Meet Our Best of Delaware Award Winners in 2024

From top restaurants to one-of-a-kind shops, these Best of Delaware winners make the First State a wonderful place to call home.

The Best of Delaware votes are in—all 373,776 of them! Below we share your preferred places to dine and imbibe, entertain the kids, relax and unwind, shop tax-free and more. There’s so much to enjoy within our small borders—we even reveal a few of our favorite gems, too.

Our annual Best of Delaware feature is here! Each year, Delaware Today reaches out to you, our readers, to hear which businesses, people and places you think are the best of the best in the region. After compiling the results of our readers’ ballot and elimination round voting, we are happy to present our stellar lineup of winners for 2024.

Since the First State is a hub for creativity and talent, it’s no surprise that our winners reflect this. In the guides that follow, you’ll find everything from the best places to eat and drink to the top spots to go shopping or kick back and relax. There are places designed with family fun in mind, as well as services to make life easier for the whole family. We even include places to get glam, get fit and get creative. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to discover the businesses, destinations and individuals who make our region such a wonderful place to call home.

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P.S. Want to celebrate the winners with us? Mark your calendar for our Best of Delaware Party at Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington on August 8. It’s going to be an unforgettable evening full of food, drinks, music, dancing and more! Tickets are available here.

P.P.S. Have questions about voting for the 2025 awards? Sign up for our newsletter here to be the first to know when our readers’ ballot opens for voting.

Plus, if you want to look back on our 2023 Best of Delaware winners, you can find them all right here.


Our Best of Delaware Elimination Ballot is open through February 22!

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