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Home Grown Cafe

126 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
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Ranked #27 of 299 Restaurants in Newark
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $22
Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We did a take away from this cafe on arrival to Newark after 10pm and it was horrible. Including a stray hair on cheese in the gf sandwich. Very disappointing.

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201 reviews 201 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The Home Grown Café serves a the niche market for interesting vegetarian and vegan food, and makes a lot of lists for good local places. It sits in a strip of restaurants and shops in the middle of Newark, part of a popular destination. They have a full bar, and I could see going here for drinks alone. We started... More 

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Delaware, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants, and my go-to when I have visitors. The menu has a nice balance of meat, vegetarian and vegan entrees. The menu has gotten a bit smaller over the years, but there really is something for everyone. It's a good spot for dinner, brunch or just for drinks.

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Newark, Delaware
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Nice restaurant great variety of menu. She doesn't eat meat I do. Finding good restaurants is not an easy task We call eating at a new restaurant "an audition" this place gets the part it was all really good service and food

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Newark, Delaware
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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6 reviews 6 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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Additional Information about Home Grown Cafe

Address: 126 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
Phone Number: 302-266-6993
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 22
Cuisine: American, Vegetarian, Californian, Healthy

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