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126 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19711 (Hains Street)
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
All 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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Landenberg, PA
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

Thank 7catspeople
Germantown, Maryland
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187 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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.

Thank zachary2000
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Graceandpride
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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109 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Melody J
Georgetown, Delaware
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102 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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 

Thank Dan T
Ridgewood, NJ
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562 reviews
368 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 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 

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.

Thank TJLance
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1,027 reviews
589 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,579 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

We have been here several times before, so we sort of knew what to expect. We made reservations for Mother's Day during the Sunday brunch hours. When we arrived, there was a line to get in and wait to be seated. However, with our reservations we were seated immediately. Our server, Randy, was around right away. He took our drink... More 

1 Thank daisyferret1
Newark, Delaware
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63 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

The Good - Decor & great Ambience. They do validate parking, & a few food items were consistently good namely the side of field greens and the cream cheese spinach dip. The Bad - *Pricey *Elitist/Trendy *Menu changes seasonally so u can't get your favorite year round *Owner doesn't care 2 connect with customers who have taken time 2 let... More 

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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
Average prices
$10 - $22
American, Vegetarian, Vegan, Healthy, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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
10:00 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: 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?