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The Cottage Cafe Restaurant

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The Cottage Cafe Restaurant
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Route 1, Bethany Beach, DE 19930
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Route 1, Bethany Beach, DE 19930
302-539-8710
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Always have to visit when in the area
4 of 5 starsReviewed November 20, 2014
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mygardenhome
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Bucks County, PA

We love the Cottage Cafe and always stop when we visit Ocean City, MD or close by. Since we stayed in Berlin this time, we visited for lunch on our way home. I had the broiled crab sandwich... read more

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Visitor rating
  • 104
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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267 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bucks County, PA
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We love the Cottage Cafe and always stop when we visit Ocean City, MD or close by. Since we stayed in Berlin this time, we visited for lunch on our way home. I had the broiled crab sandwich and hubby had the pecan crusted talapia along with the "Asian chicken noodle" - food was delicious. Michell, our waiter, was great!

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Millsboro, Delaware
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

it's convenient, easy-to-find ... and the service is fast and sure. However the meat ball sandwich and the pot roast sandwich ... sure fire comfort items were mediocre at best. And the fries were TOO SALTY ... which leads us to believe that our meals were too salty. I guess they haven't heard that too much salt is a bad... More

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

Hello rndinde1, I see you are from the local area. I am sorry we didn't impress you on your visit with us a couple of days ago. I was surprised to hear the pot roast sandwich wasn't up to your expectations. The pot roast has been a staple we have built our business and reputation on. It is our number... More

Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

While visiting relatives in the area we decided to go out to eat, we were originally going somewhere else but it was closed for the season. We pulled into the Cottage Cafe, asked a departing patron how it was and they replied, phenomenal! There were 6 of us, one of using a walker. They promptly attempted to seat us, right... More

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

Hello Jack2011026, Thank you for dining with us. I want to apologize to you for us not providing you with the dinning experience you expected and deserve. It sounds like you arrived a little before 4:00 PM in the evening. 4:00 pm is the time we switch from the lunch menu to the dinner menu. We do try to accommodate... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

The food is really just bar food and not that good. The atmosphere is old and the restaurant and bar are extremely noisy. The bar staff is very pleasant. Just not my kind of place.

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PA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

On our way to Ocean City, MD, the sign outside Cottage Café advertised coconut shrimp, one of my favorites, so we had to go back for them that night. The first thing to arrive at our table was mini muffins...one kind of cornbread, one with cranberries and one tasted like coconut. My, they were delicious. I had the coconut shrimp.... More

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

Hello HowdyallPA, Thank you for joining us for dinner. It sounds like you enjoyed everything other than the macaroni and cheese. The server was right. It is baked. It does not have a crumb topping like some baked macaroni and cheese dishes have. It sounds like the mac and cheese might have been a little runny the night you dined... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Nice menu, good seafood, relatively reasonable. Would go again. Nice service and bar menu with comfortable atmosphere.

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

Thank You KayBee 17!!! More

Townsend, Delaware
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

As a "Shore" native, I know my eats AND THIS IS A MUST STOP on the way to OC. NEVER had a bad meal,morning,noon or nite! Mini muffins to die for..... Service top notch,value-YES. Seafood,Chix,Beef,all good. Mrs had the "Fried Fish Special". She choose cod and flounder,yup with mac/cheese. Happy Mrs. I had prime rib. Thin cut,but yum and priced... More

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

Thank you Honest Guy Delaware!!!! I believe your name says it all! More

Owings Mills, Maryland
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

It's off season now, but their food and service is as good as ever. My husband had the Sunday night special, a full turkey dinner; turkey, cranberries, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, and creamed spinach. I had the mango pineapple scallop salad with fresh mango slices, fresh pineapple chunks, 6 beautiful seared scallops, and mango pineapple vinaigrette dressing. As always... More

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

Thank you Mary Dot J!! More

Berlin, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Old fashioned roadside Cafe with a simple menu. The food is always exceptional and we always stop by here when we are passing through. Never been to their sports bar section but it looks ready for the big game. Try it... You'll love it!

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

Thank you Rick! Look forward to seeing you again! More

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Quiet time of the year. Many local persons. Good Service. Food Okay-not as good as in the past, Menu changed-

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

Hello Ken L, Sorry your experience wasn't up to par with your previous visits. The menu has been the same since June of 2013. We do offer our second season specials starting the end of September. I hope this just one isolated experience 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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