Golden Dove Diner (New Castle, De)

The Golden Dove Diner Restaurant (New Castle, De)

The Golden Dove Diner is located at the top of Delaware in New Castle. While driving back to VA, we opted to stop there. I wasn’t sure if a Delaware Diner could or would compete with NJ.

The Golden Dove Diner is as good to Jersey diner as you can get.  That being said, it’s so far north in Delaware, it’s basically in NJ.  We arrived at 5:30 pm. There were 4-5 parties in the restaurant, but we were the youngest by a solid 50 years.

Golden Dove Diner (New Castle, De) Atmosphere: B-
At the Golden Dove Diner, I felt like I was sitting in a college dining hall. There were blacklights, and the tables were arranged as such. It gave me a flashback to college days. The thing that bumped the score of the Atmosphere was the fact that Beyonce was on the Jukebox. For 5 dollars, I could have played “Run the World” 15 times.

Golden Dove Diner Coffee: B
The coffee at the Golden Dove Diner was good. I swear each time I write a diner review, the coffee mugs get smaller and smaller. The coffee mug was small, but the coffee was excellent, and they gave me whipped cream.

Golden Dove Diner Food: A
The Golden Dove Diner specialized in seafood. While they had all of the regular diner favorites: breakfast, greek delights, steak, salads…they also had a very extensive seafood menu. All of their seafood options are served with choice of soup du jour or greek salad or tossed salad. They are well known for their famous hoagies served with french fries too. They also had a lot of pretty inexpensive specials.

Golden Dove DinerSalad

I ordered the large Greek salad with salmon. The piece of salmon that came out was huge; I was pleasantly surprised. I had thought it would be a few skewers of salmon, but it was fantastic. It was one of the best salads I’ve had in a while.  I was surprised about how good it was.  I would say, the salmon was in the top 3 best pieces I’ve had from a diner.    You can see it has a lot of feta cheese, olives, and pita bread.  What more do you need in a salad?

Golden Dove Diner Price: $
For both Tim and I’s meals plus two coffees, the total was 26 dollars.

Would I come back/Overall Thoughts of the Golden Dove Diner (New Castle, De): 

For the amount of food and the quality of food, the Golden Dove Diner is one of the best.  The food was great, the price was very inexpensive, and it was just an overall good diner.  What makes the Golden Dove Diner (New Castle, De) even better is so many people on the East Coast drive by on their way north or south. So you might have the chance to go!

You can see all diner reviews here.

Questions for you:

What was the last restaurant you were pleasantly surprised with? 

What was your college dining hall like? 

Categories: Tags: , , , , ,


  1. I finally broke my diner dry spell and went to one today! Post-run omelet and chocolate chip pancakes for the win!

  2. I love feta cheese on salads. So yummy! And you are right, that is a huge piece of salmon. I think it’s so funny that you felt like this was a college dining hall when you guys were by far the youngest people there. Plus this meal was super cheap… I mean $26 for two people is even cheap by Charleston standards. Sounds like a great time.

Comments are closed.