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Best of Delaware 2008

Our 25th salute to the places that make Delaware great, plus the Hall of Fame of winningest places ever. (Can you say Grotto Pizza?) As chosen by you, the readers (with a little help from your friends here at DT)


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Best Pub-Tavern
Readers, upstate: The Deer Park Tavern (108 W. Main St., Newark, 369-9414)

Readers, downstate: W.T. Smithers (140 S. State St., Dover, 674-8875)

Critics, upstate: Oi mate, we love Stoney’s British Pub for the fresh cod from Dawson’s Seafood, the dartboards, the bangers and mash, the country ham soup, and bread and butter pudding (all recipes from owner Michael Stone’s mum). We especially like to get right barmy on Guinness and the fine selection of single-malt whiskey. Ace, innit? (307 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 477-9740)

Critics, downstate: If you can’t swing a trip to the British Isles, Finbar may be the next best thing. This fine tavern offers excellent fare and great ales, including Smithwick’s. The atmosphere is pure pub, complete with an antique bar from an old Philadelphia locale. The booths and tables were made in Dublin. English prints add to the authenticity. Dining chairs are covered in thick, comfy upholstery, and tables are spacious enough for larger parties. The food is terrific. You can’t go wrong with a cottage pie, braised lamb, prime rib, fresh fish, pork or pasta. And Finbar grills a respectable burger. (316 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, 227-1873)


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