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Mother's Day Brunch in Delaware 2015

Wondering where to go and what to do on Mother's Day? Here are a few suggestions for delicious Mother's Day brunches happening in Delaware. 

Winterthur MuseumMother's Day Brunch at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
Saturday, May 9, 2015 – Sunday, May 10, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Reserve a spot for Mother’s brunch at the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library. The delicious buffet kicks off at 9:00 a.m. in the Visitors Center at Winterthur. Prices vary. Call 302-888-4826 for more information and reservations.

Mother's Day Tea at the Cauffiel House
Saturday, May 9, 2015
11:00 a.m.
Celebrate Mother's Day in the beautiful Cauffiel House. A casual tea will be served at 11 a.m., followed by a staff led walking tour of the home. Register by Wednesday, May 8th. Please note that strollers are not permitted in the house.

Mother’s Day Tea at the Judge Morris Estate
Saturday, May 9, 2015
2:00 p.m.
Enjoy afternoon tea while relaxing in the garden of the Judge Morris Estate. Wear your favorite spring hat or take home a hat pin. Tea will be held in the indoors in case of inclement weather.

Breakfast Buffet at the Smyrna Diner
Sunday, May 10, 2015
7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Smyrna Diner offers a Sunday brunch with all the fixins'! From eggs and omelettes to hot cakes and French toast, this is a brunch the whole family will enjoy. For more information on items in their menu, contact the restaurant.

Boardwalk Plaza Hotel - BrunchMother’s Day Brunch Buffet at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel in Rehoboth Beach
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Begins at 9:00 a.m.; Last seating at 2:45 p.m.
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a delicious Sunday brunch at the beach! The mouth-watering menu includes everything from blue crab fritters and Atlantic oysters to standard breakfast items like breakfast sausage and Belgian waffles. There will be an omelet and carving stations for lamb and prime rib, as well as tons of entrees and desserts. Go to the website for a full menu and for information to make reservations.

Mother's Day Brunch at the Green Room in the Hotel duPont
Sunday, May 10, 2015

Seatings at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Treat your Mom to a luxurious Mother's Day brunch. The Hotel's very own Executive Chef and his culinary team will prepare an array of delicious delights to satisfy even the harshest critic. For reservations, please call 302-594-3154.

Mother's Day Brunch at the Hilton Wilmington Christiana
Sunday, May 10, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy Mother's Day Brunch at the Hilton Wilmington/Christiana. Featuring omelets cooked to order, raw bar, chef carved roast prime rib of beef, lump crab cakes, and so much more, including a lavish presentation of cakes, pies, and chocolate fountain! Make this Mother's Day a memorable one at the Hilton Wilmington/Christiana. Call ahead for reservations.

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at Abbott's Grill in Milford
Sunday, May 10, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.    
Celebrate the women you love at Abbot's Grill Mother's Day brunch. No one can resist its scrumptious buffet menu, which includes banana pancakes; crab crepes; huevos rancheros; and the traditional salmon, braised pork and lasagna. There is also a raw seafood bar along with irresistible desserts. Call ahead for reservations.

Deerfield Brunch DelawareMother’s Day Buffet at Deerfield
Sunday, May 10, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
There’s no better way to thank mom than to attend an impressive Mother’s Day Buffet at Deerfield. The brunch will feature carved items, entrees, salads and yummy desserts. Reservations are required. Call 302-368-6640 to reserve your table.

Sunday Brunch at Cantwell's Tavern in Historic Odessa
Sunday, May 10, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy Sunday brunch in a relaxed atmosphere, surrounded by a beautiful historic setting. During brunch, not only can you get the traditional breakfast meals, but you can also enjoy a a breakfast burger or even a smoked salmon BLT. Go to Cantwell's website for more items on the menu and for information on how to make reservations.

Sunday Brunch at Harpoon Hanna's in Fenwick Island
Sunday, May 10, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
At Harpoon Hanna's, enjoy your favorite traditional breakfast foods with bayfront views.  Entrees include steak and eggs; omelette; pancake; Belgian waffles; and breakfast meats.

Sunday Brunch at Home Grown Cafe in Newark
Sunday, May 10, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
If you are vegetarian, Sunday brunch at Home Grown Cafe is the place to be. It is a casual restaurant with a unique hip decor in the heart of downtown Newark. It's known for its variety of vegetarian options. View the Sunday brunch menu on the restaurant's website.

Sunday Brunch at Nage in Rehoboth Beach
Sunday, May 10, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Honor mom with a top-notch brunch at Nage. The menu includes: cranberry walnut pancakes, lobster mac and cheese; pastrami egg and cheese, scrambled eggs and crispy tortillas. For the conservative palate, you can create your own omelette. For more information, view the restaurant's menu on its website. Call ahead for reservations.

Sunday Buffet at Columbus Inn in Wilmington
Sunday, May 10, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
This Mother's Day, bring the whole family to Columbus Inn for their Sunday buffet. There will be a raw bar full of shrimp, mussels, oysters and fish; and several live stations for omelets; pasta; prime rib; turkey and crepes. Go to their website for the details and call ahead for reservations.

 

posted on: Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 9:06 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Easter Brunch in Delaware 2015

Celebrate Easter Sunday 2015 with a delicious brunch! Below is a round-up of Delaware restaurants serving brunch buffets and much more.

Easter Brunch with the Bunny at Winterthur
Saturday, April 4, 2015 – Sunday, April 5, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Make this Easter memorable for the entire family by having brunch with the Easter Bunny at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library. Non-member adults get in for $49.95 and non-member children get in for $29.95. Meanwhile, it is $34.95 for adult members and $17.50 children 2-12 who are members. For both non-members and members who are under 2, they get in for free! Call 302-888-4826 for reservations.

Breakfast Buffet at the Smyrna Diner
Sunday, April 5, 2015
7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Smyrna Diner offers an egg-citing Sunday brunch with all the fixings! You'll find everything from eggs and omelettes to hot cakes and French toast. For more information on items in their menu, contact the restaurant.

Easter Brunch Buffet at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel in Rehoboth Beach
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Begins at 9:00 a.m.; Last seating at 2:45 p.m.
What better way to celebrate Easter than a delicious Sunday brunch at the beach! The mouth- watering menu includes Atlantic oysters, breakfast sausage and Belgian waffles. There will be an omelet station and carving stations for lamb and prime rib, as well as tons of entrees and desserts. Reservations are suggested.

Easter Sunday Champagne Brunch at Delaware Park's At The Rail Wine Bar and Grille
Sunday, April 5, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Treat your family to an egg-stra special Easter brunch at Delaware Park's At The Rail Wine Bar and Grille. Some brunch items on the menu include grilled and chilled Mediterranean veggies; cheese blintzes; made-to-order pancakes; pasta and prime rib chef stations and tons of dessert.

Easter Brunch at the Harpoon Hanna's in Fenwick Island
Sunday, April 5, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Easter Brunch doesn't get better than this! At Harpoon Hanna's, enjoy your breakfast with the view of the bay. Entrees include steak and eggs; seafood omelettes; pancakes; Belgian waffles; and breakfast meats.

Sunday Brunch at Cantwell's Tavern in Historic Odessa
Sunday, April 5, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy Sunday brunch in a relaxed atmosphere, surrounded by a beautiful historic setting. Cantwell's Tavern is a unique restaurant because of its farm-to-table offerings. For brunch, not only can you get the tried-and-true traditional breakfast meals, but you can sink your teeth into a breakfast burger or even a smoked salmon BLT.

Easter Brunch Buffet at the Georgia House
Sunday, April 5, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Holiday brunch items this year include: quiche; pineapple glazed ham; Zinfandel grilled chicken; shrimp pesto; French toast; and many more.

Easter Brunch Buffet at the Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach
Sunday, April 5, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Celebrate Easter with the entire family at the Rusty Rudder, where its generous brunch buffet includes some of your breakfast favorites like Belgian waffles, country style home fries; BBQ baby back ribs; carved honey baked ham and an array of succulent desserts and baked goods.

Easter Brunch Buffet at Harry's Savoy Ballroom in Wilmington
Sunday, April 5, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The Harry Savoy Ballroom, one of Wilmington's premiere restaurants, will host this year's Easter buffet brunch, with tantalizing appetizers and hot buffet that will appeal to both adults and kids. There will be several carving and cooking stations for prime rib, omelettes and French toast. You will especially be impressed with their huge spread of desserts.

Sunday Brunch at Nage in Rehoboth Beach
Sunday, April 5, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Nage’s Sunday brunch includes cranberry walnut pancakes, lobster mac and cheese; pastrami egg and cheese and chilaquiles, which is grilled chicken with salsa and guacamole, scrambled eggs and crispy tortillas. For the conservative palates, you can create your own omelettes. For more information, check out the restaurant's menu on its website.

Easter Buffet at Columbus Inn in Wilmington
Sunday, April 5, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Many refer to Columbus Inn's Easter brunch as "simply incredible". Its Easter Sunday Buffet will feature delicious cuisines from their regular breakfast brunch menu plus many traditional Easter foods. There will be a raw bar full of shrimp, mussels, oysters and fish; and several live stations for omelets, pasta, lamb, beef, and crepes.

Sunday Brunch at Home Grown Cafe in Newark
Sunday, April 5, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
If you are vegetarian, Sunday brunch at Home Grown Cafe is the place to be. It is a casual restaurant with a unique hip decor in the heart of downtown Newark. It's known for its variety of vegetarian options.

Easter Buffet at The Big Fish Grill in Rehoboth Beach
Sunday, April 5, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Gather the whole family and enjoy Easter brunch at the Big Fish Grill in Rehoboth Beach. There will be a sumptuous omelette station; mouthwatering turkey, ham, beef and lamb carving stations; seafood; pasta and a decadent array of desserts.

Easter Brunch at the Hotel du Pont
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Seating’s at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Dine with Peter Rabbit for Easter brunch. Enjoy the bountiful displays of international cheeses, smoked seafood, assorted salads, breakfast breads and pastries, shrimp cocktail, oysters on the half shell, sushi, tapas and more!  And that's just the beginning!  Breakfast and lunch entrees include blueberry pancakes, raspberry stuffed French toast. Remember to bring your camera! The Easter Bunny will be available for family photos.

Easter Sunday Buffet at Deerfield
Sunday, April 5, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
When you choose Deerfield's spectacular Easter Sunday Buffet, you are assured of making memories with family and friends. Spectacular carved items, entrees, salads, accompaniments, desserts and more! Enjoy a holiday celebration you'll remember forever and the Easter Bunny will be stopping by as well!

Easter Brunch at Baywood Greens
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Restaurant Seating’s: 11:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.; Ballroom Seating’s: 11:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy a spectacular Easter brunch at Baywood Greens, where the atmosphere is a perfect blend of luxury and leisure. The carving stations include top round of beef and house roasted ham. For brunch you will love the Italian Roasted Chicken with Root Vegetables and the Broiled Salmon with Lemon Butter. Salads and scalloped potatoes are also on the menu. For more brunch information, contact the restaurant.

Sunday Brunch at Bethany Blues BBQ in Bethany Beach
Sunday, April 5, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Bethany Blues BBQ Restaurant is the perfect place for Sunday brunch, if you are looking for great food and a comfortable family atmosphere. Omellettes, pancakes and delectable breakfast skillets are all on the menu. Popular dishes include the Blues Breakfast Burrito and the BBQ skillet.

Easter Brunch Buffet at Abbott's Grill in Milford
Sunday, April 5, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    
Abbot’s Grill offers a scrumptious buffet menu, which includes blueberry pancakes with lemon curd, crab crepes, Asian ribs, and the traditional ham, lamb, chicken. There is also a raw seafood bar along with house made desserts.

Easter Buffet at The Big Fish Grill on the Wilmington Riverfront
Sunday, April 5, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Start an Easter tradition with the Big Fish Grill on the Wilmington Riverfront. They will offer an Easter menu that highlights three carving stations for garlic and parmesan crusted leg of lamb; pepper and herb crusted roast sirloin; and maple glazed ham. The buffet will also include seafood paella, salmon and delicious desserts.

Easter Day Buffet at River Rock Kitchen in Wilmington
Sunday, April 5, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Enjoy a delicious spring meal on Easter Sunday at River Rock Kitchen in the Westin Wilmington. They will be serving both a buffet menu as well as an a la carte menu during the day. Advanced reservations are recommended.

 

posted on: Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 4:27 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

10 Delaware restaurants that win Yelp raves

Local “Top 10” dining roundups are frequently made up of the same “fine-dining” restaurants, year after year, on list after list. For travelers, it can be even more thrilling to discover restaurants that are the “hidden gems” of a particular region, delivering unique food and a fair price in a pleasant setting.

With that in mind, we have culled the collective consumer reviews of the popular Yelp ratings site and put together a list of the Delaware restaurants that really seem to get the readers raving, but which may be at risk of not appearing on your average travelers’ radar. For your convenience, the picks also have been broken down by city, including some of Delaware’s most popular foodie destinations, such as Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Wilmington and Newark.

We started out with the “Top 10” – then threw in a few more for the fun of it.

Some of these top Delaware restaurants are distinctly non-traditional. Others are those places that are revered by regulars because of their dependable, unpretentious food and cozy atmosphere. All of them are worth a trip next time you visit Delaware.

Lewes

Agave Mexican Restaurant LewesAgave Mexican Restaurant
137 2nd St
Lewes, DE 19958
(302) 645-1232
Yelp Reviews:
“We always order the shrimp and garlic guacamole. The bleu cheese and steak quesadilla is an excellent and somewhat interest riff on Mexican cuisine.”
“The sangria is fantastic and all of the entrees are delicious.”
“The rocket peppers are a must and the steak and blue cheese quesadilla were amazing.”

Rose & Crown (bar and grill)
142 2nd St
Lewes, DE 19958
(302) 827-4475
Yelp Reviews:
“We started with the deviled eggs, which were the best I'd ever tasted. I followed up with the duck confit shepherd's pie. It was absolutely to DIE for. Amazing.”
“A true gastropub in the middle of Lewes, DE at its finest.”
“I had the crab cake sandwich which may have been the best I've ever had.”

The Surfing Crab (seafood)
16723 Coastal Hwy
Lewes, DE 19958
(302) 644-4448
Yelp Reviews:
“Every time I'm in the area I try to eat here at least once.”
“The crabs come out fresh each batch as well as homemade sides of coleslaw and potato salad.”
“If I'm ever up that way again the Surfing Crab is my destination for awesome crab, cold beer and great wait staff!!”


Rehoboth Beach

Henlopen City Oyster House (seafood)
50 Wilmington Ave
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
(302) 260-9193
Yelp Reviews:
“The lobster mac & cheese had very big chunks of lobster; they did not skimp at all.”
“Hot apps (razor clams, clams casino) were extraordinarily delicious.”
“The steamed shrimp are nicely seasoned and the clams are perfect every time.”

Big Fish Grill (seafood)
20298 Coastal Hwy
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
(302) 227-3474
Yelp Reviews:
“Served a terrific Ciopinno with garlic bread and pasta, the kind of fish stew you crave, with a broth so perfect, we are all still thinking about it.”
“Save room for dessert: the peanut butter pie is lovely!”
“One of the best parts of this place is their sauces - New Orleans, lobster sauce, mustard sauce.”


Wilmington area

Juliana’s Kitchen (Peruvian)
1828 W 11th St
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 888-1828
Yelp Reviews:
“I have never eaten Peruvian food before, but Juliana's Kitchen is nothing short of amazing!”
“We tried several dishes but the favorite with our family was the Bistec Apanado con TacuTacu.”
“I had a pork stew with mashed lima beans, omg, delicious.”

Eclipse Bistro Wilmington DelawareEclipse Bistro (American)
1020 N Union St
Ste B
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 658-1588
Yelp Reviews:
“The crab cakes were right up there with some of the best I've ever had.”
"I had the watermelon and tomato salad and a side of the fingerling potatoes. Jumping jehosephat! Who would have ever guessed that watermelon and tomatoes could taste so special?!"
“Even the organic chicken offered a really unique flavor.”

Kooma (sushi/Japanese)
400 Justison St
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 543-6732
Yelp Reviews:
“Drinks are great, happy hour specials are unbeatable.”
“Get their cooked dishes. I got the Kooma noodles and my friend the bibimbop and we loved our entrees!”
“First time trying sushi and it was amazing paired with a great martini. I've been hooked ever since.”

River Rock Kitchen (American)
818 Shipyard Dr
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 654-2900
Yelp Reviews:
“Some of my favorites are the salmon, filet mignon, brussel sprouts, and kale salad.”
“For the main, my go to is either the Steak Frittes or the Verlasso Salmon or the Pan Seared Scallops.”
“All in all, this was a stellar meal quietly tucked away inside the Westin Hotel.”


Dover

Restaurant 55Restaurant 55
2461 S State St
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 535-8102
Yelp Reviews:
“Great burgers and a large, rotating selection of craft beers, many of them local.”
"My British girlfriend says this was the best fish and chips she has had since moving to this country 10 years ago."
"Restaurant 55 features ingenious menu items, including fried artichoke hearts, stuffed meatloaf, and of course, burgers (veggie options included!)."


Newark

Two Stones Pub Newark DelawareTwo Stones Pub (brew pub)
2 Chesmar Plz
Newark, DE 19713
(302) 294-1890
Yelp Reviews:
“Went to one of their monthly beer dinners with a friend, AMAZING!”
“Chips were great, very crispy, but someone at the table should definitely get a fry pile to share - sweet potato cinnamon make an excellent dessert.”
“The fish tacos are absolutely to die for and the beer selection is the best I've seen in Delaware.”

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill (steak house)
1225 Churchmans Rd
Newark, DE 19713
(302) 366-7577
Yelp Reviews:
"Had the pecan-custed trout with green beans and a margarita . All excellent."
"Half-price drinks and a great bar menu make for a time to unwind and relax! The patio is great when weather is permitting of course!"
"If you want a great steak at a reasonable price then this is the place for you!"

Ole Tapas Lounge & Restaurant (Spanish)
1126 Capitol Trl
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 224-9378
Yelp Reviews:
"Wines. Tapas. Service. Variety. These things all come together to make Olé one of my favorite places in Delaware."
"If you are looking for a nice idea for a date, you can't go wrong with sharing tapas, and Ole Tapas does an amazing job with them."
"Paella is THE BEST!!! I really made myself hungry before going here so my Paella cravings will be satisfied."

 

posted on: Monday, Feb 16, 2015 10:53 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Thanksgiving Dinner at Delaware Restaurants 2014

Enjoy a Thanksgiving Day feast without the worry of cooking and cleaning! Dine at a Delaware restaurant and just sit back, relax and enjoy time with your family and friends.

Thanksgiving Dinner DelawareBelow are some of the options for dining out in Delaware on Thanksgiving. Reservations are highly recommended for most locations. Did we mention Delaware has tax-free shopping? So, make it a weekend getaway and spend Black Friday and Small Business Saturday in Delaware! We hope you have a wonderful holiday.

Northern Delaware

Thanksgiving Buffet or a la carte dining at Harry’s Savoy Grill

November 27, 2014

12:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

You won’t go hungry at this incredible buffet, where they’ll be carving turkey and prime rib plus, all the trimmings for your Thanksgiving feast. The buffet includes a variety of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, additional main entrees and side dishes and a grand dessert buffet. Non-alcoholic beverages are also included, all for $39.50 for adults plus an 18% gratuity. Please call to make reservations 302-475-3000.

Thanksgiving a la carte dining at Harry’s Savoy Grill

1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Relax, enjoy the day and leave the preparation, cooking and cleanup to Harry's Savoy Grill! They’ll be serving turkey and all the trimmings, plus a variety of additional menu items throughout the day. To make reservations, please call 302-475-3000.

Thanksgiving Day Buffet at Deerfield
November 27, 2014
Don’t miss a minute of your family time – or the big games – when you bring the whole family to Deerfield for an amazing Turkey Day Dinner. All your traditional Thanksgiving favorites, enhanced by our culinary team's delicious additions, make this Thanksgiving Day Buffet a “can’t miss.” Reservations are required.

White Clay Creek Country Club Thanksgiving To Go
At the Rail Wine Bar and Grille they will be taking orders for Thanksgiving To Go up until November 20th at 5:00 p.m. All orders must be made in person with the restaurant manager. For more detailed information, please call 302-994-6700 x 7194.

Thanksgiving Buffet Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront
November 27, 2014
12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Let Big Fish Grill do the cooking for you! They will have a variety of dining options including traditional Thanksgiving fare. Reservations are required. Please call 302-652-3474.

Central Delaware

Abbotts Grill Thanksgiving Day Buffet

November 27, 2014

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Our annual Thanksgiving Day Buffet from 11am-5pm. Adults- $21.95; Children under 10- $12.95. Add on a leftover plate for only $10 more per person! Reservations highly recommended. Gather at the grill.

Dover Downs Thanksgiving Day Buffet
November 27, 2014
Breakfast 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. $12.50/per person

Lunch and Dinner 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. $21.95/per person.
Buffet includes Hot & Cold Crab Legs and Prime Rib. Join the Festival Buffet at Dover Downs for a special Thanksgiving feast.

-- Order delicious desserts and breads at Frankfurt Bakery or Dolce Bakery.

Southern Delaware

Big Fish Grill Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet

November 27, 2014

11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Big Fish Grill’s Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet includes a Big Fish raw bar, homemade soups, carving stations with turkey or ham, traditional sides and seafood entrees.
No reservations so, please come early. Or order a Thanksgiving meal to go by November 27th.

Summer House Thanksgiving

November 27, 2014 

1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Indulge in a delicious Thanksgiving meal! Featuring an all you can eat traditional turkey dinner plate or choose from various steak and seafood dishes. To make reservations, please call (302) 227-3895.

Thanksgiving Buffet at Nage
November 27, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
From butternut squash soup to roasted turkey with a side of golden Yukon mashed potatoes, you’ll savor every bite while dining at Nage. Adults $36. Kids under 12 are half price and a take home left over box is $12! Don’t forget about the decadent pumpkin pie or fluffernuter trifle!

The Buttery Thanksgiving Dinner

November 27, 2014
Enjoy a Lewes tradition with Thanksgiving dinner at The Butter with turkey, herb stuffing and gravy or your choice of a seafood entrée and sides. $69 per person; $24 for children under the age of 12. Reservations are required. Please call 302-645-7755.

For more dining options, scroll through the Delaware restaurant listings and pick your flavor. Call ahead to reserve your spot for Thanksgiving Dinner!

 

posted on: Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 2:54 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

This fall, pumpkin is about so much more than pie

Inside and outside of the state, Delaware is known for its pumpkins – big pumpkins, little pumpkins, pumpkins in drinks, pumpkins in ice cream, and even pumpkins that are hurled.

Some of Delaware’s pumpkin products are more than mere gimmicks, though, and have achieved near-cult status among the state’s most dedicated pumpkin fans – the mushroom pumpkin soup at Back Burner restaurant, for example, or the “Punkin Ale” shipped out each fall from Milton’s famous Dogfish Head Brewery. Other times, pumpkins are merely the starting point for a whole weekend’s worth of fun, as they are at the various fall festivals at Delaware farms.

Whatever your particular pumpkin preference, it’s a safe bet that something in Delaware will flip your gourd.

Pumpkin-related Fall Festivals and Attractions

Fifer Orchards PumpkinsFifer Orchards
This beloved orchard has U-pick pumpkins, a corn maze, hay rides, fresh-pressed cider and lots of other fall fun.

1919 Allabands Mill Road
Camden-Wyoming, DE 19934
302-697-2141

Ramsey's Farm/Pumpkin Patch
This 12-acre farm features an 8-acre corn maze, U-pick pumpkins, scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, and even bonfires and evening group hay rides.

330 Ramsey Rd
(located after 500 Ramsey Road - Look for our large gate and banners.)
Wilmington, DE  19803
(302) 477-1499      

T.S. Smith & Sons Farm
A great place for local produce year-round, T.S. Smith knows how to keep things festive in the fall. A great spot for U-pick apples.

Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, Inflatables/bounce house, pony rides, petting zoo

8887 Redden Road
Bridgeville, DE 19933
(302) 337-8271, (302)236-3675

Don’s Tree Farm
Tractor-pulled hayrides and 15 types of U-pick pumpkins are sure signs that the holidays are coming at this Christmas tree farm.

6396 Hickman Road
Greenwood, DE 19950
donstreefarm.com
302-349-0555

Peco's Liquors Great Pumpkin Debate
A fun way to sample and celebrate pumpkin beers, featuring live music, BBQ and hay rides.

Sept. 27, 2014
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Bellevue State Park
$30 per person


Pumpkin Food & Drink

Ice Cream

Pumpkin Ice Cream DelawareWoodside Farm Creamery
1310 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE 19707
(302) 239-9847
Flavors: Pumpkin and pumpkin pecan

UDairy
535 South College Avenue
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-2486
Flavors: Pumpkin Cheesecake (pumpkin and cheesecake ice creams swirled together with cinnamon cobbler pieces)

In Restaurants

Home Grown Café
126 E Main St, Newark, DE 19711
(302) 266-6993
On the menu: Sweet Potato Pie Bisque; Pumpkin Mac & Cheese with maple lacquered bacon “bits”

Back Burner Restaurant & Bar
425 Hockessin Corner, Hockessin, DE 19707
(302) 239-2314
On the menu: Pumpkin Mushroom Soup with sour cream, seasoned croutons, fresh chives

Piccolina Toscana
1412 North DuPont St.
Wilmington, DE 19806
302.654.8001
On the menu: Pumpkin beignets with caramel dipping sauce

Baked Goods

Cannon's Custom Cakes & Bakery
228 Astro Center Shopping Center
Kirkwood Highway
Newark, DE 19713
302.368.7900
www.cannonscakes.com
On the menu: Pumpkin Squares

Dolce Bakery & Coffee Shop
36 N Walnut St, Milford, DE 19963
(302) 422-5760
On the menu: Pumpkin bars; Pumpkin Spice Latte

Frankfurt Bakery & Deli
323 South Governors Avenue
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 741-0180
www.frankfurtbakery.com
On the menu: Pumpkin Spice Cake


Pumpkin Beer

Dogfish Punkin AleDogfish Head Punkin Ale. “A full-bodied brown ale with smooth hints of pumpkin and brown sugar.” Named after the seriously off-centered southern Delaware extravaganza, Punkin Chunkin. Released right around Sept. 1 each year. Available at many stores nationwide.

Iron Hill Pumpkin Ale. Available on-tap at the multiple locations of this popular local restaurant and brewery. Look out for special pumpkin Ale-oriented events.

Fordham's Spiced Harvest Ale. This Dover brewery’s fall seasonal is spiced with cinnamon, ginger, clove, allspice and, of course, pumpkin. Available at select stores.

 

posted on: Friday, Sep 12, 2014 1:57 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Dine out in central Delaware and win prizes!

Kent County Restaurant WeekTravel the Delaware Culinary Trail in October and earn a bonus prize during Kent County Restaurant Week. Here’s how it works:

   -- Download a Delaware Culinary Trail Passport  

   -- Scroll through the trail restaurant listings and pick your flavor! If you visit two restaurants from Kent County (central Delaware) during Kent County Restaurant Week, October 12 – 18th, you will be eligible to receive a wine glass or beer mug.

   Delaware Culinary Trail Sticker-- When you dine at the two Kent County restaurants from the trail, you’ll mark the date you visited and code from their “Delaware Culinary Trail” sticker at their location on your passport.

   -- E-mail or mail the completed passport to our office at Visit.Delaware@state.de.us or 99 Kings Hwy Dover, DE 19901.

   -- We will send you the prize within 2 weeks of receiving your completed passport!

   -- Want a bonus prize? Embark on a culinary adventure! There’s something for every palate on the Delaware Culinary Trail. Dine your way around the state at iconic restaurants and savor dishes from southern soul cuisine to the culinary coast. Visit 5 restaurants in each region of the state on the Delaware Culinary Trail and you can win the “First State Plates” Delaware Cookbook!!

Begin your journey now by downloading a passport and selecting two of the Kent County Delaware Culinary Trail locations you’d like to visit!

Learn more about the Kent County Restaurant Week at www.kentcountyrestaurantweek.com. If you have any questions about the Delaware Culinary Trail, please call 866-284-7483. Questions about Kent County Restaurant Week, please call 302-734-4888.

 

posted on: Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 11:00 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Where’s the Best Super Bowl Food in Delaware?

The New York Times once called Delaware the cradle of Super Bowl championship quarterbacks (thanks to Rich Gannon and Joe Flacco, both University of Delaware grads), but Bobbie Capriottisa look at the football-friendly grub served around the state makes for a good argument that Delaware is also a fan’s dream when it comes to Super Bowl food.

After all, a fat sub stuffed full of Italian deli meat is a sure-fire party pleaser, and Delaware stands as the unrivalled master of the sub-sandwich art form, most notably those made at Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, the Delaware-born chain that now has locations around the country.

Mile for mile, Delaware is also perhaps one of the most richly blessed states when it comes to craft beer, led by the nationally renowned Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (and its restaurant), but supplemented nicely by an assortment of other beer-centric locations on the Delaware Beer, Wine & Spirits Trail, including 16-Mile Brewing Company, Iron Hill Brewery (Wilmington and Newark locations), Stewart’s Brewing Company and Twin Lakes Brewery.

All those beers are naturally best accompanied by food that packs the culinary punch of an All-Pro linebacker, whether it’s wings or pizza or barbecue. Here are a few places to get your grub on:

Nicola Pizza-- Nicola Pizza in Rehoboth Beach is known throughout the state for its legendary Nic-o-Boli, an addictively cheesy “inside-out” pizza stuffed with ground beef and a variety of other goodies.

-- As one of the stops on the popular Delaware Culinary Trail, the Big Fish Grill in Rehoboth is a crowd favorite year-round, but this time of year they also wrap up everything from barbecued pork to chili to rotisserie chicken in their popular Super Bowl Party-to-Go packages.

-- Fans can’t go wrong at Abbott's Grill in Milford, the creative, people-pleasing menu is supplemented nicely on Super Bowl Sunday with 50-cent wings, prizes and more food specials.

Deer Park Tavern-- Arguably one of the masters of cheese-steak artistry in the state, Claymont Steak Shop (in Claymont and Newark) is also a dependable go-to spot for other Super Bowl essentials, such as wings, pizza and subs.

-- Speaking of pizza, no Delaware Super Bowl list would be complete without mentioning the iconic Delaware pizza spot – Grotto Pizza (locations statewide). These swirled-cheese, thin-crust creations practically define Delaware for people who’ve spent time at the beaches.

-- When people think of the historic Deer Park Tavern in Newark, two things typically spring to mind – the Edgar Alan Poe raven statue, and this iconic restaurant’s “Los Nachos Grandes,” piled high with all you could ever need.

 

posted on: Friday, Jan 31, 2014 11:51 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Top Delaware Brunch Spots

The Delaware Tourism Facebook friends chimed in and here are some of their top favorites for brunch spots in Delaware! Plus, a few of the top reviewed spots on Yelp and Tripadvisor.

Northern Delaware
Columbus Inn is located in Wilmington. The Columbus Inn brunch has a bloody mary bar, carving tables and fresh roasted veggies.

Deerfield Brunch DelawareDeerfield has been named “Best of Delaware” by Delaware Today magazine for the past 4 years! With over 111 feet of deliciousness including signature breakfast drinks, all-you-can-eat raw bar, Millionaire’s Bacon (need we go any further?) plus, a kids buffet and Gourmet Mac-n-Cheese station!

Green Room at Hotel Du Pont serves up breakfast with a side of elegance. Entrees range from Breakfast gravy of sausage, bacon and scrapple to Eggnog Waffle with Duck confit! This is surely a brunch made for royalty!

Two Stones Pub is located in Newark. Sandra on Facebook says Two Stones Pub has the “Best brunch and awesome chef surprises!” We’ve also heard that their Desayuno Tacos with scrapple and scrambled eggs are delicious!

Central Delaware
Abbotts Grill’s Sunday Brunch buffet is quickly becoming a local favorite with made-to-order omelettes, a build your own bloody mar bar, fresh baked goods and a relaxing atmosphere.

Smyrna Diner BrunchSmyrna Diner is one of the iconic restaurants listed on the Delaware Culinary Trail. They serve up a classic breakfast menu from French toast to scrapple; you’ll dine on home-style cooking.

McGlynns Pub is located in Dover and their brunch menu ranges from classic breakfast omelettes to Eggs Chesapeake served with crabcakes and dill Hollandaise sauce.

Southern Delaware
Bethany Blues in Lewes, well as Sally on Facebook says “Bethany Blues brunch is delicious.” From a waffle station to BBQ meats and homemade desserts to the kids buffet with chicken tenders and tater tots. This is one of the top brunch spots between Lewes and Rehoboth Beach.

Nage is a foodie favorite in Rehoboth Beach. Their brunch menu constantly changes but the quality and delicious flavors remain the same. From Elvis Pancakes to Smoked Salmon Crepe, you never know what they’re whipping up at Nage.

The Brick Hotel Restaurant & Tavern located in Georgetown and serves up a quiche of the day, homemade granola, classic breakfast favorites plus, kids selections including grilled peanut butter and banana!

The Crystal Restaurant is one of the most popular breakfast spots in Rehoboth Beach. They serve up hearty breakfast meals including a Monte Cristo served on French Toast, fresh fruit, fried tomatoes and grits.

Victoria’s at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel switched to a Sunday Brunch a La Carte menu in 2013. You can dine on banana nut pancakes, quiche, crepes and of course, a couple of mimosas while enjoying oceanfront views of Rehoboth Beach.

For more dining suggestions, search through online listings and reviews or travel the Delaware Culinary Trail

 

posted on: Thursday, Jan 16, 2014 4:02 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Delicious Delaware: Fresh Foods and Markets Aplenty!

Delaware Farmers MarketsIt’s no secret that Delaware is a great place to find farm stands brimming with fresh produce, organic groceries and farmers’ markets offering local-made delicacies. There is a lot to experience in the First State and we’ve packed this section full of suggestions.

Open seven days a week, the Newark Natural Foods Co-op, located at 280 East Main Street in Newark, has been offering organic groceries since 1975. Fresh, pure, healthy and local, describes this welcoming grocery store for both members and non-members. From their wall of bulk honeys to one of the largest selections of organic produce in the state, these folks have taken all the guesswork out of buying the healthiest products around. Their goal is to educate their community and visiting shoppers about eating and thinking healthy while supporting local farmers and businesses.  Their helpful staff rounds out the truly worthwhile trip!

Also nearby is the Delaware Local Food Exchange located inside Nature’s Way on Kirkwood Highway in Wilmington. In addition, “fresh local food at fair prices,” they also offer handmade soaps, gifts and earth-friendly cleaning products.

Delaware OrganicOther noteworthy and wholesome food markets throughout Delaware include Byler’s Market for local Amish foods and country gifts in central Delaware and Good Earth Market & Organic Farm in Clarksville, near the beach area.

During the summer months and into early Fall; you can’t drive too far without passing one of our amazing roadside markets or weekly farmers markets. Check out Webb & Sons Market, on Route 1 in Frederica, the renowned Lewes Farmer’s Market (open on Saturdays between 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) on the scenic grounds of the Lewes Historical Society Complex, the newly launched Smyrna Farmers Market at the Market Street Plaza. And if you crave farm fresh produce head out now for u-pick at Fifers Orchards in Dover (Fifers offers a great local-fresh market stand in Dewey Beach) or the 800-acre farm of T.S. Smith and Sons in Bridgeville. So, pack your appetite and discover Delaware’s delicious farm fresh offerings.

 

posted on: Thursday, Sep 6, 2012 6:55 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

It’s not just tax-free shopping, it’s a retail adventure!

Holiday Hopping Grab your holiday shopping lists and search for the newest fashion trends, technology gadgets and unique gifts for your friends, family and co-workers while taking advantage of Delaware's tax-free shopping and savings for the upcoming holiday season.

From  the Christiana Mall, Delaware's largest and most upscale mall hosting stores such as Nordstrom and Apple, to the 130 brand-name stores featured at the Tanger® Outlets in Rehoboth, Delaware is the perfect destination for any holiday shopper's retail adventure--not to mention all of the boutique and specialty shops that can be found throughout the state!

Located in the Mid-Atlantic region and within easy driving distance from  Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and New York, Delaware is a convenient and affordable choice to shop til' you drop.

After saving money from tax-free shopping, treat yourself to a savory meal at one of Delaware's countless casual eateries and fine dining options-ALL TAX FREE!  It's time to relax and enjoy the holiday season with responsible retail therapy in Delaware! 

Black Friday & Holiday Shopping Hot Spots!

• The Christiana Mall will open at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, November 25, 2011. Select stores will be opening earlier. For more information on their Black Friday Early Morning Perks and Surprises, please visit http://www.shopchristianamall.com/events/black-friday-early-morning-perks-surprises. Holiday shopping hours can be found at: http://www.shopchristianamall.com/holiday-hours.

• The Concord Mall will open at 5:00 a.m. on Friday, November 25, 2011. For more information, please visit: http://www.concordmall.com/.

• The Dover Mall will open at 4:00 a.m. on Friday, November 25, 2011. For more information, please visit http://www.simon.com/mall/?id=1243. Holiday shopping hours can be found at: http://www.simon.com/mall/?id=1243.

• The Tanger Outlets Moonlight Madness Sale and After Thanksgiving Sales will begin at 10:00 p.m. Thanksgiving night (Thursday, November 24, 2011). For more information on great deals and fabulous rewards, please visit http://www.tangeroutlet.com/promotions/moonlightmadness.aspx. Holiday shopping hours can be found at: http://www.tangeroutlet.com/rehoboth/hours.

Additional trip ideas:

Shopping & leisure attraction listings: http://www.visitdelaware.com/things-to-do/shopping/

Hotel listings: http://www.visitdelaware.com/visitors/hotels/

Restaurant listings: http://www.visitdelaware.com/visitors/restaurants/

Upcoming Delaware holiday events: http://www.visitdelaware.com/things-to-do/event-calendar/

 

posted on: Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011 1:37 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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