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Deer Park Tavern

American, Bar, Pub
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108 W Main St, Newark, DE 19711-3229 (Elkton Rd.)
9:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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150 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked in for lunch around 12:30 on Sunday & there were 6 waitstaff/hosts (male & female) crowded around the hostess stand. They were all looking at us but not one of them greeted us. Not even a half smile. The girl in the center finally said "how many". Then seated us at the closest table to the host stand.... More 

Thank ILuvVacationing
Newark, Delaware, United States
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237 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Then you won't be disappointed! The Burgers are tasty and the young serving staff provides good service. I know this is a college hangout; but it needs a lot of improvement on the area of cleanliness. Our table was a sticky mess. Better luck next time. Cheers!

1 Thank Robert H
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

You cannot wait to much from a Pub meant to College students. Not that great quality on beers on tap and cheap food fingers

Thank Leonardo M
Columbia, Maryland
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136 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Large portions and many menu options. Good service. Great popcorn! Young waitstaff try hard. College hangout ambience m

Thank Steve E
Succasunna, New Jersey
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Good burgers; good service. Friendly atmosphere. Crowded bar, but seating was set apart from bar, so noise level didn't affect meal.

Thank Joanne C
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285 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

I can't do a full review because I left before even being seated. Deer Park is an institution in Newark but I haven't been in years so my husband and I thought we would go for lunch. We walked in and we were struck right away by how dirty it was from the wood floors to the dining tables. No... More 

1 Thank Borioles97
AshbyHospitality, Owner at Deer Park Tavern, responded to this review

We are sorry that you were unable to dine with us the other day. We can assure you that sanitation and cleanliness are our top priorities here and are truly shocked to learn that you have felt otherwise. As these are concerns that have never been brought to our attention before we will be speaking to all members of our... More 

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

I confess that this place is special to me since I lived in Newark for six years. But the food is really pretty good and it's just a nice casual place to meet friends for drinks. On this visit, I was with the family in the morning. Kids had brunch food and I ordered a burger. All was very good,... More 

1 Thank Keith M
Staten Island, New York
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

We love it here! Great staff, excellent food and an awesome crowd make for a bar worth driving down from NYC. This was our second time and definitely not our last. The place is very old, but well maintained and clean.

Thank Anne R
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Went with a group traveling on business, the food was average. I had the nightly special, all you can eat wings for $11.99, they were very average. The others had sandwiches that were better. Good draft beer list. Staff is very nice!

Thank Tom l
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The Deer Park Tavern is a well know Newark institution. The building dates back to the mid 1800's. It was a Hotel and tavern. It is Registered on the National Register of Historical places. My grandfather who lived in Newark used to go there during the 1930's and 1940's. It is popular with the University of Delaware crowd located within... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 W Main St, Newark, DE 19711-3229
    (Elkton Rd.)
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: 302-369-9414

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Wilmington, Delaware
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