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Cafe on 26

84 Atlantic Ave, Ocean View, DE 19970-9107
+1 302-539-2233
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
84 Atlantic Ave, Ocean View, DE 19970-9107
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The food here is always great! For lunch they have great salads and crab cakes as well as shrimp salad. All delishious! Dinners are delectable! I had the best pork dish I ever ate! It melted in my mouth!

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 1 week ago

A converted house, with on-site parking. We enjoyed our pre-theater dinner, but the restaurant was very noisy. Reservations recommended with good reason!

Thank svdhippos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While our food was mostly prepared very well, it took nearly 45 minutes for the meals to arrive. The issue seemed to be the kitchen not the server. Crab cakes, pork chop, breaded chicken breast and scallops were all tasty. The cream of crab soup...More

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MariaF84AA, Owner at Cafe on 26, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Our "venue" is in an old house with several small areas. There is no "openness". At the beach when all 12 of our tables are full, there are multiple conversations and enjoyment going on. Our homemade crab soup only consists of heavy cream, butter, cream...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came in late on a Friday night and this was the perfect place for a quiet, romantic dinner. Excellent dinner and wine. Superb sevrice.

Thank dianalstrohecker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Given the reviews, we were expecting both a well cooked dinner and attentative wait staff, unfortunately we received neither. Branzino was very over cooked and dry and the stuffed flounder was devoid of taste (other than the crab filling). When the waiter (Josh) asked how...More

Thank jenfred22102
MariaF84AA, Owner at Cafe on 26, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Our apologies for you not having a great dining experience. I apologize for Josh not offering you another entree or compensation. We do pan sear the whole branzino to crisp the skin up and I apologize if it was too overdone for your taste. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome dinner and service at our favorite restaurant "Cafe on 26" in Ocean View, DE just 2 miles West of Bethany Beach on route 26. This restaurant has it all: best food, service and ambiance in the area. The Salmon dinner is incredibly delicious and...More

Thank edkrause2
MariaF84AA, Owner at Cafe on 26, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much and we are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience here at Cafe 26. Cheers, Maria

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As part of our renewal of our vows we decided to make reservations for 30 guests at Lunch Hour. The wait staff was absolutely fantastic and everyone enjoyed whatever they ordered. We even had one of our guests ask for a fried egg on his...More

Thank M5470LZtonys
MariaF84AA, Owner at Cafe on 26, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the compliments. We do make everything homemade and are glad everyone enjoyed their meal. Congratulations and Cheers, Maria

Reviewed 14 July 2017

Brought my family to celebrate my moms 50th birthday....3rd time ive gone here and another great meal...hats off to Maggy a young energetic waitress who catered to all of our needs.....Stuffed flounder, 3 filet mignons, a chicken dish, pork chop were all very well recieved...More

Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Café on 26 is truly a dining gem. The atmosphere is very special. The restaurant is in a converted home yet the feelings of warmth of dining in your home truly stands out. The entire staff is extremely friendly and made us feel that our...More

Thank tarbash
Reviewed 4 July 2017

My wife and I always come here, it is always wonderful. Maria, the owner does a great job, my wifes favorite dish is the potato encrusted salmon with lump crab meat, you have to try their cream of crab soup, and actually we love everything...More

Thank David M
MariaF84AA, Owner at Cafe on 26, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Thanks Dave :) Thanks for bringing in new guests! Definitely save room next time for dessert :)

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Timoteo C
27 May 2017|
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Response from MariaF84AA | Property representative |
There is no Brunch on Sundays. Dinner starts at 4pm. Reservations are always highly recommended. Thank You!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$53
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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
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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 2017 Best of Delaware Delaware Today Magazine Readers Choice - Best American Restaurant, 2015 Winner - Battle at the Beach Chef Cook-Off, 2015 Winner - Culinary Genius Award for the Northeast Region. Executive Chef Jason Bostaph, 4 Awards - 2013 Best of Awards from Coastal Style Magazine - Best Chef Sussex County, Best Appetizers, Best Authentic American Cuisine and Best Coffee.
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