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The Starboard

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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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 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One awesome Bloody Mary Bar on Saturday and Sunday from 9 am untill 3 pm. Highly recommended to those who want the ultimate experience. Also The Starboard restaurant has exelent food .

Thank A.c. P
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for breakfast with the family and did not regret it. The food was delicious. We had different items from steak omlete to brisket eggs breakfast to pancakes to Benedict and it was tasted amazing. One fall back was the coffee though. It was too strong and bitter. The service was average and dry also but that point... More 

Thank Mays A
Millersville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Music is good and a bit loud, the drinks are ample and the bartenders are sweet. Sunday brunch is always good and busy With the Rudder going down this is DB at its best for nightlife.

Thank meanbear410
Churchton, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Typical bar atmosphere, had crab cake, it was good. Bring a jacket, very cold. People were friendly.

Thank Nancyles2
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited The Starboard a couple of times on a recent visit to Dewey Beach, once at night for drinks and another time in the morning for breakfast. We loved it as a bar/club and really enjoyed the lively crowd, good music and great mixed drinks. The layout is pretty chaotic with all kinds of little spaces, bars and rooms... More 

Thank AlwaysRTW
Hamilton, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the Starboard, but don't expect to leave sober :) Had a blast here with my friends 2 weeks ago. It's a great Dewey spot! Can't Miss!

Thank BethAnnP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hit Starboard Friday night for drinks had a great time listening to music, watching ballgames ,and just watching people have fun. The Bartenders were amazing.Ended up back at Starboard Saturday am for breakfast and Bloody Mary Buffet.Breakfast and Bloody Mary's were awsome.Could not believe how quickly the turned from night club to breakfast restaurant.Place was thoroughly clean and waitress was... More 

Thank William C
Thousand Oaks, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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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