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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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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Perfect cooking every time.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Dorothy in NJ
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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  • Local cuisine
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Frankford
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Loved the food and the staff. Although the food came out a bit slowly, it was clear that is was freshly made and was simply delicious. Have given many of my friends gift cards so that they can try it as well.

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A lot of restaurants in the area offering specials but many you get what you pay. The Café is very unique with perfectly prepared food. We have visited twice in the last week it was so good especially the signature salmon dish and shepherd's pie, scallops...Pricey but worth it. Owner visible and could not be more accommodating along with our... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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167 reviews 167 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 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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Delaware
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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