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Deer Park Tavern

$$ - $$$American, ,
108 W Main St, Newark, DE 19711-3229
+1 302-369-9414
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good49%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
108 W Main St, Newark, DE 19711-3229
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on a typical drive through and decided to stop here. It was not at all busy being a Sunday night in the summer. I ordered the burger with the fried egg. I agree with the previous reviewers that the burgers are a bit...More

Thank mikejacques1969
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Try a beer flight. There are a lot of local beers on tap. The food is also very good. If you go early, you’ll miss the College crowd.

Thank PlinyTheElder84
Reviewed May 16, 2018

If I could give this place a worse than terrible review, I would. I am from Florida and now living in Delaware for the summer. Last week when I arrived at the tavern they did not believe my ID was real although I just recently...More

1  Thank vicky947
Marc A, Owner at Deer Park Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2018

Thank you for providing us with this feedback. We are so sorry to learn you were not more satisfied with your experience. We hope to have the opportunity to show you our true potential!

Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

The burger was cooked correctly and was tasty, the beer was good and served as a good match. The fries were blah unfortunately. The service was fine and the ambiance excellent. The burgers were better than some of the reviews suggested, but those wilted fries...More

Thank Bill N
Reviewed April 2, 2018

This place is a bit underwhelming. It was our second time and does have a few pluses going for it...the Sunday brunch with cheap Bloody Mary's was fun but this last visit was disappointing. It's a shame when you mess up a burger. All three...More

Thank Antoinette B
Marc A, Owner at Deer Park Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2018

Antoinette, I am so sorry you were not more impressed with our restaurant. With 3 overcooked burgers, I understand why. We certainly aren't perfect, but we do strive to be the best. We are eager to fix our mistakes, and take all criticism constructively. I...More

Reviewed February 20, 2018

Our son is a UD graduate and my husband and I periodically make an overnight trip to this fun college town. We have enjoyed Deer Park in the past but were really disappointed in our recent visit. The restaurant was not crowded on a Sunday...More

Thank Pamela M
Marc A, Owner at Deer Park Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2018

I am sorry for the disappointing visit. I hope you will still give us another chance so that you can enjoy yourself at the DPT again like you did in past visits. Please feel free to reach out to me or any on duty manager...More

Reviewed February 14, 2018

Went for Valentine's Day with my husband. Great beers on tap. Husband said best pulled pork he's ever had, and we've lived in SC, Georgia, NC, Texas, and Delaware. Excellent service. A gem.

Thank deb322
Reviewed January 29, 2018

After watching The worst cooks in America" last night on tv, I was looking for a GOOD stuffed burger. This place is here for over TWO HUNDRED years, so I thought it would be good. The burger was ordered "with a little pink in the...More

Thank WolfWings
Reviewed January 22, 2018

The actual food was just OK and the service was slow. We had mimosas, Irish Coffee, and Bloody Marys (we had 8 in our group). The Bloody Marys were $4 as advertised. The coffees were $2.75 + $6 for the shot making an 8oz coffee...More

Thank Ann W
Reviewed November 9, 2017

I spent a lot of Thursday nights at the Deer Park -- 50 years ago when I was an undergrad at Delaware. (We didn't call it UD then.) The food at "The Park" was never the attraction. Much to my surprise, the food is front...More

1  Thank wythany
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Yes we have a large deck that dogs are allowed on! Thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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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