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Home Grown Cafe

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American, Vegetarian, Californian, 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
Website
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
Wonderful wholesome food, and music on the side.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
SIsmat
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Wilmington, Delaware, Usa
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Wilmington, Delaware, Usa
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
17 helpful votes 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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Wilmington, Delaware
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
Top Contributor
683 reviews 683 reviews
398 restaurant reviews
1,282 helpful votes 1,282 helpful votes
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My wife and I have enjoyed many meals and drinks over the past several years, however, we recently visited during "happy hour " to take advantage of the bar specials. Unfortunately, all stools were taken. The hostess said she could seat us at a table but we would not get "happy hour" pricing eventhough we were 20 minutes before special... More 

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

Hi. I am sorry that your visit did not go as planned. Thank you for alerting us to how this was handled. We are working with our staff on contacting a manager right away when there is a customer concern. It is correct that our policy to have happy hour specials is limited to first come first serve for customers... More 

Trinidad
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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HomeGrownCafe, Owner at Home Grown Cafe, responded to this review

We are so sorry that your experience was below our standards and our norm. We sincerely apologize and are making strides to ensure that this does not happen again. Please contact me offline at sasha@homegrowncafe.com I would like to follow up with you directly. Thank you, Sasha Aber, owner. More 

Baltimore
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Senior Reviewer
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
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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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, Californian, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?