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Nora Lee's Cafe

124 Delaware Street, New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 322-7675
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Ranked #7 of 124 restaurants in New Castle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Wilmington, Delaware
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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
43 helpful votes 43 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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Jersey Shore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Four of us had dinner here after the May 17 Day In Old New Castle event, which may be the "holiday" some other reviewers are mystified about. The colonial tavern up the street couldn't figure out if they had a reservations policy or not and were rude beyond belief, so we went up the street to Nora Lee's. We were... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Pros: cute place, live music, friendly wait staff Cons: some of the worst food I have ever eaten, orders confused, and refused to honor a Groupon because the TOWN had a special event earlier in the day (we were dining in the evening and absolutely NOTHING was going on in the town). Apparently, anything qualifies as an exemption to honoring... More

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WILMINGTON DELAWARE
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Called 2 days ago for reservation.. Without even checking or asking my name they said they didn't have it??then they told me I couldn't use my groupon because it was a holiday.. I am not aware of any holiday on May 17th.. Then the server took my card without even letting me look at the bill.. Then she tried to... More

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Bear, Delaware
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The atmosphere of this little spot is pretty cool, & location is very close to a nice family park near the water. However, the "exotic"/ adventurous descriptions of the menu items, definately left me disappointed! The flavors of the dishes I tried were very lackluster & not skillfully seasoned. The only things my husband & I tried & really enjoyed... More

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Philadelphia, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I never would have known this place was even there had it not been for the "Groupon" that my wife bought. I had the Jumbalya and the wife had the crab cake. I loved mine but I thought the crabcake was terrible. My wife enjoyed it though. In any case, the the atmosphere was great and the band was great... More

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Newark, Delaware
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I had recently purchased a Groupon for $40.00 worth of food (paid $20.00 for it) so hubby and I decided to check it out for date night. We went for an early dinner around 4:45 p.m. on a Friday night. The place was fairly empty at that point so we had our choice of seating and was seated right away.... More

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New Castle, Delaware
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Stopped by Nora Lee's for a quick bite after work with my husband. It is a small place with toes of New Orleans flavor in the décor. The staff were nice and attentive. I had chicken Jambalaya and fried catfish. The fish was average - nothing special but good. The Jambalaya was great - tasty but not too spicy. I... More

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New Castle, Delaware
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This facility is average but i would recommend. There is only a couple of other restaurants in the town so you are limited.

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