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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, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Good food

Little pricy, but worth it. WAHh. Wah wah ..Please say more. That all Ihe too say about that. Please accept my comments as I give them. Don't force more detail or I will fill them with blah blah until you do. How's that for helpful?

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
A M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Little pricy, but worth it. WAHh. Wah wah ..Please say more. That all Ihe too say about that. Please accept my comments as I give them. Don't force more detail or I will fill them with blah blah until you do. How's that for helpful?

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Thank A M
Middletown, Delaware
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Attracted by the Blues musician, anticipated a good meal, left just shy of angry. Worst crab cake ever had (doubting there was any crab in it as it fell apart with the touch of a fork). Server made lame excuse that sometimes the hazelnut crust overpowers the crab flavor. Whaaaat?!?!*. Seafood Fra Diablo was hot as expected but that was... More 

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Thank Jim T
Port Penn, Delaware
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105 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time here and we were here for lunch. love Cajun food. They do a great job hete. The portions are huge. I had an Oyster Po Boy and it was excellent. Service was great. I just wish they had a better beer selection. That is the only reason I am not giving them 5 stars. We will be going... More 

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Thank Luckyinlove2000
Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Busy Saturday night. Waited 40 minutes for apps of salad and 2 cups Gumbo. Gumbo tasty but luke warm temperature. Waited another hour for entrees. Blackened catfish terrible. Other entrees mediocre. Not worth 90 minute wait! Crowded and noisy.

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Thank rbrandf
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

This was our third visit, ex. Co worker and I always enjoy food, service, atmosphere. My friend always orders sirloin steak with there firecracker crawfish, comes with great mashed potatoes, definitely a plate full. I had fried catfish with chicken jambalaya, again very good and quite the plate full.

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Thank Gerald T
Wilmington, Delaware
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I really wanted to like this place, but it didn't live up to its' reputation. The atmosphere is wonderful and the menu is diverse, although the service has issues. The waitstaff was very attentive, however our appetizer was never entered when we ordered and we were never served that dish. I also received a drink where there was a mistake... More 

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Thank Katrina S
Coatesville, PA
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114 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

I was amused by the review of the writer from Hockessin, DE (e.g., "Too busy …). It reminded me of Yogi Berra's comment "Nobody goes there anymore, it's always crowded." Hey, this restaurant is probably always busy because it's good! We were there on the Dickens Christmas festival day and it was MORE than busy. Our young lady server was... More 

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Thank BikeLike
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We had 6 pm reservations, and were seated promptly, even as 20 or so people milled around the door and inside bar waiting for a table. We were offered choice of 2 tables, one near where the live music was going to start within the hour, and one near the bar. We chose near the bar. Note: A lot of... More 

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Thank Gerry G
Carneys Point, New Jersey
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

The food was good, but the service was EXTREMELY slow. The crawfish tails in a bourbon sauce was a first for me and very tasty. Atmosphere was pleasant, but the tables are way to close together. In addition to the service being so slow, the food was not very hot when it arrived. Went in the middle of the week,... More 

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Thank clcincp
New Castle, Delaware
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I had been hearing about Nora Lee's and that it was Louisiana style food. My curiosity was working overtime, so I called in an order for pick-up. I think I ordered jambalaya or something that would be a Louisiana dish. When I got there the atmosphere was fine, but I still had to wait about 20 minutes for my order.... 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
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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