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The House of William & Merry

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1336 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707-9557
+1 302-234-2255
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1336 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707-9557
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband picked this restaurant to go to for his birthday, it was our second time here. I do not particularly like paying so much for a meal, and for so little on my plate. I know, I know, it's FINE DINING. My ravioli was...More

Thank yellowchippnm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The House of William and Merry does its utmost to be a fine dining destination. The product of the vision of owners William the Chef and Merry the manager, it offers carefully selected local fare, cooked masterfully, and presented artfully. I didn’t feel that the...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While Delaware is not necessarily known as a culinary Mecca, there is a handful of outstanding restaurants offering fine-dining experiences here. On any given night, The House of William & Merry could be considered the best restaurant in the state, perhaps even the region. The...More

Thank Anthony R
Reviewed May 14, 2018

A good prix fixe menu for mother's day. Three courses where the pate was a tasty selection, beautifully plated as a appetizer. The catfish was a delicious and surprising main course selection. An extensive wine list and a good beer selection. The dessert menu looks...More

Thank AlisonjR57
Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

Came here with business colleagues and still a perfect location and dinner. They just changed to the spring menu and it as just divine. My deviled egg was absolutely amazing. The tuna tartare was extremely tasty. Main course of cabonara with clams was absolutely superb....More

1  Thank Monkey168
Reviewed April 9, 2018

We went on a high recommendation and were disappointed as compared to other restaurants of this price range. Just seemed that they were trying too hard to be fancy and we found the evening to be pricey.

Thank Gregg F
Reviewed April 2, 2018

Great food, charming atmosphere, and friendly service. Perfect for a nice date night out. Fine dining restaurant with an exciting food and drink menu. Not somewhere I would eat on a regular basis, but works for a special occasion.

1  Thank Andrea C
Reviewed March 25, 2018

We had lunch at William and Merry, our first time there. The service was attentive and the food was good. The only downside is that it is rather small and seems that it could be loud at dinnertime - the table are rather close together,...More

1  Thank Happytraveler87
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Fabulous food and service in a quaint setting. Fresh and varied menu with imaginative offerings from a very talented chef.

1  Thank Phengelis
Reviewed December 22, 2017

Two couples dined here just before Christmas. We sat upstairs seating at 5:30. By 6:30 the room was full and lively, noisy, but not too noisy. Our server was absolutely perfect. She greeted us, took our drink orders, explained the specials and checked on us...More

1  Thank appetitetogo
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May 11, 2015|
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Response from Bill K | Reviewed this property |
I don't that businesses should try to be everything to everybody. William and Merry is not a large group restaurant and their food is for the adventerous foodie type. Raw food like oysters, carpaccio Caesar Salad with raw... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1336 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707-9557
    (Valley Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Hockessin
  • Phone Number: +1 302-234-2255
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