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Best American Restaurants in Newark

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Newark Restaurants

Vita Nova - University of DelawareVita Nova - University of Delaware
401 reviews
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Contemporary American | Newark, Delaware

Food is absolutely excellent. Small, appropriately sized portions. Service had quite a few hiccups, for example drinks sitting empty for 10+ minutes. Also poured some of my beer on the table, then took what was left in the bottle away instead of leaving it. I chalk this up to it being nervous and inexperienced students. Unique experience, will go again. More

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Taverna Rustic Italian - NewarkTaverna Rustic Italian - Newark
153 reviews
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Italian | Newark, Delaware

Outstanding server - the best at this restaurant More

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La Casa PastaLa Casa Pasta
366 reviews
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Italian | Newark, Delaware

this is a great restaurant with wonderful food and ambiance. I suggest this to anyone who is looking for good Italian food More

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Nordstrom Grill – Christiana Mall NewarkNordstrom Grill – Christiana Mall Newark
91 reviews
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Contemporary American | Newark, Delaware

Took my wife here for dinner after a day of errands and shopping. Beautiful space, clubby decor, and extremely friendly staff. Everything was fresh, made from scratch, and seasoned perfectly. We shared the small house salad - fresh greens and a dressing that was perfectly balanced. Delicious! For entrees my wife had fish and chips, and I ordered the chefs special wild salmon Oscar. The fish in the fish and chips was halibut, the batter light and crispy, and no oily or soggy fish after frying. My wife said it was fantastic! My Salmon Oscar was sockeye filet marinated and grilled over creamer Kale and topped with lemon butter sautéed crab meat. This was easily one of the best preparations of wild sockeye salmon I have ever tasted! Absolutely perfect and scrumptious! Nordstrom Grill is a hidden gem in Christiana Mall - hands down the best restaurant at the mall. This will be one of our regular stops for dinner - it’s that good. More

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Iron Hill Brewery - NewarkIron Hill Brewery - Newark
1237 reviews
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American | Newark, Delaware

Great food, service and beer. Atmosphere was fun for the family. More

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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - WilmingtonFirebirds Wood Fired Grill - Wilmington
616 reviews
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American | Newark, Delaware

I made a birthday reservation for my daughter’s 16th Birthday. The guest list was 18!! Firebirds was more than accommodating and the servers did an excellent job! Thank you for making this occasion special! More

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Caffe GelatoCaffe Gelato
1322 reviews
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Italian | Newark, Delaware

My daughter attends the University of Delaware and this is one of our favorite dining spots when we visit. More

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Bahama Breeze - Newark - Christiana MallBahama Breeze - Newark - Christiana Mall
190 reviews
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Caribbean | Newark, Delaware

This is a great to relax have a good meal , quiet enough to have a conversation and drinks ! More

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DeerfieldDeerfield
712 reviews
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Contemporary American | Newark, Delaware

My wife and I went for the Sunday brunch and it was amazing. They had everything you could ever want and more. A carving station with steak, turkey, ham and rack of lamb. Seafood including steamed crab legs, crab cakes, ahi tuna, salmon and smoked trout. Also an omlet station. A wall of special donuts and deserts. The chef also makes eggs benedict, just let the server know when you want it. The price is not bad for what you get. More

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Deer Park TavernDeer Park Tavern
152 reviews
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American | Newark, Delaware

We stopped in for brunch on a Saturday afternoon. The Bloody Mary Bar was fabulous! I had the Tuna Sashimi salad. The tuna was fresh and cooked perfectly. The greens were fresh as well. My husband had the Frittata which he said was excellent. Would highly recommend. More

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McGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Polly DrummondMcGlynns Pub & Restaurant - Polly Drummond
107 reviews
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American | Newark, Delaware

Our server, Claire, was awesome. Attentive, and friendly! More

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Bertucci's - ChristianaBertucci's - Christiana
21 reviews
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Italian | Newark, Delaware

Had a great coupon. Great server. Great food. Would definitely return & recommend to a friend! More

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BRIO Tuscan Grille - Newark - ChristianaBRIO Tuscan Grille - Newark - Christiana
590 reviews
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Italian | Newark, Delaware

We enjoy a great dinner and had a very nice waiter that was very pleasant and quick with our food! More

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Blue Crab GrillBlue Crab Grill
468 reviews
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Seafood | Newark, Delaware

We really enjoyed our evening. The food and service were excellent. More

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Market Kitchen & Bar FKA: Brasserie GrilleMarket Kitchen & Bar FKA: Brasserie Grille
11 reviews
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Contemporary American | Newark, Delaware

The waitress was amazing! The food was a little under seasoned but the overall experience was nice. More

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Santa Fe Mexican Grill & Bar - NewarkSanta Fe Mexican Grill & Bar - Newark
78 reviews
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Mexican | Newark, Delaware

Walked into Santa Fe, the noise level was absolutely crazy, but that is the bar side. We were seated in the restaurant side...much quieter. Our waitress was amazing, very attentive. The food was delicious. I ordered the chicken fajitas, OUTSTANDING! I can't wait to go back. More

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TGI FRIDAYS - NewarkTGI FRIDAYS - Newark
17 reviews
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American | Newark, Delaware

Our server Avery was AWESOME! Excellent customer service, knowledgeable of menu items and make additional reccomendations! Best TGIFRIDAYS service in years! More

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J B Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - NewarkJ B Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - Newark
6 reviews
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American | Newark, Delaware

We do frequent Dawson's and have always been pleased. This most recent visit was no exception to that. We were able to request our favorite server (Victoria) and she was excellent as always fulfilling our picky sons strange requests. She is very attentive and and food comes out perfect. We will of course be back. This visit we partook in the Monday all you can eat ribs and they were so tasty! More

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Red Lobster - NewarkRed Lobster - Newark
2 reviews
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Seafood | Newark, Delaware

Red Lobster welcomes you by offering PRIORITY SEATING to reduce your wait time in the restaurant, so you can spend more time doing the things you love. Or, come enjoy a drink at our bar and a Tasting Plate while you wait. Red Lobster is the world's largest and most loved seafood restaurant company, offering high quality, freshly-prepared seafood, sourced in a way that is traceable, sustainable and responsible. We offer lunch and dinner daily, featuring classics like our Ultimate Feast®, Garlic Shrimp Scampi and Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, and feature limited time flavors and preparations during events like Lobsterfest®, Crabfest® and Endless Shrimp®. And, who can resist our famous warm and cheesy Cheddar Bay Biscuits®? To learn more visit www.redlobster.comMore

Newark Diners' Choice Winners

Newark's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Vita Nova - University of DelawareVita Nova - University of Delaware
401 reviews
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Contemporary American | Newark, Delaware

Food is absolutely excellent. Small, appropriately sized portions. Service had quite a few hiccups, for example drinks sitting empty for 10+ minutes. Also poured some of my beer on the table, then took what was left in the bottle away instead of leaving it. I chalk this up to it being nervous and inexperienced students. Unique experience, will go again. More

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Nordstrom Grill – Christiana Mall NewarkNordstrom Grill – Christiana Mall Newark
91 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Newark, Delaware

Took my wife here for dinner after a day of errands and shopping. Beautiful space, clubby decor, and extremely friendly staff. Everything was fresh, made from scratch, and seasoned perfectly. We shared the small house salad - fresh greens and a dressing that was perfectly balanced. Delicious! For entrees my wife had fish and chips, and I ordered the chefs special wild salmon Oscar. The fish in the fish and chips was halibut, the batter light and crispy, and no oily or soggy fish after frying. My wife said it was fantastic! My Salmon Oscar was sockeye filet marinated and grilled over creamer Kale and topped with lemon butter sautéed crab meat. This was easily one of the best preparations of wild sockeye salmon I have ever tasted! Absolutely perfect and scrumptious! Nordstrom Grill is a hidden gem in Christiana Mall - hands down the best restaurant at the mall. This will be one of our regular stops for dinner - it’s that good. More

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La Casa PastaLa Casa Pasta
366 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Newark, Delaware

this is a great restaurant with wonderful food and ambiance. I suggest this to anyone who is looking for good Italian food More

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Taverna Rustic Italian - NewarkTaverna Rustic Italian - Newark
153 reviews
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Italian | Newark, Delaware

Outstanding server - the best at this restaurant More

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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - WilmingtonFirebirds Wood Fired Grill - Wilmington
616 reviews
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American | Newark, Delaware

I made a birthday reservation for my daughter’s 16th Birthday. The guest list was 18!! Firebirds was more than accommodating and the servers did an excellent job! Thank you for making this occasion special! More

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Iron Hill Brewery - NewarkIron Hill Brewery - Newark
1237 reviews
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American | Newark, Delaware

Great food, service and beer. Atmosphere was fun for the family. More

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Caffe GelatoCaffe Gelato
1322 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Newark, Delaware

My daughter attends the University of Delaware and this is one of our favorite dining spots when we visit. More

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Bahama Breeze - Newark - Christiana MallBahama Breeze - Newark - Christiana Mall
190 reviews
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Caribbean | Newark, Delaware

This is a great to relax have a good meal , quiet enough to have a conversation and drinks ! More

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DeerfieldDeerfield
712 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Newark, Delaware

My wife and I went for the Sunday brunch and it was amazing. They had everything you could ever want and more. A carving station with steak, turkey, ham and rack of lamb. Seafood including steamed crab legs, crab cakes, ahi tuna, salmon and smoked trout. Also an omlet station. A wall of special donuts and deserts. The chef also makes eggs benedict, just let the server know when you want it. The price is not bad for what you get. More

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Santa Fe Mexican Grill & Bar - NewarkSanta Fe Mexican Grill & Bar - Newark
78 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Newark, Delaware

Walked into Santa Fe, the noise level was absolutely crazy, but that is the bar side. We were seated in the restaurant side...much quieter. Our waitress was amazing, very attentive. The food was delicious. I ordered the chicken fajitas, OUTSTANDING! I can't wait to go back. More

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Discover Newark

Newark, Delaware, is a vibrant location to visit for anyone looking for a wide variety of restaurants that cater to specific tastes. American food is still the primary staple in Newark, but the choices for international food are surprisingly vast for those new to the community. It is a great destination for a day trip that is home to several authentic Italian and Chinese establishments, but there are also multiple Mexican and Mediterranean eateries featuring everything from pulled chicken flauta to traditional moussaka. Traditional Japanese and Caribbean foods can also be found in Newark, ramen and oxtails being particular favorites. That is not to mention the seafood restaurants, local steakhouses, and pubs that offer casual dining in relaxed, scenic atmospheres for both locals and visitors.