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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 123 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
Stanton, Delaware, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 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
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 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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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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86 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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Additional Information about Nora Lee's Cafe

Address: 124 Delaware Street, New Castle, DE 19720
Phone Number: (302) 322-7675
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  New Castle
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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