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Hagley is a perfect spot for an Instagram capture in all seasons./Photo by Jackie Kane, courtesy of the GWCVB

Grain H2O in Bear./Courtesy of GWCVB

AL FRESCO DINING

Upstate: Grain H2O
3006 Summit Harbour Place, Bear; 440-4404; meetatgrain.com

Downstate: Paradise Grill
27334 Bay Road, Long Neck; 945-4500; paradisegrillde.com


AMERICAN RESTAURANT

Upstate: Big Fish Grill
720 Justison St., Wilmington; 652-4374; bigfishriverfront.com

Downstate: Paradise Grill
27334 Bay Road, Long Neck; 945-4500; paradisegrillde.com


BAKERY

Upstate: Serpe and Sons Bakery
1411 Kirkwood Highway, Elsmere; 994-1868; serpesbakery.com

Downstate: Old World Breads
32191 Nassau Road, Lewes; 313-5191; oldworldbreads.com


Bar

Upstate: Two Stones Pub
840 Kohl Ave., Middletown; 378-8199; 300 Lantana Drive, Hockessin; 239-2200; 1203 Christiana Road, Newark; 294-1890; 2502 Foulk Road, Wilmington; 439-3231; twostonespub.com

Downstate: The Starboard
2009 Highway One, Dewey Beach; 227-4600; thestarboard.com


BARBECUE

Upstate: Limestone BBQ and Bourbon
2062 Limestone Road, Wilmington; 274-2085; limestonebbqandbourbon.com

Downstate: Fat Daddy’s BBQ & Grille
13203 Seashore Highway, Georgetown; 956-0381; fatdaddysbbqde.com


BEAR/ GLASGOW/ RED LION RESTAURANT

Grain H2O
3006 Summit Harbour Place, Bear; 440-4404; meetatgrain.com


BELLEFONTE/ CLAYMONT/ THE ARDENS RESTAURANT

Stanley’s Tavern
2038 Foulk Road, Wilmington; 475-1887; stanleys-tavern.com


BETHANY BEACH/OCEAN VIEW RESTAURANT

Blue Coast Seafood Grill & Raw Bar
30904 Coastal Highway, Bethany Beach; 539-7111; bluecoastseafoodgrill.com


Breakfast Place

Upstate: Drip Café
144 Lantana Drive, Hockessin; 234-4430; hockessin.dripcafede.com; 60 N. College Ave., Newark; 565-4685; newark.dripcafede.com

Downstate: The Starboard
2009 Highway One, Dewey Beach; 227-4600; thestarboard.com


BREWPUB (SERVING BEER AND FOOD)

Upstate: Iron Hill Brewery
147 E. Main St., Newark, 266-9000; ironhillbrewery.com/newark-de; 620 Justison St., Wilmington, 472-2739; ironhillbrewery.com/wilmington-de

Downstate: Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats
320 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach; 226-2739; dogfish.com


BRUNCH

Upstate: Kid Shelleen’s Charcoal House & Saloon
1801 W. 14th St., Wilmington; 658-4600; kidshelleensde.com

Downstate: Bethany Blues
6 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Bethany Beach, 537-1500; 18385 Coastal Highway, Lewes, 644-2500; bethanyblues.com


BURGERS

Upstate: Kid Shelleen’s Charcoal House & Saloon
1801 W. 14th St., Wilmington; 658-4600; kidshelleensde.com

Downstate: Summer House
228 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach; 227-3895; summerhousesaloon.com


BUTCHER SHOP

Upstate: Bachetti Bros. Gourmet Market & Catering
4723 B, Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington; 994-4467; bachettis.com

Downstate: Hickman’s Meat Market
19730 Highway One, Rehoboth Beach; 226-8345; hickmansmeats.com


CANDY SHOP

Upstate: Sweet Dream Confections Company
1 Shallcross Place, Middletown; 696-2506; sweetdreamsconfectionsco.com

Downstate: Dolle’s Candyland/Ibach’s Candy by the Sea
1 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach; 227-0757; dolles-ibachs.com


CATERING

Upstate: Uncle John’s BBQ Stand
405 Silverside Road, Wilmington; 333-6760; unclejohnsbbqstand.com

Downstate: Bethany Blues
6 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Bethany Beach 537-1500; bethanyblues.com


CENTREVILLE/GREENVILLE RESTAURANT

Pizza by Elizabeths
3801 Kennett Pike, Greenville; 654-4478; pizzabyelizabeths.com


CHEESESTEAKS

Statewide: Claymont Steak Shop
3526 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, 798-0013; 57 S. Main St., Newark, 453-9500; 2720 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 478-1500; claymontsteakshop.com


CHEF

Upstate: Bill Rawstrom, Maiale Deli and Salumeria
3301 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington; 691-5269; thesausagekingofdelaware.com

Downstate: Douglas Ruley-SoDel Concepts
sodelconcepts.com


CHINESE

Upstate: Rice Restaurant
2015 Limestone Road, Wilmington; 999-7423; rice2015.com

Downstate: Confucius Chinese Cuisine
57 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach; 227-3848; confuciusrb.com


CLASSIC DINER

Upstate: Hollywood Grill
1811 Concord Pike, Wilmington; 655-1348; hollywoodgrilldelaware.com

Downstate: Rehoboth Diner
19219 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach; 227-0908; rehobothdiner.com


COFFEE

Upstate: Little Goat Coffee Roasting Co.
16 Haines St., Newark; 455-1040; littlegoatcoffeeroasting.com

Downstate: Rise Up Coffee Roasters
502 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach; 567-2588; riseupcoffee.com


CRAB CAKES

Upstate: Bank’s Seafood Kitchen and Raw Bar
101 S. Market St., Wilmington; 777-1500; banksseafoodkitchen.com

Downstate: Woody’s Dewey Beach
1904 Coastal Highway, Dewey Beach; 260-9945; deweybeachbar.com


Craft Cocktails

Upstate: Torbert Street Social
305 Torbert St., Wilmington; 407-6627; torbertsocial.com

Downstate: Fork + Flask
19730 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach; 226-2037; forkandflask.com


DATE-NIGHT RESTAURANT

Upstate: Harry’s Savoy Grill
2020 Naamans Road, Wilmington; 475-9990; harryshospitalitygroup.com/harrys-savoy-grill/

Downstate: 1776 Steakhouse
18585 Coastal Highway #6, Rehoboth Beach; 645-935; 1776steakhouse.com


DELAWARE RESTAURANT—STATEWIDE

Big Fish Grill Rehoboth
20298 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach 227-2474; bigfishgrill.com


DESSERTS

Upstate: Bing’s Bakery
253 E. Main St., Newark; 737-5310; bingsbakery.com

Downstate: Blue Coast Seafood Grill & Raw Bar
30115 Veterans Way, Rehoboth Beach; 278-7395; bluecoastrehoboth.com; 30904 Coastal Highway, Bethany Beach; 539-7111; bluecoastseafoodgrill.com


DEWEY BEACH RESTAURANT

Woody’s Dewey Beach
1904 Coastal Highway, Dewey Beach; 260-9945; deweybeachbar.com


DOVER RESTAURANT

McGlynns Pub & Restaurant
8 Polly Drummond Shopping Center, Newark; 108 Peoples Plaza, Newark; 800 N. State St., Dover; 738-7814; 834-6661; 674-0144; mcglynnspub.com


DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON RESTAURANT

Chelsea Tavern
821 N. Market St., Wilmington; 482-3333; chelseatavern.com


FAIRFAX/ BRANDYWINE HUNDRED RESTAURANT

Harry’s Savoy Grill
2020 Naamans Road, Wilmington; 475-9990; harryshospitalitygroup.com/harrys-savoy-grill/


FAMILY-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT

Upstate: Mexican Post
3100 Naamans Road, Wilmington; 478-3939; mexicanpost.com

Downstate: Crooked Hammock Brewery
36707 Crooked Hammock Way, Lewes; 644-7837; crookedhammockbrewery.com


FARMERS MARKET

Upstate: New Castle Farmers Market
110 N Dupont Highway, New Castle; 328-4101; newcastlefarmersmarket.com

Downstate: Historic Lewes Farmers Market
Lewes; 644-1436; historiclewesfarmersmarket.org


FENWICK ISLAND/ WEST FENWICK RESTAURANT

Harpoon Hanna’s
39064 Harpoon Road, Fenwick Island; 539-3095; harpoonhannasrestaurant.com


FINE DINING

Upstate: The House of William & Merry
1336 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin; 234-2255; williamandmerry.com

Downstate: 1776 Steakhouse
18585 Coastal Highway #6, Rehoboth Beach; 645-9355; 1776steakhouse.com


FOOD TRUCK

Upstate: Mojo Loco
222-3866; mojoloco302.com

Downstate: Taco Reho
Rehoboth Beach; 226-8226; tacoreho.com


La Fia Bistro downtown quickly became a locals favorite for its fresh French cuisine and earthy, European-style setting./Moonloop Photography

FRENCH

Upstate: La Fia
421 N. Market St., Wilmington; 543-5574; lafiawilmington.com

Downstate: La Fable
26 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach; 227-8510; bonjourfable.com


FRIED CHICKEN

Upstate: Walt’s Flavor Crisp
103 N. Lincoln St., Wilmington; 429-2587; 2601 Carpenter Station Road, Suite 50, Wilmington; 439-3452; waltsexpress.com

Downstate: Jimmy’s Grille Dewey Beach
1911 Coastal Highway Dewey Beach; 227-3888; jimmysdewey.com


GEORGETOWN RESTAURANT

JD Shuckers
21710 Roth Ave., Georgetown; 856-1400; jdshuckers.com


GREEK/MEDITERRANEAN

Upstate: Olive Tree Café
13 Chestnut Hill Plaza, Newark; 266-4598; olivetreecafede.com

Downstate: Café Azafrán
18 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach; 227-8100; cafeazafran.com


HAPPY HOUR

Upstate: The Reef Seafood & Steak Restaurant
18 Carpenter Plaza, Wilmington; 529-1985; thereefde.com

Downstate: Fins Fish House & Raw Bar
19269 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach; 227-3467; finsrawbar.com


HOCKESSIN/ PIKE CREEK RESTAURANT

Two Stones Pub
300 Lantana Drive, Hockessin; 239-2200; twostonespub.com


HOT DOGS

Upstate: The Dog House
1200 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle; 328-5380; facebook.com/pages/The-Dog-House/117466471605189

Downstate: Rosenfeld’s Jewish Delicatessen
18949 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach; 645-1700; rosenfeldsjewishdeli.com


ICE CREAM

Upstate: Woodside Farm Creamery
1310 Little Baltimore Road, Hockessin; 239-9847; woodsidefarmcreamery.com

Downstate: Hopkins Farm Creamery
18186 Dairy Farm Road, Lewes; 645-7163; hopkinsfarmcreamery.com


INDIAN

Upstate: Maharaja Indian Cuisine
1450 Kirkwood Highway, Suite #121 Newark; 369-1202; maharajaindiancuisinenewark.com

Downstate: Indigo
44 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach; 212-5220; indigorehoboth.com


ITALIAN

Upstate: Mrs. Robino’s Restaurant
520 N Union St., Wilmington; 652-9223; mrsrobinos.com

Downstate: Touch of Italy
101 2nd St., Lewes; 827-2730; touchofitaly.com


JAMAICAN/CARIBBEAN

Upstate: D&H Jamaican Cuisine
748 E. Chestnut Hill Road, Newark; 369-8826; dandhjamaican.com

Downstate: Zogg’s Raw Bar & Grill
1 Wilmington Ave.; Rehoboth Beach; 227-7660; zoggsbar.com


JAPANESE

Upstate: Mikimotos Asian Grill and Sushi Bar
1212 Washington St., Wilmington; 656-8638; mikimotos.com

Downstate: The Cultured Pearl
301 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach; 227-8493; culturedpearl.us


Late-Night Menu

Upstate: The Reef Seafood & Steak Restaurant
18 Carpenter Plaza, Wilmington; 529-1985; thereefde.com

Downstate: Summer House
228 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach; 227-3895; summerhousesaloon.com


LEWES RESTAURANT

Irish Eyes Restaurant and Pub
213 Anglers Road, Lewes; 645-6888; irisheyespub.com


LITTLE ITALY RESTAURANT

Mrs. Robino’s Restaurant
520 N. Union St., Wilmington; 652-9223; mrsrobinos.com


LOCAL MICROBREWWERY

Upstate: Wilmington Brew Works
3129 Miller Road, Wilmington; 722-4828; wilmingtonbrewworks.com

Downstate: Crooked Hammock Brewery
36707 Crooked Hammock Way, Lewes; 644-7837; crookedhammockbrewery.com


LUNCH SPOT

Upstate: Two Stones Pub
840 Kohl Ave., Middletown; 378-8199; 300 Lantana Drive, Hockessin; 239-2200; 1203 Christiana Road, Newark; 294-1890; 2502 Foulk Road, Wilmington; 439-3231; twostonespub.com

Downstate: Arena’s Deli and Bar
149 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach; 227-1272; arenasdeliandbar.com


MEXICAN

Upstate: La Tonalteca
1237 Churchmans Road, Newark; 294-1108; 700 Lantana Drive, Hockessin, 234-2400; latonalteca.com

Downstate: Agave
137 2nd St., Lewes; 645-1232; agavelewes.com


MILFORD RESTAURANT

Downstate: Arena’s Deli and Bar
200 NE Front St., Milford; 422-3354; arenasdeliandbar.com


MILLSBORO RESTAURANT

Paradise Grill
27334 Bay Road, Long Neck; 945-4500; paradisegrillde.com


MILTON RESTAURANT

Po’ Boys Creole & Fresh Catch
900 Palmer St., Route 16, Milton; 684-0890; poboyscreole.com


NACHOS

Upstate: Klondike Kate’s Restaurant & Saloon
158 E. Main St., Newark; 737-6100; klondikekates.com

Downstate: Papa Grande’s Coastal Taqueria
38929 Madison Ave., Selbyville; 436-7272; papagrandes.com/fenwick


NEWARK RESTAURANT

Stone Balloon Ale House
115 E. Main St., Newark; 266-8111; stoneballoon.com


(OLD) NEW CASTLE RESTAURANT

Jessop’s Tavern
114 Delaware St., New Castle; 322-6111; jessops-tavern.com


NEW RESTAURANT

Upstate: Crooked Hammock Brewery
316 Auto Park Drive Middletown; 601-7837; crookedhammockbrewery.com

Downstate: Thompson Island Brewing Company
30133 Veterans Way, Rehoboth Beach; 226-4677; thompsonislandbrewing.com


NIGHTSPOT

Upstate: The Reef Seafood & Steak Restaurant
18 Carpenter Plaza, Wilmington; 529-1985; thereefde.com

Downstate: The Starboard
2009 Highway One, Dewey Beach; 227-4600; thestarboard.com


MIDDLETOWN/ODESSA/TOWNSEND RESTAURANT

Cantwell’s Tavern
109 Main St., Odessa; 376-0600; cantwells-tavern.com


OVER-THE-STATE-LINE RESTAURANT—MARYLAND

Chesapeake Inn
605 2nd St., Chesapeake City; 885-2040; chesapeakeinn.com


OVER-THE-STATE-LINE RESTAURANT—PENNSYLVANIA

Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar
549 Wilmington Pike, Glen Mills, Pennsylvania.; (610) 358-1005; harvestseasonalgrill.com


PIZZA (TRADITIONAL)

Upstate: Claymont Steak Shop
3526 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, 798-0013; 57 S. Main St., Newark, 453-9500; 2720 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 478-1500; claymontsteakshop.com

Downstate: Nicola Pizza
8 N 1st St., Rehoboth Beach; 227-6211, nicolapizza.com


PIZZA (GOURMET)

Upstate: Pizza by Elizabeths
3801 Kennett Pike, Greenville; 654-4478; pizzabyelizabeths.com

Downstate: Mr. P’s Wood Fired Pizzeria
1004 Kings Highway, Lewes; 645-1900; mrppizza.com


REHOBOTH BEACH RESTAURANT

Salt Air Kitchen & Bar
50 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach; 227-3744; saltairrestaurant.com


RESTAURANT FOR A CELEBRATION

Upstate: Harry’s Savoy Grill
2020 Naamans Road, Wilmington; 475-9990; harryshospitalitygroup.com/harrys-savoy-grill/

Downstate: Fork + Flask
19730 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach; 226-2037; forkandflask.com


RISING-STAR CHEF

Upstate: Christa Carlton-Taverna Rustic Italian
121 E Main St., Newark; 444-4334; tavernapdg.com

Downstate: Maggie Cellito, SoDel Concepts
220 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach; 841-7703; sodelconcepts.com


ROMANTIC RESTAURANT

Upstate: Krazy Kat’s Restaurant
528 Montchanin Road, Wilmington; 888-4200; krazykatsrestaurant.net

Downstate: 1776 Steakhouse
18585 Coastal Highway #6, Rehoboth Beach; 645-9355; 1776steakhouse.com


SALADS

Upstate: Home Grown Café
126 E. Main St., Newark; 266-6993; homegrowncafe.com

Downstate: Arena’s Deli and Bar
149 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach; 227-1272; arenasdeliandbar.com


SANDWICHES

Upstate: Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, Union Street Location
510 N. Union St., Wilmington; 571-8929; capriottis.com

Downstate: Rosenfeld’s Jewish Delicatessen
18949 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach; 645-1700; rosenfeldsjewishdeli.com


SEAFOOD MARKET

Upstate: Feby’s Fishery
3701 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington; 998-9501; febysfishery.com

Downstate: Big Fish Grill Market
20312 Coastal Highway Unit 1, Rehoboth Beach; 227-3665; bigfishgrillmarket.com


SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

Upstate: Bank’s Seafood Kitchen and Raw Bar
101 S. Market St., Wilmington; 777-1500; banksseafoodkitchen.com

Downstate: Blue Coast Seafood Grill & Raw Bar
30115 Veterans Way, Rehoboth Beach 278-7395; bluecoastrehoboth.com; 30904 Coastal Highway, Bethany Beach 539-7111; bluecoastseafoodgrill.com


SEAFORD/ LAUREL RESTAURANT

Abbott’s on Broad Creek
300 Delaware Ave, Laurel; 280-6172; abbottsgrill.com


SMALL PLATES/TAPAS

Upstate: Home Grown Café
126 E. Main St., Newark; 266-6993; homegrowncafe.com

Downstate: Our Harvest
106 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island; 581-0377; ourharvestde.com


SMOOTHIES

Upstate: Sweet Melissa Eats, Sweets, Tasty Treats
5407 Peterson Road; Middletown; 376-5049; sweetmelissade.com

Downstate: Nectar Café & Juice Bar
111 Neils Alley, Lewes; 645-5842; cafenectar.com


SMYRNA RESTAURANT

Helen’s Sausage House
4866 DuPont Highway, Smyrna; 653-4200; facebook.com/helenssausagehouse


SPORTS BAR

Upstate: Stanley’s Tavern
2038 Foulk Road, Wilmington; 475-1887; stanleys-tavern.com

Downstate: Bethany Blues
6 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Bethany Beach; 537-1500; bethanyblues.com


Connoisseurs of excellent dining seek out Walter’s Steakhouse for its steaks, spirits and seafood./Moonloop Photography

STEAKHOUSE

Upstate: Walter’s Steakhouse
802 N. Union St.; Wilmington; 652-6780; walters-steakhouse.com

Downstate: Harvest Tide Steakhouse
410 E. Savannah Road, Lewes; 644-2600; harvesttide.co


STEAMED CRABS

Upstate: Feby’s Fishery
3701 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington; 998-9501; febysfishery.com

Downstate: The Crab House
19598 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach; 227-2019; crabhouserehoboth.com


SUBS/HOAGIES

Upstate: Claymont Steak Shop
3526 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, 798-0013; 57 S. Main St., Newark, 453-9500; 2720 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 478-1500; claymontsteakshop.com

Downstate: Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop
1604 Savannah Road, Lewes; 644-8998; captriottis.com


SUSHI

Upstate: Mikimotos Asian Grill and Sushi Bar
1212 Washington St., Wilmington; 656-8638; mikimotos.com

Downstate: The Cultured Pearl
301 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach; 227-8493; culturedpearl.us


THAI

Upstate: Ubon Thai Kitchen & Bar
936 Justison St., Wilmington; 656-1706; ubonthaicuisine.squarespace.com

Downstate: Bangkok Thai Cuisine
17644 Coastal Highway, Lewes; 644-2223; bangkokthaicuisinedelaware.com


VEGAN/VEGETARIAN-FRIENDLY

Upstate: Green Box Kitchen
400 N. Market St., Wilmington; 274-2195; greenboxkitchen.com

Downstate: Grandpa Mac
18756 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach; 313-4751; grandpamac.com


Sunny days at Delaware Seashore State Park can easily transition to a night of partying at Big Chill Beach Club./Courtesy of Big Chill Beach Club

WATER-VIEW DINING

Upstate: Iron Hill Brewery-Riverfront
620 Justison St., Wilmington, 472-2739; ironhillbrewery.com/wilmington-de

Downstate: Big Chill Beach Club
27099 Coastal Highway, Bethany Beach; 402-5300; bigchillbeachclub.com


WILMINGTON-RIVERFRONT RESTAURANT

Iron Hill Brewery-Riverfront
620 Justison St., Wilmington, 472-2739; ironhillbrewery.com/wilmington-de


WINERY—STATEWIDE

Nassau Valley Vineyards
32165 Winery Way, Lewes; 645-9463; nassauvalley.com


WINE LIST

Upstate: Caffe Gelato
90 East Main St., Newark, 738-5811, caffegelato.net

Downstate: Fork + Flask
19730 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach; 226-2037; forkandflask.com


WINE STORE

Upstate: Kreston Wine & Spirits
904 Concord Pike, Wilmington; 652-3792; 48 E. Main St., Middletown; 376-6123; krestonwines.com

Downstate: Atlantic Liquors
19108 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach; 645-5229; atlanticliquors.net


The Delaware Children’s Museum Store is a local favorite for toy options./Courtesy of GWCVB

ANTIQUES STORE

Upstate: Goodeals
537 Main St., Wilmington; 999-1737; facebook.com/Goodeals-181195305228371/

Downstate: Antique Alley
18208 Sussex Highway, Bridgeville, 337-3137; antiquealleyde.com


ART GALLERY

Upstate: Hardcastle Gallery
5714 Kennett Pike, Suite H, Wilmington; 655-5230; hardcastlegallery.com

Downstate: Gallery 37: A Destination for Artful Living
80 S. Walnut Street, Milford; 265-2318; facebook.com/Gallery-37-A-Destination-For-Artful-Living-367129096707339/


BARBER SHOP

Upstate: DuPont Street Barbering Co.
1012 Dupont St., Wilmington; 575-9887; 1012dsbc.com

Downstate: Bad Hair Day?
20 Lake Ave., Rehoboth Beach; 227-4247; badhairday.biz


BED & BREAKFAST INN

Upstate: Inn at Montchanin
528 Montchanin Road, Wilmington; 888-2133, 800-COW-BIRD (269-2473); montchanin.com

Downstate: Canalside Inn
34 6th St., Rehoboth Beach; 226-2006; thecanalsideinn.com


BICYCLE SHOP

Upstate: Wooden Wheels
405 New London Road, Newark; 368-2453; woodenwheels.bike

Downstate: Lifecycle
10 S. East Front St., Milford; 233-1657; lifecycledelaware.com


BRIDAL BOUTIQUE

Upstate: Bella’s YOUnique Bridal Boutique
101 Jestan Blvd., New Castle; 669-9366; bellasyouniquebridal.com

Downstate: The Bridal Boutique Ltd.
2454 Bay Road, Milford; 335-5948; the-bridal-boutique-ltd.com


CHIROPRACTOR

Upstate: James Sheehan, Pro Rehab Chiropractic and Rehabilitation
405 Silverside Road,  Suite 111, Wilmington; 266-1550; 2101 Foulk Road, Wilmington; 265-3823; 1708 Lovering Ave., Ste 102-3, Wilmington; 278-0011; 5311 Limestone Road, Suite 100, Wilmington; 265-0989;  92 Omega Drive, Building B, Suite 92, Newark; 266-2547; 2600 Glasgow Ave., Suite 124, Newark; 268-6749; 114 Sandhill Drive, Suite 102, Middletown; 272-9177; prorehabchiro.com

Downstate: Garrett Herring, Accurate Chiropractic Associates
800 Airport Road #103, Milford; 422-0622; acamilford.com


COMMUNITY THEATER

Upstate: Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water St., Wilmington; 594-1104; delawaretheatre.org

Downstate: Milton Theater
110 Union St., Milton; 684-3038; miltontheatre.com


CONSIGNMENT SHOP

Upstate: Designer Consigner
7185 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin; 239-4034; designerconsignerde.com

Downstate: Christine’s Consignments
200 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach; 226-1126; facebook.com/christinesconsignmentsrehobothbeach, 42 Atlantic Ave., Ocean View; 829-1425; facebook.com/ChristinesConsignmentsOV


DAY SPA

Upstate: Harmony Spa
550 Stanton Christiana Road, Suite 301, Newark; 224-5410; harmonywellspa.com

Downstate: Bad Hair Day?
20 Lake Ave., Rehoboth Beach; 227-4247; badhairday.biz


FLORIST

Upstate: Flowers by Yukie
916 N. Union St., Wilmington; 658-8292; flowersbyyukie.com

Downstate: Not Too Shabby
600 NE Front St., Suite F, Milford; 200-0752; nottooshabbyflorist.com


FUNDRAISING GALA

Upstate: Delaware Burger Battle
533-8336; deburgerbattle.com

Downstate: SoDel Cares
sodelcares.com


FURNITURE STORE

Statewide: Johnny Janosik Furniture
11151 Trussum Pond Road, Laurel, 875-5955; 4719 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, 697-7799; 3040 Brandywine Pkwy., Wilmington, (888) 875-8955; 1281 Churchmans Road, Newark, (888) 875-8955; johnnyjanosik.com


GARDEN CENTER

Upstate: Rosehill Plantery
3068 New Castle Ave., New Castle; 658-1073; rosehillplantery.com

Downstate: East Coast Garden Center
30366 Cordrey Road, Millsboro; 945-3489; eastcoastgardencenter.com


GIFT SHOP

Upstate: Heart and Home Gifts and Accessories
230 Peoples Plaza, Newark; 392-8980; heartandhomede.com

Downstate: Farmhouse 302
10322 Coastal Highway, Milford; 382-8672; facebook.com/farmhouse302


GIFTS FOR THE BRIDE-TO-BE

Upstate: Everything But the Kitchen Sink
425 Hockessin Corner, Hockessin; 239-7066; thekitchensink.com

Downstate: The Wooden Indian Ltd.
25 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach; 227-8331; woodenindianltd.com


GOLF COURSE (PRIVATE)

Upstate: DuPont Country Club
1001 Rockland Road, Wilmington; 654-4435; dupontcountryclub.com

Downstate: Kings Creek Country Club
One Kings Creek Circle, Rehoboth Beach; 227-7172; kingscreekcountryclub.com


GOLF COURSE (PUBLIC)

Upstate: Back Creek Golf Club
101 Back Creek Dr., Middletown; 378-6499; backcreekgc.com

Downstate: Baywood Greens
32267 Clubhouse Way, Long Neck; 947-9225; baywoodgreens.com


GYM/FITNESS STUDIO

Upstate: Hockessin Athletic Club
100 Fitness Way, Hockessin; 766-7482; hachealthclub.com

Downstate: Built
33322 E. Chesapeake St., Lewes; 547-3484; get-built.com


HAIR SALON/STYLIST

Upstate: Julia’s Hair Boutique
109 Greenbank Road, Wilmington; 994-5768; facebook.com/juliashairboutique

Downstate: Bad Hair Day?
20 Lake Ave., Rehoboth Beach; 227-4247; badhairday.biz


HARDWARE STORE

Upstate: Fairfax Hardware
2201 Concord Pike, Wilmington; 656-2139; facebook.com/fairfaxhardwarede

Downstate: Fenwick Hardware
37520 Lighthouse Road, Fenwick Island; 539-3915; fenwickhardware.com


HIKE

Upstate: White Clay Creek State Park
368-6900; destateparks.com/WhiteClayCreek

Downstate: Cape Henlopen State Park
15099 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes; 645-8983; destateparks.com


HOME & ACCESSORIES STORE

Upstate: The Saltbox
70 Clinton St., Delaware City; 601-6225; thesaltboxde.com

Downstate: The Wooden Indian Ltd.
25 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach; 227-8331; woodenindianltd.com


INSTAGRAM OP (BUSINESS)

Upstate: Board & Brush Creative Studio
110 Peoples Plaza, Newark; 318-8007; boardandbrush.com

Downstate: Thompson Island Brewing Company
30133 Veterans Way, Rehoboth Beach; 226-4677; thompsonislandbrewing.com


Hagley is a perfect spot for an Instagram capture in all seasons./Photo by Jackie Kane, courtesy of the GWCVB

INSTAGRAM OP (NON-BUSINESS)

Upstate: Hagley Museum and Library
200 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington; 658-2400; hagley.org

Downstate: Delaware Botanic Gardens
30220 Piney Neck Road., Dagsboro; 321-9061; delawaregardens.org


JEWELER

Upstate: Michael Gallagher Jewelers
102 Fox Hunt Drive, Bear; 836-2940; michaelgallagherjewelers.com

Downstate: Ocean View Jewelers
9 Atlantic Ave., Suite 2, Ocean View; 537-1121; oceanviewjewelers.jewelershowcase.com


Middletown’s First & Little Boutique isn’t just a shop for moms, littles and home—it’s a community.

KIDS CLOTHES

Upstate: First & Little Boutique
25 W. Main St., Middletown; 562-8976; firstandlittle.com

Downstate: Fairy Godmother
103 Second St., Lewes; 930-7827; fairygodmotherlewes.com


LANDSCAPE DESIGNER

Upstate: Borsello Landscaping
720 Yorklyn Road, Suite 5, Hockessin; 440-2991; borsellolandscaping.com

Downstate: Passwaters Landscaping
18956 Sussex Highway, Bridgeville; 227-5296; passwaterslandscaping.com


LINGERIE/ INTIMATE APPAREL

Upstate: Bare Essentials
4009A Concord Pike, Wilmington; 477-4888; mybareshop.com

Downstate: Something Comfortable
122 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach; 227-6180; something-comfortable.com


LIVE-MUSIC VENUE

Upstate: The Queen
500 N. Market St., Wilmington; (202) 730-3331; thequeenwilmington.com

Downstate: The Freeman Stage
31750 Lake View Drive; 436-3015; freemanstage.org


MAKEUP ARTIST

Upstate: Tonia Marisa, Ooh La La-The Makeup Studio
5800 Kennett Pike #3, Wilmington; 622-9425; facebook.com/Oohlalathemakeupstudio

Downstate: Brooke Hill-Bittner
37384 Rehoboth Ave., Suite 5, Rehoboth Beach; 260-9603; facebook.com/Faded-Barber-Shop-2231099903797687


MARINA

Upstate: Summit North Marina
3000 Summit Harbour Place, Bear; 836-1800; destateparks.com/MarinaLife/SummitMarina

Downstate: Indian River Marina
39415 Inlet Road, Rehoboth Beach; 227-3071; destateparks.com/MarinaLife/IndianRiverMarina


MEN’S BUSINESS ATTIRE

Upstate: Wright & Simon
911 N. Market St., Wilmington; 658-7345; wrightandsimon.com

Downstate: Carlton’s Men’s & Women’s Apparel
31 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach; 227-7990; facebook.com/carltonsrehoboth


MEN’S CASUAL CLOTHING

Upstate: Wilmington Country Store
4013 Kennett Pike, Greenville; 656-4409; wilmingtoncountrystore.com

Downstate: Carlton’s Men’s & Women’s Apparel
31 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach; 227-7990; facebook.com/carltonsrehoboth


MEN’S FORMAL WEAR

Upstate: Collars’n Cuffs
716 N Market St., Wilmington; 654-3322; collarsncuffsonline.com

Downstate: The Wedding Boutique
125A Loockerman Street; Dover; 674-8343; theweddingboutique.net


PET GROOMER

Upstate: Riverfront Pets
311 Justison St., Wilmington; 428-9777; riverfrontpets.com

Downstate: Fur Baby Boutique
204 NE Front St.; 725-5078; furbabypetresort.com


PET STORE

Upstate: Riverfront Pets
311 Justison St., Wilmington; 428-9777; riverfrontpets.com

Downstate: Fur Baby Boutique
204 NE Front St.; 725-5078; furbabypetresort.com


PHOTOGRAPHER

Upstate: Wheeler Home Concepts
66 General Maxwell Court, Newark; 470-8272; wheelerhomeconcepts.com

Downstate: John Mollura Photography
4 Park Ave., Milford; 222-6308; molluraphoto.com


PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Upstate: Kristen Henry, Elite PT at Hockessin Athletic Club
100 Fitness Way, Hockessin; 234-1030; elitept.com

Downstate: George Rodriguera, Lakeside Physical Therapy LLC
907 N. DuPont Highway, Suite 104, Milford; 422-2518; mylakesidept.com


PLACE TO EXPERIENCE NATURE

Upstate: White Clay Creek State Park
368-6900; destateparks.com/WhiteClayCreek

Downstate: Delaware Botanic Gardens
30220 Piney Neck Road, Dagsboro; 321-9061; delawaregardens.org


RADIO DEEJAY

Upstate: Christa Cooper-WDSD 94.7 FM
New Castle; (877) 947-9373; wdsd.iheart.com

Downstate: Tim Colfer-Radio Rehoboth 99.1 FM
Rehoboth Beach; 401-9991; radiorehoboth.com


RADIO STATION FOR MUSIC

Upstate: WSTW 93.7 FM
Wilmington; 478-2700; wstw.com

Downstate: The Bridge 88.7 FM (WKNZ)
Milford; 422-6909; 887thebridge.com


RADIO STATION FOR NEWS

Upstate: WDEL 101.7 FM and 1150 AM
Wilmington; 478-2700; wdel.com

Downstate: WGMD 92.7 FM
Lewes; 945-2050; wgmd.com


RADIO TALK SHOW HOST

Upstate: Crash and Burn, WVUD 91.3 FM
325 Academy St., Newark; 831-2701; wvud.org

Downstate: Jake Smith, WGMD 92.7 FM
Rehoboth Beach; 945-2050, 945-9292, (800) 518-9292; wgmd.com


RISING STAR BAND OR VOCALIST (COVERS)

Upstate: See Alice
Newark; seealiceband.com

Downstate: Cocktails at 3
531-6883; cocktailsat3.com


RISING-STAR BAND OR VOCALIST (ORIGINAL MATERIAL)

Upstate: Hoochi Coochi
hoochicoochimusic@gmail.com; hoochicoochi.net

Downstate: Judy Sings the Blues
245-5618; judysingstheblues.com


SURF SHOP—STATEWIDE

Quiet Storm Surf Shop
126 Rehoboth Ave. #2136, Rehoboth Beach; 226-2747; quietstormsurf.com


TATTOO ARTIST/ SHOP

Upstate: Poppycock Tattoo
115 W 8th St., Wilmington; 543-7973; poppycocktattoo.com

Downstate: Delaware Branding Company
19 NW Front St., Milford; 422-4538; facebook.com/delawarebrandingco


TOY STORE

Upstate: Delaware Children’s Museum Store
550 Justison St., Wilmington; 654-2340; delawarechildrensmuseum.org

Downstate: Kids’ Ketch Toys & Fashions
132 2nd St., Lewes; 645-8448; kidsketch.com


WEDDING PLANNER

Upstate: Coordinating Dreams Wedding and Event Planning
494-3637; coordinatingdreamsllc.com

Downstate: Jennifer Garmer, Happily Hooked Weddings and Events LLC
Dagsboro; (443) 497-3253; happilyhookedweddings.com


For couples who wish to wed waterside, Dewey Beach’s Lighthouse Cove offers an elegant backdrop for parties large and small./Courtesy of Lighthouse Cove Event Center

WEDDING RECEPTION SITE

Upstate: University & Whist Club
805 N. Broom St.; Wilmington; 658-5125; universityandwhistclub.com

Downstate: Lighthouse Cove Event Center, Hyatt Place Dewey Beach
1301 Coastal Highway, Dewey Beach; 581-3311; 567-2233; lighthousecoveevents.com


WOMEN’S BUSINESS ATTIRE

Upstate: Peter Kate
2303 Concord Pike, Fairfax Shopping Center, Wilmington; 656-7463; peterkate.com

Downstate: Carlton’s Men’s & Women’s Apparel
31 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach; 227-7990; facebook.com/carltonsrehoboth


WOMEN’S CASUAL CLOTHING

Upstate: Nicole J Boutique
17 Wood St., Middletown; 376-7393; nicolejboutique.com

Downstate: Willow Marie & Co.
18422 Coastal Highway #4776, Lewes; 632-0831; willowmarieandco.com


WOMEN’S EVENING ATTIRE

Upstate: Claire’s Fashions
1312 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington; 798-1312; clairesfashions.net

Downstate: Aquamarine In Between
820 Kings Highway, Lewes; 644-4550; facebook.com/Aquamarine-In-Between