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Chelsea Tavern

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$$$
American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary
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821 Market Street, Wilmington, DE (Between West 8th & West 9th)
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Athens Greece
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269 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place could be fun if they added more mood, better lighting, more creative dishes. Even valet parking might bring more people after dark. The beer selection is great. The food is not bad, but everybody had ordered something different yet all the fries were the same, a jambalaya of sweet and Idaho with onions. Not everybody likes all three... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ate here and were not pleased. I had the crispy buffalo chicken sandwich and the chicken was dry and chewy. The chicken was barely covered in buffalo sauce and tasted as if it was cooked the previous day and reheated. My husband had honey Chipotle wings and calamari. They were chewy and tasted reheated as well.... More 

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Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed a block away at the double tree and walked here. The tavern style ambience was okay, the waiter Bruce was super cool, and the food had its highs and lows. I have to rate 3 stars because my $26 filet was cooked well done ( ordered medium) but the trio fries, the Demi glaze, and the lime sour... More 

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Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Chelsea is popular with patrons who are going to the Grand Opera House, as it us directly across the street from the Grand. That being said, it is always crowded the night of a show. Reservations are a must, if you are seeing a show later. If you are a vegetarian such a s myself, prepare to be disappointed.... More 

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Baltimore
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110 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Decided to dine at Chelsea Tavern on a whim. Great place and great service. Food was very well prepared. We really liked the loaded Brussels sprouts. I know what your thinking, just give them a try. Great beer selection, we would definitely stop in again when we are in the area.

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Wilmington, DE
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

My wife had a Crab Cake special and I had Oven Roasted Organic Salmon. Both were nicely designed dinners but, when we started eating, it was TOO SALTY to eat. We had no choice but to at least eat enough to hold us for the evening at the theater; but, we were both "dosed" with salt, too much salt, on... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Ordered the sweet corn bisque and it was delicious! The wine and beer list was HUGE - many great options.

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Newark, Delaware
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We came for dinner because we were going to a show at The Grand. We had reservations two days in advance. The original table we were given was postage stamp size and next to a table of eight loud and celebrating people (next to as in two feet). After refusing the table we were given a booth. I ordered a... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

This is one of the few open places in desolate downtown Wilmington on a Sunday, and is directly across from the Grand Opera House. I made an Open Tables reservation for one with an hour’s notice for 90 minutes before my show, mentioning that I can’t sit on barstools. When I arrived they said they had the reservation but no... More 

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Long Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

This tavern is located directly across the street from the Grand Opera House. The drinks were a bit weak but the food was very good especially the special sauces. Eat before the show so you can take advantage of the Happy Hour Menu because prices go up after the show. Bartenders were cool hangout people but the drinks could have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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