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423 North Broad Street, Middletown, DE 19709
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Middletown, Delaware
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We are new to the area and eat out frequently. We have found that the bar makes us feel at home and food is creative, delicious, well prepared and presented nicely, specially for the price. The staff has been friendly and has provided excellent service. In addition, they are willing and capable of accommodating special needs such as my gluten... More 

Thank fasabel
Bear, Delaware
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went there just to check it out and found a real treasure. They have the best chicken wings in the area. On Monday nights they have a $15 Burger, Bourbon and Beer special that is incredible. The food is great, their specialty beers are excellent and the bar is very comfortable. The lower seating area is a little dark... More 

Thank BCBartlett
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266 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Read about 1861 in a local article so we thought we'd give it a try. It wasn't obvious to find on the road and parking is very limited but we were glad we looked. The restaurant is basically in the basement of an older building but that only adds to the charm. The restaurant was comfortable with a lot of... More 

Thank Borioles97
New Castle, Delaware
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Don't let the location fool you! The food and ambience is wonderful! I order from the "small plate" menu and it was the perfect size. The schnitzel with salad and bacon jam was crispy and the meat was very tender. The truffle fries (also on the small plate menu) were big enough to share and were Nice and crispy on... More 

Thank Maureen M
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

Visited 1861 for the first time with friends. The restaurant is located in the basement of a Salon and other shops. Although dark inside, it reminds me of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia and New York. Everything on the menu sounded delicious. I decided to try the Scallops and the Salmon for dinner. Oh my. It was the best food... More 

Thank Megan b
Dove Canyon, California, United States
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

We were in Middletown for a couple of days for business. One of my associates wanted to try 1861, so we agreed (wanting to avoid a 'chain' - enough of those when you travel regularly for business. Parking was a bit of a challenge initially (the small lot was full) - so one of us went into the restaurant and... More 

Thank Stephen N
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Atmosphere us very nice, staff was very friendly and service was good. Meal was very good and well worth the visit

Thank Pat A
Alexandria, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

Wonderful ambiance, well-appointed menu, and outstanding food. Service varies, but mostly above average. Ideal place for date night, or for cocktails. Not easy to find, but well-worth the effort!

Thank Bill B
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Very cozy atmosphere. Awesome friendly staff. Spectacular wine selection. Can't wait to go back. $15 to try 6 different wines and they give you a nice portion to taste. Wine Wednesday see you there!

Thank DanaRaeK
Boston, MA
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85 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

On a recent client trip, we were taken to this restaurant by our client host. We entered what looked like the basement of a building, only to find a really charming restaurant. My wife had the crabcakes, which she raved about, and our host had Divers Scallops, which he said were fabulous, as was his main dish, the duck. Having... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 423 North Broad Street, Middletown, DE 19709
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: 302-376-7956

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