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The Starboard

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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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Thousand Oaks, California
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived at 8:30am on a Saturday. Was a little concerned why no one was here yet. Especially when it was rated so high. I guess we were the first guest. By the time we left the place was packed. Great huge breakfast! Great speedy service. Would definitely go back!

Thank BlackRoseCher
Washington, DC, USA
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place for breakfast, even if you are on vacation and getting a late start. They have an amazing selection of omelettes as well as French toast, waffles and pancakes. I can vouch that the blueberry pancakes are made with fresh blueberries. Their coffee is good and their prices are reasonable. Another fun perk - the make your own Bloody... More 

Thank DCnative94
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

All I can say is WOW! The food was delicious, the service was perfect, the crowd was so fun, and there were sharks all over the place!!!

Thank John Liz J
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What a great ride to this place! Great music from the dj. Didn't eat here so canno speak for the food but really enjoyed the location, the people watching and wow complimentary water? That was on point for guests!!! Great day for sunshine and starboard!!

Thank Mindy K
Old Bridge, New Jersey
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What can I say, EXCELLENT !!! great food great staff !! Hello Alice!! we met one of the staff = Alice, she is wonderful, when you have staff like her you are sure to do great! make your bloody Mary's, what a great idea ! will definitely go back here again!! hoping to see Alice again next year!!

State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

I simply cannot imagine a better shore place for breakfast. They have this loaded crab breakfast, omelets are very, very good, and I had a waffle and scrapple that was perfection. The coffee was t tribe on the day we were there.

Thank Mary C
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Don't be surprised that a restaurant known more for bar actually has the best breakfast in town. Night is wild party not for family but great fun for the young adults. Wife and I decided to try for breakfast. My "best western" omelette was one of the best I have ever had. My wife did a build your own omelette... More 

Thank Up4trips
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the comedy club and the appetizers. Also was here for breakfast and the staff was friendly and accommodating. Our server was knowledgeable of the food and the area and was very helpful. The building is in need of some renovations but the service and food was good. The only thing I didn't like were the hash browns they actually... More 

Thank Kolivo
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

They have awesome breakfasts! From the Skillets to the Eggs Delmarva! Monty has done a great Job with the menus and the wait staff and bartenders along with giving back to the community. They are always sponsoring worthy and fun causes! We enjoy it off season for lunch and dinner too. There is nothing like a nice spring or autumn... More 

Thank Kathleen s
Middletown, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Fun atmosphere, friendly staff and good food. Tables were a little sticky, but it was very humid when we were there, even in the air conditioning. We were there for dinner and breakfast and both were delicious.

Thank pbear93

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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, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, 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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