Here at Precision Door of Delaware, we’re lucky to call a city as multi-faceted and fun as Newark our home base. And when it comes to Newark’s culinary scene, there’s something for everyone, from topnotch bars to fine dining.

To help our Delaware residents experience more of what Newark has to offer, we put together a list of the best eateries in the area that you have to try, listed in alphabetical order below.

Caffe Gelato

Masterfully prepared European cuisine and an upscale dining atmosphere make a great match, and Caffe Gelato’s chefs and staff have it down to a T. If you’re looking for a special spot for celebrating an anniversary, birthday, or achievement, this is it. Try one of their heralded entrée favorites like the grilled filet mignon with green peppercorn and roasted shallots or one of their made-from-scratch pastas like the lobster and shrimp ricotta gnocchi. 

Superb service, well-developed flavors, and a huge wine selection ensure that your meal is one to remember. Just save room for dessert: Caffe Gelato makes 24 revolving flavors of their refreshing and indulgent gelato right on the premises!

Grain on Main

Fresh food, craft brews, and live music unite at Newark’s rustic and down-to-earth gastropub Grain on Main. “Out of the box” is a phrase that perfectly describes Grain on Main’s offerings, from the beer list to the menu to the music stage. Their ingenious takes on traditional bar bites are beyond tasty, with fun and flavorful shareable plates like Cubano Flatbread that brings together pulled pork, Not Your Father’s Rootbeer glazed ham, Swiss, and a house mustard sauce.

Check out their Beer Bible to learn a thing or two about the native craft brews on tap and enjoy live acoustic music Wednesday through Saturday as local and national artists soundtrack the grain house with original tunes.


Combining a seasonally inspired menu that makes super fresh seafood the star of the show, topnotch service, and a modest approach to premium eats, Newark restaurant Skipjack believes in fine dining for all!

Favorite Skipjack menu offerings include their delicious Crispy Pork Belly Confit appetizer and their luscious Crab Imperial Stuffed Lobster Tails that are packed with Old Bay-seasoned potatoes, grilled corn, baby spinach, and a tomato-caper butter.

Whether you choose to do drinks and small plates in the Skipjack bar and lounge or a sit-down meal in their swanky, sun-filled dining room, you’re in for a true culinary treat.

Stone Balloon Alehouse

Since 1972, the Stone Balloon Alehouse has been a dynamic force in the Newark community. Today’s Stone Balloon blooms with a unique menu selection and creative beer and cocktail offerings, all of which hold a hint of the Stone Balloon of before.

The Stone Balloon proclaims their food “Comfort Food, Playfully Reimagined” and that certainly holds up with a quick glimpse of their order-ready items, including Beef & Bacon Lollipops, Crab Tots, and something called a Glass of Bacon—cherrywood smoked bacon coated with peppercorns and honey. (Are you drooling yet?) Lagers, ales, and IPAs compose Stone Balloon’s flowing brew menu, and there’s even local red and white wines on tap.

Make a Reservation at One of Newark, DE’s Best Restaurants

It’s time to get out and experience the culinary wonders that are right in your backyard! Follow the links in each feature to make your reservation with one of these standout Newark restaurants today!