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800 N Market St, Wilmington, DE 19801-3011
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

There are lot's of candy stores but if you want the real deal, stop in here. The candy counter is an old-fashioned glass-front case with so many choices displayed: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, nuts, nougats, caramels, plus seasonal specialties. Just keep picking until the box is full.

Thank Coach B
Wilmington, Delaware
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Great place for a quick bite before you go to the Grand Opera House. It's a Chocolate shoppe (chocolates are made on the premises) and a Luncheonette. It is part of the charm of Wilmington that has been around since about 1890. You can eat there and walk to the "Grand" On your way in and way out you can't... More 

Thank Patrick M
newark, de
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

This store has been a family tradition for generations. In addition to great candy all through the year, it carries seasonal chocolates that children in the area ( and many adults ) have come to expect. They have special shapes for Easter, Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. They have coconut cream, vanilla cream and black walnut cream Easter eggs that... More 

1 Thank xiolung
Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Their chocolates are homemade and are all delicious! I always buy my Easter candy and Halloween candy from Govatos. Their sticky apples are the best ever, def get the ones with nuts! You wont' regret it!

1 Thank Lani S
Elkton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

The restaurant is incorporated with the candy store. The candy is the best anywhere. I always pick up a couple of boxes around the holidays or a special occasion. Govatos is a Wilmington, Delaware landmark.

Thank PaulJ94
Wilmington, Delaware
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57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

My review is mostly about the chocolate - OMG I couldn't survive without their dark chocolate covered pretzels once a month! NO ONE makes them better then Govatos. But the restaurant on Market does a nice diner-like breakfast too.

Thank SIngDelaware
Wilmington, Delaware
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79 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We have purchased candies for special ocassions from Govatos Candies at 8th and Market Sts. for as long as I can remember. The candies are homemade and you can really taste the difference. Try their caramel apples at Halloween...I guarantee that you WILL be back again next year.

1 Thank Sandy F
wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

If you're looking for homemade chocolates and seasonal items rather than something prepackaged, this is the place to go in New Castle County. Their caramel apples at Halloween are fantastic. Great variety of Easter candy.

1 Thank elisek111
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2008

a Wilmington landmark

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Open Hours
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 N Market St, Wilmington, DE 19801-3011
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: 302-652-4082

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