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1861

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423 North Broad Street, Middletown, DE 19709
302-376-7956
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 8
    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
Great venue

1861 is a cool place with great food and a great atmosphere. Nice fireplace too! Highly recommend it for dinner. We throughly enjoyed the crab cakes with a nice bottle of wine.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Bob S
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Middletown, Delaware
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Middletown, Delaware
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

1861 is a cool place with great food and a great atmosphere. Nice fireplace too! Highly recommend it for dinner. We throughly enjoyed the crab cakes with a nice bottle of wine.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere was very cool. The servers were polite and very accommodating. That's all the good I have to say. Small plates, scallops were good but nothing my friend could make better. The duck confit had very little duck and was a deep fried rice ball. Not worth the money or experience. Our filets came out. We both ordered medium.... More 

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Middletown, DE
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The food at this restaurant is excellent. Very tasty and there are different dishes to try every time. The servers are all very nice and helpful. My favorite, the Croque Madam was removed from the menu, but I am hoping they will bring it back!!! Yummy!

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Magnolia Delaware
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

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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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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