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“Good food, Good space, pretty good service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Home Grown Cafe

Home Grown Cafe
126 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
302-266-6993
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Ranked #27 of 299 Restaurants in Newark
Price range: $10 - $22
Cuisines: American, Vegetarian, Californian, Healthy
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hains Street
Transit: Dart bus system stops one block down on Main Street.
Description: "Newark's most coolly sleek, vibrantly accented & adventuresome fine-dining destination." - The News Journal Home Grown Cafe is the destination for internationally inspired cuisine with a local flair. Enjoy award winning gourmet salads, home made soups, fresh seafood & steaks & a variety of vegetarian & vegan options. Unique martinis, eclectic beers a great wine list & mouth-watering desserts deserve a special trip. Best of Delaware 2005 - Best Martinis upstate. Enjoy live music on Wednesday, Friday & Saturday evenings.
New York
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71 restaurant reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Good food, Good space, pretty good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

The menu is broad enough to satisfy a variety of tastes. A distinct vegetarian/vegan tilt but they do not ignore the carnivores in the crowd. Maple Salmon, felafel, mac n cheese and someting with black rice, mushrooms and chicken that all received high marks. The room is funky and had a quality you see far too infrequently is restaurants, spaciousness. You are not jammed in with other tables, even on a very busy Saturday night. The service on each of our visits has been college town average, good effort, but not really professional.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Newport, Rhode Island
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good for Vegetarians”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Excellent breakfast and generous portions. Great choices for vegetarians. We had breakfast and dinner meals here and enjoyed both.

Visited February 2013
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Delaware
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Consistent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Whenever I visit Home Grown, I know that my meal will be delicious, the service will be good, and my gluten free menu items will be prepared safely. There is something for everyone on the menu, from my burger-loving son to my vegan sister-in-law. And the atmosphere is cheerful and warm.

Visited January 2013
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Michigan
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Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
“Great choice for vegetarians”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We went to Homegrown for probably the last time as my daughter graduated this past weekend. As a vegetarian, I was always happy to eat here. There are so many wonderful choices for a vegetarian. You can't go wrong. You are in a college town on their main street, so it will be noisy and service may be spotty, but the food never disappointing. I will surely miss it!!!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Philadelphia, PA
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190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
“Mixed results”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

We have been here a few times - sometimes it is better than others. The menu is interesting but often they don't deliver what is expected. The service can be good or fair.

Visited October 2012
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