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The Starboard

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pub
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2009 Highway One, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
+1 302-227-4600
8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Starboard is always a great time!! With the husband, with the girls or with the kids (kids are allowed to stay til 930pm, we usually take them for breakfast or lunch, they love sharks too). Food is amazing!! Drink are even better!! See Shelly at the back bar my fav and ask for a crush the way Barb gets... More 

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Houston, Texas
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have heard so many good things about this place but my first visit was just an okay experience. My college buddies were ready to take advantage of the famous Starboard Bloody Mary bar but their hopes were dashed when a waiter told us that during the week, the usual items offered to doll up the Bloody Mary were not... More 

Thank Kim R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for raw oysters. The selection of oysters were good you had choice of Well fleet, Delaware Bay oysters. I was given a sample of Delaware Bay oyster to try. The drinks were good and wait staff good.

Thank Suzeele
Wilmington, Delaware
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I really like this place because you see everyone there. It's not just college kids, it's all ages, locals and tourists, you name it. They also have a good kids menu and serve their food in a frisbee they can take home. The food is great, if you're just going there to drink you're not getting the full experience! Breakfast,... More 

Thank moose19
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful Sunday Brunch at the Starboard . We had a party of 10 and our waiter was really terrific and kind . The food was really good . My eggs were cooked perfectly and the sausage and scrapple were delicious . Our group ordered a club sandwich , spinach salad with chicken , western omelet , grilled chicken... More 

Thank Linda M
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My boyfriend's parents had come here when they came for a weekend and it came highly recommended! We went in for some omelets one morning for breakfast. My boyfriend got the Hot as Huevos omelette and I got a build your own with sausage, onions, and bell pepper with cheese. They were delicious! But a lot of food! They also... More 

Thank Anon5684
Newark, Delaware
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

went here with friends on a weeknight. no cover fee. free parking, but not too many spaces. Sat at one of the bars, the one too the right when u go inside is pretty cool looking. drinks are kinda expensive. good music.

Thank mandy4press
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Starboard serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. We breakfast here. My wife had a Crab Omelet and I had a Crab Benedict. Both were very good and the servers were very attentive.

Thank Paul P
Baltimore, Maryland
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84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, excellent breakfast/brunch. Best Bloody Mary's. Bustling bar at night for college age kids. Walking distance from all other establishments in Dewey. Can you say....pub crawl. Trolley available to Rehoboth Beach or south to OC Md.

Thank Martha0107
Wilkes-barre, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fast service, choice seating and nice variety of breakfast selections. We would definitely go there again. The prices were fair and the coffee was good, a little sting for my taste but it was hot and fresh.

Thank Francinet270

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2009 Highway One, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dewey Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 302-227-4600
The Starboard Restaurant is Dewey's most famous venue for fun, great times, and tremendous service! It has been home-awayfrom-home for most Dewey Beach visitors over our 55+ year history. The Starboard truly holds a special place in more people's hearts than anyone could ever imagine! The Starboard was originally built and opened by Duke Duggan around 1960 and has gone through several changes over its years. Purchased and run by the Hearn family during the late 80's and early 90's, Chip Hearn grew The Starboard into a nationally known hot spot. Purchased by current owners Steve 'Monty' Montgomery and his partners in 1999, The Starboard's popularity is now off the charts as it has grown into a national phenomenon! From famous Suicide Sundays to Eggs Delmarva and wonderful breakfasts and nightly entertainment - both on stage and with long-time DJ personalities - you will always find a crowd of people enjoying themselves at The Starboard. Wear Starboard merchandise anywhere in the country and you are bound to have someone mention how much fun THEY had when last in Dewey Beach! There isn't enough room to list all the awards from over the years - most impressive have been the infamous Cornerstone Award in 2010 by the Delaware Restaurant Association showing the level of community service The Starboard has contributed. Our local Chamber of Commerce awarded The Starboard its Business of the Year in 2009, and Delaware Today magazine readers annually award The Starboard as Dewey Beach's best restaurant, best downstate bar, best Sunday brunch, best staff, best event (Running of the Bull), amongst so many others. Enjoy The Starboard. It's truly a place thanks to so many wonderful people enjoying themselves throughout all these years... Find out for yourself just how comfortable and fun all facets of The Starboard Restaurant can be!

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