Where to Find the Tastiest Late-Night Dining in Delaware

When those nighttime munchies strike, here’s where to satisfy your cravings.

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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 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, many of which remain open until midnight or 1 a.m.

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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 midnight every night.

Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen
All Grain locations serve food until close. Hours vary by location, but most are open until 1 a.m. on the weekends.

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 until 1 a.m., the kitchen runs the full menu until business slows down (typically around 9:30 p.m.) then they switch to a smaller late night menu. Late night options include a hummus plate, nachos, pretzels, chicken wings, fried cauliflower and more.
4019 Kennett Pike, Greenville • 655-3785

Catherine Rooney’s
The Trolley Square restaurant and bar’s late-night pub menu includes pub fare like jumbo wings, pub nachos, mozzarella sticks, fried brussels sprouts and more. Plus, 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, Tex-Mex egg rolls and more. 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-Saturday. Enjoy small plates and craft cocktails late into the night.
3826 Kennett Pike, 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 they close at 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
110 West St., Wilmington • 658-6626

Gallucio’s Italian Restaurant
Gallucio’s offers their bar menu until closing time at 1 a.m. Menu items include light fare like bruschetta, salads and caprese. If you’re looking for more hearty bar fare, try the wings, burgers or pizza.
1709 Lovering Ave., Wilmington • 655-3689

Home Grown Café
The late-night menu starts at 10 p.m. except on Sundays, when it begins at 9 p.m. Items include southwestern chili, nachos, veggie and classic burgers, hummus and more.
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
Kid Shelleen’s serves the dinner menu until midnight all week long.
1801 W. 14th St., Wilmington • 658-4600
1812 March Rd., Wilmington • 308-3560

Klondike Kate’s
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 Road, 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 Plaza, Newark • 738-7814
108 Peoples Plaza, Newark • 834-6661

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

Santa Fe Mexican Grill
The Newark restaurant is open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
190 E. Main St., Newark • 369-2500


Shellhammer’s Restaurant
Order off the entire menu until 1 a.m., every day of the week.
9C University Plaza, 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.
7465 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin • 489-7289

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
The late-night menu is offered from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m.
1716 Marsh Road, Wilmington • 691-3456

2SPizza
The new concept from Two Stones is open until 11 p.m. every night with a full menu of pizza, salads, sandwiches and other bites.
168 E. Main St., Newark • 533-5887

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 as of 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
586 Milford-Harrington Hwy., Milford • 503-3313

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

 

 

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Sul Tempo & Cocktail Lounge
Part of Roma Italian Ristorante, Sul Tempo’s small plate menu includes flatbreads, cheeses, bruschetta and meatballs. The lounge is open until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
3 President’s Drive, Dover • 678-1041

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

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 & 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-Sunday.
2000 Highway One and New Orleans Street, 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 Road, Fenwick Island • 539-3095

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 Road, 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 Road, 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 Road, 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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