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The Cottage Cafe Restaurant

Route 1, Bethany Beach, DE 19930
302-539-8710
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Ranked #14 of 64 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
Boonsboro, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Had another dinner at the cottage cafe which was very good. Only question I have is, when you go for dinner what do you have to do to be seated in the dining room instead of the lunch room on the left.

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Baltimore
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Well, I let my wife talk me into trying the Cottage Cafe one more time. It was terrible !!!! The food was cold & the service was terrible. This time I really mean it, I will never return here.

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PA
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187 reviews 187 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

While visiting South Bethany we ate lunch here, again. The food is as good as it was quite a few years ago during our first visit to the area. Reasonably priced and delicious food.

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Brooklyn, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We were staying across the street and wanted to try this place. What a pleasant surprise. They don't take reservations but you can call ahead. We called ahead but they didn't have a record of it so they seated us immediately. The food came fast and was very good. You must try the dune fries, smothered in cheese, bacon and... More

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Boyertown, Pennsylvania, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Food and service were wonderful. Rich was our waiter and he was on top of it. We did not want for anything. We had dinner and took half home. There was plenty of food for all.

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This place amazing! Great atmosphere, excellent customer service and the food is absolutely delicious/reasonably priced. It was my first time there and I highly recommend it!

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

Thanks for giving us a try and the Awesome review! I will make sure I pass your wonderful comments to my staff. More

Leola Pa.
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were on vacation in Bethany Beach and were looking for a family friendly restaurant. We had 5 adults with a one year old and a three year so little waiting time and quick and friendly serving are always a top priority. We pulled into the Cottage Cafe right when the World Cup match was over and quite a few... More

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

Thank you for the outstanding review Geogfan! The sea witch is my favorite sandwich also! More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This restaurant used to be my favorite. I would look forward all year to eating here when I would go down on vacation to Bethany Beach. We went recently and I have to say, it was a huge disappointment. They used to give each table a basket of fresh baked muffins and now they have a girl who walks around... More

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

I'm sorry your experience wasn't as good as it has been in the past. The bread girls were something we instituted last summer. We felt it was easier for guests to get more and fresher muffins from the girl walking around the dinning room than to grab their busy server. The bread girls will give you as many muffins as... More

Findlay, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

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

Thank you Holly B! We appreciate the kind words! Come back and see us again next time you are in town! More

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

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

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