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126 E Main St, Newark, DE 19711-7308 (Hains Street)
+1 302-266-6993
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 09:30 - 00:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 09:30 - 01:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really cool people and very chill atmosphere! Bartender was really cool about making a couple new drinks so i can try them out!!!!! Really chill place:)

Thank Alexandra D
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stumbled upon this place and were so impressed by the food. We asked for a recipe for the unbelievable mushroom soup, and they hand-wrote the recipe for us. It's a bit rowdy on the day after St. Patrick's but we enjoyed the music, drinks and fun crowd.

Thank coconuttipelli
Bernardsville, New Jersey
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon seeing the exterior of Home Grown one is thrown for a loop of what to expect. However, upon entering you are greeted by a warm and eclectic environment. The walls are covered in unique pieces of art and the flow of the restaurant is perfect for the short wait for a Saturday morning brunch table. The hostesses are personal,... More 

Thank Sally_P101
Newark, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere was mellow, great service, and the food was very impressive!! AHI TUNA cam with a Crab Cake and a great Kale salad!! Would definitely visit again!!

Thank richardtU7801QL
Glen Cove, New York
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We met a good friend for brunch before heading to the University of Delaware, 2 min walk! We all shared the Yukon Gold Fries, Outstanding and very hot. Served in a clay pot that kept them Hot. My wife and I both had the corned beef sandwich mine was Gluten free (wrap). We both thought is was great, service was... More 

Thank Bill D
Newark, Delaware
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is definitely not a meat-and-potatoes style of restaurant. The menu is contains unique entreses and a good variety of sandwiches, salads and the like. A nice beer selection as well. This restaurant is well suited to vegetarians and vegans.

Thank pufkast
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I've eaten here many, many times for good reason. Great selection, good-natural foods, and a pretty good craft beet selection ----- last time had Love Stout by Yards. Just waiting for the Cafe to get some locally made Meads to make the meal perfect.

Thank Jeffrey C
Hockessin, Delaware
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95 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had errands close by so we stopped in for a quick lunch. This is an excellent little spot on Main Street. I had been here once before and once again homegrown is not disappoint. Everything lives up to their "fresh" trademark. The meals are very rapidly and are delicious. Since this is a college Hangout, the... More 

Thank MPB222
Wilmington, Delaware
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95 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Home Grown has offered consistently very good to outstanding food since they opened. They had a little menu issue a few years ago but that seems to have been cleared up. They appear to have tweaked their mushroom soup recipe in my most recent visit, making it THE BEST mushroom soup I have ever had, including that at Longwood Gardens.... More 

Thank AKM4755
Newark, Delaware
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I have gone to Home Grown for more than 12 years for girls' nights out, Sunday brunch, and the occasional lunch with colleagues. I find that we are always seated quickly, that the food is good quality and offers options for gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, and health-conscious eaters. Definitely recommend.

Thank candomama2012

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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
"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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?