What a year! 2020 is coming to a close, and Delaware’s restaurants are ready to celebrate—in a safe way. Staying out at your favorite local establishment all night isn’t in the cards this year while the state’s current COVID-19 guidelines require local bars and restaurants to close by 10 p.m. Instead, consider grabbing dinner earlier in the evening or food to-go for when you watch the ball drop at midnight from the comfort of your home.
The Blue Hen is featuring a special New Year’s Eve menu in addition to their regular menu. Call for reservations.
33 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 278-7842
The New Year’s Eve takeout package at Columbus Inn feeds 4-6 for $250, and features hors d’oeuvres, selections from the raw bar, signature crab cakes, filet mignon and more. Call for details.
2216 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington • 571-1492
Visit Irish Eyes in Lewes on New Year’s Eve between 6–9 p.m. and enjoy a three course plated dinner with a complimentary glass of house wine or Champagne for $75.
213 Anglers Road, Lewes • 645-6888
Hotel Du Pont’s Le Cavalier is offering a New Year’s Eve dine-in menu, as well as New Year’s takeout packages. Get more information and make reservations at lecavalierde.com.
42 West 11th St., Wilmington • 594-3154
Wave goodbye to 2020 with New Year’s Eve packages to-go at Limestone BBQ & Bourbon. Choose from the Bye Bye 2020 BBQ Buffet or Bring on 2021 Brisket Feast. Get more information on the restaurant’s Facebook page.
2062 Limestone Road, Wilmington • 274-2085
Cheers to the new year with dinner at Market Kitchen & Bar. Reservations are recommended, and discounted room rates are available for anyone who wants to spend the night.
100 Continental Dr, Newark • 631-1551
The Pines is offering a four-course prix fixe New Year’s Eve Menu plus a glass of sparkling wine for $90 per person, or a dinner and a show package for $115 per person. Get more information at thepinesrb.com.
56 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 567-2726
The Ropewalk in Bethany Beach is offering a special New Year’s Eve menu, plus a complimentary glass of Champagne with the purchase of an entree.
107 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach • 537-1330
Victoria’s Restaurant at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel is offering a five-course prix fixe menu this New Year’s Eve in the dining room or on the outdoor patio. Call for reservations.
2 Olive Ave. & the Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach • 227-0615