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“The Ches-Del is a Classic”
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Ches Del
Price range: $5 - $10
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

For many years, the Ches-Del was a mandatory stop on the way home from Florida, close enough to be an end-capper, but far enough to be a needed respite before the journey home. My grandparents swore by the place.

It's not quite the same now. Highway 1 has left the Ches-Del a bypassed relic, with traffic speeding by and over the Canal. The restaurant looks a bit old, rust spots and faded paint. Walk in, and it's much the same. Half the room is blocked off. The wall drapings are dirty, and the paint is showing it's age. There was very little energy, and few of the patrons were younger than 50.

That said, there's a quaintness, a sense of place to the Ches-Del. Their menu reflects the area, heavy on the seafood, led by their Crab Imperial. The vegetables were fresh and in-season. The food was reliable. The dining room sports a nice little Astroturf display with various stuffed animals displaying baseball logos.

It may not quite be the heydays of the Ches-Del, but it's a great little spot for daytrippers and the occasional visitor.

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Reviewed August 14, 2012

A mix of old and new space in this New Castle County institution. The Ches Del has been around for many years. Breakfast, lunch and dinner with many different specials on certain nights. Food is pretty good-it's a diner-and the chicken and dumplings are gut filling. These are Delmarva slippery dumplings for those accustomed to the "drop" dumplings you might find in Pennsylvania Dutch country. They do serve alcohol at this diner. You can sit at the counter in the front or be seated in the spacious dining room. Open for dinner every day but Monday and Tuesday.

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Reviewed August 3, 2012

The smell will ruin your appetite when you enter. It smells of septic or old uncleaned carpets. Tired and run down feeling.

Thank beth k
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