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Hearth

Route 13, Odessa, DE - (302) 378-9901
Posted By Michael Stern on 4/16/2014 10:20:00 AM
On a scrapple-eating binge heading south along I-95, we veered onto Route 13 in Delaware and found The Hearth, a restaurant adjoining the Pleasant Hill Motel. It is a clean and decent coffee shop with comfy seats and a professional waitstaff who keep the coffee cup filled and hot from the moment you sit down.

The Hearth is a great place to eat scrapple, which is the uniquely mid-Atlantic way with pork and cornmeal – ground up, fashioned into a loaf, sliced and griddle-fried until crisp. It is the piggiest pig meat, a real morning oink. We had ours with eggs, toast, and potatoes, and gravy. What a great morning pig-out!

On the way back north, we detoured to The Hearth for lunch: sweet-meat crab cakes and hot turkey sandwiches, followed by a nice bowl of rice pudding, and two slices of roadworthy pie: lemon meringue and apple. Those pies were dandy, but our waitress told us that the next time we stop in, we should definitely try the French silk pie, her personal favorite.

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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Along with a pancake, a couple pieces of The Hearth's delicious scrapple make a fine Delaware breakfast!
"Along with a pancake, a couple pieces of The Hearth's delicious scrapple make a fine Delaware breakfast!"
Cliff Strutz





Comfort food for breakfast... creamed chipped beef.
"Comfort food for breakfast... creamed chipped beef."
Cliff Strutz


The Hearth is quiet, comfortable and has a family restaurant atmosphere.
"The Hearth is quiet, comfortable and has a family restaurant atmosphere."
Cliff Strutz


An honest, 3-meal-a-day restaurant along Route 13
"An honest, 3-meal-a-day restaurant along Route 13"
Michael Stern



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