The taste-bud pleasers at Dairy Queen whip up a creamy whirlwind of classic ice-cream treats and toasty mealtime dishes. The signature Blizzard's ($2.49–$3.99) chunky charms are as inescapable as ever, with classic candies and other flavor options blended to unmatched thickness with creamy soft-serve. Sundaes slather vanilla ice cream in hot fudge or caramel for an appealingly layered delight ($2.39–$2.89) and the milkshake puts spoons to shame with its refreshing strawability ($2.69–$3.99). Staffers also turn taste buds nostalgic with old-timey floats and freezes inspiring passionate, epic outbreaks of greeting-card writing ($2.69–$3.99). Alternatively, sizzle-starved denizens can gnash on a selection of burgers, sandwiches, wraps, and fries.
Café Rêve’s chefs craft a wide array of dishes during breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the part coffeehouse, part bistro. Fluffy pancakes served all day hoist fresh strawberries and bananas, and omelets enfold melty provolone and crisp bacon. The lunch menu tempts appetites with quarter-pound burgers and steak melts, both sizzled on the grill. During dinner, guests sip on glasses of wine while perusing entrees of Cajun-style tilapia, flatiron steak, and savory, stuffed chicken breast. Live music by local performers offers diners a pleasant background soundtrack.
When Lois Margolet first opened Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop in Wilmington, Delaware, 36 years ago, she and her brother Alan worked from the second story of a boarded-up building, roasting 10–12 whole turkeys every night and churning out a “real turkey lover’s” sandwich each day. Today, Capriotti’s has expanded across 12 states, each location stacking the same award-winning hot and cold sandwiches, racking up such accolades as The Best of Las Vegas 2012 and Best of Delaware 2012 prizes from the Las Vegas Review-Journal_ and _Delaware Today, respectively. Though the shop is still known for its slow-roasted-turkey creations—such as the Thanksgiving-inspired Bobbie, named America's best sandwich by AOL's Lemondrop.com, piled with cranberry sauce and stuffing—its menu now ventures into the realm of roast beef, italian deli meats with such sandwiches as the capastrami, cheesesteaks, and vegetarian treats, such as meatless chicken and turkey.
Situated between two waterways, Middletown has long been a place for weary travelers to rest their feet––but more importantly, a place to eat and drink. 1861 Restaurant, whose name is inspired by the year the town was founded, strives to embody that same spirit, but without waking the banshees. The welcoming New American cuisine aims to echo the satisfying tavern-stop grub of yesteryear, from the handcrafted pizzas loaded with farm-fresh veggies to hearty main courses and decked-out sandwiches. Likewise, diners can sate their thirst with a huge range of pours from behind the bar, including specialty cocktails, craft beers, and wine.
Reno's Ice Cream & Water Ice presents a varied selection of frozen treats, all handmade on-site in the family owned and operated sweets shop. Sixteen different flavors of hand-dipped ice cream arrive on chariots of cake, sugar, and waffle cones alongside portions of soft serve, milkshakes, and ice-cream cakes. Sundaes show off toppings of candy and fruit, from dark orange crumbles of Butterfinger to bursts of crushed cheery, and water ice displays itself in eight different flavors. Reno's is open from noon until midnight, making it the perfect place for a late-night snack or a showdown with the boogeyman.