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Best of Delaware 2011: Food and Restaurants: Sunday Brunch: Hotel du Pont in Wilmington: The Starboard in Dewey Beach: Deerfield Golf & Tennis Club in Newark: At the Beach: The Buttery Restaurant in Lewes: Victoria's Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach


Readers | Upstate

Hotel du Pont
11th & Market streets, Wilmington, 594-3100, hoteldupont.com

Readers | Downstate

The Starboard
2009 Highway One, Dewey Beach, 227-4600, thestarboard.com


Deerfield Golf & Tennis Club
507 Thompson Station Road, Newark, 368-6640, deerfieldgolfclub.com
After Sunday service, go to foodie heaven. At Deerfield, the buffet tables stretch for miles, piled high with fresh shellfish, cheeses, pastries and desserts, omelet and waffle stations, every kid’s favorite cereal, ice cream and more. The view of the golf course is gorgeous. 

Sunday Brunch at the Beach | Critics


The Buttery Restaurant, Victoria’s Restaurant
The Buttery, 102 Second St., Lewes, 645-7755, butteryrestaurant.com
Victoria’s, 2 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-0615, boardwalkplaza.com/victorias-restaurant

You won’t find a stampede to a buffet at The Buttery. You will be waited on, all the while marveling at complimentary pastries and breadstuffs and delighting in fresh fruits delivered post haste. The loaded buffet at Victoria’s is only half the story. The other is feeling the sun as it rises over the ocean—and you have a perfect seat for watching.