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The Cottage Cafe Restaurant

Route 1, Bethany Beach, DE 19930
302-539-8710
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Ranked #14 of 63 restaurants in Bethany Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Findlay, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

We visited The Cottage Cafe on July 4 (our last day before heading home from vacation). Our family consists of husband, myself, 5 year old daughter, and six year old son. We had to wait approx. 20 minutes to be seated, and they were busy. BUT, I don't mind waiting and a busy restaurant if my experience is positive. Our... More

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Scotland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Food was excellent, really tasty; our server was exceptional - got the balance spot on between friendly, attentive, good with the kids and professional. Would recommend to anyone going to Bethany Beach.

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

Thank you for dining with us and for the great review! More

Delray Beach, Florida
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Had a multi-generational family lunch here. Starters were Dune Fries and cream if crab soup. The fries were yummy but deadly as they are smothered in cheese, bacon and scallions, surprisingly they were crisp and not soggy. The soup was worth the visit, creamy, not too thick, plenty of lumps of fresh blue crab, not stringy bits of crab. Lunch... More

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

Thank you TBMARE for the kind words. The cream of crab is by far our most popular soup. The Dune Fries are a signature appetizer of ours. Whenever I am talking to somebody about the restaurant they always bring up the Dune Fries. I am sorry you didn't like the shrimp salad. I will make sure the recipe is being... More

Owings Mills, Maryland
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Lunch with the whole family. 10. Had a great variety of foods. Salads, sandwiches, full meals. Everything was good, in the family style way. Plenty of food on the plate. Dune fries were the hit of the table as usual. My scallop and spinach salad with mangos and pineapple, and light vinaigrette dressing was one of the tastiest I've had... More

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

Thank you Mary Dot J! We really appreciate you helping us spread the word about our restaurant. We strive for consistency so when I saw the title of your review it brought a big smile to my face. More

Bloomery
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

If you are going to the beach and traveling through Bethany Beach, Delaware, the Cottage Cafe is a must stop for a wonderful meal. My wife and I had lunch, she had flounder, I had a crab cake sandwich and crab soup. Both were awesome. The atmosphere is in keeping with the quiet and laid back nature of Bethany Beach... More

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

Thank you afstraley! I will make sure Erin knows that you gave her and the Cottage Café a great review. More

Lockport, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Don't miss a chance to stop by this restaurant. Had delicious scallops for dinner! We used a coupon found in many of the flyers in the area.

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

Hello Minniemary1, Thanks for dinning with us and helping us by spreading the word! Hope you have a safe trip back to New York. More

Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Watched the World Cup and had cream of Crab soup and Twin Lakes IPA great lunch , would recommend it.

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

I couldn't have thought of a better way to watch the world cup than that! Thank you for recommending us! More

Stow, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

This was by far the best food we had in the trip. The service was great, and the food was amazing. The muffins are delicious and I highly recommend the Crabcake-Stuffed Flounder. The salads are great also.

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

Thanks for the kind words Mitch C! We truly appreciate your business! More

North Canton, Ohio
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We ate here the first night of our trip. The meal itself was good, though it was a little pricey at dinner time. We had fine service for the evening. Nothing stood out about the place, but overall, we left satisfied. I had one of their specials which did seem slightly different then listed but it tasted fine. My wife... More

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

Hello Themanofec, Thank you for dinning with us! We hope to see you again. More

Memphis, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This was my third visit to Cottage Cafe on my trips to Southern Delaware. The food was wonderful on each prior occasion and this third time did not disappoint! Hungry for fresh seafood, we ordered fried flounder and fried shrimp dishes. Both were deep fried in probably the best tasting batter ever. The food was fresh, the flounder was very... More

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

Thank you for dinning with us bchane! Thank you for highly recommending us! More

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