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1861

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423 North Broad Street, Middletown, DE 19709
302-376-7956
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Today
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Missed by a Mile

They want to be an edgy higher-end bar/restaurant but miss by a mile. My salmon was good but overdone and dry on the edges. I ordered fried rice instead of the beet salad that came with the entrée. It was good enough but not like any fried rice I’ve eaten anywhere. European size portions. My wife... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
Planemeister
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Magnolia Delaware
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Magnolia Delaware
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

They want to be an edgy higher-end bar/restaurant but miss by a mile. My salmon was good but overdone and dry on the edges. I ordered fried rice instead of the beet salad that came with the entrée. It was good enough but not like any fried rice I’ve eaten anywhere. European size portions. My wife wanted to try their... More 

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Middletown, Delaware
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

1861 is a great place to eat or grab a drink. The food is amazing unlike anything else in a town full of basic frozen food chain restaurants. They offer a wide range of fresh unique dishes and have a very good beer, wine and cocktail selection.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We'll start with the good. My wife and I have been here several times, and we'll be going back again. We stick with the great bottled beer selection (usually not very cold), and sometimes a glass (a sip would be a better description) of overpriced wine when we're in the mood. (Ask at the bar for a napkin and an... More 

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Bear, Delaware, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I had heard good things about this place and was looking forward to our visit. Unfortunately all we experienced was warm beer, cold food, and terrible service.

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Varied menu with options from very casual dining to regular full dinners. Kind of a weird place, but it was enjoyable and we plan to go back.

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Townsend, Delaware
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

unique food, unique location - this is one of the places we frequent when we are looking for a special night out.

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Middletown, Delaware
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It was my wife's bday and needed a place other than the chain restaurants and fast food places to enjoy a nice meal. We were not disappointed. We arrived at 6 and the staff was attentive as they should be given we were one of two tables in the place. It did fill up as we ate. Has a nice... More 

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Middletown, Delaware
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Good food but definitely on the higher end of restaurants in Middletown. If you have the money, I say go for it because we have never been disappointed in the quality of food. Crab cake appitizer was awesome but very small. Portions small. Restaurant could use a little more lighting but even previous owner kept it dark so that might... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Service was the worst i have ever had and the food was ok at best. I can not see my self ever going back and whenever i here its name come up i try and talk people out of going.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Every once in a while you run into an evening that is so bad it becomes memorable for years after. There are meals where you say "that was not very good" and you move on not having hard feelings towards the establishment. Then there are meals in an establishment that make you say "you have to be kidding me". Anyone... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 423 North Broad Street, Middletown, DE 19709
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: 302-376-7956

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?