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Cafe on 26

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84 Atlantic Ave, Ocean View, DE 19970-9107
+1 302-539-2233
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Bath, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, little pricy for the amount of food you get but service was friendly and good. atmosphere was very nice

1 Thank robertjmillett
Bel Air, Maryland
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Again, full disclosure, my wife and I love this restaurant. Maria, the owner does a great job and she has a lovely hard working staff. You have to try this restaurant! We started out with a cup of cream of crab soup, probably the best you will ever taste. My wife usually gets the signature potato encrusted salmon, tonight she... More 

1 Thank David M
Hackettstown, New Jersey
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was recommended by a resident of where we were staying for vacation. And boy was she wright from Apps to Entrees to Desert everything was Top Notch. Main meals of Scallops, Chicken And Shrimp, Organic Chicken, Strip Steak were all loved, appetizers also everybody loved, I had the mussels in the white whine sauce. Deserts were also loved.... More 

1 Thank Jeff C
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Went out with the family, including an infant. We went at 5:30 and it wasn't too crowded, otherwise I would've felt bad having a noisy child in an upscale restaurant. Really what makes it upscale is the price range. But everything was delicious! I got the swordfish, my brother got the prime rib and my mother got the salmon. Everyone... More 

1 Thank 829heatherg
Annapolis, Maryland
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I just moved to Bethany Beach in March. We've been trying out restaurants. This was BY FAR the best meal we've had. The atmosphere is quaint and cozy, an old house. I had the French onion soup which was perfect. My husband started with shrimp cocktail....nicely seasoned and chilled. For dinner he had the prime rib with... More 

2 Thank abeachfan
Bethesda, Maryland
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79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Cafe on 26 has a typical American menu that you can rely on for a good, not sensational, meal. The setting is pleasant and the upstairs is particularly quiet, which is unusual for a beach restaurant.

Thank 102mauricea
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Pricy but good portions and local produce. Food was great and tasted like it was homemade. Would come back for a special occasion.

1 Thank RAY JR M
North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Constantly changing menu with scratch cooked meals. Owner is on site either meeting with guests or in the kitchen.

1 Thank Jim H
Fairfax County, Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We have eaten at Cafe 26 many times and always enjoy both the food and the service. Salmon is excellent. We have found servers recommendations reliable.

1 Thank dianasgibb
Wilmington, Delaware
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Had salmon topped with lump crab and it was fantastic! A nice portion of lump crab on top of a wonderfully prepared salmon. Not sure what kind of sauce they put on top of the dish, maybe a buerre blanc with dill? whatever it was, it was really good. I look forward to eating here again.

1 Thank bellyfl0p

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $53
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84 Atlantic Ave, Ocean View, DE 19970-9107
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Ocean View
  • Phone Number: +1 302-539-2233
The Big Yellow House Located on the corner of Rt. 26 - Atlantic Avenue and Woodland Avenue, offering Fresh Local Seasonal Cuisine. Open Year Round Call for Current Hours Reservations Highly Recommended Full Bar Availability. Winner of 4 2013 Best of Awards from Coastal Style Magazine - Best Chef Sussex County, Best Appetizers, Best Authentic American Cuisine and Best Coffee. 2015 Winner - Battle at the Beach Chef Cook-Off, 2015 Winner - Culinary Genius Award for the Northeast Region. Executive Chef Jason Bostaph

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