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“loved the bloody mary bar”
Review of The Starboard

The Starboard
Ranked #4 of 44 Restaurants in Dewey Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Starboard Restaurant is Dewey's most famous venue for fun, great times, and tremendous service! It has been home-awayfrom-home for most Dewey Beach visitors over our 55+ year history. The Starboard truly holds a special place in more people's hearts than anyone could ever imagine! The Starboard was originally built and opened by Duke Duggan around 1960 and has gone through several changes over its years. Purchased and run by the Hearn family during the late 80's and early 90's, Chip Hearn grew The Starboard into a nationally known hot spot. Purchased by current owners Steve 'Monty' Montgomery and his partners in 1999, The Starboard's popularity is now off the charts as it has grown into a national phenomenon! From famous Suicide Sundays to Eggs Delmarva and wonderful breakfasts and nightly entertainment - both on stage and with long-time DJ personalities - you will always find a crowd of people enjoying themselves at The Starboard. Wear Starboard merchandise anywhere in the country and you are bound to have someone mention how much fun THEY had when last in Dewey Beach! There isn't enough room to list all the awards from over the years - most impressive have been the infamous Cornerstone Award in 2010 by the Delaware Restaurant Association showing the level of community service The Starboard has contributed. Our local Chamber of Commerce awarded The Starboard its Business of the Year in 2009, and Delaware Today magazine readers annually award The Starboard as Dewey Beach's best restaurant, best downstate bar, best Sunday brunch, best staff, best event (Running of the Bull), amongst so many others. Enjoy The Starboard. It's truly a place thanks to so many wonderful people enjoying themselves throughout all these years... Find out for yourself just how comfortable and fun all facets of The Starboard Restaurant can be!
Laurence Harbor, NJ
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“loved the bloody mary bar”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

What a cool, fun place..........it had a good crowd every night. Glad we were able to be there for Sunday afternoon..........fun, casual place to be right off the beach. Different things going on all the time. I liked the comedians on a Tuesday night.
The one morning we went for breakfast was cooler & rainy.....many others had the same idea, it was crowded & service was slow. The bloody mary bar is a fun option to play around with all the ingredients. We both got omelettes, they were so big we didn't need to have lunch.
The complimentary bottled water is such a great thing to offer.....big huge coolers at the door..........why don't more bars offer this?

Visited July 2013
2 Thank NJBeachbaby
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New York City, New York
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good Times”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

Breakfast fed us for 2+ days. Huge. Great Nachos too. Enjoyed all the food there, atmosphere young & fun, waitstaff friendly & attentive.

Visited July 2013
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Melbourne, Florida
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Improved over the Years!”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

The Starboard has always been a great place for Sunday breakfast, especially after a night in the Dewey Beach bars. I think the Starboard has the best cheese burger on the beach.

I have been coming to Dewey Beach since 1982. The Starboard was here then. It was a small bar with great, inexpensive food. Over the intervening decades they have expanded as more east coast beach goers discovered Dewey Beach. The Starboard, however, has kept its small bar feel and the food is as good as ever.

During the week of my stay the Starboard featured a comedy night and a citywide scavenger hunt. Beer pong is next week!

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank TravelingGoose03
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Best Bar and Restaurant in Dewey!”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

The bar scene is great, especially when there is a live band. The crush drinks are delicious! The Bartenders were very nice! We had a blast here. We also came back the next day for breakfast and to try the bloody mary bar. The food was delicious and the bloody marys were Yummy! It's a must try when going to Dewey! I can't wait to return!

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank sayrahhhh
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Williamstown, PA
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Terrific breakfast”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

I read the reviews on Trip Advisor for this place prior to going, and we were not disappointed! The breakfast was very good; my husband got the cream-chipped beef, I got a southwest breakfast burrito, and our kids shared the French toast...all delicious! Its kind of pricey, but the food was very good. We'll definitely be going back next year!

Visited July 2013
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