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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Seating, Television, Waitstaff
Description: The Starboard Restaurant is Dewey's most famous venue for fun, great...
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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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun

It was definitely fun, with great food (burgers especially), drinks and more. The music, atmosphere and vibe were great!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Andrew P
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California, Maryland
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Cobourg, Canada
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

What a way to spend some lunch hours on a Sunday with a good breakfast and your own Bloody Mary concoction. Great idea and lots of fun.

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California, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

It was definitely fun, with great food (burgers especially), drinks and more. The music, atmosphere and vibe were great!

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Madison, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Great place to people watch. Went in April as Dewey is just starting to get rocking, the place was packed. The bartenders where friendly and remembered me when I came up to purchase a round. Went back the next am for a skillet, coffee and a gallon of water (No need this time for a bloody mary but they looked... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I ordered the Philly pretzel sticks and the crab lump sandwich. They were both very good but two other people's orders came out Wong. The staff was quick to fix the issues and I would recommend this restaurant/bar.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I have to start off by saying that I know it was opening weekend, but it was just way too crowded in this place by 3pm. You couldn't even walk from one bar to the next without pushing your way through the crowd and you can forget about using the bathroom. The lines were so long and they were just... More 

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East Fallowfield, Pa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

great time, should have had both music acts play only saturday when the crowd was better. great burgers!!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The Starboard is not a restaurant. It's a bar that serves food. My friends say the food is good but I have never been able to get past the fact the place looks the same at 10 in the morning as it did at 10 at night. The tables look like people have been drinking and maybe getting sick on... More 

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Ate here for breakfast two Sundays in a row! The omelettes are awesome, as is the make your own Bloody Mary bar. I have always enjoyed their breakfast & having the Shark Tank open during the winter gives me my "fix" of the Starboard during off season. A shame that when it rains, water drips in through the plastic &... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Shark Tank - LOVE LOVE LOVE this place in the off season...as a local, it give us a great place to go...nice fire pit, shuffleboard, skeeball, ping pong and a random flip cup/beer pong games. The only downside is that people Smoke as they take advantage of all this fun, even though it's enclosed. Since the enclosed space is relatively... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Starboard isn't fancy but the food is always real good. Burgers, crab cakes, sandwiches, etc. Drinks are well made! Staff are friendly and efficient, Owner, Monty, is a gem. He cares about his place, his customers and the town. This is my fav bar/restaurant in Dewey. Don't miss but don't expect a fancy restaurant. This is a people place for... More 

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?