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Diners' Choice: Healthy restaurants in Delaware

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall healthy 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 Home Grown Café restaurant
4.8
4.8 (489)
$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
GabriellaP
Dined on Jun 5, 2024
Understated place with great food, great value and service. Only complaint was the A/C was set at freezing/super cold. Other than that it was awesome!
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.
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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 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.
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Jennifer
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
Best service, excellent food and drinks. Can’t wait to go back.
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.
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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 The Bellefonte Cafe restaurant
4.6
4.6 (230)
$30 and under
Fusion / Eclectic
Wilmington
About the restaurant
The Bellefonte Cafe: Great Food, Great Atmosphere, Great Music, since 2002!
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BoistyD
Dined on Jun 5, 2024
My favorite neighborhood hang. Especially the porch.
A photo of Taverna - Wilmington restaurant
4.6
4.6 (641)
$30 and under
Italian
Delaware
About the restaurant
Taverna - Wilmington is a “neighborhood gathering place.” Inspired by both the casual watering holes and belly warming kitchens found within homes all throughout Italy, Taverna suggests a rural approach to refined Italian cooking.

**A NOTE FROM THE RESTAURANT**
Reservations are not required. We welcome walk-ins.
Please contact us directly at 302-384-8552, if desired reservation time is unavailable or a party size is larger than 6.
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MaryHvip
Dined on Jun 5, 2024
We just love Taverna. Today, unfortunately, my friend cancelled at the last minute. I should have called to cancel, but was distracted by another project at the time. We will be back soon!
A photo of Ciro Food And Drink restaurant
4.6
4.6 (354)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Wilmington
About the restaurant
Two chefs preparing worldly cuisine featuring share plates and tasting menus. Ciro features an intimate dining experience with 30 seats, an open kitchen, plenty of wines by the glass and can accommodate dietary restrictions.

Michael DiBianca is a Culinary Institute of America graduate and New Jersey native who has been a local star in the Wilmington food/dining scene for more than a decade. This local treasure comes to the area from the former Restaurant 821 in Wilmington, where he was owner Tobias Lawry’s sous chef and then chef de cuisine. He went on the launch the renowned Moro restaurant and Satsuma Asian Kitchen & Bar in the Trolley Square area.
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OleGrowlerBoy
Dined 7 days ago
Excellent food. Everything is farm to table. Atmosphere is minimalist/drab. Service could be improved.
A photo of Bahama Breeze - Newark - Christiana Mall restaurant
4.5
4.5 (522)
$30 and under
Caribbean
Newark
About the restaurant
Bahama Breeze Island Grille offers a To Go menu with easy online ordering. Take home a taste of the islands today. Bahama Breeze offers all your favorites: burgers, salads, seafood, chicken-all with our island flair. From jicama or plantains to jerk chicken pasta, you can enjoy the islands one taste at a time, discovering new flavors along the way. If our Latin and Caribbean-inspired recipes sound delicious but you're not sure you're ready to explore, ask us about the ingredients or preparation. We're always happy to share our knowledge of Latin American and Caribbean cuisine.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Trinity was on top of our large party! Great service!
A photo of Santa Fe Mexican Grill-Wilmington restaurant
4.5
4.5 (326)
$30 and under
Mexican
Wilmington
About the restaurant
We Welcome you to Santa Fe Mexican Grill. Our award winning casual Mexican restaurant brings traditional flavors in a modern, vibrant yet comfortable atmosphere. Since March 2003, our culinary team has offered creative and thoughtful dishes influenced by the regions of Oaxaca and Mexico city “El D.F.” alongside some family recipes from their home state like Puebla and Jalisco. Moles, Tlayudas, Chimichangas, Tacos al Pastor, and creative guacamoles made to order are at the center of the stage. Our cocktail list incorporates some trendy ingredients, relevant tequilas, and a very exciting Mezcal cocktail list.

Our mission is to exceed all of your expectations and become your number one choice to unwind after a long workday or celebrate a special occasion with friends or family.

We cannot wait to meet you!

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SarahV
Dined on May 20, 2024
The food hear is absolutely delicious and fresh. Margaritas are outstanding as well.
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A photo of Iron Hill Brewery - Wilmington restaurant
4.3
4.3 (2060)
$30 and under
American
Wilmington
About the restaurant
Welcome to Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, where you'll find fine handcrafted beers, creative yet informal cuisine, and friendly, attentive service in a casual, upscale atmosphere. We're passionate about producing distinctive, full-flavored handcrafted beers, accompanied by fresh–from–scratch New American cuisine in a comfortable, casual atmosphere. Our goal has always been to provide food and beer that is inspired, consistently crafted and presented by a knowledgeable and courteous service staff.
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DebJoevip
Dined 5 days ago
We were excited to sit outside although we didn't realize there was an upper and lower level for outdoor dining and would have liked to have sat upstairs but it was still nice downstairs. It was nice to be able to sit outdoors and people watch. We ordered the brussel sprouts as an appetizers. They were pretty bland so that was disappointing. My daughter ordered the chicken stir fry which was good and I go the chicken breast which was also good. The service was great. Our server was attentive, friendly, and promptly tended to our needs.
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