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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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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 122
    Excellent
  • 91
    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
Excellent choice!

Pleasant ambiance...plenty of parking...attractive interior...excellent service. PLUS delicious food. We enjoyed our first visit which happened to be St. Patrick's Day. Wait staff were dressed for the holiday which made it fun. Delicious seafood.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
MaryC508
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Hagerstown, MD
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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293 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hagerstown, MD
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Pleasant ambiance...plenty of parking...attractive interior...excellent service. PLUS delicious food. We enjoyed our first visit which happened to be St. Patrick's Day. Wait staff were dressed for the holiday which made it fun. Delicious seafood.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This was my second time at this restaurant. I arrived for a late lunch, and set at the bar. The day time bartender was the best, interacted with customers and made sure everyone was taken care of. The night bartenders acted like they didn't want to be there , you had to ask for a cocktail. Big difference in service... More 

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Ocean View, Delaware
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

The husband and I dined in the bar on Saturday, March 14 to celebrate St. Paddy's Day weekend. We were happy to be there for the discounted burger and dune fries special--totally a wonderful and tasty deal right there. He had green beer and I had this awesome frozen drink (Bethany Breeze) which was soooo good--and both our drinks were... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Straight forward menu, good food, and fair price for a beach town. We've eaten there several times over the years and it's always consistent. Good for small groups. I'll be back.

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Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Visited around lunch time during the week. Was greeted and seated promptly. Super nice waitress, Stephanie, recommend the Sea Witch sandwich; scallops, bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, sautéed onions and sliced red onions with fries on the side. Loved the sandwich and fries with malt vinegar. Restaurant and restroom were clean. Quiet atmosphere.

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St. Catharines, Canada
2 reviews
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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DuneFries, Owner at The Cottage Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you 748Richard!! That was an awesome review. We are on a wait most nights in the summer season but usually only about 30-45 minutes. We do offer call ahead seating so just give us a call before you leave your house or hotel and we will put your name on the list. (302) 539-8710. More 

Hunt Valley, Maryland
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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DuneFries, Owner at The Cottage Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You for the review. I will make sure I let Borche know how m much you enjoyed his service. We appreciate all the local neighborhood associations that let us host their monthly dinners. Thank you! More 

Bethany Beach, Delaware
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant 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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DuneFries, Owner at The Cottage Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You Mkinnahan! More 

Seaford, Delaware
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
120 reviews 120 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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 

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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?