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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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Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Local cuisine
Description: The Big Yellow House Located on the corner of Rt. 26 - Atlantic Avenue and...
The Big Yellow House 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 Highly Recommended Full Bar Availability. Winner of 4 2013 Best of Awards from Coastal Style Magazine - Best Chef Sussex County, Best Appetizers, Best Authentic American Cuisine and Best Coffee. 2015 Winner - Battle at the Beach Chef Cook-Off, 2015 Winner - Culinary Genius Award for the Northeast Region Chef Jason Bostaph
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  • 40
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  • 17
    Very good
  • 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
Best restaurant in Bethany Beach

We had the most amazing meal, service and fun ever at Cafe on 26!! Our table had stuffed flounder, duck and salmon cooked to perfection and absolutely delicious. If you are any where near Bethany Beach you need to call ahead for a reservation and dine at Cafe on 26 because it will be the best meal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
edkrause2
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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the most amazing meal, service and fun ever at Cafe on 26!! Our table had stuffed flounder, duck and salmon cooked to perfection and absolutely delicious. If you are any where near Bethany Beach you need to call ahead for a reservation and dine at Cafe on 26 because it will be the best meal you ever had,... More 

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1 Thank edkrause2
Bel Air, Maryland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

have been several times, tried to get in New Years Eve, initially did not have a table, but called me back the next day, was able to fit in my wife and I. Had a tent set up outside with champagne and appetizers for the guests which was free. The food was delicious as usual, my wife had the signature... More 

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1 Thank David M
Ocean View, Delaware
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We tried this little spot for brunch the first time. An excellent place to have a special brunch! I have been back many times for lunch and dinner. The best chicken salad I have ever eaten! Dinner is always creative and super fresh! Staff is very pleasant and knowledgeable!

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1 Thank Barbara R
Dagsboro, Delaware
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197 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Located in what looks like a house along route 26 (between route 113 and Bethany Beach), the Cafe is deceptively simple yet turns out to be elegant and astounding in it's quality of meal offerings. Our friendly and enthusiastic server was helpful and we tried the scallops and encrusted salmon. Both entrees were in the category of "best we have... More 

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1 Thank Ted S
Ocean View, Delaware, USA
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Eight of us met for dinner. It was a very enjoyable time. Everyone was happy with their choices. The Cream of Crab soup was enjoyed by one, the escagot was enjoyed by several and presented differently than most restaurants. We all, yes all, had the grilled rib eye. All thought it was very tasty and tender. Looking around i thought... More 

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1 Thank Donald D
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We went in the restaurant between lunch and dinner and they had been slammed for lunch since the weather had been bad and no beaching it for most travelers. The Wait staff gentlemen was gracious as could be an we knew his lunch crowd had been huge but, he asked the Chef if we could stay and be served just... More 

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2 Thank HomesBytheBayofMD
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Since it opened we have always eaten dinner here on the last night before we leave Bethany Beach to go home. That's 5 years (congrats to Cafe 26!). We return bec the service has always been good and the waitstaff friendly, cheerful and attentive. And the dinners have consistently been gourmet fare. The chef has a special touch and knows... More 

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2 Thank Loretta S
Bethany Beach, Delaware
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had dinner at Cafe on 26 and it was very good. Our server, Mike, was fun and attentive and Charlie checked on us as well. One observance though - you would think that any restaurant that has a $53.00 item on their menu would not use paper placemats and paper napkins. Only one table had a linen table cloth,... More 

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2 Thank Grandbonnie
Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is a renovated house. Not many tables, but don't be fooled. The food was delicious. Have a limited menu, however that's because it changes daily and everything is fresh and made to order. Also, it's gluten free! Were kind of busy when our party of four arrived. Service was kind of slow, but after everything had settled down... More 

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1 Thank Kaleys918
Millsboro, Delaware
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The food we had was awesome. I had the Tuna and it just melted in your mouth. We recommend to all my friends and family!

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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 - 53
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

The Big Yellow House 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 Highly Recommended Full Bar Availability. Winner of 4 2013 Best of Awards from Coastal Style Magazine - Best Chef Sussex County, Best Appetizers, Best Authentic American Cuisine and Best Coffee. 2015 Winner - Battle at the Beach Chef Cook-Off, 2015 Winner - Culinary Genius Award for the Northeast Region Chef Jason Bostaph
Open Hours
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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