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The Starboard

) #4 of 28 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%
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“late night” (3 reviews)
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“bloody marys” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2009 Highway One, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
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Reviewed yesterday

Didn't eat here-- just saw a show- G Love, from Philly area. Great place to see a band-- plenty of bars to go grab a drink; intimate, bar-atmosphere venue; really fun, raucous time! Bartenders were all spot-on and friendly. Got really crowded, but I don't...More

Thank 910dianel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a good spot to grab lunch with the family. Food was good and the service was satisfactory. The best part was they offer free water bottles for everyone passing by. Great for those hot days!

Thank BRAD H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great music and fun place. The crowd normally is a mixture of really young people all the way to the other end of the scale :-) We normally go at night for the music each year with a large group and everyone seems to have...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We can't visit Dewey without visiting Starboard. We typically eat there a minimum of 3 times during our week stay because the food is so good and has reasonable prices for the amount of food you get. You have the choice of eating indoors or...More

Thank Chrissy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You best come hungry to The Starboard. We sat in a covered outdoor seating area at picnic tables which was quite comfortable. The have skillets which are chock fully of potatoes, meats and eggs. Pick your fav. Our table had the lump crab one I...More

Thank Deb C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Be ready for a lot of food. The entire staff works on caring for patrons. Food is very good. I ordered a orange crush - of course my granddaughter thought it sounded good. I explained that it's an adult drink - our waitress quickly offered...More

Thank KAG724
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have to say many of our local friend said we had to make the stop for the orange crush, and that's what we did. Was freshly made and very good. Happened to stop by while a comedian was performing, made for a nice night

Thank honeypup
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Deirdre S
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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24 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, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, 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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