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Best choices in Newark, DE

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I'm visiting Newark, DE for a few days and want to know where are the best places to eat in town. I'm open minded about the type of food--what are some local highlights and 'must-eat' restaurants? Thanks!

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  1. I am hardly an expert-a native new yorker, but spend much time in Newark. Some palces I have recently enjoyed include Nonnas, a wonderful italian restaurant, Firebirds, a weood grilling place. Both look unassuming from the outside but have nice ambiance and good food. They are not inexpensive however. Both relatively close to each other-on route 4 I believe.
    There is always Cafe Gelato downtown Newark, but I find it a bit pricey, and loud and usually wait for a 2x1 special. Thats all for now, but there are more...

    1. Nonna's is great (for everything but the risotto). Potstickers is a pan-asian place that has nice stuff. The Elkton Hotel in Elkton. MD is a regulation crab place. Cafe Gelato is noisy and expensive for what you get. The tapas place just outside of town called Ole something or other has been a disappointment. Tapas are underseasoned and a bit too greasy .

      1. WE love Home Grown Cafe which is on Main downtown Newark. they have everything from soup to nuts . I have never had a bad meal there.

        1. A chowhound post about Newark DE from not so long ago....
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/611752

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