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The Cottage Cafe Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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33034 Coastal Hwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930
+1 302-539-8710
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Annapolis, Maryland
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was there on dec 29 2016. That night was the prime rib special. It was delicious. Cottage cafe has really good food no matter what you order. I have been there several times and never disappointed. Service was efficient and friendly. To bad they closed down the one in Ocean City.

Thank wintergull
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First timers- scallops and seared tuna were excellent! Also, our server, Ellen, was awesome- very helpful and knowledgeable of food ingredients. We have a lot of food sensitivities, and she helped us make food choices.

Thank Jessica R
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are frequent visitors to the Cottage Cafe. Each time, we have enjoyed the meal and the service. Tonight was no exception. I tried something new, the shrimp salad. It was delicious, not too mayonnaisy. The best part tonight was the white chocolate, raspberry mousse shooter. Love the small size, quite delicious. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly. The dinner... More 

Thank Denise H
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

nice place to go for lunch with your family ....... reasonable prices on their menu and something for everyone

Thank Travis D
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184 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second year at this event and we just love it here, this is a scrumptious buffet at a very reasonable price. $35/pp. They offer jumbo cold shrimp-hot and cold, prime rib roast hand cut to your desire degree of doneness with or without jus, roast turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy. Beer battered rockfish, salads, oyster... More 

Thank redcatcec
Chesapeake City, Maryland
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I were driving by looking for a place to eat dinner. I looked over and was pulled in by the "warmth" of the Christmas garland, wreaths and lights, combined with the cozy cottage look. The prices were higher than I wanted to spend but the portions were large. If your on a budget, I would not recommend... More 

Thank Pamela M
ocean city
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68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the Cottage Cafe with friends for dinner and as usual it was a hit.. The server was pleasant (as usual) and intentive. All four meals were good with no complaints at all.... My liver and onions was cooked just right and very good We have been to this restaurant numerous times and have always had a good meal.... More 

Thank len b
New York City, New York
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

reasonably priced, local character. Menu is very basic but the food is well prepared and the staff is friendly. Décor is very, very basic

Thank Flyway2much
Frankford, Delaware
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mandie and Jenn were excellent! Very attentive and informative. There is no better place in town for drinks and great food!

Thank Stanman6993
Burke, Virginia
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Over the years the service and food quality has been declining and that makes me sad. Everyone's dish was over cooked and bland. It's close to the condo and didn't want to travel.

Thank ctp2236

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33034 Coastal Hwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Bethany Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 302-539-8710
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?