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Home Grown Cafe

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American, Californian, Vegetarian, Healthy
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126 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19711 (Hains Street)
Dart bus system stops one block down on Main Street.
302-266-6993
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Today
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: "Newark's most coolly sleek, vibrantly accented & adventuresome...
"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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  • 43
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
something for all ---delicious and healthy--or get the french fries!

Had the chicken congee which was soothing on a cold day, but needed a little more flavor--some herbs or salt maybe. Pad thai with veggie burger was outstanding! Tasty and filling--you may have leftovers. Apple chicken salad is good and large, also. Most items seem to have plenty to eat and food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Newark, Delaware
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

One of our favorites for lunch in Newark. Has a great vegetarian selection for my wife and something for the meat eater too. Have always found the food delicious and fresh and the staff friendly.

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Mickleton
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

My family of 4 ate at Home Grown over Graduation Weekend. The music, food, and atmosphere appealed to the college kid, the teenager, and the baby boomer parents. I would definitely eat here again! Hint: I made a reservation through Open Table. I recommend this site for dining reservations anywhere.

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Newark, Delaware
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Menu offers a lot of options for wraps, salads, sandwiches etc, as well as full entrees. Most of the items you can get as vegetarian or vegan or with a protein. Brunch on Sundays never disappoints but be sure to make a reservation.

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55 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Met 2 friends for lunch on a Friday around 12:15. It wasn't crowded and we were seated right away. It got more busy over the next hour. Pros: -nice menu with lots of interesting options-vegan, vegetarian, regular -the food is fresh and nicely presented (the lettuce wraps and hummus are delicious) -our server was very pleasant and energetic Cons: -it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

When we arrived in a Friday night it was one of the few restaurants Not crowded with young college students. The decor was interesting, almost 60's alien style if I had to use words to describe it. Interesting I know, but you'll get it once you see it. When we arrived it took the hostess a minute to seat us... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Had the chicken congee which was soothing on a cold day, but needed a little more flavor--some herbs or salt maybe. Pad thai with veggie burger was outstanding! Tasty and filling--you may have leftovers. Apple chicken salad is good and large, also. Most items seem to have plenty to eat and food is a great value!

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Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This restaurant has been a culinary disappointment--twice. The food is not what is promised. On our last visit we ordered the Gyros with lamb. The meat in the gyros was dripping wet and the yogurt sauce (I can't spell it, but tzatziki?) was completely missing. My wife ordered a side salad with blue cheese on the side and it arrived... More 

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HomeGrownCafe, Owner at Home Grown Cafe, responded to this review

Jim, I am sorry that your visit was not on par with the service and food that either of us desire. I would love for you to contact me offline - sasha@homegrowncafe.com I want to clarify if this did take place yesterday, 3/19, so that I can follow up with both the kitchen and service staff that was on duty,... More 

Wilmington, Delaware, Usa
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Best thing about Home Grown is that there are several vegetarian dishes available even though this is not a vegetarian restaurant. I am not a vegetarian and I wish they will bring back pulled lamb sandwich, but the vegi meals are great even for a non-vegetarian.

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HomeGrownCafe, Owner at Home Grown Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We did change the menu recently. In our restructuring of the menu, we no longer have a specific pulled lamb dish, however, we now do have a braised lamb option available to add to any of our wraps, salads, sandwiches and global bowls. We would be happy to walk you through the menu next... More 

Wilmington, Delaware
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58 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I've been dining at Home Grown since they opened, and visit often. They have really transformed since their humble beginnings. The things I really appreciate about Home Grown are the creatively conceived menu, excellent beer and wine selection, commitment to live music and local artists, and their involvement in the community. I really wish more restaurants (and business) were as... More 

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Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We have eaten here several times before, so we knew what to expect. Dining room is kinda dim and service can be slow, but food is good quality...and cooked to order. Today we visited for Brunch at opening of the restaurant, which there is ALWAYS a line to get in. We were seated immediately & given menus. Our waitress was... 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, Californian, Vegetarian, Healthy

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 126 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
    (Hains Street)
  • Public Transportation: Dart bus system stops one block down on Main Street.
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: 302-266-6993

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 22
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Vegetarian, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine

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.
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?