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The Cottage Cafe Restaurant

Route 1, Bethany Beach, DE 19930
302-539-8710
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Ranked #18 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
Seaford, Delaware
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

From burgers to exotic fish meals this place hits the mark. Locals flock to it, especially off season. Prices are great for family dining. Lovely bar and friendly service--even when they are busy. Nothing was unlikeable except the wait at times because too many people love this place.

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Ocean View, Delaware
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111 reviews 111 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We are locals and tried the ayce taco night special last night. We started out with dune fries--as always, they were piping hot and excellent. Our very attentive waiter served us some of those yummy little muffins too. I then had the ayce soft tacos for $9.99. They tasted very good--only complaint is the beef tastes a lot like their... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Stopped into Cottage Café again tonight, as I do weekly. Sat at the bar, with one of my favorite bartenders, Mike, taking care of me. You know, I love the bartenders there -- Mike, Sean, Jen, Will, Natalia, others -- they do take care of you. But ordering food is a different story. Tonight, I ordered their famous signature turkey... More 

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Got into Bethany Beach late and figured we would end up eating snacks we brought with us but the Holiday Inn Express folks said go visit the Cottage Cafe that if was really good. The pick n peel shrimp were excellent as an appetizer. Love fresh shrimp. My crab sandwich was one of the best I've had. Hamburger was decent.... More 

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Frankford, Delaware
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Since I live nearby I go there often. Its not the best place I've even been but the food is very good and the service is always great. They seem to go out of there way to make you happy. Food and drinks are very reasonable. Its like a go to place to eat.

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

Thank You Frank! We really appreciate all of our locals like you! More 

Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I have eaten hear a number of times, portions are good sized but food is just ok. Not a lot of variety and limited options if you want to eat healthy. Bar is good.

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

Hello Andrew, Thank you for taking time to let us know your concerns. I see from your comments that you have dined with us many times. We try to have a fresh fish special at all times and have plenty of salads with different toppers. Some of our food is deep fried and a lot of our sandwiches come on... More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We live in this area and this is the restaurant we go to most often. The food is always really good, and the portions are huge! The service people are friendly and attentive. The menu is not extensive, but there is something for everyone and typical of a good family restaurant. Happy hour is a really good value and there... More 

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

Thank You Diane G! More 

Abingdon, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Traveling off-season December with a large family group of eleven, difficult to decide where and when to eat out - took a suggestion from a special friend and tried the Cottage Cafe. We, all of us, were extremely pleased with the service (thanks Mitchel), decor, and selection of menu items. We dined on a Sunday evening and our large group... More 

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

Thank You John D!!! We look forward to having you and your family visit us again. More 

Bel Air, Maryland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Our first time here and we were uncertain about going, after reading so many mixed reviews. However, we had a great meal here. The place was busy, but we were seated right away by a trio of friendly hostesses. We looked over the menu and for several minutes after we put them down, no one came to take our drink... More 

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

Thank you for the great review! We strive to make sure everyone has a great experience at our restaurant. Thanks for giving us a try. We do make some mistakes but try to go out of our way to rectify any problems. Sometimes some of the negative reviews have to be taken with a grain of salt. More 

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

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 

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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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