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Chelsea Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary
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821 Market Street, Wilmington, DE (Between West 8th & West 9th)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just 2 blocks from the theatre at the Hotel Dupont...enjoyed a great pre theater lunch. House smoked pastrami and a trio of great fries...Smoked turkey breast panini sandwich with Caesar salad side was also very good. Great service and atmosphere...

Thank Bob G
Wilmington, Delaware
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128 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for an evening out for a drink and a bite to eat. Lucky enough to find a parking spot on Market Street eliminating the daunting side street walk. It is downtown Wilmington. Extensive food and beer menu. Service was prompt and courteous. Nacho's were top shelf and crab panini with side of Caesar salad very tasty. Worth a... More 

Thank skunkmutha
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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105 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first time at the Chelsea and it really is a perfect place for lunch. My food was fresh and delicious and the service was very good. The people with who I dined were equally pleased. The menu selections are varied and there was a special luncheon menu as well. The ambiance is lovely. It's quiet enough to... More 

Thank QuakerTruth
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017

The food was excellent and the service fantastic. We ate here twice over the weekend. For brunch the pork belly and hash was outstanding. Had the burger on the other trip and it was very good as well.

Thank Gavin L
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

Great service, great beer and wince selection, very convenient for dinner before (or after) performances at either of the two venues nearby, nice atmosphere, reasonable prices. Food is however fair to poor. Our most recent visit: Pretzel appetizer were microwaved from frozen (and one still partially frozen). Ahi tuna was an unevenly cut piece with a huge tendon right down... More 

Thank August D
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

We attended a wedding that weekend and came in for dinner and drinks...we were not disappointed! I have never enjoyed Brussel sprouts like theirs in my life! Must go and try.

Thank Kathryn B
Haddonfield, New Jersey
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153 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

I guess because it is located across the street from the opera house I expected more than just a bar. It's not. We ordered an app of cauliflower and pickles fried. Cauliflower was excellent! For my meal I ordered salmon with mac and cheese. The salmon was very salty, didn't care for the mac n cheese at all, the stems... More 

Thank pooknnook
Manville, New Jersey
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218 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Visited for lunch on a Saturday. We were seated right away and the staff were pleasant. The menu left a lot to be desired in terms of its options (and I felt was a little on the high side $15.50 for a ceaser salad) so I opted for a cheeseburger and fries, which was okay. Dessert options sounded good and... More 

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Davie, Florida
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111 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

Stopped in for a drink while killing some time waiting to meet my wife after she got off work, a few blocks away. Ordered an Irish Coffee. First the barmaid begins making it in an Irish Coffee clear glass mug, good. Then she has someone else get the coffee and proceeds to serve it in a regular red mug, like... More 

Thank QGJohn
Dublin, Ireland
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

Whilst on a recent business trip, Google pointed me in the direction of Chelsea Tavern. Was a fairly busy spot for 6pm on Tuesday evening. Staff were great. I had pizza (Italian Pie)..it was very good. All in all a good experience.

Thank Serial-Diner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 821 Market Street, Wilmington, DE
    (Between West 8th & West 9th)
  • Public Transportation: Chelsea Tavern is located at the heart of North Market Street 2 blocks from the Dart Bus Hub at Rodney Square & 8 blocks from the Wilmington Train Station.
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Wilmington
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