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84 Atlantic Ave, Ocean View, DE 19970-9107
+1 302-539-2233
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Ranked #3 of 20 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
Wilmington, Delaware
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Excellent food. Awful service and very poorly managed. Hour and fifteen to get entree. I think there were only 3 people working tonight. The restaurant seats about 40 to 50. Must have had two or three people call off sick.Logistics were poor,many people coming in the door it was cold out and cold drafts constantly coming in. Not a comfortable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We stumbled upon the Cafe on 26 while taking a casual drive to unwind--theTripAdviser reviews led us to check it out--and we're glad we did. A friendly greeting and great service from the start with well prepared food. Particularly impressive were the crab soup--plenty of backfin crab meat in a flavorful cream soup, and the duck breast with port cherry... More 

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Washington, DC
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156 reviews 156 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The Cafe on 26 doesn't have a large menu but the food is well prepared, tasty, with generous portions that are moderately priced. The atmosphere is cosy in a converted house and the wait staff were superb. Cafe on 26 is an excellent choice for easy dining.

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Punta Cana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A great place and Maria does a great job Reminded us of New England type restaurant set in a home. Service was excellent and the food was as good. Recommend for a cozy dinner.

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews 93 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We were told about this place by friends. If you need to eat wheat free, this is the place to go! You don't have to try to figure out what you can have....you can have everything on the menu! My husband was in heaven. From appetizers to desserts eat to your hearts delight. I am not allergic and found all... More 

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Newark, Delaware
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I am very, very pleased to review this most excellent restaurant located approximately 2 -2.5 miles off of Delaware Route 1 just outside of Bethany Beach on Route 26. This is my second time going to this restaurant while visiting Bethany for vacation and I must say I have not been disappointed on either visit. The food is excellent, I... More 

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I enjoyed dinner here with my husband, daughter and two sisters. I was glad to be able to make a reservation. We were seated promptly, and served by an enthusiastic and friendly waiter. Our service was prompt, and our food was good. There were both seafood and non-seafood choices for the mixed tastes in my group. We were seated in... More 

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Simply delicious! We had a lovely table for two next to the windows. The menu had a good variety from which to choose. Great "fresh" choices with nice presentation. The food items came out fresh, hot and just down right delicious! A very nice experience we will be going back soon.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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