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Border Cafe

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483 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19713-2119
+1 302-633-6400
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11:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Newark, Delaware
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138 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ambiance is kind of cool. I'm guessing they have at least 12 ceiling fans. None of them are the same brand, shape, or size. It's pretty eclectic. The food is great, I've been pleased with everything I've ordered. If it says HOT, it will be HOT! I like the happy hours there. It's one of those places where they... More 

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Thank 85Harley
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place wants to look like a European cafe but it is not really. What matters is that the food is good, the people are friendly and the crowd visiting are nice. The service was a little slow but that might be the European effect. Hope you enjoy your food and the time you spend there too.

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Thank Andrea B
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food - less crowded during the week - usually no wait time - gets louder as you move from the lunch crowd to the dinner crowd. Great service. Cajun catfish the best! Enjoy!

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Thank WeEnjoyLifeNow
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

The food was good, and the service was excellent. There is usually a long wait, especially on weekends. It is extremely loud in there, and there are often lots of families with little children there. There are diverse options, and the staff is very friendly.

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Thank Caelin F
Hockessin, Delaware
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

I've been to the Border Cafe many times, and I thought I had done a review for them before, but realized I hadn't, so here it is! This is a great place for Mexican/Cajun food! The blackened chicken appetizer is amazing, my favorite! The chicken is always moist, it's spicy and the orange sauce it comes with is amazing! Their... More 

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Thank csr19966
Newark, New Jersey
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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Cheap but great food, some recoomendations: Blackend Chicken Fingers, Louisiana Crawfish Etouffee, Cajun Burger You MUST go there 30 min ahead to get a table, or staying in the line forever.

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Thank coffee39390
Warwick, Maryland
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped in Friday afternoon for lunch around 12pm. It was packed, and there was a 20 minute wait for lunch. We left because of the wait and noise. We always get great food, but it's always noisy and there always seems to be a wait.

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Thank rd0g
Salem, New Hampshire
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

10 min wait place was jammed don't worry if parking lot is full food was good I had the Jim Bowie and jumbalia very tasty my wife had beef fajitas and said they were very good. My wife also had a strawberry daiquiri and she said it was strong... overall good experience!

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Thank RedSox02
Hockessin, Delaware
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We have repeatedly dined at Borders since it opened many years ago. Morgan, our server was outstanding 👍she made our night. We enjoyed our dinner, always had fabulous meals and drinks Borders!! Thank you Morgan!! Everyone should ask for her. As a 20 year server myself, Morgan is top notch customer service 👍👍

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Thank GinaSunfish
Newark, Delaware
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I went in there with a large group of people a few weeks ago. We were coming from a graduation so not everyone was here yet. I understand they don't sit people until the entire party is there but at least they could have gotten us a table. It took over an hour for us to get seated AFTER our... More 

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Thank Jessica S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 20
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 483 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19713-2119
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: +1 302-633-6400

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hockessin, delaware
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?