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“Great romantic dinner”
Review of The Anchor

The Anchor
Ranked #2 of 27 Restaurants in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Manhattan
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great romantic dinner”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

The food was excellent. We sat right next to the fireplace. The clam chowder was very good. The steak was cooked to perfection.

Visited February 2013
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Connecticut
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent specials and atmosphere!”
Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

The title of the review says it all! My husband and I love going here ASAP when we get up to VT for a ski weekend. I love the atmosphere and the food. The salads are so yummy and the specials are always awesome, which I think is the mark of a great restaurant. Mmmm I'm hungry just thinking of it...

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Massachusetts
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Solid food, solid service”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

We stopped by the Anchor on a very busy Saturday night. The hostess took our name, gave a very accurate estimate of when we'd get seated, and best of all, checked back every few minutes to let us know we were still on schedule. Our server, Larry, was the best. He was friendly and attentive without being overbearing. Our food, prime rib for one of us and parmesan crusted tilapia for the other, was well-prepared and delicious. The clam chowder was tasty but a bit short on clams. We'll be back to Wilmington and back to the Anchor.

  • Visited January 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

For a Brit the service given by some restaurant staff in the US can be a bit over the top, but Larry was just great!
Is this a pub or a restaurant? You know what.. I don't care. my grown up family went in for a drink and a meal. Excellent.
Atmosphere super. Apparently the place burned down recently and was built back as it was. Good job.
If you go there do have the French Onion soup. I am no chef and couldn't say how it compares to the best, but this was great.
We went for the burgers, but there was more sophisticated food on the menu. Pretty much all of it seemed to be local.
That being said.. forget the American cheese, very bland. Go instead for the local Vermont Cheddar and forget the fact that, like pretty much everything there, it's got a name attached to it that's from England and just enjoy it.

  • Visited December 2012
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Elkton, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“perfect!”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

The Anchor came highly recommended by the owners and staff at The Nutmeg Inn.They promised we wouldn't be disappointed and we weren't. The food delicious and the staff was fantastic! There were 5 in our party. One is a chef and he said his prime rib was perfect and the rest of us had seafood. My scallops were amazing and everyone else keep commenting on how their meals were great too. My second time there and will go again when we make another trip to the Nutmeg Inn (which also was fantastic).

Visited January 2013
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