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Garden Cafe at Dover Downs

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$$ - $$$
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1131 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901-2008
+1 302-674-4600
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Even though there weren’t many people in the restaurant, it was difficult to “flag-down” a waitress, even after the hostess showed us to a table. It took a really long time to deliver the food. Although the menu looked pretty decent, the quality of the food was very disappointing – neither of us finished our meals. The waitress never came... More 

Thank We-R-Voyagers
Rockville, Maryland
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436 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We were in Dover on a weekend morning and decided to try this restaurant for breakfast. A good decision. There are a lot of the chain restaurants in Dover for breakfast. This is not like them. A quiet and comfortable dining room and a very pleasant staff make this better at the start. All of the items are cooked to... More 

Thank TomWall60
Middletown, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Didn't expect much from an in-house cafe but the food was really good. Had the soup/sandwich combo and the soup was clearly home made and tasty. The sandwich was huge for a 1/2 sandwich. Good quality roast beef. Greatest thing ever was the fresh, hot potato chips.

Thank MitziMagic
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Located right on the casino floor this is a nice place to pop into any time of the day. The portions are quite large for their appetizers which is always great. Most of it is standard fare but their pulled pork nachos are huge as well as tasty.

Thank Brandon F
Bel Air, Maryland
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

... if you didn't want to leave the hotel or pay high prices. Kitchen that serves the hotels room service also cooks for here. Portions are generous and the Crème Bruleee French toast is to die for. Club sandwhich could feed two people. Staff is courteous and attentive.

Thank mbw244
Newport News, Virginia
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Lots to choose fro, friendly staff. If you aren't too hungry or a big eater they will let you split a meal. Most burgers and sandwiches come with chips - French fries are a $1 extra. Save your money and get the chips. They are freshly made and delicious! The angus roast beef sandwich is my new favorite - perfectly... More 

Thank Sotakova
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

I had always heard that food in a casino was sub-par. Not True at Dover Downs. Lunch was delicious and our waitress was very friendly and fun!

Thank Mindy F
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

garden café cashiers are not friendly at/nor helpful at all when you order take out it is terrible how long you have to wait and once you get your food of course you gotta check it cause when you get up to your room everything is never in the bag

Thank M8956HWlarrym
Minersville, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Big Menu with so many choices! Tables or booths they have both. Waitress so helpful and food was delicious! Checked out what other people ordered and it all looked so tempting! Husband had mixed drink! Great Anniversary dinner!

Thank RoseLuke
Dover, Delaware
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Dinner at Garden Cafe was good. It's not gourmet dining but more like homemade diner cooking. Our server was EXCELLENT! Jennifer gave superior customer service. Her attitude was definitely refreshing as was her attention to her guests. The meatloaf and mashed potatoes were good. The ribs were tough but the sauce was delicious! Overall a good experience. I would definitely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1131 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901-2008
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: +1 302-674-4600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?