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Sinclair's Cafe

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177 E Main St, Newark, DE 19711-7313
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Dining options: Breakfast

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    3 of 5 stars
Great breakfast spot!

Sometimes hard to get a seat on Sunday because everyone goes for their special pancakes! Their home fries have a little kick to them and they have a large variety of options for omelets. Have quite a few vegetarian choices. They are only open for breakfast and lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
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Portland, OR
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Came here first thing in the morning for some breakfast after spending the night crossing the country on a red eye. This place was recommended to us by our hotel. Located on Main Street in Newark, Sinclair's does have a mom-and-pop kinda feel. Service was friendly and fast, but we were rather disappointed by our food. I had a vegetable... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Sometimes hard to get a seat on Sunday because everyone goes for their special pancakes! Their home fries have a little kick to them and they have a large variety of options for omelets. Have quite a few vegetarian choices. They are only open for breakfast and lunch.

Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We had a delightful breakfast at Sinclair's this morning. After being met with charming decor and relaxed atmosphere, we enjoyed oat spiced pancakes with real maple syrup. Varied menu, good prices, yummy food. Worth a repeat.

Washington, DC
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65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Since we're not much into the Cracker Barrel or iHop atmosphere or food when searching for a breakfast location, this place is our go-to breakfast place when visiting friends and family in Newark. Located on Main Street, you could easily miss it despite a sizable sign that blends into the brick storefronts. Wait staff hustles on a Saturday and Sunday... More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Breakfast and lunch served until 2 p.m. Best iced tea anywhere with refill. BLT w/out the B is a vegetarian delight. Only downside, no desert. Note to owners: desert would be huge. Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Pecan Pie, Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing (I mean serious cream cheese icing).

Newark, Delaware
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102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This place is local and down to Earth. The staff are very friendly and make you feel a home. The real highlight is the food. They make a great breakfast and quickly. Highly recommended for a simple, delicious, and relaxed breakfast.

West Chester, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Sinclair's is outstanding. It's hard to beeline that anyone would give this place a bad review. I guess if your tastebuds are more in tune to Denny's, this is not the place for you. I couldn't think of a single negative thing to say about Sinclair's. 1. The waitstaff hustles and is very friendly. 2. The food is fresh and... More 

Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I have read several reviews of this breakfast and lunch restaurant in Newark , Delaware. They either rave about the place or pan it. I will say that the breakfast menu and service were excellent. The food was excellent, bacon crisp, coffee hot. The service was fine as well...The negative reviews were mostly about bad service and high prices. I... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We are Newark locals, and we eat out several times a week for breakfast or brunch. We keep coming back to Sinclair's because it is so good. The eggs are REAL and they are scrambled to perfection, light fluffy, and not wet and gross. The bacon is better than I can make myself. It is crunchy, wide, and cooked on... More 

New Castle, Delaware, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

If this place gets high rating, it must be from the people that work there. First they have only ONE "flavor" of pancakes a week. You can't just get plain pancakes. I should have left right then. There is no real sausage, just turkey sausage or veggie sausage. So I order a New York Poached egg. Supposed to be bacon... More 

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  • Address: 177 E Main St, Newark, DE 19711-7313
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: 302-368-7755


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