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Cafe on 26

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84 Atlantic Ave, Ocean View, DE 19970-9107
+1 302-539-2233
11:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Ocean View, Delaware
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101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our community association goes out to dinner once a month. This time we went to the Cafe on 26. The Cafe is a somewhat unpredictable restaurant, but not in a bad way. food is great staff, are attentive if not always all that effective, drinks are generous, but from one visit to the next things aren't always the same. We... More 

Thank Chimesboss
Bethany Beach, Delaware
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59 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cafe on 26 is on Route 26 in Ocean View, DE is just a mile or so from Bethany Beach. This is by far one of the BEST restaurants in the area. The food is excellent with a nice selection and variety and always FRESH! The service is beyond compare, from the moment you walk in to when you leave.... More 

1 Thank edkrause2
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the portions are small, the atmosphere and service is wonderful. The meals are excellent with good choices. I love their duck!

2 Thank Nancy S
Ocean City, Maryland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We just love this restaurant. The menu selections and prices, the wait staff, the atmosphere and most of all the delicious food. We discovered this place 3 years ago from a friend and cannot say enough good things about it. Just wish wine prices were a little lower for our budget. Perhaps they could have a "wine glass special" for... More 

2 Thank Naybird
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Food is excellent! The dinners are a little more expensive than some other local restaurants, but worth it. The atmosphere of this old house is cozy. We are locals and repeat customers, but we are treated like we know everyone there.

2 Thank Joe D
San Antonio, Texas
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The staff is attentive. The food is fabulous. Great variety. Everything is special. Nothing ordinary. Food is served quickly. Nice atmosphere. Not hard to find They are very good at special dietary needs and preferences.

2 Thank Kathy O
Bethany Beach, Delaware
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59 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is by far the BEST on the Delaware Eastern Shore!! If you don't go here while in the Bethany Beach, Rehoboth, Ocean City area you are missing the BEST restaurant in the area. Our couples order: scallops, duck and salmon and everyone loved their meal. Just GREAT food and service! Maria, the owner came over to see how... More 

1 Thank edkrause2
Alexandria, Virginia
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61 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We have been dining at Cafe 26 since it first opened and it has gotten better each year. It is located in an old house in Ocean View which has been remodeled into a restaurant quite nicely. I have never been disappointed with my meals. The crab soup, scollops and filet are particularly good. The only problem is the limited... More 

1 Thank pviii2015
Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

My wife and I went here for lunch. It is a nice clean, classy place. We didn't order anything fancy. My wife had a BLT and I had a chicken salad sandwich on a roll. But sometimes you find out more about a restaurant by ordering basic items. My wife said her BLT was excellent. My chicken salad had walnuts... More 

1 Thank Peter M
Dagsboro, Delaware
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This is another one of my "go to" places. Consistently good food, fresh meat and seafood, with farm fresh veggies (especially in season). Owner and staff always go above and beyond to make the total experience enjoyable. I have reserved the side room for small groups. Can have a nice working lunch and quiet atmosphere. Also have brought a large... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$53
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84 Atlantic Ave, Ocean View, DE 19970-9107
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Ocean View
  • Phone Number: +1 302-539-2233
The Big Yellow House Located on the corner of Rt. 26 - Atlantic Avenue and Woodland Avenue, offering Fresh Local Seasonal Cuisine. Open Year Round Call for Current Hours Reservations Highly Recommended Full Bar Availability. Winner of 4 2013 Best of Awards from Coastal Style Magazine - Best Chef Sussex County, Best Appetizers, Best Authentic American Cuisine and Best Coffee. 2015 Winner - Battle at the Beach Chef Cook-Off, 2015 Winner - Culinary Genius Award for the Northeast Region. Executive Chef Jason Bostaph

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