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Home Grown Cafe

) #12 of 279 Restaurants in Newark $$ - $$$ American, ,
126 E Main St, Newark, DE 19711-7308
+1 302-266-6993
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Pub, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
126 E Main St, Newark, DE 19711-7308
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our Son attends UDEL and we struggled to find a really great place to eat nearby trying many of the places ranked higher than Home Grown Café . Since we found Home Grown we have had breakfast and dinner , both equally delicious . First...More

Thank Joseph N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For the "V" and "free" diner, or if one wants a healthy local meal, this is a good choice. Eat here and visit the nearby Newark Natural Foods Coop for the full "hip" experience - you'll feel natural, free, and socially responsible.

Thank Richard O
Reviewed 1 week ago

This healthy restaurant helps co-op farms by buying local produce and making fresh and yummy foods of all kinds from greasy to healthy. Never had anything bad here ever! Good selections of beers and has outdoor seating for enjoying nice days.

Thank Megan K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Home grown is a Newark Delaware staple, great food and drinks accompanied with live music and a wonderful brunch. Out of towers or locals love this place!More

Thank jimijimi420
HomeGrownCafe, Owner at Home Grown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! It's almost hard to believe that we have been on Main St. since 2000. It's wonderful to be called a staple, and that our restaurant has shined for so long. Glad you enjoy what we have to offer, and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Menu has a wide variety of options--truly can be vegetarian, or gluten free, but still has plenty of meat choices for us carnivores. Staff is friendly and helpful. And the food and drinks are resonsably priced. Sunday Brunch is not to be missed-- packed every...More

Thank nupi235
HomeGrownCafe, Owner at Home Grown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Spot on with covering the variety we have - Thank you. It's always great to hear about our wonderful servers too. I'm so glad that you had a great visit. Check out our brunch on Saturdays - it's the same great menu as Sunday. Thank...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped for an early dinner on a Saturday (after 4pm, before 5pm). We were the only ones there when we arrived - 6 when we left. Sat at the bar. Upon looking at the menu, we didn't see anything that we were interested in....More

Thank MyTravels033
HomeGrownCafe, Owner at Home Grown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear MyTravels033, Thank you for coming in and trying Home Grown. I am sorry that your visit was not what you would have liked. I am surprised and saddened that you didn't like the crab fondue, it is one of my favorite items. The bread...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017

2 vegans and 2 meat eaters go out together and all have choices of delicious food! Had the Brussel sprouts without the salami. Great taste but could have been hotter . Had the summer risotto with vegetables and Romenesco sauce. Great taste, but again it...More

Thank parmalat
HomeGrownCafe, Owner at Home Grown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Parmalat, Thank you so much for the review. You hit the nail on the head with the variety of food we offer - and our desire (and success!) in people with different dietary preferences being able to dine together and all enjoy their meals....More

Reviewed 6 July 2017

I visit this spot on a regular basis. The staff is always friendly and attentive. There is a special every day so one never tires of the menu. Salads with a protein are always delicious and fresh. Crab dip served with sliced green apples (yes,...More

Thank Pat2507
HomeGrownCafe, Owner at Home Grown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Pat2507, Thank you for the glowing review. The Crab fondue is one of my favorite items too. I'm glad you love the variety, and we are your go to spot to bring friends too. Also good to hear that you are enjoying our $2...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017

My wife and I have eaten here twice in the last month - once with our vegan daughter and once with my vegetarian brother and his wife. Vegan and vegetarian dish reviews were average - nothing particularly wrong with them, but nothing special. My meat...More

Thank EllisAndersen
HomeGrownCafe, Owner at Home Grown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear EllisAnderson, Third time is a charm. Hope to see you again on your next visit and we wow you. Please contact me offline - sasha@homegrowncafe.com - I'd love to follow up with you a little more on your experience, so that we can improve....More

Reviewed 2 July 2017

Took my son there for his birthday, he is veagan, we had the crab dip and I must say it was so darn good, almost licked the bowl. My husband had the hen and he nearly skinned it to the bone. The waiter was Dillan...More

Thank biggbaby12
HomeGrownCafe, Owner at Home Grown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for the great review. Happy Birthday to your son, as well. So glad that you had a wonderful experience with your meal, and that your server was attentive. Please say hello next time you stop in. Sasha Aber, Owner

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Theodore K
28 August 2015|
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Not aware of a buffet.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
09:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 E Main St, Newark, DE 19711-7308
    (Hains Street)
  • Public Transportation: Dart bus system stops one block down on Main Street.
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: +1 302-266-6993
  • E-mail
"Newark's most coolly sleek, vibrantly accented & adventuresome fine-dining destination." - The News Journal Home Grown Cafe is the destination for internationally inspired cuisine with a local flair. Enjoy award winning gourmet salads, home made soups, fresh seafood & steaks & a variety of vegetarian & vegan options. Unique martinis, eclectic beers a great wine list & mouth-watering desserts deserve a special trip. Best of Delaware 2005 - Best Martinis upstate. Enjoy live music on Wednesday, Friday & Saturday evenings.
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