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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: Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 28
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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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Potomac, Maryland
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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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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3 reviews
3 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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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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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This restaurant has wonderful fresh food, always cooked correctly and seasoned well. That means fish and seafood are never overcooked, meat is exactly the color you specify, and vegetables and salads are simple and flavorful. The old house atmosphere is lovely, full of separate spaces and nooks for big tables. Gluten free diners are given many choices but the cooking... More 

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great atmosphere, friendly staff and always great food to choose from on the menu. Have enjoyed wonderful dinner and lunch items at this Diamond in the Rough. Called that because it's in the middle of the road construction but always open. Room on the second floor for groups and plenty of seating on the main floor. Go and enjoy.

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Delaware
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

I went during the off season with my mom, and it was amazing! Menu is celiac friendly. The grilled salmon is hands down my favorite dish. Crab dip and cream of crab soup (also GF!) were delicious. Great overall atmosphere and super nice staff. You will leave satisfied - definitely recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We were down scoping out wedding venues and the owner of Addy by the Sea recommended we eat at Cafe on 26 because the chef there also does the B&B breakfast and catering, so we did last Sat night and it was good comfort food cooking for the winter menu, choosing from a 3 course menu the tomato bisque was... More 

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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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