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Mar 7, 2011 12:05 PM

Nephew attends U of D. Anything near campus chow worthy?

Favorite nephew attends University of Delaware. Is there anything close to campus that's really good? In the mood for tapas/small tastes. We're not sparked by the burger craze, but any cuisine is fine with us. Thanks to you all!

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  1. Ristorante Nonna in Christiana, Stone Balloon Wine Bar in Newark, and Fair Hill Inn In Fair Hill MD

    Fair Hill Inn
    3370 Singerly Rd, Elkton, MD 21921

    1. Newark is, if anything, an even harder place to find good chow than Wilmington, but there are a few options. There is a tapas place, Ole Tapas ( Home Grown Cafe is not bad ( but I wouldn't really go out of my way to eat there--it is a music venue, so that's the draw, more than the food. Stone Balloon Winehouse gets some mentions but I was not particularly blown away when I ate there. There are a couple of Vietnamese places (Saigon and Little Saigon) and a Korean place, Korean BBQ.

      Newark is very much a college town, and it is pretty geared toward student-quality and student-priced food. If you are ready to drive 20-30 minutes, there are more good places to eat in Wilmington. Please do a search; there are many threads on this board about restaurants in the area. Fair Hill Inn, in nearby Elkton, is also worth a try.

      Little Saigon
      2938 Ogletown Rd, Newark, DE 19713

      Fair Hill Inn
      3370 Singerly Rd, Elkton, MD 21921

      Stone Balloon Winehouse
      115 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19711

      Ole Tapas
      1126 Capitol Trl, Newark, DE 19711

      1. Right on campus -- the best kept secret in DE -- Vita Nova, upstairs at the Trebant Center. Not tapas, but extraordinarily good food.

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        1. re: CindyJ

          I am grateful to all of you. I believe we're scheduled for this weekend. I'll let you know. Thanks again.

        2. I agree with travelmad on the suggestions for you. I also like Sinclairs Cafe on Main Street for a good breakfast. They usually have specials too. Driving into Wilmington would be your best bet for a good dinner and isn't a hassle at all to do.

          Sinclairs Cafe Ltd
          177 E Main St, Newark, DE 19711

          1. I really enjoy the Stone Ballon Winehouse - especially anything made with the housemade bacon. For small plates i like the quail, beet salad and salmon salad. I must say that I prefer the small plates to a regular main course - the small plates seem to be prepared with more thought.