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Jessop's Tavern

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American, Dutch, English, Swedish
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114 Delaware Street, New Castle, DE 19720-4814
302-322-6111
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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
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    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
Jessop's Tavern in Old New Castle

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
48Maryann
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New Castle, Delaware
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
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155 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Albrightsville, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

My wife,myself and another couple found Jessop's Tavern on line. We thought the menu looked good, boy were we in for a surprise. Some of the reviews said there portions were large, but they were huge! The hostess brought us through the bar area and into a back room. It was very rustic and cozy. Erika was our server and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Two couples ate dinner here last night! The tavern's decor is authentic to colonial time and the wait staff is dressed to the period as well. We had 3 appetizers, crab dip, grilled shrimp and mussels, all were delicious. The 4 entrees we chose were huge, and each person thoroughly enjoyed their food. The shepherd's pie could have easily been... More 

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I was so impressed by the choice of Belgian beers ad the charm of this place. But the food was not to be outdone by the beer guide. The homemade crust really made the pot pies shine. Very flaky obviously made there by someone who knows what pastry crust should be. Don't forget to try their sweet potato fries. Its... More 

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Rahway, New Jersey, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

This is a delightful place for lunch or dinner. The wait staff was both friendly and efficient. The crab dip appetizer was the best I ever had. My chicken pot pie was delicious. The homemade ice cream was the perfect ending.

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Hamilton, New Jersey, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We stumbled upon this great bar on our trip to New Castle and we just fell in love. It was around Halloween time and they had a great selection of pumpkin flavored beers and this amazing woodchuck cider that we still crave every day! their butternut squash soup was amazing and my boyfriend ordered fish and chips that were fantastic!... More 

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newark, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We have been here frequently and for the most part found it very good. Tonight we ordered the prime rib special. The meat was so tough and full of fat that I sent mine back. My husband ate his but said it was terrible (tough and full of fat). Our server brought me another serving and it was just awful.... More 

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Clarksboro, New Jersey
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96 reviews 96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This old colonial tavern is so warm and inviting. It feels like a little piece of Colonial Williamsburg right here in the tri-state area. While my husband and I don't drink, we adore old taverns for their decor and laid back atmosphere. Jessop's menu has a little something for just about every taste. My personal favorite is their bread-bowl creations.... More 

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New Castle, Delaware
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You can always depend on solid execution of Jessup's colonial menu, and their friendly bar and wait staff, but if you are a fan of Belgian beer (or just great beer in general), then you need to get to Jessup's. Their beer list blows away Eulogy and Monk's in Philly, and they actually have the beer they list in stock... 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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

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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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, Dutch, English, Swedish

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