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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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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: Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 19
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  • 5
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  • 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
Great place for a drink or a bite to eat

Nora Lee's has a relaxing, fun atmosphere, and the staff are amazing, especially Becky, Tracy, and Ashley. It's popularity speaks for itself. I go there maybe once a month, and the only time I'm disappointed is when a seat isn't available at the bar, which isn't unusual at happy hour or later on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Nora Lee's has a relaxing, fun atmosphere, and the staff are amazing, especially Becky, Tracy, and Ashley. It's popularity speaks for itself. I go there maybe once a month, and the only time I'm disappointed is when a seat isn't available at the bar, which isn't unusual at happy hour or later on a Friday or Saturday. I haven't eaten... More 

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New Castle, Delaware
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Our first visit to Nora Lee's was very satisfying- good food, atmosphere and service. A couple of subsequent visits were somewhat disappointing. It seemed at some times of the day the bartenders were on double duty with the sit-down tables and sometimes you can sit for a long time without any attention. In one particular case one of the entrees... More 

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Fredericksburg, VA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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106 reviews 106 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 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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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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