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126 E Main St, Newark, DE 19711-7308 (Hains Street)
302-266-6993
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
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80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had brunch with a friend and we had an ok time here. Limited food options with some odd choices. Pricing was reasonable as well as the service. This is a local favorite as everything is sourced locally. Breakfast options included some traditional as well as unique meals. Lunch menu includes salads and burgers with some odd ingredients. Food was ok,... More 

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Thank TheYelllowDart
Elkton, Maryland
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was good. Loved the different choices. Place could use some cleaning. Waitress was nice but forgetful.

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Thank b_stanley85
Landenberg, PA
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had many suppers here, never disappointed. Good service and prices. Gets busy at weekends when U.D students are back in town.

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1 Thank 7catspeople
Germantown, Maryland
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193 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here twice while on business. A friendlier and better food version than your standard breakfast/lunch places. Was able to get work done and enjoy a few different baked goods. Muffins were good and breakfast sandwiches. Nice choices and made to order.

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Thank zachary2000
Newark
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

On my last 3 trips to Homegrown, which span June/July, I have never received the drink I ordered on my waiter/waitresses first trip to the bar. 2 of those visits the bar substituted a IPA with a non IPA beer and hoped we didn't notice. When we did notice would ask right away and our waiter/waitresses would check in with... More 

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Thank Graceandpride
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

I think I eat here at least once a month. There are veggie and meat choices, but the veggie choices are so good I have never had a meat item here. The buffalo cauliflower is off the hook good! I even like the house salad and homemade dressing. I usually get the bahn mi with seitan and it's excellent, the... More 

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1 Thank Baltobabs
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

If you're near Newark, DE swing into this place near the University of Delaware. Their cauliflower wings can be ordered vegan and are to die for. I recommend making it a double order. Your friends will steal from your plate! They also have a decent amount of beer options, not a ton, but enough. I also really enjoyed the seitan... More 

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1 Thank Melody J
Georgetown, Delaware
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We eat at Home Grown any time we are in Newark. While there is some meat on the menu, most of it is devoted to a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan options. My wife and daughter are both vegetarians so there's never a question about where we will eat. They both had veggie tacos and I had the Powerhouse... More 

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Thank Dan T
Ridgewood, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The main street of Newark has a large number of restaurant that are meant to attract the college crowd. The Home Grown Cafe is like that in that it has a bar, several TVs, chalkboard menus... We stopped in as the fare includes some interesting vegetarian options. We started out with the Cauliflower Veggie Wing with Korean sauce. The result... More 

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1 Thank NJTravellingfool
Montvale, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

While visiting UDel with my daughter and aunt, we had lunch here. Loved the decor-hanging lamps and painted locker in the bathroom. The service was great too! We shared the buffalo cauliflower appetizer and different types of sandwiches and salads as our main course. It was delicious and reasonably priced-- We will definitely come back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $22
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Bar, Pub, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 E Main St, Newark, DE 19711-7308
    (Hains Street)
  • Public Transportation: Dart bus system stops one block down on Main Street.
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: 302-266-6993
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?