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Cafe on 26

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84 Atlantic Ave, Ocean View, DE 19970-9107
+1 302-539-2233
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Big Yellow House with a White Picket Fence Located on the corner of...
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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  • 3
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Food, Slow Service

The Cafe on 26 came recommended to me on a gluten-free app. I was so excited to find gluten-free crab cakes. This was the first time I have dined at the restaurant. It was a little fancier than I expected. I felt slightly under dressed in super casual clothes. The food was wonderful! My friend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
shelbug99
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New Lexington, Ohio
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Bowie, Maryland
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

As our family was driving toward the beach on a Saturday, we decided to try the Cafe on 26. With 8 of us, including a toddler and an infant, we were concerned about finding a place that would work for all of us. No problem with this restaurant. The food was excellent, including a good variety not always found at... More 

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Dagsboro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Back from vacation -- one of my highlights was the blueberry cobbler at the Cafe on 26. It's great to know that they are using fresh local blueberries from Bennet Orchards. (We actually went to pick our own blueberries later on our trip based on their cobbler!) Excellent meal, superb service as always!

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Bel Air, Maryland
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Was so good before, now back for the third time in two months. Brought another couple, they both loved the meal as much as we did. My wife repeated with the encrusted salmon, I had the bay scallops, our friends had the encrusted salmon and the sea bass. Would recommend if they have the sea bass, to have it deboned... More 

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Ocean View, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Our server was good however the food was poor. Stuffed Flounder was not cooked and sent back after biting into a piece of raw fish, Prime Rib was a grilled steak not a roast & very tough, twice baked potato was a baked potato sliced with melted cheese on top and and wine list needs serious help. The other couple... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We used to enjoy the food, and service at Café on 26, but unfortunately we had a bad experience this past Saturday evening for dinner. None of our main courses were prepared well. Two of us had the Filet Minion and it was tasteless. The seasoning was bland. We had to doctor it up with salt to give it some... More 

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New Lexington, Ohio
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The Cafe on 26 came recommended to me on a gluten-free app. I was so excited to find gluten-free crab cakes. This was the first time I have dined at the restaurant. It was a little fancier than I expected. I felt slightly under dressed in super casual clothes. The food was wonderful! My friend wanted the kitchen staff to... More 

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Bel Air, Maryland
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My wife and I have been in Ocean City for 30 years and we stumbled upon this place last week for lunch. Delicious meal, wonderful staff, could not have been better. Therefore, we came again tonight and the food was absolutely delicious. The encrusted salmon and stuffed flounder were wonderful. Met the owner for the second time, lovely hard working,... More 

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Gold Bar, Washington
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

My daughter and I had a delicious dinner at this restaurant and I was able to choose from many appetizers, entrees and desserts without gluten. Service was also excellent!

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We have been going to the Cafe for several years now and were thrilled to find out that they have a rather extensive gluten free menu. Not only is the food amazing, but the servers and the owner are also! We feel like we are

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Excellent! Salads, entrees, And the desserts are great. It is hard to believe gluten free desserts can be so delicious! The meals are priced higher than we are used to, but we always leave there satisfied that we had a great dinner.

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Address: 84 Atlantic Ave, Ocean View, DE 19970-9107
Phone Number: +1 302-539-2233
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Ocean View
Average Prices: USD 6 - 30
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 84 Atlantic Ave, Ocean View, DE 19970-9107
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Ocean View
  • Phone Number: +1 302-539-2233

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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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