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Cafe on 26

84 Atlantic Ave, Ocean View, DE 19970-9107
+1 302-539-2233
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Ranked #2 of 19 restaurants in Ocean View
Price range: $6 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Big Yellow House with a White Picket Fence Located on the corner of Rt. 26 - Atlantic Avenue and Woodland Avenue offering Fresh Local Seasonal Cuisine Open Year Round Call for Current Hours Reservations Recommended Winner of 4 2013 Best of Awards from Coastal Style Magazine - Best Chef Sussex County, Best Appetizers, Best Authentic American Cuisine and Best Coffee
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English first
Ocean
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Walking from the parking lot in back to the front converted house is nice. We ate in the area on the front porch. Space is a little tight sitting there, but not uncomfortable. Other patrons in a large group were heading upstairs. The appetizers and entrees were terrific and the service was very good. If your waitress is busy, then... More

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Dover, Delaware, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I am a local and have visited Cafe on 26 many times. I am always pleased by my experience. The food is not only heavenly, but we have so many gluten free options for my daughter! The service is wonderful, the wait staff very attentive. It is a relaxing atmosphere very appropriate for a beach community!

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Consistently excellent food produced by trained Chefs. My husband and friends have tried many of their dishes, each, prepared remarkably well. I love the prime rib, pork, crab cake and their signature dish the salmon is amazing. Service is excellent. Chef's are interested in what you have to say and are willing to try their customers recipes. My favorite place... More

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Ocean View, Delaware
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93 reviews 93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Over the past two years, each time we go back to the Cafe on 26, the quality of the food is excellent. They do a good "pour" on the adult beverages. Love the salmon and the crab cakes. Tell them if you need gluten free, and they will accommodate! This week we tried the "ethnic comfort food night". Truthfully, had... More

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Dagsboro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

I went in with some friends earlier this month when I visited the area. I've been to Ocean View/Bethany Beach many times and I regret not having come in sooner because I had no idea what I had been missing. The restaurant is gorgeous inside, and we're immediately greeted and shown to a table. Throughout our entire meal, our waitress... More

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Fenwick Island, Delaware
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133 reviews 133 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I went to the Café for lunch with 26 neighbors.. We only had choices of 4 items on the menu and had reservations. We waited 20 minutes to get our drinks.. 20 more minutes to order and 30 more minutes to get our meals.. One girl was working and she wasn't even good. We were in tables of 4 and... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We went to this restaurant as my partner needs to find gluten free foods and we were over awed by the variety and quality of the offering on their menu. All of their selections, gluten free or not, are fabulous...well prepared and well presented. The pricing is at the top of our range, but we feel that this is a... More

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Millville, DE
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96 reviews 96 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We arrived on Prime Rib night which I think was a mistake. Our meals started with Bruschetta which was composed of 3 small white rolls sitting in a mass of cherry tomatoes, bad balsamic and oil. No idea how they had the temerity to call this a bruschetta. My wife and I both had salmon. Mine was overcooked and hers... More

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Delicious meals and gluten free options for our grandson. Nice wine list, too. We have had lunch and dinner at the Cafe and brunch two years ago.

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Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This restaurant is very pretty and well decorated. I really wanted to love the place, but the food and wine were mediocre. My husband and I both ordered a dinner and shared dessert. I had the seared scallops, which were overcooked and a bit rubbery as a result. My husband had the pork, which he said was good. We also... More

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