The 10 Best Diners in Delaware!

Sometimes you get the feeling for a particular type of food—you know the feel-good, stick-to-your-ribs kind of offering that you can only find in one place. That right’s....diner food. American diner food is something to be experienced. If you’re looking for a delicious comfort meal, check out the 10 best diners in Delaware. 

1. Rudy’s Family Diner, Harrington, DE

Rudy’s specializes in classic Italian fare, but its real claim to fame is the all you can eat Saturday and Sunday Breakfast Buffet. For $7.99 it comes with soda, coffee, or tea, and you can eat from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Many of the items on their regular breakfast menu—Eggs Benedict, chipped beef, buttermilk pancakes—are also available on their extensive buffet menu!

2. Marsh Road Diner, Wilmington, DE

This 24-hour, all-American diner offers all-day breakfast and American comfort food, including chicken & waffles and homemade French toast. Get eggs any way you like them, breakfast combos, and muffins and pastries, as well. For lunch, and diner find healthy options, hot sandwiches, like gyros and French dip, as well as burgers, melts, steaks, and even over 20 dishes featuring fresh/frozen seafood dishes.  

3. Stargate Diner, Seaford, Delaware, DE

The Stargate has been slinging the greasy good stuff for more than 20 years, and it is owned and operated by Duray Salman. As an active business member in their community, the diner is involved with the Seaford Chamber of Commerce and the Laurel Chamber of Commerce. Check out their breakfast bar and their “Two for $22” menu where you will find home-cooked dishes like Shephard’s Pie, chicken pot pie, and more.

4. Lucky’s Coffee Shop, Wilmington, DE

This family-friendly diner offers a retro vibe and serves enormous portions of American eats prepared in an open kitchen facing the dining area, but to be fair, it is more of a hole-in-the-wall than a classic diner. But that doesn’t stop Lucky’s from dishing up classic meals, like Eggs Benedict, fish n’ chips, creamed chipped beef, burgers, chili, meatloaf, and more.

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5. Cosmos Diner, Wilmington DE

Founded by John and Elena Alexopoulos in 1981, you will find American and Greek classic dishes, like chicken and dumplings and creamed chipped beef, or Greek salad and fresh-made gyros. But, like any classic diner, you also get breakfast all day long, including downhome dishes like “Make-Your-Own Omelets,” and a bevy of breakfast sandwich options, and even Belgium waffles.

6. Frankford Family Diner, Frankford, DE

There is nothing special about Frankford Diner, just great food at a great price. Well, there may be two things are extraordinary about the Frankford.  You will find some pleasantly unexpected dishes like jumbo stuffed shrimp, Maryland crab soup, shrimp and steak, mac and cheese, and breakfast is served all day. Well, maybe there are a bunch of unique things about the Frankford.

7. Long Neck Diner, Millsboro, DE

If you are looking for a meal at a diner, there is a particular type of food you have in mind. On their special menu, Long Neck offers two dishes that have us at hello: meatloaf with brown gravy and country fried steak. Yup. That’s the stuff real American diners are made of. Open since 2008, Long Neck Diner has an extensive menu, and all of their food is homemade and made fresh every morning. 

8. Route 40 Diner, Bear, DE

This country-style mom and pop diner serves old-school American fare, including fried chicken & dumplings, fried egg sandwiches, short stack pancakes, and sausage gravy on homemade biscuits. Plus, find unique Delaware seafood offerings, like Chesapeake crab Eggs Benedict, and seafood omelets, as well as great service and a friendly smile.

9. Hollywood Grill, Wilmington, DE

The Hollywood is a bright, cheery old-school spot that has been dishing up American diner classics since 2002. With a focus on high-quality fresh foods, prompt service, and a “warm family atmosphere,” the Hollywood is also dedicated to generous portions and a lot of value for your dollar.

10. Bethany Diner, Bethany Beach, DE

A family-owned-and-operated restaurant is a classic American diner, right down to the bright red booths and retro light fixtures. Plus, all of the food is made fresh, to order, and breakfast served all day, while Saturdays and Sundays offer a beefy breakfast buffet. People talk about the rice pudding and cheese steak paninis, but it is the big portions and light bills that keep people coming back! 

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