9 Best Lunch Spots in Delaware!

When your stomach starts rumbling come lunch time, you want something that can fuel you through the rest of the day. Fortunately for those in Delaware, you’ll find a variety of cuisine to suit any taste. Whether it’s Mediterranean, Tex-Mex, vegetarian, or ramen, Delaware will help you fill up your belly. Here are the 9 best lunch spots in the state. 

Big Fish Grille, Rehoboth Beach, DE

Founded in 1997, by brothers Eric & Norman Sugrue, Big Fish promotes a love of great food and warm and welcoming hospitality to all guests. Try heaping portions of the freshest seafood, like oysters, shrimp, and tuna from the raw bar, clams, oysters Rockefeller, and seafood cakes for starters, and lobster or tilapia for your entree. Plus, don’t miss happy hour and an extensive wine list.

Caffe Gelato, Newark, DE

Featuring a rotating weekly special, this cafe offers gourmet Italian-American fare, a comprehensive wine list, house-made desserts, and patio seating. Opened in 2000, get lunch, dinner, coffee, and drinks, and find homemade gelato, small plates, entrees, house-crafted pasta, sides, event dinners, and more.

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Ramen Kumamoto, Newark, DE

Real ramen starts with a wonderful broth flavored with fish sauce, soy, and miso. Then house-made, fresh wheat-based noodles are added, as well as sliced pork, dried seaweed, menma, and green onions. What Kumamoto has done is to take that idea and give the customer an array of flavor options to suit their palate. Try pork bone soup, spicy chicken, and chicken and seafood.

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Border Cafe, Newark, DE

This festive spot has been offering up Cajun & Tex-Mex chow since 1987.  With a commitment to quality and value, the top priority is "to serve genuinely good tasting food at a great price." The menu and ambiance are carefully calculated to appeal to a broad range of guests, and the authentic margaritas and cold cervezas keep people coming back.

Trolley Square Oyster House, Wilmington, DE

This cozy eatery features brick walls with rustic accents, an outside dining patio, raw bar, and a variety of seafood dishes. The classic raw bar features daily “east and west coast oysters” along with the freshest seafood dishes. Plus, don’t miss live entertainment, happy hour, lobster night, and lunch express.

Libby’s Restaurant, Wilmington, DE

This long-running mom and pop diner serves simple American breakfast & lunch in a casual-style setting. Get huge portions of grits, eggs any way you like them, home fries, homemade sausage, local bread, and bottomless coffee. Plus, don’t miss Crab Cake and Flounder Fridays, creamy chipped beef, or meatloaf that will blow your mind!

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PureBread, Multiple locations

This locally owned and operated group of cafés specializes in flavor, unique dishes, and the ultimate dining experience. A love of dogs combined with a passion for delicious food was the idea that launched the business in 2001. Now, each day at PureBread starts fresh-baked bread. Plus, find ingredients like champagne mustard, lobster bisque, and curry vinaigrette that all contribute to a menu that continually evolves to showcase unique flavor combinations. Find locations in Christiana, Greenville, Pike Creek, and Wilmington.  

Buckley’s Tavern, Wilmington, DE

Buckley’s dates back to 1817 when it was initially a private residence. Now, serving American comfort food & Sunday brunch the Colonial dining room offers old-school style and history to guests as they eat. There are two private dining rooms, outdoor dining areas, and a newly renovated rooftop bar and grill. 

Honeygrow, Multiple Locations, DE

Honeygrow was founded in 2012, and they promote high-quality, wholesome, pure foods. Also, as a proponent of a plant-based diet, Chef Justin “creates awesome things through the lens of nourishing foods.” In addition to salads, find stir fry dishes, and curry options, plus get healthy juice beverages and fruit dessert options. 

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