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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 125
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Happy Hour!

Food is excellent. Happy hour prices are wonderful. Do know, though, that if you order one minute after 6 pm, the price literally doubles. An expensive place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
marieandtony787
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Frankford
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  • Families with children
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Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The Cottage Cafe is the place that all the locals frequent, and if you spend a little time in the bar you will soon see why. The friendly atmosphere, and excellent food makes this place seem like home.

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New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The sun was shining on Easter Sunday, but that was the only saving grace outside the Cottage Cafe Restaurant. They advertised call ahead seating, and so my mother telephoned an hour before our arrival to get our large party on their reservation list. Sadly this turned out to be complete waste of time. Why offer this if it doesn't mean... More 

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Northumberland, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We came here for dinner one night. The menu has so many good choices. Went for the cream of crab soup and the tropical scallop salad. Great choices!! They were so good. Will be back to try the other items I could not decide between.

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Frankford
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Food is excellent. Happy hour prices are wonderful. Do know, though, that if you order one minute after 6 pm, the price literally doubles. An expensive place.

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I want to like this place - most everyone does. But I've been there several times and tried breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and have just not been impressed. Most recently I tried the "stupendous stuffed flounder" for dinner, which has a crab cake on top and imperial sauce. Just not very tasty; tried salt and pepper but still rather bland.... More 

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

Hello Jay J, I am sorry we did not exceed or at least meet your expectations! Our goal is to wow all of our guests. I will go over your concerns with my kitchen staff today in our meeting and make sure all dishes are being seasoned properly. I am going to message you personally to get more feed back. More 

Cranford, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We were in Bethany Beach for the first time and the hotel recommended The Cottage Cafe for lunch while our room was being cleaned. I am so glad we took the recommendation and went over. The place was very charming and the staff was so welcoming, efficient and friendly. We were so happy with our lunch. My husband had the... More 

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

Thank you Booklover902!! Thanks for helping us spread the word about our restaurant! More 

Hagerstown, MD
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Pleasant ambiance...plenty of parking...attractive interior...excellent service. PLUS delicious food. We enjoyed our first visit which happened to be St. Patrick's Day. Wait staff were dressed for the holiday which made it fun. Delicious seafood.

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

Thank you MaryC508! More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This was my second time at this restaurant. I arrived for a late lunch, and set at the bar. The day time bartender was the best, interacted with customers and made sure everyone was taken care of. The night bartenders acted like they didn't want to be there , you had to ask for a cocktail. Big difference in service... More 

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

Thank you AgFlag for taking the time to give us a review. I have addressed your observation of the difference in service between the day and night bartenders. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. Sometimes the change of shift brings on a challenge of taking care of the guests and making sure the bar is stocked and ready... More 

Ocean View, Delaware
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The husband and I dined in the bar on Saturday, March 14 to celebrate St. Paddy's Day weekend. We were happy to be there for the discounted burger and dune fries special--totally a wonderful and tasty deal right there. He had green beer and I had this awesome frozen drink (Bethany Breeze) which was soooo good--and both our drinks were... More 

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

Thank you Beach Liz! We are glad you were here to help us celebrate St Patrick's day. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Straight forward menu, good food, and fair price for a beach town. We've eaten there several times over the years and it's always consistent. Good for small groups. I'll be back.

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Thank you for helping us spread the word. We appreciate your business! 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 0 - 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?