Where to Find Fine Dining Deals in Delaware

Seeking fine dining on a budget? These Delaware restaurants deliver with weekly specials, happy hour deals and more.

Delaware boasts a vibrant culinary scene that’s evolving and growing every year. From fine dining establishments like Bardea and The Brandywine in Wilmington to coastal treasures like Heirloom, One Coastal and Blackwall at the beach down south, there are plenty of options for a high-quality meal around Delaware. If you want to enjoy a top-tier meal without breaking the bank, plenty of Delaware’s high-class establishments offer fine dining deals to benefit your palate and your wallet.

Here are a few restaurants in Delaware offering top-notch bites on a budget.

The Brandywine Happy Hour & Lunch Special

This Wilmington newcomer impresses with an intimate atmosphere, impressive cocktails and wine, mouthwatering entrees and specials sure to satisfy. For $24, diners can enjoy a two-course luxury lunch. From 11:20 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday afternoons, The Brandywine’s two-course lunch menu includes options like lobster bisque, Caesar salad, The Brandywine burger, beef stroganoff, grilled ham and cheese with black truffe pecorino and more. Plus, there’s always the option to add desserts, drinks and shareables. The Brandywine also offers happy hour deals every day from 4:30-6 p.m., including $7 classic cocktails, $6 wines, East Coast oysters, crab cakes and fried chicken.

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2000 Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilmington


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Bardea Steak‘s $10 Happy Hour Menu

The happy hour menu at Bardea Steak includes a list of $10 snacks. Options include a duck tostada with foie gras, elk meatballs, veal sliders, beef cheek bao buns and more.

608 North Market Street, Wilmington

Catch 54 Before 6 p.m.

When it comes to fine dining deals, it’s hard to beat buck-a-shuck oysters and clams. Catch 54 in Selbyville offers $1 oysters and clams until 6 p.m. every day. Other happy hour deals include truffle and parmesan tots, crab deviled eggs and pan-roasted mussels.

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38931 Madison Avenue, Selbyville

Harvest Tide Steakhouse Happy Hour

Harvest Tide features a happy hour menu seven days a week from 4-6 p.m. in the bar area and on the outdoor patio. The menu includes blue crab mac and cheese, dry-aged beef meatballs and $2 off cocktails.

410 East Savannah Road, Lewes
98 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach

Caffe Gelato Daily Specials

If you’re looking for fine dining deals in Newark, Caffe Gelato is the place to be. This Main Street eatery offers daily specials on food and drink items. Stop in on Tuesdays at lunchtime or Sundays for dinner to enjoy half-priced pastas. Find the full list of daily specials online.

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90 East Main Street, Newark

Hamilton’s on Main

Hamilton’s on Main is another Newark spot perfect for those seeking a good deal. Hamilton’s on Main boasts a menu of “approachable fine dining” fare, rotating seasonally. With reasonable pricing, happy hour specials and more, Hamilton’s on Main offers a delightful culinary experience that doesn’t have to break the bank.

102 East Main Street, Newark

Lupo Italian Kitchen Happy Hour

Happy hour at Lupo Italian Kitchen occurs daily from 5-7 p.m. at the bar. The menu includes $12 mussels, $8 arancini and $13 old-school meatballs.

247 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach

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