Top Restaurants in Dover, Delaware – What to Try!

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Whether you’re spending the day hiking or fishing, visiting museums, or indulging in some tax-free shopping, you’re bound to work up an appetite. Luckily, Historic Downtown Dover and beyond has some great restaurants for you to try!

1857 Jackson House aims to bring the best food and hospitality to the state’s Historic Downtown Dover. The menu is focused on elevated comfort foods, and all dishes and craft cocktails are made fresh and from scratch daily. If you’re visiting on the weekend, make sure to check out their brunch specials!

If you want a place to kick back and relax after a long day of outdoor adventures or museum hopping, McGlynn’s Pub is the place to be. It’s got cozy, wood-framed booths and a long wrap-around bar that makes it easy to order a meal and chat with the bartender. If you’re visiting on the weekend, make sure to check out their brunch specials!

Want something fresh and local? Head to Restaurant 55. Owned by a father-daughter team, Restaurant 55 offers local, fresh food and spirits. The beef comes from Witt Bros. Market and the turkey is from T.A. Farms. Fifer’s Farm Store supplies the vegetables. Using local ingredients means the restaurant can serve up fresh and in-season dishes, with rotating daily specials and a long list of craft burger creations!

Craving top-quality, fresh seafood? Pay a visit to Cool Springs restaurant. For more than 20 years, Cool Springs has been serving Delaware residents and visitors standout but simple seafood dishes. Options range from Maryland-style crab cakes to honey bourbon salmon and swordfish au poivre to fire-roasted shrimp.

Flavor of India serves flavor-packed, authentic Indian dishes in the heart of downtown Dover. The restaurant is committed to using only the finest and freshest ingredients in its menu items. Naans and other breads are baked fresh daily and in-house. If you’re vegan or vegetarian, you’ll be pleased with the menu options at Flavor of India. Many of the appetizers and dishes are vegetarian, and vegan options are also plentiful.

La Hacienda serves all your favorite Mexican dishes, such as enchiladas, burritos and tacos. The restaurant takes pride in using the freshest and highest-quality ingredients. It produces Mexican dishes that are more flavorful while being healthier and lighter. La Hacienda opened a new location in Historic Downtown Dover, so be sure it check it out for their happy hour specials, trivia nights, and more!

Although Roma first opened in 1973, the restaurant welcomed a new addition in 2015. The owners, Kristin and Joseph S. Garramone Jr., decided to add a cocktail lounge to the eatery called Sul Tempo Cocktail Lounge, and it was the first in Dover! If you’re looking for a relaxed spot to sip a cocktail and enjoy a few snacks before dinner, drop in and visit Sul Tempo before heading to the restaurant side for delicious, authentic, Italian cuisine.

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