Where to Find the Tastiest Late-Night Dining in Delaware

Looking for a local spot to visit when the late-night cravings hit? Head to these Delaware eateries for p.m. eats that will satisfy.

After a movie, concert or a late shift, you might feel like grabbing a bite before you head home. After pandemic shutdowns, it’s increasingly difficult to find a good late-night bite. Convenience stores, sub shops and fast-food restaurants aren’t the only options, though. Here are a few Delaware restaurants that can feed the after-10 p.m. crowd.

Note that menu items and hours are subject to change depending on the season. Some restaurants close early on slow nights despite the posted hours. “If you go 30 minutes after 10 p.m. without customers, they’ll probably close up,” one insider confided. When in doubt, call.

Statewide

The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille
The chain has many locations across Delaware. On the weekends, The Greene Turtle is open until midnight, or 1 a.m. in Newark.

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Grotto Pizza
Certain locations are open until midnight or 1 a.m.

Buffalo Wild Wings
The national chain is franchised in the First State under Delaware-owned High 5 Hospitality. Locations across Delaware are open until 11 p.m. during the week, and midnight on the weekends.

Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen
All Grain locations serve food until close. Hours may vary by location, but you can expect Grain to be open until 1 a.m. Thursday to Saturday.

New Castle County

Banks’ Seafood Kitchen & Raw Bar
The bar menu is available until closing, which is 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Selections include raw bar items, sandwiches and seafood tacos including lobster tacos with tomato relish, and ahi tuna tacos with avocado, lime, chiles, tomato and cilantro.
101 S. Market St., Wilmington • 777-1500

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BBC Tavern and Grill
BBC is a great choice for a late-night bite. Open every night until 1 a.m., the kitchen runs the full menu until business slows down (typically around 9:30 p.m.) then switches to a smaller late-night menu. Options include a hummus plate, nachos, pretzels, chicken wings, fried cauliflower and more.
4019 Kennett Pke., Greenville • 655-3785

Catherine Rooney’s
The Trolley Square restaurant and bar’s late-night menu includes Irish-inspired pub fare like a Bavarian pretzel, jumbo wings, pub nachos, mozzarella sticks, fried Brussels sprouts and more. Plus, keep an eye out for salads, burgers and Pinsa pizza.
1616 Delaware Ave., Wilmington • 654-9700

Chelsea Tavern
Chelsea Tavern doesn’t skimp on the late-night fare. After 10 p.m., order cheeseburgers, crab dip, tavern chicken wings and Tex-Mex egg rolls. Entrees like a 16 oz. ribeye, pan-seared salmon or fish and chips are also available.
821 N. Market St., Wilmington • 482-3333

The Copper Dram
The Greenville bar is open until 1 a.m. Tuesday to Saturday, and 11 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Enjoy small plates and craft cocktails late into the night.
3826 Kennett Pke., Wilmington • 256-0535

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Deer Park Tavern
The Newark landmark offers the full menu until 1 a.m. every night of the week.
108 W. Main St., Newark • 369-9414

Docklands Riverfront
This riverfront bar has live entertainment on weekends and offers some menu items until close at 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
110 West St., Wilmington • 658-6626

Home Grown Café
The late-night menu at Home Grown includes items like southwestern chili, nachos, veggie and classic burgers, hummus and more. This Main Street hotspot is open until 1 a.m. every day except Sunday, when it closes at midnight.
126 E. Main St., Newark • 266-6993

 

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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
Both the Wilmington and Newark locations are open until midnight on Friday and Saturday.
620 Justison St., Wilmington • 472-2739
147 E. Main St., Newark • 266-9000

Kid Shelleen’s Charcoal House & Saloon
The original Kid Shelleen’s location serves the dinner menu until midnight all week long. The Benmar location closes at 10 p.m. on Sundays.
1801 W. 14th St., Wilmington • 658-4600
1812 March Rd., Wilmington • 308-3560

Klondike Kate’s
Klondike Kate’s is open nightly until 1 a.m. Starting at 10 p.m., the late-night menu includes jumbo wings, chicken tenders and cheesesteak egg rolls.
158 E. Main St., Newark • 737-6100

Marsh Road Diner
The business is open 24 hours, seven days a week.
407 Marsh Rd., Wilmington • 762-6030

McGlynns Pub
The two New Castle County locations serve the entire menu until 1 a.m., Monday through Sunday.
8 Polly Drummond Plz., Newark • 738-7814
108 Peoples Plz., Newark • 834-6661

 

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Mexican Post
Keep your eye on the clock. The kitchen shuts down an hour before closing, which is 1 a.m. Wednesday to Saturday.
3100 Naamans Rd., Wilmington • 478-3939

Santa Fe Mexican Grill
The Newark restaurant is open until 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, while the Wilmington location closes at midnight.
190 E. Main St., Newark • 369-2500
2000 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington • 482-1954

Shellhammer’s Restaurant
Order off the entire menu until 1 a.m. every day of the week.
9C University Plz., Newark • 738-0758

Six Paupers Tavern
The late-night menu, including options like wings and crab nachos, is served from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. Thursday to Saturday.
7465 Lancaster Pke., Hockessin • 489-7289

Smiley’s Diner
This classic Newark diner is open 24/7 with classic breakfast options like steak and eggs, omelets, pancakes, French toast and more.
1025 Christiana Rd., Newark • 533-6355

Trolley Square Oyster House
The full menu is available from open to close, which is usually 1 a.m.
1707 Delaware Ave., Wilmington • 384-7310

Ulysses Gastropub
Ulysses is open until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
1716 Marsh Rd., Wilmington • 691-3456

Kent County

EasySpeak Spirits
On weekdays, a late-night menu featuring pizzas and quesadillas takes over between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. It’s active from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
586 Milford-Harrington Hwy., Milford • 503-3313

 

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McGlynns Pub
The Dover site is open until 1 a.m. Monday through Saturday and until 11 p.m. on Sunday. The full menu is available.
800 N. State St., Dover • 674-0144

Sussex County

Note that in the off-season, many coastal Sussex County restaurants are closed in the early part of the week and close earlier in the evening.

Arena’s Deli & Bar
The downtown location features the entire menu until close, which is 11 p.m. on weekends.
149 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 227-1272

 

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Conch Island Key West Bar and Grill
Known for live music, Conch Island features the entire menu until close, which is 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday during the off-season and every night during the season.
207 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 226-9378

Gary’s Dewey Beach Grill
Gary’s is open until 1 a.m. Thursday to Sunday.
2000 Hwy. One and New Orleans St., Dewey Beach • 227-8519

Harpoon Hanna’s
After 9 p.m., the dining—and drinking—activity moves to the bar area, where there is a bar menu. Harpoon Hanna’s is open every night until 1 a.m.
39064 Harpoon Rd., Fenwick Island • 539-3095

 

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Irish Eyes
Both locations are open until 1 a.m. seven days a week, but the late-night menus differ slightly. For instance, you’ll find deli sandwiches on the list in Milton and a shrimp salad wrap and steamed crabs in Lewes. Both have bar fare, including nachos and wings.
105 Union St., Milton • 684-8889
213 Anglers Rd., Lewes • 645-6888

Lefty’s Alley & Eats
On weekends, Lefty’s is open until 11 p.m., and the late-night menu has many of the same items as the happy hour menu.
36450 Plaza Rd., Lewes • 864-6000

Purple Parrot
Order away from the regular menu until last call, which is between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. depending on the time of year.
134 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 226-1139

Rehoboth Ale House
Rehoboth Ale House closes at 1 a.m. After 10 p.m., you can get everything but the specials, entrées and flatbreads.
15 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 278-7433

The Starboard
The late-night menu begins at 10 p.m.
2009 Coastal Hwy., Dewey Beach • 227-4600

Starboard Raw
The full menu is available until close, which is 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday in the off season and every night during the summer season.
2000 Coastal Hwy., Unit 102, Dewey Beach • 227-9000

Stingray Sushi Bar & Asian Grill
Peruse the late-night menu from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Share edamame hummus, sip miso soup or try a Rehoboth roll with tempura salmon.
59 Lake Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 227-6476

Wheelhouse at Fisherman’s Wharf
The menu slims down at 10 p.m., but there are still substantial offerings, such as tacos and sliders.
7 Anglers Rd., Lewes • 645-8862

Woody’s Dewey Beach
The dinner hour ends at 10 p.m. from Sunday through Thursday and at 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, after which the late-night menu goes into effect. Happily, it includes the famous crab cake. Plus enjoy items like a crab pretzel, wings or a pepperoni pizza.
1904 Coastal Hwy., Dewey Beach • 260-9945

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