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Home Grown Cafe

126 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
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Ranked #24 of 293 Restaurants in Newark
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
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, Delaware
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Everything here is fresh and amazing. They have the BEST brussel sprouts I have ever had. It is a huge portion for a small price. They have great entertainment and specials. This is a great restaurant for vegans, vegetarians and carnivores.

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

So...I was always wanting to try Homegrown based on wonderful Trip Advisor Reviews, but was sometimes turned off by there hippie sign outside. So, we tried it for late night coffee and dessert... I was impressed the second I walked in, warm, cozy, and lovely decor (cool lighting). The staff was friendly as well. The dessert was AMAZING. I had... More

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Baltimore County, Maryland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

I just visited Newark for the first time and my daughter took me to the Home Grown Cafe for lunch. It was excellent. The hostess made sure that we had a table where there was plenty of room for a baby stroller. We had a wonderful waiter who was extremely polite and helpful. We decided to split two meals; a... More

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Elkton, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

In all fairness, it wasn't our original destination. Our first choice was closed because of renovations so we went to Home Grown in downtown Newark DE. We knew immediately we were in the wrong place because it's clearly a place for youngsters, and two over-70 folks like us stuck out like sore thumbs. Still, we were hungry and sat down.... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We have eaten at this place multiple times to include events like birthdays, friends from out of town and just the 2 of us. We also have submitted great feedback for this place 2 times in the past year, but until this last visit on Saturday night, we really liked the place. Maybe due to UofD being out on summer... More

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Newark, Delaware
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

With the new management has come a new menu. Some of the old favorites are there, but the style of how you order has changed. Instead of the old listings of entrees and appetizers, there are now categories where you pick your flavor and then pick your protein. There is also a daily menu option, with an appetizer, entree, desert,... More

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Nehalem, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Wow , what a meal, perfect Mahi and a totally new flavor for me Jalopena Grits loved it with the Mahi . The above was suggested by Joanne, our waitress and what a job she did, darn near perfect, fast, considerate, with a great knowledge of the menu and the town of Newark, Delaware. I was there with my 2... More

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Newark, Delaware
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Homegrown serves terrific healthy tasteful food in a funky fun atmosphere. Both meat and vegetarian dishes are available. Awesome soups and salads and fabulous martinis

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662 reviews 662 reviews
385 restaurant reviews
1,215 helpful votes 1,215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

On the weekends I walk by this place on my way to work. It always smells so good & there is usually a crowd of people going in for brunch. You can't help but smell the food & get a peek at the food with the outside dining patio right on the sidewalk! So, naturally, I have been dying to... More

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I love the food selection! They have very earthy options and I believe many of their ingredients are locally sourced. I also love the fact that they have vegan and vegetarian options. I love the grilled cheese sandwich, the nachos, and the thai wrap. The ice cream is also delicious! give this place a try if you are in the... More

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