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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, 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
Great Atmosphere

This place is always busy! Our first trip to Dewey Beach so we didn't realize its best to walk to the area restaurants. Our first evening we drove to the Starboard & couldn't find anywhere to park. We found another restaurant in that area that was ok. We wised up and walked there for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Baglady66
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We try to go to the Starboard every other Sunday. The make your own Bloody Mary Bar is sooo much fun and the drinks are yummy!!!!

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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place is always busy! Our first trip to Dewey Beach so we didn't realize its best to walk to the area restaurants. Our first evening we drove to the Starboard & couldn't find anywhere to park. We found another restaurant in that area that was ok. We wised up and walked there for breakfast. Great food lively staff &... More 

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Dewey Beach, Delaware
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

open from 9am to 1 am, there is so much going on at the starboard both day and night. i regularly hit the comedy club every tuesday night from 9--11pm at this traditional day/night spot. the food i really quite good for what i always assumed would be greasy, fried bar food. my personal favorites are the poached eggs on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you are in Dewey this is the place to be! There bloody Mary bar and orange crush on Sundays are a can't miss! However, I must warn you if you go to early, cancel the rest of your Sunday! You'll be CRUSHED!

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Hockessin, Delaware
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Had a fantastic breakfast here - the décor is nothing to brag about, but the food and the service were great. There is something on the menu for everyone, with a few very inventive offerings. The portions are really good size - you do not go away hungry. The only downside is that parking can be very limited, but if... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Walked in and met a group and the host approached us and gave terrible attitude. Then saw the same host walk to a different table of customers and talk about us, shaking her head while also making fun of us. Left before even getting served.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Great bar, food, Bloody Mary bar and wait staff. The food is great and portions are generous. The Bloody Mary buffet is an adult dream. The staff are friendly, pleasant, attentive and very efficient. You must go for breakfast and Bloody Mary's if you are in Dewey!

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Philadelphia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We were starving for breakfast and this place had a welcoming terrace. It was a bit chilly and rainy so we decided eat inside. We walked into a dark bar. It was a cavelike place to be eating breakfast and there seemed like dozens of tv's on the walls. That can't be true because the place wasn't that big. The... More 

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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Stopped for some seafood. Looked like an interesting, fun, place. Music was good, Tables outside are made for giants, lol. Inside looked unappealing to sit at. Shrimp was tasteless. Waitress needed better people skills. Bartender tried to switch an expensive vodka for a cheap one, after a few drinks. I guess he thought I wouldn't be able to tell...The waitress... More 

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

Paulnlin, Thank you for your honest review of our restaurant, we are truly embarrassed that your experience wasn't up to your or our standards. I've forwarded your review to the entire management staff. As well as posting it in the restaurant for the entire staff to read so they can understand how poor service and execution reflect on all we... More 

Cobourg, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Additional Information about The Starboard

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

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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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