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Diners' Choice: Great for outdoor dining restaurants in Delaware

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are great for outdoor dining 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 (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 Capers & Lemons restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2003)
$30 and under
Italian
Delaware
About the restaurant
Capers & Lemons, is a restaurant serving modern versions of classic Italian fare. The dining room at Capers & Lemons seamlessly blends old and new into something all its own. The lighting and colors of the dining room evoke the sense of a classic Italian restaurant, while the decor is distinctly contemporary making diners realize this restaurant has its own vision. Many traditional Italian dishes can be found, with a small modern twist. Bright and flavorful antipasti, Wood-fire cooked pizzas, and hearty pastas are all here. Finally, stop in at happy hour to enjoy beer, wine or some signature cocktails.

**A NOTE FROM THE RESTAURANT**
Reservations are not required. We welcome walk-ins.
Patio requests are acknowledged but not guaranteed. Even when requesting outdoor seating, we may have to accommodate you in our main dining room.
Please contact us directly at 302-256-0524, if desired reservation time is unavailable or a party size is larger than 6.
Top review
Karen
Dined 7 days ago
Capers & Lemons was fantastic as usual. Service was great and food was yummy.
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 Del Pez Mexican Gastropub-Wilmington restaurant
4.6
4.6 (676)
$30 and under
Mexican
Wilmington
About the restaurant
Del Pez is a Mexican gastropub that celebrates the power of food to feed friendship. By fusing the lightheartedness of a traditional pub with the heartiness of a robust food menu, we serve enticing Latin flavors while fanning the flames of both old and new connections. Our focus is local communities—the young professionals who work hard in the area. We are here for them from lunch through late-night
munch with craft drinks, gourmet comfort food, and an ambiance as warm as our welcome. We also host private events worth attending.
We offer standout seating—both indoors and out—where diners can experience the full range of magic that Del Pez has to offer! We hope to see you soon.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
The server and the food was excellent, exactly what me and my wife needed.
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!
Top review
BoistyD
Dined on Jun 5, 2024
My favorite neighborhood hang. Especially the porch.
A photo of El Camino Mexican Kitchen restaurant
4.6
4.6 (613)
$30 and under
Mexican
Delaware
About the restaurant
Bright, engaging So. Cal. chill gives way to PDG’s spin on imaginative Mexican fare. Inviting aesthetic peppered with pops of color and a contemporary comfort. Fresh and fun cocktail offerings are anchored by a selection of over 100 tequilas and mescals, while a refreshingly eager and excited service team round out our newest North Wilmington offering.

**A NOTE FROM THE RESTAURANT**
Reservations are not required. We welcome walk-ins.
Please contact us directly at 302-543-4245, if desired reservation time is unavailable or a party size is larger than 6.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 3, 2024
The ambiance is amazing service was great also I live for the mushroom taco there so good
A photo of Banks' Seafood Kitchen & Raw Bar restaurant
4.5
4.5 (4041)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Wilmington
About the restaurant
Banks' Seafood Kitchen & Raw Bar is a casual, upscale seafood eatery & hot spot on the river. Adjacent to the Riverwalk, Banks' Seafood Kitchen & Raw Bar has become THE place for lunch, dinner, cocktails, and late night in the City of Wilmington. The chic atmosphere, fresh raw bar, award-winning crab cakes, outstanding lobsters, and other imaginatively prepared seafood, great martinis, and 50 wines by the glass are some of the keys to an exciting experience.
Top review
SgRnexchange
Dined 2 days ago
Our experience was excellent. The clams casino was the best that I have ever had. Dinner was delicious. Class act by the chef to greet and talk with the customers. We can’t wait to go back!
A photo of Iron Hill Brewery - Wilmington restaurant
4.3
4.3 (2068)
$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.
Top review
Love2eatvip
Dined 6 days ago
Everything was great except the service seemed a little under staffed that visit. Not terrible by any means but just a little less attentive than usual which is usually outstanding. Server was very pleasant, but seemed rushed.
A photo of Santa Fe Mexican Grill & Bar - Newark restaurant
4.1
4.1 (198)
$30 and under
Mexican
Newark
About the restaurant
Located on the heart of Main Street Newark, Delaware, this casual yet stylish restaurant has been awarded with The Best of Delaware award as the Best Mexican Restaurant- Upstate 2011. Patrons choose from outdoor dining on the wrap around patio or the tropical indoor dinning. It also features a brand new bar with more than 100 different tequila options, including home infused tequilas with fresh fruit and Mexican spices. Also, Santa Fe specializes in margaritas and Mojitos which have been awarded as the best locally. Start off with freshly made guacamole tableside, move onto spiced crab quesadillas or our Chile Ancho rubbed Ribeye steak with chipotle butter. End the night with our homemade Flan or our signature crepas filled with coffee ice cream and strawberry salsa. Ask a local where to find the best Mexican food at a reasonable price, and you're likely to be pointed towards Santa Fe Mexican Grill.
Top review
gerardc
Dined on Apr 23, 2024
Great food as always , good prices and we had Emily again as our server she is the best and knows the menu very well ! Love coming here .
A photo of Deep Blue at Kitty Knight restaurant
4.1
4.1 (241)
$30 and under
Seafood
Chesapeake City
About the restaurant
Deep Blue at Kitty Knight in Galena, MD offers gorgeous views of the Sassafras River and fresh, local ingredients.
Top review
rockhalljimvip
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
Perfect place to enjoy what the Eastern Shore of MD has to offer - Location overlooking the beautiful Bohemia River, boats, shoreline, and plenty of outdoor seating. Excellent menu and beverage list, delicious food, courteous and competent staff. Perfect way to celebrate our 54th Anniversary.
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