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The Starboard

££ - £££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)
“bloody marys” (10 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
2009 Highway One, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A truly rustic outdoor bar. Very busy at popular times Our meals were great and a very generous portion. Be prepared to take home a portion. The server was pleasant. Our order was accurate. Full bar. Crush drink was tasty but not sure of alcohol...More

Thank ke613
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is always excellent, Bloody Mary bar is out of this world, and we've always had good service. Yes, the place will be crowded with mostly drunk 20-30 year olds but so will all of Dewey. If you don't want a huge crowd I would...More

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Starboard reigns supreme in Dewey Beach! Went for Sunday morning breakfast. Delicious. The place was packed. Inside and outside seating. I had Eggs Benedict which were very good (not really Hollandaise sauce, they added cheese but it was good). My husband had a western...More

1  Thank BarbJG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for dinner on a free comedy night. So looking forward to something different and fun. The food was great! The comedy was not. Well, it was just the woman who introduced the other comics. Offensive would be an understatement. Had she been...More

Thank Leenbean12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on Thursday and had 10 dollar burgers. I had the surf and turf burger. Burger with crab on top with a big cup of fries. We had a 10 month old baby Roth us we sat outside on the covered deck it worked fine....More

Thank MindfulTasting
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Starboard Raw and had a great experience with wonderful food and awesome happy hour prices! Will be back next vacation to Dewey!

Thank AshtonENK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here twice on this trip for breakfast, a ton of food. Everything everyone in our party had was wonderful and service good. Price was good for the area. I highly recommend.

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited The Starboard on a Taco Monday. We enjoyed the coconut shrimp and carne asada tacos very much!!! Enjoyed the creamsicles as well!!! Can't beat delicious tacos for $3 and crushes for $5.

Thank Stacy G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Starboard is always fun but you have to deal with the crowds of drunk young people. Hard to see a band there when it's so crowded.

Thank ehbeer4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great and well known beach bar a couple of blocks from the Ocean. The restaurant have live music, a huge Bloody Mary do it yourself bar and good breakfast as the line outside testified to it. The crowd seems to be 30's...More

Thank Sundncr
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 20:00
08:30 - 17:00
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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