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Jessop's Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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114 Delaware Street, New Castle, DE 19720-4814
+1 302-322-6111
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My 1st time there..had lunch with my boyfriend...really yummmmm grilled cheese...my boyfriend had pulled pork sandwich...had a really nice kick to it...

Thank spa59
Clayton, De
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For the past two years since discovering Jessops, we have had meals for lunch and dinner and also different seasons. The staff is dressed in Colonial attire and the service is attentive and extremely polite. Rare. The attention to not only the superb food and generous quantities, but to serving detail is impeccable. You will eat off pewter plates. Your... More 

Thank Mary B
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73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to new castle for a day visit. Was recommended Jessops. Friendly greeting at door, waitress pleasant. Ordered meatloaf sandwich and crab cake in a roll along with sweet potato fries. Crab cake was tasty but fries were cold ( don't know if they're supposed to be!) meatloaf was ok, could've done with more seasoning. Old tavern, I would certainly... More 

Thank kinrosslady
Wilmington, Delaware
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in the area and often go to New Castle, as we enjoy its quaintness. Jessop's is a very cozy and old world place to dine. All of dinning has been great. They also have a great craft bear selection. My wife and I highly recommend Jessop's

Thank David K
Wilmington, Delaware
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old New Castle is unique, in that (unlike Williamsburg, VA) this town is still original, and not re-created. Jessop's is in a row house that was built in the 1600's as a private residence. You won't find better historic ambience anywhere. The food, while just average, is pub food. I have had both the Dutch pot roast, and the Shepherd's... More 

Thank Linda19810
Eastern Shore Maryland
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95 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for dinner on our way home from Philly on a cold, rainy Saturday night. Showed up about 45 minutes early for our 7:00 reservation, but they were able to seat us right away. Great beer menu and server was knowledge about it. She made 2 very good recommendations for us. Upscale tavern fare menu with reasonable prices. Had... More 

Thank passlaw2
Middletown, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old Colonial tavern with period recipes on some of the dishes...like Shepards Pie and Roast beef. Tasty and plentiful. Partner had baked salmon which she declared, "Terrific." Roast beef was most like pulled pork, but tasty, served with a gravy topping which would have benefited with a couple additional tablespoons full. Belgian beers on tap. Excellent but a bit pricey... More 

Thank Robert H
Middletown, Delaware
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch last week. Our first visit. Very nice colonial atmosphere and good service. We had pot pie. My wife had the chicken, and I had the steak and ale. Both were very good with plenty of meat, vegetables, and just the right amount of gravy. Topped with very light and flaky crusts that were perfectly baked to... More 

Thank John B
New York
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61 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

Cozy colonial atmosphere. Specializes in large selection of beers. Soups are original and hearty. Traditional crab cakes and rich ice creams.

Thank FPWhitePlains
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

My wife and I are "regulars" and usually stop in once a week. The dining rooms are nice (they are "cozy") but we sit at the bar for dinner and a show. The bar staff are all great and chatting with the locals always leads to interesting stories. The food...well you better be hungry! The food is great and the... More 

Thank Joe R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $22
American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 Delaware Street, New Castle, DE 19720-4814
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  New Castle
  • Phone Number: +1 302-322-6111
Jessop's proudly specializes in Belgian Beers. We carry over 300 bottles and 21 drafts.

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