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800 Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801-3011
+1 302-652-4082
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“great candy” (2 reviews)
“candy counter” (2 reviews)
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
800 Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801-3011
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Reviewed September 1, 2017

I am more familiar with Govatos's Talleyville location because I used to work there. Possibly one of my favorite jobs. I can attest to the fact that the buttercream are made with real ingredients. Almost all of the other "fine" candies use powdered ingredients. The...More

Thank Cathytraveling
Reviewed April 9, 2017

We bought some great candy here. It is so nice to see a place that has history. Most of the candy is made in their building. I did not realize that they had a restaurant here. The place is very old looking inside, but don't...More

Thank cruiser1979
Reviewed October 14, 2016

Gavatos is a great place to grab breakfast or lunch and some delicious chocolates and other candy before you leave. We arrived after the lunch serving was over, but our server was so nice and said it was no problem and took our order. The...More

1  Thank Sailorsgirl
Reviewed October 12, 2016

My family has gone to Govatos for years, especially for Easter candy. They have little $1 bags of candy, called "boo boo bags." They are the candies that didn't look cute enough to put in their usual boxes. They are delicious and I didn't see...More

Thank MichelleM3065
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...More

Thank Coach B
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...More

Thank Patrick M
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...More

1  Thank xiolung
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
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
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
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Breakfast, Lunch
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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
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  • Address: 800 Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801-3011
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 302-652-4082
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