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The Cottage Cafe Restaurant

Route 1, Bethany Beach, DE 19930
302-539-8710
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Ranked #20 of 66 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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york,pa
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We dined here many times over the years before we moved away from Bethany Beach. It was nice to revisit this great restaurant again. Stephanie, our server was very friendly and helpful. The Puffin burger was perfect. It was a great dining experience with friends.

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

Thank you Bobthoman! You just made my day! More

Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Interesting, I bought the over priced frozen drink with the offer of a free "glass;" glass was a plastic cup just the same as I had just gotten a few of from Secrets. Maryland crab soup... chef must have been out of crabs as there were less bits of crab in this than in a can of campbells. Manager agreed... More

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

Hello Buytobys, I am sorry about your unpleasant experience at my restaurant. Yes, the frozen drinks are advertised to come in a souvenir "cup" not glass. The cup is a 20oz souvenir plastic stadium cup. Compared to the 16oz plastic throwaway cups most places at the beach use. We do use premium liquors and premium mixes in our frozen drinks... More

NJ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The buffet had a nice selection and tasted good. What more can you ask for? The price was fine as well.

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

Thank You Sumo99, Glad you enjoyed the breakfast buffet I just wanted to give a heads up. You have caught the last Saturday breakfast till next summer. We will now just be offering the breakfast buffet on Sundays through the winter. More

Bethany Beach, Delaware
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Had a great lunch with friends at the Cottage. Everyone was very pleased with their chooses. I had one of my favorite dishes their Verry Berry Salad with a side of grilled shrimp. Service was wonderful as usual!

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

Thank you Higgel! Thanks for bringing your friends in to dine with us. More

New Windsor
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

It was crowded on Saturday night early (6:00). Food was worth the wait, 20 minutes. The muffins delicious. The waiter was there when we needed her and had no problems with the meal.

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

Hello M2turtle, Thanks for giving us 5 stars. Makes all the hard work we put in worth it! More

Selbyville, Delaware
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We returned to the Cottage Cafe for lunch on a recent Saturday afternoon. The menu is varied with plenty of choices of healthy salads and sandwiches. I ordered a cup of black bean soup. It was loaded with beef and very tasty. I ordered the grilled portabella mushroom sandwich, topped with sauteed tomato and goat cheese. The mushroom was so... More

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

Hello Hoopscoach-dmar, Thanks for the good review. I hope to have you dine with us again soon. More

washdc/va
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21 reviews 21 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I asked if a wine had been opened that day and said if so, I'd enjoy a glass. I was told it was opened within an hour. The wine was pretty much undrinkable. Jenny offered various perks, i.e. another glass, remove from bill, etc. That is not who I am. I did drink about 1/4 glass before giving up on... More

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

Hello Waktravel. I am sorry about the glass of wine wasn't up to snuff. It sounds like my Team Leader Jenny did everything she could to make it right. unfortunately, sometimes a bottle of wine comes in to us corked (the wine did not have a good seal because of a bad cork). I am guessing that is what happened... More

Delaware
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Tomato Bisque was delicious; best I ever ate! Turkey was fresh tasty and very tender. Server was efficient friendly and fast. Will eat here again.

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

Thank You Terrylee S! Look forward to your next visit. More

Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My husband and son and I went for dinner at the Cottage Café while vacationing nearby. The atmosphere was quaint and comfortable. The dinners were average for the price. They serve mini muffins that are served out of a basket by a "muffin girl" but only came to our table once. It would have been nice to have her return... More

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

Thank you for the nice comments! I am about to pull my hair out over the bread girls. You are not the first person who has made that comment. The bread girls are officially done for the season. I will have to reevaluate how we distribute the muffins next summer. More

Frederick MD
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Four of us went for an early dinner at 3:30 PM. We were given recommendations by the waitress from which three of the four of use chose our options. We had an early bird coupon which was good for before 5:30 PM so we were told no problem. The waitress shortly returned after we ordered telling us that two of... More

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

I want to apologize for the bad experience you had at my restaurant. I believe their was a combination of miscommunication and poor execution. The early bird coupon for 15% off is on regular dinner entrees (daily offseason specials are excluded which is printed on the coupon). We don't start serving dinner until 4:00 which is what time we have... 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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Seafood

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