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Home Grown Cafe

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American, 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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10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, 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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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Lunch

I went there for lunch with my husband and two young daughters. They were very welcoming and accommodating for our family. It has an adult restaurant feel but they didn't make us feel out of place. The service was fantastic and he made great suggestions. The cauliflower bites were so delicious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
CareyWilmingtonDE
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Wilmington, DE
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The place is nicely decorated and offers plenty of indoors and outdoors space. Service is good, with lot of waiters (I think we had 4 different for our table). The menu is interesting, offering vegetarian food, brunch and a variety of other healthy options. My Mediterranean wrap with tuna and French fries was OK. Probably my bad as the combination... More 

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Wilmington, DE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

I went there for lunch with my husband and two young daughters. They were very welcoming and accommodating for our family. It has an adult restaurant feel but they didn't make us feel out of place. The service was fantastic and he made great suggestions. The cauliflower bites were so delicious as was all of the food.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is an update to the review I left about a year ago (July 2014) I went back after a year and the food, food options, beer options and staff were all really good Excellent vegan options and many more than most places in Newark Really had fun, great beer and really good food. Thank you home grown for listening... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Hands down, the most varied menu in town, ESPECIALLY friendly for those who may not eat meat. Want a burger? Get it with beef, chicken, salmon, or tofu. Want a salad? Top it with beef, chicken, salmon, tofu. Options, options, options. My very very favorite is the Bahn Mi sandwich with tofu. Meat-eating hubby is EXTREMELY fond of their burgers.... More 

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North East, Maryland
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is a great place for lunch/dinner and if you're there later in the evening or night, it's a great little bar. Even if you're not veg/vegan their menu is fantastic with tons of customizable options. It can get pretty crowded later at night when the bar crowd shows up, so if you don't like it loud, then I'd not... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Lowered my rating after thinking more about our experience. Because: it's relatively expensive; tiny little side order of guacamole; seems more a drinking place than food.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Rep is a healthy eatery. No brown rice. How can they think they have a healthy menu serving white rice! Weird. Won't eat here again. 😟

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Newark, Delaware
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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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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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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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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, Vegetarian, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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