryland
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I go at least once a trip to OC and they still are on my A list. Good food, good drinks, good service, good prices. From salads to burgers or Rock fish and shrimp scampi (new) everything was great. Will keep coming back every trip.

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

Thank you Carusta123! Thanks for the great review! More 

Macungie,Pa.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Last August stopped in for breakfast buffet. Long wait, then long lines that ran to the front door. When we go to the "great" buffet it was in a tiny room with sub standard food, tater tots, no decor at all, we didn't want to go back for seconds because of the line and poor food. Never to return. Sat... More 

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

Hello Javaloversr. I really don't know how to respond to your review. I see you just posted it from a year ago. I respond to every review so here it goes. I'm sorry you didn't like our breakfast buffet. Yes we do serve tater tots on it. Some people really like them. We have added a Belgium waffles station and... More 

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Additional Information about The Cottage Cafe Restaurant

Address: 33034 Coastal Hwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Phone Number: +1 302-539-8710
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 20
Cuisine: Seafood

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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: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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

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