About Us

The Starboard History

Welcome to the Starboard Restaurant!!  The Starboard is Dewey’s most famous venue for fun, great times, spectacular food, and tremendous customer service! It has been home-away from-home for most Dewey Beach visitors over our 60+ year history.

The Starboard truly holds a special place in more people’s hearts than anyone could ever imagine! It’s known well throughout the world…just throw on a Starboard shirt and you are almost guaranteed to have someone comment how much they love the place! From Summer visitors to Dewey, so the local community, and even many celebrities who tour through our area, you see it all when enjoying time with us.  The Starboard was originally built and opened by Duke Duggan around 1960 and has gone through several changes over the years. Purchased and run by the Hearn family during the late 80’s and early 90’s, Chip Hearn grew The Starboard into a nationally known hot spot. Purchased by current owners Steve ‘Monty’ Montgomery and his partners in 1999, The Starboard’s popularity is now off the charts as it has grown into a national phenomenon!

From famous Sunday Fundays with breakfast specialties such as Eggs Delmarva, Breakfasts with Elvis, Live outdoor entertainment, and spectacular nightly entertainment – both on stage and with long-time DJ personalities – you will always find a crowd of people enjoying themselves at The Starboard.  During the Summer season entertainment runs 7 nights strong, in the shoulder seasons we keep it mostly to long weekends.

There isn’t enough room to list all the awards from over the years – most impressive have been the infamous Cornerstone Award in 2010 by the Delaware Restaurant Association showing the level of community service The Starboard has contributed. Our local Chamber of Commerce awarded The Starboard its Business of the Year in 2009, and Delaware Today magazine readers annually award The Starboard as Dewey Beach’s best restaurant, best downstate bar, best Sunday brunch, best staff, best event (Running of the Bull), amongst so many others.

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