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Home Grown Cafe

126 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
302-266-6993
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Ranked #14 of 280 restaurants in Newark
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Vegetarian, Californian, Healthy
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hains Street
Transit: Dart bus system stops one block down on Main Street.
Description: "Newark's most coolly sleek, vibrantly accented & adventuresome fine-dining destination." - The News Journal Home Grown Cafe is the destination for internationally inspired cuisine with a local flair. Enjoy award winning gourmet salads, home made soups, fresh seafood & steaks & a variety of vegetarian & vegan options. Unique martinis, eclectic beers a great wine list & mouth-watering desserts deserve a special trip. Best of Delaware 2005 - Best Martinis upstate. Enjoy live music on Wednesday, Friday & Saturday evenings.
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English first
Newark, De
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Home Grown is one of our favorite restaurants because it was one of the first to cater to people that have to live gluten free. There is a wide range of foods available for lunches or dinner. Food is always good and there are interesting choices. Prices are reasonable and servers knowledgeable. Park in the lot behind the restaurant, because... More

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Newark
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The first time my husband and I went was for a jazz night . We have kept coming back for the locally sourced phenomenal food, the great atmosphere, and the live entertainment. Wish there were more places like this around.

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Columbia, Maryland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great salads. A large variety oF to her dishes including many vegetarian dishes. Vegan also. Sups particularly good and veggie chili is wonderful. Good service and funky decor.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

It was a little after 1 PM. I had a hankering for something fresh, healthy and tasty. I surprised a friend with a spur the moment invitation to do lunch. He chose a simple cheese sandwich and french fries. $10. The description of multiple cheeses drew him in. The actual entrée was dry, lacked taste, and needed a bowl of... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

A nice place with a cool vibe. Food is just average and the selection is limited unless you only like funky stuff. I am not a pasta and meat and potatoes person, so I was not looking for that type of food, but was hoping for more varied fresh menu. Maybe the choices get better in the summer when more... More

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Newark, Delaware
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Decided to try the Home Grown brunch since we were in the area and had heard good things about it. My friend ordered the quiche. She said that it was just ok, more like scrambled eggs with onions molded into a round form. There was no crust, which she did not like. I had the cornmeal cake, which was very... More

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Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

My boyfriend and I had an unexpected "free night" and saw that one of our favorite local bands (61 North) was playing at the Home Grown Cafe - so we jumped in the car for a "night out" road trip. The Home Grown Cafe was great, and we really enjoyed the food, drinks, and the entertainment! The staff and owners... More

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Hollywood, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Home Grown never disappoints. I always get the California Cobb with falafel or the Poached Pear with tofu - both as wraps with house chips. It's SO delicious and healthy. Vegan and vegetarian friendly. They have great beers and at affordable prices. The restaurant can be crowded at times and there is a wait on weekends but I see why.... More

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Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Tonight I made a date with my son in law and daughter for Home Grown. I had no idea it was University of DE Parent's Weekend. In my opinion, that should not influence the quality of the food , or the service, of an established restaurant. We arrived early for Happy Hour. There was no room at the bar, so... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We continue to frequent this place and each time we go we love it. They are just amazing with making sure Vegans and Vegetarians are happy and comfortable. I had one of the bowl dishes with the veggie burger and it was amazing. Good flavor and great spices. This place also has live bands on some nights.

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