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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 good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pot roast” (54 reviews)
“duck fries” (67 reviews)
“turkey dinner” (16 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
33034 Coastal Hwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-3754
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a very nice restaurant. The food was excellent and our waitress was exceptional, Victoria. I had an excellent Po Boy with oysters and my wife enjoyed the BBQ immensely. The fries were also extremely good. We were just sorry we didn't have enough...More

Thank Chucke L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This restaurant met and exceeded my expectations in food quality, taste, presentation and service. Ellen gets an A+ in service, along with other wait staff. In my circle of friends, we call these restaurants "Be backs ", because I will certainly be back if I...More

Thank GrannyKHrn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a vegetarian and believe that a restaurant that makes vegetables and salads taste great, then all of the food will be great. The Cottage Cafe did not disappoint. I had the Nutty Berry salad which was field greens topped with frosted walnuts, fresh...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Cottage Cafe was great with a group of 26. The food was great, prices good, and Ellen was fantastic! Looking forward to going back again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for breakfast but they only have Brunch on Sunday, so we waited until they opened and had an early lunch. Shared a Hemmingway (salad with Tuna) and half pound of shrimp and each had $ 2.50 Miller Lite Pints. Great "Happy Hour"...More

Thank Taowalker239
Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading several favorable reviews, my wife and I went here for dinner. We were very disappointed and found the food very bland and poorly presented. It's the kind of food you'd expect from a hospital cafeteria. I recognize that this place is not fine...More

Thank Foodon1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always enjoy the second season offerings at the Cottage Cafe. Tonight, we enjoyed the prime rib. Nineteen dollars for a 12-ounce cut of beef with two sides. The little muffins were delicious, as usual. We arrived around 4:30, which worked out great as we...More

Thank 1020ice
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always stop when we're passing through. Mrs had fried fish special(cod/flounder),huge portions with veggies and THOSE muffins! I had Salmon,with key west treatment. YUM! NEVER had a bad meal. eating here for 20 years.

Thank HonestGuyDelaware
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been coming to Cottage Cafe for nearly 30 years on each of our trips to the beach. We love it! I enjoy the catch of the day or the floppin' flounder. Hubby loves the fried oysters or stuffed flounder. If you are in...More

Thank HappyTrails082013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cottage cafe has been a staple in Bethany Beach for many years. The service is excellent and the noise level isn't too bad. A very welcoming and good choice for young families with children. Lunch is better than dinner and lunch is reasonably priced....More

Thank vikki219
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Questions & Answers
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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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