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Arner's Family Restaurant

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201 N Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720-6450
+1 302-322-3279
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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New Castle, Delaware
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2015

This restaurant has all the makings of long term customer returns. Good food all the time. The dinner is just mouth watering what ever you order.

Thank Debra M
New Jersey
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2015

We have eaten here many times over the years but our visit today was the first time in quite a while. Let's just say we will NOT be back. The first thing we noticed when we entered was the odor. I can't quite put my finger on it but it was definitely an unclean smell. Wasn't sure if it was... More 

1 Thank disneysteve
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Besides what I make at home, it's the best I've ever had! The side of fried? potatoes could stand to be more seasoned though. The dessert case always looks yummy but I have yet to partake. Otherwise typical diner fare. Average service. Oh! Don't try the sausage biscuits and gravy. Zero flavor, hardly any sausage, and served over hard as... More 

Thank Marisa H
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Arner's has been here for years providing diner style food & fresh bakery goods. New management has made big changes, some not so good. The waitstaff remained the same, all are pleasant & knowledgeable about the food on the menu. Unpredictable if your meal will arrive to your table in a reasonable amount of time or whether food served is... More 

Thank Margaret D
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

This place is seriously dirty. The servers looked like they were wearing dirty clothes and haven't taken a shower in weeks. Floors in the dining area and bathroom are disgusting. When I first pulled in the parking lot I thought it was closed because there weren't any cars in the lot. It has gone downhill big time. On top of... More 

2 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
New Castle, Delaware
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66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2015

A shame how this iconic area diner has deteriorated. OK for breakfast, our latest visit for dinner was mediocre at best. Another couple complained about the food quality as we were leaving. Large menu selection which may be part f the problem. Back in the day, they did a volume business that could support a large menu. Now days the... More 

2 Thank Mike R
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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310 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a great little spot. Diner food but EXCELLENT diner food. My girlfriends and I had a great lunch. The PIE was delicious now mind you it was expensive, more than I have 'ever' paid for a pie, Peach but darn was it GOOD! The wait staff was nice and efficient. I would go back!

Thank s w
New Castle, Delaware
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015

The food was mediocre. Lots of selections to choose from. The salad bar needed refreshing. Wait staff were friendly and efficient. They have wonderful homemade desserts (known for their pies). You can purchase a whole pie to have at home (may require pre-ordering).

1 Thank 48Maryann
Wilmington, Delaware
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328 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2015

Lunch - you once had to wait in line to be seated..........not any more. Breakfast - pricey and not what it was ,,,,,,,,Dinner is still a bargain but the place generally empty. Of you want a great Pie or Cake - this is still a top choice.........the pastry is outstanding Not certain if it is the hurt by all the... More 

5 Thank Herm B
Ocean View, Delaware
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94 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

I wish I could give zero stars to this poor excuse for a restaurant... On the way back from Philly to our beach house recently, my wife and I stopped in for a sandwich. We were led to a nice booth and greeted by a young girl waitress. My wife ordered a grilled cheese and asked for some DICED tomatoes... More 

3 Thank Gary A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 N Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720-6450
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  New Castle
  • Phone Number: +1 302-322-3279

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?