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    Betsy Ross Pizza

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Nov 13, 2006

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    Betsy Ross Pizza is a small chain with about four locations in central Delaware: Harrington, Smyrna, and Dover (2). I have had their pizza twice -- the first time, it was an excellent pepperoni pie. The second was 1/2 pepperoni and 1/2 mushrooms. The pepperoni was good like before, but the mushrooms had an odd cardboard taste. Their crust is thicker than New York Style, maybe 3/4 inch to 1 inch in depth. They are also very fast if you pickup at their restaurant -- my last order took only 15 minutes. They also deliver.

    A large one-topping pizza is about $12, so it is a little more expensive than some of the national chains.

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    Franco's Italian

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Nov 13, 2006

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    I'm seeing a theme in Dover of many good Italian places being in small strip shopping centers. Add Franco's to the list along with Mare Monti and Bella Villa. It is at the intersection of Route 10 and Highway 1 near McDonald's. I had a great Italian sausage sandwich, and they also have many other sandwiches, pizza by the slice, and a few Italian main courses.

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    Vietnamese Restaurant Noodle House

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Nov 13, 2006

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    Hidden in a little shopping center, this Vietnamese restaurant is a real gem. More authentic then Viet Kieu (according to my Vietnamese friend and based on my personal experience in Vietnam), this place is very good. The pho is certainly up to par and everyone loves the number 23 (BBQ Park over vermicelli)! Prices are low and the quality is high.

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    Touchdown Sports Bar

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Nov 13, 2006

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    Touchdown is another typical sports bar located on the south side of Dover. The night I was there, draft Miller Lite's were only $1. I had a very tasty Touchdown Burger for about $6.00. They also have a good variety of nice dinners and a separate dining area for family dining. I really enjoyed the hot wings ($6.95) which were spicy, but sweetly flavorful. The cheese steak sandwich was very good ($7.70). French fries are an additional $1.50 on top of the price on any sandwiches, otherwise you're stuck with chips.

    This is definitely one of the friendliest bars in Dover. The bartenders are great and the patrons are fun to be around. Furthermore, this is one of the few bars that have NTN trivia if you really need something to keep you busy.

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    Where Pigs Fly - Loockerman/Du Pont Hwy

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Nov 13, 2006

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    Where Pigs Fly is Dover's best Barbecue joint. It is a nice restaurant at a great location on the corner of Loockerman St and Du Pont Highway. They (of course) specialize in BBQ including ribs, brisket, sausage, and chicken. They also have a few non-BBQ entrees such as baked chicken if you are not a BBQ lover. Their sandwiches are good, but be sure to ask for them with the cole slaw on the side (and not on top) if you've never tried coleslaw on your BBQ sandwich! Most meals here are under $10 with the exception of the dinner combos.

    There's a reason locals call this place "Where Pigs Die!"

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    The Lobby House: Good Food, Iffy Service

    by Lhenne1 Written Sep 21, 2006

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    I've been to the Lobby House countless times because it's an easy place for new people to find and has good wings. That being said, with the exception of once or twice, the service is slow and spotty at best. While the food is good, I'd suggest going in the evenings for drinks and maybe something small to much on at the bar. You'll save yourself time and frustration.

    The ambience is casual and the restaurant itself is nice, with large screen TVs and a fireplace. On weekends it tends to be crowded with the 30-35 yr old crowd and the overflow from Smithers up the street.

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    Vietnamese Restaurant: My first bite of Vietnamese

    by Lhenne1 Written Sep 21, 2006

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    So on one of my last days in Dover, Joe and I grabbed Vietnamese food for lunch. Now I understand why people like noodle bowls so much! I had a beef brisket bowl and we split some rice-paper rolls. It was all really good. A nice little place to stop for lunch.

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    Sambo's Tavern: Great Crabs!

    by Lhenne1 Written Sep 4, 2006

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    This tavern on the water is open seasonally and serves great Maryland crabs and local seafood (scallops, shrimp, flounder, etc). A lot of the fish comes fried, but you can get it grilled if you'd prefer a healthier alternative. The staff is a lively group of women and the owner is pretty much always sitting by the bar chatting with customers. Feel free to get messy, the place is covered in newspapers.

    Since it is a tavern, you need to be 21 to get in, so this is not a family spot. But grab a seat in the back room and you can look out onto the water at the crabboats coming in.

    Sambo's is only open from April to November. But it is open seven days a week during those months. They only serve fresh crabs in season, so they might not have any until May each year. Prime crab season is in the fall.

    Favorite Dish: Steamed crabs smothered in Old Bay seasoning with shrimp and french fries.

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    Sambo's Tavern -- Leipsic

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Aug 11, 2006

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    Sambo's is a great dockside seafood restaurant in Leipsic (pronounced lip-sick), Delaware about 5 miles northeast of Dover. It has been in this location for over 50 years, selling crabs and fish fresh off the boat. Their sandwiches include soft-shell crabs & crab cakes for about $10 & their dinners range from $10-25 for crabs, shellfish, and fish. The seafood platters are a good choice; one has fried fish, oysters, clam strips, scallops, shrimp and fries ($20), while the other adds a tasty crab cake ($23). But you can't beat the fresh crabs... a very nice meal for two with 6 crabs, 10 steamed shrimp, fries, and onion rings will run you about $43, depending on the price of crab.

    Sambo's is a seasonal restaurant, only open from April to November. But it is open seven days a week during those months. They only serve fresh crabs in season, so they might not have any until May each year. Prime crab season is in the fall.

    Note: Sambo's is a TAVERN, not a restaurant, so no one under 21 may enter. Don't bring your kids unless you want to leave them playing in the street while you enjoy your mouthwatering crab-cake sandwich (hey, that might be a good idea...)!

    Take a look at the maps on the walls of where their customers are from. People from all over the world have enjoyed dinner at Sambo's. Looks like a few drunk locals have also stuck their name tags in unusual locations like Siberia....

    I visited on a Monday night in April and they had live music... one guy with a synthesizer and guitar. It was casual and enjoyable as he played a great mix of oldies, country songs, and Jimmy Buffett.

    Sambo's is also a favorite with the NASCAR crowd. Not only is the place packed over NASCAR weekend, but many famous drivers including Darrell Waltrip have enjoyed a meal here! I went to Sambo's on the Friday before the September 2005 NASCAR race and I saw drivier Jamie McMurray and millionaire car owner Richard Childress.

    Dress is very, very casual... blue jeans and a T-shirt are adequate. They do not take credit cards; cash only!

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    Pizza Delight by Giacomo, Capriottis, China

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Oct 17, 2005

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    Just outside of Dover Air Force Base's north gate are three of my favorite lunch spots: Pizza Delight by Giacomo, Capriottis, China. All three are located side by side by side in the Gateway South Plaza. Some days I don't decide where I'm eating until I pull into the parking lot and see the three storefronts.

    As its name implies, Pizza Delight specializes in pizza, along with strombolis, sandwiches, and pasta. They have a take-out counter and a fairly large seating area. The pizza-by-the-slice is always good, along with their special Giaco-boli -- the large stromboli with Giacomo's special ingredients. Beer is available. (302-698-1500) They have another location in the Greentree Shopping Center on Route 8 in West Dover.

    Capriottis has no seating area, just a take-out counter. Their menu is mainly hot and cold sandwiches, including their not-so-famous "Bobby" which is basically Thanksgiving dinner on a bun (turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and gravy). They also offer the "Slaw-be-jo", "Cran Slam", and the "Cole Turkey." Sandwiches are $5.25 to $6.75 for smalls, on up to $11+ for larges. (302-698-3090). They too have a second location on Route 8, right beside the other Pizza Delight! Capriotti's has numerous other locations across the nation.

    "China Chinesefood" is what the sign says. Great, authentic Chinese food is what they offer to their customers. Just a hole-in-the-wall restaurant hidden in the back corner of this shopping center, China is run by a husband and wife who immigrated from Shanghai years ago. They offer the standard fare of Chinese foods, but nothing beats their combo lunch of two main courses and fried or sticky rice for only $4.75. I can't get enough of their Schezuan chicken or beef along with General Tso's chicken. The restaurant only seats 10, so most people get their food to go. The restrooms involve an adventurous walk outside, through the back door, and across the kitchen.

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    Countrie Eatery

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Sep 29, 2005

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    Though they seem to have trouble spelling, the staff at Countrie Eatery has no problems cooking. This is my favorite spot in Dover for a good, hearty American breakfast, and it sits in a nice location on the edge of Silver Lake. The prices are very good -- three of us ate nice breakfasts for only $12.00.

    Lunch and dinner are also available, but I haven't had the chance to give either a shot, yet.

    Countrie Eatery and Atwoods (formerly the Blue Coat Inn) were once owned by the same family, but after an infamous murder-for-hire mystery, they are now separated by a wall of Jersey barriers.

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    Sorentinos: Cheap eats

    by acemj Written Jul 24, 2005

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    I stopped in at Sorentinos for a quick breakfast on my way through Dover toward Rehoboth Beach. The waitress called me "hun" each time she came to my table and the service was quick. Inside it looks like a simple diner, although there is a bar in a separate area. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and the roadside location makes it a convenient place to stop for a quick bite.

    Favorite Dish: I had eggs over easy and three pancakes. Neither was exceptional, but it certainly was decent. The total bill was $6.50.

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    WT Smithers

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Jan 22, 2005

    WT Smithers is a restaurant during the day and evening hours, but after the sun goes down, it becomes one of Dover's better night spots. For dinner, I enjoyed a good pizza along with a fresh draft Dogfish Head beer. I did make the mistake of sitting at the bar where I was virtually ignored by the barkeep. I started passing my orders through the kitchen staff just to keep from dying of thirst.

    My second visit there was much improved, possibly because I came with a group of girls so the bartender had more reason to stop by occasionally.

    Subsequent visits have been hit-or-miss with the hired help. If you can find Wendy, she is great. The young guy at the bar is kind of a punk...

    Smithers also offers some great dinners such as seafood and pasta and pork chops. I was very pleased the few times I had dinner here. Main courses run $15 to $20.

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    JW's Sports Bar

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Jan 22, 2005

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    JW's is the classic American sports bar. It has 2 pool tables, about 30 TVs with plenty of live sports via satellite, and approximately 10 beers on tap. The have a good menu specializing in "grinders" (or subs) and chicken wings. JW's also offers steaks and a few other large meals.

    My last visit, I enjoyed 2 beers and a crab cake sandwich for under $10, so the price is right.

    Wednesday is 25 cent hot wing night. Minimum order is 20 wings for $5, and the special price only applies to hot wings, not their other great flavors.

    This is a great spot to catch a football game or NASCAR race on Sunday.

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    Jake's Hamburgers

    by Ewingjr98 Written Jul 13, 2004

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    Jake's is a great place to stop for a quick hamburger in a unique setting for a fast food restaurant. It is located on Route 33, just south of where Du Pont Highway turns southwest. The burgers are inexpensive at about $1.75 for a single, and their milkshakes are supposed to be some of the best around. There isn't a lot of seating in the restaurant, and they are very busy from 11:30 to 12:30, so arrive early or late if you can.

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