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Nora Lee's Cafe

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124 Delaware Street, New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 322-7675
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 24
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  • 32
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 5
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Very unique place to eat. The food was fantastic! The atmosphere was very good also. Of course, the live music was really cool too. I think they have it every Friday night. Will definitely visit again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Bill H
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Dalton, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Came to Nora Lee's on the recommendation of a friend who lived in Old New Castle several years ago and I was not disappointed. Ended up ordering the almond chicken after consulting with the bartender and I have to say it was one of the best meals I can remember having in a long, long time. Drinks were stout and... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We arrived around 3:30 on a Saturday afternoon and were seated right away. It was not crowded at all. I'll admit I am not a fan of seafood and most of the menu contained seafood in some way. I decided to give the Raspberry filet mignon a chance, even though it had crab meat in it, and I was very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Very unique place to eat. The food was fantastic! The atmosphere was very good also. Of course, the live music was really cool too. I think they have it every Friday night. Will definitely visit again.

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Middletown, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We arrived about 6:30 pm on Saturday. We ordered coconut shrimp appetizer, blackened scallops. Yum. Music started at 7 pm, lazy and fun Cajun. Really good service. Great time.

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New Castle, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Everything on the menu looked good... A wide variety of dishes...Louisiana style and American Style...Don't be fooled by it's appearance...Tiny restaurant packed with excitement and good food...

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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Ordered take out from "Nora Lee's Super Yummy Menu" . Ordered appetizers Voodoo Crawfish and Bourbon Crawfish Tails. Both $11.99 and similar - both tasty. The Voodoo was VERY hot. It came with sour cream in the same dish so order the sour cream on the side or not at all if you don't want it. I had the Apple... More 

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Wilmington, DE
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This was my third visit to Nora Lee's--have been there twice for dinner and once for drinks. I would agree with another reviewer that the quality of the food is a far cry from NOLA. This time, even the Hurricanes tasted 'off'. Prices are high for food that only qualifies as so-so. Love the atmosphere, but that's about it.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Due to a Groupon offer, my husband and I decided to venture to Nora Lee's Cafe. Although crowded on our first Saturday night visit, we were quickly seated at a table between the bar and dining room. The service was quick and the food was very good. We went back a month later during lunch on a Saturday. There were... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

Had a reservation today for six, waited until 12:30 and not open. Could have not taken the reservation or maybe called to say they would not be open. Hours on door noted they open at twelve, nothing to indicate otherwise. Won't try again.

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New Castle, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great location right near the waterfront in New Castle, great creole food, drink specials and live music on Saturday nights.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 124 Delaware Street, New Castle, DE 19720
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  New Castle
  • Phone Number: (302) 322-7675
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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