Legislative Positions


The Delaware Restaurant Association generally supports legislation that allows our industry to compete for business on a level playing field against those in our neighboring states. We support bills that remove barriers and unfair competition between similar businesses within Delaware and across state lines.

The DRA would not oppose legislation to extend service hours for alcohol from 1am to 2am. This legislation could benefit those businesses at the beach just blocks from the Maryland line as well as those close to Pennsylvania and New Jersey– all with later hours of service.

Currently, last call is at 1am in Delaware, with patrons allowed to stay and consume alcohol on-premise until 2am.

The Delaware Restaurant Association is committed to responsible alcohol service and fully supports the state’s mandatory, server-training law. The DRA also promotes the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe Alcohol training program for additional education.