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“Doyles of Selbyville - best kept secret near the beach.”

Doyles Restaurant Incorporated
Ranked #24 of 38 Restaurants in Selbyville
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fenwick Island, Delaware
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Doyles of Selbyville - best kept secret near the beach.”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Doyles is one of those family owned and operated restaurants that has been around (just about) forever. Being that it appears a bit dated but, just like a pair of old shoes, it is comfortable and you always know what to expect.

Being a "comfortable" place you expect the comfort food to be very good. It is! It is wonderful. You can also expect generous portions, friendly service and very reasonable prices. We have never been disappointed with the food but have not been impressed with the salad bar, where the offerings seem a bit limited.

There is usually an All You Can Eat (AUCE) special on the menu board as you enter the dining area (they also have an old-fashioned "diner" attached - I suppose it was the original Doyles - but we have never dined in that side).

The (around) ten dollar AUCE specials might be something like (really good) fried chicken, spaghetti and salad, and - my personal favorite on Thursdays - the Chicken and Dumplings. Yum.

My wife and I usually get out of there for around $30, including tip. Being in Delaware there is no sales tax or liquor tax, as there is in nearby Maryland, so your dining dollars go a bit further.

  • Visited March 2014
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NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Way Below Average”
Reviewed 13 December 2013

Location is handy but the place is uninspired to say the least. Have tried it twice thinking they may have had one bad day, but it was blah each time. Service was ok but the food was not hot and definitely not homemade. Sides were bland and we will definitely not return. I don't understand why they are still in business, honestly.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank catowner
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Dagsboro, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Doesn't change much...”
Reviewed 10 June 2013

Doyles have been a staple of Selbyville for decades. My husband and inlaws and I had an early dinner there on a Sunday. The restaurant was not crowded. I ordered a t-bone steak. It was juicy and cooked to a perfect medium. My husband had hot turkey and stuffing. He seemed satisfied. We both had baked potatoes, which were cold however. Inlaws had friend shrimp basket...typical diner basket fried food. They didn't really say anything great about it. Basket of rolls brought to table include cornbread, always warm and good. Service was just ok. Server actually sat at a table next to us chatting with a couple. I sort of found this to be rude. She didn't really check on us much. We had to wait for refills of our drinks even though she was right next to us. We go to Doyles if nothing else in the area appeals to us. It's not a place we plan on going to first.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Donna T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Don't stop here!”
Reviewed 14 October 2012

We just had dinner here. Expecting a good basic Home cooked meal, we got nothing that comes close to that term. Inspite of the promises on the menu. Now we are in the car all with a feeling of having eaten one of the poorest meals ever. Don't go here!

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Onancock, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“This is a miss.”
Reviewed 14 September 2012

This place was a great disappointment. Hungry after our ferry ride, we stopped at what looked like a good diner - lots of cars in the parking lot. Waitress was tired, table was sticky, and the "fried flounder" had seen freezer time. Slab of heavily breaded fish on a bun, no tomato, no lettuce, no nothing. Fries came unasked (and we were charged extra for them), no chips as described on the menu. These were processed potatoes in a fry shape, breaded and then fried. Weird and not too good. I'm giving this place a miss on our frequent shore trips.

  • Visited September 2012
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