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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: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 168
    Excellent
  • 117
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Always like eating at Cottage cafe

They constantly have great food for dining in or carrying out. I luv their crab cakes, I think they maybe the best around. Nice menu with good selection. Family friendly and good portions.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
NJTraveler35_9
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Franklin Lakes NJ
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Visiting from out of state, I looked forward to new vacation experiences for the family. Cottage Cafe in Bethany Beach delivered. A good restaurant with some very good food, our waiter Ritch made a good experience great. The whole family was well taken care of, but our waiter's recommendations and welcoming attitude alone caused us to return before leaving town.... More 

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My family and I love this place!! Food is great and everyone is so nice!! Darrin is an awesome server and super attentive!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

As i was on vacation with my boyfriend we came across this really nice cafe called cottage cafe and our server Brooke was excellent and served us well she even refilled our drinks with having to wait or ask...

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

Thank you Carly S.! I will make sure Brooke knows you gave her a shout out! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

great burgers. Great prices Great service sit outside weather permitting. Try some of the fun adult beverages. Nice service from lovely and helpful young ladies

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

Thank you! We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us! More 

Franklin Lakes NJ
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

They constantly have great food for dining in or carrying out. I luv their crab cakes, I think they maybe the best around. Nice menu with good selection. Family friendly and good portions.

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

Thank you for the great review and kind words. We really appreciate your business! More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Went there for dinner for the first time and didn't know what to expect. The service was excellent, the menu was diversified and the food was excellent; throw in a good wine list and cocktails. Will definitely go back again.

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

Thanks for the great review! We look forward to serving you again on your next visit. More 

Fenwick Island, Delaware
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

As a local of the Bethany Beach area I have had the pleasure of enjoying The Cottage Cafe for many years. The food is always fabulous and the staff goes above and beyond. My children and I went last night and enjoyed crab cakes, stuffed flounder, and of course the meal isn't complete without their famous dune fries! The best... More 

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

Thank you Ashley B! We really appreciate it that you took the time to give us an awesome review! More 

Olney, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I went to the Cottage Cafe based on how the place looked from the outside. It's right in Bethany Beach and the place looked very neat as did the menu. There is water color artwork hanging that is for sale that was great. The staff was very friendly. By all appearances, this place is great. Unfortunately, the food was poor.... More 

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

Hello Drew D, I am sorry you were disappointed in your meal when you dined with us. Our cream of crab is more on the thin side than a chowder. It normally has a lot of crab meat in it also. I am sorry this was not the case for you. The salads are also made fresh to order. Please... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I couldn't have asked for a better selection for breakfast, everything was fresh and delicious including the omelette station

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Thank you Sean E!! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We've been to the Cottage Café a few times and have generally been pleased with it. Recently we went and enjoyed some steak, scallops and other seafood. For a sandwich, try the Seawitch if you like a sandwich with scallops, cheese and bacon. The fries are very good and the steak was also very good. The waitress was nice and... More 

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Thank you for the good review!! 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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