By Sean Bess


Welcome to Dover AFB! Dover AFB opened in 1941 and today serves approximately 3,382 active-duty military; 1,063 civilians; 1,523 Reservists; and 4,114 dependents. Below you will find a list of popular restaurants on base and in the surrounding area of Dover, Delaware, where you can spend some time sharing a meal and getting to know some of the new people you will meet at Dover AFB. Maybe you already know what kind of food you’re in the mood for. If so, click any of the links below to go straight to the information. Because of coronavirus restrictions, it is best to call ahead to confirm restaurant hours before you go. (1-3) Fast Food on Dover AFB (4) Veteran Owned Restaurants Near Dover AFB (5) Barbecue Restaurants Near Dover AFB (6-8) Mexican Restaurants Near Dover AFB (9-12) Steak and Seafood Restaurants near Dover AFB (13-14) Burger Restaurants near Dover AFB (15-17) Asian Restaurants near Dover AFB (18-19) Italian Restaurants near Dover AFB

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Dover AFB Restaurants

On Dover AFB there are a couple of quick eats.

Fast Food

1. Tim Hortons

Dover AFB, Building 421 Dover, DE 19902


1 (888) 601-1616 Tim Hortons is a fast-food chain that serves up hot coffee and fresh donuts.

2. Mug’s Coffee Bar

479 Chevron Ave. Dover AFB, DE 19902


1 (302) 677-6024 Mug’s Coffee Bar serves breakfast and lunch menu items, including paninis, salads, omelets, chicken and waffles, and more.

3. Burger King

Dover AFB, DE 19902


1 (302) 734-7464

Restaurants in Dover, DE

Veteran-Owned Restaurants in Dover

4. Mission BBQ

365 N Dupont Hwy Dover, DE 19901


1 (302) 401-4506 Mission BBQ offers all of your barbecue favorites: brisket, turkey, pulled pork, pulled chicken, green beans and bacon, mac-n-cheese and more.

Barbecue Restaurants

5. Meat Mechanics

1104 S. State St. Dover, DE 19901


1 (302) 672-0527 Meat Mechanics boasts classic barbecue dishes, such as ribs, sausage, coleslaw, broccoli salad, peach baked beans, as well as barbecue tacos.

Mexican Restaurants in Dover

6. La Hacienda Dover

1171 S. Bay Rd. Dover, DE 19901


1 (302) 724-7699 La Hacienda Dover offers guests quesadillas, nachos, a variety of queso dips, along with lighter entree selections like ceviche and shrimp cocktail.

7. La Tonalteca

245 S. Dupont Hwy. Dover, DE 19901


1 (302) 735-1572 La Tonalteca boasts a fun, Central American-themed interior decor to go along with its delicious enchiladas, tacos and more.

8. El Azteca

859 N. Dupont Hwy. Dover, DE 19901


1 (302) 734-3444 El Azteca offers diners a large menu with all of your Tex-Mex favorites, including a few unique dishes, such as crab quesadilla and rib-eye fajitas.

Steak and Seafood Near Dover AFB

Steak and Seafood

9. Michele's at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

1131 N. Dupont Hwy. Dover, DE 19901


1 (302) 857-2120 Michele's at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino was voted one of the “100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America for 2017” and boasts a wide selection of cuts of steak.

10. Moore’s Seafood

2167 Bayside Dr. Dover, DE 19901


1 (302) 678-1025 Moore’s Seafood is open Tuesday through Sunday and offers patrons fresh, affordable local seafood, such as crabs, clams and a whole lot more.

11. Grey Fox Grille and Public House

140 S. State St. Dover, DE 19901


1 (302) 734-1234 Swing by Grey Fox Grille and Public House to try their crab Benedict, salmon Hemingway, Key West shrimp and more.

12. Meding's Seafood

3697 Bay Rd. Milford, DE 19963


1 (302) 335-3944 Meding's Seafood boasts delicious seafood dishes, such as their baked crab pretzel, stuffed flounder, fish-n-chips, oysters and scallops. Burger Shops Near Dover AFB

Burger Shops

13. Restaurant 55

2461 S. State St. Dover, DE 19901


1 (302) 535-8102 Restaurant 55 has a variety of draft beers and specialty burgers that pair perfectly together, as well as salads, pretzels, loaded fries, fried shrimp and onion rings.

14. McGlynns Pub

800 N. State St. Dover, DE 19901


1 (302) 674-0144 At McGlynns Pub you can enjoy unique and perfectly cooked burgers, such as the Kitchen Sink Burger or the Philly Burger.

Asian Cuisine

15. Delicious Fusion

50 N. Dupont Hwy, Units 14-15 Dover, DE 19901


1 (302) 264-9007 Delicious Fusion is the place to go when you are craving your favorite Chinese dishes: crab wontons, General Tso’s chicken, steamed dumplings and miso soup.

16. Chaiyo Sushi & Thai

1151 E. Lebanon Rd. Dover, DE 19901


1 (302) 538-5214 Chaiyo Sushi & Thai boasts fresh, handmade sushi and popular Thai dishes, including pad Thai, drunken noodles and curries.

17. Rice Restaurant

45 Greentree Dr. Dover, DE 19904


1 (302) 678-1328 Rice Restaurant offers guests a wide variety of sushi rolls and sashimi, fried rice, lo mein, chow mein and a number of delicious chef specials. Italian Restaurants in Dover

Italian Restaurants in Dover

18. Roma Italian Restaurant

3 President Dr. Dover, DE 19901


1 (302) 678-1041 Roma Italian Restaurant has been open since 1973 and was founded by a native of Italy. This restaurant offers bruschetta, risotto, calamari, Caesar salad, gnocchi, ravioli and all of your favorite Italian dishes.

19. Piazza Mia Italian Bar & Grill

492 S. Red Haven Ln. Dover, DE 19901


1 (302) 387-1870 If you are craving pizza, swing by Piazza Mia Italian Bar & Grill. This restaurant also offers pasta dishes, such as lasagna and fettuccine, as well as salads, calzones and panzerotti.


We hope that the restaurants we have shared on this list help get you started as you get to know the community around your new home at Dover Air Force Base. Please keep in mind that this list represents only a small selection of the variety of dining options located around Dover AFB, so make sure to do some exploring and see what great, hidden food spots you stumble upon.




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