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Arner's Family Restaurant

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201 N Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720-6450
(302) 322-3279
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Sadly... Going Downhill

Had lunch here with a friend last week. I hadn't been to Arner's in probably 15 years, and tried to keep that in mind. Honestly, Arner's is a tired, old place. Everything looks shabby and (yes, sorry to say it) dirty. When you sit down and look around you, it just isn't the kind of place that... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 17, 2015
IRISHhms
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Had lunch here with a friend last week. I hadn't been to Arner's in probably 15 years, and tried to keep that in mind. Honestly, Arner's is a tired, old place. Everything looks shabby and (yes, sorry to say it) dirty. When you sit down and look around you, it just isn't the kind of place that invites you to... More 

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1 Thank IRISHhms
Kayenta, Arizona
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Waited to be seated for 10 minutes. That was long enough. Went elsewhere. Used to eat there all the time 3 to 4 times a week. Sure has gone down hill.

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1 Thank gort0092
New Castle, Delaware
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This restaurant has all the makings of long term customer returns. Good food all the time. The dinner is just mouth watering what ever you order.

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Thank Debra M
New Jersey
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We have eaten here many times over the years but our visit today was the first time in quite a while. Let's just say we will NOT be back. The first thing we noticed when we entered was the odor. I can't quite put my finger on it but it was definitely an unclean smell. Wasn't sure if it was... More 

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1 Thank disneysteve
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Besides what I make at home, it's the best I've ever had! The side of fried? potatoes could stand to be more seasoned though. The dessert case always looks yummy but I have yet to partake. Otherwise typical diner fare. Average service. Oh! Don't try the sausage biscuits and gravy. Zero flavor, hardly any sausage, and served over hard as... More 

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Thank Marisa H
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Arner's has been here for years providing diner style food & fresh bakery goods. New management has made big changes, some not so good. The waitstaff remained the same, all are pleasant & knowledgeable about the food on the menu. Unpredictable if your meal will arrive to your table in a reasonable amount of time or whether food served is... More 

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Thank Margaret D
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

This place is seriously dirty. The servers looked like they were wearing dirty clothes and haven't taken a shower in weeks. Floors in the dining area and bathroom are disgusting. When I first pulled in the parking lot I thought it was closed because there weren't any cars in the lot. It has gone downhill big time. On top of... More 

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1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
New Castle, Delaware
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

A shame how this iconic area diner has deteriorated. OK for breakfast, our latest visit for dinner was mediocre at best. Another couple complained about the food quality as we were leaving. Large menu selection which may be part f the problem. Back in the day, they did a volume business that could support a large menu. Now days the... More 

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2 Thank Mike R
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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242 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a great little spot. Diner food but EXCELLENT diner food. My girlfriends and I had a great lunch. The PIE was delicious now mind you it was expensive, more than I have 'ever' paid for a pie, Peach but darn was it GOOD! The wait staff was nice and efficient. I would go back!

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Thank s w
New Castle, Delaware
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The food was mediocre. Lots of selections to choose from. The salad bar needed refreshing. Wait staff were friendly and efficient. They have wonderful homemade desserts (known for their pies). You can purchase a whole pie to have at home (may require pre-ordering).

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 N Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720-6450
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  New Castle
  • Phone Number: (302) 322-3279

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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