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The Starboard

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2009 Highway One, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
+1 302-227-4600
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8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
Description: The Starboard Restaurant is Dewey's most famous venue for fun, great times,...
The Starboard Restaurant is Dewey's most famous venue for fun, great times, and tremendous service! It has been home-awayfrom-home for most Dewey Beach visitors over our 55+ year history. The Starboard truly holds a special place in more people's hearts than anyone could ever imagine! The Starboard was originally built and opened by Duke Duggan around 1960 and has gone through several changes over its years. Purchased and run by the Hearn family during the late 80's and early 90's, Chip Hearn grew The Starboard into a nationally known hot spot. Purchased by current owners Steve 'Monty' Montgomery and his partners in 1999, The Starboard's popularity is now off the charts as it has grown into a national phenomenon! From famous Suicide Sundays to Eggs Delmarva and wonderful breakfasts and nightly entertainment - both on stage and with long-time DJ personalities - you will always find a crowd of people enjoying themselves at The Starboard. Wear Starboard merchandise anywhere in the country and you are bound to have someone mention how much fun THEY had when last in Dewey Beach! There isn't enough room to list all the awards from over the years - most impressive have been the infamous Cornerstone Award in 2010 by the Delaware Restaurant Association showing the level of community service The Starboard has contributed. Our local Chamber of Commerce awarded The Starboard its Business of the Year in 2009, and Delaware Today magazine readers annually award The Starboard as Dewey Beach's best restaurant, best downstate bar, best Sunday brunch, best staff, best event (Running of the Bull), amongst so many others. Enjoy The Starboard. It's truly a place thanks to so many wonderful people enjoying themselves throughout all these years... Find out for yourself just how comfortable and fun all facets of The Starboard Restaurant can be!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Breakfast

Breakfast was tasty, portions good and service excellent. We had traditional fare, omelets, eggs, toast and breakfast meats. The hard rock music that was playing was excellent and the fire pit a nice touch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2015
MarylandJules
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Maryland
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Breakfast was tasty, portions good and service excellent. We had traditional fare, omelets, eggs, toast and breakfast meats. The hard rock music that was playing was excellent and the fire pit a nice touch.

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Thank MarylandJules
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

The staff at the Starboard are very nice and accommodating. They helped me set up a large group brunch reservation outside on their deck. My family and I enjoyed our meals and the crushes can't be beat. They are so fresh and it's very tempting to try all the flavors since they're that good. Our food, the service and the... More 

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Thank KLB_philly
Millersville, Maryland
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This place is a Dewey Beach must visit dive bar. The drinks are cheap and well poured, the food is an after thought. Great place to WALK back to the motel from.

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1 Thank meanbear410
Aurora, Colorado
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

What a great breakfast! We all left full and sated. They have awesome Bloody Mary's. I actually just bought their Bloody Mary mix on line. Next time we're in Dewey Beach, Starboard will be on the list.

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Thank Hayley B
Julian, PA
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We went here for breakfast sun. I got the breakfast skillet, it was great! Everyone was happy with their choices! It had an awesome bloody mary bar....had to drive to Dover race or would have gotten one!!! Just about everyone there had one. Looked like a fun bar too! Can't wait to go back!! Our waiter was a very nice... More 

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1 Thank RumBum2435
Bristow, v
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

this is the place to come and eat breakfast. BUT, you better be ready to EAT!! whatever you order, the portion is huge. i can never finish my breakfast, nor can anyone else at my table. there are ALWAYS leftovers. i would say, if you aren't a breakfast person (like me), i would split a dish with someone. trust me.... More 

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Thank Rachel M
Sterling, Virginia
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I have never seen so much alcohol at breakfast! Seemed like many of the patrons were trying to keep the buzz going from the night before. Breakfast was good. Lots of options, nothing too exciting. Pretty much everything could be customized. Good outdoor space, definitely had a bar vibe (even a vending machine of pong balls...) brought back the frat-house... More 

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Thank skontheroad
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We went for brunch. It's packed, noisy, and filled with revellers from the night before, trying to either cure or postpone their hangover. None of that matters when you get your food, though. Delicious.

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Thank Beverlee M
Queens N.Y.
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

We had the Brisket Sandwich, smoked just right...we had crab chowder soup was good...the crab cake sandwich was delicious, the mac n cheese...my 2 yo loved...nice atmosphere....

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1 Thank RollininQueensNY
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

The Brisquette Nachos...epic. So so good. The cheesteak spring rolls though? Not so great. Overall, the atmosphere is cool, very much a beach-style rock/reggae type look to the place. I liked it overall.

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1 Thank SuitandTyGuy

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2009 Highway One, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dewey Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 302-227-4600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

The Starboard Restaurant is Dewey's most famous venue for fun, great times, and tremendous service! It has been home-awayfrom-home for most Dewey Beach visitors over our 55+ year history. The Starboard truly holds a special place in more people's hearts than anyone could ever imagine! The Starboard was originally built and opened by Duke Duggan around 1960 and has gone through several changes over its years. Purchased and run by the Hearn family during the late 80's and early 90's, Chip Hearn grew The Starboard into a nationally known hot spot. Purchased by current owners Steve 'Monty' Montgomery and his partners in 1999, The Starboard's popularity is now off the charts as it has grown into a national phenomenon! From famous Suicide Sundays to Eggs Delmarva and wonderful breakfasts and nightly entertainment - both on stage and with long-time DJ personalities - you will always find a crowd of people enjoying themselves at The Starboard. Wear Starboard merchandise anywhere in the country and you are bound to have someone mention how much fun THEY had when last in Dewey Beach! There isn't enough room to list all the awards from over the years - most impressive have been the infamous Cornerstone Award in 2010 by the Delaware Restaurant Association showing the level of community service The Starboard has contributed. Our local Chamber of Commerce awarded The Starboard its Business of the Year in 2009, and Delaware Today magazine readers annually award The Starboard as Dewey Beach's best restaurant, best downstate bar, best Sunday brunch, best staff, best event (Running of the Bull), amongst so many others. Enjoy The Starboard. It's truly a place thanks to so many wonderful people enjoying themselves throughout all these years... Find out for yourself just how comfortable and fun all facets of The Starboard Restaurant can be!
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 1:00 am

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