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The Starboard

2009 Highway One, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
+1 302-227-4600
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“bloody marys” (10 reviews)
“hash browns” (6 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2009 Highway One, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend recommended The Starboard for dinner, but we are not party-place diners. So, can't comment on the lively bar that comes alive at night. But, we did stop in for breakfast, and quickly made it our first choice several mornings. Excellent French toast, nice...More

Thank GettinOn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for some appetizers and some beers. Good place to get a burger and some cold beers l always loud and young crowd

Thank Michael O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When the crowds are gone after labor day I love to visit the Star Board. Nice people to meet good drinks, and not the party scene for all us older folks. Check it out

Thank John P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is always packed but I don't get why!!! There are so many others places with great atmosphere, food n drink. Been there a couple of times and wasn't a fan. It's got a great reputation for all Dewey goer's but I don't go...More

Thank Beachlover92253
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I believe at 33 I may have been too old for this place. It looked like a great lunch spot from the road so we stopped for lunch. It looks more like a club waiting for the sun to go down so the dance floor...More

Thank Lindsay Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommended to try the breakfast at Starboard and were happy we did!! Not only was the food really good, the prices are reasonable especially for the amount of food you get. You can eat indoors or outdoors. The service was prompt and friendly....More

Thank sonicm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow... I've been here mostly for breakfast. This time we went for dinner. Had the burger with the fried egg on top.....very tasty

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

From when we walked in the room Shelley greeted us and could tell it was our first time. She guided us in the right direction. We had apps at the bar the philly pretzel which was 2 pretzel rods with cheese dip and the most...More

Thank callijo
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Didn't eat here-- just saw a show- G Love, from Philly area. Great place to see a band-- plenty of bars to go grab a drink; intimate, bar-atmosphere venue; really fun, raucous time! Bartenders were all spot-on and friendly. Got really crowded, but I don't...More

Thank 910dianel
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This was a good spot to grab lunch with the family. Food was good and the service was satisfactory. The best part was they offer free water bottles for everyone passing by. Great for those hot days!

Thank BRAD H
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mschneid29
25 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 01:00
Thursday
17:00 - 01:00
Friday
08:30 - 01:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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