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Washington Street Ale House

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1206 N Washington St, Wilmington, DE 19801-1020
(302) 658-2537
Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Open now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Enjoyed the appetizers

Party of eleven stopped in for a late lunch. The appetizers were excellent. Most memorable were the cheese steak spring rolls, hot pretzels with dipping sauces, and potato wedges. I was disappointed with my lunch salad. It was average. Everyone else enjoyed their lunch though no one raved. Though... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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95 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Party of eleven stopped in for a late lunch. The appetizers were excellent. Most memorable were the cheese steak spring rolls, hot pretzels with dipping sauces, and potato wedges. I was disappointed with my lunch salad. It was average. Everyone else enjoyed their lunch though no one raved. Though the apps were a huge hit, the rest was just okay.

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Boothwyn, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Nice meeting place for happy hour, but the bar service is a bit hit-or-miss. We like to have a quick meal at the bar after work and it can be difficult getting efficient service at times. Food is pretty good. Would still go back!

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DE
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

My husband and I met some friends for dinner here on a Friday night and we were all very disappointed. We ate in the restaurant area. The service was very poor, the waitress was very inattentive, food preparation was slow, and the quality of the food was terrible. In regards to the food, we ordered the nachos to start. We've... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Also want to mention all of the glasses - 4 beer flight and water glasses had tacky feel to them. Beer house needs their glasses to be immaculate...

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Nice beer selection and a decent bar scene. Not too expensive. However, food wasn't so great. And I wish I had sat at the bar instead of a table - the waitress kept on forgetting about actually serving her tables...

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Monroe
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I went to visit my friend to bring in the New Year. We ate at various places but on my last night there, I couldn't make up my mind as far as what to eat. I pulled up my Yelp app on my tablet and he chose this spot because it was around the corner from where he lived. We... More 

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Delaware
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My hubby and I went to Wash St Ale House on New Years and they were serving their Brunch menu. Nice Bloody Mary Bar! We both had the steak and eggs with toast to soak up the previous evenings good time. This is a typical Gastropoda with a typical bar atmosphere. There was a nice seating area in the back... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Service rather slow, bartenders seemed more interested in talking to regulars than all paying customers...Food...burger and sweet potato fries, $17!!...sweet potato fries were terrible, maybe the plan was to fry them twice...cause they were limp and tasteless and to think I was charged an extra $1!!...french onion soup generous portion and tasty. Weird thing was the recurring loud and annoying... More 

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Delaware
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

there are million better bars. have never eaten here, drinks at the bar several times. takes a long time to get a drink, even longer to get your tab and you feel like they are doing you a favor.

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Just visited for a business lunch and was pleasantly surprised by the food. Had the blueberry iced tea which was quite refreshing, house salad and the turkey focaccia sandwich. The house salad dressing was delicious and the fries had a lovely bbq-esque seasoning which was quite tasty. the turkey sandwich itself was bland and left much to be desired. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1206 N Washington St, Wilmington, DE 19801-1020
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: (302) 658-2537

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?