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Sep 2, 2010 01:55 PM

Good Hole in the Walls? Wilmington DE

Looking for a new hole in the wall spot to try. Any suggestions? All types of food are welcome, seedy is fine with me too.

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  1. I'm a fan of Alpha Pizza on Rt 4 in Newport. It's a family run pizza place- no delivery, no menus, but you can use the drive thru window from when it was a Wendy's years ago. Their pizza is a Greek style pizza (saucy, thick crust), and they have a killer stromboli. Their breakfast sandwiches are no joke either. Their sausage has to be fresh or just a really good brand because it's delicious.

    Alpha Pizza
    1402 E Newport Pike, Wilmington, DE 19804

    1. My favorite holes in the wall are Mexican, specifically tacos. There is a whole thread on CH from years ago that explored Wilmington's taco options:

      Kahl-Bee Korean *used* to be a hole in the wall, but isn't one any more. It's still good though.

      I am also fond of some of the BBQ holes in the wall, although some people disagree with me on those. Sunset Grill on Rte 9 in New Castle is my favorite close to home.

      Kahl-Bee Korean Restaurant
      2011 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, DE 19805

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      1. re: travelmad478

        Nice tips. I love Mexican and live very close to El Toro and El Pique. I frequent those two places a lot. I'll be sure to check out the others. Is Kahl-Bee the place in Elsemere?

        El Toro
        624 N Union St, Wilmington, DE 19805

        1. re: in bocca

          Yes (Elsmere is the mother lode of holes-in-the-wall). They expanded into the neighborhing storefront about 7-8 years ago--it's no longer a tiny place where you had to walk through the kitchen to get to the bathroom, but the food's still great!

          1. re: travelmad478

            Charlie's Pizza near Claymont, just off Harvey Rd. Good pizza and really good calzones and strombolis. There's like 2 seats in the entire place so figure on take-out.

      2. I'm a big fan of Taqueria Los Primos at the intersection of Newport Gap Pike and Old Capitol Trail (behind Price's Corner). $2.25 and you literally watch them make your damn tortilla right in front of you and toss it on the griddle. Be prepared to speak rudimentary spanish when placing your order - bistek = beef, pastor = pork, chorizo (obvious), and the place is so tipico that they have tripe and tongue too. Their menudo is probably pretty amazing but they are always sold out when I go!

        Taqueria Los Primos
        3322 Old Capitol Trl, Wilmington, DE 19808

        1. I posted a description of the Chicken House a couple of days ago. It's a Peruvian place on Rt. 2, and definitely a "hole in the wall."

          The Chicken House
          1224 Capitol Trl, Newark, DE 19711

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          1. re: CindyJ

            Would El Diablo in Trolley Square be considered a hole-in-the wall? Maybe (it is small) but maybe not (kinda upscale and not at all seedy). But it is very good!

            1. re: CindyJ

              But TCH is not in Wilmington....

              1. re: scoopG

                When you're on the Kirkwood Highway, it's hard to tell where Wilmington ends and Newark begins. :)