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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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    Very good
  • 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
Cafe on 26 is tops!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Loretta S
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  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

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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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

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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Millsboro, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Our friends recommended The Cafe on 26 to us, after visiting we will recommend it also. We came on a packed Friday night with eight family members. The wine menu was extensive and includes a wide variety of alcohol. Our server presented multiple Pinot Noir bottles to us (recommend the Vinum Cellars) and made multiple martinis. The server had me... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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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 43 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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7 restaurant reviews
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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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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