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Cafe on 26

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84 Atlantic Ave, Ocean View, DE 19970-9107
+1 302-539-2233
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Cafe on 26 is absolutely, unequivocally the BEST restaurant in the Bethany Beach, Rehoboth Beach and Fenwick Island area!! Just 1 1/2 miles West of Bethany Beach on Route 26 is Cafe on 26. If you are in the area, call and make a reservation for the best food you will enjoy. All FRESH food with excellent and attentive service.... More 

Thank edkrause2
South Bethany, Delaware
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a family run restaurant with friendly service and delicious food. The food is fresh and they have weekly specials!

Thank 552patty
South Bethany, Delaware
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Top quality food and service. The Cafe is located in a modest home converted into a homey and very attractive restaurant that affords a relaxed, casual, and very fulfilling dining experience. Main dishes are unique to The Cafe as are the scrumptious desserts. Service and food are the best available. Well earns the title of "Favorite Restaurant" in the Bethany... More 

Thank Jane B
Ocean View, Delaware
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105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Our community association goes out to dinner once a month. This time we went to the Cafe on 26. The Cafe is a somewhat unpredictable restaurant, but not in a bad way. food is great staff, are attentive if not always all that effective, drinks are generous, but from one visit to the next things aren't always the same. We... More 

1 Thank Chimesboss
Bethany Beach, Delaware
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Cafe on 26 is on Route 26 in Ocean View, DE is just a mile or so from Bethany Beach. This is by far one of the BEST restaurants in the area. The food is excellent with a nice selection and variety and always FRESH! The service is beyond compare, from the moment you walk in to when you leave.... More 

1 Thank edkrause2
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38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Although the portions are small, the atmosphere and service is wonderful. The meals are excellent with good choices. I love their duck!

2 Thank Nancy S
Ocean City, Maryland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We just love this restaurant. The menu selections and prices, the wait staff, the atmosphere and most of all the delicious food. We discovered this place 3 years ago from a friend and cannot say enough good things about it. Just wish wine prices were a little lower for our budget. Perhaps they could have a "wine glass special" for... More 

2 Thank Naybird
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Food is excellent! The dinners are a little more expensive than some other local restaurants, but worth it. The atmosphere of this old house is cozy. We are locals and repeat customers, but we are treated like we know everyone there.

2 Thank Joe D
San Antonio, Texas
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The staff is attentive. The food is fabulous. Great variety. Everything is special. Nothing ordinary. Food is served quickly. Nice atmosphere. Not hard to find They are very good at special dietary needs and preferences.

2 Thank Kathy O
Bethany Beach, Delaware
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is by far the BEST on the Delaware Eastern Shore!! If you don't go here while in the Bethany Beach, Rehoboth, Ocean City area you are missing the BEST restaurant in the area. Our couples order: scallops, duck and salmon and everyone loved their meal. Just GREAT food and service! Maria, the owner came over to see how... More 

1 Thank edkrause2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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