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Route 40 Diner

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$$ - $$$
American, Diner, Greek
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1705 Pulaski Hwy, White Clay Shopping Center, Bear, DE 19701-1711
+1 302-836-4936
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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North East, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a drive-by stop. Clean. There are daily specials. Our party of two ordered a Friday special -- a crab cake platter and a grilled flounder platter. Portions were ample, taste average, except a below average for the crab cakes. The salad bar was fresh, but contained no fruit. I'm thinking that the locals know the better items to... More 

Thank callaway41
Willow Street
Level Contributor
98 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great variety of lunch specials under $6. Good breakfast menu. Courteous service. Ample parking nearby. Modest decor.

Thank Rock1774
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This was a nice little find. The service was friendly and efficient, the food was good and prices very reasonable. We will be returning.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Newark, Delaware, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I come to this diner for breakfast a lot of times. I always order the same thing. Why? Because it taste good. Country fried steak. I love the potatoes with onions and green peppers. Definitely come and try it out. My girlfriend she orders the waffles and enjoys it. Go check it out its a nice place.

Thank Anthony B
Newark, Delaware
Level Contributor
40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Have eaten many breakfasts here. Great help but not great food. I've found my scrambled eggs to seem almost rubbery. The rest of the meal was usually nondescript. No longer eat there.

Thank Paulinevee
Bear, Delaware
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is one of my very favorite restaurants...the food is excellent, the restaurant is extremely clean, and the service is top notch. The prices are also very reasonable.

Thank celestine m
Bear, Delaware
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We've been here many times and we've always had great food and service ! It's our go to place when we can't decide what we want to eat ! Great variety and excellent prices !

Thank Nancy1o473
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

we eat there regularly, almost every thing we order is great all the time. You can order breakfast item even at dinner time

Thank T1579KHjanec
Newark, Delaware
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104 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I've ate breakfast here once last week and dinner here a few years ago. pancakes weren't that good. spinach & feta omlet was pretty good. service was good. dinner was alright. fish and veggies were decent. nothing special !

Thank mandy4press
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

My wife and I make this an occasional breakfast stop. Fare includes good pancakes, french toast and waffles, and a variety of omelettes. Also decent biscuits and gravy, one of my favorites. Even though it's in a strip shopping center, and not free-standing, it nonetheless fills the bill of the iconic diner.

Thank Harry J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Greek
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1705 Pulaski Hwy, White Clay Shopping Center, Bear, DE 19701-1711
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Bear
  • Phone Number: +1 302-836-4936

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