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18 Carpenter Plaza, Wilmington, DE 19810
302 529 1985
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
First time visit and we will be back again. And, they have live music!

This was our first time at The Reef. I called ahead since this was our first time and I wasn’t sure what the crowd would be like. Jessie took the call and was very friendly. I explained this is our first visit and we would be coming early but would like to stay for the band, coming on later... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Delco, PA USA
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Delco, PA USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was our first time at The Reef. I called ahead since this was our first time and I wasn’t sure what the crowd would be like. Jessie took the call and was very friendly. I explained this is our first visit and we would be coming early but would like to stay for the band, coming on later. She... More 

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Hagerstown MD
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Typical bar/pub atmosphere. High tables, band playing, football on the big screen, and lots of fried greasy food.

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I found The Reef using google. Was hoping for a decent "local" meal on a business trip. Called in an order and the staff was very nice. Food was ready right on time and the environment was welcoming. Enjoyed my dinner, thanks for a great meal!

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Wilmington, DE
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The Reef is hit or miss as far as service, the food and parking (not that they can do much about the parking). I don't live too far from here and several of us come here often to listen to the live music. But this night we arrived around 7:00 for a drink and some food and just about every... More 

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Pennslyvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is one of those of those places that has been around for a long time and could be either amazing or not so memorable. Unfortunately this restaurant is not so amazing. The people who work there seem to be hard workers-they are friendly and have a smile for you, but the service was terrible and the food had little... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We have been here dozens of times to get a nice steak. They are pretty good, but the service was always awful. Don't go late night you will be disappointed. Timmy liked it.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I've been here twice and have had a good experience both times. The food is reasonably priced and of good quality. Their meatballs and burgers are good. I like the entertainment as well. They have bands and a Sex Trivia night which is fun.

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West Grove, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

The Reef is just a good , affordable establishment for drinks , dinner and live music . The staff is friendly and it's obvious that it is the "local watering hole for area residents ". Don't let the appearance fool you . Good bar food and entertainment . We all need places like this to hang out !

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

A couple of our neighbors were saying how good The Reef was so we decided to give it a try. We went on a week night so it wasn't busy. You seat yourself so we got a table. We sat there for close to 15 minutes and no one had come over with menus or to talk to us. There... More 

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Smyrna, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This place looks like a hole in the wall bar. But looks are definitely deceiving as the food is delicious. I highly recommend the Shrimp Chesapeake; you get your pasta, sauce, crab, and shrimp all in one tasty dish.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 Carpenter Plaza, Wilmington, DE 19810
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: 302 529 1985

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?