After a movie, concert or a late shift, you might feel like grabbing a bite before you head home. Convenience stores, sub shops and fast-food restaurants aren’t the only options. 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.
The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille
The chain has a late-night happy hour from 10 p.m. until close.
Certain locations are open until midnight or 1 a.m.
EASTERN SHORE PRETZELS AT THE DEER PARK TAVERN.//PHOTO BY MARIA DEFORREST
Arena’s Deli & Bar
The Newark site stays open until 1 a.m. every day with a full menu.
168 E. Main St., Newark • 454-1900
Harry’s Savoy Grill
After 10 p.m., patrons can order from the grill menu, which includes a New England lobster roll, an open-face prime rib sandwich, a garden salad with a crab cake and a fried fish taco.
2020 Naamans Road, Wilmington • 475-3000
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—try the banh mi Kobe beef hot dog—and seafood snacks, such as crispy calamari and spicy shrimp lettuce wraps.
101 S. Market St., Wilmington • 777-1500
BBC Tavern and Grill
Menu options from 10 p.m. until closing include roasted red pepper hummus, hot soft pretzels and a spicy fried chicken sandwich.
4019 Kennett Pike, Greenville • 655-3785
The late-night menu is offered at 9 p.m. during the week and at 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, when the restaurant is open until 1 a.m. Items include a few appetizers, salads, sandwiches and burgers.
5812 Kennett Pike, Wilmington • 656-9776
A light fare menu is available in the bar area after 11 p.m. on Saturdays until midnight.
109 Main St., Odessa • 376-0600
Rose spring water with muddled strawberries at Deer PArk
Capers & Lemons
Part of the Platinum Dining Group, Capers & Lemons is one of the company’s three restaurants that offers a late-night menu after 10 p.m. (You can likely order off the regular menu if the kitchen isn’t breaking down for the night.)
301 Little Falls Drive Wilmington, • 256-0524
The Trolley Square restaurant and bar switches to a late-night menu at 10 p.m.
1616 Delaware Ave., Wilmington • 654-9700
This restaurant proves that happy hours aren’t limited to the pre-dinner crowd. From 10 p.m. until 1 a.m., you can order half-priced pizzas, burgers, sandwiches, salads and wings.
821 N. Market St., Wilmington • 482-3333
Skillet chips with blue cheese crumbles and Buffalo sauce or an Italian sausage pizza can nip after-hour munchies in the bud. Light options include the shrimp-and-crab cocktail and roasted soybeans with sea salt and cracked pepper. The snack menu is available beginning at 9:30 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.
2216 Pennsylvania Ave. Wilmington • 571-1492
The Copper Dram
The renamed Greenville bar, formerly The Copperhead Saloon, is introducing a late-night happy hour menu available until 11 on weekdays and midnight on weekends.
3826 Kennett Pike, Wilmington • 256-0535
The crab-centric restaurant offers the entire menu all day and is open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
30 Clinton St., Delaware City • 832-5100
The Deer Park Tavern
The Newark landmark offers the full menu until 1 a.m.
108 W. Main St., Newark • 369-9414
Del Pez Mexican Gastropub
Choose from items on the regular menu until close, which is 1 a.m. on Saturday.
400 Justison St., Wilmington • 691-7974
You can order off the menu until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, but many couples prefer a cheese plate and port or dessert with a dessert martini as their late-night snack.
1314 N. Washington St. • 655-9463
After 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, pizzas are available.
110 West St., Wilmington • 658-6626
Ernest & Scott Taproom
Regularly open until midnight or 1 a.m., the taproom has a late-night menu sans entrées, soups and salads. But you can sink your teeth into a burger or taco.
902 N. Market St. • 384-8113
Gallucio’s Italian Restaurant
At 10 p.m., the restaurant focuses on bar foods, pizzas and cold items, such as subs.
1709 Lovering Ave., Wilmington • 655-3689
(FROM LEFT): Quesadillas at MArsh Road Diner; Deer Park Tavern offers its full menu until //photo by maria deforrest
Goat Kitchen & Bar
A hip hangout for the Arden-area crowd, the restaurant serves the entire menu until close, which is 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.
1845 Marsh Road, Wilmington • 746-7847
Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen
The three Grain locations serve the full menu until close. The Newark site is open until 1 a.m., Tuesday through Saturday. The Kennett Square restaurant is open until 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday. The location in Bear is open until 1 a.m. Monday through Saturday.
270 E. Main St., Newark • 444-8646
3006 Summit Harbor Lane, Bear • 440-4404
108 W. State St., Kennett Square, Pa. • (484) 886-4154
On Friday and Saturday, the diner is open until midnight. It’s open until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.
1811 Concord Pike, Wilmington • 655-1348
Home Grown Café
The late-night menu starts at 10 p.m. except on Sundays, when it begins at 9 p.m. Items include veggie potstickers, burgers, chili and hushpuppy and pretzel nuggets. However, the full menu is available upon request until 11 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and until 10 p.m. on Sunday.
126 E. Main St., Newark • 266-6993
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
Both the Wilmington and Newark locations have a late-night menu featuring up to 15 appetizers and six pizzas.
620 Justison St., Wilmington • 472-2739
147 E. Main St., Newark • 266-9000
The house-infused Jalapeño Tequila at Sul Tempo
Kid Shelleen’s Charcoal House & Saloon
The full menu is available until 1 a.m.
1801 W. 14th St., Wilmington • 658-4600
Starting at 10 p.m., the late-night menu includes nachos, pizza, burgers and wings.
158 E. Main St., Newark • 737-6100
The new location for this restaurant, which helped popularize Mexican cuisine in northern New Castle County, faces Concord Pike in Concord Square Shopping Center. The late-night menu, available at 9 p.m., includes mango-habanero-sauce wings, tacos, oysters and chicharron. However, note that the restaurant closes at 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
4147 Concord Pike, Wilmington • 778-4646
Market Kitchen & Bar
Located in the Hilton Wilmington/Christiana, this restaurant serves the full menu until 11 p.m., but on weekends, a late-night menu includes such dishes as hot potato chips with Dogfish Head fondue and crumbled blue cheese, a crab cake sandwich and 12 fried ravioli with marinara dipping sauce.
100 Continental Drive, Newark • 454-1500
One of the newer additions to the culinary lineup on Market Street, Margaux’s late-night menu includes a short-rib burger, beef bourguignon cheesesteak sliders and mussels with fries. The restaurant is open until 1 a.m. on select nights.
902 N. Market St., Wilmington • 929-7080
Marsh Road Diner
The business is open 24 hours, seven days a week.
407 Marsh Road, Wilmington • 762-6030
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
Keep your eye on the clock. The kitchen shuts down an hour before closing, which is 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.
3100 Naamans Road, Wilmington • 478-3939
Mikimotos Asian Grill + Sushi Bar
The full menu is offered until midnight on Friday and Saturday.
1212 Washington St., Wilmington • 656-8638
Olé Tapas Lounge
The entire menu is available until close, which is 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The selection of small plates is a natural for after-9 p.m. noshing. Try the 18-month-old Serrano ham, a selection of cheeses, white Spanish anchovies lolling in cilantro oil or the Moorish-style stewed chicken breast with lime-cumin yogurt.
1126 Old Capitol Trail, Newark • 224-9378
Redfire Grill and Steakhouse
The late-night menu is available at 10 p.m.
400 Lantana Drive, Hockessin • 235-2600
(FROM LEFT): the bar at Sul Tempo is a late-night destination;BURRATTA AND BASIL PIZZA AT SUL TEMPO IN DOVER.//photos by Maria Deforrest
Santa Fe Mexican Grill
After 10 p.m., the restaurant’s menu echoes the happy hour offerings. Consider nachos, chipotle wings, quesadillas and chimichanga.
190 E. Main St., Newark • 369-2500
Order off the entire menu until 1 a.m.
9C University Plaza, Newark • 738-0758
Six Paupers Tavern
Ghost pepper nachos, ahi tuna bites, sandwiches—including the famous Chicken Nixon—and salads are just a few items on the late-night menu, served from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m.
7465 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin • 489-7289
You have until last call to order off the menu. Skipjack closes at midnight on Friday and Saturday.
401 Louviers Drive, Newark • 456-1800
Open until 1 a.m., Stanley’s serves the full menu.
2038 Foulk Road, Wilmington • 475-1887
Stitch House Brewery
The restaurant is open until 1 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday. You can order off the full menu until 11 p.m., after which the late-night menu features a few sandwiches, the burger and pub grub staples such as nachos, wings and pretzels.
829 Market St., Wilmington • 250-4280
Stone Balloon Ale House
The regular menu is available until close, which is 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
115 E. Main St., Newark • 266-8111
Marsh Diner serves a variety of desserts 24 hours, seven days a week.//photo by Maria DeForrest
Stoney’s British Pub
On the nights that this British-style pub is open until 1 a.m., you can order off the entire menu until close.
3007 Concord Pike, Wilmington • 477-9740
The third of Platinum Dining Group’s larger restaurants, Taverna has a late-night menu beginning at 10 p.m.
121 E. Main St., Newark • 444-4334
Two Stones Pub
At 10 p.m., the pub features a late-night menu that’s about half the size of the regular menu. (On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, all the locations are open until 1 a.m.)
2 Chesmar Plaza, Newark • 294-1890
2502 Foulk Road, Wilmington • 439-3231
300 Lantana Drive, Hockessin • 239-2200
843 Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square • (610) 444-3940
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
Ubon Thai Cuisine
On Friday and Saturday, when the restaurant is open until 11 p.m., the full menu is offered.
936 Justison St., Wilmington • 656-1706
The late-night menu is offered from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m.
1716 Marsh Road, Wilmington • 691-3456
Washington Street Ale House
Part of the Big Fish Restaurant Group, WSAH serves the full menu until 1 a.m.
1206 N. Washington St., Wilmington • 658-2537
(FROM LEFT): Drunken mussels with blue cheese at McGlynns Pub; Mcglynns is always down for a good time.//photos by maria deforrest
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
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
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 midnight on Friday and Saturday.
3 President’s Drive, Dover • 678-1041
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.
Death fries at Arena’s Deli & Bar in Rehoboth Beach.//photo by maria deforrest
After 9 p.m., locals head to the bar for a nightcap and a platter of artisanal cheeses or a plate of pasta, some of the featured items on the late-night menu. The selection was initially called Mr. Cameron’s Late Night 5 & 10 Menu to honor owner Hari Cameron and reference the price points. You’ll find a few “splurges,” which are a few dollars more.
44 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 227-7107
Arena’s Deli & Bar
The downtown location features the entire menu until close, which is 11 p.m. on weekdays and 1 a.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. every night during the season.
207 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 226-9378
Crooked Hammock Brewery
With a new menu, the brewpub scales back around 9 p.m. to feature light fare such as sandwiches and appetizers.
36707 Crooked Hammock Way • 644-7837
The Cultured Pearl
In the summer season, the Asian-influenced restaurant is open on Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m. and offers the full menu.
301 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 227-8493
Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats
On weekends, the late-night menu goes into effect at 10 p.m. Choose from the pizzas, dry-rub wings, Brussels sprouts and “brie”-schetta.
320 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth • 226-BREW
Fins Ale House & Raw Bar
The late-night menu starts at 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and at 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Choose from steamed items, the raw bar, fish-and-chips and sliders.
19269 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach • 227-3467
(FROM LEFT): The Famous Nachos at Arena’s; Arena’s offers all sorts of fun on tap.//photos by maria deforrest
Fork + Flask
When the clock hits 10 p.m., guests receive a late-night menu featuring house-made pasta, burgers, sandwiches and noshes. Given that the restaurant is open until 1 a.m., the menu appeals to restaurant personnel who are off the clock and vacationers traveling after the dinner hour.
19730 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach • 226-2037
Gary’s Dewey Beach Grill
For a healthy late-night option, try the menu at Gary’s, which includes such dishes as turkey burgers, vegetarian fare and a turkey cheesesteak. It’s available from 10 p.m. until close.
2000 Highway One and New Orleans Street, Dewey Beach • 227-8519
The location in the heart of Dewey Beach offers its late-night menu from 10 p.m. until close. Crab balls, burgers, sliders and a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich are among the selections. There is no late-night menu at Hammerheads Dockside, which is open during the summer, because it closes at 10 p.m.
1818 Coastal Hwy., Dewey Beach • 227-7325
After 9 p.m., the dining—and drinking—activity moves to the bar area, where there is a bar menu.
39064 Harpoon Road, Fenwick Island • 539-3095
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 in Lewes. Both have bar fare, including nachos and wings.
105 Union St., Milton • 684-8889
213 Anglers Road, Lewes • 645-6888
The Irish coffee at Irish Eyes.//photo by maria deforrest
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
The Rehoboth location’s late-night menu, offered after 10 p.m., has 18 offerings, including flatbreads.
19815 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth • 260-8000
Lefty’s Alley & Eats
On weekends, Lefty’s is open until 1 a.m., and the late-night menu is the same as the happy hour menu. Expect noshes such as crab dip, broccoli-bacon tots and wings as well as gourmet pizzas.
36450 Plaza Road, Lewes • 864-6000
When Nalu opens in Dewey Beach in March, expect a late-night menu—with items such as poke bowls—to appear around 10 p.m.
1308 Coastal Hwy., Dewey Beach • 227-1449
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
After 10 p.m., you can get everything but the specials, entrées and flatbreads.
15 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 278-7433
The Del. 1 eatery is open 24 hours.
19219 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach • 227-0908
When this hotspot is in full swing, the late-night menu is offered after 10 p.m.
113 Dickinson St., Dewey Beach • 227-3888
The late-night menu begins at 10 p.m.
2009 Coastal Hwy., Dewey Beach • 227-4600
The full menu is available until close, which is 1 a.m. during the summer season and all but Monday and Tuesday in the off-season.
2000 Coastal Hwy., Unit 102, Dewey Beach • 227-9000
Stingray Sushi Bar & Asian Grill
Peruse the late-night and sushi-sashimi menu from 9 p.m. until midnight on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday, and 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
The original turkey cheesesteak at Gary’s Dewey Beach Grill.//photo by maria deforrest
Summer House Bar & Restaurant
The special late-night menu is available at the bar from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Selections include sandwiches, chicken Caesar salad and a few appetizers.
228 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 227-3895
Unless this food truck has a gig, it’s generally parked outside of Big Chill Surf Cantina on Del. 1 and is open every day from noon until 1 a.m. for those craving chicken tinga tacos. Call ahead to order.
19406 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach • 226-TACO
Wheelhouse at Fisherman’s Wharf
The menu slims down at 10 p.m., but there are still substantial offerings, such as tacos, sliders and a pulled pork sandwich.
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.
1904 Coastal Hwy., Dewey Beach • 260-9945
Zogg’s Raw Bar & Grill
The late-night “pub grub” menu kicks in at 9 p.m. and is available until 12:45 a.m.
1 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 227-7660