Voted best steaks and most romantic restaurant at the beach.
Great place, will go back very soon and bring some freinds!
After more than 3 years of living in the area we finally made it to 1776, after having passed by it by dozens of times on the way to the movie theater in the same strip mall. The outside is very uninspiring, but the inside opens up to a different world. A very nicely done interior with great ambiance and food to match. Service was good, although the piano was a little hard to hear if you weren't up close. Had the black ravioli as an appetizer, the barrel cut steak as a main course and the brulee cheesecake for desert, all excellent.
Outstanding as always. best steakhouse in Delaware hands down
We are new to the area and had heard very nice things about 1776 and decided to check it out at lunch. It was merely ok. They have a very limited luncheon menu, which is fine, but basically it's sandwiches and salads. It was very slow on Saturday, literally there were only two other tables with people in the restaurant. One table was two gentlemen and they were so loud we might as well have been seated with them and they were across the room. We had a calamari appetizer to share and it was sub par to say the least, about what I would expect from a chain restaurant. I had a salad with crab cake and it was alright but the dressing which I had served on the side was way too sweet. The menu listed desserts and we asked about the chef's special and were told that it didn't exist at lunch which was news to us since it was listed on the lunch menu. Overall, I don't see any reason to try again since there are so many restaurants that are great in Sussex County. I am disappointed though, 1776 has a great reputation and we didn't get any indication as to why it is so highly thought of. Not sure that I'd want to risk the expense of a dinner there if the level of food is the same.
We were there once before this and ate at the bar. The food that night was excellent, prompting us to go back again for the dining experience. The start of our dine in experience was a big lipstick stain on my water glass. Our steaks were mediocre for the price. The only real positive about the evening was our apple tart dessert, awesome, and our server Paul was very good.
Duck in puff pastry with roasted peppers and spicy dipping sauce was stellar. Delmonico cooked perfectly. Green beans a little too al dente but very tasty. Overall a great meal.
Birthday dinner for my husband. Very attentive service by Tamara and Alex.
Excellent meal. Steak done to perfection. Nice piano jazz music. Delightful wait staff and perfectly timed courses.
We’ve been coming here for years. The quality of beef served here is quite good and steaks are always cooked perfectly. Tonight I had a filet mignon with blue cheese and a Demi glacé but I’ve had fish here before and it is prepared perfectly as well. You really can’t go wrong with anything here and the service is outstanding. I highly recommend!
Love this Place. Top Notch. Food is excellent and service the greatest.
Wonderful dinner for my husband’s birthday! There are amazing steaks plus seafood and chicken entrees. A great place to go for a special occasion. The service was outstanding and the atmosphere is lovely but not stuffy. We’ll be back!
Excellent as was during past visits and definitely will come back again
First time back to 1776 in about 10 yesrs. We had a wonderful meal, a very attentative, courteous waiter and enjoyed the live music
Would like to see more vegetables other than the two you offer. Also nice to be able to order a non seafood soup
They go out of their way to give you a great dining experience and make adjustments to your liking.
Great place, fabulous service, Outstanding Food!! Perfect date night for my wife and I.
Exquisitely decorated for Christmas, food was outstanding, service was excellent (available, efficient, and friendly), wine list and cocktail list was great. Hopping bar scene, live music, and fine dining at the shore.
Only complaints, and they are minor, was sharing parking lot with movie theatre and some additional padding on the chairs would be nice.
Great place for a special occasion, birthday or anniversary. Cozy place. Steak was amazing.
What more can I say but fabulous steakhouse! Best in Delaware!
Great food and service. Cocktails and wine were generous. cost was equivalent to other steakhouses.
My steak was not cooked correctly and our desert had cardboard in it, But the manager was receptive to us.
The food especially the steak was poor. Flavor was average at best. I asked for medium it was barely medium rare. My wife had Salmon it was bland. She stated the best part was the sweet potato. I wouldn't recommend 1776 for the quality of food especially for the price of it. Very disappointed especially from what I've heard from friends eating here.
We love 1776! We’ve been coming for our anniversary for many years. Can’t wait for our son to come in from Texas to taste the 1776 steaks!
Went for dinner and had a great meal, steaks were done perfectly, service was excellent , all around a great first visit. I will be back.
We always enjoy this lovely restaurant and this visit was one of the very best. Our server Jodi did a beautiful job. The food was exceptional, especially the veal chop special. It was done to perfection and served with a small lobster tail. The combination was delicious. The other members of our party enjoyed the baked oysters, iceberg salad, porterhouse steak and filet mignon. Each dish was described as perfect. We look forward to another visit soon.
We had 10 for a holiday dinner and it was very good. We all enjoyed our meal and our waitress was very nice.
We had a wonderful evening with friends. Great menu, superb food and outstanding service. This establishment is a treasure.
Great service, amazing Delmonico steak and great cheesecake for dessert.
service was outstanding; pretty surroundings decorated for Christmas. Steaks were yummy and the wedge salad was really good too
Everything was wonderful!
Food and service were awesome as usual. Steaks were cooked to requested temperature and were very tender and delicious.
We have dined at 1776 twice recently. Both times the service was excellent; pleasant, attentive, and courteous. The food was outstanding. And, both times the manager also stopped to see how we were doing. Very enjoyable experience all the way around.
Excellent lunch combinations...…..service very good even though it was Xmas week with lots of groups.
The food is spectacular. Nice place for quiet conversation.
Owner wasn't there service wasn't up to usual had to ask for water , fruit fly in glass but will go back again everyone has a bad day
First time to dine there, great experience our server was pleasing and attentive without being intrusive.
Very good experience
Great food and great service. My mother is hard of hearing but we could still have a pleasant conversation. Highly recommend.
It was my birthday and we had a wonderful meal. Service was outstanding. It is the holiday season so there were some feisty groups, but that is to be expected. We have been to 1776 many times and always walk away saying to ourselves this a great meal!
We always love having dinner here. And the restaurant is particularly beautiful at the holiday season, tastefully and colorfully decorated. And special thanks to Alex who took care of us. He is great, very attentive and polite and fun to talk with!
The food was exceptional and the service was outstanding. I don't think we could have had a more perfect evening.