Where to Find the Tastiest Late Night Restaurant in Delaware


After a movie, a concert, or a late shift, you might want to grab something to eat before heading home. After pandemic-related closures, it's becoming increasingly difficult to find a good late-night snack. However, convenience stores, sub shops and fast food restaurants are not the only options. Here are some restaurants in Delaware that can cater to the crowd after 10 p.m.

Please note that menu items and hours may change depending on the season. Some restaurants close early on slow evenings, despite posted opening hours. “If you are without customers for 30 minutes after 10 p.m., they will probably close,” an insider confided. If in doubt, call.


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

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

Buffalo Wild Wings
The national chain has a presence in the First State under Delaware-based High 5 Hospitality. Locations throughout Delaware are open until 11 p.m. on weekdays and midnight on weekends.

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

New Castle County

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

BBC Tavern and Grill
BBC is a good choice for a late night snack. The kitchen is open until 1am every evening and offers the full menu until business slows down (usually around 9:30pm) and then switches to a smaller dinner menu. Options include a hummus plate, nachos, pretzels, chicken wings, fried cauliflower and more.
4019 Kennett Pke., Greenville • 655-3785

Catherine Rooney
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. Also look out for salads, burgers and pinsa pizza.
1616 Delaware Ave., Wilmington • 654-9700

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

The copper drama
The Greenville Bar is open until 1 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday and until 11 p.m. on Sundays and Mondays. Enjoy small dishes and hand-mixed cocktails until late into the night.
3826 Kennett Pke., Wilmington • 256-0535

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

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

Homemade cafe
Home Grown's late-night menu includes dishes like southwest chili, nachos, veggie and classic burgers, hummus and more. This high street hotspot is open until 1am every day except Sunday, then closes at midnight.
126 E. Main St., Newark • 266-6993

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

Kid Shelleen's Charcoal House & Saloon
At Kid Shelleen's original location, the dinner menu is served 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 until 1:00 every evening. 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 store is open 24 hours, seven days a week.
407 Marsh Rd., Wilmington • 762-6030

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

Mexican Post
Keep an eye on the clock. The kitchen closes one hour before closing time, i.e. at 1 a.m. from Wednesday to Saturday.
3100 Naamans Rd., Wilmington • 478-3939

Santa Fe Mexican Grill
The Newark restaurant is open until 1 a.m. 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 the entire menu by 1am every day of the week.
9C University Plz., Newark • 738-0758

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

Smiley's Diner
This classic Newark restaurant is open 24 hours a day and offers classic breakfast options like steak and eggs, omelettes, pancakes, French toast and more.
1025 Christiana Rd., Newark • 533-6355

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

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

Kent County

EasySpeak Spirits
There is a late night menu of pizzas and quesadillas between 9pm and 10pm on weekdays and is open from 11pm to 1am on Fridays and Saturdays.
586 Milford-Harrington Hwy., Milford • 503-3313

McGlynn's Pub
The Dover location is open until 1 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 p.m. on Sundays. The full menu is available.
800 N. State St., Dover • 674-0144

Sussex County

Note that during the off-season, many restaurants along the Sussex County coast are closed early in the week and close earlier in the evening.

Arena's Deli & Bar
In the city center, the entire menu is available until closing time, which is 11 p.m. on weekends.
149 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 227-1272

Conch Island Key West Bar and Grill
Known for its live music, Conch Island Restaurant serves the full menu until closing time, which is 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays in the off-season and every evening during the season.
207 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 226-9378

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

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

Irish eyes
Both locations are open until 1 a.m. seven days a week, but the evening menu is slightly different. For example, in Milton you'll find deli sandwiches on the list, and in Lewes you'll find a shrimp lettuce wrap and steamed crabs. Both offer bar food, 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 features many of the same items as the happy hour menu.
36450 Plaza Rd., Lewes • 864-6000

Purple parrot
Order outside the regular menu until last call, which is between 10pm and 1am 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 10pm you can get everything except the specials, appetizers and flatbreads.
15 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 278-7433

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

Starboard raw
The full menu is available until closing time, which is Fridays and Saturdays at 1am in the low season and every evening in the summer season.
2000 Coastal Hwy., Unit 102, Dewey Beach • 227-9000

Stingray Sushi Bar & Asian Grill
Browse the late night menu on Fridays and Saturdays from 10pm to 1am. 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
At 10 p.m. the menu gets smaller, but there are still extensive offerings like tacos and sliders.
7 Anglers Rd., Lewes • 645-8862

Woody's Dewey Beach
Dinner time ends at 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. After that, the late night menu applies. Luckily, the famous crab cake is there. Plus, enjoy items like a shrimp pretzel, wings, or pepperoni pizza.
1904 Coastal Hwy., Dewey Beach • 260-9945

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