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Countrie Eatery

950 N. State St., Dover, DE - (302) 674-8310
Posted By Mrs, R on 1/2/2004 9:45:00 AM
I grew up in the area and have visited many times. The breakfast is outstanding with the real stand-outs being the Aegean Omelet (fresh tomatoes and feta cheese is fluffy egg envelope), and any of the pancake breakfasts (their pancakes are light yet satisfying - try the banana walnut with warm syrup). Presentation is on big thick ceramic plates with a fresh fruit granish. The coffee is delicious - Lacas brand - and the waitresses fill early and often. I also strongly recommend you try the crab melt. Crab in a pancake house? Oh yes. The Countrie Eatery is the little sister of the locally famous Blue Coat Inn, known far and wide for their delicious crab cakes and crab imperial. At the Eaterie you can get the same crab (same recipe, same supplier) at a pancake house price. This is real, backfin lump crab from Delaware and Maryland blue crabs. The crab melt is crab imperial (heavy on the crab, light on the seasonings to let the real sweet crab taste shine) served on crunchy english muffins, topped with melted cheese. Ask for "no Cheese" if you really need a pure crab fix.

Regarding decor - it's country kitsch, heavy on the cows. Definitely ask for a seat in the back room overlooking the lake. Also, they dont take credit cards so bring cash!

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Tender as custard
"Tender as custard"
Michael Stern





For the serious pork lover, scrapple is the classic mid-Atlantic breakfast meat.  The Countrie Eatery serves two big, crusty slabs.
"For the serious pork lover, scrapple is the classic mid-Atlantic breakfast meat. The Countrie Eatery serves two big, crusty slabs."
Michael Stern


Good fluffy omelets and this one was loaded with plenty of ham and cheese.
"Good fluffy omelets and this one was loaded with plenty of ham and cheese."
Cliff Strutz


You can get your pancakes in orders of one, two or three and it comes with a side of meat - either bacon, sausage or scrapple.
"You can get your pancakes in orders of one, two or three and it comes with a side of meat - either bacon, sausage or scrapple."
Cliff Strutz


Nice and crispy outside
"Nice and crispy outside"
Damon Davison & Allison Schnackenberg


Locals still know the Countrie Eatery as the Blue Coat Pancake House, and the pancakes are still terrific.
"Locals still know the Countrie Eatery as the Blue Coat Pancake House, and the pancakes are still terrific."
Michael Stern


Two-dimensional animals beckon hungry customers traveling along State Street in Delaware's capital.
"Two-dimensional animals beckon hungry customers traveling along State Street in Delaware's capital."
Michael Stern



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