"Delaware City, Delaware, USA Est. 1826" Delaware City by tpangelinan

Delaware City Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 13 photos

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A town on the river. The Historical Fort of Delaware on Pea Patch Island is really interesting especially if you are a Civil War Buff.
Can not only be seen in one day, but 1/2 a day would really do it justice. I recommend 1/2 a day here in DE City, and 1/2 day in Old New Castle is a perfect historical trip. If you home school, these would both lend to required historical trips for credit.

Nice town to ride a bike around, but

no shop to rent a bike, have to bring it with you.
Summer is nicer, some shops close a lot in Winter months.

A little DE history from Mary Fix...

Around the corner from Delaware City, is the ChesDel Restaurant. It is made from two diners imported from other places, and a large addition built on. An interesting lady named Mary Fix tells us she used to work at one of the origional diners in Wilmington 1961 when it was located Front & Madison, which is now Front & Lancaster Ave.
It was called the Country Grill Diner.
It was owned by Ann and Charlie Murphy, and Mrs Murphy comes to ChesDel to visit and dine on occasion.
Another diner overheard this conversation Frank Hood. He ran a 22 man crew for Penn RR. He remembers Mary serving 22 hungry railroad workers at the Country Grill.
The other diner was located on rt. 13 & 40. It was called the Viking Diner! Two antique diners, lots of history, home cook'in like moms!
Farm people have eaten here for years, and lucky travelers. They have regulars because the food is great, see our Restaurant Tip!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Small, a little 'shabby-shique', quiet.
  • Cons:Small, not much to do, no night life what so ever.
  • In a nutshell:There is not even a hotel in this place, it's that small.
  • Last visit to Delaware City: Apr 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • seamandrew's Profile Photo
    Sep 7, 2003 at 7:40 PM

    You know, I've lived in NJ all my life and I always thought Diners were a NJ thing. How egocentric of me! It's not like me not to notice things like that!

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Aug 3, 2003 at 7:48 AM

    What a lovely page about a lovely destination! that restaurant tips sounds great!!!

  • jide08's Profile Photo
    Jul 30, 2003 at 6:57 AM

    Nice page about this small town.

  • Kristina1701's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2003 at 12:45 PM

    what a lovely town! nice page!

  • o00o's Profile Photo
    Apr 27, 2003 at 8:14 AM

    Awesome page and write up.

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2003 at 10:59 AM

    An interesting historical place and worth taking the time. Sounds like you found a great please to eat. Enjoy your next visit.

  • jessicadf's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2003 at 5:28 PM

    Looks like a great little town, with the feel of older America. Will have to check it out sometime.

  • kenmerk's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2003 at 3:36 PM

    There is much that I have yet to see in the First state.... thanks..

  • Amitu's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2003 at 3:10 PM

    A great comprehensive page..well done.

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2003 at 3:03 PM

    Sounds like my kind of town!! Ches Del sounds fantastic!! I'm hungry now!! Another great page about one of your historic towns!


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