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Nora Lee's Cafe

124 Delaware Street, New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 322-7675
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Ranked #13 of 124 Restaurants in New Castle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Any wildly enthusiastic reviews about this restaurant must be coming from it's owners. Nice music, bad service, bad food, bad experience.

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New Castle, Delaware
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My wife and I along with our friends frequent Nora Lee's on a regular basis. The charming atmosphere and friendly staff along with great food is the reason we do. The food is served with great portions and if you like it spicy this is the place to be. Happy hour is the best with reasonable menu selections and discount... More

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Newark, Delaware
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went to this restaurant for our 27th Wedding Anniversary on Friday August 22nd. The waitress gave us our menus and checked back with us a few minutes later. We requested more time and she simply disappeared. We had to have the hostess track her down to take our order. The food was tasty and the atmosphere was picturesque and... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Anyone who calls this New Orleans cuisine must never have visited the great city. I have been there more times than I can count and can attest to the fact that it is very hard to get a bad meal there. Nora Lees, on the other hand, is a horse of a different color. They must have a huge barrow... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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90 reviews 90 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

I asked the waitress if the crab cake was only crab & no filler & she assured me that it was...after waiting & waiting & waiting, with very few clients in the room, the crab cake came out burnt black on top & bottom, & when I broke it open to taste the interior it was mostly a filler that... More

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Newark, De
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We have had the pleasure of dining at Nora Lee's twice now, once for lunch at the bar and most recently for a family brunch. I have to honestly say that the experience is worth the trip to Old New Castle. The place gives you the feel of being in a small cozy establishment in the french quarter. The food... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

It has been a long time since i last ate here but it was great food and good service. Cant wait to go back and i would recommend it to anyone who likes down south food.

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New Castle, Delaware
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Nora Lees has wowed me and my friends over and over again. Every dish is bursting with flavor, variety, and a bit of a kick. When I say every, I mean EVERY dish. I have had much of what is offered. From appetizers to desserts... amazing. The ambiance is what I imagine NOLA is like, in some places. It is... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Being originally from the NOLA (New Orleans, LA) area, it is difficult to find a restaurant that offers authentic Creole cuisine. Nora Lee's Cafe does a great job of hitting the mark! It offers a lot of the finer qualities of old New Orleans style and flavor. One of the few restaurants in the area that offers Abita Purple Haze... More

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Wilmington, DE
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

First impressions are everything and this first impression wasn't good. The entryway is not handicap accessible. My elderly mother accompanied me and had a hard time getting thru the front door. Then once inside we were not immediately greeted, stood and waited, then asked bartender if we should seat ourselves. Once seated we asked for a glass of water, which... More

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