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Jessop's Tavern

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American, English, Swedish, Dutch
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114 Delaware Street, New Castle, DE 19720-4814
302-322-6111
Website
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best restaurant in Old New Castle and surrounding area

Jessop's has been my family's go-to restaurant in New Castle for a few years. The food has always been excellent and the draft selections are some of the best in New Castle County. Aside from Eulogy in Philly I don't know of any other nearby bar with such a good selection of Belgian drafts. Beer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Doubutsu
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New Castle, Delaware
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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146 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New Castle, Delaware
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Jessop's has been my family's go-to restaurant in New Castle for a few years. The food has always been excellent and the draft selections are some of the best in New Castle County. Aside from Eulogy in Philly I don't know of any other nearby bar with such a good selection of Belgian drafts. Beer prices seem higher on average... More 

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New Castle, Delaware
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food was mediocre but the service and atmosphere was great. The location in historic Old New Castle is a fun place to visit.

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Wilmington, Delaware
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The old tavern atmosphere is great. There is a wide variety of beers to select from. We had lunch there and the food was very good. Good variety on the menu to chose from. Definitely a place to visit if you are in the neighborhood.

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Oceanport, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Hidden away in historic New Castle, this small tavern offers an incredible menu, yummy drinks and great service. On a recent visit, we opted to eat at the bar and were greeted by other patrons at the bar and actually had a great social hour along with a delicious lunch. The menu is varied and is reasonably priced. A great... More 

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I generally don't go for comfort food when I go out, however, I have to say Jessops really delivered a cozy atmoshere and a meal I really enjoyed.I went way off my norm and orderded Shepaerds Pie. It was fantastic. I never order anything like that and usually avoid eateries that have meatloaf and that kind of thing on their... More 

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Franklinville, NJ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

Atmosphere and the wide selection of Craft Beers on tap brought us to this nice Tavern. Lately though the food and service are not what it once was. Maybe a new Chef or an old one that has lost interest is the answer. We will still go but not for the food. What a shame!

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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88 reviews 88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Driving down to Christiana Mall we decided to take a look at colonial New Castle and stopped for lunch. Despite it being a cold Friday afternoon the Tavern was quite busy at 1 PM and we were seated in the next door dining area which had lots of character. Service was very prompt and welcoming. Food was perfect for a... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Nice place, wait staff dresses in period dress. Food was very good and there was a vast variety of craft beer to choose from. Best option in New Castle.

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New Castle, Delaware, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The food and atmosphere is excellent. Didn't have any complaints about the service. We are repeat customers. Nothing bad to say about this restaurant.

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United States
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247 reviews 247 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Jessop's is the oldest tavern in the Delaware, and boy does it look it. They really stick to the historical theme here, it doesn't look like it been cleaned for decades. I had a spinach salad with salmon filet. Big salmon filet, but it was drenched in tarragon. Ugh. The tarragon overwhelmed the salmon, not a nice mix. The spinach... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 114 Delaware Street, New Castle, DE 19720-4814
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  New Castle
  • Phone Number: 302-322-6111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 22
  • Cuisine: American, English, Swedish, Dutch

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?