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The Cottage Cafe Restaurant

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Route 1, Bethany Beach, DE 19930
302-539-8710
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Today
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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Visitor rating
  • 118
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great deals and friendly service!

This restaurant in Bethany Beach,DE is fantastic! The service was second to none and the specials ranged between $12 - 14.00 US.They are on their digital board right across from the hotel we were staying at so we could walk across the street for supper.Friday nites they had a DJ playing some of our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
748richard
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St. Catharines, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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288 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
St. Catharines, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This restaurant in Bethany Beach,DE is fantastic! The service was second to none and the specials ranged between $12 - 14.00 US.They are on their digital board right across from the hotel we were staying at so we could walk across the street for supper.Friday nites they had a DJ playing some of our old faves and every nights meal... More 

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Hunt Valley, Maryland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We have been to the Cafe a few times at this location as well as a few times at the now closed location down the Road in Ocean City. We have generally enjoyed our visits. Food ranges from good to very good and prices are not out of line with the quality of the meal, service or the area. This... More 

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent comfort food. Great owners and staff. Friendly crowd at the bar. Try the Sunday turkey dinner special.

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Seaford, Delaware
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

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

Thank you James Z!! While we need to hear about when things aren't right, it sure makes us feel good when we hit the mark!! More 

Ocean View, Delaware
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

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

Hello Bach Liz, Thank you for taking time to give us a review. The beef we use for the AUCE tacos is the same chuck roll that we use for our Pot Roast. We do cook it differently and with different spices. I will forward your comment about wanting it have more of a Taco flavor. I also apologize that... More 

Fairfax, Virginia
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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

Hello Mike I, As you can see from our reviews we take every comment and criticism seriously and use them to better our food and service. I apologize again for the food not being up to your standards when it comes to temperature. I did extensive research into your situation. Your experience was documented in our management log that day.... More 

Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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DuneFries, Owner at The Cottage Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review!! Thanks to our friends at the Holiday Inn Express for the recommendation also. More 

Frankford, Delaware
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Route 1, Bethany Beach, DE 19930
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Bethany Beach
  • Phone Number: 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?