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Chelsea Tavern

$$$
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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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 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
Lunch while working

I'm in town for meetings and came here for lunch. It was very tasty and well served. Service very good and quick. Had a very good time, definitely recommend this place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Joaxos
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Mexico City, Mexico
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Market street at night is very nice. The trees are lit with twinkling lights and parking is easy. The Chelsea Tavern has a great outdoor seating area. Inside the atmosphere was good. It was clean but I was not that impressed with the meal. The red wine was hot to start. I ordered scallops with lemon infused couscous. Scallops were... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I'm in town for meetings and came here for lunch. It was very tasty and well served. Service very good and quick. Had a very good time, definitely recommend this place.

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Dover, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We dined at Chelsea Tavern before an event at The Grand on Saturday Aug 15th. Our server, Meg, was very helpful and provided excellent service. My wife's duck breast dinner was cooked to perfection. I had the 3-course prix-fix menu of Grilled Peach Salad, Teriyaki Meatloaf, and Vanilla Creme Brûlée. I highly recommend the Grilled Peach Salad. It had fresh... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I've had some really good meals here and some truly disappointing ones. A special during restaurant week was unique and delicious. The salad with pears is absolutely delicious and we enjoyed the soft pretzels. But a reuben was very greasy and tasteless. My friend had a pizza and only ate one slice saying she really didn't like it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

In my opinion this is the only casual place to eat (aside from a sandwich or burger chain) in Wilmington. Its reasonably priced and features interesting options. The portions are huge and the staff was friendly. The atmosphere is a bit sparse, but overall, its worth recommending.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I had excellent salmon. I sat with a group of 6 and we all enjoyed our meals and the service. Bar is small but nice/friendly with a good bartender. I would definitely go back. The only concern I had was that there wasn't a ton of activity during the middle of the week.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We were traveling home from PA to NC and it was around lunch time. We decided to venture into downtown Wilmington to see what it was like. Can’t remember how we found Chelsea’s. We did some internet search as we were getting off the highway. The downtown area seemed very light for a Saturday afternoon. We were a little disappointed... More 

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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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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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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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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Doing business, Bar scene

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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