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423 North Broad Street, Middletown, DE 19709
302-376-7956
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Ranked #17 of 76 Restaurants in Middletown
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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English first
Bear, Delaware, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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
13 helpful votes 13 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 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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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
16 helpful votes 16 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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Milton, DE
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Visited the 1861 Restaurant for a late lunch while in Middletown. The meal and atmosphere were excellent and the service was very attentive. After ordering drinks, we ordered the chicken thigh and lamp burger sandwiches. Both came with thick cut fries. Both dishes were prepared very well. Overall we had a relaxing, enjoyable meal and will definitely visit again when... More

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Wyoming, Delaware, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Met someone for a date for the first time out here and it was pretty good I have to say. It is a bit obfuscating when it comes to the entrance, but the ambience makes up for the trek of long halls and stairs. Very good beer selection, and the food is unique. I had the Braised Short Rib sandwich... More

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Middletown, Delaware
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you don't mind waiting 30 minutes for your first drink to arrive or your entree to get to you before your appetizer does, then you will love this place.

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Additional Information about 1861

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

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