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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, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 132
    Excellent
  • 96
    Very good
  • 54
    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
Nice ambience, great art!

Nice place with decent food. A live music. Wonderful art by Joseph Craig English. Good for large groups with young kids :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
LucesRodriguez
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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  • Families with children
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311 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Sat at the bar and ordered burgers. Quick service, and perfectly cooked burger, and DEFINITELY upgrade to the dune fries - you won't regret it. They come with bacon, cheese, green onion, and ranch on the side.... SOOOO GOOD!!!!!!!!!! We come here often, and they have great specials in the off season.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Nice place with decent food. A live music. Wonderful art by Joseph Craig English. Good for large groups with young kids :)

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We stopped for lunch and a second time for pizza. The lunch sandwiches were good - crab melt and calamari wrap. The pizza and chicken fiery fingers were just so so. Great staff.

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djk_9
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The pub at The Cottage is great. Beach casual. One of our favs. When I am hungry, a Poffenburger is awesome...and when I am not too hungry, a bowl of their cream of crab is really is the best around! This summer, 2015, they open The (new) Boathouse across the street.

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Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Just a little spice to the cream of crab soup, but full of crab! Dune fries were yummy and scallop dinner just melted in your mouth, perfectly cooked. Leave room for little shooter desserts, always delicious. We return yearly for a great meal!

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Denver, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Amazing service. Good food prepared exactly as requested. Small but varied menu. Convenient location. Highly recommended! Groovy.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Top Contributor
211 reviews 211 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Walked across the street from the Holiday Inn post-wedding and had some cheese fries and seafood dip - they were excellent! Much better than the seafood dip we had earlier in the day from a nearby restaurant. Seems like the 'local' spot in town to watch sports and hang out.

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Zanesville,OH
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85 reviews 85 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I have been here before to this restaurant just north of Ocean City MD in Delaware. The food is still good and so is the service and that is what I want to write about. On our last visit there were a number of seniors seated around me. They were continuously complaining about their food. This is not a poor... More 

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Sunbury, Pennsylvania
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I look forward to going on vacation every year to the Bethany Beach/Rehoboth Beach area. This restaurant is my absolute favorite and I never, ever miss it on vacation. It doesn't matter what you order because it is fantastic. My youngest grandson and my husband always do the Maryland crab soup. My oldest grandson goes for the dune fries. My... More 

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Start with the "Biggest wine pour in Bethany Beach 7oz". Seated immediately when we arrived at 5pm on Saturday, April 18th. Tatiana was our server. She was very attentive and friendly. The mini muffins were very tasty. Scallops with brussel sprouts were very hot. The tiger prawns with crabmeat was delicious but could have been hotter. The décor is very... More 

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

Thank you Phyllis! I will make sure Tatiana knows what a great review you gave her. 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 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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