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The Cottage Cafe Restaurant

33034 Coastal Hwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-3754
+1 302-539-8710
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33034 Coastal Hwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-3754
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to the Cottage Café before but never for Mother's Day brunch. We got there right at opening time which turned out to be a pretty good idea. The food selection was great and the wait staff very friendly as always. The price for...More

Thank Jeffrey H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had the most awesome first time Mother’s Day Buffet at the Cottage Cafe. The food selection was outstanding and our server Emma was so sweet and extremely attentive. We did sit out on the deck which was delightful until the wind picked up then...More

Thank Holly H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hunger drove us onward well in this case downward from our hotel in Dewey Beach. I tried some lunch specials including an excellent French Onion Soup with just the right amount of gooey cheese. I also had the Grilled Cheese Lobster sandwich which hit the...More

Thank BronxG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant in Bethany & I visit every time I’m there. My favorite foods here are: Cream of Crab Soup, Crab Cakes, and the Dune Fries are sooo good. Our favorite bartender is Jenn! She is awesome and fun!

Thank 1happysquirrel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food. Hand cut fries. Wonderful prices & super great servers : Todd & Garret!! We recently moved to the area & have found this restaurant to be our favorite!

Thank Polonia66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great experience at the cottage - Ellen is a great waitress and was so knowledgeable and passionate about her job. Will definitely be back! (Especially for the muffins!)

Thank Ahevert
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Flip flops, family dinners and friendly. That's the vibe at Cottage - down home cooking, chicken and dumplings, muffins, crab soup and daily home cooked specials. Great Happy Hour in the bar all day long for nachos, beer, sports and fun conversation.

1  Thank carriee965
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family style restaurant. My husband and I had a great dinner. Basket of yummy warm muffins brought first. I got the special- sirloin steak topped with shrimp and a Parmesan cream sauce. Steak cooked a perfect medium rare and that sauce! Omg, I actually asked...More

Thank Laura L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the beach outlets for the day and wanted to try this place, as my husband saw it got good reviews. Our server, Sachin, was super friendly and helpful with going over the menu with us since it was our first time dining...More

2  Thank Terry T
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Had stuffed shrimp with two sides. Delicious. Loved the spices they used. Also had a cup of cream of crab soup. Thick and crabby. Yummy. Our waitress Ellen was fantastic. Thanks for a great meal and service.

2  Thank Judy P
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids
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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