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126 E Main St, Newark, DE 19711-7308 (Hains Street)
+1 302-266-6993
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Open now
All hours
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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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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170 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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36 reviews
29 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
Bethesda, MD
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98 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Stopped here for lunch today and will stop here again! We tried the Kennett Square mushroom soup with portabello mushroom bacon--amazing--which accompanied the Green Goddess sandwich (avocado, muenster, tomato, bean sprouts, lettuce on wheat) and the tuna poke--a small dish with ahi tuna in a relish of cucumbers, red onion, corn, and edamame with wonton chips. Everything was delicious. The... More 

1 Thank EnergyCounselor
Newark, Delaware, United States
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Excellent food and well prepared. I enjoyed the atmosphere and the setting. The location was enjoyable and well traveled by the University students.

1 Thank Joseph C
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88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Whenever I want something a "little different" for lunch, I tend to go to Home Grown. There are a number of sandwich and salad options although I tend to order the wrap with brie, apples and nuts complemented with either tuna or chicken. Vegetarians and vegans will also find a range of options.

1 Thank TheBajanQueen
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

So happy this place is close to my house, they truly do have something for everyone. Plus the bar has a great beer selection.

1 Thank Margo W

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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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, 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 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: +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?