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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: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The Morning After

9 people descended upon the Starboard for Sunday breakfast. Our server was pleasant and competent, albeit I would have preferred my coffee well ahead of all those who ordered Bloody Mary's for breakfast. The food was plentiful and quite good. I had the creamed chipped beef and would have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Delaware
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  • Bar scene
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My friend recommended this restaurant to me because she had eaten breakfast here before and so of course I was excited. Who doesn't love breakfast? When we walked up to the hostess at 11 am, her question to us was, "are you here to eat?" Uh, yes, you cannot assume that everyone is an alcoholic and wants to start drinking... More 

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Natalee D, Public Relations Manager at The Starboard, responded to this review

Angela R, Thank you for the review, we love to receive feedback! I'm sorry that your experience was not up to our standards. Our goal is to always have each guest leave the restaurant with a bigger smile than when they came in, and it definitely sounds like we failed at that with your visit. If you don't mind sharing,... More 

Dewey Beach, Delaware
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

You cannot visit Dewey Beach without a trip to the Starboard. Always a happening good time. Drinks are great, food is great, and the staff is amazing. Bloody mary bar on Sundays is a must!

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Delaware
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

9 people descended upon the Starboard for Sunday breakfast. Our server was pleasant and competent, albeit I would have preferred my coffee well ahead of all those who ordered Bloody Mary's for breakfast. The food was plentiful and quite good. I had the creamed chipped beef and would have liked more. The "hash browns" really aren't hash browns, but more... More 

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Reston,Va
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I ordered french toast and it was literally burned. I told our waiter and he asked me if I thought it was too burned. I said yes and he walked away with no comment or apology.

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Natalee D, Public Relations Manager at The Starboard, responded to this review

chessieReston_Va, I'm embarrassed to hear that you're experience at The Starboard was such a poor one. We pride ourselves on being the best and when we fall short at that we strive to fix the problem and in the process help make all customers experiences better. I've spoken to the Chef and the server that waited on you, who I... More 

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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We went here for dinner for a bachelorette party and the food was so good! I wish I could eat their crab cake sandwich every day!! We also went out here and it was a blast!! Always a good time at The Starboard.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We really liked Starboard because it reminded us of a local place that we would go to back home. They have a lot of things to get people out such as riding the shark or free bottled water outside. The food was good and the orange crushes are just like home but we suggest crushed ice instead of regular ice... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This place is fabulous. We ate there 5 times in a 4 day span. The nachos are delicious. The staff is sooooo friendly and courteous. It does start getting a little wild around 10 pm when the night life starts but we had no problems. If your in Dewey this place is a must stop.

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Union, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Had lunch here and everyone was by far friendly lunch was good and bloody Mary's amazing! A must stop to complete your visit in Dewey beach

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Woodbridge, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Attended a firefighter fundraiser event at The Starboard. Guest bartenders were the fire fighters themselves. Really fun atmosphere and the music was great. Staff was attentive and accommodating to our large group, including a bachelorette celebrating. Ordered the crab quesadillas and they were really very good. Others ordered sandwiches and no one was disappointed.

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is our second visit to The Starboard in as many visits to Rehoboth and Dewey, DE. Otherwise, we would be been there nearly every Sunday for brunch. Their "Create Your Own Bloody Mary" and Orange Crushes will occupy your time until a table becomes available. Yummy! The first time I had one of their seafood skillets which was huge... 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?