Straw Free Summer in Delaware

In late 2017, Plastic Free Delaware launched an outreach program to encourage Delaware restaurants to adopt a voluntary approach of serving biodegradable straws by request only, in other words, not plastic and only if requested by the customer.  In less than twelve months, the results have been overwhelming.  More than fifty Delaware restaurants (see the growing list below),  have adopted this approach and public support has been extraordinary.  In short, restaurants and bars that adopt this approach:

  • Reduce the amount of plastic which ends up in our environment, reducing the likelihood of harm and death to animals
  • Save money even though switching to paper or other biodegradable straws may cost a bit more, the volume being purchased is so much less
  • Additionally, they save money on plumbing calls from fewer clogged drains
  • Save on inventory space

Participating Delaware Restaurants/Bars – Straws are available upon request only

  1. Grain (Bear, Newark, Kennett Square)
  2. Michy’s Relaxed Dining (Rehoboth)
  3. Cafe New Castle (New Castle)
  4. Dogfish Head Brewpub (Rehoboth & Milton)
  5. Pie
  6. Kid Shelleens Charcoal House and Saloon (Wilmington)
  7. Harry’s Savoy Grill (North Wilmington)
  8. Egg (Rehoboth)
  9. Nomad (Wilmington)
  10. Home Grown (Newark)
  11. Big Chill Beach Club
  12. Pizza By Elizabeths (Greenville)
  13. Deer Park Tavern (Newark)
  14. The Greene Turtle (47+ locations in Delmarva, including Wilmington, Dover, Christiana, Newark, & Rehoboth)(saving an estimated 7 million straws/year)
  15. Buckley’s Tavern (Centerville)
  16. Ted’s Montana Grill (Newark)
  17. Bbc Tavern and Grill (Greenville)
  18. McGlynnn’s (Pike Creek)
  19. Bethany Blues (Lewes, Bethany Beach)
  20. Capers & Lemons Italian Restaurant & Market
  21. Eclipse Bistro (Wilmington)
  22. Redfire Grill
  23. Taverna (Newark)
  24. Penn’s Place (New Castle)
  25. The Backyard Milton (Milton)
  26. Cafe Gelato
  27. GreenMan Juice Bar (Rehoboth)
  28. Preshy’s (Rehoboth)
  29. The Big Oyster (Rehoboth)
  30. Cheer Coastal Leisure Center
  31. Dos Locos Rehoboth (Rehoboth)
  32. Rusty Rudder (Dewey Beach)
  33. Henlopen Oyster House
  34. Hammerheads (Dewey)
  35. Stoney’s British Pub (North Wilmington)
  36. Luna’s Cactus Cafe – Delaware (Fenwick/ Selbyville)
  37. Corner Bistro (Talleyville)
  38. Patsy’s Restaurant (Bethany Beach)
  39. Two Stones Pub Newark
  40. Two Stones Pub Hockessin
  41. Two Stones Pub Wilmington
  42. Jimmy’s Grill (Bridgeville)
  43. 8th & Union Kitchen (Wilmington)
  44. Brick Works Brewing and Eats (Smyrna)