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Deer Park Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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108 W Main St, Newark, DE 19711-3229 (Elkton Rd.)
+1 302-369-9414
11:30 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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Pequannock, New Jersey
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393 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a nice lunch with family on accepted student day. We had a nice plate of nachos & two of us had the crab cakes & they were very good. My son had a chicken sandwich & he said it was just ok. The service was great. Worth a visit.

Thank Rich H
Wilmington, Delaware
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been going to Deer Park for over 30 years- used to be best place for nachos etc. Tonight's visit may be last for a long time the nachos literally had no cheese! Paying $14 for nachos with no cheese is an abomination. One of the cheapest ingredients possible. Anyway- historically fun vibe in college town but will find a new... More 

Thank cathy c
Marc A, Owner at Deer Park Tavern, responded to this review

Hello, While we are happy to hear that you have been a long-time customer of ours, we regret to learn that you may not be returning. Our nachos are a crowd favorite and we apologize that we have disappointed you. We encourage our guests to bring their concerns to the attention of their wait staff or our management team right... More 

New Jersey
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217 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1/22/17-We stopped here after ice skating with the grand children. The food was delicious and the service was excellent.I haven`t been here since my son graduated UD 11 yrs ago. They have an extraordinary selection of draft beers-too bad I had to drive . Definitely worth the stop if you are in the area!

Thank TomQuinlan19
Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

I grew up in this area and haven't been in here for about 30 years. The great part about this place is old tavern look, dark wood and cozy quarters. Good selection of drafts in big name brewery's and lesser known. This place used to be known for their nachos but we had the Eastern Shore pretzels that had real... More 

Thank Matt P
Bowie, Maryland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Our son goes to UD and we usually stop into the bar for a quick bite, and unfortunately the bar was full. However, we did get a table and we were so blessed to have this amazing red headed waitress named Megan. She was so funny, tentative to our needs, and got our food and drinks quickly. The food is... More 

Thank rmwillard1954
Elkton, Maryland
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

We went with a group for Brunch on Sunday. The food was very good but the bloody Mary bar was even better. Watch out for the Dave's insanity sauce!!

Thank TCboater
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Live music! Great food! Great atmosphere! Two stories! Bar was amazing! Live and friendly! Definitely an amazing night life place!

Thank ChristopherPSenger
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Seven of my coworkers and I visited on a weekday. Our server was friendly and prompt. We were told they were famous for their nachos and different types of gator tots, so we got those. They were good but not great. It is a neat old restaurant. It seems like it would have the university of Delaware college crowd at... More 

Thank ladyschnell
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161 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

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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253 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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: +1 302-369-9414

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