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Shellhammer's Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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9C University Plz, Newark, DE 19702-1549
+1 302-738-0758
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Josh is always friendly and makes everyone laugh. Everyone comes for Sunday brunch and he makes us want to come back every week!!!

Thank mandolin0120
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came in for a night with friends and had a great time. Service was exceptional and a special acknowledgement to Joshua and Julez. Will definitely return with friends!

Thank Andre B
Frankfort, Illinois
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

Forget about the strip mall location. Fabulous happy hour specials, both drinks and food, had the bbq chicken quesadilla on Owen the bartender's suggestion, regular menu size portion, regular size tortilla but huge on flavor and just the right size. Only$6. Very friendly crowd, made me feel like a regular. Ask about the Shellhammers card. Super easy to use. So... More 

Thank cc L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

This is my fav go to place to just hangout with friends and the locals. The atmosphere is very warming the minute you walk in the door. The hostess greet you with a smile every time. The bartenders do a fantastic job tending the bar my favs are Angie, Monica, Jessica ,Dillon, Pat and Brett but their all great. The... More 

Thank Stephen S
Newark, Delaware
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

Went on Wednesday when burgers are cheaper. I got the shrimp burger with sweet potato fries. Crowded for a Wednesday but still could talk without yelling.

Thank JohnnyDelwark
Newark, Delaware
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017

Shellhammers has continued to decline since the new ownership. We have been going there since it opened. Today, Sunday, Feb. 5th, we went there for Brunch. We waited close to an hour for breakfast foods! The green pepper and onions that were in the omelets and breakfast burritos were big hard hunks that were barely cooked. The breakfast burritos had... More 

Thank TikiDebbie
Horace S, General Manager at Shellhammer's Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Debbie, I was disappointed to find that you had a poor experience with us this past Sunday, especially seeing that you have been a a guest of ours for so long. I would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you personally to address your concerns. We take our guest's feedback very seriously, and work hard at improving how we... More 

Commack, New York
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79 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2017

In town for business and was advised by hotel to go here. Good food, quick service, friendly staff and nice atmosphere.

Thank Gene P
Newark, Delaware
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

the menu is somewhat limited and seating is to "open space" for me. The place could use a good cleaning. My feet were sticking to the floor. The crowd can be a bit rowdy but it is a bar after all.

Thank happycmper1022
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

Looks can be deceiving. Located in a strip mall, it looks like the place would be small and cramped inside. Not so. High ceilings and plenty of room. We usually go for their half-priced fajitas on Thursday nights. Well, what used to be half-priced. Now they're $10, but still a great value compared to $17.95. They offer happy hour food... More 

Thank MissCasarino
Newark, New Jersey
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142 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on a drive back home front Baltimore. We choose it based on the fact it was #4 of almost 500 in Newark, DE. The tap beers weren't that impressive so I ended up with a couple of very good craft bottles. The Maryland Crab Soup was very spicy - I loved it; however, be warned its hotter... More 

Thank Ricardo S S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $19
American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Business meetings, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9C University Plz, Newark, DE 19702-1549
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: +1 302-738-0758
Shellhammer's is a warm comfortable place to enjoy lunch, brunch or dinner. Happy Hour is always jumping with awesome everyday specials.

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