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The Starboard

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££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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2009 Highway One, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
+1 302-227-4600
08:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 01:00
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Annapolis, Maryland
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't get to try to food b/c sections of the restaurant were closed off for black friday "coins" not sure what that is but, the beer selection, fresh orange crushes and drinks were readily available and fun atmosphere.

Thank AnnieMF
Ferney-Voltaire, France
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213 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was rather quiet in the restaurant section on a Wednesday night in early October - probably not like the typical summer evening, given the number of outdoor patio areas - but we were not disappointed at all. We had a very engaging waiter - Elliot - who gave us lots of information about what was going on in the... More 

Thank Marshall B
North East
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Eclectic crowd...great happy hour specials...perfect location...fun in the off-season...staff was courteous, efficient and interactive!!

Thank DCR225
Stafford, VA
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62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wife and I decided to try Starboard for breakfast on a quiet Friday morning in October...the Bloody Marys are terrific...you can enhance them at their Bloody Mary self-service bar...wife got Sunrise Skillet (cheese and sausage omelet over hash browns) and I got Hangover Helper (scrambled eggs with sausage/bacon, cheese, sausage gravy over bisquits)...the menu has lots of other breakfast favorites...can't... More 

Thank Buck911
Newark, Delaware
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to start your day with an excellent breakfast. Really good for lunch and dinner too! Always cold beer and good drinks. We always have a good time at Starboard.

Thank wellis1966
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can't beat the Starboard for an excellent breakfast. If you are into Bloody Mary's they have a huge make it yourself area. Enjoy!

Thank Melissa R
Wilmington, Delaware
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264 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Been hearing about this place for awhile, so finally decided to try it, and I was not disappointed. I got an omelet, and it was packed with stuff. Also, their breakfast potatoes are yummy. I'd definitely go back.

Thank GingerSnap317
Saint Louis, Missouri
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

All four of us had good meals. Three had been to Starboard more than once before. They highly recommended it for brunch. The service was pretty fast considering the place was full. Younger (mid 20's) people in our party said Starboard is a fun bar at night.

Thank Steve V
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

One awesome Bloody Mary Bar on Saturday and Sunday from 9 am untill 3 pm. Highly recommended to those who want the ultimate experience. Also The Starboard restaurant has exelent food .

Thank A.c. P
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We went here for breakfast with the family and did not regret it. The food was delicious. We had different items from steak omlete to brisket eggs breakfast to pancakes to Benedict and it was tasted amazing. One fall back was the coffee though. It was too strong and bitter. The service was average and dry also but that point... More 

Thank Mays A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 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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