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Chelsea Tavern

821 Market Street, Wilmington, DE
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Ranked #84 of 475 Restaurants in Wilmington
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Price range: $30 - $30
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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69% Recommend
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English first
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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134 reviews 134 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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Madison, Wisconsin
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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

This seems like it might be a fun place for drinks and dinner on a more popular night than Sunday. We were the only diners though it was fairly late. The food was OK but nothing special. I have no complaints just wouldn't suggest making this a destination to eat. They had lots of tap beers including some local ones... More

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Englewood, Colorado
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We showed up at 4 pm with 10, people and no reservation. We were quickly accommodated. Service was excellent and food selection and quality was great. My son didn't like his burger bun (which was described clearly but we of course didn't pay attention! ) and the quickly switched it out at no charge OR issue.

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