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1861

423 North Broad Street, Middletown, DE 19709
302-376-7956
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Ranked #16 of 75 Restaurants in Middletown
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 2, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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58% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
13 helpful votes 13 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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