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Cantwell's Tavern

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109 Main Street, Odessa, DE
302-376-0600
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Just opened to the public on December 14, 2011. Located in the historic...
Just opened to the public on December 14, 2011. Located in the historic Hotel in the historical disrict encompassing The Historic Houses of Odessa. Holiday atmosphere is festive for the whole town.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Never dissapointed

I'm at Cantwell's at least once a month and I've never had something I didn't like. Crab dip is delicious and their desserts are out of this world. Love the atmosphere and the wait staff is very pleasant

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Erin C
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Smyrna, Delaware, United States
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Smyrna, Delaware, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I'm at Cantwell's at least once a month and I've never had something I didn't like. Crab dip is delicious and their desserts are out of this world. Love the atmosphere and the wait staff is very pleasant

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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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88 reviews 88 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This tavern is a perfect fit for this lovely little historic town. It is nicely renovated with interesting cozy rooms. The food we had was very good. Southern Fried Oysters were perfectly done and served in a substantial portion. The menu is diverse with interesting new choices and variations on old standards. All were quite satisfied with their choices. We... More 

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Chestertown, Maryland
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105 reviews 105 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We've eaten at Cantwell's many times and it's always a favorite. Odessa is a pretty, small colonial town and Cantwell's is also a historic building with a number of dining areas on 2 floors. In the summer, there is also outdoor dining. Food is very good, nice beer selection, and the menu is changed regularly.

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Townsend, Delaware, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The wait staff was excellent. On Wednesdays they have Tapas night. For smaller appetites or those on a diet this is a fantastic option. The tapas menu changes. Last week was lamb and potatoes with a sauce. This week was venison with a cranberry sauce and sweet potato mash. The tapas are only $5, which leaves plenty for drinks. There... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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60 reviews 60 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

It had been a long time since we last stopped by this historic establishment, willing to give them a second chance following a very disappointing visit over a year ago. Glad we came back. Starting with the Service, our young waitress was very attentive, pleasant and efficient. The ambiance is great as you enjoy the historic value of this old... More 

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Newark, Delaware
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

if you are looking for a place for a group or a quiet dinner. this is the place. I took my husband there for his birthday. The waiter knew all about the beer that they served, which was great or my husband (he drinks beer). The food was hot when it arrived, the waiter was very attentive. We booked the... More 

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Middletown, DE
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70 reviews 70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The ambience is great and the bar is very nice. The service is most often very good but the food is definitely hit or miss. Serving sizes tend to be small for the price

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Wilmington, Delaware
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Decided to go to Cantwell for lunch so neither of us would have to travel very far. Had never been here or heard much about it. The atmosphere is very charming. I had a small plate of the southern fried oysters which were delicious. The service was very good and friendly. The staff was also very friendly. I plan on... More 

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Middletown, Delaware
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Service was great, Stephanie saw to all we needed. Food was wonderful! The presentation was first class and so was the flavor...

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Wilmington, Delaware, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My husband and I went for lunch to start the New Year and were very pleased with our choice. The Sangria was delicious and my husband said his Bloody Mary was quite tasty. My crab cake was yummy, as were the French fries - couldn't even finish them. My husband had the lunch special, which was shrimp and scallops in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 109 Main Street, Odessa, DE
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Odessa
  • Phone Number: 302-376-0600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Just opened to the public on December 14, 2011. Located in the historic Hotel in the historical disrict encompassing The Historic Houses of Odessa. Holiday atmosphere is festive for the whole town.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 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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