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124 Delaware Street, New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 322-7675
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Always satisfying.

Tracy the bartender makes you feel like family. I can't judge whether the food is authentic New Orleans, but it's always very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
CCRPS
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Fredericksburg, VA
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Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Fredericksburg, VA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Tracy the bartender makes you feel like family. I can't judge whether the food is authentic New Orleans, but it's always very good.

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New Castle, Delaware
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I frequently visit Nora Lee's with other couples and with my friends and have never been disappointed by the food. They have an awesome drink menu and a fun atmosphere. You need to make a reservation for dinner as the wait is usually long without one. It's a quaint Cajun/ Mardi Gras theme (not a kid friendly restaurant). The service... More 

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Middletown, Delaware
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I love the atmosphere and the crawfish bisque is delicious! We stop in a lot for lunch. The food has a Cajun spice and the staff is nice. Service is not that great to dine in, but sitting at the bar is good.

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Townsend, Delaware
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My wife and I stopped by for a first visit on a chilly Friday for a sweet treat. We told the waitress we wanted a hot tea and she said she had just brewed a pot. My wife left for the ladies room(VERY NICE) and while gone,the waitress brought two iced teas.... I was so thirsty i drank mine and... More 

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hamilton township, nj
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

cajun/creole style food. the warm crab dip was very good. the cajun chicken poboy had too much sauce for my taste, and was a little salty. my friend got the buffalo chicken poboy that she liked, but i thought it was very vinegary. the home made potatoe chips were good. price wasnt too bad. $28 for 2, no drinks tho

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Stanton, Delaware, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I have eaten dinner at Nora Lee's several times and the word is "inconsistent". It is a very small place with a bar and restaurant. The service is overpowering when it's not busy and very sketchy when it's full. Reservations recommended. Crab cakes are good, soup too spicy, jumbalya is mushy and overcooked. Bread is delicious. Three waitresses took turns... More 

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Delaware
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

While I've enjoyed the dinners I have had at Nora Lee's, especially the crab stuffed mushrooms, my wife thinks white bread is too spicy, so I don't often get to do dinner there with her. But I so sometimes make a beeline there for lunch, where I get their barbecues fresh tuna sandwich. It's a nice piece of grilled tuna... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Each time I have eaten at Nora Lee's, the food and service have been worse, and after four times, I have given up, and will never eat there again. The food is overpriced, flavored with far too much sugar, and bears little resemblance other than names to real New Orleans cuisine — which would cost less for far better quality.

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Wilmington, Delaware
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My husband and I went on a Saturday night without making any reservations. When we got there, we heard a couple in front of us say that it was going to be over an hour wait. It was packed and most were probably first-timers using their Groupon, like us. After several people left, we were the only ones waiting and... More 

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We visited on a Sunday afternoon and ordered blackened tilapia and coconut shrimp. Tilapia was a bit TOO blackened (still tasty), garlic mashers were tasty, coconut shrimp had too much breading but were okay (average). Service was okay, not bad or great either. The place has a fun atmosphere and good drink and beer specials and we will check it... More 

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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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