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Cantwell's Tavern

109 Main St, Odessa, DE 19730-2005
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (20 reviews)
“crab cakes” (33 reviews)
“harvest salad” (4 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
109 Main St, Odessa, DE 19730-2005
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Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

Dinner with another couple was a very disappointing experience. Unless attractive colonial decor is all you want for a $100 per couple meal (with no desserts and no appetizers), do not choose Cantwell’s. Our friends voiced the same opinion — and we all agreed that...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PMAMiddletown_DE
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful historic home converted to a tavern/gastropub. The service was attentive and the food was very good with a variety of options. Definitely recommended if you find yourself in the area.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank nylabuyer
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Loved the look and stopped for Sunday brunch. Beautiful old building offering a great brunch. Very extensive beer menu with something for everyone. Nice bar area with tankard style beer mugs hanging up. I just love this place for beer and some pub food. Have...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Richard S
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Ate here for the first time. We met our two sons and wives here for dinner. The place is of course and old tavern, but is well maintained. The food was excellent as was the service. Prices are very good considering the quality of the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank VinMar_10
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Lovely historical home converted to a tabern/restaurant. Food very good, service great. Very quiet, relaxing atmosphere. We will return again to enjoy dinner.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Pat C
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Cantwell's Tavern has something for everyone -- families, romantic couples, and tourists alike. We sampled local classics like Maryland Crab soup and crabcakes, along with beautifully seasoned mussels in coconut milk and pan seared grouper. The wine list is extensive, and menu diverse. We saw...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank BotticelliDiva
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Our family party of seven had an excellent meal here, as usual. We regularly eat here for special occasions - or for a nice drink with friends - and the food is consistently good and the service is always friendly.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank paul-delaware
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Came for dinner with my parents. Ordered the cheese board, it is 10 times better then it used to be. My dad had the steak sandwich and my mom had the filet..both were fantastic. I ordered the big bac burger and it was the best...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank MandieKonopka
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner here with friends - the hamburger and fries were delicious and a bargain on dinner special. The crab cake sandwich was tasty but could have had a bit less bun and more crab cake. The atmosphere is fun even if a...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank mtheadjr
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Was there twice for lunch over the past 2 months on my way home from photography tripe to Bombay Hook NWR. Both times our meals were excellent. I had a salmon BLT one time and a crab cake sandwich the other. Both visits I had...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank dmfinpa
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Questions & Answers
October 21, 2018|
Response from Richard S | Reviewed this property |
I did not see a handicap ramp. The entrance has approx. 4 steps to a small landing in front of the main entrance.
June 17, 2017|
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Response from Kestrel97 | Reviewed this property |
We have seen families there with infants and young children. The staff is very accommodating.
Ellen M
November 16, 2016|
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Response from paul-delaware | Reviewed this property |
They can accommodate large groups because they have a variety of room sizes. I suspect their first floor is accessible. There are stairs in the front entrance but there may be other options to get in. We have always enjoyed... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 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: 109 Main St, Odessa, DE 19730-2005
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Odessa
  • Phone Number: 302-376-0600
  • E-mail
Just opened to the public on December 14, 2011. Located in the historic Hotel in the historical disrict encompassing The Historic Houses of Odessa. Holiday atmosphere is festive for the whole town.
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