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The Best Eats and Drinks in Central Delaware

One of the best things about visiting new places is discovering and indulging in local eateries. When you visit Kent County, you’ll find a delectable lineup of more restaurants than you have time to enjoy in just one visit. Our selection of eateries includes bars, pizzerias, bakeries, seafood, delis and so much more, allowing you to satisfy all of your cravings. Check out a few options we recommend and a complete list located at the bottom of the page!


Mouth-Watering Dining

  • Cool Springs Fish Bar & Restaurant: This local Dover favorite serves fresh seafood such as flounder, Maryland crab, shrimp and much more. They’re open for dinner service Tuesday through Saturday from 5-9pm. 
  • 1857 Jackson House: This historic building in Downtown Dover is located directly across from the Governor’s Mansion, and is an upscale American-style dining experience with new menu features and specials every week. They also offer brunch on Saturdays from 11am-4pm and Sundays 10am-4pm.
  • The Cured Plate Libations & Lounge: This Downtown Milford speakeasy serves handcrafted cocktails and a choose-your-own charcuterie board with cheeses, meats, honeys and jams sourced locally. They offer special secret menu items every week that can only be found on their Facebook page. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

Beer, Wine, and Spirits

After dining at one of our many restaurants, be sure to swing by some of our local breweries, wineries, and distilleries for a drink that’s fermented, distilled or aged to perfection. Whether you have a desire for wine, spirits or a craft beer, Central Delaware has a refreshing beverage for your dining selection.


  • Brick Works Brewing & Eats in Smyrna is a brewpub that offers locally sourced ingredients for its beer and food. They pride themselves on an integrated dining experience by pairing the right beers with your dining selection in a warm atmosphere.
  • Mispillion River Brewing in Milford uses the highest quality barley, hops, water, and yeast to produce the finest beers in the area. They are also pet friendly and you can bring any type of cuisine in with you to be enjoyed with a brew!
  • Rail Haus in Historic Downtown Dover is an extraordinary gathering place for beer enthusiasts, families, and four-legged friends alike. They offer German-style beer and food options like Pretzel Bites, Bratwursts and Schnitzel Sandwiches.


  • Harvest Ridge Winery in Marydel is home to wines made to exact standards such as Blue Hen Blue and Cherry Blossom. They host tons of fun events throughout the year, including the Annual Food Truck Competition in April.
  • Pizzadili Vineyard & Winery in Felton is family-run and produces rich wine from grapes grown right in their vineyard.


  • Painted Stave Distilling in Smyrna offers handcrafted cocktails with a unique twist, some of their famous spirits include their ‘Off the Hoof Scrapple Vodka’ and their ‘Campfire Chai Liqueur’. They even have a food truck, Taco Jardin, on site for food options and offer fun cocktail classes throughout the year!
  • easySpeak in Milford has signature cocktails made with their distilled spirits, like the Orange Creamsicle and Berry Lemon Fizz. They also serve unique food options like gourmet bar bites, wood-fired pizzas, and more. They’re also family and pet friendly!
  • Feebs Distilling Company in Milford has over 12 years experience in crafting liquor, and they distinctly honor the moonshine tradition. Fine brandies are available in flavors like Apple, Blueberry, and Peach, as well as some unaged and aged whiskey and bourbon options.

Delectable Treats

  • Tre Sorelle Dolce Ice Cream & Italian Ice: Tre Sorelle Dolce Ice Cream & Italian Ice located in Camden Wyoming has a unique 1950s theme, a full mini-golf course, and tons of ice cream and italian ice flavors. It’s also pet friendly, so bring your furry friend for their own pup cup of ice cream!
  • Dolce Bakery & Coffee Shop: Dolce Bakery & Coffee Shop in Milford offers rich and tantalizing coffee creations and bakery sweets like cinnamon rolls, eclairs, cookies, cupcakes, almond braids and so much more.
  • La Baguette: La Baguette in Dover is a French style bakery with more than just bread! They offer fresh salads, savory quiches, sandwiches, and pastries too.

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