Delaware Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Delaware

April 14, 2018 Kandra Bartel

Delaware is a city in and the county seat of Delaware County, Ohio, United States. Delaware was founded in 1808 and was incorporated in 1816. It is located near the center of Ohio, is about 30 miles (48 km) north of Columbus, and is part of the Columbus, Ohio Metropolitan Area. The population was 34,753 at the 2010 census, while the Columbus-Marion-Chillicothe, OH Combined Statistical Area has 2,002,604 people.
Things to do in Delaware

1. 12 West

12 W William St, Delaware, OH 43015-2319 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Southwestern, Mexican, American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner SGD 8 - SGD 28 +1 740-417-8156
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 137 reviews

12 West

In the heart of downtown Delaware, this modern comfortable restaurant serves quality Mexican cuisine along with classic midwest dishes in a Mexican flair. Starting with lunch thru our late night kitchen, come try refreshing margarita's, tasty taco's, and unique entree's like the green Chile meatloaf!

Reviewed By gary c - Carolina, Puerto Rico

12 West is a great little place in Delaware. I was the only one in for dinner at 4:00…. Pretty early!!! Great service by the staff. I had several drinks and the servers were super. Ana and Carla were the main two!!! Loved them!!!!!! I had a corn salad and chips and salsa…. Everything food wise was super duper!!!! This place is pretty cool!!!!!!!!!!

2. Whit's Frozen Custard

31 N Sandusky St, Delaware, OH 43015-1901 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch, Dinner +1 740-362-0715
Excellent
76%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 60 reviews

Whit's Frozen Custard

Reviewed By LibLady56 - Rushville, Indiana

Well it didn't cost a nickel, but then what does these days? We enjoyed some delicious custard dishes with a variety of toppings. There was constant traffic and it was a little cool outside, but that didn't stop people from enjoying this custard location. The counter help was very pleasant and helpful. A great stop to our visit to Delaware. Seating is limited, but on a nicer day people can sit outside or just venture in and leave.

3. Choffey's Coffee & Confections

17 W Winter St, Delaware, OH 43015-1948 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe +1 740-417-9406
Excellent
57%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

Choffey's Coffee & Confections

Reviewed By KouklaMu - Delaware, Ohio

They will make you any kind of caffeine experience you need (= Marie's candies are plentiful....homemade candy and coffee...yes please!

4. Hamburger Inn Diner

16 N Sandusky St, Delaware, OH 43015-1902 Delivery, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Television American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 8 +1 740-369-3850
Excellent
54%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 215 reviews

Hamburger Inn Diner

Reviewed By Sunnylas - Fremont, Ohio

My husband and I stopped in to try ...what else...but their hamburgers! The sandwiches and fries were very good. We also tried the grilled cinnamon roll, which was also good. The people were friendly, and the restaurant clean. We really enjoyed the diner atmosphere and will definitely go there again!

5. Ollie's Fine Ice Cream

19 S Franklin St, Delaware, OH 43015-2306 Takeout +1 740-363-6554
Excellent
74%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Ollie's Fine Ice Cream

Reviewed By slrenner71 - Columbus, Ohio

Great ice cream and very quaint place. Bring cash or you will be out of luck. So many great flavor a to choose from. We love walking there on sunny days. Check hours they are not always open.

6. Coffeeology

43 N Sandusky St, Delaware, OH 43015-1925 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover Cafe Drinks +1 740-417-9212
Excellent
82%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Coffeeology

Community oriented full-service Espresso Bar within a unique home/gift & antique store, comfy seating throughout & sit up bar. Handcrafted drinks using One Line & Brioso roasters!

Reviewed By Angelo S - Hilliard, Ohio

Reasonably good coffee mixed with an eclectic mix of "vintage" and antique items. It is an interesting mix concept, but the experience was slightly marred by a shortage of place to sit and a combination of smells (candles, "old things", etc.) along with the coffee. By no means am I a purist, but I would suggest doing your browsing first then grabbing a cup to either enjoy outside or to go.

7. Amato's Woodfired Pizza To Go

8 S Sandusky St, Delaware, OH 43015-2327 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 740-369-8797
Excellent
60%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 167 reviews

Amato's Woodfired Pizza To Go

Reviewed By gary c - Carolina, Puerto Rico

Stopped in last night for dinner and came away with two new additions to their great food. First was a chocolate/peanut butter porter beer called Sweet Baby Jesus!!! It was SO GOOD!!!!! Highly recommended!!!!!! The second was my main dish called Mushroom Ravioli.... it was super too!! Sean, my waiter again, was simply the best!!! Extremely attentive and knowledgable!!!! Sean is such an attribute to this place!!! Give this place a try!!!

8. Delaware Starbucks

1740 Columbus Pike, Delaware, OH 43015-2726 Wheelchair Accessible, Seating Cafe, Fast Food Breakfast +1 740-362-1338
Excellent
73%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
9%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Delaware Starbucks

Reviewed By MrEdnWilbur - Jacksonville, Florida

On my way to Delaware, I decided to stop by this location for some much needed Grande Soy Chestnut Praline latte. Although they were slammed, the counter woman took my order very politely and pleasantly. This wonderful service made for a wonderful experience.

9. 1808 American Bistro

29 E Winter St, Delaware, OH 43015-1923 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Brunch, Dinner, Drinks SGD 20 - SGD 39 +1 740-417-4373
Excellent
56%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 207 reviews

1808 American Bistro

Located in beautiful downtown Delaware, 1808 American Bistro prides itself on its local fare and fresh drinks. Offering superb quality classics with the finest, most local ingredients available is our specialty. American bistro fare with the occasional twists. Our attention to quality doesn't stop with our cuisine. We toast to good drinks. Handmade cocktails with fresh squeezed ingredients. Wines from around the world and right in our backyard. And, we have the most extensive craft beer list in town - 48 brews on draft.

Reviewed By Craig C

My wife have come here twice so far. Both times we have eaten in the bar area versus the restaurant which serves the entire menu. The service was was excellent and helpful. They have a lot of beers on tap and carry 40 or more craft beers from around the area. They have an interesting selection of mixed drinks. My wife enjoyed 'The Saint.' I preferred "The Smoking Gun.' I've gotten one of dinner specials each time I have been there and haven't been disappointed. They've got several desert options. We've tried a couple of them and have enjoyed them.

10. Dairy Depot

390 N Sandusky St, Delaware, OH 43015-1253 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +1 740-363-5297
Excellent
48%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 15 reviews

Dairy Depot

Reviewed By ElBou - Huelva, Spain

Good neighborhood 70s style ice cream with awesome ice creams and just average food. Come for the ice cream since they are all great and tasty: shakes, cones, swirls,flurries… Lots of parking space around so it is easy to get and stop. Fantastic and nice staff. Unfortunately hot dogs and burgers are in the downside though… So better come here just for their superb ice creams.

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