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The Starboard

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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2009 Highway One, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
+1 302-227-4600
08:00 - 01:00
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Dewey Beach, Delaware
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has always been one of my favorite spots. The ruby red crushes are the best, and suicide Sundays have a Bloody Mary bar that cannot be beat. The only down side is that it gets REALLY crowded!!!

Thank Carole S
Newark, Delaware
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

So the cost was $35 for the New Years Eve party. The Surf and Turf Buffet was great. Oysters, Shrimp, Prime Rib, Roast Pig, vegetable trays, meat platters, sushi and that was just some of it. They had staff walking around with burger, cheese burger and crab cake sliders. The food was truly worth the price and if you left... More 

Thank Charles M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Was there with my husband tonight. Sat down in the back dining room with 4 other tables. One waiter dropped by as soon as we sat down and said, "I'll be right with you ladies"!! Then he never came back! We sat there for 20 minutes and watched other tables order and get served, but we never got offered even... More 

Thank James G
Natalee D, Public Relations Manager at The Starboard, responded to this review

Dear James G: I was forwarded your post on your awful and humiliating experience you had at our restaurant this past Saturday. I am one of the owners of The Starboard, let me start by say how sorry I am, this is not the kid of place we run, never has been, I am truly sorry for whatever may have... More 

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93 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Company Christmas Party was awesome!!! Great music and huge place. Kristen and the Noise. Amazing talent and they play there often I believe.

Thank hotsauce82
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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115 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

It is good any time, but we love their breakfasts, so we come here as much then as any time during the day. Big portions, large seating area, with various tables, bar areas and outside seating. Food is good. Do wish they had some more seafood selections, but you can get that anywhere.

Thank travelfaninpa
Annapolis, Maryland
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137 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

I didn't get to try to food b/c sections of the restaurant were closed off for black friday "coins" not sure what that is but, the beer selection, fresh orange crushes and drinks were readily available and fun atmosphere.

Thank AnnieMF
Ferney-Voltaire, France
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292 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

It was rather quiet in the restaurant section on a Wednesday night in early October - probably not like the typical summer evening, given the number of outdoor patio areas - but we were not disappointed at all. We had a very engaging waiter - Elliot - who gave us lots of information about what was going on in the... More 

Thank Marshall B
North East
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Eclectic crowd...great happy hour specials...perfect location...fun in the off-season...staff was courteous, efficient and interactive!!

Thank DCR225
Stafford, VA
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79 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Wife and I decided to try Starboard for breakfast on a quiet Friday morning in October...the Bloody Marys are terrific...you can enhance them at their Bloody Mary self-service bar...wife got Sunrise Skillet (cheese and sausage omelet over hash browns) and I got Hangover Helper (scrambled eggs with sausage/bacon, cheese, sausage gravy over bisquits)...the menu has lots of other breakfast favorites...can't... More 

Thank Buck911
Newark, Delaware
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Great place to start your day with an excellent breakfast. Really good for lunch and dinner too! Always cold beer and good drinks. We always have a good time at Starboard.

Thank wellis1966

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2009 Highway One, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dewey Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 302-227-4600
The Starboard Restaurant is Dewey's most famous venue for fun, great times, and tremendous service! It has been home-awayfrom-home for most Dewey Beach visitors over our 55+ year history. The Starboard truly holds a special place in more people's hearts than anyone could ever imagine! The Starboard was originally built and opened by Duke Duggan around 1960 and has gone through several changes over its years. Purchased and run by the Hearn family during the late 80's and early 90's, Chip Hearn grew The Starboard into a nationally known hot spot. Purchased by current owners Steve 'Monty' Montgomery and his partners in 1999, The Starboard's popularity is now off the charts as it has grown into a national phenomenon! From famous Suicide Sundays to Eggs Delmarva and wonderful breakfasts and nightly entertainment - both on stage and with long-time DJ personalities - you will always find a crowd of people enjoying themselves at The Starboard. Wear Starboard merchandise anywhere in the country and you are bound to have someone mention how much fun THEY had when last in Dewey Beach! There isn't enough room to list all the awards from over the years - most impressive have been the infamous Cornerstone Award in 2010 by the Delaware Restaurant Association showing the level of community service The Starboard has contributed. Our local Chamber of Commerce awarded The Starboard its Business of the Year in 2009, and Delaware Today magazine readers annually award The Starboard as Dewey Beach's best restaurant, best downstate bar, best Sunday brunch, best staff, best event (Running of the Bull), amongst so many others. Enjoy The Starboard. It's truly a place thanks to so many wonderful people enjoying themselves throughout all these years... Find out for yourself just how comfortable and fun all facets of The Starboard Restaurant can be!

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