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A List Of Some Of The Most Surprisingly Delicious Restaurants In Delaware

From Milton to Wilmington, you wouldn’t know it by looking at them, but these hole-in-the-wall restaurants are some of the best and most delicious restaurants in Delaware. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most surprisingly drool-worthy places to eat in the first state.

OnlyInYourState.Com compiled a nice little list of these nine hole-in-the-wall restaurants in Delaware.

There is no shortage of delicious restaurants in the first state. Although, a lot of them are widely known and usually pretty crowded.

We took the list of hole-in-the-wall restaurants in Delaware and decided to add a couple of our own favorites. Though these joints are tiny, they pack big flavor and do not disappoint.

Hidden Gem Delaware Restaurants

Some of the best places are usually unassuming. That’s why they’re called hidden gems. Now some of these may not be that “hidden”. In fact, a lot of the places on this list are quite popular!

Rightfully so! They bring a certain “je ne sais quoi” to the world of dining out. Right here in Wilmington, we are lucky to have a plethora of places to spend lunch or a night out.

Usually, these eateries are family owned and have been around for much longer than you’d imagine. So of course, they’ve earned the title of being one of the most delicious restaurants in Delaware!

Limited Seating at Best Delaware Restaurants

One thing you definitely have to expect though, is that it will most likely be packed when you go. If there’s one thing we know about a good hole-in-the-wall restaurant, it’s that seating is limited.

The other thing about them? They usually don’t have websites!

If you’re looking for the next best place to stop for lunch or take that friend from out of town, take a look at the list below.

These are some of the most surprisingly delicious places to eat in Delaware and we’ve compiled them for you.


  • El Pique (Wilmington)


    A List Of Some Of The Most Surprisingly Delicious Restaurants In Delaware

    Authentic street-style tacos is their specialty

    El Pique - Wilmington

    El Pique - Wilmington. 3,965 likes · 3 talking about this · 710 were here. Mexican Restaurant


  • Angelo's Luncheonette

    Family, father and son chefs in a restaurant

    A breakfast gem…



  • Crystal Restaurant (Rehoboth)

    Crystal Restaurant from roadside

    The facade is faded like your favorite tshirt and beach goers just keep on showing up

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  • Sambo's Tavern (Leipsic)

    crab platterSome of the best seafood you’ll ever find off the beaten path

    Sambo's Tavern

    In this small town (pop. 183), the crab cakes are made from blue crabs pulled right out of nearby Delaware Bay.




  • Fat Daddy's BBQ (Georgetown)

    Great bbq, need we say more?

    Fat Daddy's BBQ | BBQ Restaurant | Georgetown, DE

    BBQ, sandwiches and burgers. Takeout, delivery and catering. Weekend specials. Place an order now by calling us.

  • Po Boy's Creole (Milton)

    Good southern creole is hard to find, but not here…

    Po' Boys Creole Restaurant

    Located on the Outskirts of Milton, Po Boys Creole, will transport you to the streets of New Orleans. Come join us in our small town, award winning restaurant where we say 'Make Gumbo, Not War' and see for yourself if this hole in the wall is really the talk of the town.

  • 301 Plaza Restaurant (Middletown)

    Hamburger platter with pineapple

    A List Of Some Of The Most Surprisingly Delicious Restaurants In Delaware


    Truckstop food can be dicey… this is a sure bet.

    301 Plaza Restaurant

    301 Travel Plaza has been the Middletown destination for travelers who need a break from the road. 921 Middletown Warwick Rd, Middletown, DE 19709


  • Louie's Pizza (Rehoboth)

    Pizza at the beach? Doesn’t get better than that.

    Louie's Pizza

    Louie's Pizza in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Home of the Grinder and Pizzavana.

  • Mr. Pasta (Wilmington)

    hollywood kyle, a happy man with his ravioli

    Although they are temporarily closed due to the passing of Mr. Pasta himself, the family hopes to soon be able to serve their homemade menu items to the public soon.

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  • Cajun Kate's (Wilmington)

    cajun and creole food

    Started as a food truck and now they’re the cutest little cajun joint.

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    Cajun Kate's New Orleans Market - Best of Delco 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2013 - 2012 - 2009, Best of Delaware 2011, Best of Philly 2009 Best Cajun Cuisine 2018 - Delaware Today Magazine Best Cajun Food 2009 - Philadelphia Magazine CAJUN KATE'S NEWS, June 21st-24thBR> Both our Philly Pike and Booth's Corner locations ======================================== If you'd like to reserve any food items, please CALL the restaurants.


  • Helen's Sausage House (Newark)

    We told you it was coming a few months ago… here it is!


    Helen’s Sausage House to Open New Storefront In Newark

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