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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Delaware

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in Delaware? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of The House of William & Merry restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2235)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Hockessin
About the restaurant
The House of William and Merry serves contemporary American cuisine prepared from the freshest seasonal ingredients procured from local farms, providing casual fine dining at a reasonable price. Chef-owned by the husband and wife team, Merry Catanuto and William Hoffman, who live on the property, the restaurant is a remodeled farmhouse on the edge of central Hockessin. Dine in a comfortable home atmosphere in one of the two dining rooms, the porch, or the bar. When you arrive, you can see right into the all new, modern kitchen. Full bar service is available including wines by the glass, microbrews on tap, and specialty drinks. Or, take a walk around back to see the herb and vegetable gardens.

Tuesday through Saturday we serve lunch and dinner. On Sunday, we serve brunch followed by a prix fix supper in the evening.

Top review
vamosrafa04vip
Dined 4 days ago
Wonderful dining experience. Amazing service from Chet, delicious and beautifully presented food. Very nice atmosphere. Highly recommend!!
A photo of La Fia restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2024)
$30 and under
Farm-to-table
Wilmington
About the restaurant
Travel down historic Market Street towards the Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware and you will find La Fia Bistro. La Fia is an intimate dinner destination in a historic building located on the corner of 5th and Market. Chef Dwain Kalup's menu utlizes carefully sourced ingredients reflecting the seasons, local region and local farms. The menu at La Fia features small plates, pastas and creative entrees. Our cheese and charcuterie is one of a kind and not to be missed!

Due to the small size of our restaurant we allow 2 hours for guests to enjoy their dining experience. If you feel you need more time please reach out to us directly.

Top review
KristaS
Dined 3 days ago
Great drinks, delicious food. Warm and friendly service. Highly recommend!
A photo of Cafe Mezzanotte restaurant
4.8
4.8 (533)
$31 to $50
Italian
Wilmington
About the restaurant
Located in Downtown Wilmington, Cafe Mezzanotte has built a reputation as Delaware's premier spot to enjoy classically prepared Pan-Mediterranean & Italian cuisine. We offer an intimate atmosphere with servers who attend to each diner with exceptional care. Whether you are looking for a romantic evening, hosting a large corporate gathering, or a casual night out, all of us at Cafe Mezzanotte will cater to your needs.
Top review
Kirkvip
Dined 2 days ago
This is an exceptional Italian restaurant. Sergio the chef/owner delivers delicious authetic Italian food … perfect every time.
A photo of Ole Tapas Lounge & Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (886)
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Newark
About the restaurant
Ole Tapas Lounge & Restaurant is an authentic tapas restaurant specializing in seasonal tapas, Spanish wine & family style entrees. With a warm atmosphere & upbeat Spanish music, this vibrant restaurant will transport you to Seville, the capital of tapas.
Top review
TheresaS
Dined on Jun 16, 2024
Wonderful family owned and run restaurant with fantastic food and engaging and helpful staff. We always enjoy dining here.
A photo of 1857 Jackson House restaurant
4.8
4.8 (83)
$30 and under
Comfort Food
Dover
About the restaurant
At 1857 Jackson House it is our desire to bring the best food and hospitality we can to the state's capital and community of Dover. Our menu is fun yet creative, seasonal and mainly focused on elevated comfort foods with the Jackson House touch.
Our dishes and craft cocktails are made fresh and from scratch daily. We look forward to hosting you, family, and friends.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
Great experience. Sun was hitting the side of my face. A half pull down shade of some sort would do the trick. Will be dining again with you real soon. Love sitting outdoors.
A photo of Valle Cucina Italiana restaurant
4.8
4.8 (825)
$30 and under
Italian
Wilmington
About the restaurant
Welcome to Valle Cucina, Delaware's best kept secret for over forty years! Our name suggests Italian, and it is the best around, but we are also known for our seven time "Best of Delaware" award winning 100% jumbo lump crab cakes, seafood dishes and the area's most amazing dry aged steaks. Valle also showcases a 100+ bottle wine list.

Come as your are or formal, everyone feels at home. We take pride in our friendly service.

Located in the Pike Creek Shopping Center, off Limestone Rd. Valle, opened in 1981 as a pizzeria and has become a must try. We are inviting you to experience what many have called their best dining experience.

For special requests we suggest you call us 302-998-9999 so we can best serve you

Top review
Deshvip
Dined on Jul 16, 2024
Pleasant surprise. Our server Allie was great. Food was good. We will be back.
A photo of Home Grown Café restaurant
4.8
4.8 (491)
$30 and under
American
Newark
About the restaurant
Home Grown Cafe is an independently owned, award-winning, downtown Newark, DE staple, residing centrally on Main St. for over 23 years under founding owner, Sasha Aber. Matt McConnell leads an incredible staff and day to day operations. Award winning Executive Chef Andrew Thorne is the chef de cuisine who constantly pushes the envelope with locally made from scratch dishes of his own creations, as well as mentoring and showcasing our staff's talent. Home Grown has been named Best of Delaware Upstate for over two decades by Delaware Today readers including awarding the honor of Best Chef Upstate to Andrew Thorne (2022) Guests enjoy incredible service and made from scratch food for all dietary lifestyles, including carnivorous, vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-sensitive in a welcoming environment for all patrons. Colorful walls are adorned with local pop art. The bar features a large array of upscale spirits including house-crafted cocktails and mocktails, over 65 beers, and great wines.
Top review
beercoll
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
Our waitress was phenomenal.....made us feel welcomed, did not rush us....this was a very pleasant experience...THANK YOU!!!!!
A photo of Vita Nova - University of Delaware restaurant
4.8
4.8 (611)
$31 to $50
Contemporary French / American
Newark
About the restaurant
Vita Nova is now closed for the summer session. We will reopen on September 3rd, 2024 for lunch and September 4th for dinner. We look forward to serving you again in the fall semester. Reservations can be made starting in the middle of August through OpenTable, by calling (302) 831-0500 or via email at vitanova@udel.edu. If booking for more than 4 guests, please call or email.

Our Bistro is available to rent for meetings or events year round with food and beverage service through UD Catering. Please call 302-831-0500 or email vitanova@udel.edu for more information.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 16, 2024
This was our third visit there and each time it was excellent.
A photo of Harry's Savoy Grill restaurant
4.7
4.7 (4709)
$30 and under
American
Wilmington
About the restaurant
Founded in 1988, Harry's Savoy Grill followed a line of restaurants that had been a focal point of the Brandywine Hundred community since the 1940s. Renowned as a chef-driven steakhouse, featuring aged rib-eye, filet, and prime rib, plus a variety of delicious seafood, Harry's Savoy Grill offers you traditional classics, prepared with imagination and the freshest quality ingredients. Harry's Savoy Grill is arguably the most celebrated restaurant in Delaware - selected by readers and critics over and over as 'Best of' for fine dining, steakhouse, date night, and the best restaurant in North Wilmington! Our warm and cozy atmosphere in fall and winter coupled with our delightful patio in spring and summer, an award-winning wine list and our creative cocktails promise you a fun experience any time of the year.
Top review
Scott
Dined 4 days ago
The hostess was so inviting into "her home". Claire was telling us about the dessert menu the pastry chef revamped. We asked for a table and the hostess behind the high counter said no problem. With a slip of the tongue, Claire told our server about our wedding anniversary. The food was perfect, Nick our server is the perfect person to be a server in your great restaurant. At the end of our meal, Nick brought a plate of delicious vanilla ice cream, a lit candle and in chocolate the words Happy Anniversary. A beautiful end to a great dining experience. Thank you.
A photo of Deerfield restaurant
4.7
4.7 (725)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Newark
About the restaurant
Come join us at Deerfield Golf Club for a truly one of a kind experience you and your guests are sure to not forget! Whether it be the delicious food prepared by our Executive Chef Mike Josephick, the Deerfield famous Hospitality we set the gold standard to, or the classic ambience of our property that will be sure to transport you back in time; Deerfield has it all! Open Table is used for our Holiday events, which include: the Easter Buffet, Mother's Day Buffet, Father's Day Brunch, Thanksgiving Buffet, and Brunches With Santa.

We feature two dinning spaces for the holiday buffets; The Main Ballroom & the Sussex Atrium. The Ballroom is where most guests will be seated and where the buffet will be. The Sussex Atrium is perfect for larger parties who want a more private experience (Guests will have to carry plates from ballroom to Sussex if seated in).


Failure to show up to your reservation will result in a charge to the card on file.
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Amex are accepted.

Top review
KirkM
Dined on May 12, 2024
Deerfield provides a fantastic holiday Sunday Brunch Buffet with awesome food stations in a beautiful dining room. Great service provided by an excellent staff. Highly recommended for an enjoyable Sunday meal.
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