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Home Grown Cafe

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126 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19711 (Hains Street)
+1 302-266-6993
9:30 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 9:30 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 9:30 am - 1:00 am
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Newark, Delaware
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is definitely not a meat-and-potatoes style of restaurant. The menu is contains unique entreses and a good variety of sandwiches, salads and the like. A nice beer selection as well. This restaurant is well suited to vegetarians and vegans.

Thank pufkast
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've eaten here many, many times for good reason. Great selection, good-natural foods, and a pretty good craft beet selection ----- last time had Love Stout by Yards. Just waiting for the Cafe to get some locally made Meads to make the meal perfect.

Thank Jeffrey C
Hockessin, Delaware
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92 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had errands close by so we stopped in for a quick lunch. This is an excellent little spot on Main Street. I had been here once before and once again homegrown is not disappoint. Everything lives up to their "fresh" trademark. The meals are very rapidly and are delicious. Since this is a college Hangout, the... More 

Thank MPB222
Wilmington, Delaware
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95 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Home Grown has offered consistently very good to outstanding food since they opened. They had a little menu issue a few years ago but that seems to have been cleared up. They appear to have tweaked their mushroom soup recipe in my most recent visit, making it THE BEST mushroom soup I have ever had, including that at Longwood Gardens.... More 

Thank AKM4755
Newark, Delaware
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

I have gone to Home Grown for more than 12 years for girls' nights out, Sunday brunch, and the occasional lunch with colleagues. I find that we are always seated quickly, that the food is good quality and offers options for gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, and health-conscious eaters. Definitely recommend.

Thank candomama2012
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

I had been there many times. Wonderful ambience, good food, and I like the singers/musicians they bring in. The burger is fantastic, so are other dishes.

Thank Rumee
Lewes, Delaware
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204 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

We recently met some friends at this cafe for dinner. None of us had ever eaten here before and we were all rather pleased with the menu options and, better yet, with the food that was served. It has a casual atmosphere and there was no rush from the waitress. The service was very good.

Thank 57RRoberts
Newark, Delaware
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

Do I need to say more, what a waste of time. This place is dirty, there was a cloud of smoke hanging in the air (I believe there is no smoking in restaurants in Delaware?) I reluctantly ate the food I ordered, and it was ok. On a scale of 1-10 it's a no.

Thank KRich144
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

Had meals here many times over the last couple of years. Really excellent selection on vegan, vegetarian as well as gluten free options. The staff are friendly and there a good parking options in the back of the restaurant at a pay lot. The restaurant is near many other eating and drinking establishments and the other shopping.

1 Thank Paul P
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

I had been wanting Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna, and we found it while taking my daughter and boyfriend out to dinner. The tuna was very good. My daughter ordered a stuffed pumpkin chicken bowl, which she enjoyed. The two other entrees were a vegetarian burger and a J ager Schnitzel which were deemed average.

1 Thank 4slomo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $22
American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
9:30 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
9:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
    (Hains Street)
  • Public Transportation: Dart bus system stops one block down on Main Street.
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: +1 302-266-6993
"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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?