When you seek to find the true essence of a place and its people, it’s sometimes best to look in the least pretentious places. It’s here at these classic casual-dining restaurants that you find the heart and soul of the state, the tastes and personalities that make Delaware what it is. You’ll see that in places like Sambo’s Tavern, where conversations are always accompanied by cracking crabs and cold beers. You’ll find it at the Charcoal Pit, or the Deer Park Tavern, where generations have come to find the same simple recipes for happiness, year after year. And the easiest way to find these timeless restaurants is on the Delaware Culinary Trail.