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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 - 10:00 pm
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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, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Simple and delicious

The chef here is creative. A series of tasty tapas styled selections was sent out. The entrées were week done. Service is efficient and timeous.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
MPNC1123
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Urbanna, Virginia
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Urbanna, Virginia
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63 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The chef here is creative. A series of tasty tapas styled selections was sent out. The entrées were week done. Service is efficient and timeous.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

We called to order take out crab bisque & after being hung up on & having to call back & waiting a few minutes to order, we finally were able to place our order. We asked for crackers & were told that the restaurant no longer has crackers (who serves soup/bisque & doesn't offer their customers crackers with it?...we should... More 

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Townsend, Delaware, United States
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The food was o.k. The restaurant was nice for a different place to go to. For a historical setting, with better food I still prefer Cantwell's Tavern.

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Bear, Delaware
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The place is hidden from any view and you have to park next to a smelling garage container, should have known from the start a place to avoid. It is like you are sitting in a cold and dark basement. When asked if there were any specials no response from the server, when asked about a certain drink they make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

What a great restaurant! Although a lite tough to find, tucked behind a street front business and downstairs, 1861 is worth searching for. An eclectic menu includes everything from oyster chowder to a pizza with every kind of heart-clogging pork product piled on it. Attentive service, good drinks, and ambiance - there isn't a bad table in the place. No... More 

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Washington, DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

A great little gastropub in the middle of Middletown with a brew list that rivals its changing menu! If you don't feel like eating at the usual chain restaurants nearby (Bob Evans, Ruby Tuesday, KFC, McD, Taco Bell, or Chick-fil-A), head across the tracks and into Old Town. The restaurant is in a row of residential properties, so if the... More 

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Middletown, Delaware, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

1861 is a basement restaurant on North Broad. You dine by candlelight . I always order the special of the day and am never disappointed. A glass of wine is pricey, but that seems to be the trend everywhere. 1861 attracts a later dinner crowd and the bar is quite popular.

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Middletown, Delaware
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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
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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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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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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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