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Chelsea Tavern

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Contemporary, Pub
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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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11:30 am - 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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  • 29
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  • 40
    Very good
  • 23
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  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Beer and Pub Food

The beer menu is the hit at this downtown location, but the food is consistent and solid. Try to wings (siracha) and burgers, but many sandwiches are creative and fun. The Dirty Burger is a special treat if you have done your cardio lately, and the onion rings are worth a splurge. They have a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
TheDeacon87
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Great Falls, Virginia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

What a gem. Nice place with friendly staff. Very interesting menu and the items that we ordered for our table were really great.

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Great Falls, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The beer menu is the hit at this downtown location, but the food is consistent and solid. Try to wings (siracha) and burgers, but many sandwiches are creative and fun. The Dirty Burger is a special treat if you have done your cardio lately, and the onion rings are worth a splurge. They have a great outdoor seating area that... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Due to Groupon, my husband and I have been visiting this restaurant since October 2014. Seating has never been a problem for Open Table reservations are made. The food and service have always been great! We enjoy going on Saturdays for the beer flight special of $12. The only issue has been with parking, especially when the Grand, which is... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great Rueben and Southwestern Shrimp Salad. Good Beer selection by the bottle tried a new one from dog fish head and Chelsea's own house beer - pretty good. over atmosphere and service were good tad bit overpriced menu but the food was very good and good portions!

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Fort Worth, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The restaurant is conveniently located within walking distance of the business district of downtown and a slightly more challenging walk from the waterfront. The food was excellent. Drinks were moderately priced. Excellent selection of beers and cocktails. A diverse menu for a tavern. Food was very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This restaurant is Located across the street from the grand opera house, where we were going to see a show. The staff was friendly and the food was great! I had fish and chips which was delicious! My husband had buffalo chicken sandwich which I also liked. It was also priced well. Overall great place! Will go again when I'm... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This place has an excellent craft beer menu. Many items on tap that you wouldn't expect to see, even in can or bottle selection (Oskar Blue's Gubna for example - on tap!). Food is decent, not great. Ordered the calamari & it was not fresh, seemed a bit over fried. Had the scallops & risotto, which was ok, but the... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I loved the menu at Chelsea Tavern. They have many things to choose from, but the pizza was excellent, the brussel sprouts were amazing and the crab dip was really great. Our server was attentive, friendly and entertaining. I really enjoyed the atmosphere here and would definitely go back.

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Buffalo, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This bar/restaurant had decent pub food-appetizers, salads and burgers. The service is good and they offer take out as well.

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Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My wife and I had intended to visit Chelsea Tavern before a performance at the Grand Opera House a couple weeks ago, but snow got in the way of those plans. We decided to pay them a visit on a Sunday evening (3/22). Our waiter helped me find a beer that I enjoyed very much off of their extensive beer... More 

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Additional Information about Chelsea Tavern

Address: 821 Market Street, Wilmington, DE
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Wilmington
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Contemporary, Pub

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business

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?