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The 12 Best American Restaurants Near Delaware

Updated: September 6, 2022

Looking for Delaware’s best buffalo wings or spiciest chili? These are the American spots doing it best. We researched top sites and incorporated millions of critic and user reviews to find the best American restaurants. So if you have decided on some deep dish pizza or BBQ as your next meal try one of the Delaware eateries below.

Find the perfect American restaurant

1808 American Bistro

American, $$$, DelawareAmerican, $$$Delaware
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

The Backstretch

American, $$, DelawareAmerican, $$Delaware
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

The Hamburger Inn Diner

American, $, DelawareAmerican, $Delaware
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Old Dog Alehouse & Brewery

American, $$, DelawareAmerican, $$Delaware
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Son Of Thurman

American, $$, DelawareAmerican, $$Delaware
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Scoreboard Pub & Grill

American, $$, DelawareAmerican, $$Delaware
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

The Locust Table

American, PowellAmericanPowell
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Powell Bar & Grill

American, PowellAmericanPowell
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5

Joe’s Pub & Grill

American, $$, PowellAmerican, $$Powell
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.5

Anne's Kitchen - Southern Style

American, $, PowellAmerican, $Powell
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Local Roots

American, $$, PowellAmerican, $$Powell
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Third Base Pint House

American, $$, PowellAmerican, $$Powell
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

How did we curate this list?

Picking the right American restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We analyzed 5530 Delaware restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 Delaware restaurant reviews, and 161 lists and articles – looking closely at what had to say – and applied our boam magic. These spots have been featured in . We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Most common questions

Scratch Italian Fare, 1808 American Bistro, and OPA Grill & Tavern are the highest-rated American restaurants for a quick lunch in Delaware.

Scratch Italian Fare, 1808 American Bistro, and OPA Grill & Tavern are vegetarian-friendly American restaurants in Delaware.

Scratch Italian Fare, 1808 American Bistro, and OPA Grill & Tavern are the highest-rated American restaurants for take-out in Delaware.

1808 American Bistro is the highest-rated American restaurant for a date night in Delaware.

1808 American Bistro is the highest-rated upscale American restaurant in Delaware.

Drink pairing tips

  • Kentucky 75 with your fried chicken

    When considering how to best enjoy your fried chicken, we would highlight how well a glass of Kentucky 75 complements the dish as it cuts the fat of the fried skin.


  • The ideal drink pairing for heavy meat dish

    Knowing what to pair with heavy meat dish can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some cocktail, particularly a glass of Vieux Carre. This, oaked, cocktail balances the fatty heavy meat dish.

  • Go for Margarita with grilled burger

    To elevate your grilled burger experience, we recommend some Margarita to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this cocktail balances the spice and salt of the burger.

Interesting facts

  • A popular dish

    The delicious, renowned dish pecan pie needs to be had if you take a trip to The United States!

  • A hefty price-tag

    Ever wondered how much the most expensive hot dog ever sold for? The sale price reached $169, in Seattle, The United States in 2014.

  • Celebrating American

    Perhaps you want to try something new out, have you considered a Chicago Hot Dog Festival? Give it some thought. Every year in Chicago, Illinois, thousands of people attend the festival, adding to the appeal of the already charming city.

Parking information

Getting a good parking spot in Delaware can be tough, and it’s worse if you’re hungry. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen American spot.

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