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Chelsea Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
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821 Market Street, Wilmington, DE (Between West 8th & West 9th)
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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Davie, Florida
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110 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Chelsea Tavern is directly across from the WIlmington Grand Opera House which makes it the perfect preconcert dining spot. The Beer List has over 300 beers and hard cider, wine, and mixed drinks are available. Pulled pork on homemade pretzel bread was delicious, as were the tricolor fries. Fish and Chips done perfectly. We were seated in the Wine... More 

Thank sallyw547
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Used the room downstairs Quiet quaint nice people and atmosphere Classy and professional Menu has a nice variety and prices were reasonable. Very clean and staff was helpful and nice.

Thank ray m
Denver, Colorado
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143 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome food, relaxed atmosphere. Try the Steak Fritas - and the Mojito with a local touch! Met a friend for dinner and we both agreed to return!

Thank ColoradoTraveler303
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45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I ate here before seeing a show at the Playhouse. We went with another couple that shared our same opinions. It was busy but our waitress never made it seem that way. She was attentive and always checking on us even though she was juggling many other tables. The beer menu is very impressive. There is a... More 

Thank krazykevy
Wilmington, Delaware
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Chelsea Tavern used to be my local spot, I actually lived in an apartment above it. I miss it very much since leaving Delaware for Virginia. The food was very good, as were the drinks and the servers were all friendly. The crowd was usually nice as well. It's a really good place!

Thank MichelleM3065
Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Really a bar that serves cheap grub, and you get what you pay for. One in our party ordered a pizza, and it looked horrible - grocery store frozen might be better. The fish in my fish and chips was okay, the chips a greasy, sorry mess. Beer was cold.

Thank James C
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Was in Wilmington DE for a wedding and walked to the Chelsea Tavern for drinks and dinner. They have the most incredible Brussel sprouts app I have ever eaten!! Got an additional order bc they were so good. Pretzel bites with beer cheese was also very very good. Everyone was so pleased with their good and drinks. Great ambiance, excellent... More 

Thank Kathryn B
Tampa, Florida
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42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

I read about the "Dirty Burger" and it reminded me of the Wishing Well scrapple and egg burger that used to be in South Philly so I hopped on the regional rail to go try it....I must first say that out of the over 100 burgers in my restaurant photo collection I've only had possibly 3 places with half decent... More 

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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, Contemporary, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Families with children
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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