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The Reef

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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 7
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
twoforfun01
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Delco, PA USA
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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66 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Went to the Reef to watch Temple football bowl game. Had to ask four different people to turn on tv. Finally after almost 15 minutes they turned the game on....missed kick off...oh well....ordered some food in the meantime. Extra large order of crabs...no crackers for shells, no lemon, no little fork...don't mind paying $26 for crabs.,.but give me a chance... More 

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Thank Bennett F
Delco, PA USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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2 Thank twoforfun01
Hagerstown MD
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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Thank rspeaker67
Mesa, Arizona
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank Jen A
Wilmington, DE
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175 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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Thank martinianyone
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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank Moytle
Wilmington, Delaware
1 review
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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Thank DeResident
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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Thank Annette W
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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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?