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Libby's Restaurant

American, Diner
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227 W 8th St, Wilmington, DE 19801-1768
+1 302-655-4246
06:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 14:00
Sat 06:00 - 13:00
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped over on our trip from Philadelphia to D.C.. The restaurant is a down-to-earth a local neighborhood spot. It looks like everybody knows everybody (apart from us :-)). The food is tasty, portions are huge., the staff overall friendly. But the place itself is a bit greasy, salsa bottles, salt and pepper could need a cleaning.

Thank Mokimarble
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Went in for something small. Ordered the basic breakfast combo, eggs, sausgae, bacon, toast. and oh my. It doesnt look like much but it really fills you up.

Thank Anasthesia A
Ocean View, Delaware
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Libby's is a hole-in-the-wall kind of place just off the gentrified Market Street downtown, with regulars taking up the tables in two rooms and waitresses who've been there for decades. The decor is as basic as the menu: plain brown tables and wooden chairs on a tile floor, where you can feast on pancakes, waffles, eggs, breakfast meats, homefries, grits,... More 

1 Thank OVCruiser57
Mexico City, Mexico
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75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent breakfast, just like the one you'll had at home. Great service, you feel welcomed from the start.

Thank Joaxos
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This place was great and I would definitely come back. I paid less than six dollars for my chicken salad. It was a very large portion, in fact I could not finish it all. The staff was very friendly. Seems like a very locals-only spot, in a good way. Not fancy, also in a good way!

Thank NickIFE
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We walked over from the Marriott and it was worth the 3 block walk. Friendly fast service. Great prices. No frills- which means to me that they are serious about breakfast. Cash only- which they clearly write everywhere- so you can't say you weren't warned. People were ordering lunches and meals to take out. I got a 3 egg omelette... More 

1 Thank susie s
Salt Lake City, Utah
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

It eggs and bacon and toast, it's simple and good. the atmosphere of locals stopping in mixed with tourists is great, everyone pretty much knows everyone else in the place. quick, not expensive and fresh. Just what you need in the a.m. Libby is definitely an original and she keeps the place hopping.

Thank lucin
White Plains, New York
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112 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Libby's sits in the heart of downtown Wilmington with a neighborhood charm that is urban in nature. For a great down home breakfast, Libby's is the place. It is difficult to find a place north of the Mason-Dixon Line that serves grits. I like my grits creamy and rich so they stick the ribs and not watery and bland. Furthermore,... More 

1 Thank dreamweaver227
Lewes, DE
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Great Breakfast and reasonably priced. Staff friendly and personable, made us feel like they have known us for years. Definitely will be back!

Thank crazy4running
Wilmington, Delaware
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Good food and people watching. Everyone eats at Libby's and they remember names and preferences. I once ate there with 5 of my relatives and we spent under $40. We left with our bellies and wallets full!

Thank MichelleM3065

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 9
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Cash Only, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 227 W 8th St, Wilmington, DE 19801-1768
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 302-655-4246
Casual Breakfast/Lunch eatery owned and operated by the same family for over 35 years.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?