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The Cottage Cafe Restaurant

) #2 of 55 Restaurants in Bethany Beach €€ - €€€ American, Bar, Seafood
33034 Coastal Hwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-3754
+1 302-539-8710
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pot roast” (42 reviews)
“duck fries” (58 reviews)
“crab cakes” (79 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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33034 Coastal Hwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-3754
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Reviewed yesterday

We were looking for a bar/pub to have a late lunch after we settled in our rental home. We weren't sure about this cafe since it was on the "main drag" and we were fearful of it being "same ole". What a pleasant surprise. Although...More

Thank Christopher H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Scallops, jack and cheddar cheese wrapped in bacon on a roll with lettuce, tomatoes and pickles...delicious! I can't forget the hand cut fries with just the right amount of crunch. Try it. I'm sure you'll love it. A special thanks to out waitress, Meg, for...More

Thank Carla J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good brunch and great bar food specials during happy hour! Ask for Denise ! She always does a great job!

Thank andiak19
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had a wonderful dinner with family and loved the fried shrimp. Andrew was my waiter and he did a great job. I would recommend a visit to the Cottage.

Thank Downinthepitts
Reviewed 4 days ago

Service was fast and friendly. Our server Janet was spot on. She knew the menu inside and out. Food arrived quickly. Best pot roast we have ever had. Would recommend the Cottage Cafe to everyone.

Thank jhobson929
Reviewed 4 days ago

Get The Dune, or the smaller Sandpile, of cheese fries with bacon and you may end up skipping the rest of lunch. Great appetizer! I had a Po Boy stuffed with shrimp, oysters and about a half pound of andouille sausage that would sell in...More

Thank TomRuthWilliams
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of my go to's in Bethany. Great, accommodating & friendly waitress, Come for lunch or dinner. Their mini-muffins are delicious. Food, whatever ordered, has always been good. They have turkey & prime rib nights. Friendly & homey place with reasonable prices.

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I have been coming to Bethany Beach for a few years now, but until yesterday had not tried The Cottage Cafe. We had no idea what we were missing! The staff is warm and very friendly in a genuine manner. A shout...More

Thank mfradkin55
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our family of three visited recently on our first night in Bethany after discovering our first choice (Pie Pizza) is closed on Mondays. Although it was busy, we were seated in about 10-15 minutes. The menu offers a variety of seafood options, most with two...More

Thank Dana S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Possibly the best waitress and barmaid in Bethany Beach. Tracy is friendly, pleasant and very competent at her job. She remembers your name and preferences and is always willing to accommodate you. She only works part-time at the bar (Mondays & Fridays), so we always...More

Thank Jim H
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2 people in r party of 3 are in wheelchairs.......have to stay in r wheelchairs as we cannot walk due to an auto accident....will we be able to access your restaurant....tyvm....lynn
31 March 2017|
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Response from MayMar | Reviewed this property |
There is a ramp, however you may wish to contact them to ensure that both wheel chairs may be accommodated: 302-539-8710 or email them.
Mary D
Do you guys take reservations? We will be a group of 15 on a Saturday lunch time
3 March 2017|
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Response from DuneFries | Property representative |
Hello, We don't take reservations but we do offer call ahead seating. How that works is you call within a half hour of your arrival and if there is a wait, your name would be put on the list at that point so when you arrive... More
Sharron G
Open Christmas day?
25 December 2016|
Response from DuneFries | Property representative |
No, we aren't. sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33034 Coastal Hwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-3754
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Bethany Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 302-539-8710
  • E-mail
The Cottage Café is a family restaurant with a full bar that is open 7 days a week year round. We serve Lunch and Dinner every day with a breakfast buffet on the weekends in season and a breakfast buffet on Sundays year round.