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Chelsea Tavern

821 Market Street, Wilmington, DE
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Ranked #72 of 473 Restaurants in Wilmington
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Price range: $30 - $30
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between West 8th & West 9th
Transit: Chelsea Tavern is located at the heart of North Market Street 2 blocks from the Dart Bus Hub at Rodney Square & 8 blocks from the Wilmington Train Station.
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English first
Silver Spring, Maryland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Great location right opposite the Grand Opera Theatre. WE hadn't thought about reservations but the staff managed to find us a table. We sat outside which was much nicer than inside. The Food was good. We had some onion rings (great batter) and then fish and chips. The best fish and chips I have ever had outside Scotland. Huge, and... More

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Vero Beach, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

The beer selection was extensive(seems like everywhere these days has a large selection). The food was basic pub/sports bar fare..not very exciting or all that tasty and fairly pricey also.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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134 reviews 134 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Loved the beer selection and the food was good and very different. Sweet waitress but my daughter is vegan and asked about menu options (we had been told on the phone there were options). When she ordered a salad, the waitress asked if she wanted steak or chicken on it. Huh??

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We asked the server to recommend beer and got tastings that were right on what we liked. We were at the bar during a world cup game and the bar was busy but the staff were always attentive and we never had to wait. Recommended is the cheese tray, it was fantastic and went well with the beer we ordered.

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Portland, Oregon
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I was with a group staying at a nearby hotel. The service was excellent. The food was not gourmet, but very good pub grub. We were fortunate to have some discount coupons and so the cost was extremely reasonable. I would not hesitate to return to the Chelsea on my next trip to Wilmington.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

The beer selection was great. They have a large variety on tap, and an even larger selection bottled. On Saturday, they offer a "flight" of 5 6oz beers for $12. The atmosphere is typical of a pub: dimly lit, music/TVs, and booths/bar/tables. The food was a bit underwhelming considering the price. While it was not bad, it was by no... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We ordered from the dinner menu, not pub food, which may have been our mistake. We both had scallops and risotto, and the scallops were so bitter and salty, I couldn't eat them. The waitress suggested trout instead, I said that would be fine, then she brought out another plate of scallops. Just as bad as the first ones. I... More

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New Castle, Delaware
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We made reservations on the open table website which was quite easy, we were seated right away. We picked this restaurant because we were going to see a show across the street at the Grand. We decided to split a sandwich and a personal pizza. I ordered the bbq pork and he ordered the buffalo chicken pizza. there was sooo... More

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Wilmington DE
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I have been to Chelsea Tavern before for drinks, but we had dinner there for the first time. The menu has a nice variety, runs the gamut of nice appetizers for snacking, to salads, wood fired pizza, burgers, and nice entrees. We had the Short Rib Mac & Cheese and Peppercorn Crusted Ahi Tuna. Both meals were delicious and had... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

I've been here 5-6 times, and each time I find a few things on the menu that sound really, really good. However, I've never left the place thinking I had a great meal. It's not bad, just not really tasty. The beer list is quite impressive, though.

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