But all of them got big smiles from the staff and a healthy dose of DelMarVa charm.
Back story: DelMarVa's Southern Cafe opened in Brewers Hill in September. The casual restaurant is the first of a planned local chain, serving capable takes on local specialties like fried chicken and waffles, crab cakes and Virginia ham.
Parking: Lot in front
Signature dish: DelMarVa's chicken and waffles is a solid example of the Southern classic, with light and fluffy waffles topped with nicely cooked chicken tenders, coated with crunchy batter.
Where: 3500 Boston St.
Contact: 410-327-1980; http://www.delmarvassoutherncafe.com
Open: Sunday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Credit Cards: All major
Reservations: Not accepted, but catering is available.
Rating: 2 1/2 stars
[Key: Superlative: 5 stars; Excellent: 4 stars; Very Good: 3 stars; Good: 2 stars; Promising: 1 star]