West Dover and the surrounding area has a number of good restaurants. Here’s a rundown on a few with our impressions:

For family dining, The Last Chair is probably our go to place. They have a pretty wide variety on the menu and move people through so the wait is usually not too long.  They have an arcade attached to the restaurant, so if there is a wait for dinner the kids have something to amuse themselves . . . and if they are old enough to be in the arcade by themselves, the adults can hang out in the bar waiting for a table.



The 1846 Tavern & Restaurant Is a small farm to table restaurant attached to the West Dover Inn.  The menu is somewhat limited but the food is excellent.  It has that small town feel that makes you feel welcome the minute you walk in the place.  It’s definitely a place to go with friends or for a date night, rather than a family meal with the kids


The Valley View Saloon has great pub food but they tend to be REALLY busy in season and the wait for a table can get pretty long. They offer take out and sometimes we go that way and eat at home in front of the fire.

The Dover Forge is a (small) step up from either the Last Chair or Saloon but still a very family friendly place.

The Cask & Kiln is in Wilmington (15 minutes away) – it’s split into two options. Upstairs is very casual pub food in a bar setting. Downstairs is very formal and REQUIRES a reservation. Probably not a family option with little ones. You’ll see this place on the corner of Rt. 9 and Rt 100 when you’re passing through Wilmington on the way in.

If you want to hit a local greasy spoon for breakfast, the “don’t miss” place is Dot’s of Dover. It’s your basic diner . . . pretty busy in the morning but the food is good.

Right across the street from Dot’s is the Sticky Fingers Bakery – You’ll wreck your diet in a single visit but if you like cinnamon buns or fresh muffins, it’s worth it.

Of course there’s Pizzeria La Toscanella and the First Wok Chinese when you want to call from the mountain and grab something on the way home.