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Diners' Choice: Best Value restaurants in Delaware

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best value restaurants 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 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
KathleenK
Dined on May 15, 2024
This is a wonderful place to dine. It reminds us of how exceptional service and a great meal make for a true dining experience where you can relax with good friends and have a memorable evening.
A photo of Home Grown Café restaurant
4.8
4.8 (490)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Great food and great service! I had the salmon avocado toast and it was delish.
A photo of Vincente's Restaurant - Delaware restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1261)
$30 and under
Italian
Wilmington
About the restaurant
Welcome to Vincentes
At Vincente's we offer a very unique dining experience called the walking menu. If you don't see anything you want to try on the written menu,then have Our Executive Chef come over and create a dish just for your own personal dining pleasure.
After dinner, enjoy one of Vincente's many fine homemade desserts.
Top review
MargeHvip
Dined on Jun 10, 2024
Nice atmosphere with friendly staff. Food is consistently good.
A photo of Merchant Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (117)
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Wilmington
About the restaurant
Merchant Bar is an elevated gastrobar that infuses a chef-driven menu with an original hand-crafted cocktail menu focused on high-quality ingredients, aiming to bring you a unique bar and dining experience. Both for intimate dining or for a large group, Merchant Bar's dynamic space is perfect for any occasion.

For parties of 7 or more, please call the restaurant at 302-502-3385.
Top review
Jennifer
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
Best service, excellent food and drinks. Can’t wait to go back.
A photo of Cafe Mezzanotte restaurant
4.9
4.9 (528)
$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 6 days ago
Sergio puts out a fantastic meal every time. Best Italian food I’ve had outside of Italy. But he’s FROM Italy. Always the best experience!
A photo of Valle Cucina Italiana restaurant
4.7
4.7 (818)
$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
SheilaS
Dined 6 days ago
Always great food! Maisie is the best server! Great prices! The best crabcakes!
A photo of The House of William & Merry restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2221)
$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
Endurancevip
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Excellent cocktails, meal and presentation. Not inexpensive yet an excellent value for the quality.
A photo of La Fia restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2014)
$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
Geoffvip
Dined 2 days ago
As usual, the menu, food and service was beyond compare, tho the restaurant could have been a little a/c cooler.
A photo of Eclipse Bistro restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1070)
$31 to $50
Contemporary French / American
Delaware
About the restaurant
Enjoy cozy but energetic dining at Eclipse Bistro. It offers a chic, small and intimate dining room with brick walls, soft lighting and wood furnishings, creating a warm and sophisticated ambiance, making it a great place for a first date or business luncheon. Its diverse menu offers something for most diners. Eclipse Bistro is open for both lunch and dinner during the week, and for dinner only on Saturday and Sunday.

**A NOTE FROM THE RESTAURANT**
Reservations are not required. We welcome walk-ins.
Please contact us directly at 302-658-1588, if desired reservation time is unavailable or a party size is larger than 6.
Top review
CaitlinE
Dined on Jun 3, 2024
From the second we walked in to the second we left the door, the host was accommodating and very kind! Patrick was our server last night and he was truly incredible. We had a great first anniversary dinner thanks to everyone who works at Eclipse Bistro. We will most definitely be back!
A photo of Taverna Rustic Italian - Newark restaurant
4.7
4.7 (815)
$30 and under
Italian
Delaware
About the restaurant
With the opening of Taverna, Platinum Dining Group brings to life its highly anticipated version of the “neighborhood gathering place.” Rustic and simple in conception but well crafted and high minded in execution, Taverna brings to Newark a casual sophistication that sees reclaimed wood and exposed brick on the wall. Polished marble rest atop the overstretched bar which boasts eighteen draft beers and the state’s first ever “tapped wine” system. A seemingly humble menu is carefully considered with homemade pastas, coal-fired pizzas, and daily “features” that will bring a smile to the most discerning grandmother’s face.

**A NOTE FROM THE RESTAURANT**
Reservations are not required. We welcome walk-ins.
Please contact us directly at 302-444-4334 , if desired reservation time is unavailable or a party size is larger than 5.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Love Tavera! We arrived 15 min before close because we were traveling a few hours to get there. Nevertheless, the staff and manager were patient, gracious, and accommodating. I have been here a couple of times in the past, and can emphatically say the service and quality of food are consistent! I had chicken parm, truffle garlic bread, and caesar salad, and everything was prepared well.
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