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The Starboard

) #4 of 27 Restaurants in Dewey Beach ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, ,
2009 Highway One, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
+1 302-227-4600
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“late night” (3 reviews)
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“bloody marys” (9 reviews)
08:30 - 20:00All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
2009 Highway One, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Almost all restaurants at the beach advertise the best crab cakes but The Starboard delivered! I had a Caesar salad with a crab cake. I got the dressing on the side but I didn't need it. The crab cake was creamy and had very little...More

Thank suepbird
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed a delicious breakfast with champagne/citrus drinks. FUN atmosphere no matter what time of day!

Thank Deirdre S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If u r out with friends and are 30 and younger this is the place to b at night great people great staff bar none excellent entertainment well within price range for drinks .

Thank Aggies23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Average food, place needs updating and a good cleaning, saw water dripping on tables from pipes or ceiling. Stale beer smell. Hopping after hours bar that serves breakfast in a.m. serves purpose, but search around for alternatives for a breakfast atmosphere.

Thank Wyatt134
Reviewed 1 week ago

My Medicare-aged friends and I ate early lunch there on a Sunday in July. We each had sandwiches -- mine a BLT on wheat toast. It was delicious and refreshing: good tomatoes and bacon. More lettuce would have been nice, but it was still very...More

Thank susaness
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Food. Great drinks. Awesome Bloody Mary's. Loud. Come prepared to Rock it out. Afternoon fun. Late night get here early or wait in line!

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love the many different areas of this place! They also have all kinds of fun events and live bands. We made this place a stop during a bachelorette weekend, and everyone had a great time!

Thank Kelly D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for good and drinks. Food was ok. Service was good and the restaurant wasn't that crowded during the day. At night this is one of the the places to be

Thank travelman1979_10
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

This place gets better and better every year.... have been going for 12 years! The drinks, bartenders, food and environment are all amazing!

Thank Nurse4u07
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a bite and a few drinks. The service was a little slow but very friendly. The crusty crab grilled cheese was awesome and would def get it again.

Thank Cynthia G
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25 May 2017|
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Response from Chris W | Reviewed this property |
No dress code that I know of, Good behavior and taking care of your servers is important..... Have fun!!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 20:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
08:30 - 01:00
08:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2009 Highway One, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dewey Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 302-227-4600
The Starboard Restaurant is Dewey's most famous venue for fun, great times, and tremendous service! It has been home-awayfrom-home for most Dewey Beach visitors over our 55+ year history. The Starboard truly holds a special place in more people's hearts than anyone could ever imagine! The Starboard was originally built and opened by Duke Duggan around 1960 and has gone through several changes over its years. Purchased and run by the Hearn family during the late 80's and early 90's, Chip Hearn grew The Starboard into a nationally known hot spot. Purchased by current owners Steve 'Monty' Montgomery and his partners in 1999, The Starboard's popularity is now off the charts as it has grown into a national phenomenon! From famous Suicide Sundays to Eggs Delmarva and wonderful breakfasts and nightly entertainment - both on stage and with long-time DJ personalities - you will always find a crowd of people enjoying themselves at The Starboard. Wear Starboard merchandise anywhere in the country and you are bound to have someone mention how much fun THEY had when last in Dewey Beach! There isn't enough room to list all the awards from over the years - most impressive have been the infamous Cornerstone Award in 2010 by the Delaware Restaurant Association showing the level of community service The Starboard has contributed. Our local Chamber of Commerce awarded The Starboard its Business of the Year in 2009, and Delaware Today magazine readers annually award The Starboard as Dewey Beach's best restaurant, best downstate bar, best Sunday brunch, best staff, best event (Running of the Bull), amongst so many others. Enjoy The Starboard. It's truly a place thanks to so many wonderful people enjoying themselves throughout all these years... Find out for yourself just how comfortable and fun all facets of The Starboard Restaurant can be!
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