Serendipity Restaurant

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32580 River Rd
Millsboro, DE 19966 (Map & Directions)
Phone: (302) 945-3600


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Credit Cards Accepted

Parking Lot

Good for Kids


Yes - Full Bar


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$$ $ - Cheap Eats (Under $10)
$$ - Moderate ($11-$25)
$$$ - Expensive ($25-$50)
$$$$ - Very Pricey (Over $50)


Outdoor Seats

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2.5 stars - Based on 16 reviews

review_stars 03/20/2020 - MenuPix User

review_stars 09/20/2015 - Debra Hannahoe
Was completely embarrassed today when we took friends to breakfast. The restaurant was not very full but was completely understaffed. The person in charge was very rude to the other workers and customers and refused to allow any outside seating. We did not stay and while the six of us were leaving four more people walked out. I doubt that I will subject myself or any of my friends to a humiliating and rude situation like this ever again

review_stars 12/28/2014 - heather
Came today with my toddler and a friend. .. martinis, amazing! Food, delicious. Wait staff, helpful and cheery. I've been coming here for years and have never been disappointed :) cannot recommend highly enough for a unique dining experience

review_stars 08/15/2014 - Chandra Palmerino
Food service drinks were absolutely AMAZING!!! I had the serendipity kiss a martini... So great I had 3 which iNEVER DO! The food was WAY better than the over priced restaurants that say they specialize in seafood! JAD CRAP IMPERIAL STUFFED FLOUNDER AND THEIR SEAFOOD MAC AND CHEESE .. DIVINE ABSOLUTELY DIVINE !! Service was out of this world. Decorations are a little crazy but the food service and drinks were sooooooooo amazing I came back to where we were staying and immediately wrote this review. Prices are great as well. Well worthy it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

review_stars 08/11/2014 - Randy Meyer
Aside from the 1 hour and 40 minute wait for food (after ordering which also didn't include the 30 minute wait for a table and seeing multiple tables come in after we ordered, eating and then leaving before we even got our order), the wrong fish being served to me after that time (a SMALL portion of tilapia instead of the flounder I ordered), the manager refusing to see us after multiple requests regarding the long wait and then acting like a total jerk to us when we went to pay by completely lying to us about how long it took for our food (we have photographic evidence that he's wrong) then yes, the restaurant is definitely above a ghetto McDonald's.

I would recommend, however, cleaning the tables from time to time where you walk in and wait to be seated, get rid of the chairs with wheels that are at every table (especially if the floor in that area is uneven) and not outright lying about the place being super busy with several empty tables sitting around and others coming in an HOUR after some customers but still getting their food first.

I worked as a line cook for Hooter's while in college and our food (less than half the price of Serendipity's) was of better quality and the waitresses had much higher IQs.

review_stars 12/26/2012 - Cynthia
Serendipity should be closed. The food that is being served is nasty, frozen and not at all fresh. As a patron you are not allowed to complain about the days old spoiled food or else Michael the manager/owner immdediately phones police and creates bogus stories of how you are refusing to pay. No replacement or compensation was offered for our disturbing experience. The wait staff is hostile, unfriendly and just as racist as the owner.

Following my lackluster experience I have now filed complaints with the BBB and am urging food critics to visit this establisment. Eat here at your own risk!!!

review_stars 08/12/2010 - mike
i generally don't write these thing but after reading jeanette scathing rnt about the music at serendipity i must respond. i was one of the other tables ther at the time and the music changed frequently and what jeanette describes as screaming was in fact ella, and bette, and blossom dearie and frank. she was just as miserable as she could be and no amount of graciousness from the staff could appease her. the music there is a eclectic mix of jazz r&b and old standards i never heard the screaming

review_stars 08/09/2010 - Jeannette
I have been to Serendipity several times and had a wonderful time. Tonight was different. We were celebrating one of our party's birthday. There were only about four couples in the whole restuarant. The music was so loud and obnoxious, we couldn't hear each other at our table. We asked nicely several times to turn it down or change the tape. It was turned down just a little, but the never-ending singing (and that's stretching it a bit), lasted practically the whole meal. We were told they were not allowed to change the tape unless the owner did it. I can't believe anyone would enjoy that particular CD and that they couldn't have just pushed a button and put on the next CD. I am very disappointed to think that the staff (or the owners/managers) of this nice restaurant does not care if they ruin what could have been a perfectly nice evening. I doubt if any of us will return anytime in the near future.

review_stars 08/08/2010 - JoAnn
Having been to this restaurant before, I was excited to take my entire family to Serendipity for a special dinner. Unfortunately, most of us ordered a meal that contained spaghetti sauce. The sauce tasted burnt, it was DARK red/brown, and it covered our meals to the extent you didn't know what was underneath. Respectfully, we pointed this out to the owner who communited our concern to the cook. The cook's response was, if they didn't like it, "Let them go to Bella's." I can promise WE will. Cost me a bundle and we all walked away hungry!!!! Our special night was ruined.

review_stars 08/07/2010 - Lisa
It was fantastic! The view from the restaurant,the decor,the friendly staff and the wonderful food is highly recommended!!!I especially enjoyed the conversation at the bar with owners mother while we waited for our table.

review_stars 09/28/2009 - Gary B.
Such a shame that there are such MISERABLE people trying to rip this GREAT restaurant apart! It's the BEST restaurant bar none in Sussex County.Clean,Exciting,Ever changing decor,Fresh HOME MADE food,Top quility ingredients,Excellent service,who could ASK for more?NEVER a disappointment in the 6 years that we have dined there.Maybe these nay sayers should stick with the fast food chains moe on their comfort and expectation level!!!!!

review_stars 09/17/2009 - Gary Lusby
The food was cold, the vegetables were watery and bland, the baked potatoes were microwaved to death, and they charged for the bread. I would never go there again.

review_stars 09/10/2009 - mike le pera
great food and interesting atmosphere! i think this is the cleanest restaurant i've ever seen italian food is best in delaware

review_stars 08/31/2009 - Richard Bennett
This place is not where you want to go! The wait staff are so unfriendly and the waiting time for your order is eXceptionally long. Our food was cold when it arrived and no apology from the owner! This is the restaurant you want to recommend to your worst enemy!! NEVER AGAIN!

review_stars 08/19/2009 - Sandy Teigler
This is truly the worst restaurant that my family and I have ever gone to! First of all they messed up our order...we only ordered pizza so it does not take a rocket scientist to make this. After almost TWO hours of waiting, we had to leave. The owner is the most rudest and obnoxious person that I have ever met! No apologies, only a very nasty attitude like he was doing the world a favor! Someone else sent back their chicken because it was not cooked all the way! Again, the owner had a bad attitude. So much for "the customer is always right!" Save yourself a lot of grief, don't go here if you want to have a nice evening out without waiting for two hours and then getting uncooked food!

review_stars 01/15/2009 - MenuPix User
this place is really neat ! super clean restaurant with the biggest lasagna i've ever seen. highly recommend

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