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The Cottage Cafe Restaurant

33034 Coastal Hwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-3754
+1 302-539-8710
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pot roast” (57 reviews)
“duck fries” (68 reviews)
“turkey dinner” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
33034 Coastal Hwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-3754
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This rather unassuming restaurant has a highway location in the cute town of Bethany Beach. Don’t pass it by. The food, grog and prices are great for locals and the restaurant thereful has a steady following. Great lunch specials daily and sometimes you can’t believe...More

Thank bobwineguy1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of people seem to like this place but we did not. I guess if you like American food at its most basic level, this is the place for you. In my opinion, happy hour here was better than dinner. There were 3 of us...More

Thank Foodie2713
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in here for lunch on our way out of town. We were seated immediately and our server came right over. She was very friendly and helpful. Our meal was very good. My husband had the pot roast sandwich. It doesn't sound all that...More

Thank ljk73
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The drink specials and prices were not bad but the food was average, nothing we got was amazing, everything was a little bland. The restaurant was nice and well kept.

Thank jmbb80
Reviewed 12 February 2018

It is a favorite place for locals and visitors in Bethany Beach. The Food quality is very good and the servings are plentiful. Service is excellent. Nice place for lunch or dinner. During the warmer months, it is better to call for a table.

Reviewed 4 February 2018

Had passed many times when staying in Ocean City, MD and thought it looked rather pricey. Decided to give it a try and was not disappointed. Seems like many of the locals have found it a favorite place to dine. Dinner menu was diverse and...More

Thank mondah54
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Recently returned to Cottage Cafe for lunch on a busy Saturday. This time we sat in the bar area. As on other visits, our food was very good. I had the 1/2 sandwich/soup combo, choosing the Cali - turkey, avocado, spinach on whole wheat -...More

Thank margarita6272015
Reviewed 22 January 2018

In lounge - bartender excellent - gave happy hour specials without asking. Cod fingers and fries excellent crab flatbread pizza - very good crab, balsamic glaze And gooey cheese like a montchevre.

Thank LSDel
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Been going here for years, usually just stop in bar for a burger or chicken sandwich and beer. I have numerous family and friends in the area, all of whom agree its still got good food (not excellent) but the overall quality seems to be...More

Thank SouthSkookPorkchop
Reviewed 2 January 2018

We stopped in on a very cold December day & the food really hit the spot. The decor is clean & comfortable & the staff is very friendly. The menu is broad enough to suit all tastes. The crab dip pretzel rods were warm, soft,...More

Thank Bob O
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1 April 2017|
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Response from MayMar | Reviewed this property |
There is a ramp, however you may wish to contact them to ensure that both wheel chairs may be accommodated: 302-539-8710 or email them.
Mary D
3 March 2017|
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Response from DuneFries | Property representative |
Hello, We don't take reservations but we do offer call ahead seating. How that works is you call within a half hour of your arrival and if there is a wait, your name would be put on the list at that point so when you arrive... More
Sharron G
26 December 2016|
Response from DuneFries | Property representative |
No, we aren't. sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33034 Coastal Hwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-3754
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Bethany Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 302-539-8710
  • E-mail
The Cottage Café is a family restaurant with a full bar that is open 7 days a week year round. We serve Lunch and Dinner every day with a breakfast buffet on the weekends in season and a breakfast buffet on Sundays year round.
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