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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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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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33034 Coastal Hwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-3754
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At the Cottage Cafe you get The type of food you would expect at the beach. No frills, gourmet, or high prices. Comfort food seems to be their specialty. Wait staff is pleasant and witty. While not very fancy it was a pleasant dining experience.

Thank Desertcrest
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Sunday breakfast buffet. We thoroughly enjoyed our server, Christine, as well. Very nice place.

Thank Troy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting Bethany Beach for the first time and ended up eating at The Cottage Café Restaurant twice. Yes! We enjoyed it that much. The atmosphere was comfortable and welcoming. The staff was courteous, friendly and professional on both visits. I chose a 3...More

1  Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They have off season specials every night. All different. Sunday night is turkey dinner with dressing, cranberry sauce and 2 sides. All meals come with fresh baked mini muffins and butter. It's a very generous quantity of fresh roasted and sliced turkey. All this for...More

1  Thank Mary Dot J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for lunch had the cheeseburger and fries that was very good and others had sandwiches.There is a bar so you can get drinks if you would like. The staff was very nice should have went back for dinner.

Thank gailsbrickusa
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank Chucke L
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 15 October 2017 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

1  Thank National_Park_Trvlr
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 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.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 October 2017

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
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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
US$ 20
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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