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Delaware Welcome Center Travel Plaza

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Address: 530 John F. Kennedy Memorial Hwy, Newark, DE 19702
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+1 302-731-8599

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Spacious, inviting rest stop

A spacious, inviting rest stop. Clean bathrooms and a decent selection of foods choices - there's a Starbucks outside with a drive through. Plenty of seating and there's a table... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Forked River, New Jersey
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Forked River, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A spacious, inviting rest stop. Clean bathrooms and a decent selection of foods choices - there's a Starbucks outside with a drive through. Plenty of seating and there's a table top with lots of outlets for charging electronics. Nice historical section about the area as well. There's also a toll booth just outside for a different souvenir snapshot.

Thank gostartraveler
Huntsville, Alabama
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191 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

More like a mall. Clean bathrooms. Great Starbucks. Actually found celery since we forgot ours. Helpful employees. Electric car charging station and gas station. Great ✋ stop.

Thank cindyannsmith
New Jersey
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spacious and plenty of tables at this rest stop. Decent food choices as well. Burger King, Popeyes, Carvel, Starbucks, a pizza joint (forgot which one) and a bakery. Big convenience store as well for road trip snacks. Bathrooms were cleaner than other rest stops I have been to. What a modern rest stop nowadays should be.

Thank Jack_Hammer1849
Middletown, Delaware
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

New, big, clean, and safe to be sure. When we first moved to the area we heard that it's one of the best of it's type. We've done a lot of road tripping over the years, and have visited quite a few Welcome Centers around the country. We actually drove over to see what was going on. Still waiting to... More 

Thank John B
North East
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46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I ordered a drink at starbucks (HMS Host not Sturbucks direct) The girl had me repeat the order 3 times and then tell me I don't have a pen can you wait a minute. She had me repeat twice after this it was four ingredients. STUPID !!!!!!

Thank Gisela P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This place is pack with all kind of people trying to eat and use the bathroom to keep going on their trip. If you have to stretch, eat something quick and gas up this is the place. I felt very safe plus they have a big variety of places to eat from.

Thank Ketana_01
Boston, Massachusetts
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261 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 938 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Clean, large, well laid out rest spot with many options to choose from. Great bathrooms. All you can want in a rest area. The Starbucks needs some help. The line was crazy long and the staff didn't make 2 of our 3 drinks correctly... having to remake... a frapachino and a latte. My frapachino was very good.

Annapolis, Maryland
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76 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Stopped here to and from our trip through the New England states. Both times we selected the Brioche Doree for our lunch. The sandwiches consisted of a baguette with maybe one or two slices of meat and one slice of cheese...toasted or not. The price was 8.99 ore more. Cookies were 4-5 dollars for a dried out cookie. Will opt... More 

Thank Bill D
Laurel, Maryland
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181 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

for a captive audience on the Interstate, this plaza offers reasonable food, gas, and clean bathrooms. Alos maps and brochures.

Thank Patrick S
northern virginia
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48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

we travel between northern Virginia and middle NJ 7+ times per year. finally MD has renewed its 2 reststops; and NJ's remain extremely subpar. but we always try to stop in DE ... consistently excellent ... clean ... good choices for food.

Thank lbshes

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