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Chelsea Tavern

$$$
American, Pub, Contemporary
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821 Market Street, Wilmington, DE (Between West 8th & West 9th)
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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10:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups
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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 29
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  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Consistently Very Good

Back for another meal before a show. Crab dip appetizer was very good. My wife had a scallop risotto main course, which was a generous portion - I had to help finish it. I had the buffalo chicken pizza - very good with lingering heat. Wine was $8.50/ glass; Chelsea lager at $5.50 / glass. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
WC-Travelers-75
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West Chester, PA
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Wilmington, Delaware
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great Food, Great Service, Great Atmosphere, Good Value. I would definitewly recommend this Tavern for couples and groups of adults.

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West Chester, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Back for another meal before a show. Crab dip appetizer was very good. My wife had a scallop risotto main course, which was a generous portion - I had to help finish it. I had the buffalo chicken pizza - very good with lingering heat. Wine was $8.50/ glass; Chelsea lager at $5.50 / glass. We enjoyed another very good... More 

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Thank WC-Travelers-75
Fairfax, Virginia
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459 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We met other travelers at Chelsea Tavern on our way to NYC. It had a delightful brunch menu that sold us. Downtown Wilmington was extremely calm on a Sunday morning and we were seated right away. The tavern filled up while we were there, so it is clearly a local favorite for brunch (or the only game in town). In... More 

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Thank ace4444
Frederick, Maryland
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Good menu, good service and excellent choice of wines at affordable prices. I had a marguerite pizza from their large stone pizza oven...very tasty. Wife had a superb dinner salad, from a list of four or five choices.

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Thank Smokeynav
Manning, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We really enjoyed our meal. The service (Josh) was first rate and the meal was delicious. We had the cauliflower gratin appetizer, Scallops risotto and duck breast. All EXCELLENT! Can't wait to go back.

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Thank BobOZee
Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Dinner before show at the Grand . Menu choices are few but good. Atmosphere is good. Menu pricing is average. Service is good. Restrooms are down one long flight of stairs.

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Thank Phillip W
Edison, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

While the service is very attentive (and relatively quick at lunch), the food is very mediocre. There are much better options in the area.

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Thank Blaw10
Wilmington, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I had the ahi tuna sandwich which was just okay. The tuna was not bad but I am not sure it was fresh, it may have been frozen. The brioche roll was kinda stale. The fries were good. We also had the burger which I was told was okay nothing amazing. And we had a Margherita pizza which was the... More 

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Thank rungregrunreallyfast
Woodstown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

great food, well prepared, not typical bar food. convenient to Grand Opera House across street. Make reservations when shows are scheduled!! Busy, a bit noisy but worth the experience.

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Thank whattimestheflight
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

The waitress was spot on with her recommendation - we loved the reuben sandwich. The service was quick so it was great to come here for lunch and get back to the office within 1 hour. The best part was the fries - they gave regular fries, sweet potato fries and crispy onion rings all in one - amazing!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 821 Market Street, Wilmington, DE
    (Between West 8th & West 9th)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Wilmington

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Pub, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups

Description

on Facebook - website doesn't seem to be up yet
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?