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1861

423 North Broad Street, Middletown, DE 19709
302-376-7956
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Ranked #13 of 74 restaurants in Middletown
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- May 30, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Wyoming, Delaware, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Middletown, Delaware
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The restaurant is very nice and clean..Also very intimate and welcoming..Great bar area and group areas. But don't arrive 10 minutes prior to opening or you will be turned away...

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Middletown, Delaware
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

One of the best hidden secrets of Middletown. Service and ambiance is phenomenal. Food is a bit pricey for small town, but well worth it. The bar is unique and well positioned and the restaurant staff is some of the best.

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Delaware
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

From the chicken and waffles to the spicy wings and lobster Mac and cheese....1861 never disappoints. We have gone or family brunch, romantic dinner and girls nite out and always receive great service and even better food!

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Delaware
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Excellent food and beer selection!! Menu changes regularly and they have THURSDAY night $1 oysters!!

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Middletown, Delaware
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

1861 will knock your socks off. Tucked away on Broad Street, it is unassuming. The menu has something for everything; ingredients are fresh and each dish has been carefully created. I need to eat gluten-free, and not only does 1861 understand how to keep me safe, but they make jaw-dropping GF (and non-GF) creations. My favorite large plate is gluten-free... More

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Dover, Delaware
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We heard about 1861 and decided to give it a try on a quiet Sunday evening. What a treat!!! The menu is imaginative, creative and all the food was extremely well executed. The bar is outstanding. The best part is the friendly staff. The bartender and our server, Joe, made us laugh and enjoy the entire experience. Can't wait to... More

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Middletown, Delaware
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Enjoyed the ambience with relative quiet, a pretty fireplace centering the room, and an attentive bartender. Had only appetizers, but they were delicious and served in a timely manner. Will definitely go again.

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Lewes, Delaware
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I had read that 1861 was a good restaurant, and as we were going to Middletown for a show at The Everett, Diane and I gave it a try. I rang to book, and the office wasn't open; they rang me back to confirm, well in time for us to drive the 90 minutes to Middletown. On arrival we were... More

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