Dutch Pantry in Delaware:
Newcastle  Wilmington  
Locations listed are from various sources and represent an incomplete accounting.

Postcard ca. 1965: Kummerlowe Archive
New Castle
147 N Dupont Hwy

Located nearly on the taxiways of the New Castle Airport, the Skyways Quality Inn Motel featuring 100 "beautiful units" and an adjacent Dutch Pantry Family Restaurant opened in the early 1960s.

In addition to its traditional family fare, the Dutch Pantry also offered cocktails. The motel was listed as an official 1964-'65 New York World's Fair ticket and information center and boasted that its location two miles south of the Delaware Memorial Bridge was along the fastest and safest route from New England to Florida.


Below: Note the Howard Johnson's-like site layout!

Lower: While the modified Skyways Motel maintained its Quality Inn moniker well into the 2000s, its Dutch Pantry was apparently demolished and replaced by a more modern building. Listings for the Quality Inn indicated that Polidoro Italian Grill and a Damon's were adjacent to the motel.

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