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Cafe on 26

84 Atlantic Ave, Ocean View, DE 19970-9107
+1 302-539-2233
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“crusted salmon” (10 reviews)
“pretzels” (4 reviews)
“crab cakes” (11 reviews)
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84 Atlantic Ave, Ocean View, DE 19970-9107
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The most amazing dinning experience with good friends at this fabulous restaurant! Delaware Restaurant Week specials were out of this world! 3 course meal for $45. Delicious 1/2 Caeser salad (others had cream of crab soup) - both were excellent! Then the crusted special salmon...More

Thank edkrause2
MariaF84AA, Owner at Cafe on 26, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Ed, Thank you so very much for such wonderful compliments. Mostly too, letting all others know of your dining experience here at Cafe 26. We had a great time with Restaurant Week and look forward to it next year. We always look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I live in this local area and there are very few restaurants that I can eat at because I eat clean and I run a health food store so I know what to look for in food and this restaurant by far is absolutely wonderful...More

1  Thank Christine K
MariaF84AA, Owner at Cafe on 26, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Christine, Thank you so much for this wonderful critique. It warms our heart and soul that you really appreciated the fresh, homemade cuisine we prepare daily. We too love to eat clean and healthy so Thank You again for appreciating it and letting others know...More

Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

The café on 26 is an amazing experience. Highly recommend the crab dip, friendly staff. Olga was our server and she is wonderful!More

1  Thank Elizabeth L
MariaF84AA, Owner at Cafe on 26, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Elizabeth, We so thank you for taking the time to let us and the public know of your dining experience here at Cafe on 26. Olga has been with us from the beginning and she is truly a gem to have on our Cafe team....More

Reviewed 25 March 2018

We were staying in Bethany Beach in the off season, were unfamiliar with the area. This restaurant is a few miles inland, but was recommended for meat and seafood. We made reservations as recommended. It was a crowded Saturday night. We were greeted and seated...More

2  Thank Dave T
thecafeon26, Owner at Cafe on 26, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Dear Dave, Thank you for following up on the recommendation to try us out. We thank you for taking the time to let others know of your dining experience here at Cafe 26, the best kept secret in town! Do stop back in when you...More

Reviewed 16 March 2018

I had a early lunch here one day, I found out they do not serve breakfast. But I did have coffee. That was a plus! It is a nice local cafe, but I didn't see many selections I would like. What I had was good....More

Thank Tracy47232
MariaF84AA, Owner at Cafe on 26, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Tracy, Thank you for your lovely comments. We love our coffee, it's organic fair trade and we have our very own special blend for Cafe 26 we order from Deans Beans in Massachusetts. He travels the world for the best coffee beans! Thank you for...More

Reviewed 15 March 2018

The building is deceiving, the food and service excellent. Cozy and warm, not your typical resort/tourist restaurant, but if you want good food reasonably priced this is the place. Great for lunch (I recommend their chicken salad) or dinner.

1  Thank Jim H
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed another excellent lunch with good friends. We all enjoyed a glass of wine with a half order of Caeser salad and a French onion soup! It was all superb with perfect service too! You need to go for yourself and see how awesome...More

Thank edkrause2
MariaF84AA, Owner at Cafe on 26, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2018

Ed, Once again thank you for taking the time to let all know about the Cafe on 26. It was so cold out which makes it all the better for Homemade French Onion Soup. It's always a pleasure when you, Diane and your local friends...More

Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

The salmon was amazing. Lots of side dishes to choose from. My friend ordered the duck and she really enjoyed it.

Thank jamieocean
MariaF84AA, Owner at Cafe on 26, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Jamie, We are so glad you both enjoyed your dinner at Cafe 26. Thank you for taking the time to let others know about your experience here. We look forward to your return so you can try all our other homemade cuisine. Cheers....Maria

Reviewed 27 January 2018

Went to dinner on a Thursday evening and the 4 of us all loved our meals and the ambiance of this old house/restaurant. Two of us had the prime rib special.....all I can say is wow.....it was just wonderful. One of our guests had scallops...More

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MariaF84AA, Owner at Cafe on 26, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2018

John, We thank you for taking the time to write a review of your dining experience at The Cafe on 26. We all are so glad you and your guests enjoyed the evening and we look forward to your return to try out all of...More

Reviewed 3 January 2018

6 of us had New Years Eve dinner and it was awesome! Tried the Filet Mignon, while others had the prime rib, salmon and lobster tails. Everyone was impressed with the quality of the food and the service was outstanding. There was even a heated...More

1  Thank edkrause22018
thecafeon26, Owner at Cafe on 26, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Ed, Thank you for taking the time to let everyone know of your New Year's Eve dinner. It was a fun time that night and we enjoy seeing everyone enjoy themselves. Thank you for your continued support and bringing in new friends! Happy New Year...More

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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$ 52
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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. a Truly Unique Dining Experience. 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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