Best Restaurants in Kent County: A Restaurant Guide for Around Dover

Wondering where to go out to eat around Dover? These restaurants offer top-tier dining not just locally, but throughout Delaware.

33 West American
33 W. Loockerman St., Dover, 735-9822,
Serves gourmet salads, sandwiches, wraps, subs and burgers and coffee drinks. Vegetarian options.  $$

Chops Grille American
1570 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover, 678-0100,
Steak is the specialty at this restaurant in the Dover Sheraton. The crab cake is also popular.  $$$

Cool Springs Fish Bar & Restaurant American
2463 S. State St., Dover, 698-1955,
Cutting-edge seafood and beef, contemporary dining room. Seven types of fish are normally offered.  $$

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Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House American
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, 1131 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover, 857-3223,
A ton of seafood, steak, chicken, pork and a raw bar with 16 types of oysters in a contemporary New England Seafood House. Try the bouillabaisse.  $$$

Flavor of India Indian
348 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover, 677-0121,
Serves favorites such as chicken makhanwala and chicken masala. Indian wines and beers.  $

Fraizer’s On the Water Restaurant and Bar American
9 E. Loockerman St., Dover, 741-2420,
Crab cakes, steak, salads and sandwiches. The patio overlooks Mirror Lake.  $$

Frankie’s Italian
1131 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover, 857-3775,
Frankie’s, in Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, serves delicious affordable Italian cuisine including brick oven pizza, homemade pasta, sauces and desserts.  $

Iron Gate Restaurant American
1151 Bay Road, Dover, 678-9666
This Dover landmark is best-known for prime rib and seafood. A handful of wines, beverages.  $$

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Kirby & Holloway Family Restaurant American
656 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover, 734-7133,
This landmark is known for its chicken-fried steak, hot turkey sandwiches, chicken and dumplings, and homemade desserts.  $

La Tonalteca Mexican
245 S. Dupont Hwy., Dover, 735-1572,
More than 200 authentic favorites such as chimichangas, enchiladas and poblanos. Vegetarian friendly. Viva la margaritas.  $$

Michele’s Steak and Seafood American
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, 1131 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover, 674-4600,
Upscale steak and seafood, family setting. Classics include prime rib, surf and turf, and shrimp stuffed with crab. Full wine list.  $$$

Piazza Mia Italian Bar & Grill Italian
492 S. Red Haven Lane, Dover, 387-1870,
Bar and grill offers family dining, carry out and catering. Specializes in pasta, chicken, seafood and steak. Serves traditional brick oven pizza.  $

Restaurant 55 American
2461 S. State St., Dover, 535-8102,
Gourmet burgers and 36 craft beers. The perfect combination.  $

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Rice Chinese-Japanese
45 Greentree Drive, Dover, 678-1328
Healthy cuisine served in a classy, modern setting. Sauces are made from scratch. Try the rolls. Specials are rotated frequently.  $$

Roma Italian Ristorante Italian
3 Presidents Drive, Dover, 678-1041,
One of Dover’s favorites for more than 35 years, it’s known for perfectly executed Italian standards. It’s also big among lovers of fish and veal.  $$

Shucker’s Pier 13 Seafood (CLOSED)
889 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover, 674-1190,
Serves seafood, several surf-and-turf combinations and pasta with seafood.  $$

Where Pigs Fly American (CLOSED)
617 E. Loockerman St., Dover, 678-0586,
Southern-style, hickory-smoked pulled pork and baby back ribs, smoked chicken and sides like Memphis fries, broccoli salad, and cole slaw.  $$

W.T. Smithers American (CLOSED)
140 S. State St., Dover, 674-8875
Serves crab cakes, sandwiches, cheesesteaks and entrées such as filet mignon and fajitas.  $$

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